33. A Sense of Border

  1. Thomas M. Wilson2 and
  2. Hastings Donnan3
  1. Sarah Green

Published Online: 5 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255223.ch33

Companion to Border Studies, A

Companion to Border Studies, A

How to Cite

Green, S. (2012) A Sense of Border, in Companion to Border Studies, A (eds T. M. Wilson and H. Donnan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255223.ch33

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA

  2. 3

    Queen's University Belfast, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 DEC 2012
  2. Published Print: 22 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198936

Online ISBN: 9781118255223



  • the sense of border;
  • dynamic, nondynamic bordering practices;
  • borders and change, an inherent characteristic;
  • borders, location of stories held, on historical change;
  • border configurations and dynamics, commonplace;
  • border dynamics, as events changing borders;
  • classificatory, of the border, nationalist logic with Westphalian;
  • border ontologies, epistemological entities, and ontological;
  • borders, as indexical, Del Sarto's buffer zones, Roitman's frontier;
  • borders, when imagined as nonindexical, as sources of realities


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Dynamic and Nondynamic Bordering Practices

  • Histories of the Classificatory Logic of Borderness

  • Border Ontologies

  • Multiplicity and Chaos

  • Post-Westphalian Borderness

  • Tidemarks, Indexicality and Relational Locations

  • References