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p. 825. Border crossers and border crossingslocked

  • Alexander C. Diener
  •  and Joshua Hagen

Abstract

Some borders are easy to cross; others are extremely difficult. In some borderlands diversity is celebrated and welcomed; in others, people crossing borders are met with tension and antagonism. ‘Border crossers and border crossings’ looks at issues relating to refugees, transborder identities and communities, migration, terrorism, and communities without territory. While the negative aspects of border crossings generate headlines, the majority of border crossings are positive in nature, for reasons such as tourism or business. Catering to tourist desires and expectations has required adaptations that sometimes challenge the authenticity of local cultures. Does the growth of tourism suggest an increasingly trans-state future?

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