Tag: nation-state

Lilly Irani on her book, Chasing Innovation

| , May 15th, 2019

https://press.princeton.edu/titles/13362.html Lilly Irani, in conversation with Christopher Kelty (Note: Interview was transcribed, unlike many other interviews on this site which are conducted by e…

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Ling-I Chu and Jinn-Yuh Hsu: Cold War islands and the rebordering of the nation/state: Kinma in the Taiwan Strait

Focaal Web Editor , June 18th, 2018

Across the globe, the Cold War abruptly delineated new borders and defined friends and enemies. Yet, there are few regions in which this was as pronounced as in…


Antonio De Lauri: Times of walls: The politics of fencing in the contemporary world

Focaal Web Editor , March 10th, 2017

In his well-known poem “Mending Wall” (1914), Robert Frost effectively depicted the act of walling: Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling…


Zomia 2.0: Political #remoteness and neoliberal connectivity in two casino towns in Myanmar and Laos

Alessandro Rippa , November 15th, 2016

The forested hills where Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and China meet are commonly known as the Golden Triangle, the world’s second largest opium-producing area. A common narrative when it…


Review of Bourdieu’s (2014) On the State

John Postill , July 6th, 2016

Review of Bourdieu, P. (2014). On the State: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1989-1992. P. Champagne, R. Lenoir, F. Poupeau, & M. C. Rivière (Eds.). London: Polity….