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Border Porosities – Movements of People, Objects, and Ideas in the Southern Balkans - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Border Porosities: Movements of People, Objects, and Ideas in the Southern Balkans

Rozita Dimova


This book is a theoretical and ethnographic study of the shifting border between the Republic of North Macedonia and Greece. The central argument is that political borders between states not only restrict or regulate the movement of people and things but are also always porous and permeable, exceeding state governmentality. To support this argument the book draws on scholarship from geology that describes and classifies different kinds of rock porosity. Just as seemingly solid rock is often laden with pores that allow the passage of liquids and gases, so too are ostensibly impenetrable borders ... More

Keywords: border porosities, North Macedonia, Greece, borders, railways, beauty tourism, child refugees, transnational mining corporations, urban renewal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781526140630
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7765/9781526140647


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rozita Dimova, author