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Border images, border narratives: The political aesthetics of boundaries and crossings

Johan Schimanski and Jopi Nyman


This interdisciplinary volume explores the role of images and representation in different borderscapes. It provides fresh insight into the ways in which borders, borderscapes and migration are imagined and narrated by offering new ways to approach the political aesthetics of the border. The case studies in the volume contribute to the methodological renewal of border studies and present ways of discussing cultural representations of borders and related processes. The case studies address the role of borders in narrative and images in literary texts, political and popular imagery, surveillance ... More

Keywords: borders, borderscape, border aesthetics, borderlands, border-crossing, migration, narrative, image, border studies, interdisciplinarity, politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781526146267
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7765/9781526146274


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Johan Schimanski, editor
University of Oslo

Jopi Nyman, editor
University of Eastern Finland

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Introduction: images and narratives on the border

Jopi Nyman and Johan Schimanski

Part I The border (forms)

1 Phenomenology of the liminal

Wolfgang Müller-Funk

Part II Living with the border (zones)

Part III Crossing the border (migrations)

End Matter