‘space of place’ to ‘space of flows’

“Territorial borders both shape and are shaped by what they contain, and what crosses or is prevented from crossing them. The “container” and the “contents” are mutually formative. Ultimately, the significance of borders derives from the importance of territoriality as an organizing principle of political and social life. The functions and meaning of borders have always been inherently ambiguous and contradictory; and these characteristic seem to take on a new salience with claims about emerging “border less worlds” and the “space of place” giving way to the “space of flows”.”

(Anderson & O’Dowd:1999:594)


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