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Border Crossings Network Since 2003

In light of the latest developments with regard to the spread of the Covid-19, the restrictions imposed by national governments, universities and regional and local authorities, the coordinating team of the Border Crossings Network has decided to cancel the 2020 International Student Conference and the 2020 Konitsa Summer School. Our primary concern is the safety of all participants in the BCN activities. We remain committed to our goals and look forward to organizing the 2021 events.

The BCN Coordinating Committee

Ethnographic Research in Border Areas

Ethnographic Research in Border Areas

It has become common knowledge, when we talk about borders, to assert, firstly, that we live in a borderless and de-territorialized world where the significance of geopolitical borders has changed through the processes of globalization, the formation of supranational organizations, regional integration, and the power of cyberspace (the advancement and spread of information technology), and secondly, that borders have become more permeable via the constant movement of people, capital, goods and information. Some recurrent depictions of the above mentioned two views are the metaphorical depictions of borders as a membrane or a bridge. This represents a vision of the world that has been shaped by a capitalist, neo-liberal perspective according to which the permeability of borders is a current project that is desired and actively promoted.

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The Multiple Borders of a Changing World (Edited Volume in Greek)

The visible frontiers may be permeable, but new mechanisms and techniques of symbolic boundaries are created on the basis of which new classifications and hierarchies arise, accompanied by new restrictions and exclusions that are more effective than fences or walls...

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