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Borders in East and West: Transnational and Comparative Perspectives

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Borders in East and West

Transnational and Comparative Perspectives

Edited by Stefan Berger and Nobuya Hashimoto

400 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-623-8 $145.00/£107.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (September 2022)

eISBN 978-1-80073-624-5 eBook Not Yet Published


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How we define border studies is transforming from focussing on “a line in the sand” to the more complex notions of how constituting a border is practiced, sustained and modified. In the expansion of borders studies, the areas explored across Europe and Asia have been numerous, but the specific themes that arise through comparative case studies are novel when approach Europe and Asian borderlands. Comparing the border experiences in East Asia and Europe in a number of thematic clusters ranging from economics, tourism, and food production to ethnicity, migration and conquest, Borders in East and West aims to decenter border studies from its current focus on the Americas and Europe.

Stefan Berger is Professor of Social History and director of the Institute for social movements at Ruhr Universitaet Bochum in Germany. He is also Executive Chair of the Foundation History of the Ruhr, and an  Honorary Professor at Cardiff University. Before 2011 he Held Various Positions at British Universities, including Professor of Modern German and Comparative European History at the University of Manchester and Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Glamorgan. Among his Books are The Past as History: National Identity and Historical Consciousness in Modern Europe (2015) and Friendly Enemies: Britain and the GDR, 1949 – 1989 (2010).

Nobuya Hashimoto is Professor of Russian and Baltic History at Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan. His fields of interests are socio-cultural history of education in Russian Empire, Baltic area studies, and history and memory politics in Russia and Central and East European countries. He is the author of Memory Politics: History Conflicts in Europe (2016, in Japanese), ‘Maneuvering Memories of Dictatorship and Conflicts: The Baltic States, Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia’, in: Paul Corner and Jie-Hyun Lim (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Mass Dictatorship, (2016) and others. He edited many books in the fields of comparative social history of education and of the memory and history politics.

Subject: History: 20th Century to Present History: 18th/19th Century Colonial History
Area: Europe Asia-Pacific


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