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Bordering Things

Objects and Subjugated Struggle at the Border


From: Borders, Culture, and Globalization


In this chapter the authors outline the centrality of objects, or physical things, at the border as instrumental and pivotal in struggles to formulate and assert legitimacy and to claim asylum, as well as in border interactions more generally.



Anelynda Mielke and Nadya Pohran

Anelynda Mielke-Gupta is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Carleton University. Her ethnographic fieldwork focused on slum activism around water and sanitation in Mumbai, India. Using her training in ethnography, Anelynda founded and currently runs a venture called Boomerang at RBC Ventures, which is focused on creating meaningful social connections among ageing Canadians through the sharing of useful skills.