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Culture, Globalization, and Canada’s Borders


From: Borders, Culture, and Globalization


In the introduction, the editors of the volume outline and discuss the essays that follow. The first group of essays deals with "border culture" and the second with borders and cultures in motion. The third group of essays focuses on Indigenous borders, which are also contested, in motion, and the legacy of colonial power relationships.



Victor Konrad and Melissa Kelly

Victor Konrad teaches Geography at Carleton University, in Ottawa. Recently, Professor Konrad was Visiting Professor at Eastern China Normal and Yunnan Normal Universities in Shanghai and Kunming; Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands; and the Karelian Institute of the University of Eastern Finland. In 2009, he was visiting fellow at the Border Policy Research Institute, Western Washington University. From 1990 to 2001, he established the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program and the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States. During the 1970s and the 1980s, he was a professor of geography and anthropology at the University of Maine and Director of the Canadian-American Center. Professor Konrad is author and editor of more than a hundred books, articles, and book chapters in cultural geography, border studies, and Canadian studies. The most recent book, North American Borders in Comparative Perspective, was co-edited with Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera and published by the University of Arizona Press. Dr. Konrad is past president of both the Association of Borderlands Studies and the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, and recipient of the Donner Medal. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Borderlands Studies and the Borders in Globalization Review. Victor Konrad is the culture lead for the Borders in Globalization Project.