Migrating borders and moving times: Temporality and the crossing of borders in Europe

Migrating borders and moving times: Temporality and the crossing of borders in Europe


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Migrating borders and moving timesanalyses migrant border crossings in relation to their everyday experiences of time and connects these to wider social and political structures. Sometimes border crossing takes no more than a moment; sometimes hours; some crossers find themselves in the limbo of detention; for others, the crossing lasts a lifetime to be interrupted only by death. Borders not only define separate spaces, but different temporalities. This book provides both a single interpretative frame and a novel approach to border crossing: an analysis of the reconfiguration of memory, personal and group time that follows the migrants' renegotiation of cross-border space and recalibrations of temporality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526116420
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 04/01/2019
Series: Rethinking Borders
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Hastings Donnan is Director of the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen's University Belfast

Madeleine Hurd is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Södertörn University

Carolin Leutloff-Grandits is Lecturer at the Centre for South Eastern European History and Anthropology, University of Graz

Table of Contents

Introduction: Crossing borders, changing times

Madeleine Hurd, Hastings Donnan and Carolin Leutloff-Grandits

1. EU cross-border Passagenwerk - Olivier Thomas Kramsch

2. Shifting borders, displaced neighbours: Sarajevans and the negotiation of 'neighbourliness' in socialist apartment blocks after the war - Zaira Lofranco

3. Border crossings, shame and (re-)narrating the past in the Ukrainian-Romanian borderlands - Kathryn Cassidy

4. Travelling genealogies: tracing relatedness and diversity in the Albanian-Montenegrin borderland - Jelena Tosic

5. Living on borrowed time: borders, ticking clocks and timelessness among temporary labour migrants in Israel - Robin A. Harper and Hani Zubida

6. New pasts, presents and futures: time and space in family migrant networks between Kosovo and western Europe - Carolin Leutloff-Grandits

7. Silenced border crossings and gendered material flows in southern Albania - Natasa Gregoric Bon

8. Missing migrants: deaths at sea and unidentified bodies in Lesbos - Iosif Kovras and Simon Robins

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