Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-8 of 8 items for:

Human Geography x World History x clear all

Refine by type

Refine by product

 

Border crossers and border crossings

in Borders

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Human Geography. 5177 words.

Some borders are easy to cross; others are extremely difficult. In some borderlands diversity is celebrated and welcomed; in others, people crossing borders are met with tension and...

Go to Very Short Introductions »  abstract

Borders

Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen.

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: World History; Human Geography. 152 pages.

Borders: A Very Short Introduction challenges the perception of borders as passive lines on a map, revealing them instead to be integral forces in the economic, social, political, and...

Go to Very Short Introductions »  abstract

Borders and territory in the ancient world

in Borders

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Human Geography. 5315 words.

The modern political map we see and its underlying territorial assumptions are relatively recent developments. Before the modern era, borders were vague. Premodern societies conceived of...

Go to Very Short Introductions »  abstract

Cross-border institutions and systems

in Borders

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Human Geography. 5655 words.

Cross-border institutions and systems are more important now than they have ever been. There are a number of issues that aren't subject to border controls: the environment, public health,...

Go to Very Short Introductions »  abstract

Epilogue: A very bordered future

in Borders

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Human Geography. 912 words.

The Epilogue summarizes the process of ‘bordering’ and its influence on our daily lives on both a local and global scale and emphasizes why we need to study borders. As borders are variable...

Go to Very Short Introductions »  abstract

The modern state system

Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen.

in Borders

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Human Geography. 5726 words.

In the ancient world, borders were not clearly defined. However, the variable and flexible approaches to borders gradually gave way to a more standardized and rigid notion of territory and...

Go to Very Short Introductions »  abstract

The practice of bordering

in Borders

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Human Geography. 6324 words.

Borders are important to the process of territorialization. They symbolically perpetuate meaning and physically shape the mobilities of people. ‘The practice of bordering’ considers...

Go to Very Short Introductions »  abstract

A very bordered world

in Borders

September 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Human Geography. 4936 words.

We hear constantly of controversies concerning the political, cultural, and economic borders of the world. Borders are central features in current international disputes relating to...

Go to Very Short Introductions »  abstract