Borders and Debordering: Topologies, Praxes, Hospitableness (Hardback)Tomaz Grusovnik (editor), Lenart Skof (editor), Mary Watkins (author of contributions), Eduardo Mendieta (author of contributions,editor), Victor Forte (author of contributions), Edward S. Casey (author of contributions), Helena Motoh (author of contributions), Mary Leonard (author of contributions), Reingard Spannring (author of contributions)
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Publisher: Lexington Books
Number of pages: 242
Weight: 467 g
Dimensions: 231 x 161 x 19 mm
This stunning collection of essays reflects on the philosophical, political, ethical, and practical status of borders, and not only reminds us that borders are contingent, historically shifting constructs, but also challenges us to rethink borders in ways that are less lethal and more life affirming. Spanning disciplines and nations, this timely volume is itself a border-crossing that opens up new approaches to the question of national and, perhaps more importantly, conceptual borders. -- Kelly Oliver, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University
In an age where borders have emerged once again as the central excuse to separate us from others, it is vital to think again what these divisions entail. This collection does not simply unmask our border's political, social, and geographical function, but also demands we take a stance against them. Although this stance is interpreted differently by each contributor, they all request to take seriously into consideration its existential implications-in other words, how borders are meant to annihilate us. This annihilation, as the editors point out in the introduction, does not only refer to physical, epistemological, and spiritual borders, but also existential ones which are the first that request our attention. An attention this book provides from an interdisciplinary, hermeneutical, and transnational perspective. -- Santiago Zabala, ICREA, University of Barcelona, ICREA Research Professor of Philosophy at the Pompeu Fabra University
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