Correa-Cabrera, Guadalupe; Clark, Jennifer Bryson
The phenomena of migration and trafficking in persons are inextricably linked in Mexico. Restrictive
border policies and inadequate anti-trafficking legislation increase the vulnerability of migrants to exploitation
and trafficking. Migrant women constitute a highly vulnerable group facing increasing risks of not only
trafficking, but of re-victimization. The Southern Border Plan (Plan Frontera Sur), implemented by the
Government of Mexico in July 2014, has increased the vulnerability to trafficking of migrants, and in particular
of women. The Plan has resulted in a sharp increase in deportations from Mexico. Migrants and smugglers have
been pushed to find new and more dangerous routes to evade the new checkpoints and...
Montoya, T. Mark
This article is theoretical in focus, contrasting a legalized citizenship of membership (the citizenship
regime) with an alternative-citizenship of belonging (“borderdom”). The article will discuss the broader issues of
cultural politics, which I argue transcend both the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and the citizenship regime. As such,
we should confront and cross borders, as we seek to deconstruct them through the creative means that seek to
redefine place and space against oppressive contexts, as a new discourse – a “borderdom” – is itself a utilized
and evolving new culture. Beyond the citizenship regime, the article will examine cultural politics in the U.S.-
Mexico borderlands and the people who...
Boruah, Uddipta Ranjan
This article examines Turkey’s border security after the outbreak of the Syrian civil war from the
viewpoint of the concept of the insulator state. First, it aims to explore Turkey’s border security policies with
regard to the Syrian civil war. Turkey’s attempts to overcome and solve the difficulties rooted of Syrian civil war
have been vital to its own border security in recent years. Second purpose is to rethink the concept of the
insulator state. This article attempts to sophisticate the concept of the insulator state, and applies it to the case of
Turkey. In conclusion, this paper clarifies the change in the meaning of...
This paper shall examine the process of borderization that has been proclaimed as occurring along the
Georgian-South Ossetian boundary. This boundary is one that remains largely unrecognized, as the claims of the
Georgian state to sovereignty over South Ossetia are accepted by the majority of the international community.
The crucial exception to this is Russia, under whose aegis this process of borderization is occurring. The result is
the creation of a physical barrier around the territory of South Ossetia, one that seeks to materialize what was
previously an administrative fiction on the ground, halting the movement of people and goods across this border
and dividing people...
The paper focuses on the Russia-U.S. cross-border area that lies in the Bering Sea region. Employing
the concept of geographical proximity, I argue that the U.S.-Russian proximity works in a limited number of
cases and for relatively few kinds of actors, such as companies supplying Chukotka with American goods, border
guards conducting rescue operations, organizers of environmental projects and cruise tours, and aboriginal
communities. The impressive territorial proximity between Asia and North America induces ambitious and
sometimes widely advertised official and public desires of conquering the spatial divide, promoted by extreme
travellers and planners of transcontinental tunnel or bridge projects. At the same time, cooperation is...
岩下, 明裕; 平山, 陽洋; 福田, 宏
This paper describes recent economic and social changes in Central Asian neighbourhood communities known as mahallas, using data from a town in the Ferghana Valley. First, the paper examines how the increasing costs of life-cycle rituals are damaging the harmony of mahallas. Since 2007, more and more hosts have begun to outsource the provision of food and services for these rituals, using money acquired mostly through emigrant labour. This in turn lessens mahallas’ mutual aid practices, and reveals emerging economic disparities between neighbours. Secondly, the paper argues that emigration has had transformative effects on the lifestyles of Muslim women in...