Inter-area/Border Crossing

Organized Panel Session

103 - Border Practices and the Making of Transnationals

7/7/2018
10:20 AM - 11:50 AM
Location: Silveroak II, Ground Floor

This panel seeks to locate the idea and practices of borders and borderlanders in the changing semiotics of the border discourse. While physical borders in the often intractable, fuzzy and vast borderland spaces of India's northeast slip, slide and get reconfigured with the movement and flows of people and goods, the metaphor of borderlands and border crossing is attended by the longue duree of border histories and the ontology of living between spaces. Seminal to the presentations in this panel will be the everyday lives of people who migrate, settle and cross over into new borders, shifting the idea of territory and home, even as identities of these borderlanders get redesignated and redefined along the grids of community, tribe, and gender, most importantly. Of key concern is also the how borders themselves spawn social and cultural constructs around them and participate in the making of transnationals whose entries and exits follow the contentious histories and memories that surround these spaces. The energy and action that is played out in these borderland spaces is another dimension that this panel will pick up to suggest how the notion of borders has changed and why the politics of place may often be directed from these inter-areas and cross-border territories. That borders of the mind and the psycho-sociology of inhabiting liminal spaces also shape the rhetoric of place and people within the nation is an aspect that will come up for close analysis in this anthropology of frontier/borderlanders.

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Rakhee Kalita Moral

Cotton University, India

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Malavika Kasturi

University of Toronto, Canada

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Swargajyoti Gohain

Ashoka University, India

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Pradip Phanjoubam

Imphal Free Press, India

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Pum khan Pau

Vishwa Bharati University, India

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Rakhee Kalita Moral

Cotton University, India

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Malavika Kasturi

University of Toronto, Canada

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