Deterritorialised Identity and Transborder Movement in South Asia

Editors: Uddin, Nasir, Chowdhory, Nasreen (Eds.)

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  • Contributes in a major way to migration and refugee studies in South Asia
  • Conceptualizes borderlands as fluid and dynamic spaces
  • Discusses issues ranging from trading, forced migration, terrorism, encampments, and resettlement across South Asia
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This volume is about migration across South Asia and the complex negotiation of borders by people and the states in the process. A border is understood as a form of demarcation, but it also opens up the flow of people, goods, and ideas of legality and illegality. Borders are dynamic and dyadic in the interface of state and non-state actors involved in border operations. Consequently, transborder movement becomes a complex web involving concerns of security, trade, militancy, and questions of citizenship, along with discourses of ghettoisation, belonging and otherness. Since the mid-20th century, the South Asian region has witnessed growing social and political instability and breakdown of regional cooperation. In this context, the volume casts a wide, interdisciplinary lens across South Asia and discusses economic migration as well as forced migration due to persecution and natural disasters. It looks at how understandings of ‘territoriality’ and ‘border’ become blurred due to increasing transborder migration in the region: how states in South Asia address transborder movements at both policy level and on the ground; and how borderlands become spaces for illegal trade and informal economy in South Asia and for negotiations between states and refugees on identity and citizenship.

This highly topical volume is for a wide group of scholars and students interested in South Asia, ranging from sociology, anthropology, political science, history, to interdisciplinary fields like migration studies, peace and conflict studies, and development studies.   

About the authors

Nasir Uddin is a Cultural Anthropologist and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.   

Nasreen Chowdhory is a Political Scientist and an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Delhi, India.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • The State, Transborder Movements, and Deterritorialised Identity in South Asia

    Uddin, Nasir

    Pages 1-16

  • Borders, Citizenship and the Subaltern in South Asia

    Canefe, Nergis

    Pages 19-36

  • Citizenship and Membership: Placing Refugees in India

    Chowdhory, Nasreen

    Pages 37-54

  • Culture of Migration: State-Society Relations and Transborder Mobility in Northern Sri Lanka

    Gerharz, Eva

    Pages 55-70

  • The State, Vulnerability, and Transborder Movements: The Rohingya People in Myanmar and Bangladesh

    Uddin, Nasir

    Pages 73-90

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-2777-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Deterritorialised Identity and Transborder Movement in South Asia
Editors
  • Nasir Uddin
  • Nasreen Chowdhory
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-2778-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-2778-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-2777-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 228
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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