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Migrating Borders and Moving Times analyses migrant border crossings in relation to their everyday experiences of time, and connects these to wider social and political structures. Sometimes border crossing takes no more than a moment; sometimes hours; some crossers find themselves in the limbo of detention; for others, the crossing lasts a lifetime to be interrupted only by death. Borders not only define separate spaces, but different temporalities. This book provides both a single interpretative frame and a novel approach to border crossing: an analysis of the reconfiguration of memory, personal and group time that follows the migrants' renegotiation of cross-border space and recalibrations of temporality. Using original field data from Israel and northern and south-eastern Europe, the contributors argue that new insights are generated by approaching border crossing as a process with diverse temporalities whose relationship to space has always to be empirically determined.

Table of Contents

  1. Front matter
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  1. Half Title, Series Info, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of figures and tables
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of contributors
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Series foreword
  2. p. xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction: crossing borders, changing times
  2. Madeleine Hurd, Hastings Donnan, Carolin Leutloff-Grandits
  3. pp. 1-24
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  1. 1. EU cross-border Passagenwerk
  2. Olivier Thomas Kramsch
  3. pp. 25-41
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  1. 2. Negotiating ‘neighbourliness’ in Sarajevo apartment blocks
  2. Zaira Lofranco
  3. pp. 42-57
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  1. 3. Border crossings, shame and (re-)narrating the past in the Ukrainian–Romanian borderlands
  2. Kathryn Cassidy
  3. pp. 58-79
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  1. 4. Travelling genealogies: tracing relatedness and diversity in the Albanian–Montenegrin borderland
  2. Jelena Tošić
  3. pp. 80-101
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  1. 5. Living on borrowed time: borders, ticking clocks and timelessness among temporary labour migrants in Israel
  2. Robin A. Harper, Hani Zubida
  3. pp. 102-120
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  1. 6. New pasts, presents and futures: time and space in family migrant networks between Kosovo and western Europe
  2. Carolin Leutloff-Grandits
  3. pp. 121-139
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  1. 7. Silenced border crossings and gendered material flows in southern Albania
  2. Nataša Gregorič Bon
  3. pp. 140-156
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  1. 8. Missing migrants: deaths at sea and unidentified bodies in Lesbos
  2. Iosif Kovras, Simon Robins
  3. pp. 157-175
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 176-186
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