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# 2(19) 2015: "In-Culture Borders and In-Borders Life"

Invited Editor

pict Vladimir KAGANSKY
Russia, Moskow. Department of physical geography and natural resources, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, research associate

Only when bordered and due to borders a thing is what it is.
G. W. H. Hegel

A cultural entity does not have inner space –
it exists only over borders, which transect it anytime and everywhere...
M. M. Bachtin

Any pattern of culture is divided in many ways,
but the main border divides it into inner and outer space.
Yu. M. Lotman

It is hard to find a branch of humanities which does not deal with issues of borders – inner and outer borders; cultural studies are engaged in a constant process of defining and redefining the borders of their research fields. Questions of borders can be found in: the boundaries of a city, ethnic and cultural communities, civilizations, landscapes, division of institutional systems, the currently popular themes of marginality and identity; and finally the so-called border studies... But the phenomenon of borders constantly slips out of the spotlight, escapes reflection; border-cultural studies in a broad sense (including, of course,the study of cultural landscapes) are changed and replaced by that which is connected with, and caused by, borders.
This volume is devoted to the cultural phenomenology of borders in the broadest sense: the systems and situations which are created by borders, and which create borders themselves.. The research situation is ambiguous, this can be seen just by looking at the contradictory epigraphs of this journal (the list of which would be easy to multiply). The goal of this issue is to make a collection of anthropological, cultural, interdisciplinary views on the problem of borders, either theoretical or applied to concrete facts.

We offer the participants several topics to discuss:

  • nitial representation of a border/ border situation. Intuition of a border.
  • When it is sensible to discuss borders? Space as a place for, and a presupposition of, borders.
  • The border as semiotic construction and "cultural body": dialectics and complementarity.
  • The cultural and landscape diversity of borders. Borders as the expression, and constraint, of diversity.
  • Delimitation and limitation by borders. The symmetry of borders.
  • The basic forms of borders. Borders which provide contact, and borders which isolate. Positive and negative borders.
  • The border as a type, and as an element, of the landscape . The fundamental distinction of border and periphery. Contacts across the border and through the periphery.
  • Systems based on borders. Limitrophic cultures and subcultures.
  • The contact and border crossing. A center as a border. A border as a center. The duality of border-center interdependence.
  • The border as a fundamental component of a culture. The specificity of cultural borders.
  • The border as a position (cultural, semiotic, methodological).
  • Border, dialogue, communication, translation. Culture as a translation of untranslatable (Yu. M. Lotman).
  • Borders and frames in science, methodology, culture.
  • The border and reflection. The specificity of the reflection of borders.
  • The acuteness of the border as a sign of cultural, methodological and semiotic phenomena.
  • The border as a value, sign, symbol, myth, cultural resource. The production of borders.
  • Borders and identity. Identities based on experiencing and symbolizing borders.
  • Borders and marginality. People of the border: marginals, , outsiders, "extra people".
  • Cross-cultural borders.
  • The culturally-marked border.


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