Journal article

"Where is the border?" Villagers, environmental consultants and the 'work' of the Thai-Burma border

Vanessa Lamb

POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

This article examines how Thai-Burma border residents are enrolled and engaged in remaking the political border through their knowledge practices and performances, or their own "borderwork". Border residents do not perform this work alone, but in connection with other actors including environmental consultants. In order to highlight this co-production of the political border, I bring together border studies scholarship that see borders as process and performance with work in science studies that has highlighted the way that knowledge and order are co-produced. The importance of this approach is that it facilitates an understanding of the multifaceted and contradictory work to remake the bord..

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