Between Frontiers: Nation and Identity in a Southeast Asian Borderland
A staple of post-war academic writing, "nationalism" is a contentious and often unanalyzed abstraction that has come to be treated as something "imagined", "fashioned", and "disseminated". Between Frontiers restores the nation to the social field from which it has been abstracted by looking at how the emergence of national spaces shapes the existence of people living in border zones, where they live between nations.
"Ishikawa has a deep and long-term knowledge of his subject. The mixture of historical, anthropological, and sociological approaches is inspiring, and he mixes these genres skillfully. A detailed and impressive thick description permeates the book from the first page to the last, but it is also theoretically sophisticated. This combination sets it apart from quite a few other studies that accomplish one or the other but not both." - Eric Tagliacozzo
"A magnificent, trail-blazing book..." - Marshall Poe
Noboru Ishikawa is Associate Professor with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Kyoto University. The Japanese version of this book won the 2008 Kashiyama Junzo Award for social sciences in Asia.
Publication Year: 2010
288 pages, 229mm x 152mm
ISBN: 978-9971-69-355-8, Paperback