The Borders Within: Mobility and Enclosure in the Riau Islands
This article was originally published as: Ford, MT & Lyons, LT, The Borders Within: Mobility and Enclosure in the Riau Islands, Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 2006, 47(2), 257-271. Copyright 2006 Blackwell Publishing. Journal information is available here .
The border studies literature makes a strong case against claims for unfettered transnationalism and ‘borderlessness’ in our ‘globalizing world’. However, its focus on movement across borders means that it fails to address bordering practices that occur within the nation state as a result of transnational activity. In this paper we extend Cunningham and Heyman’s concepts ‘enclosure’ and ‘mobility’ to confront the different layers of bordering (both physical and non-physical) that have occurred in Indonesia’s Riau Islands since they became part of the Indonesia-Malaysia-Singapore Growth Triangle (IMS-GT).
M. T. Ford and L. T. Lyons. "The Borders Within: Mobility and Enclosure in the Riau Islands" Faculty of Arts - Papers (2006).
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