Tag Archives: borders

Japan summons China envoy over disputed isles

Japan has summoned the Chinese ambassador in protest over a flotilla of Chinese government ships that entered territorial waters near a disputed island chain. Japan’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday it had called in the envoy after eight Chinese vessels entered waters near the Senkaku islands, which China calls Diaoyu, the most in a single […]

Serbia-Kosovo talks end without accord

Leaders from Serbia and Kosovo have failed to come to agreement on the status of Serb-dominated northern Kosovo in talks held in Brussels. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who had been mediating in the talks, said in a statement that the gap between the two sides was “very narrow, but deep.” She said the 12-hour […]

Stef Jansen: People and things in the ethnography of borders: materialising the division of Sarajevo

This article addresses the contrasting pull of two tendencies in anthropology: (a) calls to redress the purification of human from non-human actants and (b) calls to denaturalise notions of borders as things, foregrounding borderwork. The resulting dilemma – do we treat people and things as equivalent actants on a ‘flat’ plane or not?– is explored […]