BORDER PRACTICES AND SPEED

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Understanding borders from different perspectives has been important to ethnological research since the beginning of the twentieth century. This article will revisit early discussions on borders as well as the more elaborated ethnological border studies of the end of the twentieth century. As some principal themes of these ethnological border studies are brought forward, the article demonstrates how a focus on speed informs contemporary border studies with insights regarding borders and border zones. The illegal liquor trade in the Baltic Sea during the 1920s will serve as the case being discussed, thus establishing analytical distance to contemporary European border processes.

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smuggling, inertia, speed, practice

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Nilsson, F., (2014) “BORDER PRACTICES AND SPEED”, Ethnologia Europaea 44(2), p.76-93. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.1128

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  • This article was previously published by Museum Tusculanum Press.

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Fredrik Nilsson (Lund University)

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