Postcards from the Borderlands

?In Postcards from the Borderlands, historian and journalist David Mould rambles through a dozen countries in Asia, Southern Africa and Eastern Europe by car, bus, train, shared taxi and ferry, exploring what borders mean to their peoples.

Postcards from the Borderlands

Postcards from the Borderlands

Exploring the meaning of borders in our world.?What are borders? Are they simply political and geographical, marked by posts, walls and fences, or should we think of them more broadly? Consider the borders within countries, marked by race, ethnicity, or caste. Borders may be physical and economic, and even perceptual-the borders of our minds. ?In Postcards from the Borderlands, historian and journalist David Mould rambles through a dozen countries in Asia, Southern Africa and Eastern Europe by car, bus, train, shared taxi and ferry, exploring what borders mean to their peoples.?Mould finds topics of interest even in the most ordinary places-an airport departure lounge, a food court, a roadside restaurant, a government office. Every road trip offers a moving window display of landscape features, crops, livestock, houses, churches, temples, mosques, schools, factories, military bases, vehicles. He notes what people are selling on the roadside and the markets, the restaurant menu, the indecipherable instructions for the TV remote in his hotel room. What people wear. What they eat. How they talk to each other. The questions they ask him. The questions he asks them. Away from the tourist hotspots, he finds that it is often the commonplace that is most fascinating and revealing of culture.

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Postcards from the Borderlands
Language: en
Pages: 318
Authors: David H. Mould
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-13 - Publisher: Open Books Publishing (UK)

Exploring the meaning of borders in our world.?What are borders? Are they simply political and geographical, marked by posts, walls and fences, or should we think of them more broadly? Consider the borders within countries, marked by race, ethnicity, or caste. Borders may be physical and economic, and even perceptual-the
Postcards from the Sonora Border
Language: en
Pages: 271
Authors: Daniel D. Arreola
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-21 - Publisher: University of Arizona Press

"Postcards from the Sonora Border: Visualizing Place through a Popular Lens, 1900s-1950s examines the urban landscapes of Mexican border cities through picture postcards. This volume aims to capture the evolution of Sonora border towns over time, and create a sense of visual "time travel" for the reader by relying on
Postcards from the Río Bravo Border
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Daniel D. Arreola
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-01 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

Between 1900 and the late 1950s, Mexican border towns came of age both as tourist destinations and as emerging cities. Commercial photographers produced thousands of images of their streets, plazas, historic architecture, and tourist attractions, which were reproduced as photo postcards. Daniel Arreola has amassed one of the largest collections
Divided Village: The Cold War in the German Borderlands
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Jason B. Johnson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-18 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Daniel D. Arreola
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
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Postcards from the Baja California Border uses popular historical imagery--the vintage postcard--to tell a compelling, visually enriched geographical story about the border towns of Baja California.

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