Walled States, Waning Sovereignty


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Walled States, Waning Sovereignty

by Wendy Brown (Author)



ISBN: 9781935408086


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Why do nation-states wall themselves off despite widespread proclamations of global connectedness?

But if today's walls fail to resolve the conflicts between globalization and national identity, they nonetheless project a stark image of sovereign power. Walls, Brown argues, address human desires for containment and protection in a world increasingly without these provisions. Walls respond to the wish for horizons even as horizons are vanquished.


ISBN 1935408089
ISBN13 9781935408086
Publisher Zone Books
Format Hardback
Publication date 08/10/2010
Pages 168
Weight (grammes) 402
Published in United States
Height (mm) 236
Width (mm) 161