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Environmental and Urban Studies
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Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.
Borders are proliferating throughout the world today; dividing the core from the periphery, racially excluding vulnerable peoples, and facilitating the exploitation of labor. But, it has not always been like this. Borders were once limited only to a small scattering of city states, and even these borders looked little like those of today in terms of their enforcement or function. Where do borders come from? What do they do? What social forces produce and alter them? What is the history of the US border? What is the border beyond the wall? This project seeks to answer those questions and provide an analysis towards the abolition of the border and the self-emancipation of the international working-class.
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Rainey-Slavick, Cole, "A History and Analysis Relevant to the US Border: a.k.a. "Fuck the Border”" (2019). Senior Projects Spring 2019. 133.
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