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‘I am from Busia!’ : everyday trading and health service provision at the Kenya-Uganda border as place-making activities

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Critical researchers in anthropology, politics, and history have profited from the spatial turn, or the idea that spaces produced through practices and perceptions influence observable social action, in showing how people at borders derive specific economic and social benefits from their unique location. This is especially relevant in African border contexts where state presence is often modified or resisted by local agendas. However, less work examines how cross-border activities, locally...

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Peer review status:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Research group:
Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Author

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University of Oxford
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Other
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Borderlands Studies Journal website
Volume:
28
Issue:
3
Pages:
291-306
Publication date:
2013-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
2159-1229
ISSN:
0886-5655
Language:
English
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Local pid:
ora:9275
Deposit date:
2014-11-07

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