The Spatial Grammar of Borderlands
Randy William Widdis | BIG Research Reports | #20
While the expansion of border and borderland studies into a broad interdisciplinary field has given rise to new combinations in approaches, there still exists uncertainty as to the role of theory in such research. Despite the fact that there is an obvious need for theorizing borders and borderlands, the variegated nature of borders with their own contextual features, power relations and unique histories make the development of a general theory virtually impossible. In addition to the absence of a universal theory, distinctions between disciplines in terms of their epistemologies make it even more difficult for scholars to communicate and engage in meaningful dialogue and cooperative research.
Randy William Widdis