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Southern Thought and Other Essays on the Mediterranean$
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Franco Cassano, Norma Bouchard, and Valerio Ferme

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780823233649

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823233649.001.0001

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Thinking the Frontier

Thinking the Frontier

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(p.41) Chapter 3 Thinking the Frontier
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Southern Thought and Other Essays on the Mediterranean
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Franco Cassano

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DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823233649.003.0004

Frontiers are the places where countries and the human beings who inhabit them meet and stay in front of each other. As in Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's dialectic of “self-consciousness in self-opposition,” what is up for grabs in this staying in front is recognition. The most restless frontiers are those that are not recognized. Frontiers have been, and are, primarily this: Places of division and opposition, places where men confront each other, each keeping an eye on the other. Recently, geopolitics has come back into fashion, a subject that pertains to the interests which countries have in foreign policy, their territorial rivalries, and the contrast between existing borders and those some countries wish to have. Universalism dreams of a world without borders, but often its faith in its own good reasons leads it to build new confines, different and stronger than the ones it has abolished. This chapter examines the concept of frontier and considers the world market, the media, and the attack on protectionism. It also discusses uprooting and the West, along with the universal of translation.

Keywords:   frontier, universalism, world market, media, protectionism, uprooting, borders, West, translation, geopolitics

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