Borderlands and Liminal Subjects

Transgressing the Limits in Philosophy and Literature

  • Jessica Elbert Decker
  • Dylan Winchock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jessica Elbert Decker, Dylan Winchock
    Pages 1-18
  3. National Borderlands

  4. Racial and Ethnic Borderlands

  5. Borderlands of Sexuality and Gender

  6. Speculative Borderlands

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 271-281

About this book


Borders are essentially imaginary structures, but their effects are very real. This volume explores both geopolitical and conceptual borders through an interdisciplinary lens, bridging the disciplines of philosophy and literature. With contributions from scholars around the world, this collection closely examines the concepts of race, nationality, gender, and sexuality in order to reveal the paradoxical ambiguities inherent in these seemingly solid binary oppositions, while critiquing structures of power that produce and police these borders. As a political paradigm, liminality may be embraced by marginal subjects and communities, further blurring the boundaries between oppressive distinctions and categories.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jessica Elbert Decker
    • 1
  • Dylan Winchock
    • 2
  1. 1.California State UniversitySan MarcosUSA
  2. 2.California State UniversitySan MarcosUSA

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