• Author: llirikniper

  • Quotation of the day #8:

    A crucial distinction to be drawn in the context of conflicts is between the political border as a value and the actual border as an area of everyday practices: when it comes to cross-border interactions on the part of ordinary citizens it is often rational/pragmatic reasoning that prevails over ideological one.

  • Quotation of the day #7:

    Economy of emotions structures the discourse about the past: in state of constant emotional agitation the condition of liminality is constantly returning.

  • Quotation of the day #6:

    Today the basic division line is not a vertical one – i.e. who is up, who is down, – but a horizontal one – i.e. who is in, who is out.

  • Quotation of the day #10:

    Semantically the concept of borders cuts both ways – it refers to the embodiment of differene, as well as the constitutive difference itself. Alternatively it can also be conceptualized as the third space – a vantage point from which differences can be observed critically.

  • Quotation of the day #5

    There is no problem of integrating the newcomers, there is a problem of integrating the locals.

  • Quotation of the day #2:

    The bricks from the fallen walls become the bedrocks for new ones: from Berlin wall to Schengen wall and further to Europe of walls.