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Frontera norte

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SALIZZI, Esteban et al. Argentinian Frontiers: Contributions to a Systematization of Their Field of Studies. Frontera norte [online]. 2019, vol.31, e2048.  Epub Feb 05, 2020. ISSN 2594-0260.

The purpose of this article is to identify and describe different studies around the notions of frontier and border that academics have been developing in Argentina since the 1980s. For that purpose, we systematized contributions from different disciplines and fields of knowledge, such as anthropology, geography, history, international relations, and urban and rural studies. The article is divided into four sections, based on the four types of studies on frontiers present in the literature: interethnic, agrarian, interstate, and urban/peri-urban. Our conclusions emphasize the need to increase the attention of research on the integration of various lines of inquiry centered on the phenomenon of the frontier; such integration will allow for an interdisciplinary interchange where individual fields could share theories, types of frontier as an object of study, research tools, and possible contexts of application.

Keywords : interstate borders; interethnic frontiers; agrarian frontiers; urban frontiers; Argentina.

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