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BENEDETTI, Alejandro. Some marks of the nation and nationalism in Latin American borderland studies. Estud. front [online]. 2018, vol.19, e018.  Epub Nov 26, 2018. ISSN 2395-9134.

The aims of this essay are: to identify some survivals of classical nationalist thinking in the Latin American field of border studies and to offer some tools to further a critical epistemology on borders. This essay is fundamentally based on a bibliographic exploration work and on the reflexive process that took place in my own research experience. I will pay particular attention to the persistence of the association between the concept of frontier and the form of the nation-state, as well as the monoscalar look. I mainly review the production of the Latin American south of the last decades, although works generated in countries further north are also recovered. This work does not reach conclusive results, but develops some guidelines that order my individual work as well as that of the group that I am part of, the Group of Studies on Borders and Regions of the University of Buenos Aires.

Keywords : border; Latin American studies; nation; nationalism; borderland studies.

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