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LAAKO, Hanna. Beyond the Center and the Periphery: Mexico’s Southern Border Under Debate From a Globalization Perspective. Rev. pueblos front. digit. [online]. 2014, vol.9, n.18, pp.5-18. ISSN 1870-4115.

The article analytically revisits the concept and reality lived in the southern border/ frontier of Mexico in the context of contemporary Borderlands debates, inquiring how peripheral the region continues to be today. Analyzing the so called borderless globalization thesis, it is argued that the mentioned thesis managed to extend the understanding of the border beyond the previous state-centrism and euro-centrism. This could permit to rethink what we understand as the Mexican southern border today beyond the national-geographic centers and peripheries.

Keywords : globalization; international relations; border; borderlands; southern Mexican frontier; colonization; migration.

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