Southeast Asia Research, Vol. 20, No. 4, December 2012

"Since the publication of Thongchai Winichakul’s Siam Mapped: A History of the Geo-Body of a Nation (1994), studies of South East Asian borderlands have helped define a new wave of research […]. Among the many studies of these themes, I would suggest Noboru Ishikawa’s Between Frontiers: Nation and Identity in a Southeast Asian Borderland is unique.

"Since the publication of Thongchai Winichakul’s Siam Mapped: A History of the Geo-Body of a Nation (1994), studies of South East Asian borderlands have helped define a new wave of research […]. Among the many studies of these themes, I would suggest Noboru Ishikawa’s Between Frontiers: Nation and Identity in a Southeast Asian Borderland is unique.

…It is Ishikawa’s combination of scholarly wistfulness and hard-headed pragmatism which gives strength to observations about how things work in practice.

[…] Ishikawa is to be congratulated on both his contribution to borderland studies and his commitment to an unusual bilingual distribution on research findings."

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