Goods cross borders, but borders also cross their way into goods that then circulate as forms of political currency. Neither production nor consumption adhere to clearly demarked territorial boundaries; rather corridors of various kinds abound. Bi-national and regional circuits of labor, community, and culture constitute border economies. Land, but also water—ports, shipbreaking, and laws of the sea—are important sites to be examined.
Victoria Hattam, Politics, The New School for Social Research, Journal for Cultural Research, 2018