Borders are Galaxies: Interpreting Contestations over Local Administrative Boundaries in South Sudan

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This article argues, drawing on research in a Dinka-speaking part of South Sudan, that conflicts over local boundaries are rooted in the existence of different border paradigms and in subsequent attempts to resolve, sometimes violently, competing moral claims on the landscape.

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Zoe Cormack

Zoe Cormack joined The Open University in September 2014 to work on the ESRC-funded project Cultural Rights and Kenya's New Constitution. Mrs. Cormack completed a PhD in the History Department at Durham University (2010-2014) with Dr. Cherry Leonardi. Her thesis was a historical-ethnography of landscape in Warrap State of South Sudan. Before, mrs. Cormack studied for a BSc. in Anthropology at UCL (2005-2008) and an MSc. in African Studies at Oxford University (2009-2010).

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