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To culture and impact of the phenomenon of “border”

Symbolic and political boundaries

Political boundaries are as other types of boundaries (social, economic) to be invisible and have to be in space as well as in the minds of the people first occupied symbolic. These are among other ensemble characters, rituals and buildings. In this context, Simmel says that a first boundary and a sociological and represent only a geographic fact. The borders are the first central shopping items of a collective memory, the thinkable and unthinkable apart sorted and filed infringement or violation of prohibitions rules.

Limitations in the Collective Consciousness

When the two authors this definition in relation to the phenomenology of the border made, they can also relate solely to political boundaries. In the collective memory limits are usually clearly present. The air seems right in the forest after crossing a boundary to be different and long ago repealed county and municipal boundaries in the memory and the oral tradition of the local residents continue to present. Individuals and institutions to insist on principle of maintaining the status quo of borders, as they pose for a mostly symbolic expression of long-past context of power of which still remained in my memory is, that it is a useful for the happiness of life was. ” However, they have the opportunity to expand a purely administrative through his own will and active participation in a social boundary that connects more than it divides. An example of such a social frontier is the German-Dutch border, which runs between the Ems and Aachen-Maastricht.

The differentiation from other

The anchoring of collective ideas of the frontier of human consciousness also includes the issue of delimitation of others. This is necessary for each individual and a social group in order to form their own identity. Unfortunately, it often emphasizes the negative and the other on the side of people living in border (the “barbarians”) are attributed to poor properties. This separation can be easily varied to a difference between ‘true’ and ‘wrong’ in the area of religion.




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