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Olof Heilo (main editor), ancient and byzantine history
Memet Aktürk Drake, linguistics and Turkish
Tonje Haugland Sørensen, art history and visual culture
Andrea Karlsson, political science and human rights
Hege Irene Markussen, religion and islamology
Joachim Östlund, modern and ottoman history

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Vol. 22 (2015) Borders and the Changing Boundaries of Knowledge

Eds. Inga Brandell, Marie Carlson and Önver A. Çetrez, ISBN 978-91-978813-3-3


Introduction – Inga Brandell, Marie Carlson, Önver A. Çetrez

From Knowledge to Borders
Knowledge at the service of the British Empire: The Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia – Nelida Fuccaro
Knowledge production and the World Values Survey: Objective measuring with ethno-centric conclusions – Åsa Lundgren
“Going ashore in Byzantium”: On border crossings in Swedophone travelogues from Mount Athos in the 1950s and 60s – Helena Bodin
The research topic as a guideline – Etienne Copeaux

From Borders to Knowledge
Reading borders and reading as crossing borders – Johan Schimanski
“Are you going to write as we think or as you think?”: On troubled positions, borders and boundaries among immigrant women in a Swedish context – Marie Carlson
Travel and translation: The Case of Karin Johnsson – Tetz Rooke
Changing the boundaries of knowledge: Talking about the silence and the break – Setenay Nil Doğan
“I feel Swedish, but my parents are from there…”: Crossing of identity borders among Assyrian youth in a multicultural context – Önver A. Çetrez
Bakhtin’s conceptual contributions to changes in the boundaries of knowledge – Jostein Børtnes

Borders and Knowledge Back and Forth
Challenging boundaries in the literary field: A perspective from translation studies . Şehnaz Tahir Gürçağlar
Sabir – On the boundaries of knowledge, nation and language – Inga Brandell
Ottoman interculture: A short interview with Saliha Paker on her studies in Ottoman translation history

Stylistic and thematic changes in the Kurdish novel – Hashem Ahmadzadeh
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