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Flows and boundaries: small island discourses and the challenge of sustainability, community and local environments

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Stratford, E 2003 , 'Flows and boundaries: small island discourses and the challenge of sustainability, community and local environments' , Local Environment, vol. 8, no. 5 , pp. 495-499 , doi: 10.1080/1354983032000143653.

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Abstract

Islands (also islets, isles)—paradoxical spaces: absolute entities surrounded by water but not large enough to be a continent, territories, territorial; relational spaces—archipelagos, (inter dependent, identifiable; relative spaces—bounded but porous; isolated, connected, colonized, postcolonial; redolent of the performative imaginary; vulnerable to linguistic, cultural, environmental change; robust and able to absorb and modify; placed in regions,(part of) nation states and global life; paradisiacal, utopian and dystopian, tourist meccas, ecological refugia; frames within which interdisciplinary scholarship and dialogue can be constituted and deployed …

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Stratford, E
Keywords: islands; flows and boundaries; small island discourses and the challenge of sustainability; community and local environments
Journal or Publication Title: Local Environment
ISSN: 1354-9839
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/1354983032000143653
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