Stretching the border: Shopping, petty trade and everyday life experiences in the Polish-Ukrainian borderland
Number of pages
SourceInternational Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 44, 3, (2020), pp. 469-483
24 februari 2020
Article / Letter to editor
Display more detailsDisplay less details
Sociale geografie, ihb economische geografie
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
SubjectInstitute for Management Research
This article examines the practices and experiences of Ukrainian border crossers who are engaged in informal small‐scale economic practices, namely shopping and petty trade, at the Medyka border crossing in Poland. By examining the societal, network and territorial embeddedness of the economic activities of these border crossers, we aim to shed light on the practices and experiences that form part of their daily lives. For many, the presence of the state border has become a resource for shopping and petty trade. People share a common purpose of making the most of their border crossing; they work together to plan and coordinate, or improvise and semi‐plan, in the borderland and beyond, to supplement their income or to make a living. As a result, daily life for these border crossers occurs on both sides of the state border, ‘stretching’ the border in both a mental and a physical sense, despite the controlled institutional demarcation between Poland and Ukraine.
Upload full text
Use your RU credentials (u/z-number and password) to log in with SURFconext to upload a file for processing by the repository team.