Workshop 6b: The time and money of border

March 7, 2014
Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l’Homme, Aix en Provence

The time and money of border

Mariya Polner (political scientist, research analyst, WCO Research and Strategies Unit) et Thomas Cantens (anthropologist, research analyst, WCO Research and Strategies Unit and Centre Norbert Elias EHESS-Marseille)

Based on a review of development assistance projects and of trade standardization and regulation attempts carried out in international institutions, the communication will examine the passage of goods at the border, particularly in developing countries. Although often presented in the contemporary frame of globalization and attached to the paradigms of development, the flexibility granted to the passage of goods is old, linked to the circulation and accumulation of wealth and the representation of abundance beyond the territory or the community.


Cédric Parizot(IREMAM, IMéRA, CNRS, AMU)


IMéRA (Aix-Marseille Université), Institut de Recherche et d’Etudes sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman, Laboratoire Méditerranéen de Sociologie, Ecole supérieure d’Art,
Laboratoire PACTE (Université de Grenoble), Réseau Français des Instituts d’Etudes Avancées, Région Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur, CNRS

Photo: Thomas Cantens, Limani, Cameroun, 2013