Vol 9 No 2 (2024)
Journal of Frontier Studies

The second issue of the Journal of Frontier Studies for 2024 continues to demonstrate the multifaceted nature of the frontier approach to the analysis of social, cultural and historical processes.

The “Russian Frontier” section presents articles exploring the daily work activities of fish merchants in the 19th century using the example of the Astrakhan and Orenburg provinces, the organization of food supply to the garrisons of regular troops in the south of Western Siberia in the 18th century, representations of the image of N.M. Yadrintsev in the pre-revolutionary press, as well as the influence of mountain captivity on the marriage, family and religious life of the population of the North Caucasus border region in the first half of the 19th century. These studies highlight the complexity and diversity of socio-economic and cultural processes in various regions of Russia.

The section “Intercultural communication on the Frontier” covers topics related to national characteristics in the regulation of marital behavior in Dagestan, the symbolic transformation of the cultural landscape of the Kaliningrad region, the situation of African immigrants in France in the context of the politicization of the migration problem, as well as the intercultural symbolism of the pomegranate as the fruit of paradise. These articles expand the understanding of the Frontier as a space where different cultural and social practices intersect and interact.

In the “Reviews” section, the academic community is invited to discuss new books and studies devoted to the apologetics and criticism of the Posthumanism. This section invites readers to familiarize themselves with current trends and new directions in the field of Frontier research.

This issue of the journal demonstrates how the Frontier approach can be applied to study different historical and cultural phenomena beyond the boundaries of a single geographic region, and highlights the importance of an interdisciplinary approach in Frontier studies.

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