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The Highlander Journal is an academic, open-access, and peer reviewed online journal, broadly concerned with the study of Asia’s highland communities historically situated at the margins of the state, and is inspired by debates on the spatio-cultural aspects of ‘Zomia’. This concept was used originally to imagine an alternate cartography of upland Asia, which in-turn spurred debates on state, culture, and social formation in the so-called peripheries. The Journal is a unique and accessible forum for multidisciplinary and comparative discussions, taking these concepts within and beyond Asia and thereby engaging with global conversations on interconnection and fragmentation.

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Current Issue

Volume 2

Published March 31, 2022

Issue description

This is the second volume of the Highlander Journal, and follows a long pause in which the website underwent a radical redesign and migration from Edinburgh University to the Highland Institute. The volume will also be the first to implement the rolling publication model in wh ... See the full issue