CHAPTER 5

Boundaries

Mark Gatenby

Lines

Boundaries appear in all landscapes—they make up our sense of space, as naturally as quality and quantity make up our sense of matter. We are bounded and we live within boundaries. Yet, as our lives are made up of movement, we are forever moving across fluid boundaries. The vital and mysterious boundary in social life is what we call the individual. The meaning of people’s lives emerges through social practice, so the stories that people tell about the Self are embedded in a social context. Boundaries of practice are inevitable when they are enacted through the bodies of individuals, each with their own history and journey of development.

The anthropologist Tim Ingold (2015) calls our journey The Life of ...

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