This essay considers how insights into the dynamic, interconnected, and high-stakes nature of frontier markets resonate with current disruptions in global commodity networks. In the book Unsettled Frontiers (Cornell University Press, 2022), I argue that the tangled social and material networks that constitute frontier markets are prone to ruptureâ€”a characteristic that holds significant implications for frontier landscapes and communities. Such processes of ruptureâ€”consequential and unequal in their effectsâ€”are evident in the disruptions we now see in the wake of Covid-19 and the broader unfolding of our current natureâ€“society crisis.
|Journal||The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|