Territorial boundaries were seen and studied as the subject of the discipline of geography and international relations until the early 1990s within the tradition of social science. From its emergence as a science until the 1990s, sociology did not take an interest in or ignore borders. However, both the territorial borders and almost every discourse, symbol and practice related to them are directly or indirectly related to the society. Because in the modern sense, borders are coded as sociopolitical spaces where society begins on one side and ends on the other. In other words, modern society is built in relation to both land (territory) and borders more than ever before. Almost all territorial borders impose a sense of national culture and identity on their citizens. In this respect, borders are drawn in people's minds as much as they are marked on the ground. Sometimes the boundaries drawn on the land may not have an exact correspondence in people's minds or cultures. In this case, territorial boundaries can be largely ineffective but also injurious. In any case, life and culture at the border; It can lead to passivity, inhibition, and many other interesting forms of sociological relationships.
In this book, the border is discussed from a sociological perspective, on the one hand, what it means in terms of nation-state, national homogeneity and culture and how it functions, on the other hand, how the border is perceived by border people and border communities, and how it plays a role in shaping the border culture.