chapter  6
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Situating translocality in fl ux landscapes: migrants and urban villages in the city of Guangzhou


Inside the urban villages, wagon bikes are often the only option, as cars are too big to enter the narrow lanes, but they are also essential in the connections between the villages and in exchanges between the agencies of the village and the city. Their practice shows how a border is never only a border, and a boundary is never only a boundary. When the situation allows for negotiations the boundary will immediately become a border.