The asylum appeal procedure succeeds in communicating justice through rituals, building design and metaphors, which emphasize objectivity, impartiality and certainty on behalf of the judicial practices. However, these symbols of justice disguise several unfair aspects of the asylum appeal procedure.
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Livia Johannesson is a political scientist specialized in immigration research, public administration and interpretive policy analysis. She defended her dissertation thesis in March , which dealt with Swedish asylum policy and the role of courts in determining asylum claims. Livia often uses ethnographic methods in her research and has co-authored an introductory book to ethnography for political science.
Currently, she studies decision-making in mega-project planning as she is part of a research project about the new University Hospital in Stockholm, Nya Karolinska Solna. Monday February 19, YouTube provides a means of distributing videos of intangible cultural heritage from UNESCO, other heritage institutions, communities and users.
Heritage is stored and transmitted on a platform whose fundamental goal is not the distribution of digital heritage but rather the monetizing of the labour of YouTube users through algorithms and business models. In light of the paradox of disseminating culture through a commercial venue, the transmission of heritage videos can both hinder and advance the dissemination of community expressions of intangible heritage.
Although communities produce intangible heritage within the boundaries of nation states, the practices of given communities may be included or excluded from the national heritage narratives promoted by their respective governments. YouTube disseminates heritage narratives that are safeguarded by nations states as well as those that are not officially recognized. The narratives discussed are those of the Sufi performance of the Mevlevi Sema ceremony [Sema], a practice that is internationally known for its whirling dance. Yet there are communities who integrate women dervishes in public performances in Turkey and videos featuring these performances circulate on YouTube.
This digital heritage research is approached from an interdisciplinary perspective, which draws from international communication, critical heritage studies, digital media studies and historical and contemporary research on the Mevlevi Sema ceremony and its whirling dance, including ethnographic research of a Mevlevi community in Istanbul. Thursday February 22, From Voice to Exit? On a world scale, distress and social instability are reminiscent of the social inequalities that obtained in a large part of nineteenth-century Europe.
At that time the social question was the central subject of extremely volatile political conflicts between the ruling classes and working-class movements. Are we now on the verge of a new social conflict, this time on a world scale, characterized by manifold boundaries — such as those between capital and labour, global North and global South?
This lecture traces exit and voice as the principal options for potential cross-border migrants from the late 19th century until the contemporary period.
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One major feature underlying the causes and dynamics of cross-border migration in Europe over the past years has been social inequalities between regions of emigration, transit and immigration and within these regions. The politicization of such inequalities which refer to cross-border flows can be called the transnational social question.
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Instead, there are distinctive combinations of exit, voice and loyalty across time. Instead, we find a multitude of theories and multiple new social movements. Professor Faist is a world-leading scholar in the research on cross-border migration but also on citizenship and development issues. Monday February 26, When China's former state and collective enterprises failed to privatize successfully in the early s, millions of former workers lost their jobs, industrial sites and machinery turned into obsolescent eyesores, and a state-driven, centralized modernization project became unwanted history.
After artists and designers in Shanghai and Beijing took over a few former factories for creative purposes, government officials in some cities realized that deindustrialized sites could be a resource for redevelopment, and the central government began creating policies to promote industrial heritage.
Previous ethnographers of industrial heritage have used concepts such as performance, scar, and ruination to theorize heritage-making in deindustrialized places. Here I draw on examples from China, particularly Jingdezhen, to suggest that industrial heritage processes be understood as metaphoric and metonymic processes of gentrification.
Maris Boyd Gillette is a social anthropologist and filmmaker whose research explores how capitalist processes affect group identities, material culture, and economic practices. She has participated in several community engagement initiatives, including the community history and digital media project Muslim Voices of Philadelphia , for which she received a Courage in Media Award from the Council on American Islamic Relations in Monday March 5, Genealogies of encounter: race and coloniality among Central- East European migrants in Britain.
At the same time, I draw on ethnographic data from past research to address the ambivalence of self-conscious encounters across racialised difference, emphasising that recognition might not necessarily equate to solidarity, or lead to a commitment to coalition-building. Monday March 12, In this talk I will present an overview of my recently published book, Hydraulic City. Drawing attention to the ways in which settlers in Mumbai establish access to water in the city, I begin by showing that urban citizenship is not an event in linear time, but a fickle, distributed and reversible process.
Next, I attend to the ways in which water leaks in the public system. Based on over two years of ethnographic fieldwork with city water engineers, social workers, politicians, plumbers and urban residents, Hydraulic City demonstrates how water infrastructures are critical sites for the making of cities and citizenship. His research focuses on the political ecology of cities, read through the different lives of urban water.
His first book, Hydraulic City focuses on the everyday ways in which cities and citizens are made through the everyday management of water infrastructure in Mumbai. Articles based on this research have also been published in Antipode , Cultural Anthropology , Ethnography and Public Culture. Anand is co-editor of a forthcoming volume, The Promise of Infrastructure forthcoming with Duke University Press , that focuses on the ways in which infrastructure provides a generative ground to theorize time and politics.
Thursday March 15, I am writing a history of Europe since seen through the prism of migration. Bigger ships could not come in, only little ships. I remember there was an old lady left to die, screaming.
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We get out on little ship and then to big ship … There was no water in town. There are many more stories in the same vein, of individuals being literally as well as metaphorically engulfed. There was no air. Migration is partly about engulfment. The second is a quotation from the words of an Algerian woman described being transported to France in , along with hundreds of other harkis, Algerians and their families who fought on behalf of the French during the bitter conflict over the status of Algeria.
Historical testimony such as this can make us sit up and take notice. It can prompt us to think about what is familiar and what is unfamiliar about migration and about how migration is and has been represented. In my presentation I want to talk about dynamics — changes in political, economic and other contexts — and about the aspirations of migrants, against the backdrop of constraints of numerous kinds. Peter Gatrell teaches history at the University of Manchester where he is also affiliated to the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute. Organised together with the Department of History Modernhistoriska seminariet , Stockholm University.
Monday March 19, During this seminar I will explore experiences of ignorance among some Swedish-Palestinian interlocutors. They expressed an absence of knowledge when it came to the country they lived in. Often ignorance was expressed in relation to a complex bureaucracy and how to deal with different authorities, but it could also be in relation to more vague feelings of not knowing how to get around or ahead in society. Several stated that they felt lonely and isolated and that they did not manage to get employed.
Ignorance had at least partly created a sense of meaninglessness in life. It seemed as if such ignorance was more than just an outcome of an absence of knowledge or lack of proper information. To the contrary, these informants had followed several programs, projects and courses to inform and teach immigrants about Swedish society.
I will try to answer two questions: first, why do these Swedish-Palestinians feel ignorant despite all the work that are spent on making them and other migrants more knowledgeable, and second, what alternative attempts to gain knowledge do they make? It focused on resilience in relation to violent conflict in a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank. Gren has also done research about Palestinian diasporic practices during a post-doc at the University of Copenhagen and, more recently, about a Swedish introductory program for refugees.
bythesea.makingsense.com/74.php She is employed at the Department of Sociology, Lund University as an associate senior lecturer. Monday March 26, The rise of ever-more pervasive systems for monitoring, measuring and ranking performance has become a defining feature of our times. Schneider Arnd et Wright Chris eds. New York, London, Bloomsbury Publishing. Schneider Arnd et Pasqualino C. Experimental Film and Anthropology. Wright Chris et Schneider Arnd New York, Berg Publishers. As a strategic point of observation on forced mobilities, the Euro-Mediterranean area is also the place where is possible to analyze the policies of control, selection and monitoring of refugees and asylum seekers.
In this articulated and complex scenario, migratory movements are both framed by historical forms of mobility, and trace new routes. In order to contain the multiple mobilities, national states, EU institutions and international control agencies increasingly shift and externalize their borders outside the European territories, expanding the surveillance and the selection scope. The reinforcement and geographical extension of the externalization policies of European borders i. Migrants are forced to find autonomous spaces of action, where protection policies shelter them less and less.
This session focuses on ethnographic research in order to analyze the relationships that actually occur between policies, social forces and forms of subjectivity. The premise is to offer an analysis on migration for asylum in Europe, starting from the concrete experiences of migrants once they arrived in Europe.
The panel aims to provide a discussion on the restriction of the European space starting from the experience of landing and transit, and from the everyday practices of migrants.