Border Methodologies – Panel Session at the 2nd ABS World Conference

10-14 July 2018, Vienna & Budapest

There is an increased interdisciplinary interest in the topic of borders and borderlands. Correspondingly, the field of border studies was growing quite fast in the last years. Despite the increasing number of case studies on different borders across the world and the deepening of theoretical and conceptual thoughts on borders and bordering, there is a significant lack of systematic and comparative reflections on the methodological foundations and consequences of border studies. In our understanding, methodologies link theoretical and empirical accounts as they gather the relationship of epistemological perspectives, choice of research methods and reflections on their scope, reflections on the research process and the role of the researchers, assumptions about the heuristic use of theories, reflections on types of data and their explanatory power etc. Continue reading Border Methodologies – Panel Session at the 2nd ABS World Conference

Crisis of Images

Please pay attention that the time of the event is 17.00-18.30 

In-Conversation

Crisis of Images

The figure of refugee is formed by visual representations in the form of abundant images in the press, on TV, in documentaries, cinema, and even in coffee-table books. In some images we see defaced people packed on boats, in others we see de-named faces of suffering men and women. The visual representation visiblizes and invisiblizes them at the same time. What do these images tell us about our fantasies/imagination, the present economy of psychosocial and political (in)visibility? And about the politics of fear shadowing the current European refugee regime of subtle but effective dehumanization? What are the ethical implications? And how the refugee can disrupt this regime of representation and stop being seen as “problem people”? These questions and other related questions will be discussed by scholars, artists, and filmmakers.

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Design Anthropology of Borders – Masters and PhD Course

While borders of different kinds seem to be everywhere, yet some borders are more visible than others due to their design; some perform heavier than others due to their distinctive material qualities; some are more lethal than others because of the way they perform; some borders operate not only to repress but to produce different sorts of subject, wealth and capital and they do so due to their specific design and materiality. Continue reading Design Anthropology of Borders – Masters and PhD Course

After Deportation – Book Launch at Marabouparken

Shahram Khosravi presenterar sin nya bok After Deportation: Ethnographic Perspectives, som handlar om vad som händer med migranter och människor som nekats asyl efter att de deporterats. Vilka blir konsekvenserna av den påtvingade utvisningen? Vilka faror och utmaningar ställs de inför efter att de utvisats? Och vilka är deras möjligheter att skapa ett nytt liv på de platser de har skickats till? Continue reading After Deportation – Book Launch at Marabouparken