Abstract no. 336

In bringing people together that otherwise might have little more than passing contact with one another, tourism has been widely appreciated for its educational potential to transform mindsets by exposing both ‘tourists’ and ‘locals’ to diverse perspectives on, and...

Abstract no. 132

In the proposed paper, I draw on the material collected during the fieldwork in the West Midlands, UK, in 2010-2011, the moment when new migrations from Poland to the UK have been ongoing for 6 years already, but the experience of migration was still rather novel for...

Abstract no. 62

Encounters often happen on asymmetrical grounds. Hence, certain encounters are more desired than others, since they either solidify notions of difference or help to divert them. By focusing on the potentiality inherent in encounters, this contribution asks in...

Abstract no. 04

This address aims to unpack the potential we see in the encounter perspective, which I have been developing as anthropological framework since 2015. In the same year, large numbers of forced migrants mostly from the Middle East arrived in Europe, many passing through,...