Abstract no. 463

As an ethnographer dealing with migration and reflecting state effect’s notions by those who moved from Poland after it’s EU accession in 2004 , I’m sensitive about Public Culture’s actors rationalisations of demographic and migration phenomena and resulting policies....

Abstract no. 446

Drawing on the ethnographic fieldwork in Serbia in 2015 and 2016 and in migrant destinations countries in 2017, this paper aims to analyze the intertwined relations between hope, waiting and mobility. Migrants flee violence, terror, poverty, and social injustice, but...

Abstract no. 417

Once dominant in the Middle East, the followers of Zoroastrianism—an ancient Iranian religion—turned into a marginalized religious minority after the Arab conquest of the region in the 7th century. The majority converted to Islam and some, in the face of...

Abstract no. 416

After the economic crisis of 2008, Spain became emigration country after being a popular destination for migrants for several decades. Unemployment became high, especially among young people, leading to what has been called “exodus of qualified Spaniards”...

Abstract no. 401

The paper explores the issues of mobility, “migrancy” and Europe as a fluid project, mainly focusing on the recent intra European migration, paying attention to different forms and ways of configuring the phenomenon in itself. I attempt to analyze the...

Abstract no. 397

Migration is linked to mankind from its earliest phases. It is usually responsible to bring social and cultural changes in a community; and also leads to population redistribution. This paper intends to elucidate internal migration of marginalised people from rural to...

Abstract no. 385

Vienna’s urban heritage includes a plethora of references to the Sieges of Vienna by the Ottoman army in 1529 and 1683. The figure of the ‘Turk’ as the enemy and exoticised ‘Other’ plays a key role in its commemoration. It is supposed to...

Abstract no. 349

Many public health professionals regarded completing the 2019-2020 National Basketball Association (N.B.A) season as the most successful professional sports event during the COVID-19 pandemic. The complex orchestration of logistics and safety provided some players,...

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. 314

Refugees and asylum seekers in the UK often lead precarious lives, subject to opaque bureaucratic and legal processes, which compound traumas from the country of origin. In this context, the Growing Together project seeks to create a therapeutic space operating on an...

Abstract no. 275

In Iceland, the economic crisis is once again looming large on the horizon. Although it resides in the realm of imagined and possible, its locally contextualized presentiments already affect social understandings and actions. The current matters, lived experiences and...

Abstract no. 198

The concept of ‘marriage’ has changed over the years. In the neoliberal India where ‘marriage’ is considered sacred, the ideological notions of what constitutes a marriage and a family have not changed much even when the compositions might have changed. The gendered...

Abstract no. 143

This presentation aims to discuss how the material infrastructure can facilitate and control the border-crossing of people between South Sudan and Uganda, taking the case of wartime cross-border migration in South Sudan-Ugandan borderlands. African borderlands,...

Abstract no. 17

This paper is based on an ongoing international research project on the transformation of coastal areas and related impact on the wellbeing of fishing communities. It draws on a specific UK case study – the coastal town of Great Yarmouth, in the East of England – and...

Abstract no. 14

This paper addresses from the anthropology, the elements of transformation in the feast of the day of the dead among the Nahuas of central Mexico, more specifically of the Huasteca region in San Luis Potosí. Three ethnographic contexts are portrayed in which you can...