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Material Culture and (Forced) Migration: Materializing the transient

Yi-Neumann, Friedemann and Lauser, Andrea and Fuhse, Antonie and Bräunlein, Peter J. (Eds). (2022) Material Culture and (Forced) Migration: Materializing the transient. [Book]. UCL Press: London, UK. Green open access

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Material Culture and (Forced) Migration argues that materiality is a fundamental dimension of migration. During journeys of migration, people take things with them, or they lose, find and engage things along the way. Movements themselves are framed by objects such as borders, passports, tents, camp infrastructures, boats and mobile phones. This volume brings together chapters that are based on research into a broad range of movements – from the study of forced migration and displacement to the analysis of retirement migration. What ties the chapters together is the perspective of material culture and an understanding of materiality that does not reduce objects to mere symbols. Centring on four interconnected themes – temporality and materiality, methods of object-based migration research, the affective capacities of objects, and the engagement of things in place-making practices – the volume provides a material culture perspective for migration scholars around the globe, representing disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, contemporary archaeology, curatorial studies, history and human geography. The ethnographic nature of the chapters and the focus on everyday objects and practices will appeal to all those interested in the broader conditions and tangible experiences of migration.

Type: Book
Title: Material Culture and (Forced) Migration: Materializing the transient
ISBN: 9781800081604
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781800081604
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781800081604
Language: English
Additional information: This book is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/. This licence allows you to share and adapt the work for non-commercial use providing attribution is made to the author and publisher (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work) and any changes are indicated. Attribution should include the following information: Yi-Neumann, F., Lauser, A., Fuhse, A. and Bräunlein, P. J. (eds). 2022. Material Culture and (Forced) Migration: Materialising the transient. London: UCL Press. https://doi. org/10.14324/111.9781800081604 Further details about Creative Commons licences are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
Keywords: material culture, migration, objects, ethnography, transnationalism, anthropology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10143362
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