Teaching Resources on the Refugee Condition and Displacement
Sample Readings from Syllabus:
Displacement, Refugees, and the Transnational Flow
This week we will examine ongoing debates on what has been called the refugee crisis, with an attention to subjectivity, the meaning of ‘place’ and belonging, memory, and representation.
Malkki, L. H. (1996), Speechless Emissaries: Refugees, Humanitarianism, and Dehistoricization. Cultural Anthropology, 11: 377–404
Malkki, Liisa H. “Refugees and Exile: From ‘Refugee Studies’ to the National Order of Things.” Annual Review of Anthropology, vol. 24, 1995, pp. 495–523: http://graduateinstitute.ch/files/live/sites/iheid/files/sites/mia/shared/mia/cours/IA023/Week%206/Malkki.pdf* Melanie Griffiths.2015
“Here, Man Is Nothing!”: Gender and Policy in an Asylum Context. Men and Masculinities. Volume: 18 issue: 4, page(s): 468-488
Parkinson, S. E., & Behrouzan, O.(2015). Negotiating health and life: Syrian refugees and the politics of access in Lebanon. Social Science & Medicine, 146, 324–331.
The Gendered Realities Of #Displacement: Syrian Women In Istanbul: http://allegralaboratory.net/gendered-realities-displacement-syrian-women-istanbul/*
Dewachi, Omar. When Wounds Travel. Medicine Anthropology Theory 2, no. 3, Special Section: Beyond ‘trauma’: 61–82; https://doi.org/10.17157/mat.2.3.182: http://www.medanthrotheory.org/site/assets/files/5654/art-dewachi-mat-v2_3-1.pdf
Dahi, Omar S. 2013. “Breaking Point: The Crisis of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon.” Middle East Research and Information Project. http://www.merip.org/mero/mero092513
Khosravi, Shahram. 2007. The 'illegal' traveller: an auto-ethnography of borders. Social Anthropology, 15(3): 321-334.
Malkki, Lisa. News From Nowhere: Mass Displacement and Globalized `Problems of Organization'.Ethnography. Vol 3, Issue 3, pp. 351 – 360
Hall, Matthew. 2013. “The Syrian Crisis in Jordan.” Middle East Report Online, June. http://merip.org/mero/mero062413
Redfield, Peter.Life in Crisis: The Ethical Journey of Doctors without Borders. University of California Press, 2013.
James, Erica Caple. "Haiti, Insecurity, and the Politics of Asylum." Medical Anthropology Quarterly25, no. 3 (2011): 357–76.
2005 States of Exception. Chicago, University of Chicago Press. (See particularly Chapters one and two: “The State of Exception as a Paradigm of Government” and “Force-of-Law”)
1998 Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life. Stanford, University of Stanford Press. (See particularly Part Three: “The Camp as Biopolitical Paradigm of the Modern” and in this Part especially sections 1 and “, “The Politicization of Life” and “Biopolitics and the Rights of Man”.)
Place and Embodiment
Pamela Karimi and Nasser Rabbat. The Destructionof Cultural Heritage: From Napoléon to ISIS. An Aggregate Project.Read the following sections:
The Demise and Afterlife of Artifacts: http://we-aggregate.org/piece/the-demise-and-afterlife-of-artifacts
Exhibition and Erasure/Art and Politics: http://we-aggregate.org/piece/exhibition-and-erasure-art-and-politics
Gaston Bachelard. 1994. The Poetics of Space. Boston: Beacon Press: pp. 3-37.
Fuccaro, Nelida (ed.). 2016. Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East: Part One, Rethinking Violence in Urban History
Tschumi, Bernard. 1996. Architecture and Disjunction. MIT Press:Six Concepts, Page 227-259
Low and Lawrence Zeniga. 2003. The Anthropology of Space and Place. Introduction P1-37 (Locating Culture)
Mann, Barbara E. 2006. A Place in History: Modernism, Tel Aviv, and The Creation of Jewish Urban Space: Preface and Chapter 1 (ix-25)