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Book Launch: Mobilities, Boundaries, and Travelling Ideas

The launch of the new collected volume 'Mobilities, Boundaries, and Travelling Ideas: Rethinking Translocality Beyong Central Asia and the Caucasus', eds. Manja Stephan-Emmrich and Philipp Schröder (2018), will take place on:

Thursday, 6th December, 2018, from 19:00 onwards at Zentrum für Osteuropa- und internationale Studien (ZOiS), Mohrenstraße 60, 10117 Berlin.

The event will be in English and German.

For more information, please consult the venue's website.

Frau Prof. Dr. Stephan-Emmrich nimmt in WS 18/19 ein forschungsfreies Semester

In Wintersemester 18/19 befindet Frau Prof. Dr. Stephan-Emmrich im forschungsfreien Semester. Dementsprechend finden keine regelmäßigen Sprechstunden statt. Frau Prof. Dr. Stephan-Emmrich leitet trotzdem in WS 18/19 das Abschlusskolloquium für QB Islam.

Druckfrisch: Mobilities, Boundaries, and Travelling Ideas: Rethinking Translocality Beyond Central Asia and the Caucasus

Das Sammelband, Manja Stephan-Emmrich and Philipp Schröder, hrsg., Mobilities, Boundaries, and Travelling Ideas: Rethinking Translocality Beyond Central Asia and the Caucasus. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2018., ist jetzt hier online abrufbar.

Kurzbeschreibung:

"This collection brings together a variety of anthropological, historical and sociological case studies from Central Asia and the Caucasus to examine the concept of translocality. The chapters scrutinize the capacity of translocality to describe, in new ways, the multiple mobilities, exchange practices and globalizing processes that link places, people and institutions in Central Asia and the Caucasus with others in Russia, China and the United Arab Emirates.

Illuminating translocality as a productive concept for studying cross‐regional connectivities and networks, this volume is an important contribution to a lively field of academic discourse. Following new directions in Area Studies, the chapters aim to overcome ‘territorial containers’ such as the nation‐state or local community, and instead emphasize the significance of processes of translation and negotiation for understanding how meaningful localities emerge beyond conventional boundaries.

Structured by the four themes ‘crossing boundaries’, ‘travelling ideas’, ‘social and economic movements’ and ‘pious endeavours’, this volume proposes three conceptual approaches to translocality: firstly, to trace how it is embodied, narrated, virtualized or institutionalized within or in reference to physical or imagined localities; secondly, to understand locality as a relational concept rather than a geographically bounded unit; and thirdly, to consider cross‐border traders, travelling students, business people and refugees as examples of non-elite mobilities that provide alternative ways to think about what ‘global’ means today.

Mobilities, Boundaries, and Travelling Ideas will be of interest to students and scholars of the anthropology, history and sociology of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as for those interested in new approaches to Area Studies.

The VolkswagenStiftung (Volkswagen Foundation) has generously contributed towards the publication of this volume."

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Call for Papers: 15th EASA Biennial Conference: Staying, Moving, Settling 14-17 August 2018, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

Paper proposals are invited for the panel "Migration, tourism, business: Reconfiguring Muslim pilgrimage through the lens of women's new mobilitie" (P 100), convened by Manja Stephan-Emmrich, Marjo Buitelaar (University of Groningen), and Viola Thimm (University of Hamburg).

The abstract and other details can be found here.

Deadline: 9th April, 2018

Vortrag: "'Bourgeois Islam', Gulf Migration, and Post-national Sentiments"

Im Rahmen des Central Asia Program hält Frau Prof. Dr. Manja Stephan-Emmrich, Juniorprofessorin Querschnittsbereich Islam in den Gesellschaften Asiens und Afrikas, einen Vortrag zum oben genannten Thema am Montag, 29. Januar 2018. Die Tagung '"Bourgeois' Islam, Prosperity Theology, and Ethics in Muslim Eurasia' findet an der George Washington University, Washington DC statt.