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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät | Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften | Querschnittsbereiche | Islam in den Gesellschaften Asiens und Afrikas | Über uns | Aktuelles | 06.12., 7pm BOOK LAUNCH Mobilities, Boundaries, and Travelling Ideas. Rethinking Translocality Beyond Central Asia and the Caucasus

06.12., 7pm BOOK LAUNCH Mobilities, Boundaries, and Travelling Ideas. Rethinking Translocality Beyond Central Asia and the Caucasus

Dear colleagues, dear students, dear interested friends,

The cross-section Islam in Asian and African societies and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg together with the Centre for East European and International Studies Berlin (ZOiS) happily invites you to the launch of our edited volume that concludes our research project "Translocal Goods: Education, Work, and Commodities between Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, China, and the Arab Emirates" (2013-2017, funded by VolkswagenStiftung). The launch takes place on Thursday, 6 December 2018 at 7pm at ZOiS in presence of the two editors and the two discussants Dr. Tsypylma Darieva (ZOiS Berlin) and PD Dr. Katrin Bromber (Leibniz-ZMO). Please be welcome and find more information below or here:

https://www.iaaw.hu-berlin.de/de/querschnitt/islam/profil/aktuell/book-launch-mobilities-boundaries-and-travelling-ideas

Book Launch (in English)

Mobilities, Boundaries, and Travelling Ideas. Rethinking Translocality Beyond Central Asia and the Caucasus, ed. by Manja Stephan-Emmrich and Philipp Schröder, Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2018.

'Translocality' has become an important concept in social sciences and humanities for depicting the social and cultural representations of a globalizing world 'from the ground'. But does the concept also have the capacity to describe, in new ways, the multiple mobilities, exchange practices and globalizing processes that link people, institutions, and goods in Central Asia and the Caucasus with others in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East?
Mobilities, Boundaries and Travelling Ideas seeks to explore this question. Collecting anthropological, historical and sociological case studies, the edited volume aims to overcome 'territorial containers' such as the nationstate or local community, which have long dominated research on mobility and migration in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Following new directions in area studies, the book instead emphasizes the significance of processes of translation and negotiation for understanding how meaningful localities emerge beyond conventional boundaries.

At ZOiS, the editors and two experts will discuss the book's contribution to new epistemological and methodological perspectives in the transdisciplinary study of mobilities, migrations, and diasporas in and beyond Central Asia and the Caucasus, two regions sharing a long history of travel, migration, and connectedness.

Moderation: Anne-Sophie Gast (ZOiS)
 

Thursday, 6 of December 2018, 7 pm
Zentrum für Osteuropa- und internationale Studien (ZOiS)
Mohrenstr. 60
10117 Berlin





gez. Prof. Dr. Manja Stephan-Emmrich