Materialising Exile Material Culture and Embodied Experience among Karenni Refugees in Thailand

Innbundet / 2010 / Engelsk

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9781845456405
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2010
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Berghahn Books
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06, P
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Engelsk
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204
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467 gr
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229 mm
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152 mm
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Materialising Exile Material Culture and Embodied Experience among Karenni Refugees in Thailand

Innbundet / 2010 / Engelsk
"Sandra Dudley brings unique and valuable insights into the field of forced migration both through her study of the Karenni refugees in Thailand, an overlooked group of refugees who have fled dire circumstances of counter/insurgency and destruction, and a material culture disciplinary lens. This is an eloquently composed text with high scholarly merits." * Hazel Lang, Australian National University Focusing on the highly diverse Karenni refugee population living in camps on the Thai-Burma border, this innovative book explores materiality, embodiment, memory, imagination, and identity among refugees, providing new and important ways of understanding how refugees make sense of experience, self, and other. It examines how and to what ends refugees perceive, represent, manipulate, use as metaphor, and otherwise engage with material objects and spaces, and includes a focus on the real and metaphorical journeys that bring about and perpetuate exile. The combined emphasis on both displacement and materiality, and the analysis of the cultural construction and intersections of exilic objects, spaces, and bodies, are unique in the study of both refugees and material culture. Drawing theoretical influences from phenomenology, aesthetics, and beyond, as well as from refugee studies and anthropology, the author addresses the current lack of theoretical analysis of the material, visual, spatial, and embodied aspects of forced migration, providing a fundamentally interlinked analysis of enforced exile and materiality. Sandra Dudley has worked with and on Karenni refugees since 1996, completing her doctorate in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford in 2001. She is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, having previously taught at Oxford and UEA and worked at the Pitt Rivers Museum.
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Focusing on the highly diverse Karenni refugee population living in camps on the Thai-Burma border, this innovative book explores materiality, embodiment, memory, imagination, and identity among refugees, providing new and important ways of understanding how refugees make sense of experience, self, and other.
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Figures Preface Acknowledgements Abbreviations Chapter 1. Materialising Exile and Karenni Refugees: An Introduction The Sensoriality and Materiality of Exile Continuity with Past Times and Places Being at home, being in place The Karenni Materialising Exile: Refugee Studies, Material Culture Studies and Beyond Chapter 2. In-Between: Being a Karenni Refugee Burmese Refugees in Thailand The Karenni Camps Being a Refugee: Self-Perceptions Material Forms, Bodies and Sense Experience in Being a Refugee Coping With Life in the Camps: Habit and Consuming Time Liminality Chapter 3. Inside/Outside: Refugee Journeys Journeys to and from the Camps Cross-Border Movement and Knowledge Forms of Knowledge and Emotional Response Memory and Feeling in Journey Narratives Journeying as Normal Landscape, Senses, Bodies and Things Chapter 4. Remembering, Forgetting and Imagining the Pre-exile Past Dress and Connections with the Past Diy-kuw and Thoughts of Home Moving Beyond Rupture Chapter 5. Coping and (Re)constructing 'Home' in Displacement Wider Contexts and Influences - and T-shirts Objects, Landscapes, Bodies: Metaphors and Foils for Experience Making Things, Making Place, Making Self Becoming 'At Home' in Exile Chapter 6. Materialising Home and Exile Conceptions of Home Continuity and Change Exilic Objects and Bodies Feeling Right With and In the World Bibliography Index
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Sandra Dudley brings unique and valuable insights into the field of forced migration both through her study of the Karenni refugees in Thailand, an overlooked group of refugees who have fled dire circumstances of counter/insurgency and destruction, and a material culture disciplinary lens. This is an eloquently composed text with high scholarly merits.A" * Hazel Lang, Australian National University
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Sandra Dudley has worked with and on Karenni refugees since 1996, completing her doctorate in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford in 2001. She is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, having previously taught at Oxford and UEA and worked at the Pitt Rivers Museum.
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ISBN13
9781845456405
Publisert
2010
Utgiver
Vendor
Berghahn Books
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
204
Vekt
467 gr
Høyde
229 mm
Bredde
152 mm
Se alle
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