Negotiations of migration: reexamining the past and present in contemporary Europe

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At a time when migration is mostly discussed in terms of “conflict” and “crisis”, it is decidedly important to acknowledge the discursive traditions, narrative patterns, and conceptual categories that continue to inform how migration is represented, analyzed and theorized in contemporary Europe. This volume focuses on the potential of artistic and critical practices to challenge hegemonic framings of migration and embrace the ambivalence inherent in migration as a conflictual, often violent, yet also liberating uprooting. By placing special emphasis on “peripheral” perspectives and subject positions, the volume provides new insights into topics such as belonging and exclusion, the “migrant crisis”, and memory. By bringing into dialogue creative practices and academic discourses, it explores how new modes of seeing and theorizing may emerge through experiences and representations of migration. Situated within the field of literary and cultural studies, it complements historical and social analyses in the emerging interdisciplinary field of migration studies.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDe Gruyter
Number of pages262
ISBN (Electronic)9783110712018
ISBN (Print)9783110711950
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2021

Publication series

NameCulture & Conflict
PublisherDe Gruyter


  • Cultural studies
  • General cultural studies
  • Literary studies
  • Other topics
  • Society
  • Topics in cultural studies
  • Migration
  • Migration, Europe, Arts, Memory, Culture
  • Cultura contemporânea


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