The New Nomadic Age - Archaeologies of Forced and Undocumented Migration - Yannis Hamilakis

The New Nomadic Age - Archaeologies of Forced and Undocumented Migration - Yannis Hamilakis

Commentary: Belonging and Belongings: On Migrant and Nomadic Heritages in and for the Anthropocene

The New Nomadic Age - Archaeologies of Forced and Undocumented Migration - Yannis Hamilakis

Rodney Harrison [+-]
University College London
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Rodney Harrison is Professor of Heritage Studies at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London and the founding editor of the Journal of Contemporary Archaeology. He is the (co-)author or (co-)editor of more than a dozen books and edited volumes and over 60 refereed journal articles and book chapters on a range of topics, with particular foci on the material pasts, presents and futures of archaeology, anthropology, heritage and museums. His books include After Modernity: Archaeological Approaches to the Contemporary Past (with co-authors, OUP, 2010), Heritage: Critical Approaches (Routledge, 2013), Collecting, Ordering, Governing: Anthropology, Museums and Liberal Government (with co-authors, Duke, 2017) and The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World (with co-editors, OUP, 2013). He has previously held research and teaching positions at The Open University, The Australian National University, The University of Western Australia and in the Research Unit, Cultural Heritage Division, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service in Sydney. He is currently Principal Investigator of the collaborative, interdisciplinary Heritage Futures research programme. From 2017 he will be AHRC Priority Area Leadership Fellow for Heritage.
Staffan Appelgren [+-]
University of Gothenburg
Staffan Appelgren is a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Gothenburg.
Anna Bohlin [+-]
University of Gothenburg
Anna Bohlin is a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Gothenburg.

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It can be suggested that today we live in a new nomadic age, an age of global movement and migration. For the majority of people on earth, however, especially from the global south, crossing national borders and moving from the global south to the global north is risky, perilous, often lethal. Many are forced or compelled to migrate due to war, persecution, or the structural violence of poverty and deprivation. The phenomenon of forced and undocumented migration is one of the defining features of our era. And while the topic is at the centre of attention and study in many scholarly fields, the materiality of the phenomenon and its sensorial and mnemonic dimensions are barely understood and analysed. In this regard, contemporary archaeology can make an immense contribution. This book, the first archaeological anthology on the topic, takes up the challenge and explores the diverse intellectual, methodological, ethical, and political frameworks for an archaeology of forced and undocumented migration in the present. Matters of historical depth, theory, method, ethics and politics as well as heritage value and public representation are investigated and analysed, adopting a variety of perspectives. The book contains both short reflections and more substantive treatments and case studies from around the world, from the Mexico-USA border to Australia, and utilizes a diversity of narrative formats, including several photographic essays.

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Harrison, Rodney; Appelgren, Staffan; Bohlin, Anna. Commentary: Belonging and Belongings: On Migrant and Nomadic Heritages in and for the Anthropocene. The New Nomadic Age - Archaeologies of Forced and Undocumented Migration. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Nov 2018. ISBN 9781781797112. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34657. Date accessed: 09 Dec 2018 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34657. Nov 2018

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