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Anth02


The shared future of Afropean lifeworlds 
Convenors:
Thomas Widlok (University of Cologne)
Augustine Agwuele (Texas State University -mit- KFG Uni-Leipzig)
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Format :
Panel
Streams :
Anthropology (x) Futures (y)
Sessions:
Saturday 3 June, -, Saturday 3 June, -
Time zone: Europe/Berlin

Short Abstract:

We explore future scholarship by seeing the Afropean as a single, if diverse, connected case, instead of contrasting "Africa" and "Europe" as stand-alone units. "Afropean" here refers to the whole transactional zone comprising the continental masses of Europe and Africa including the Mediterranean.

Long Abstract:

This panel is based on a strong reading of what constitutes "the Afropean", namely the transactional zone comprising the continental masses of Europe and Africa including also the Mediterranean. Submissions to this panel explore the future prospects of seeing the Afropean as a single, if diverse domain, instead of comparing, contrasting and separating "Africa" and "Europe" as imagined pure and stand-alone units. Possible points of departure are the shared history, current economic dynamics, mobility and migration but also an awareness that many of the core patterns of social and cultural concerns (hierarchies, political and economic participation, gender and generational relations, religious practices etc.) do not align with continental boundaries. Contributors are invited to sketch the new future opportunities of such a perspective but also possible shortfalls. Last but not least we invite interventions that seek to envisage what a shared scholarly landscape would look like which was not premised and organized along the Africa/Europe divide but that would take it for granted that we are in fact dealing with a single connected case.

Accepted papers:

Session 1 Saturday 3 June, 2023, -
Session 2 Saturday 3 June, 2023, -