Nar02
Narratives of temporary dwelling(s): critical and historical perspectives

Convenors:
Hagar Salamon (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Stream:
Narrative
Location:
VG 3.101
Start time:
27 March, 2017 at 8:30
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

The phenomenon of temporary dwelling narrated from critical and historical perspectives: the socio-political circumstances that bring about temporary dwelling, such as wars, famine or social injustice, and narrative and ritual practices addressing and processing temporary dwelling(s).

Long abstract:

In this session we intend to approach the phenomenon of temporary dwelling as narrated from critical and historical perspectives. We invite contributions that view the socio-political circumstances that bring about temporary dwelling, such as wars, famine or social injustice, and narrative and ritual practices addressing and processing temporary dwelling(s). Papers may include concrete however critically interpreted ethnographies as well as theoretically based analyses. Theoretical points of departure that we have raised include the heterotopical (Foucault) character of temporary dwellings that sets them as positions to view other modes of dwelling; the inherent dynamics of mobility and stability in the strategies and tactics of temporary dwelling (de Certeau); the symbolical and political aspects of nomadism vs. sedentary living (Deleuze and Guattari).