Oral Presentation Session - Cosponsored Status Awarded
Sponsored by: Society for the Anthropology of Europe
Cosponsored by: Association for the Anthropology of Policy
Of interest to: Practicing and Applied Anthropologists, Teachers of Anthropology in Community Colleges, Students, Those Involved in Mentoring Activities
Primary Theme: Immigration/Migration/Citizenship
Secondary Theme: The Political
This panel seeks to address the modalities in which multiple forms of crisis are interlaced with pre-existing situations of conflict. Whether in SE Europe, where the Greco-Turkish conflict mires understandings of the refugee reception crisis, or the Balkans, where post-war infrastructures become utilised in the management of such reception, or even the UK, where discourses over migration figure prominently in the conflictual discourses over Brexit, the two tropes of crisis discourse, conflict and migration, are spurring their own new dynamics. The papers in the panel ask what happens as these dynamics are being generated and what this might tell us about how crisis is exacerbated and normalised. How is it that societies across Europe today are becoming entangled in this situation of multi-crisis? How have societies that coped with past conflict addressed later crises in recent years? What tools has anthropology to offer in maintaining an analytic perspective to explain historical and current complexities? How far can we talk about resilience in this entanglement? The papers in the panel address a number of situations across European space, but hold lessons of global import and of direct relevance to the conference themes.