"Traveling without moving. Reflections on (im)mobility and liminality"
Date de début : 9 Novembre 2020 14:00
Date de fin : 9 Novembre 2020 16:00
Lieu : Online |
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Flavia Cangià is a sociocultural anthropologist conducting research on work and mobility as part of the projects NCCR LIVES and NCCR on-the-move. Her current research focuses on im/mobilities, work transitions, precarity, imagination and digitalization. Her book "Liminal Moves. Traveling along Places, Meanings, and Times" is hot out of press at Berghan Books, in the Worlds in Motion series.
Short abstract: “Traveling without moving. Reflections on (im)mobility and liminality”.
Geographical mobility embodies the common idea of moving towards something different, the expectation, aspiration or imagination of change. And yet any experience of mobility is made of immobility, of points and moments through which movement passes and stops, where things seem to stand still. How to investigate the interplay of mobility and immobility and its potential for change? I propose using liminality as a key-concept. I explore how a liminal condition emerges at the crossroad of mobility and immobility, where familiar meanings and practices of movement are disrupted, when travel does not come to an end yet and travelers are stuck in a state of in-betweenness. In this condition, change may be possible but is not yet achieved. By drawing upon a dialogue between anthropological theory and cultural psychology and an ethnographic exploration of (im)mobile encounters, I illustrate how mobile and immobile people navigate this condition through moving across spatial, symbolic and temporal boundaries.
If you can't make it to the seminar, the talk will be recorded and made available online through a dedicated AnthroMob channel. More info in due course. Please, forward to anyone interested.
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