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Title Languages of resistance, transformation, and futurity in Mediterranean crisis-scapes : from crisis to critique / edited by Maria Boletsi, Janna Houwen, Liesbeth Minnaard
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
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Descript 1 online resource (xviii, 312 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series Palgrave studies in globalization, culture and society
Palgrave studies in globalization, culture and society
Note 1. Introduction -- 2. Dwelling in Noncrisis (Im)possibility: Transmigrant Collective Action in Greece, 2016 -- 3. In the Refugee Machine: The Absence of Crisis and its Critical (Re-)Production -- 4. In Precarity and Prosperity: Refugee Art Going Beyond the Performance of Crisis -- 5. Crisis, Common Sense, and Boredom: A Critique of Neoliberal Hegemony in Turkey -- 6. Cultural Narratives of Crisis and Populism in Spain: Metaphors, Nation-branding, and Social Change -- 7. Palestine and the Migrant Question -- 8. Lampedusa in Europe; or Touching Tales of Vulnerability -- 9. Alternative Hospitalities on the Margins of Europe -- 10. Algeria Time and Water Logic: Image, Archive, Mediterranean Futurity -- 11. Greek Weird Wave; Or, On How to Do A Cinema of Biopolitics -- 12. Moving Images, Moving Archives: Fracturing the Crisis in Interactive Greek Documentaries -- 13. Ice-As-Money and Dreams-As-Ice: Christos Ikonomou's "The Blood of the Orange" and the Critique of Liquidity -- 14. Rethinking Stasis and Utopianism: Empty Placards and Imaginative Boredom in the Greek Crisis-scape
This collection rethinks crisis in relation to critique through the prism of various declared 'crises' in the Mediterranean: the refugee crisis, the Eurozone crisis, the Greek debt crisis, the Arab Spring, the Palestinian question, and others. With contributions from cultural, literary, film, and migration studies and sociology, this book shifts attention from Europe to the Mediterranean as a site not only of intersecting crises, but a breeding ground for new cultures of critique, visions of futurity, and radical imaginaries shaped through or against frameworks of crisis. If crisis rhetoric today serves populist, xenophobic or anti-democratic agendas, can the concept crisis still do the work of critique or partake in transformative languages by scholars, artists, and activists? Or should we forge different vocabularies to understand present realities? This collection explores alternative mobilizations of crisis and forms of art, cinema, literature, and cultural practices across the Mediterranean that disengage from dominant crisis narratives. Chapter 1 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via
Host Item Springer Nature eBook
Subject Crises -- Social aspects -- Mediterranean Region
Crises (Philosophy) -- Social aspects -- Mediterranean Region
Crises in mass media
Global/International Culture
Middle Eastern Culture
European Culture
Alt Author Boletsi, Maria, editor
Houwen, Janna, editor
Minnaard, Liesbeth, editor
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