Moving Places draws together contributions from Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa, exploring practices and experiences of movement, non-movement, and place-making. The book centers on “moving places”: places with locations that are not fixed but relative. Locations appearing to be reasonably stable, such as home and homeland, are in fact always subject to practices, imaginaries, and politics of movement. Bringing together original ethnographic contributions with a clear theoretical focus, this volume spans the fields of anthropology, human geography, migration, and border studies, and serves as teaching material in related programs.
About the Author
Nataša Gregorič Bon is Research Fellow at the Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies of the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU).
Jaka Repič is Associate Professor and Researcher at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana.
Table of Contents
Nataša Gregorič Bon and Jaka Repič
Chapter 1. The (Im)Mobility of Merantau as a Sociocultural Practice in Indonesia
Noel B. Salazar
Chapter 2. Away, Within and Forward: Wayfaring towards Better Lives
Chapter 3. Rooting Routes: (Non)Movements in Southern Albania
Nataša Gregorič Bon
Chapter 4. Tracing Roots: Slovenian Diaspora in Argentina and Return Mobilities
Chapter 5. Festival Organisers as Locals-Cosmopolitans: Triggering Movement toward and within Home Place
Chapter 6. Relational Centers in the Amazonian Landscape of Movement
Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen
Chapter 7. Displaced in the Native City: Movement and Locality in Post-War Sarajevo
Chapter 8. From a Tent to a House, from Nomads to Settlers: Constructions of Space and Place through Romany Narratives
Alenka Janko Spreizer
Chapter 9. Movement versus Roots? Ivory Coast – from Transnational Brotherhood to Autochthony