? Difference and Diversity in a Changing Germany , co-editors Jan-Jonathan Bock and Sharon Macdonald (2019) recall two arresting images that captured the news cycle at the height of the so-called ‘refugee crisis’ in 2015: a white refrigerated truck containing
A Case Study of a Syrian Refugee Protest in Germany
States of Displacement: Middle Eastern Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and Asylum Seekers in Global Context
Lucia Volk and Marcia C. Inhorn
) combined registered less than 700,000 asylum claims in 2019 ( Eurostat 2020 ). While Germany continues to accept the largest number of asylum seekers within the EU, applications have fallen. Yet, along the Mediterranean, in countries such as France, Spain
The Repatriation of Human Remains from European Collections as Potential Sites of Reconciliation
This Forum contribution builds on the ethnographic engagement with restitution projects as places of transcultural encounter. Based on data collected in 2019 during repatriation ceremonies in Berlin and Leipzig, I show how a responsibility for human remains that was shared between European museums and Australian Indigenous custodians set in motion processes of healing, both among Indigenous groups and those working with these collections in Europe. I further argue that ethnographic museums change in these processes from supposedly passive exhibition spaces to spaces of socio-critical engagement. Finally, I explore the decolonial potential of such collaborative engagements with heritage within and beyond European borders that are motivated by provenance research and repatriation practices.
Comics, Memory, and Cultural Representations of 17 October 1961
journalists recorded the events they witnessed on the streets on 17 October, leading to some coverage in mainstream and radical newspapers, such as the left-wing, anti-colonial France-Observateur . Countries such as the USA, Britain, and Germany, receiving
A New Paradigm for Understanding Belonging?
processes and attachments to the idea of ‘home’, belonging and place among both German and Polish residents of Görlitz-Zgorzelec, a town that straddles the River Neisse and therefore the national border between these two countries since 1945. Large
L'irrésistible expansion du döner kebab
Stéphane de Tapia
Döner-kebab became the emblem of Turkish gastronomy. It is nowadays present in all the world. In fact, this culinary preparation is somewhat new in Turkey, and in its worldwide form of sandwich, it appears in Germany with the immigration of Turkish workers, and being offered by the Turks, the Greeks and the Lebanese cooks. However, it is not known by the other Turkic countries, except if imported by Turkish migrants. Turkish Gastronoms and Gourmets are often sad to see that this speciality became the symbol of Turkish cuisine in foreign countries.
Le döner-kebab est devenu la spécialité emblématique de la cuisine turque, aujourd'hui consommé dans le monde entier. En réalité, c'est une préparation apparue relativement récemment en Turquie et sous sa forme internationale avec l'immigration turque en Allemagne. Il est revendiqué par les Turcs, les Grecs ou les Libanais, mais reste étranger aux autres pays turcophones, sauf importation récente apportée par les immigrés turcs. Gastronomes et gourmets turcs sont souvent attristés de voir que cette préparation est devenue le symbole de la cuisine turque à l'étranger.
simplistic dichotomies like colonisers/colonised crumble to dust not only by refining arguments and augmenting complexity, but also, and especially, when closer scrutiny is applied: Franz Boas was a German in America, Bronisław Malinowski a Pole (born Austro
Reflections on the Sustainability of the Field
) in the UK, the requirement for a habilitation in German-speaking countries and Central Europe, and the ‘title’ ( zvanje ) system in former Yugoslav countries. Furthermore, with more institutional stability for researchers and their conversations
Report on the Panel on Ethnographic Museums and Indigenous People, ICOM Kyoto, September 2019
Macron; it also considered the initiatives taken by Dutch museums not to wait for repatriation claims but instead to proactively open talks with former colonies; lastly, the panel discussed the German government's $2 million investment into restitution
Boundary Work as Production of Disciplinary Uniqueness
were colonised by social anthropology. When I studied Europäische Ethnologie ( Volkskunde, European Ethnology) in 1980s West Germany, there was a pronounced spirit of critical cultural studies focusing on the everyday, inspired by a historical view