In 2016 a legislative proposal introducing an abortion ban resulted in female mass mobilisations. The protests went along with frequent claims of Polish as well as European belonging. Next to this, creative appropriations of patriotic symbols related to national movements, fights and uprisings for independence and their transformation into a sign of female bodily sovereignty could be observed all over the country. The appearance of bodies needs to be looked at in relation to the concrete political context and conditions in which bodies materialise (Butler 2015). Bodies are in this sense always relational, but they also depend. The article argues that the constitution of ‘European bodies’ can serve to empower people exposed to and oppressed by nationalist biopolitics. In such cases a ‘European body’ might be constituted in distinction to the nation/nationalism and its claim of ownership on female bodies (the ‘national body’) and by performing multiple belongings extending national belonging.
Embodied Claims between the Nation and Europe
An Interview with Vice Mayor Lefteris Papagiannakis
Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou and Nina Papachristou
In this interview with UCL’s Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou, Lefteris Papagiannakis explains his role as Athens’ vice mayor for migrants and refugees. He discusses the city’s responses to the arrival of thousands of refugees and migrants in the last few years. He reflects on the complex relationship of the municipality of Athens with non-government support networks, such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations, as well as autonomous local activists, in providing support services to migrants. Papagiannakis also addresses how Athens negotiates its support for these groups in the current European anti-immigrant climate, and the relationship between the Greek economic crisis and the so-called “refugee crisis.”
Comics and Transnational Exchanges
Lawrence Grove, Anne Magnussen, and Ann Miller
customs. Leishman argues that the form of consumerist nationalism fostered by the adverts had a political dimension in its affirmation of Scottish distinctiveness, but by the 1970s, discourses around national identity were increasingly built on the
comics history at the beginning of the twentieth century. The protagonist of Miranda-Barreiro’s analysis is Alfonso Daniel Rodríguez Castelao, one of the founders of Galician nationalism, who was also a cartoonist who published cartoons and caricatures in
In the 1970s and 1980s, North and South Yemen appeared to be two states pursuing opposing, sometimes hostile, economic and political policies. Then, in 1990, they suddenly united. This article analyses sport diplomacy as an instrument in opening institutional contacts between the two governments and as a venue for conveying important socio-political and historical messages. Cross-border football contests reinforced the largely invented notion of a single Yemen derived from pre-Islamic kingdoms. This idea remains a foundation of Yemeni nationalism and a base of Yemeni national identity.
Interactions between Fieldwork, Epistemology and Theory
religion, geography and power relations with the Ottoman Empire determined how they reacted to nationalism and modernist trends. While the Kurds sparked both the political and scientific interest of scholars, diplomats and travelers, the collective national
Critical Heritages of Migration and Belonging
proposes taking forward the notion of ‘agonistic remembering’ ( Bull and Hansen 2015 ) into the professional practice of heritage interpretation as a counter to increasing political populism and nationalism in many European countries. References Anderson
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Mette Louise Berg
social sciences, grounded as they are in “methodological nationalism” ( Wimmer and Glick-Schiller 2003 ) and a “sedentarist bias” ( Malkki 1995 ). Migration and Society will act as a space to host and foster inter-, cross-, and trans
structures within the social networks of the café and “legitimate” commercial operations. Keywords : Algerian nationalism, clandestine networks, Paris, policing Muriel Cohen , Les circulations entre France et Algérie: un nouveau regard sur les migrants (post
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others might follow. She finds that France’s standing has declined in many (though by no means all) areas, and she asks what prospects the current moment—Emmanuel Macron’s electoral victory in the face of Europe’s resurgent nationalism—might hold for a