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Between Boundary-Work and Cosmopolitan Aspirations

A Historical Genealogy of EASA (and European Anthropology)

Damián Omar Martínez

, Kuper claimed, had successfully provided that theoretical project and a common ground among European intellectual traditions, leading the field towards a ‘multi-centred’ and ‘more cosmopolitan discipline’. I left the Plenary Session convinced by Kuper

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The Israeli Diaspora in Berlin

Back to Being Jewish?

Larissa Remennick

In this ethnographic essay, I reflect on the origins and present condition of the new (post-2010) Israeli diaspora in Berlin. Based on 10 months of participant observation, I map out the main sub-streams of this emigration; elicit the economic, professional, and political reasons for leaving Israel; and explore these émigrés’ initial encounter with German society. My observations suggest that many Israeli residents of Berlin (mostly secular) rediscover their Jewishness along diasporic lines and forge ties with the local religious and community organizations. Being a small minority in the German-speaking milieu, Israelis invest in building their own Hebrew-based community networks, including media outlets and cultural and educational institutions. Lastly, I explore these émigrés’ ties with Israel and conclude that many Israelis in Berlin are sojourners rather than immigrants and that Berlin is but one phase in their life journey.

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Couchsurfing Along the Trans-Siberian Railway and Beyond

Cosmopolitan Learning through Hospitality in Siberia

Dennis Zuev

This article focuses on the process of cosmopolitan learning among hosts in a hospitality couchsurfing network in Siberia. The data making up the empirical basis for the study were collected during fieldwork in Siberia: between 2007 and 2011 in Krasnoiarsk and Novosibirsk and from 2010 to 2012 in Irkutsk and Vladivostok. The article argues that the interactional dynamics between hosts and guests in cosmopolitan learning are determined by the combination of emotive and cognitive rewards. The primary emotional charge occurs as a result of the first interaction with the visitor, while a cognitive “bonus“ is represented by the opportunity to practice a foreign language in the home environment. In addition, hosts reflect on such aspects as the exchange of lifestyle ideas, the exposure to everyday habitual practices, and the realization of commonality and difference. These reflections leading to self-discovery in the comfort of one's own home constitute an important element in the process of cosmopolitan learning.

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Eleni Sideri

The Caucasus was a zone of encounters for centuries, generating images of regional cosmopolitanism in the past. This vision creates expectations for the present, when it is included in the wider discussion about the meanings of cosmopolitanism today, its relation to modern geopolitics, and issues of social and political co-existence and recognition. This essay focuses on two different photographs that belong to different Greek families in Georgia. These photographs represent two different historical experiences of migration and pinpoint different understandings of cosmopolitanism. However, they both seem to stem from specific discourses about diasporas and their cosmopolitan character. The role of language in the construction of these discourses is fundamental. The essay compares photographic representations of the 'Greek Diaspora' in order to trace the perceptions of cosmopolitanism they generate, the cultural capital they carry, and its outcome in relation to Greek diaspora politics.

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Anna Bara, Tero Mustonen, and Oxana Zemtsova

its neighbors in China, Central Asia, Russia and Mongolia” (p. 16). Chatterjee’s analysis of the region is the examination of spaces that exist beyond nation-states, not in terms of restricted geographic space but in terms of cosmopolitan space and its

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Eilon Schwartz

words, the solution was to be a Jew in the home and cosmopolitan in the street, as Mendelsohn formulated the Enlightenment directive for Jews. The public square was to be a decidedly neutral (i.e., secular) affair, ruled by rational argument and devoid

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Menachem Klein

Nakba that destroyed joint cosmopolitan urbanism (ibid.). Arab Jews It is widely assumed that Albert Memmi (1975) coined the term ‘Arab Jew’. But it was not, in fact, an Arab Jew from Algiers who invented the term in the late twentieth century. Rather

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Akulina Mestnikova

Translator : Jenanne K. Ferguson

, especially minority ones. References Balzer , Marjorie Mandelstam . 2014 . “Korennye kosmopolity: Ekologicheskaia zashchita i aktivizm v Sibiri i na Dal’nem Vostoke.” [Native Cosmopolitans: Ecological Protection and Activism in Siberia and the Far East

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Making Sense of the Remote Areas

Films and Stories from a Tundra Village

Petia Mankova

outside and is not evident at the local level ( Ardener [1987] 2012 ). The three media programs are the stories of filmmakers traveling a long distance to experience the village in a particular way: a cosmopolitan German director meets indigenous people, a

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Uliana Vinokurova

Translator : Tatiana Argounova-Low

University of Cambridge, UK. References Balzer-Mandelstam , M. 2014 . “Korennye kosmopolity. Ekologicheskaia zashchita i aktivizm v Sibiri Dal’nem Vostoke.” (Native cosmopolitans. Ecological protection and activism in Siberia and the Far East) In Kul