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Listening with Displacement

Sound, Citizenship, and Disruptive Representations of Migration

Tom Western

for the potential of listening to open creative engagements when representing displacement, finding spaces of narrativity that have not yet been claimed and foreclosed, and disrupting the dominant tropes of “European refugee crisis.” Second, it claims

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Between Labor Migration and Forced Displacement

Wartime Mobilities in the Burkina Faso–Côte d’Ivoire Transnational Space

Jesper Bjarnesen

movement from one state of exclusion to another. This article explores the dynamics between labor migration and forced displacement in the context of the Ivorian armed conflict. Through a conceptual discussion of these dynamics, it is suggested that

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Spirits of displacement

Gnawa rituals and gentrification in Casablanca

Stefano Portelli

This article analyzes the interplay between religion and urban transformations by focusing on the Moroccan Gnawa, a spiritual network of working-class musicians and ritual operators based in the old centers (the medinas) of most Moroccan cities, and on the gentrification in the center of Casablanca, Morocco’s economic capital. Displacement and gentrification disrupt the relation with urban spaces, which is a crucial, though understudied, feature of the Gnawa brotherhood, and thus entails deep changes to their economic, social, and ritual life. Urban transformations in Casablanca mobilize religious discourses and symbols, while restricting access to spaces that allow vernacular ritual practice. Religion, however, may also provide a language to react, at least symbolically, to urban transformations.

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Hope and Sorrow of Displacement

Diasporic Art and Finding Home in Exile

Mediya Rangi

Rushdi Anwar is a Kurdish artist in exile who references his personal experiences of genocide, situated within the modern history of his homeland, Kurdistan, to reflect on the region’s sociopolitical issues. His conceptual art demonstrates that exilic consciousness may be articulated and continuously developed through diasporic artistic expressions. Rushdi’s artwork installation ‘Irhal [Expel] – Hope and Sorrow of Displacement’ (2014–2015) aims to draw attention to the commonalities of human experience by narrating the journey from sorrow to hope. It invites audiences to understand displacement from a common perspective, the search for a safe home. Through a Deleuzian lens, this article explores Rushdi’s nomadic journey by looking at his diasporic artwork that connects the Australian context with the global crisis of conflict and displacement.

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Hamlet’s Displacement as a Recurrent Case in Cather’s A Lost Lady and Al Halaby’s Once in a Promised Land

Tareq Zuhair

exploring the literary text, one is discovering oneself gaining insight into the complexities of the multifarious self. 1 Freudian psychoanalysis, through neurosis and displacement, examines how the mind reacts to human failure and probes the unconscious

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Layers of Spatial Rupture among Syrians in Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Syria

Charlotte Al-Khalili and Birgitte Stampe Holst

Taking Syria as a starting point, this special section re-examines the intersections of political and human movements and unfolds the intricate ways in which conflict follows people into displacement and is reconfigured in the process. Through

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Postmodern Depthlessness and the Psyche

Therapy, Displacement and Emotional Simulacra in Carrie Fisher's Postcards From the Edge

Jo Trevenna

displacement. I shall begin my discussion by examining the numerous acts of displacement exhibited in the text before considering how the postmodern displacement of reality is linked to Fisher's presentation of the contemporary psyche. The acts of displacement

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A Response to “Listening with Displacement”

Rihab Azar

A few days after participating in the Beyond Borders Scotland festival, I finally started writing this response to Tom Western's article, “Listening with Displacement,” with (personally) much-needed conviction. Having been in the inspiring company

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The Box, the Fish, and Lost Homes

Suranjana Choudhury

Division in undivided India. Sylhet remained with East Pakistan during Partition. This box was forced to migrate; it was not given any choice. Humans had no choice during that time. The displacement of 1947 damaged lives, destroyed souls. The box migrated

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Visual Storytelling about Genocide, Displacement, and Exile

Encounters with Rithy Panh

Katarzyna Grabska

Sontag (2007) “For Me Cinema Means Freedom”: Art, Alternative Stories, and Alternative Knowledge about Genocide and Displacement When I arrived in France, after four years under the Khmer Rouge regime, I wanted to live very simply and forget