Ambivalences of temporary residency: Needs and imagined futures of public intellectuals

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Abstract

Abstract accepted.
Ethnographic fieldwork is used by means of interviews, observation and document analysis. The chapter has an anthropological approach to studying small places in order to discuss larger societal issues and argues that these individuals are transnational and cosmopolitan both as a necessity and as a reaction to tribalised mechanisms in their countries of origin. The situation of living outside the homogenizing nation-states stimulates reflections on migration, academic freedom, democracy and sense of belong to globalized communities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRefugee scholarship and refugee knowledges of Europe
EditorsMagdalena Kmak, Heta Björklund
PublisherRoutledge
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

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Keywords

  • Migration
  • Civil society
  • Anthropology
  • Social imagining
  • Ambivalence

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Svensson, C. F. (Accepted/In press). Ambivalences of temporary residency: Needs and imagined futures of public intellectuals. In M. Kmak, & H. Björklund (Eds.), Refugee scholarship and refugee knowledges of Europe Routledge.