The Places We Share

The Places We Share : Migration, Subjectivity, and Global Mobility

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This book explores the relationship of mobility to subjectivity, identity to place by exploring the lives of people on the move. The authors draw on research among nomads, immigrants and serial migrants and question their own trajectories. Their comments on cosmopolitanism, ethnicity and religion challenge conventional wisdom from concrete but 'ungrounded' perspectives.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 160 x 239 x 24mm | 485g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739117084
  • 9780739117088

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Power to Name and the Desire to be Named: State Policies and the Invisible Nomad Chapter 3 Zacarias Moussaoui: Moroccan Muslim? French Terrorist? Benighted Zealot? War Criminal? Serial Migrant? All of the Above? Chapter 4 From the Maghreb to the Mediterranean : Immigration and Transnational Location Chapter 5 Is It Possible to Be Both a Cosmopolitan and a Muslim? Chapter 6 A New Take on the Wandering Jew Chapter 7 Errance, Migration, and Male Sex Work: On the Socio-Cultural Sustainability of a Third Space Chapter 8 Moving into Morocco: Cosmopolitan Turn in the Medina Chapter 9 Trilateral Touchstones: Personal and Cultural Spaces Chapter 10 In Search of Tangier's Past Chapter 11 Positioning the Self, Identity, and Language: Moroccan Women on the Move Chapter 12 From Tribe to Virtual Tribe Chapter 13 Linked Comparisons for Life and Research
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Review quote

This volume, edited by Susan Ossman, deals with issues of great importance and relevance for our era. In an era where there is a widespread preoccupation with the quantitative categorisation of migrants' personal or collective characteristics, this book offers a quite different perspective which gives emphasis to subjectivity, identity fluidity, representations of mobility and space, and culture. Overall, this book is a valuable resource offering an alternative perspective on migration. It makes for a wonderful read! -- Theodoro Iosifides Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, July 1, 2009 Because of the thematic...emphasis on Morocco, this collection will be of particular interest to social scientists working in the region, but it also makes a strong contribution to anthropology, the literature on migration, and critical media studies. Scholars of religion will find useful the essays demonstrating the complex facets of religious and cultural identity. The nuanced way many of the authors critique the notion of cosmopolitanism through lived experience is refreshing, and the diverse perspectives highlight the complex social positions of serial migrants in a world where movement among multiple cultures does not imply rootlessness but rather complex attachments to space and place. MESA Bulletin
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About Susan Ossman

Susan Ossman is senior lecturer at Goldsmith's College, University of London.
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