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Corpses and Places: Remaking World and Afterworld in a Camp for Displaced Persons

Start Time: March 21, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
End Time: March 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Event Details:

For refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs), displacement is more than a technical problem of logistics and delivery, and more than just a problem of maintaining biological existence. It is an existential dilemma posed by the destruction not only of their homes, but of the world they once knew, including many of their social relationships, their attachments to places and the structures and practices they used to create meaning. In this talk, Elizabeth Dunn look at how IDPs in the Republic of Georgia create "topolgangers"---two very different and distinct places on the identical terrain---to recreate the villages they lost on the grounds of the camp. In doing so, they begin to reconstitute the world as a comprehensible space where action has meaning.

Organized By:

Andrew Gilbert