Cartographies of Hospitality

Cartographies of Hospitality

Cartographies of Hospitality

The terms "migrant crisis" and "refugee crisis" have come to denote a particular contemporary period of European political uncertainty and fragmentation in responses to those fleeing from violence and poverty in the Middle East and Africa towards the imagined safety of Europe. Amidst growing concerns in Europe about the unfavorable socio-economic effects of contemporary migration and forced exile, this comparative qualitative study will examine a less prominent side of global mobility: hospitality. Drawing from discussions of hospitality in continental philosophy, we are working with and from a broad understanding of hospitable practices as entailing the giving of time and space.

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Hospitality, hostility and everything in between in an era of forced displacements

International Conference at Stockholm University, Sweden, 25-26 April 2019.

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Fataneh Farahani

Fataneh Farahani is an Associate Professor of Ethnology and Wallenberg Academy Fellow at Stockholm University. Within her research program “Cartographies of hospitality” funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation (2016-2021), she examines the political, philosophical and cultural aspects of hospitality (and hostility) in regards to contemporary migration and forced exile.

Yasmin Gunaratnam

Yasmin Gunaratnam

Yasmin Gunaratnam is a Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths (University of London). At Goldsmiths she teaches on race, feminism, disability, cultural representation and research methods.