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Theme 4. The Circulation of Objects and Cultural Signs

1. Program 4.1: Artistic creations, technological exchanges and religious dynamics

– Researchers: K. Argyriadis, G. Bonacci, J. Mallet, N. Puig, M. Timera, De. Vidal, Dom. Vidal  Doctoral students : K. Maenhout, A. Rakotomalala Artistic creations will be of interest here, in particular when they are the work of people or of artistic milieus in circulation: migrants, exiles, ethnicized and racialized minorities, etc. We will consider relocalized and multi-localized productions and practices, but also artistic productions of which certain have the explicit […]

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Theme 3. Mobility, Memory and relation to Territory

3. Program 3.3. Political use of space, relations of power, and identification

– Researchers : O. Hoffmann, C. Poiret, C. Médard, G. Schlemmer  Associated researcher : C. Agudelo  Doctoral student : J. Corredor This program examines the modalities of appropriation and control of spaces, by integrating the dimension of identity that can exist, without necessarily attributing a fundamental role to it. This should allow us to evaluate the articulations between different modes of identification and to better evaluate the processes of designation of territories and […]

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Theme 3. Mobility, Memory and relation to Territory

2. Program 3.2. Anthropology of extreme exile

Researcher : M. Hovanessian This program aims to apprehend the resistant subjectivities, or spaces of subjectivation, in which state sponsored violence has produced the erasure of “anthropological places”, to be understood as places invested with the power to “reflect on place”, where the everyday life of a group becomes entwined with lineage, filiations, transforming the geographic place into a territory of ritualized, symbolized life. An anthropology of extreme exile inevitably combines […]

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Theme 3. Mobility, Memory and relation to Territory

1. Program 3.1. “Recurrences of slavery”

Researchers : M-P. Ballarin, G. Bonacci, M-J. Jolivet Here we will be interested in the heritage of slavery in the contemporary period, in the long term repercussions of a forced migration, that of the slave trade, and in the contemporary recompositions of society and identity born of these changes. Taking into account the enduring strength of the status of slave, which has become a social category that is often concealed, allows […]

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Theme 2. The fabrication of otherness, racism and discriminations

3. Program 2.3. Ethnic and racial group formation, discriminatory processes

– Researchers: A. Rabaud, Y. Gastaut, M. Cognet, P. Cuturello, J.-L. Primon, C. Poiret  Associated researchers: V. De Rudder, M. Eberhard, M. Manier  Doctoral students: E. Adam Vesina, R. Braud, M. Duclos, C. Gabarro, J.-M. Huctin, N. Puvilland, J. Scheepers, Y. Tahata, D. Trawale Racism is considered one of the forms that interethnic social relations can take. The research projects in this program question the practical modalities of racism through […]

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Theme 2. The fabrication of otherness, racism and discriminations

2. Program 2.2. Immigration and minority situations : policy, discourse, and mobilizations

– Researchers: E. Cunin, G. Frigoli, Y. Gastaut, G. Ivaldi, C. Médard, A. Morice, A. Rabaud, J. Streiff-Fénart  Associated researchers: A. Berghamaschi, J. Gartner, M. Manier, M. Nayrac  Doctoral students: M. Clergeau, C. Gourdeau, Im Ahn Bak Ne, M. Lejeune, P. Montvalon, M. Petitjean, H. Sanders The enduring establishment, in Europe in particular, of the “question of immigration” in the public arena provides another framework for deciphering the experiences and […]

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Theme 2. The fabrication of otherness, racism and discriminations

1. Program 2.1. Mobilities and figures of otherness

– Researchers: F. Lestage, S. Potot, C. Quiminal, J. Streiff-Fénart  Associated researcher: Ph. Poutignat  Doctoral students: M. Belqasmi, N. Liberona, L. Tassin The production of new categories of otherness can first be detected in the representations produced by migratory flows themselves. These flows do not only influence mobility, but also modify the relationship to otherness in many sending, receiving, or transitional countries. URMIS’s work in sub-saharan Africa, in the Maghreb […]

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Theme 1. Reconfigurations of Contemporary Migrations

3. Program 1.3. Circulations and social recompositions

– Researchers : M. Hovanessian, M. Laëthier, N. Puig, S. Souchaud  Doctoral Student: L. Rosenfeld A common history among different types of mobility (slave trade, colonization, world wars, and colonial conflicts), postcolonial and contemporary relationships between governments and societies that take a multitude of shapes, and current and past mobilities (migrations, circulations…) makes migration and migratory projects an integral part of the social representation that we seek to decipher. Research in […]

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Theme 1. Reconfigurations of Contemporary Migrations

2. Program 1.2. Life cycle, family and mobilities

– Researchers: M. Lesclingand, F. Lestage, Z. Ouadah-Bedidi, S. Potot  Doctoral students : L. Cuartas, Du Juan, S. Musinde Sangwa, D. Park Mobility profoundly affects all the stage of the life cycle, from the earliest years of childhood to death, including modes of family composition. Whether the nuclear family migrates as a unit or whether its members are dispersed geographically because of migration, these population movements are a basis for questioning […]

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Theme 1. Reconfigurations of Contemporary Migrations

1. Program 1.1. Workers and circulating elites

– Researchers : V. Erlich, S. Potot, S. Souchaud, M. Timéra, Dom. Vidal  Associated researcher : M. Paris  Doctoral students : M. Anglada, A. Després, B. Dicko, Christelle Fitaten Hounsou, E. Hellio, F. Tandjigora, R. Dahhan Voluntary, economic, or student migration is more often than not considered by its participants as a means of upward social mobility, whether this occurs in the receiving country or in the country of origin. Whether it is […]

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Some detailed Projects

MIGRAGRI EUR ANR Project

Projet ANR JCJC 2005, Sciences humaines et sociales (Ref : ANR-05-JCJC-0227-01) Foreign workers in western agriculture: European construction and changes in migrations patterns Duration of the project: 3 years, 2006-2009. MIGRAGRI Download the project (in french) Aims of the project Western European agricultures nowadays are subject to deep modifications concerning there labour forces. The changing patterns of employment result from increasing international agricultural competition, as well as from European enlargement and […]

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Some detailed Projects

ECRP Project

Project funded by the European Science Fondation, in the framework of the European Collaborative Research Projects in the Social Sciences, call EUROCORES ECRP 2005 New Migrations Dynamics: Regular and Irregular work on the European Labour Market Aims of the project: The collaborative project will deal with working migrations and gendered matters in three economic sectors-agriculture, domestic services and prostitution- in which foreigners and among them, women, are over represented. The […]

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Axis 3. Collective identities: movements, construction, staging, narration

Axis 3. Programme 1. Collective memory, patrimony and national and regional imagination

The studies conducted in this programme centre on different situations in which the past is reconstructed in order to respond to current objectives. They analyse how collective memory is invented and manipulated on a regional and national level in order to form new images of cities (Belgrade, Marseille), regions (the Caribbean) or countries (Cuba, Madagascar, Thailand, Mexico and Belize). These analyses delve into the processes of promoting material and symbolic […]

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Axis 2. Immigrants and minority groups as the focus of public action, institutional practices and public speech

Axis 2. Programme 1. Immigration as a social and political issue

As it is more important than ever to be aware of the issues analysed in Axis 1 in order to avoid the categories, the modes of thinking and even the analytical perspectives imposed particularly by the institutional or political rationale, study must also focus on the processes themselves that constitute immigration as a “social issue”. The analyses developed in this programme concentrate on migrant participation in the general institutional structure […]