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Performing and Re-enacting Southern Italian Lament: Ritual Mourning and the Migration of Images in the Mediterranean
Funerary lament and ritual weeping are multi-sensorial public expressions of grief that are often referred to as examples of cultural continuity in and across the Mediterranean. In the 1950s, anthropologist Ernesto de ...
Connectivity and its Discontents: The Sahara – Second Face of the Mediterranean?
This paper argues that the Sahara can be approached as a region following Horden and Purcell’s (2000) suggestions for the Mediterranean. Or at least, that this is true in economic and ecological terms. Internally, however, ...
The Production of Illicit Lives: Racial Governmentality and Colonial Legacies Across the Strait of Gibraltar
For centuries, the Strait of Gibraltar has been a crossroads between Africa and Europe. Since the 1980s, however, it has increasingly become a “zone of illegality” (Hannoum 2020) where racial governmentality produces illicit ...
‘Knitting Together the Unconjoined’: Mediterranean Connectivity Revisited
The ancient geographer Strabo imaged Rome’s conquest of a Mediterranean-wide empire as a ‘knitting together’ of ‘unconjoined’ regions – unconjoined because of a lack of harbours or other natural deficiencies. This article ...
Please ‘Like’ Me: Reconfiguring Reputation and Shame in Southeast Turkey
This article draws on long-term ethnographic research on the uses of social media and their consequences for people’s everyday lives to shed light on how young men’s long-standing concerns over reputation and shame have ...