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CfP: States of Exceptions: The Politics of Sacrifice: Martyrs and Migrants

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The Politics of Sacrifice

Workshop: The University of Manchester, December 10th–11th, 2015

The workshop will be held at the University of Manchester, December 10 and 11, 2015. The following topics will be covered

  • The Mediterranean Migrants Crisis: Critical Analyses
  • Political Theologies of Martyrdom
  • Writing a Vacuum: Ethnographies of Migration
  • Phenomenology of Martyrdom: Sacrifice, Suicide, Killing
  • The World Seen from a Boat: Statelessness and Mobile Geographies
  • Martyrdom & World Religions: Critical Interpretations
  • Bio-Sovereignty: The Body of the Migrant, the Remains of Citizenship
  • Martyrdom in Context: Case Studies from around the World
  • Africa, Europe, Asia, Oceania, America: Translating Narratives of Migration and Diasporas
  • The Politics of Martyrdom: Self-Immolation and the Quest for Sovereignty
  • Martyrdom as a Politics of Sacrifice

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