The words and things of migration
Date November 10, 2022
Time 10:00 AM EST - 3:15 PM EST/3 PM - 8:15 PM CES
Location Hybrid (In person at CERC Migration office / online via Zoom)
10:00 AM EST - 3:15 PM EST/3 PM - 8:15 PM CES
Contemporary migrations have come to be represented by a myriad of words and things that reflect its complexity. From irregular migration, diversity, nation and culture, to consumer goods, artistic works, detention centres and biometric technologies, the words and things concerning migration can influence political narratives, provide building blocks for administrative or legal practices, even shape knowledge itself and much more. This international workshop looks at the modalities, conditions and power relations which sustain their production and circulation across various sociopolitical contexts, geographical areas and scales.
Specifically, the workshop seeks to address the following questions:
- What are the political and social processes that produce and circulate the words and things of migration?
- What are the effects of the words and things of migration on how we understand the world, interact and define our identity?
- What are the material conditions of the words of migration? What are the discursive conditions underpinning the production of the things of migration?
The workshop will foster a dialogue between studies concerned with the systems of meanings, terminologies, vocabularies, languages and discourses of migration, on the one hand, and studies that investigate the objects, artefacts, technical assemblages and materiality of migration on the other. Our discussions will highlight that the imaginaries, practices, policies and knowledge of migration are rooted both in words and networks of practices, institutions and material realities.
This conference will be delivered in French with English simultaneous translation provided on Zoom.
|9-10 AM EST
|10-10:30 AM EST
|Opening speech and introduction of the workshop, Anna Triandafyllidou, Amin Moghadam and Younès Ahouga (CERC Migration, Toronto Metropolitan University)
|10:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Panel 1 - Migrations, objects and materialities
Chair and discussant: Janine Dahinden, University of Neuchâtel
|12:30-1 PM EST
|1-3 PM EST
Panel 2 - Migrations, languages and life narratives
Chair and discussant: Emmanuelle Le Pichon-Vorstman (University of Toronto – OISE)
|3-3:30 PM EST
|Reflections and concluding remarks from Amin Moghadam and Younès Ahouga
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