Empty Migrant Rooms: An Anthropology of Absence through the Camera Lens

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July 21, 2017

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Constance De Gourcy, « Empty Migrant Rooms: An Anthropology of Absence through the Camera Lens », CRISALIDE, ID : 10670/1.3ywtwy


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The article explores "empty migrant rooms" in Central Albania and their photographic image as seen through an anthropology of absence. In which way can a dialogic work between ethnographer and photographer reveal the local meanings of such spaces as lieux de mémoire commenting on temporary absences and prospective presences? The authors explore the local terminology, the affective care and the social interaction generated by and around such rooms. It is argued that such spaces are not only fl...

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