Corpses and Places: Forced Migrants and Worldmaking in the Republic of Georgia
For refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs), displacement is an existential dilemma posed by the destruction of their homes and the world they once knew, including many of their social relationships, their attachments to places, and the structures and practices they used to create meaning. In this talk, I look at how IDPs in the Republic of Georgia create topolgangers, two very different and distinct places on identical terrain to recreate the villages they lost on the grounds of the camp.
Elizabeth Cullen Dunn '91 is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Geography and International Studies at Indiana University.
The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology.
Friday, September 14, 2018 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Rush Rhees Library, Humanities Center Conference Room D
755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626