The Festival of Pacific Arts

Alexeyeff, Kalissa. "Entangled Traditions: Beth Dean and Victor Carell and the 1972 South Pacific Festival of Arts," in Stevenson, K. and Taiwan, K.M. (eds.,). The Festival of Pacific Arts: Celebrating over 40 years of Cultural Heritage. University of the South Pacific Press, 2017.

The Festival of Pacific Arts, initially known as the South Pacific Arts Festival, has grown from the 1st edition with 1000 participants from 20 countries to the Festival of Pacific Arts with close to 3000 delegates from 27 countries. The concept for a regional festival originated from the Fiji Arts Council in 1965. They envisioned a festival put on by and for Pacific peoples; a festival built upon the tradition of both sharing and passing cultural knowledge from one generation to the next.

Skilful Survivals

Fernandez, Bina. “Irregular Migration from Ethiopia to the Gulf States,” in Fargues, Philippe and Shah, Nasra M. (eds.,). Skilful Survivals: Irregular Migration to the Gulf. Gulf Research Centre, 2017.

The overall objective of this volume is to advance existing knowledge about irregular migration to the Gulf, a subject about which huge research gaps remain. The report focuses on the role that legislation, policies and practices play in enabling and sustaining irregular, or undocumented, migration. Case studies highlighting these elements are presented on all the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, namely: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Le Loup et le Musulman

Hage, Ghassan. Le Loup et le Musulman. Wildproject Éditions, 2017.

Dans un monde régi par la domestication, le loup et le musulman apparaissent comme deux grandes figures fantasmatiques menaçant la “civilisation”. Ils ne respectent pas les frontières nationales, qui garantissent le maintien de l’ordre colonial. Pour Hage, le crime écologique et le crime racial reposent sur la même volonté de “gouverner l’ingouvernable”. Parce qu’on ne gouverne ni les âmes, ni le climat, islamophobie et géoingénierie sont deux avatars de la même illusion domesticatrice - aux conséquences également funestes. More information...

Oltre Adriatico e ritorno

Belojevikj, B. and Mattioli, F. “Etnografia di una Crisi Normale. Crisiscape, Vrski, e Riflessione Antropologica a Skopje, Macedonia,” in Lofranco, Z. T. and Pusceddu, A. M. (eds.,). Oltre Adriatico e ritorno. Percorsi antropologici tra Italia e Sudest Europa. Meltemi, 2017.

The last twenty years has seen the rebirth, within Italian anthropology, of an interest in South-Eastern Europe, in line with a widespread public attention, stimulated by the dramatic events following the end of the Cold War. The volume is an unprecedented attempt to reflect on the reasons for this renewed interest, through research paths that explore the mobile scenario in which relations and balances between the two shores of the Adriatic are redefined. More information...

Death and Digital Media

Arnold, M., Gibbs, M., Kohn, T., Meese, J. and Nansen, B. Death and digital media. Routledge, 2017.

Death and Digital Media provides a critical overview of how people mourn, commemorate and interact with the dead through digital media. It maps the historical and shifting landscape of digital death, considering a wide range of social, commercial and institutional responses to technological innovations. The authors examine multiple digital platforms and offer a series of case studies drawn from North America, Europe and Australia. More information...