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Migrations

Mgr. Radka Klvaňová, M.A., Mgr. Kateřina Sidiropulu Janků, Ph.D., Mgr. Ondřej Hofírek, Mgr. Michal Nekorjak, Ph.D., PhDr. Michal Vašečka, Ph.D.

There is not a single migration; there are multiple migrations – experiences, practices and institutions leading to various forms and consequences of modern trans-state mobility. We look at migrating men, women, and children as subjects through whose acts, experiences and narratives migrations can be grasped. At the same time, state officers, social workers, and migrants´ employers are no less relevant as acting subjects. Multiple experiences and meanings of migrations are negotiated in everyday interactions at state offices, social centers and work places. Mobility or uprootedness is an equivalent state of existence to a settled life; both are co-existent in the ambivalent symbiosis. In the social sciences, the settler’s per­spective is being preferred and considered the norm. We are looking for ways to creatively deal with this ambivalence instead of disregarding it. The project is here to boost critical thinking about the contemporary world, and to examine and re-consider politics and practices rooted in the nation-state based legal norms and the perspective of the homesteader.


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