Troublesome Temporalities: Europe between Nostalgia and Promise

Shore, Cris. 2015. Troublesome Temporalities: Europe between Nostalgia and Promise. Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, 24(1), pp. 120-122. ISSN 1755-2923 [Article]

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The three articles published in this Forum section were all finalists for the Graduate Student Prize of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe (SAE), which met at the American Anthropological Association’s 2013 meeting in Chicago. While they deal with different parts of Europe (Bulgaria and Romania and Spain, respectively), what unites them is a shared interest in issues of loss, social memory, identity, agency and death, and, in particular, the way people experience temporality and change (see Connerton 1989; Forty and Küchler 1991). The authors brilliantly capture the mood of uncertainty and anxiety facing Europeans in a period of unprecedented uncertainty, insecurity and austerity. What they also show is how Europe’s poor and marginalised are both shaped by and, in turn, try to shape or subvert the national and European policy regimes to which they are subjected.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.3167/ajec.2015.240108

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Dates:

DateEvent
1 March 2015Published

Item ID:

25816

Date Deposited:

15 Feb 2019 12:06

Last Modified:

15 Feb 2019 12:06

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/25816

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