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Integrating Strangers in Society

Perspectives from Elsewhere

Editors: Platenkamp, Jos D. M., Schneider, Almut (Eds.)

  • Enables the reader to recognize the current European modes of dealing with immigrants (or “strangers”) in society
  • Provides a much-needed anthropological and non-European counterpoint to scholarly literature on migration
  • Explores the position of the anthropologist as a “stranger by vocation” during long-term fieldwork
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About this book

This book provides a uniquely positioned contribution to the current debates on the integration of immigrants in Europe. Twelve social anthropologists—“strangers by vocation”—reflect upon how they were taken in by those they studied over the course of their long-term fieldwork. The societies concerned are Sinti (northern Italy), Inuit (Canadian Arctic), Kanak (New Caledonia), Māori (New Zealand), Lanten (Laos), Tobelo and Tanebar-Evav (Indonesia), Banyoro (Uganda), Gawigl and Siassi (Papua New Guinea) and a township in Odisha (India). A comparative analysis of these reflexive, ethnographic accounts reveals as yet underrepresented, non-European perspectives on the issue of integrating strangers, enabling the reader to identify and reflect upon the uniquely Western ideals and values that currently dominate such discourse.

About the authors

Jos D. M. Platenkamp is Professor of Social Anthropology in the Institute of Ethnology at the University of Münster, Germany.

Almut Schneider is Associate Researcher in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Platenkamp, Jos D. M.

    Pages 1-22

  • Becoming a Sinta: Learning to See Dreams and Relating to the Dead

    Tauber, Elisabeth

    Pages 23-37

  • “You are like Geese”. Working and Drum Dancing with Inuit Elders in Nunavut (Canada)

    Laugrand, Frédéric

    Pages 39-52

  • Being the Other in Inuit Society

    Stuckenberger, Anja Nicole

    Pages 53-73

  • An Anthropologist in Kanaky. Modulations of Belonging and Otherness

    Monnerie, Denis

    Pages 75-90

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integrating Strangers in Society
Book Subtitle
Perspectives from Elsewhere
Editors
  • Jos D. M. Platenkamp
  • Almut Schneider
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16703-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16703-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16702-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 229
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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