Contemporary Nomadisms

ab 14,90 

Matilde Callari Galli (Ed.)

Relations between Local Communities, Nation-states and Global Cultural Flows. Contributors: M. Callari Galli, Z.A. Franceschi, I.G. Pazzagli, B. Riccio, L. Urru

ISBN 978-3-8258-9712-3
Band-Nr. 12
Jahr 2007
Seiten 112
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Freiburger Sozialanthropologische Studien/Freiburg Studies in Social Anthropology/


One of the most powerful and widespread ideal and political reasons
underlying the birth and building of the Nation-state has been the
concurrence of territory, culture and people. Lately, however, one can
observe a complete overturning of the relation between territorial and
social spaces. New forms of international migrations, new systems of
communication, new financial flows, and new political entities constitute
relations, which, by crossing over the old borders, take on a territorial
multipolarity as the area of their sociocultural practices. Studying the
new relations between culture and territory implies laying stress on the
effects of processes of contemporary nomadisms at global, local, virtual,
and everyday life levels. The volume contains a collection of essays that
try to illustrate the trends of the ceaseless nomadisms spanning our
world, the distinctive modalities by which they fuel yet are also
subjected to the complexity of contemporariness, looking into an
ethnography of the modern traffic of the incorporeal but also of identity
experiences and of state and state-like practices enfolding them.