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Lande: the Calais 'Jungle' and Beyond

Published

22 May 2019

Page count

112 pages

ISBN

978-1529206180

Dimensions

198 x 129 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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Published

22 May 2019

Page count

112 pages

ISBN

978-1529206227

Dimensions

198 x 129 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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Published

22 May 2019

Page count

112 pages

ISBN

978-1529206210

Dimensions

198 x 129 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
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    How can Archaeology help us understand our contemporary world? This ground-breaking book reflects on material, visual and digital culture from the Calais “Jungle” – the informal camp where, before its destruction in October 2016, more than 10,000 displaced people lived.

    LANDE reassesses how we understand ‘crisis’, activism, and the infrastructure of national borders in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, foregrounding the politics of environments, time, and the ongoing legacies of empire.

    Introducing a major collaborative exhibit at Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum, the book argues that an anthropological focus on duration, impermanence and traces of the most recent past can recentre the ongoing human experiences of displacement in Europe today.

    “Shocking, stunning, sobering. Lande forces us to ask who we are, what we'd do in the shoes of others, and whether we can continue to look away from what Calais has become.” Danny Dorling, University of Oxford

    "This deeply informed, richly illustrated and politically engaged book describes border camps as hostile environments in which humans resist impermanence by their relations to objects." Frédéric Keck, CNRS and Laboratoire d'anthropologie sociale

    “An unsettling work of border archaeology that documents how a war of things (tents, shoes, and flowerpots) is really about who gets to be human.” Shannon Lee Dawdy, University of Chicago

    Dan Hicks is Professor of Contemporary Archaeology at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford. Dan’s research combines Archaeology and Anthropology to study the modern and contemporary world through material and visual culture, from museum collections to landscapes and ‘heritage’.

    Sarah Mallet is Postdoctoral Researcher and TORCH Research Fellow in the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford, and Co-Curator for the Pitt Rivers Museum exhibition LANDE: the Calais ‘Jungle’ and Beyond.

    Preface;

    Introduction: Borderline Archaeology;

    Environmental Hostility;

    Temporal Violence;

    Visual Politics;

    Giving Time.