Going beyond representational anthropology: re-presenting bodily, emotional and virtual practices in everyday life : separated youngsters and families in Greenland

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Greenland is a huge island, with a total of four high-schools. Many youngsters (age 16-18) move far away from home in order to get an education. There is a close connection between: 1) The dream and the desire for education; 2) Mobility (away from the family, home and friends in a very young age for getting an education; 3) Transforming a new and unknown site and space into a known place, where one can make one-self at home ('home one-self') through bodily, emotional, material ,and virtual practices.
The paper is based on a filmed ethnography fieldwork, where we film and follow everyday life in a student dorm hall in Sisimiut. In the film we try to show how they do, feel and practice mobility, and show how they all move and ‘emove’, and how transformation work into the young people and their families.
In this presentation I want to screen two sequences from the film, in order to show and clarify how mobility and transformation are made and dealt with both from the youngsters’ and their parents’ perspectives, but in asynchronous loups. I want to invite you into the landscape of feelings and affects where these kinds of movements happen, and discuss some methodological challenges in performing this type of research going beyond representations and investigating the non-representative
Udgivelsesår29 nov. 2016
Antal sider1
StatusUdgivet - 29 nov. 2016
BegivenhedMATERIAL MOBILITIES - Aalborg universitet, Aalborg, Danmark
Varighed: 29 nov. 201630 nov. 2016


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