Recently, transcript Verlag has published the volume Refugee Routes: Telling, Looking, Protesting, Redressing edited by Vanessa Agnew (Universität Duisburg-Essen and Australian National University), Kader Konuk (Universität Duisburg-Essen), and Jane O. Newman (University of California, Irvine). It is the first volume in the Academy in Exile book series published by transcript Verlag and a response to the ever-growing number of refugees and displaced people worldwide.
Egemen Özbek, a researcher at KWI and an Academic Coordinator/Co-Editor of the Academy in Exile book series, introduces the book’s intervention as follows, “calling for the integration of the memories of refugees into collective historical consciousness and the building of a commemorative culture centred on migration heritage, Refugee Routes questions longstanding identities and narratives to imagine societies more accommodating to the displaced.” Özbek underlines that “the volume calls for the intensification of scholarly, artistic, and activist efforts to memorialize refugee and exilic experiences, routes, and places” and “emphasizes that memorialization should not be limited to ‘desirable’ refugees but should include ‘undesirable’ refugees as well.”
For a detailed introduction to the volume by Egemen Özbek, please also visit the TRAFO Blog.
The book is available as an open-access work. More information can be found here.