On_Culture: The Open Journal for the Study of Culture 10 (2020): Metaphors of Migration

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April 27, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Languages, Political Science, Art, Art History & Visual Studies


Dear colleagues,

We are very excited to announce the publication of On_Culture's Issue 10 (Winter 2020): "Metaphors of Migration," guest-edited by Jörn Ahrens and Axel Fliethmann.

In order to accommodate authors who might have found themselves in stressful circumstances while still adhering to our bi-annual publication rhythm, the 10th issue of On_Culture is published in two parts. The first in December 2020, with contributions on migration politics, housing and border metaphors, or transcultural place-making. 

Now the second part of contributions has been published, including an _Essay by Thanos Zartaloudis on “The Experience of Migration: From Metaphor to Metamorphosis” and two more _Articles, one by Laura Soréna Tittel on racial and social dimensions of antiziganism and one by Andreas Hudelist on Jonas Carpignano’s feature films Mediterranea (2015) and A Ciambra (2017).

Read the entire issue here: https://www.on-culture.org/journal/issue-10/

With best wishes,
The Editorial Team




Table of Contents


The Editorial Team: “Preface: Metaphors of Migration.”


Jörn Ahrens and Axel Fliethmann: “Metaphors of Migration: An Introduction.”



Thanos Zartaloudis: “The Experience of Migration: From Metaphor to Metamorphosis.”



Laura Soréna Tittel: “Racial and Social Dimensions of Antiziganism: The Representation of "Gypsies" in Political Theory.”


Andreas Hudelist: “Transtopian Moves: The Rhizome in Jonas Carpignano’s Feature Films Mediterranea (2015) and A Ciambra (2017).”


Hannes Kaufmann: “Transformations of Liberal Reason: Migration Politics and Shifts in Cultural Self-Interpretation.”


Matteo Dutto and Andrea Del Bono: “Transcultural Urban Re-Imaginings: Ephemeral and Participatory Art Interventions in the Macrolotto Zero Neighborhood.”


Laurin Mackowitz and Daniel Lorenz: “The Politics of Housing Metaphors: Challenging Images of Migration and Patriarchy.”


Jaxon Waterhouse and Chantelle Mitchell: “Shapes on the Horizon: Reading the Pumice Raft and Migration through Agentic Ecologies and Australian Border Control.”



Bonnie Reid: “Troubling the Border: Global Poetic Trans* Dislocations.”


Contact Info: 

The Editorial Team
On_Culture: The Open Journal for the Study of Culture
International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
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35394 Giessen

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