Dr. Adams to Give Brownbag Talk on Indonesian Homeland Travel
How can anthropology speak to the complex emotional, social and cultural terrain of a world where displacement is increasingly the norm? That is, how might we address the multiple realities of life in a gated globe, where “home”, for some, is a place of longing, for others of belonging, and for still others it is neither or both? Kathleen Adams's talk draws on the prism of homeland travel to address some of these questions, focusing in particular on her on-going research with far-flung Indonesian migrants whose recreational returns to the homeland (either via touristic pilgrimages or Facebook cyber-returns) for international festivals and family rituals entail varied experiences of inclusion and exclusion, as well as re-imaginings of identity and ethnic, religious and national heritage.
Monday, April 3
Sponsored by the Chardin Anthropological Society