Ethno-Political Battles of Middle Eastern Diasporas

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 31 (Main Building)
RC05 Racism, Nationalism and Ethnic Relations (host committee)

Language: English

There is increased ethnic, sectarian and religious violence and ensuing cross-border movement of peoples within the Middle East, and into and out of the region. The colonial impositions and borders are being questioned, and the previously accepted orders are being challenged (e.g. by Kurds). Ethno-political movements based in, and originating from, the Middle East are also increasingly self-assertive and articulate.
By paying attention to these recent developments, papers in this session will discuss the ethno-political struggles and demands of diasporas originating from the Middle East. Whilst some submissions might choose to focus on Middle Eastern diasporas living in for example, Europe or Latin America, there is the possibility for papers to examine the Middle Eastern diasporas within the Middle East. Papers could focus on a particular group or engage in a comparative study. Submissions which explore the transnational links, activities and ethno-political battles of diasporas are particularly welcome.
Session Organizer:
Ipek DEMIR, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
The African Diaspora Uprising: Blackness in the Making in France
Abdoulaye GUEYE, University of Ottawa, Canada
Nationalism Among Iranian University Students
Ayatollah MIRZAIE, The Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies (IHCS), Iran
The Power of Implicit Processing of Religious Symbols to Activate or Moderate Anti-Muslim Attitudes Among Jews
Lipaz SHAMOA-NIR, Zefat Academic College, Israel; Irene RAZPURKER-APFELD, Zefat Academic College, Israel