Transnational moralities: the politics of ir/responsibility of and against the EU border regime

Perl, Gerhild; Strasser, Sabine (2018). Transnational moralities: the politics of ir/responsibility of and against the EU border regime. Identities. Global Studies in Culture and Power, 25(5), pp. 507-523. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/1070289X.2018.1507979

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The death of Alan Kurdi, the boy washed ashore in Turkey in September 2015, provoked a global moral outcry. The pictures of the toddler went viral across social networks and in the media. Following these images across borders, we analyse moral and political responses to the ‘EU refugee crisis’ by illuminating the circumstances under which people feel, take on, and demand responsibility. Considering EU policies and their lethal consequences as mechanisms of an organised irresponsibility, we show how the circulation and modification of the images played on moral sentiments and on political demands in Europe and across the Mediterranean. The anthropological engagement with transnational moralities contributes to the analysis of politics of ir/responsibility of and against the EU border regime.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Social Anthropology

UniBE Contributor:

Perl, Gerhild and Strasser, Sabine

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

1547-3384

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Funders:

[UNSPECIFIED] Swiss National Science Foundation
[UNSPECIFIED] University of Bern

Language:

English

Submitter:

Johanna Weidtmann

Date Deposited:

13 Jun 2017 11:04

Last Modified:

22 Sep 2018 13:13

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/1070289X.2018.1507979

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Responsibility, transnational flows, moral economy, moral sentiments, Turkey, EU border regime

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/97252

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