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INIMKOND: tunnustatud Aasia uurija ja antropoloog Johan Lindquist, tema film B.A.T.A.M. ja seminar Tallinna Ülikoolis

Seminar „Brokers, Channels, Infrastructure: Methods for Conceptualizing Transnational Migration“ 


Ootame Sind järgmisel kolmapäeval, 9. novembril kell 18.00 toimuvale INIMKOND seminarile koos tunnustatud antropoloogi ja Aasia uurija Johan Lindquistiga. Sel korral saab INIMKOND seminari raames näha nii Johan Lindquisti dokumentaalfilmi, kuulata tema ettekannet ning arutada vastavate teemade üle.

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Aeg:  9. november kell 18:00 – 20:30/21:00
Koht: Tallinna Ülikoolis, ruum nr A-325

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Seminar: Brokers, Channels, Infrastructure: Methods for Conceptualizing Transnational Migration  

global-workJohan Lindquist: “In this talk I describe my research on the migration of low-skilled Indonesian migrants to destinations across Asia and the Middle East on time-limited contracts. Rather than primarily focusing attention on the mobility of migrants, my project has been concerned with the brokers that recruit and transport migrants to employers abroad. In other words, in ethnographic terms the project focuses on what might be termed the middle-space of migration. In this context, brokers become a methodological starting point for conceptualizing migration more broadly. In this talk, I will describe my ongoing struggle to connect ethnographic engagement with conceptual development. In doing so I hope to generate comparative discussion and debate.”

Film: B.A.T.A.M.
B.A.T.A.M. tells the contrasting stories of two women: Wati, a young factory worker, and Dewi, a prostitute, both of whom live through a dramatic transformation on the Indonesian  island of Batam, located on Singapore’s doorstep. In this free-trade zone, an official economy based in the factories, and an unofficial economy of prostitution, have developed together, increasing Batam’s population from 3,000 to 700,000. As the two divergent economies depend on female labor, the experiences of these two women illuminate the ways in which multinational capitalism and migration interact in the shadowlands of globalization.

imageJohan Lindquist is Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Forum for Asian Studies at Stockholm University in Sweden. He is a member of the editorial committee of Public Culture, has published articles in journals such as Ethnos, JRAI, Public Culture, Pacific Affairs, and International Migration Review, is the co-editor of Figures of Southeast Asian Modernity (University of Hawai’i Press, 2013), the author of The Anxieties of Mobility: Development and Migration in the Indonesian Borderlands (University of Hawai’i Press, 2009), and the director of the documentary film B.A.T.A.M. (Documentary Educational Resources, 2005).

Üritust korraldavad Tallinna Ülikooli Humanitaarteaduste instituudi (TÜHI) Aasia uuringute ja antropoloogia inimesed koos, dotsent Alexander Horstmanni ja vanemteadur Karin Deani eestvedamisel.