Objects of exile: a typology

Working paper in french.

Studies related to migratory movements have until now given little attention to objects despite the fact they are the only tangible traces of contemporary intense human circulation. However, objects of exile are not merely objects of migration. Organised according to a principle of coexistence, objects of exile include artefacts and literary or artistic representations and address issues of time, space and multiple identity. This paper aims at sketching a material cultural of exile and at drawing an initial typology according to three main criteria: the unstable condition of the exiled subject; the linkage between materialness and immaterialness; the transformation of uses and practices.

This text is part of a series of Working and Position papers :

  • Alexis Nuselovici (Nouss), Étudier l’exil, FMSH-PP-2013-09, septembre 2013.
  • Alexis Nuselovici (Nouss), L’exil comme expérience, FMSH-WP-2013-43, septembre 2013.
  • Alexis Nuselovici (Nouss), Exiliance  : condition et conscience, FMSH-WP-2013-44, septembre 2013.
  • Alexis Nuselovici (Nouss), Exil et post-exil, FMSH-WP-2013-45, septembre 2013.
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