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A Sensible Politics Image Operations of Europe’s Refugee Crisis Bishnupriya Ghosh Refugee image cultures are the dangerous supplement to refugee crises. As such, they invite critical opprobrium, sometimes for the unethical sensationalism of particular images and sometimes for the desensitizing effects of image overloads. At first glance, the steady stream of images serves only to numb rather than to incite real-time respon- sibility toward the migrant waves that seek passage into new territorial enclosures. Or the deluge of images invokes withdrawal and

European Regions
Perspectives, Trends and Developments in the 21st Century

Europe’s Rural Areas … … Need Cultural-political Perspectives BEATE KEGLER AND WOLFGANG SCHNEIDER A large number of European activities currently indicate the necessity of looking more closely at rural areas. They include, among others, Common Grounds and the LEADER programme as well as various network activities. Common Grounds is the name of a European project proposal in which artists and village communi- ties from all over Europe jointly search for old and new narratives about rural areas. The LEADER programme is increasingly promoting future

Small Cinemas in Transition
Series: Film

Europe's only Megacity Urban Growth, Migration and Gentrification in 21st Century Moscow JULIA RöTTJERIJAN K USBER At the beginning of the 21" century, Moscow is the largest city and the only Megacity in the European context. 1 It is therefore a case study tobe considered in the frame of this conference volume about perspectives of cultural sciences on urban slum areas and their inhabitants. The capital of the Russian Federation has been growing constantly over the last 20 years and the city itself is cur- rently home to approx. 12,000,000,2 the Moscow

European Periphery Rainer Liedtke Whether something is central or peripheral depends entirely on the position of the observer. The historiography of urban Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, and in particular with regard to urbanisation and environmental issues, shows a marked tendency to consider anything outside North Western and Central Eu- rope as ‘peripheral’. With a few exceptions, the development of Scandinavian, Southern, South Eastern and Eastern European cities has been of only secondary interest in academic discourses of European urban history

Europe Materializing? Auf dem Weg zu einer transnationalen Geschichte der europäischen Infrastrukturen Alexander Badenoch und Andreas Fickers1 Nach einer Reihe gescheiterter Startversuche wurde kürzlich in Brüssel ein ›Mu- seum of Europe‹ eröffnet, wenn auch als Sonderausstellung anlässlich des fünf- zigjährigen Jubiläums der Römischen Verträge. Das Museum, das noch immer auf der Suche nach einem dauerhaften Sitz ist, dient der Entwicklung eines ge- meinsamen europäischen Identitätsgefühls durch ein europäisches Geschichts- narrativ.2 Ein Teil der

Monuments, Markers, Memories
New Perspectives beyond Neoliberalism and Nationalism