Publicity and Representation: Music in Medializing and Politicizing Processes of (Forced) Migration
Ph. D. Ulrike Präger
The project centers on migration-elicited musical practices and their public representation and medialization as translational places of difference, similarity, and in-betweenness. In analyzing (musical) voices from refugees and migrants arriving in Europe from the Middle East and other areas, as well as the voices of these refugees’ host societies, this phenomenological-historical ethnography foregrounds the multifaceted ways in which musical expressions mediate (or do not mediate) between populations, ideologies, and politics in post-migration integration processes.