Episode 1: Introducing Travelling Concepts

Episode 1: Introducing Travelling Concepts

In this introductory episode Dr. Tessa Diphoorn and Dr. Brianne McGonigle Leyh discuss how this podcast came into being and the idea behind "Travelling Concepts". In addition to sharing how they met, they discuss what the notion of travelling concepts entails by providing examples from their own research and what they hope to achieve.

They also ask themselves questions such as: are concepts getting richer when they travel? Do they enhace interdisciplinarity or do they cause confusion? And why do some concepts travel while others don't? While they don't provide an immediate answer to these questions, they give an idea on what kind of questions this podcast is interested in and what they expect from future episodes.

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Literature list and further reading

On Travelling Concepts:

Bal, Mieke and Marx-MacDonald, Sherry. 2002. 'Travelling Concepts in the Humanities: A Rough Guide' , University of Toronto Press.

On Travelling:

Baer, Susanne.2013. ‘Traveling Concepts: Substantive Equality on the Road’, 46 Tulsa Law Review 59.

Risse, Thomas. 2017. Domestic Politics and Norm Diffusion in International Relations: Idea Do Not Float Freely, Routledge.

On Transformation:

Degener, Theresia. 2016. ‘Disability in a Human Rights Context’, 5 Laws 35.

Fredman, Sandra; Kuosmanen, Jaakko and Campbell, Meghan. 2016. ‘Transformative Equality: Making the Sustainable Development Goals Work for Women’, 30 Ethics and International Affairs 177.

Gready, Paul and Robins, Simon. 2014. ‘From Transitional to Transformative Justice: A New Agenda for Practice’, 8 The International Journal of Transitional Justice 339.

McGonigle Leyh, Brianne and Fraser, Julie. 2019. ‘Transformative Reparations: Changing the Game or More of the Same?’, 8 Cambridge International Law Journal 39.

On Sovereignty:

Bonilla, Yarimar. 2017. “Unsettling Sovereignty.” Cultural Anthropology 32(3): 330-339.

Buur, Lars. 2006. “Reordering Society: Vigilantism and Expressions of Sovereignty in Port Elizabeth’s Townships.” Development and Change 37 (4): 735-757.

Bryant, Rebecca and Madeline Reeves, eds. 2020. Sovereign Longings: Anthropological Perspectives on Political Agency. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Hansen, Thomas B., and Finn Stepputat. 2006. “Sovereignty Revisited.” Annual Review of Anthropology 35: 295–315.

Humphrey, Caroline. 2007. “Sovereignty.” In A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics, ed. D. Nugent and J. Vincent. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 418-426.

Ong, Aihwa. 2000. “Graduated Sovereignty in South-East Asia.” Theory Culture and Society 17 (4): 55-75.

Oosterbaan, Martijn and Wil Pansters. 2015. “Introduction: Sovereignty and Social Contestation. Between Violence and Alternative Sociocultural Orders.” Conflict and Society 1: 125-128.

Sieder, Rachel. 2011. “Contested Sovereignties: Indigenous Law, Violence and State Effects in Postwar Guatemala.” Critique of Anthropology 31(3): 161–184.