Against the Grain

“Grief-Activism” Amidst Mass Dying at Sea

The Mediterranean has become a watery mass grave for thousands of migrants seeking entry into Europe. Maurice Stierl describes episodes of what he calls grief-activism: collective acts of grief and commemoration that simultaneously assert a radical critique of European border policy and militarization. He also discusses the current state of trans-Mediterranean migration.

Maurice Stierl, “Contestations in Death – The Role of Grief in Migration StrugglesCitizenship Studies

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