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Reading Derrida in Tehran: Between an Open Door and an Empty Sofreh

Yarbakhsh , Elisabeth


Abstract: We can only begin to grasp hospitality as we enact it and yet, in the moment of enactment, hospitality eludes us. In this paper I look at the enactment of hospitality in the relationship between Iranian citizen-hosts and Afghan refugee-guests in the Islamic Republic of Iran, in order to reflect more broadly on questions of Derridean hospitality. Moving between the theoretical and the ethnographic, I forcefully bring to bear on a situation of protracted refugee displacement, a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Humanities
DOI: 10.3390/h7010021
Access Rights: Open Access


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