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A Sea of Transience: Poetics, Politics and Aesthetics along the Black Sea Coast

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A Sea of Transience

Poetics, Politics and Aesthetics along the Black Sea Coast

Edited by Tamta Khalvashi and Martin Demant Frederiksen

216 pages, 15 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-786-0 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (February 2023)

eISBN 978-1-80073-787-7 eBook Not Yet Published

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“The book is one of a kind, beautifully written and curated, and moreover original in its theoretical and empirical insights.” • Rapti Siriwardane-de Zoysa, Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT)


Transience is found in every meeting and form of coexistence between people and things that live and exist by, or move across or along, the Black Sea. It may come in various forms and guises, from de facto states, tourism, migration, trafficking or military troops, and it needs to be written and captured in sensuous, affective and imaginative ways. With particular attention to poetics, politics and aesthetics, this volume focuses on the scales of transient moments and histories, and enables readers to see and sense the many forms of transience that occur in a given landscape, sea or space.

Tamta Khalvashi is Professor of Anthropology and the Head of the PhD Program of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Ilia State University in Georgia.

Martin Demant Frederiksen is Associate Professor in anthropology at the Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University. He is the author of An Anthropology of Nothing in Particular (Zero Books, 2018).

Subject: Anthropology (General)SociologyEnvironmental Studies (General)
Area: Central/Eastern EuropeAsia


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