The word “genuine” proliferates
In comments threads and candidates’ speeches
As 1,500 are lost at sea
(A conservative estimate)
(The highest on record)
And we ask: How authentic is your desperation?
Ignoring the calculation of risk
That precedes stepping onto a precarious float
Teetering on the edge of submersion
How authentic is your desperation?
Along with Julia Morris (University of Oxford), I am co-convening the following panel at the 13th EASA Biennial Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), taking place in Tallinn, Estonia, on 31 July – 3 August, 2014:
“Moving people: anthropologists adopting, interrogating and refuting governmental categorisations”