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Research Context

Sri Lanka | France

Research Interests

Violence | Memory | Fighters | Sri Lankan Tamils

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Biographical Note

Giacomo Mantovan received his PhD in Social Anthropology in 2015 from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He was research fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies (Netherlands, 2016-2017), at Stanford (fall 2017), at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities of Edinburgh University (2018). His main research interests are violence, war and its aftermath, fighters, life stories, memory, the body, experience, diasporas, asylum policies, the link between individuals, groups and institutions, Sri Lankan Tamils and the Tamil Tigers (LTTE).

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Data updated on 03-07-2022 , from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE .

Journal article

A ‘tactical’ use of collective history: the construction and certification of truth in life accounts for Sri Lankan Tamil asylum application in France

Mantovan, Giacomo, Contemporary South Asia. 221 - 237. 2. 26. 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09584935.2017.1346585 . 10.1080/09584935.2017.1346585 . Published

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« Au milieu du chemin de notre vie ». Le témoignage dans un centre de soins pour exilés à Paris. Contenu, formes et intrigue

Mantovan, Giacomo, e-Migrinter. 16. 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.4000/e-migrinter.948 . 10.4000/e-migrinter.948 . Published

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Vite di frontiera. Riflessioni sulla produzione di soggettività degli esiliati, tra violenza e cosmopolitismo

Mantovan, Giacomo, Meridiana. Rivista di storia e scienze sociali. 51 - 72. 89. 2017. Published

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« Ils étaient les rois... » : L’adieu aux armes d’anciens combattants des Tigres tamouls exilés en France

Mantovan, Giacomo, Migrations Société. 89 - 104. 5. N° 161. 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.3917/migra.161.0089 . 10.3917/migra.161.0089 . Published

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