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Scott-Baumann, Alison and Marcelo, Gonçalo (2018) 'Introduction – On the Challenge of Migration: Critical Hermeneutical Perspectives.' Critical Hermeneutics, 2 (1). I-XVI.

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Abstract

At first glance, it could seem slightly out of place to dedicate an issue of a newly founded journal dedicated to hermeneutics – albeit to a critical strand of hermeneutics – to a topic such as migration, forced displacements or refugees. Indeed, for the lay reader, is not hermeneutics, at least methodologically, primarily concerned with the interpretation of texts? Let us concede, still at this first, naïve level, that such an approach might indeed look strange. But allow us to wager that it might contribute to grasp what is at stake and perhaps even change the terms of this fundamental debate. Indeed, when applied to an analysis of societies as such, including their political and ethical problems, it provides a perspective that is lacking in other approaches.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of Religions & Philosophies
ISSN: 25331825
Copyright Statement: Copyright (c) 2018 Alison Scott-Baumann, Gonçalo Marcelo. This work is Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.13125/CH/3444
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2018 14:17
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/26339

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