General Anthropology Division
Volunteered - Oral Presentation Session
Drawing on ethnographic findings from recent fieldwork in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, where newly arrived refugees now greatly outnumber long-established camps populated with refugees from prior exoduses from Myanmar. Alongside the humanitarian crisis, social-semiotic models of community and authority are being refigured by various forms of exploitation, violence, and insecurity. This is in turn represented as a form of moral crisis to be confronted through piety and humility, as well as ritualized and gendered forms of public grieving.