Piero Vereni (Università di Roma)
Piero Vereni is currently associate professor of cultural anthropology at Università di Roma “Tor Vergata” and contract professor at Trinity College – Rome Campus. He earned a PhD in anthropology in 1998 doing fieldwork in Western Greek Macedonia. He has also done fieldwork (1998-1999) between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland when research assistant at the Queen’s University of Belfast. He is now working on fatherhood and globalization in Rome. Among his publications: “Os Ellin Makedonas. Autobiography, Memory and National Identity in Western Greek Macedonia” (2000); Vite di confine. Etnicità e nazionalismo nella Macedonia occidentale greca (2004), Identità catodiche. Rappresentazioni mediatiche di appartenenze collettive (2008), “Fieldwork in Pandora. What does Anthropology have to do with a Blockbuster?”, Paradigmata. Zeitschrift für Menschen und Diskurse (2010); “Foreign Pupils, Bad Citizens. The Public Construction of Difference in a Roman School”, (2014).
Real men on the streets. Conflicting masculinities between Bangladesh and Rome
2103 was an important year for “street violence” among Bangladeshi citizens. In Dhaka and other cities in Bangladesh a series of planned killings took off, where intellectual, journalists and other supposedly anti-Islamic bearers of cultural difference where hacked on the streets by machete holders. Meanwhile, in Rome an emerging group of neo-fascists would go out at night to perform ritual beatings against Bangladeshi shopkeepers (“Let’s go and have a “bangladino”!). These two distant sets of action, involving Bangladeshi men as perpetrators or victims, seem to intersect complex clusters of race, religion and virility, exhibited on the urban border between post-colony and neoliberal processes of moral hegemonic discourse.