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Politics of Visibility and Belonging

Politics of Visibility and Belonging

From Russias "Homosexual Propaganda" Laws to the Ukraine War

  • Author: Emil Edenborg
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351712942
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In this book, Edenborg studies contemporary conflicts of community as enacted in Russian media, from the 'homosexual propaganda' laws to the Sochi Olympics and the Ukraine war, and explores the role of visibility in the production and contestation of belonging to a political community. The book examines what it is that determines which subjects and narratives become visible and which are occluded in public spheres; how they are seen and made intelligible; and how those processes are involved in the imagination of communities. Investigating the differentiated consequences of visibility, Edenborg discusses what forms of visibility make belonging possible and what forms of visibility may be related to exclusion or violence. The book maps and analyses the practices and mechanisms whereby a state seeks to produce and shape belonging through controlling what becomes visible in public, and how that which becomes visible is seen and understood. In addition, it examines what forms contestation can take and what its effects may be. Advancing theoretical understanding and offering a useful way to analytically conceptualize the role of visibility in the production and contestation of political communities, this work will be of interest to students and scholars of gender and sexuality politics, borders, citizenship, nationalism, migration and ethnic relations.

The Politics of Belonging in India

The Politics of Belonging in India

Becoming Adivasi

  • Author: Daniel J. Rycroft,Sangeeta Dasgupta
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136791140
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 238
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Since the 1990s, the Indigenous movement worldwide has become increasingly relevant to research in India, re-shaping the terms of engagement with Adivasi (Indigenous/tribal) peoples and their pasts. This book responds to the growing need for an inter-disciplinary re-assessment of Tribal studies in postcolonial India and defines a new agenda for Adivasi studies. It considers the existing conceptual and historical parameters of Tribal studies, as a means of addressing new approaches to histories of de-colonization and patterns of identity-formation that have become visible since national independence. Contributors address a number of important concerns, including the meaning of Indigenous studies in the context of globalised academic and political imaginaries, and the possibilities and pitfalls of constructions of indigeneity as both a foundational and a relational concept. A series of short editorial essays provide theoretical clarity to issues of representation, resistance, agency, recognition and marginality. The book is an essential read for students and scholars of Indian Sociology, Anthropology, History, Cultural Studies and Indigenous studies.

Performativity & Belonging

Performativity & Belonging

  • Author: Vikki Bell
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1848609175
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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This book explores belonging as a performative achievement. The contributors investigate how identities are embodied and effected, and how lines of allegiance and fracture are produced and reproduced. Questions of 'difference' are tackled from a perspective that attends to the complexities of history and politics. Drawing on sociology, philosophy and anthropology, this collection brings together leading commentators, including Judith Butler, Paul Gilroy and Arjun Appadurai, as well as a range of new scholars. It examines questions of visuality, political affiliation, ethics, mimesis, spatiality, passing, and diversity in modes of embodied difference. The volume advances conceptual and theoretical issues through testing various propositions around specific examples or questions. What emerges is a rich engagement with the complexity of contemporary forms of belonging.

The Reckoning of Pluralism

The Reckoning of Pluralism

Political Belonging and the Demands of History in Turkey

  • Author: Kabir Tambar
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 080479118X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
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The Turkish Republic was founded simultaneously on the ideal of universal citizenship and on acts of extraordinary exclusionary violence. Today, nearly a century later, the claims of minority communities and the politics of pluralism continue to ignite explosive debate. The Reckoning of Pluralism centers on the case of Turkey's Alevi community, a sizeable Muslim minority in a Sunni majority state. Alevis have seen their loyalty to the state questioned and experienced sectarian hostility, and yet their community is also championed by state ideologues as bearers of the nation's folkloric heritage. Kabir Tambar offers a critical appraisal of the tensions of democratic pluralism. Rather than portraying pluralism as a governing ideal that loosens restrictions on minorities, he focuses on the forms of social inequality that it perpetuates and on the political vulnerabilities to which minority communities are thereby exposed. Alevis today are often summoned by political officials to publicly display their religious traditions, but pluralist tolerance extends only so far as these performances will validate rather than disturb historical ideologies of national governance and identity. Focused on the inherent ambivalence of this form of political incorporation, Tambar ultimately explores the intimate coupling of modern political belonging and violence, of political inclusion and domination, contained within the practices of pluralism.

The Situated Politics of Belonging

The Situated Politics of Belonging

  • Author: Nira Yuval-Davis,Kalpana Kannabiran,Ulrike Vieten
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 248
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This collection of essays examines the racialized and gendered effects of contemporary politics of belonging, issues which lie at the heart of contemporary political and social lives. It encompasses critical questions of identity and citizenship, inclusion and exclusion, emotional attachments, violent conflicts and local/global relationships. The range – geographically, thematically and theoretically - covered by the chapters reflects current concerns in the world today.

Citizenship, Migrant Activism and the Politics of Movement

Citizenship, Migrant Activism and the Politics of Movement

  • Author: Peter Nyers,Kim Rygiel
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136448403
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 188
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Migration is an inescapable issue in the public debates and political agendas of Western countries, with refugees and migrants increasingly viewed through the lens of security. This book analyses recent shifts in governing global mobility from the perspective of the politics of citizenship, utilising an interdisciplinary approach that employs politics, sociology, anthropology, and history. Featuring an international group of leading and emerging researchers working on the intersection of migrant politics and citizenship studies, this book investigates how restrictions on mobility are not only generating new forms of inequality and social exclusion, but also new forms of political activism and citizenship identities. The chapters present and discuss the perspectives, experiences, knowledge and voices of migrants and migrant rights activists in order to better understand the specific strategies, tactics, and knowledge that politicized non-citizen migrant groups produce in their encounters with border controls and security technologies. The book focuses the debate of migration, security, and mobility rights onto grassroots politics and social movements, making an important intervention into the fields of migration studies and critical citizenship studies. Citizenship, Migrant Activism and the Politics of Movement will be of interest to students and scholars of migration and security politics, globalisation and citizenship studies.

Politics of Visibility

Politics of Visibility

Young Muslims in European Public Spaces

  • Author: Gerdien Jonker,Valérie Amiraux
  • Publisher: Transcript Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783899425062
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 223
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This book focuses on a wide variety of Muslim ac-tors who, in recent years, have entered into the European public sphere. Without excluding the phenomenon of terrorists, it maps the whole field of Muslim visibility. The nine contributions present unpublished ethnographic materials that have been collected between 2003 and 2005. They track down the available space that is open to Muslims in EU member states claiming a visibility of their own. The volume collects male and female, secular and religious, radical and pietistic voices of sometimes very young people. They all speak about "being a Muslim in Europe" and the meaning of "real Islam." Gerdien Jonker (Ph.D.) is affiliated to the Georg-Eckert-Institute for International Textbook Analysis in Braunschweig, Germany. Her ethnographic research focuses on the Muslim minorities in the EU. Aspects of her work encompass religious history and memory, conflict and gendered communication. Valrie Amiraux (Ph.D.) is a permanent senior research fellow in sociology at the CNRS (Amiens, University of Picardie). She is currently a Marie Curie fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (EUI) in Florence where she is completing a book on religious discrimination of Muslim minorities in the EU.

The Undocumented Everyday

The Undocumented Everyday

Migrant Lives and the Politics of Visibility

  • Author: Rebecca M. Schreiber
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 1452956383
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 360
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Examining how undocumented migrants are using film, video, and other documentary media to challenge surveillance, detention, and deportation As debates over immigration increasingly become flashpoints of political contention in the United States, a variety of advocacy groups, social service organizations, filmmakers, and artists have provided undocumented migrants with the tools and training to document their experiences. In The Undocumented Everyday, Rebecca M. Schreiber examines the significance of self-representation by undocumented Mexican and Central American migrants, arguing that by centering their own subjectivity and presence through their use of documentary media, these migrants are effectively challenging intensified regimes of state surveillance and liberal strategies that emphasize visibility as a form of empowerment and inclusion. Schreiber explores documentation as both an aesthetic practice based on the visual conventions of social realism and a state-administered means of identification and control. As Schreiber shows, by visualizing new ways of belonging not necessarily defined by citizenship, these migrants are remaking documentary media, combining formal visual strategies with those of amateur photography and performative elements to create a mixed-genre aesthetic. In doing so, they make political claims and create new forms of protection for migrant communities experiencing increased surveillance, detention, and deportation.

Turkish Immigrants' Politics of Belonging

Turkish Immigrants' Politics of Belonging

Identity, Assimilation Discourse, and the Transformation of Urban Space in Duisburg-Marxlon, Germany

  • Author: Patricia Ehrkamp
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Language and Muslim Immigrant Childhoods

Language and Muslim Immigrant Childhoods

The Politics of Belonging

  • Author: Inmaculada Ma García-Sánchez
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118323890
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 376
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This revealing analysis of everyday language use among Moroccanimmigrant children in Spain explores their cultural and linguisticlife-worlds as they develop a hybrid, yet coherent, sense ofidentity in their multilingual communities. The author shows howthey adapt to the local ambivalence toward Muslim culture andincreased surveillance by Spanish authorities. Offers ground-breaking research from linguistic anthropologycharting the politics of childhood in Muslim immigrant communitiesin Spain Illuminates the contemporary debates concerning assimilationand alienation in Europe’s immigrant Muslim and North Africanpopulations Provides an integrated blend of theory and empiricalethnographic data Enriches recent research on immigrant children with analyses oftheir sense of belonging, communicative practices, andemerging processes of identification

Sites and Politics of Religious Diversity in Southern Europe

Sites and Politics of Religious Diversity in Southern Europe

The Best of All Gods

  • Author: Ruy Blanes,José Mapril
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004255249
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 414
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Moving beyond the current media verves, this book debates, from a critical perspective, case studies on the sites and politics of religious diversity in Southern Europe.

Unburied Memories: The Politics of Bodies of Sacred Defense Martyrs in Iran

Unburied Memories: The Politics of Bodies of Sacred Defense Martyrs in Iran

  • Author: Pedram Khosronejad
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135711674
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 174
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Today, almost a generation has passed since the Iran–Iraq war and the memory of it is set to diminish with each passing generation. The following questions emerge. Can we say that the gradual disappearance of war’s memory means that, increasingly, Iranians will see the Iran–Iraq war solely as an historical event? How can we defend or reject this idea? Today, with which elements and values should we look at the Iran–Iraq war memorials and ceremonies? To what extent will war museums and materials culture be influenced by these new values? In the period during and immediately after the Iran–Iraq war (1980-88), national bereavement and commemoration of martyrs was neither apparent in common state policy nor a social need. Even at the turn of the 21st century, anyone walking through Iranian cities, many of which had been the main scene of the bloody massacre and direct targets of the Iraqi Republican Guard, will have found traces of the terrible, almost unimaginable, human losses. However, today’s Iranians can see modern war memorials and monuments in many parts of the urban and rural landscape. Yet, at the same time, the changing landscape has separated Iranians from such remnants of the violence. It can be argued that many people, in their wish to look forward to a more hopeful future, do not wish to be reminded of this period in Iranian history. This book was originally published as a special issue of Visual Anthropology.

The Politics of Multiple Belonging

The Politics of Multiple Belonging

Ethnicity and Nationalism in Europe and East Asia

  • Author: Flemming Christiansen,Ulf Hedetoft
  • Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9780754641285
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 282
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This international collection examines how ethnic identity and belonging are created and used politically in Europe and East Asia. The contributors respond to debates about whether and how regional, supranational, transnational, and multicultural identities may compromise nation states, and how nation states deal with such centrifugal forces. The issues are discussed from various perspectives: diasporic communities; the State and its role in inventing and influencing national belonging; and societies and communities with a strongly engineered multicultural structure. Two central theoretical chapters examine the current debates on 'belonging' and 'multiculturalism', bringing together this complex field and developing new perspectives. In particular, the volume improves our understanding of how people 'belong' in different contexts; by examining how they give shape to 'belonging' it is possible to understand how these diverse trends cohere within nation states and across continents.

Geographies of Muslim Identities

Geographies of Muslim Identities

Diaspora, Gender and Belonging

  • Author: Professor Cara Aitchison,Professor Mei-Po Kwan,Professor Peter Hopkins
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409487474
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 218
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In recent years, geographies of identities, including those of ethnicity, religion, 'race' and gender, have formed an increasing focus of contemporary human geography. The events of September 11th, 2001 particularly illustrated the ways in which identities can be transformed across time and space by both global and local events of a social, cultural, political and economic nature. Such transformations have also demonstrated the temporal and spatial construction of hate and fear, and of increasing incidences of 'Islamophobia' through the construction of Muslims as 'the Other'. As the social scientific study of religion continues to be marginalized within mainstream scholarship, there remains an important gap in the literature. This timely book addresses this gap by collecting a range of cutting-edge contributions from the social, cultural, political, historical and economic sub-disciplines of geography, together with writings from gender studies, cultural studies and leisure studies where research has revealed a strong spatial dimension to the construction, representation, contestation and reworking of Muslim identities. The contributors illustrate the ways in which such identities are constructed, represented, negotiated and contested in everyday life in a wide variety of international contexts, focusing upon issues connected with diaspora, gender and belonging.

Soul

Soul

Black Power, Politics, and Pleasure

  • Author: Monique Guillory,Richard Green
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814730841
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 324
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No other word in the English language is more endemic to contemporary Black American culture and identity than "Soul". Since the 1960s Soul has been frequently used to market and sell music, food, and fashion. However, Soul also refers to a pervasive belief in the capacity of the Black body/spirit to endure the most trying of times in an ongoing struggle for freedom and equality. While some attention has been given to various genre manifestations of Soul-as in Soul music and food-no book has yet fully explored the discursive terrain signified by the term. In this broad-ranging, free-spirited book, a diverse group of writers, artists, and scholars reflect on the ubiquitous but elusive concept of Soul. Topics include: politics and fashion, Blaxploitation films, language, literature, dance, James Brown, and Schoolhouse Rock. Among the contributors are Angela Davis, Manning Marable, Paul Gilroy, Lyle Ashton Harris, Michelle Wallace, Ishmael Reed, Greg Tate, Manthia Diawara, and dream hampton.

Volksgarten, politics of belonging

Volksgarten, politics of belonging

  • Author: Adam Budak,Peter Pakesch,Katia Schurl
  • Publisher: Walther Konig, Cologne
  • ISBN: 9783865603104
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 253
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Featuring work by Thomas Hirschorn and Los Carpinteros among others, "Volksgarten" (People's Garden) explores identification systems and strategies of belonging within communities. This volume focuses on districts in Graz, Austria, as models for the possibilities and complexities of social utopias and communal life.

Circuits of Visibility

Circuits of Visibility

Gender and Transnational Media Cultures

  • Author: Radha Sarma Hegde
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814744680
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 326
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Objects of knowledge, subjects of consumption: Persian carpets and the gendered politics of transnational knowledge / Minoo Moallem -- Spaces of exception: violence, technology, and the transpressive gendered body in India's global call centers / Radha S. Hegde -- Maid as metaphor: Dagongmei and a new pathway to Chinese transnational capital / Wanning Sun -- Dial "C" for culture: telecommunications, gender, and the Filipino transnational migrant market / Jan Maghinay Padios -- Digital cosmopolitanisms: the gendered visual culture of human rights activism / Sujata Moorti -- Doing cultural citizenship in the global media hub: illiberal pragmatics and lesbian consumption practices in Singapore / Audrey Yue -- Gendering cyberspace: transnational mappings and Uyghur diasporic politics / Saskia Witteborn -- Ladies and gentlemen, Boyahs and girls: uploading transnational queer subjectivities in the United Arab emirates / Noor Al-Qasimi.

Women, Power and Politics in 21st Century Iran

Women, Power and Politics in 21st Century Iran

  • Author: Dr Elaheh Rostami-Povey,Ms Tara Povey
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409476790
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 218
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This book examines the women's movement in Iran and its role in contesting gender relations since the 1979 revolution. Looking at examples from politics, law, employment, environment, media and religion and the struggle for democracy, this book demonstrates how material conditions have important social and political consequences for the lives of women in Iran and exposes the need to challenge the dominant theoretical perspectives on gender and Islam. A truly fascinating insider's look at the experiences of Iranian women as academics, political and civil society activists, this book counters the often inaccurate and misleading stereotyping of Iranian women to present a vibrant and diverse picture of these women's lives. A welcome and unique addition to the vibrant and growing literature on women, Islam, development, democracy and feminisms.

Politics of National Identity in Italy

Politics of National Identity in Italy

Immigration and 'Italianità'

  • Author: Eva Garau
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317557662
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 242
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This book focuses on the politics of national identity in Italy. Only a unified country for just over 150 years, Italian national identity is perhaps more contingent than longer established nations such as France or the UK. The book investigates when, how and why the discussions about national identity and about immigration became entwined in public discourse within Italy. In particular it looks at the most influential voices in the debate on immigration and identity, namely Italian intellectuals, the Catholic Church, the Northern League and the Left. The methodological approach is based on a systematic discourse analysis of official documents, interviews, statements and speeches by representatives of the political actors involved. In the process, the author demonstrates that a 'normalisation' of intolerance towards foreigners has become institutionalised at the heart of the Italian state. This work will be of particular interest to students of Italian Politics, Nationalism and Comparative Politics.