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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
  • Category:
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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

The Politics of Belonging

Intersectional Contestations

  • Author: Nira Yuval-Davis
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412921309
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 252
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In this groundbreaking book, Nira Yuval-Davis provides a cutting-edge investigation of the challenging debates around belonging and the politics of belonging. Alongside the hegemonic forms of citizenship and nationalism which have tended to dominate our recent political and social history, the author examines alternative contemporary political projects of belonging constructed around the notions of religion, cosmopolitanism, and the feminist ‘ethics of care’. The book also explores the effects of globalization, mass migration, the rise of both fundamentalist and human rights movements on such politics of belonging, as well as some of its racialized and gendered dimensions. A special space is given to the various feminist political movements that have been engaged as part of or in resistance to the political projects of belonging.

The Limits of Political Belonging

The Limits of Political Belonging

An Adaptionist Perspective on Citizenship and Society

  • Author: Mark Edwards
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137385863
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 184
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Citizenship is increasingly the core concept by which human belonging is defined but do we really understand what it is? This book develops an evolutionist argument to challenge accepted ideas about citizenship and question how well it fits between political prescriptions for sociality and human nature.

Missing Bodies

Missing Bodies

The Politics of Visibility

  • Author: Monica J. Casper,Lisa Jean Moore
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 9780814717158
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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We know more about the physical body—how it begins, how it responds to illness, even how it decomposes—than ever before. Yet not all bodies are created equal, some bodies clearly count more than others, and some bodies are not recognized at all. In Missing Bodies, Monica J. Casper and Lisa Jean Moore explore the surveillance, manipulations, erasures, and visibility of the body in the twenty-first century. The authors examine bodies, both actual and symbolic, in a variety of arenas: pornography, fashion, sports, medicine, photography, cinema, sex work, labor, migration, medical tourism, and war. This new politicsof visibility can lead to the overexposure of some bodies—Lance Armstrong, Jessica Lynch—and to the near invisibility of others—dead Iraqi civilians, illegal immigrants, the victims of HIV/AIDS and "natural" disasters. Missing Bodies presents a call for a new, engaged way of seeing and recovering bodies in a world that routinely, often strategically,obscures or erases them. It poses difficult, even startling questions: Why did it take so long for the United States media to begin telling stories about the "falling bodies" of 9/11? Why has the United States government refused to allow photographs or filming of flag-draped coffins carrying the bodies of soldiers who are dying in Iraq? Why are the bodies of girls and women so relentlessly sexualized? By examining the cultural politics at work in such disappearances and inclusions of the physical body the authors show how the social, medical and economic consequences of visibility can reward or undermine privilege in society.

The Undocumented Everyday

The Undocumented Everyday

Migrant Lives and the Politics of Visibility

  • Author: Rebecca M. Schreiber
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781517900236
  • 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.

Suspect Freedoms

Suspect Freedoms

The Racial and Sexual Politics of Cubanidad in New York, 1823-1957

  • Author: Nancy Raquel Mirabal
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814761127
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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Beginning in the early nineteenth century, Cubans migrated to New York City to organize and protest against Spanish colonial rule. While revolutionary wars raged in Cuba, expatriates envisioned, dissected, and redefined meanings of independence and nationhood. An underlying element was the concept of Cubanidad, a shared sense of what it meant to be Cuban. Deeply influenced by discussions of slavery, freedom, masculinity, and United States imperialism, the question of what and who constituted “being Cuban” remained in flux and often, suspect. The first book to explore Cuban racial and sexual politics in New York during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Suspect Freedoms chronicles the largely unexamined and often forgotten history of more than a hundred years of Cuban exile, migration, diaspora, and community formation. Nancy Raquel Mirabal delves into the rich cache of primary sources, archival documents, literary texts, club records, newspapers, photographs, and oral histories to write what Michel Rolph Trouillot has termed an “unthinkable history.” Situating this pivotal era within larger theoretical discussions of potential, future, visibility, and belonging, Mirabal shows how these transformations complicated meanings of territoriality, gender, race, power, and labor. She argues that slavery, nation, and the fear that Cuba would become “another Haiti” were critical in the making of early diasporic Cubanidades, and documents how, by the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Afro-Cubans were authors of their own experiences; organizing movements, publishing texts, and establishing important political, revolutionary, and social clubs. Meticulously documented and deftly crafted, Suspect Freedoms unravels a nuanced and vital history.

The Politics of Belonging

The Politics of Belonging

Race, Public Opinion, and Immigration

  • Author: Natalie Masuoka,Jane Junn
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022605733X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 248
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The United States is once again experiencing a major influx of immigrants. Questions about who should be admitted and what benefits should be afforded to new members of the polity are among the most divisive and controversial contemporary political issues. Using an impressive array of evidence from national surveys, The Politics of Belonging illuminates patterns of public opinion on immigration and explains why Americans hold the attitudes they do. Rather than simply characterizing Americans as either nativist or nonnativist, this book argues that controversies over immigration policy are best understood as questions over political membership and belonging to the nation. The relationship between citizenship, race, and immigration drive the politics of belonging in the United States and represents a dynamism central to understanding patterns of contemporary public opinion on immigration policy. Beginning with a historical analysis, this book documents why this is the case by tracing the development of immigration and naturalization law, institutional practices, and the formation of the American racial hierarchy. Then, through a comparative analysis of public opinion among white, black, Latino, and Asian Americans, it identifies and tests the critical moderating role of racial categorization and group identity on variation in public opinion on immigration.

The Politics of In/Visibility

The Politics of In/Visibility

Being There

  • Author: Kath Woodward
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137319305
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 170
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Visibility matters in contemporary societies; online, in the media and in the public eye. But who is seen and how? Are women still seen through a male gaze? This book explores the politics of looking and being looked at, and the relationship between actual and virtual worlds, for example in sport, art and cinema.

South Asian Racialization and Belonging after 9/11

South Asian Racialization and Belonging after 9/11

Masks of Threat

  • Author: Aparajita De
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1498512534
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 196
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How do contemporary cultural and literary texts from the diaspora or from South Asia iterate patterns of racial surveillance and prejudice against South Asians in the United States after 9/11? This collection delves into the underpinnings of American imperialism and identity politics after 9/11.

Muslims in Britain

Muslims in Britain

Making Social and Political Space

  • Author: Waqar Ahmad,Ziauddin Sardar
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415594723
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 198
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The management of social, religious and ethnic diversity is a key social policy concern in Britain, and Muslims in particular have become a focus of attention in recent years. This timely and topical volume examines the position of Muslims in Britain and how they are changing and making social, political and religious space. With contributions from world renowned scholars on British Muslims and from policy makers writing on issues of concern to Muslims and others alike, the book explores how British Muslims are changing social and religious spaces such as mosques and the role of women, engaging in politics, creating media and other resources, and thus developing new perspectives on Islam and transforming Muslim society from within. Chapters cover issues of religion and politics, Britishness, governance, parallel lives, gender issues, religion in civic space, ethnicity, and inter ethnic and religious relations, as well as the role of intellectuals, chaplains and activists in reforming Islam and renovating the British political landscape. Providing a broad and comprehensive examination of the key issues surrounding Muslims in the UK, this book will be a valuable resource for students, lecturers and researchers in sociology, social policy, geography, politics, Islamic studies and other related disciplines.

Politics of the Visible

Politics of the Visible

Writing Women, Culture, and Fascism

  • Author: Robin Pickering-Iazzi
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 9780816629237
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 287
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Challenges assumptions about Italian women writers under fascism. In fascist Italy between the wars, a woman was generally an exemplary wife and mother or else. The "or else", mostly forgotten or overlooked in accounts of femininity under fascism, is what concerns Robin Pickering-Iazzi. Reading works by women of the period, Pickering-Iazzi shows how they refuted stereotypes that were imposed on them by the fascist regime and continue to be accepted and perpetuated into our day. The writers Pickering-Iazzi considers comprise both the popular and the critically acclaimed, including the illustrious Grazia Deledda (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926), Ada Negri, Sibilla Aleramo, Alba De Cespedes, Paola Drigo, Maria Goretti, and Antonia Pozzi. She situates their work -- short stories, romance novels, autobiographies, neorealist novels, poetry, and avant-garde writings -- not only within the context of fascist discourse but also within that of intellectuals and artists who did not keep to the fascist line. In each case, Pickering-Iazzi examines specific issues of gender and genre -- notions of women and the nation, rural life, the metropolis, technology, consumer culture, and modern forms of femininity and masculinity.

Rhetorics of Insecurity

Rhetorics of Insecurity

Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era

  • Author: Zeynep Gambetti,Marcial Godoy-Anativia
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814708439
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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In Rhetorics of Insecurity, Zeynep Gambetti and Marcial Godoy-Anativia bring together a select group of scholars to investigate the societal ramifications of the present-day concern with security in diverse contexts and geographies. The essays claim that discourses and practices of security actually breed insecurity, rather than merely being responses to the latter. By relating the binary of security/insecurity to the binary of neoliberalism/neoconservatism, the contributors to this volume reveal the tensions inherent in the proliferation of individualism and the concurrent deployment of techniques of societal regulation around the globe. Chapters explore the phenomena of indistinction, reversal of terms, ambiguity, and confusion in security discourses. Scholars of diverse backgrounds interpret the paradoxical simultaneity of the suspension and enforcement of the law through a variety of theoretical and ethnographic approaches, and they explore the formation and transformation of forms of belonging and exclusion. Ultimately, the volume as a whole aims to understand one crucial question: whether securitized neoliberalism effectively spells the end of political liberalism as we know it today. Zeynep Gambetti is Associate Professor of Political Theory at Bogazici University, Istanbul. Marcial Godoy-Anativia is Associate Director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University, where he serves as coeditor of its online journal e-misférica.

Madwoman

Madwoman

  • Author: Shara McCallum
  • Publisher: Alice James Books
  • ISBN: 1938584414
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 100
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Haunting, alarming, transformative, and elusive, these poems bridge together the gaps between development stages: from girl, to woman, and then mother. With the complexities that intertwine them, can you be all three at once? Who shapes our identity, and who is in control here? How do we recognize, acknowledge, and honor the changing of who we are?

Contesting Recognition

Contesting Recognition

Culture, Identity and Citizenship

  • Author: J. McLaughlin,P. Phillimore,D. Richardson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230348904
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 227
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This book explores the social and political significance of contemporary recognition contests in areas such as disability, race and ethnicity, nationalism, class and sexuality, drawing on accounts from Europe, the USA, Latin America, the Middle East and Australasia.

Interpreters of Occupation

Interpreters of Occupation

Gender and the Politics of Belonging in an Iraqi Refugee Network

  • Author: Madeline Otis Campbell
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN: 081565359X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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During the Iraq War, thousands of young Baghdadis worked as interpreters for US troops, becoming the front line of the so-called War on Terror. Deployed by the military as linguistic as well as cultural interpreters—translating the "human terrain" of Iraq—members of this network urgently honed identification strategies amid suspicion from US forces, fellow Iraqis, and, not least of all, one another. In Interpreters of Occupation, Campbell traces the experiences of twelve individuals from their young adulthood as members of the last Ba’thist generation, to their work as interpreters, through their navigation of the US immigration pipeline, and finally to their resettlement in the United States. Throughout, Campbell considers how these men and women grappled with issues of belonging and betrayal, both on the battlefield in Iraq and in the US-based diaspora. A nuanced and richly detailed ethnography, Interpreters of Occupation gives voice to a generation of US allies through their diverse and vividly rendered life histories. In the face of what some considered a national betrayal in Iraq and their experiences of otherness within the United States, interpreters negotiate what it means to belong to a diasporic community in flux.

Sounds of Crossing

Sounds of Crossing

Music, Migration, and the Aural Poetics of Huapango Arribeño

  • Author: Alex E. Chávez
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822372207
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 440
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In Sounds of Crossing Alex E. Chávez explores the contemporary politics of Mexican migrant cultural expression manifest in the sounds and poetics of huapango arribeño, a musical genre originating from north-central Mexico. Following the resonance of huapango's improvisational performance within the lives of audiences, musicians, and himself—from New Year's festivities in the highlands of Guanajuato, Mexico, to backyard get-togethers along the back roads of central Texas—Chávez shows how Mexicans living on both sides of the border use expressive culture to construct meaningful communities amid the United States’ often vitriolic immigration politics. Through Chávez's writing, we gain an intimate look at the experience of migration and how huapango carries the voices of those in Mexico, those undertaking the dangerous trek across the border, and those living in the United States. Illuminating how huapango arribeño’s performance refigures the sociopolitical and economic terms of migration through aesthetic means, Chávez adds fresh and compelling insights into the ways transnational music-making is at the center of everyday Mexican migrant life.

Invisible Lives

Invisible Lives

The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People

  • Author: Viviane Namaste
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226568105
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 340
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Invisible Lives is the first scholarly study of transgendered people—cross-dressers, drag queens and transsexuals—and their everyday lives. Through combined theoretical and empirical study, Viviane K. Namaste argues that transgendered people are not so much produced by medicine or psychiatry as they are erased, or made invisible, in a variety of institutional and cultural settings. Namaste begins her work by analyzing two theoretical perspectives on transgendered people—queer theory and the social sciences—displaying how neither of these has adequately addressed the issues most relevant to sex change: everything from employment to health care to identity papers. Namaste then examines some of the rhetorical and semiotic inscriptions of transgendered figures in culture, including studies of early punk and glam rock subcultures, to illustrate how the effacement of transgendered people is organized in different cultural sites. Invisible Lives concludes with new research on some of the day-to-day concerns of transgendered people, offering case studies in violence, health care, gender identity clinics, and the law.

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.

Understanding Stuart Hall

Understanding Stuart Hall

  • Author: Helen Davis
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761947158
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 222
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Tracing the development of one of the most influential and respected figures within cultural studies, Helen Davis focuses on Stuart Hall's writings over a period of nearly 50 years, offering students and academics a cogent and exploratory route through complex and overlapping areas of analysis.

The Politics of Aesthetics

The Politics of Aesthetics

  • Author: Jacques Rancière
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1780936990
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 128
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The Politics of Aesthetics rethinks the relationship between art and politics, reclaiming "aesthetics" from the narrow confines it is often reduced to. Jacques Rancière reveals its intrinsic link to politics by analysing what they both have in common: the delimitation of the visible and the invisible, the audible and the inaudible, the thinkable and the unthinkable, the possible and the impossible. Presented as a set of inter-linked interviews, The Politics of Aesthetics provides the most comprehensive introduction to Rancière's work to date, ranging across the history of art and politics from the Greek polis to the aesthetic revolution of the modern age.  Now reissued 10 years after its original publication, The Politics of Aesthetics includes an afterword by Slavoj Zizek, an interview for the English edition, a glossary of technical terms and an extensive bibliography.