Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History - cover image

Copyright

Deborah Willis; Ellyn Toscano; Kalia Brooks Nelson; Copyright of individual chapters is maintained by the chapters’ authors.

Published On

2019-03-08

ISBN

Paperback978-1-78374-565-4
Hardback978-1-78374-566-1
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Language

  • English

Print Length

668 pages (xxx+638)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 46 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.83" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 49 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.94" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback2762g (97.43oz)
Hardback3181g (112.21oz)

Media

Illustrations156
Tables5

OCLC Number

1090549391

LCCN

2019452866

BIC

  • AG
  • AJ
  • JFFN
  • JFS

BISAC

  • SOC008000
  • SOC007000
  • SOC028000

LCC

  • JV6347

Keywords

  • collection of essays
  • women
  • migration
  • women’s experiences of migration
  • women’s perspectives
  • writing
  • photography
  • art
  • film
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Women and Migration

Responses in Art and History

  • Deborah Willis (editor)
  • Ellyn Toscano (editor)
  • Kalia Brooks Nelson (editor)

The essays in this book chart how women’s profound and turbulent experiences of migration have been articulated in writing, photography, art and film. As a whole, the volume gives an impression of a wide range of migratory events from women’s perspectives, covering the Caribbean Diaspora, refugees and slavery through the various lenses of politics and war, love and family. The contributors, which include academics and artists, offer both personal and critical points of view on the artistic and historical repositories of these experiences. Selfies, motherhood, violence and Hollywood all feature in this substantial treasure-trove of women’s joy and suffering, disaster and delight, place, memory and identity. This collection appeals to artists and scholars of the humanities, particularly within the social sciences; though there is much to recommend it to creatives seeking inspiration or counsel on the issue of migratory experiences.

Endorsements

'Women and Migration' is not only rich in detailing women’s lives, daily life, and human agency in addition to memory, emotion, and culture but also multidisciplinary and a welcome focus on women’s diverse experiences with migration from the perspective of class, ethnicity, ‘race’, religion, and sexual identity. I particularly like the narratives showcasing women and migrations from political and geographical perspectives with regard to the fluidity and representations of borders and border crossings. It is especially relevant given the varied responses to migration in Europe and North America today. Their ‘voices’ rise from the pages of the manuscript!

Dr Mary Anne Poutanen

McGill University

Reviews

'Women and Migration' fonde una molteplicità di sguardi sulla complessità di un fenomeno e, attraverso le sue pagine, immerge il lettore nell’universo delle migrazioni. ['Women and Migration' fuses multiple glances on the complexity of the phenomenon and, through its pages, immerses the reader in the universe of migration.]

Laura Amigo

Studi Emigrazione (0039-2936), vol. 218, 2020.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction: Women and Migration[s]

D. Willis, E. Toscano and K. Brooks Nelson


Part One: Imagining Family and Migration 11
Between Self and Memory

Ellyn Toscano


Fragments of Memory: Writing the Migrant’s Story

Anna Arabindan-Kesson


A Congolese Woman’s Life in Europe: A Postcolonial Diptych of Migration

Sandrine Colard


Migrations

Kathy Engel


Part Two: Mobility and Migration
Carrying Memory

Marianne Hirsch


Making Through Motion

Wangechi Mutu


Strange Set of Circumstances: White Artistic Migration and Crazy Quilt

Karen Finley


Nora Holt: New Negro Composer and Jazz Age Goddess

Cheryl A. Wall


Part Three: Understanding Pathways
Silsila: Linking Bodies, Deserts, Water

Sama Alshaibi


My Baby Saved My Life: Migration and Motherhood in an American High School

Jessica Ingram


Visualizing Displacement Above The Fold

Lorie Novak


Unveiling Violence: Gender and Migration in the Discourse of Right-Wing Populism

Debora Spini


A Different Lens

Maaza Mengiste


Reinventing the Spaces Within: The Early Images of Artist Lalla Essaydi

Isolde Brielmaier


Swimming with E. C.

Kellie Jones


Part Four: Reclaiming Our Time
Kinship, the Middle Passage, and the Origins of Racial Slavery

Jennifer L. Morgan


Black Women’s Work: Resisting and Undoing Character Education and the ‘Good’ White Liberal Agenda

Bettina L. Love


Filipina Stories: Gabriela NY and Justice for Mary Jane Veloso

Editha Mesina


Women & Migrations: African Fashion’s Global Takeover

Allana Finley


What Would It Mean to Sing A Black Girl’s Song?: A Brief Statement on the Reality of Anti-Black Girl Terror

Treva B. Lindsey


Part Five: Situated at the Edge
Fredi’s Migration: Washington’s Forgotten War on Hollywood

Pamela Newkirk


Julia de Burgos: Cultural Crossing and Iconicity

Vanessa Pérez-Rosario


Sarah Parker Remond’s Black American Grand Tour

Sirpa Salenius


Making Latinx Art: Juana Valdes at the Crossroads of Latinx and Latin American Art

Arlene Dávila


Moving Mountains: Harriet Hosmer’s Nineteenth-Century Italian Migration to Become the First Professional Woman Sculptor

Patricia Cronin


Part Six: Transit, Transiting, and Transition
Urban Candy: Screens, Selfies and Imaginings

Roshini Kempadoo


Controlled Images and Cultural Reassembly: Material Black Girls Living in an Avatar World

Joan Morgan


Supershero Amrita Simla, Partitioned Once, Migrated Twice

Sarah K. Khan


Diaspora, Indigeneity, Queer Critique: Tracey Moffatt’s Aesthetics of Dwelling in Displacement

Gayatri Gopinath


The Performance of Doubles: The Transposition of Gender and Race in Ming Wong’s Life of Imitation

Kalia Brooks Nelson


Part Seven: The World is Ours, Too
The Roots of Black American Women’s Internationalism: Migrations of the Spirit and the Heart

Francille Rusan Wilson


'The World is Ours, Too': Millennial Women and the New Black Travel Movement

Tiffany M. Gill


Performing a Life: Mattie Allen McAdoo’s Odyssey from Ohio to South Africa, Australia and Beyond, 1890–1900

Paulette Young


'I Don't Pay Those Borders No Mind At All': Audley E. Moore (‘Queen Mother’ Moore) - Grassroots Global Traveler and Activist

Sharon Harley


Löis Mailou Jones in the World

Cheryl Finley


Part Eight: Emotional Cartography: Tracing the Personal
The Ones Who Leave… the Ones Who Are Left: Guyanese Migration Story

Grace Aneiza Ali


The Acton Photograph Archive: Between Representation and Re-Interpretation

Alessandra Capodacqua


Reconciliations at Sea: Reclaiming the Lusophone Archipelago in Mónica de Miranda’s Video Works

M. Neelika Jayawardane


Transnational Minor Literature: Cristina Ali Farah’s Somali Italian Stories

Alessandra Di Maio


Seizing Control of the Narrative

Misan Sagay


Migration as a Woman’s Right: Stories from Comparative and Transnational Slavery Histories in the North Atlantic and Indian Ocean Worlds

Gunja SenGupta


The Sacred Migration of Sister Gertrude Morgan

Imani Uzuri


List of Illustrations
Index

Contributors

Deborah Willis

(editor)
University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at New York University

Ellyn Toscano

(editor)
Executive Director at New York University Florence

Kalia Brooks Nelson

(editor)
Adjunct Professor in the Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University