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
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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.

Contents

1. Between Self and Memory

(pp. 13–22)
  • Ellyn Toscano
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.01

2. Fragments of Memory: Writing the Migrant’s Story

(pp. 23–38)
  • Anna Arabindan-Kesson
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.02

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

(pp. 39–46)
  • Sandrine Colard
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.03

4. Migrations

(pp. 47–54)
  • Kathy Engel
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.04

5. Carrying Memory

(pp. 57–70)
  • Marianne Hirsch
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.05

6. Making Through Motion

(pp. 71–78)
  • Wangechi Mutu
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.06

7. Strange Set of Circumstances: White Artistic Migration and Crazy Quil

(pp. 79–90)
  • Karen Finley
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.07

8. Nora Holt: New Negro Composer and Jazz Age Goddess

(pp. 91–104)
  • Cheryl A. Wall
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.08

9. Silsila: Linking Bodies, Deserts, Water

(pp. 107–112)
  • Sama Alshaibi
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.09

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

(pp. 113–120)
  • Jessica Ingram
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.10

11. Visualizing Displacement Above The Fold

(pp. 121–134)
  • Lorie Novak
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.11

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

(pp. 135–154)
  • Debora Spini
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.12

13. A Different Lens

(pp. 155–160)
  • Maaza Mengiste
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.13

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

(pp. 161–166)
  • Maaza Mengiste
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.14

15. Swimming with E. C.

(pp. 167–192)
  • Kellie Jones
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.15

16. Kinship, the Middle Passage, and the Origins of Racial Slavery

(pp. 195–206)
  • Jennifer L. Morgan
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.16

17. Black Women's Work: Resisting and Undoing Character Education and the 'Good' White Liberal Agenda

(pp. 207–216)
  • Bettina L. Love
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.17

18. Filipina Stories: Gabriela NY and Justice for Mary Jane Veloso

(pp. 217–226)
  • Editha Mesina
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.18

19. Women and Migrations: African Fashion’s Global Takeover

(pp. 227–232)
  • Allana Finley
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.19

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

(pp. 233–240)
  • Treva B. Lindsey
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.20

21. Fredi’s Migration?: Washington’s Forgotten War on Hollywood

(pp. 243–246)
  • Pamela Newkirk
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.21

22. Julia de Burgos: Cultural Crossing and Iconicity

(pp. 247–264)
  • Vanessa Pérez-Rosario
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.22

23. Sarah Parker Remond’s Black American Grand Tour

(pp. 265–272)
  • Sirpa Salenius
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.23

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

(pp. 273–282)
  • Arlene Dávila
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.24

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

(pp. 283–298)
  • Patricia Cronin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.25

26. Urban Candy: Screens, Selfies and Imaginings

(pp. 301–322)
  • Roshini Kempadoo
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.26

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

(pp. 323–330)
  • Joan Morgan
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.27

28. Supershero Amrita Simla, Partitioned Once, Migrated Twice

(pp. 331–344)
  • Sarah K. Khan
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.28

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

(pp. 345–362)
  • Gayatri Gopinath
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.29

30. The Performance of Doubles: The Transposition of Gender and Race inMing Wong’s Life of Imitation

(pp. 363–376)
  • Kalia Brooks Nelson
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.30

31. The Roots of Black American Women’s Internationalism: Migrations of the Spirit and the Heart

(pp. 379–394)
  • Francille Rusan Wilson
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.31

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

(pp. 395–414)
  • Tiffany M. Gill
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.32

33. Performing a Life: Mattie Allen McAdoo's Odyssey from Ohio to South Africa, Australia and Beyond, 1890-1900

(pp. 415–438)
  • Paulette Young
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.33

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

(pp. 439–452)
  • Paulette Young
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.34

35. Löis Mailou Jones in the World

(pp. 453–470)
  • Cheryl Finley
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.35

36. The Ones Who Leave... the Ones Who Are Left: Guyanese Migration Story

(pp. 373–490)
  • Grace Aneiza Ali
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.36

37. The Acton Photograph Archive: Between Representation and Re-Interpretation

(pp. 491–504)
  • Alessandra Capodacqua
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.37

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

(pp. 505–532)
  • M. Neelika Jayawardane
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.38

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

(pp. 533–554)
  • Alessandra Di Maio
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.39

40. Seizing Control of the Narrative

(pp. 555–560)
  • Misan Sagay
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.40

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

(pp. 561–580)
  • Gunja SenGupta
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.41

42. The Sacred Migration of Sister Gertrude Morgan

(pp. 581–604)
  • Imani Uzuri
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.42

Introduction: Women and Migration[s]

(pp. 1–10)
  • Deborah Willis
  • Ellyn Toscano
  • Kalia Brooks Nelson
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0153.43

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