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Home/Land

Women, Citizenship, Photographies

2016

July 7th, 2016

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Home/Land: Women, Citizenship, Photographies is an extensive compendium of texts and images, combining scholarly, creative and critical writing on photography with new work in photography. The contributions to the compendium range from academic essays on fine art and documentary photographies to photo-essays, community-based and pedagogical photographic projects, personal testimonies, creative writing, activist interventions and accounts of participatory action research using photography.
Home/Land is global in its reach, exploring women’s lives in Britain and other European nations, the United States, Canada, the Middle East, South Africa, Asia and Australia. Bringing together texts and images produced by an international group of feminist scholars, activists, artists and educators, the book demonstrates how women have used photographic practices to find places for themselves as citizens, denizens, exiles or guests, within or beyond the nation as currently conceived, and, in so doing, how they actively produce new and different forms of identity, community and belonging.

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'This book emerged from the Lens of Empowerment project, a highly creative and intellectual initiative consisting of an international research network and conference (2009–12). The project’s engagements of “lens-based power” were inspired by photography’s ubiquity and the artistic potential of passport photos, holiday Polaroids, advertising, and documentary film. The authors of Home/Land: Women, Citizenship, Photographies dispel the negative stereotypes ascribed to the figure of globalization by portraying the experiences of women who have confronted the “settled, contested and lost” conditions of home and nation.'
Jane Chin Davidson, College Art Association

'Home/Land: Women, Citizenship, Photographiesinterrogates the ways in which women both use and interpret photography in order to engage with histories, geographies and processes of representation related to home and land, with a particular focus on the concepts of women and citizenship. While the terms home and land are often linked together, their conjunction in the title signifies an increasingly fractured relationship. It is this disjuncture that the book seeks to explore.'
Roberta McGrath, Visual Studies

'Challenging the ‘objective voice of reason’ associated with academic writing, the editors suggest a need for new feminist approaches to lens-based practices on the part of artists and scholars.'
The Burlington

'This volume will prove valuable to anyone engaged with photographies, feminist art histories, South African visual studies, memory studies or issues in the humanities or social sciences of migration and citizenship.'Irene Bronner, De Arte

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Author Information

Marion Arnold is Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture in the School of the Arts, English and Drama at Loughborough University Marsha Meskimmon is Professor of Art History and Theory and Associate Dean, School of the Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough University.

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
Introduction: Home, Land, Homeland and Home/Land   Marsha Meskimmon and Marion Arnold      Section I: Terrain Chapter 1: Contested Terrains: In Search of a Place Called Home Berni Searle   Chapter 2: Unsettling: The photographic work of Sue Ford and Anne Ferran   Helen Ennis   Chapter 3: Embodying Otherness Karen Frostig       Chapter 4: Myth, trauma and memory in the Angolan landscapes of Jo Ratcliffe Liese van der Watt   Chapter 5: The Story of a South African Farm: Vlakplaas photographed by Gillian Edelstein, Jo Ractliffe and Renzske Scholtz Svea Josephy   Chapter 6: Loughborough International Artists’ Residency: Three responses to place Jean Brundrit, Sarah Ciurysek, Nina Mangalanayagam   Chapter 7: Conspicuous Consumption: photographs of pleasure and loss, personal and public, in an Australian snowfield Denise Ferris     Section II: Dwelling Chapter 8: A place-called-home Suze Adams   Chapter 9: Be/longing and the suburban dreamscape Rosy Martin   Chapter 10: Photography, Building and Dwelling: Fiona Tan’s Empty House Kathryn Brown   Chapter 11: The Archaeological Spaces of Photography: Portrayals of Nineteenth-Century Iranian Women in the Images of Yassaman Ameri Staci Scheiwiller    Chapter 12: home. not home. (bayt. laysa bayt.) Andrea Shaker   Chapter 13 Another Way of Telling: Tracey Derrick’s EarthWorks: The Lives of Farm Labourers in the Swartland Michael Godby   Chapter 14: Kitchen Accounts Mo White     Section III: Migrating Chapter 15: Hélène Amouzou: Citizenship through Photography Danielle Leenaerts   Chapter 16: Where are you from? A ‘Lost White Tribe’ – the Eurasians of Sri Lanka Menika v. d. Poorten   Chapter 17: Against erasure: dance-writing with the Russian ballerina Anna Robenne Astrid von Rosen   Chapter 18: Books on a White Background Aliza Levi   Chapter 19: There is no place like home. Explorations of a dislocated self and its home in Emily Jacir’s Where We Come From /(Im)mobility Clara Zarza   Chapter 20: On Reflection: spatial and metaphoric encounters with home and land, here and there, now and then Marion Arnold     Section IV: Locating Chapter 21: As a woman, my country is... : On imag(in)ed communities and the heresy of becoming-denizen Marsha Meskimmon   Chapter 22: Speaking out towards full citizenship: strategies of representing complex lesbian identities through photovoice projects in South Africa Jean Brundrit   Chapter 23: Women’s Citizenship and Identity in Stó:lō Territory: a collective essay from the University of the Fraser Valley’s Lens Project (British Columbia, Canada) Stephanie Gould, Jacqueline Nolte, Shirley Hardman, Sarah Ciurysek with Jessica Bennett, Andrea Smith, Jennifer Janik   Chapter 24: Dis-locating the colony: Utopia, dystopia and heterotopia in Svea Josephy’s Twin Towns Lize van Robbroeck   Chapter 25: Whither the Roots? Photographing the Erased Home Nicky Bird   Chapter 26: ‘Know me! But, remember that this is only part of who I am’: a participatory photo research project with migrant women sex workers in inner-city Johannesburg, South Africa Elsa Oliveira and Jo Vearey   Chapter 27: Making Waves on International Women’s Day: Cameroonian Women’s Dynamism Florence Ayisi   Post-script: Afterword Home-Land (one hyphenated word as a figure)   Notes on Contributors   List of Illustrations