Women, Citizenship, Photographies

Edited by Marion Arnold and Marsha Meskimmon

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ISBN: 9781781382806

Publication: July 7, 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.

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.

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

Format: Hardback

Size: 239 x 163 mm

352 Pages

115 B&W illustrations and 54 colour illustrations

ISBN: 9781781382806

Publication: July 7, 2016

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