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Since the mid-nineteenth century photography has played a central role in cultural encounters within and between migrant communities in the United States. Migrant histories have been mediated through the photographic image, and the cultural practices of photography have themselves been transformed as migrant communities mobilise the photographic image to navigate experiences of cultural dislocation and the forging of new identities. Exploring photographic images and the cultural practices of photography as ‘contact zones’ through which cultural exchange and transformation takes place, this volume addresses the role of photography in migrant histories in the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to today. Taking as its focal point photography’s role in shaping migrant experiences of cultural transformation, and how migrant experiences have re-configured culturally differentiated practices of photography, case studies on migration from Europe, Central America, and North America position photography as entwined with cultural histories of migration and cultural transformation in the United States.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction
  1. Photographies, Representations, And Migrations
  2. Justin Carville, Sigrid Lien
  3. pp. 11-26
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  1. Photographies, Representations, and Migrations
  1. The Figure of Migration
  2. David Bate
  3. pp. 29-54
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  1. Vernacular Photographies And Migration
  1. From Cavan to Kansas: A Photographic Album of Family Migration from Ireland to North America
  2. Orla Fitzpatrick
  3. pp. 57-78
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  1. A Letter from Pat in America: Photo-remittances and the Irish American Diaspora
  2. Justin Carville
  3. pp. 79-107
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  1. Diasporic Imaginations
  1. “First Pictures”: New York through the Lens of Emigrated European Photographers in the 1930s and 1940s
  2. Helene Roth
  3. pp. 110-132
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  1. Migrating Images of War and Dislocation: From War Zone to Contact Zone and from Photography to Photomontage
  2. Aleksandra Idzior
  3. pp. 133-158
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  1. Far from Home: Winston Vargas in Washington Heights
  2. Leslie Ureña
  3. pp. 159-176
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  1. Exhibiting Migrations
  1. A Box, a Suitcase, a Museum Photographic Records of Croatian Immigrants to the United States
  2. Sandra Križić Roban
  3. pp. 178-204
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  1. What Moves You? Georges Didi-Huberman’s Arts of Passage and Pittsburgh Stories of Migration
  2. Alexandra Irimia
  3. pp. 205-228
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  1. Documenting Migrations
  1. Searching for Oleana: Contemporary Photographic Negotiations of Migration and Settler-Colonial Tropes
  2. Sigrid Lien
  3. pp. 231-255
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  1. The Photographer as Advocate: Representing Migrant Communities in San Francisco and Tijuana
  2. Bridget Gilman
  3. pp. 256-279
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  1. Witnessing the Trauma of Undocumented Migrants in Mexico
  2. Sarah Bassnett
  3. pp. 281-302
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  1. There Was no Record of Her Smile: Muriel Hasbun’s X post facto
  2. Erina Duganne
  3. pp. 303-324
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 325-328
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  1. Gallery with Color Plates
  2. pp. 329-360
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789461663573
Related ISBN
9789462702523
MARC Record
OCLC
1257472506
Launched on MUSE
2021-06-25
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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