Between Image and Identity: Transnational Fantasy, Symbolic by Karina A. Eileraas

By Karina A. Eileraas

What does it suggest to insist at the visible as a kind of psychic and political violence? and the way are girls in particular exact by way of symbolic violence in periods of struggle and colonization? among photo and identification highlights postcolonial feminist efforts to rework violence into aesthetic and political concepts of resistance. This e-book explores the 'autobiographical' literature, visible, and function paintings of postcolonial girls from Maghreb and Southeast Asia together with Leila Sebbar, Assia Djebar, and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. Karina Eileraas significantly examines how modern those artists actively perform the violence of illustration which will re-imagine the connection among photograph and id. via exploring the inventive potentials of delusion, alienation, and misrecognition of their paintings, those artists rewrite postcolonial background and re-vision the relationships among sexual politics, symbolic violence, and nationwide reminiscence. among photo and id is a compelling and leading edge booklet that may attract these drawn to postcolonial and feminist experiences, autobiography, visible tradition, conflict and trauma studies.

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