The Other Scene: Migrant Photographs as Sites of Contestation

Source: Florian Schybilski, Shafeeq Karinkurayil

The south Indian state of Kerala has a five decades long phenomenon of large-scale migration to the countries of the Arabian Gulf. This migration, circular in nature, has had the most telling and holistic effect on life in Kerala. The figure of the migrant, however, is largely absent in the narratives except as economic agent.

Migration as a lived experience is considered irrelevant to the proceedings of both the sending polities and the destinations. The migrants have, however, left a considerable archive of living the migrant life, especially in the form of photographs. This talk will foreground migrant photographs taken by Keralan migrants to the Gulf as sites where they appropriated and contested claims of belonging and citizenship.

Dr. M. Shafeeq Karinkurayil is Associate Professor at the Manipal Centre for Humanities.


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It speaks

Dr. Shafeeq Karinkurayil

Event Type

Gastvortrag

Subject Field

Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Graduiertenkolleg "Minor Cosmopolitanisms"

Faculty

Philosophische Fakultät

Date

Begin
07.12.2021, 14:15
End
07.12.2021, 15:45

Organizer

Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Location

Online-Veranstaltung


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Contact

Florian Schybilski
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14469 Potsdam

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