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Biopolitics and Displaced Bodies

Challenging Message and Representation in Refugee Art

dc.contributor.authorInce, Güler
dc.description.abstractFor a geographic “place” to become a “homeland” or “home”, a community sharing a common cultural background has to take root there. The acquired place then forms part of the “body” of that community. Displacement turns individuals and communities into fragile entities by cutting their connection with their “place” and depriving them of their histories and bodies. The concepts of “borders” and “biopolitics” have gained prominence in the context of liberal nation states. In the view of persistent banishment, forced displacement, and population exchange in many parts of the world, contemporary border enforcement based on biopolitics serves to maintain control over bodies. This article will analyse depictions of the phenomena of exile, migration, immigration, and refuge/asylum in modern art with reference to the concept of
dc.publisherGöttinger Centrum für Geschlechterforschungde
dc.rightsNamensnennung - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International*
dc.subjectBodies; displacement; exile; biopolitics; representation; visual artde
dc.titleBiopolitics and Displaced Bodiesde
dc.title.alternativeChallenging Message and Representation in Refugee Artde
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGender<ed> thoughtsde
dc.noteswith a commentary by Prof. Dr. Sabine Hess, Göttingende

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    The peer-reviewed working paper series "Gender(ed) thoughts. New perspectives in Gender Research" makes the work of affiliates of the Goettingen Centre for Gender Studies (GCG) visible.

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