Migration by Boat: Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion and Survival

Migration by Boat: Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion and Survival

by Lynda Mannik (Editor)

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Overview

At a time when thousands of refugees risk their lives undertaking perilous journeys by boat across the Mediterranean, this multidisciplinary volume could not be more pertinent. It offers various contemporary case studies of boat migrations undertaken by asylum seekers and refugees around the globe and shows that boats not only move people and cultural capital between places, but also fuel cultural fantasies, dreams of adventure and hope, along with fears of invasion and terrorism. The ambiguous nature of memories, media representations and popular culture productions are highlighted throughout in order to address negative stereotypes and conversely, humanize the individuals involved.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785338342
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/20/2018
Series: Forced Migration , #35
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Lynda Mannik is a Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology at York University. She is the author of Photography, Memory and Refugee Identity: the voyage of the S.S. Walnut, 1948 (UBC Press 2012); Reclaiming Canadian Bodies: Representation and Visual Media (Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2015); and Canadian Indian Cowboys: Rodeo, Representation and the RCMP at the Royal Easter Show, 1939 (University of Calgary Press, 2006).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Lynda Mannik

SECTION I: EMBEDDED MEMORIES FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION

Chapter 1. Children’s Literature and Memory Activism: British Child Labor Migrants' Passage to Canada

Sharon R. Roseman

Chapter 2. Representing Migration by Boat at the Australian National Maritime Museum

Kim Tao

Chapter 3. Nuoc/Water: Oceanic Spatialities and the Vietnamese Diaspora

Vinh Nguyen

SECTION II: THE ARTIST AND THE ILLEGAL MIGRANT

Chapter 4. Imagining Europe’s Borders: Commemorative Art on Migrant Tragedies

Karina Horsti

Chapter 5. “Washed Clean”: The Forgotten Journeys of "Irregular Maritime Arrivals" in J.M. Coetzee’s Estralia

Jennifer Rutherford

Chapter 6. Unstable Vessels: Small Boats as Emblems of Deaths Foretold and As Harbingers of Better Futures in Figurations Of Irregular Migration Across The Strait of Gibraltar

David Álvarez

SECTION III: MEDIA, POLITICS, AND REPRSENTATION

Chapter 7. Memory and Migrations in the Mediterranean: The Case of the Kater I Rades

Daniele Salerno

Chapter 8. “Where are Our Sons?” Tunisian Families and the Repolitization of Deadly Migration Across the Mediterranean by Boat

Federico Oliveri

Chapter 9. Mysterious Refugees: Social Drama Ensues

Lynda Mannik

Chapter 10. Islands and Images of Flight around Europe's Southern Rim: Trouble in Heterotopia

Helen M. Hintjens

SECTION IV: STORIES OF SMUGGLING, TRAUMA, AND RESCUE

Chapter 11. “If We Die, We Die Together:” Risking Death at Sea in Search of Safety

Sue Hoffman

Chapter 12. En Route to Hell: Dreams of Adventure and Traumatic Experiences Among West African “Boat People” to Europe

Papa Sow, Elina Marmer and Jürgen Scheffran

Chapter 13. Re-living Janga: Survivor Narratives

Linda Briskman and Michelle Dimasi

Afterword

Lynda Mannik

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