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Migration by Boat: Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion and Survival

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Volume 35

Forced Migration

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Migration by Boat

Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion and Survival

Edited by Lynda Mannik

290 pages, 27 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-101-5 $130.00/£92.00 Hb Published (May 2016)

ISBN  978-1-78533-834-2 $27.95/£19.00 Pb Published (June 2018)

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Reviews

“As a whole, this collection constitutes an insightful examination of the contradictions between representations and lived experiences of migration by boat. The volume will be of particular interest to scholars working on migration and borders, but, by providing ample case studies of historical and contemporary representations of migration by boat, it also will appeal to academics interested in media and communication studies.” • Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (JRAI)

Migration by Boat offers its readers a diverse and rich collection of essays, centred on migration, borders, identities, and humanitarian ideals, pushing its readers to see transnational flows of people away from the clear-cut juxtapositions of citizen/stranger, land/water and victim/threat. This makes the book an important and interesting read for a broad audience.” • Border Criminologies

“This impressive collection of essays, centred on migration, borders, identities, and humanitarian ideals is both theoretically astute and ethnographically rich. Each contribution is solid and together they challenge readers to rethink the politics of migration.” • Refuge

“This book is highly original in its emphasis on representations of enforced sea journeys and their memorialisations. Many, including myself, would like it on their shelf for teaching and reference.” • Michael Pugh, University of Bradford

Migration by Boat is an excellent example of engaged social science… With its inter-disciplinary perspective, geographical diversity and historical sensitivity, it succeeds in presenting in-depth insights into this highly sensitive phenomenon.” • Joris Schapendonk, Radboud University

Description

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.

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).

Subject: Refugee & Migration Studies General Anthropology Sociology



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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