Forced migration in the feminist imagination: transcultural movements

Ball, A. ORCID: 0000-0003-2185-629X, 2021. Forced migration in the feminist imagination: transcultural movements. London: Routledge. ISBN 9780429325403

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Forced Migration in the Feminist Imagination explores how feminist acts of imaginative expression, community-building, scholarship and activism create new possibilities for women experiencing forced migration in the twenty-first century. Drawing on literature, film and art from a range of transnational contexts including Europe, the Middle East, Central America, Australia and the Caribbean, this volume reveals the hitherto unrecognised networks of feminist alliance and solidarity being formulated across borders, while reflecting carefully on the complex politics of cross-cultural feminist solidarity.

The book presents a variety of cultural case-studies that each reveal a different context in which the transcultural feminist imagination can be seen to operate – from the ‘maternal feminism’ of literary journalism confronting the European ‘refugee crisis’ to Iran’s female film directors building creative collaborations with displaced Afghan women; and from artists employing sonic creativities in order to listen to women in UK and Australian detention, to LGBTQ poets and video artists articulating new forms of queer feminist community against the backdrop of the hostile environment.

This is an essential read for scholars in Women’s and Gender Studies, Feminist and Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies, and Comparative Literary Studies, as well as for those operating in the fields of Gender and Development Studies, and Forced Migration Studies.

Item Type: Authored book
Creators: Ball, A.
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: London
Date: 13 September 2021
ISBN: 9780429325403
Rights: This book has been published as open access via Routledge's Knowledge Unlatched scheme. The e-book is available at https://www.taylorfranc...-imagination-anna-ball. © 2022 Anna Ball. The Open Access version of this book, available at www., has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 11 Oct 2021 08:19
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 08:20
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