Migrations to the North, Forced Repatriation and the New Middle Passage (Panel)

Hameed, Ayesha. 2022. 'Migrations to the North, Forced Repatriation and the New Middle Passage (Panel)'. In: March Meeting 2022: The Afterlives of the Postcolonial. Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates 5 - 7 March 2022. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Recent celebration of the talent of artists, filmmakers and writers from the Global South by western institutions stands in stark contrast to the rise of xenophobia and anti-immigration policies in Europe and North America. Haunting images of migrants from the Global South drowning in the Mediterranean Sea and the eastern edges of the Atlantic Ocean, speak to the horrors of the ‘new middle passage’. We witness, today, the alienation of migrant workers and artists, and forced repatriations, alongside policies of multicultural inclusivity. This panel unpacks the paradoxes of anti-immigration against the celebration of greater global cultural production and exchange.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Talk)

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Visual Cultures


5 March 2022Completed

Event Location:

Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates

Date range:

5 - 7 March 2022

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22 Mar 2024 11:18

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22 Mar 2024 11:24



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