Images of Illegalized Immigration

Towards a Critical Iconology of Politics

Illegalized immigration is a highly iconic topic. The public perception of the current regime for mobility is profoundly shaped by visual and verbal images. As the issue of illegalized immigration is gaining increasing political momentum, the authors feel it is a well-warranted undertaking to analyze the role of images in the creation of illegalization. Their aim is to trace the visual processes that produce these very categories.

The authors aim to map out an iconography of illegalized immigration in relation to political, ethical, and aesthetic discourses. They discuss the need to project new images as well as the dangers of giving persons without legal papers an individual face. Illegalization is produced by law, but naturalized through the everyday use of images. The production of law, on the other hand, is also driven by both mental and materialized images. A critical iconology may help us to see these mechanisms.

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2010-11-11, 178 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-1537-1

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Book title
Images of Illegalized Immigration Towards a Critical Iconology of Politics
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
178
Features
kart., zahlr. Abb.
ISBN
978-3-8376-1537-1
DOI
Commodity Group
1581
BIC-Code
ABA JFD JFFN JFC
BISAC-Code
ART009000 SOC052000 SOC007000 SOC022000
THEMA-Code
ABA JBCT JBFH JBCC
Release date
2010-11-11
Edition
1
Topics
Migration, Bild
Readership
Cultural Anthropology, Art History, Sociology, Postcolonial and Subaltern Studies, Film Studies, Photography
Keywords/Tags
Visual Culture, Immigration, Illegalization, Iconology, Politics, Image, Migration, Visual Studies, Cultural Studies, Fine Arts

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