Borders and Ghosts: Migratory Hauntings in Contemporary Visual Cultures
“Repetition and Variation: Video Essays as Comparative Film and Television Studies Methodologies”
March , 2020
A DOT ON THE MAP: ISLAND AS A PLACE OF ENCOUNTERS AND OPPOSITIONS IN THE CINEMA OF TURKEY
March , 2020
Language tr
Subjects Communication
Journal Section Book Reviews
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-9652-3273
Author: Yüksel DOĞAN (Primary Author)
Country: Turkey


Dates Publication Date : April 15, 2020

This article analyzes Nermin Saybaşılı’s book Sınırlar ve Hayaletler: Görsel Kültürde Göç Hareketleri (2011). Based on her doctoral thesis, the book examines immigration, migration, and refugee experiences through products of visual culture rather than well-worn geographical descriptors. Drawing on Jacques Derrida’s concepts of hauntology and ghosts, Saybaşılı devotes each chapter of her study to a mix of the virtual and the real, questioning the borders and nation-states transformed by modernity and exploring multiple points of view on the current status of migration and refugee experiences. The author utilizes a range of visual-cultural products, from films and press reports to photographs and videos, and in doing opens one of the more pressing issues of our day to deep and multifaceted analysis.

Jacques Derrida, migration, visual culture

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