Creative acts of citizenship: Performance of activist citizenship by migrant artists

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Marchevska, Elena (2022). Creative acts of citizenship: Performance of activist citizenship by migrant artists. in: Czajka, A. and O'Brien, A. (ed.) Art, Migration and the Production of Democratic Citizenship Rowman and Littlefield International..
AuthorsMarchevska, Elena
EditorsCzajka, A. and O'Brien, A.
Abstract

in this chapter, I am looking at how migrant artists tell stories about their precarious experience of border crossing and their life after this act. I am interested in what strategies migrant artists use to claim agency and to act as citizens of their host countries. I will apply Shahram Khosravi’s argument that auto-ethnograhic approach to studying borders and migrant lives is useful and enables research that can “explore abstract concepts of policy and law and translate them into cultural terms grounded in everyday life” (p. 5). The artwork that I will analyse is created by artists who are first generation migrants, and who use their personal journey as a starting point to create a story for their audience.

Year2022
Book titleArt, Migration and the Production of Democratic Citizenship
PublisherRowman and Littlefield International.
ISBN978-1-78661-278-6
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Print01 Jun 2022
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Accepted28 Feb 2020
Deposited09 Mar 2020
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