The Migrant’s Time: Rethinking Art History and Diaspora

The Migrant’s Time: Rethinking Art History and Diaspora

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Edited by Saloni Mathur

With essays by Stanley Abe, Esra Akcan, Iftikhar Dadi, Jennifer González, Ranajit Guha, May Joseph, Miwon Kwon, Kobena Mercer, W. J. T. Mitchell, Aamir R. Mufti, Nikos Papastergiadis, Richard J. Powell, Edward W. Said, and Nora A. Taylor

The Migrant’s Time: Rethinking Art History and Diaspora explores both the increasing emergence of the theme of migration as a dominant subject matter in art as well as the ways in which the varied mobilities of a globalized world have radically reshaped arts conditions of production, reception, and display. The title of the volume is taken from an essay by Ranajit Guha, reprinted within, which explores the conditions of alienation and exclusion that are so inextricably linked to the experience of the migrant. In a wide-ranging selection of essays, fourteen distinguished scholars in the fields of visual studies, art history, literary studies, global studies, and art criticism explore the universality of conditions of global migration and interdependence, inviting a rethinking of existing perspectives in postcolonial, transnational, and diaspora studies, and laying the foundation for empirical and theoretical directions beyond the terms of these traditional frameworks.

272 pages
68 black-and-white illustrations
ISBN 978-1-935998-03-7 (softcover)