Migrant Seascapes: Visualised Spaces of Political Exclusion

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Migrant Seascapes : Visualised Spaces of Political Exclusion . / Lee-Morrison, Lila.

Bild och natur: Tio konstvetenskapliga betraktelser. ed. / Peter Bengtsen; Max Liljefors; Moa Petersen. Sweden : Lund Studies in Arts and Cultural Sciences, 2018. p. 67-87 (Lund Studies in Arts and Cultural Sciences; Vol. 16).

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Harvard

Lee-Morrison, L 2018, Migrant Seascapes: Visualised Spaces of Political Exclusion . in P Bengtsen, M Liljefors & M Petersen (eds), Bild och natur: Tio konstvetenskapliga betraktelser. Lund Studies in Arts and Cultural Sciences, vol. 16, Lund Studies in Arts and Cultural Sciences, Sweden, pp. 67-87. <http://portal.research.lu.se/ws/files/40171478/Bild_och_natur_webb.pdf#page=70>

APA

Lee-Morrison, L. (2018). Migrant Seascapes: Visualised Spaces of Political Exclusion . In P. Bengtsen, M. Liljefors, & M. Petersen (Eds.), Bild och natur: Tio konstvetenskapliga betraktelser (pp. 67-87). (Lund Studies in Arts and Cultural Sciences; Vol. 16). Lund Studies in Arts and Cultural Sciences. http://portal.research.lu.se/ws/files/40171478/Bild_och_natur_webb.pdf#page=70

CBE

Lee-Morrison L. 2018. Migrant Seascapes: Visualised Spaces of Political Exclusion . Bengtsen P, Liljefors M, Petersen M, editors. In Bild och natur: Tio konstvetenskapliga betraktelser. Sweden: Lund Studies in Arts and Cultural Sciences. pp. 67-87. (Lund Studies in Arts and Cultural Sciences).

MLA

Lee-Morrison, Lila "Migrant Seascapes: Visualised Spaces of Political Exclusion "., Bengtsen, Peter Liljefors, Max Petersen, Moa (editors). Bild och natur: Tio konstvetenskapliga betraktelser. Lund Studies in Arts and Cultural Sciences. Sweden: Lund Studies in Arts and Cultural Sciences. 2018, 67-87.

Vancouver

Lee-Morrison L. Migrant Seascapes: Visualised Spaces of Political Exclusion . In Bengtsen P, Liljefors M, Petersen M, editors, Bild och natur: Tio konstvetenskapliga betraktelser. Sweden: Lund Studies in Arts and Cultural Sciences. 2018. p. 67-87. (Lund Studies in Arts and Cultural Sciences).

Author

Lee-Morrison, Lila. / Migrant Seascapes : Visualised Spaces of Political Exclusion . Bild och natur: Tio konstvetenskapliga betraktelser. editor / Peter Bengtsen ; Max Liljefors ; Moa Petersen. Sweden : Lund Studies in Arts and Cultural Sciences, 2018. pp. 67-87 (Lund Studies in Arts and Cultural Sciences).

RIS

TY - CHAP

T1 - Migrant Seascapes

T2 - Visualised Spaces of Political Exclusion

AU - Lee-Morrison, Lila

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - News images have played a defining role in the unfolding narratives of what has become known as the European migration crisis. Throughout the coverage of the crisis, a predominant and enduring image has been of photographs documenting the migrant journey by sea. This paper takes a closer look at these images, as a vehicle which shifts the narrative of the crisis as one defined by a territorial and political exclusion of the migrant. This analysis positions these images within an art historical context, wherein the motif of seascapes has articulated particular modes of political exclusion. I will analyze two examples of images of migrants at sea and relate these with two iconic seascapes, namely Théodore Géricault's the Raft of Medusa and the abolitionist commissioned diagrammatic drawing of the Brookes Slave Ship. I then consider these works within the backdrop of political philosophy, in particular, Thomas Hobbes' concept of a state of nature in opposition to the political state. In examining these mediated images of the migrant journey within the intersected discourse of art history and political philosophy, I aim to reveal some particularities on a contemporary arena of uncertainty, which engulfs not only the figure of the migrant but by relation, the legitimization of nationality.

AB - News images have played a defining role in the unfolding narratives of what has become known as the European migration crisis. Throughout the coverage of the crisis, a predominant and enduring image has been of photographs documenting the migrant journey by sea. This paper takes a closer look at these images, as a vehicle which shifts the narrative of the crisis as one defined by a territorial and political exclusion of the migrant. This analysis positions these images within an art historical context, wherein the motif of seascapes has articulated particular modes of political exclusion. I will analyze two examples of images of migrants at sea and relate these with two iconic seascapes, namely Théodore Géricault's the Raft of Medusa and the abolitionist commissioned diagrammatic drawing of the Brookes Slave Ship. I then consider these works within the backdrop of political philosophy, in particular, Thomas Hobbes' concept of a state of nature in opposition to the political state. In examining these mediated images of the migrant journey within the intersected discourse of art history and political philosophy, I aim to reveal some particularities on a contemporary arena of uncertainty, which engulfs not only the figure of the migrant but by relation, the legitimization of nationality.

M3 - Book chapter

SN - 978-91-983690-4-5

T3 - Lund Studies in Arts and Cultural Sciences

SP - 67

EP - 87

BT - Bild och natur

A2 - Bengtsen, Peter

A2 - Liljefors, Max

A2 - Petersen, Moa

PB - Lund Studies in Arts and Cultural Sciences

CY - Sweden

ER -