Iconographies of identity: visual cultures of the everyday in the South Asian diaspora

Tolia-Kelly, Divya P (2001) Iconographies of identity: visual cultures of the everyday in the South Asian diaspora. Visual Culture in Britain, 2 (1). pp. 49-67. ISSN 1471-4787

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Abstract

Much geographical writing has focused on the iconography of landscape painting and it's role in the formation of exclusionary national discourses of citizenship. This essay is an examination of visual cultures and their role in the socio-political and geographical 'positioning' of South Asians in Britain. Visual cultures are figured as central to the processes of identity-making, and belonging, in operation in diasporic homes. They are examined as prisms through which idealised, real, imagined and iconographical landscapes of belonging are refracted. The metonymical, and multisensory nature of these visual cultures are investigated through ethnographic research with South Asian women in London.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Depositing User: Sharon Krummel
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2018 09:25
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018 09:25
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/75152
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