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Stephenie A. Young: Boundary-Aesthetics: Obscured Scenographies of Violence at the US/Mexican Border
Boundary-Aesthetics: Obscured Scenographies of Violence at the US/Mexican Border
(S. 207 – 240)

Stephenie A. Young

Boundary-Aesthetics: Obscured Scenographies of Violence at the US/Mexican Border

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  • Politik
  • Performance
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
  • Denkt Kunst
  • Gewalt
  • Menschenrechte
  • Gerechtigkeit

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Stephenie A. Young

teaches comparative literature at Salem State University in Massachusetts USA. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and Translation Studies from the State University of New York, Binghamton. Her forthcoming book, The Forensics of Memorialization, is about the “forensic imagination,” and how traumatic material culture is used to create visual narratives that shape memory politics in post-conflict former Yugoslavia.
Liliana Gómez (Hg.): Performing Human Rights

The invisibilization of political violence, its material traces and spatial manifestations, characterize (post)conflict situations. Yet counter-semantics and dissonant narratives that challenge this invisibility have been articulated by artists, writers, and human rights activists that increasingly seek to contest the related historical amnesia. Adopting “performance” as a concept that is defined by repetitive, aesthetic practices—such as speech and bodily habits through which both individual and collective identities are constructed and perceived (Susan Slyomovics)—this collection addresses various forms of performing human rights in transitional situations in Spain, Latin America, and the Middle East. Bringing scholars together with artists, writers, and curators, and working across a range of disciplines, Performing Human Rights addresses these instances of omission and neglect, revealing how alternate institutional spaces and strategies of cultural production have intervened in the processes of historical justice and collective memory.

 

With contributions by Zahira Aragüete-Toribio, Pauline Bachmann, Vikki Bell, Liliana Gómez, Joscelyn Jurich, Uriel Orlow, Friederike Pannewick, Elena Rosauro, Dorota Sajewska, Stephenie Young.