Migrant Feelings, Migrant Knowledge: Building a Community Archive (Border Hispanisms) (Hardcover)

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Migrant Feelings, Migrant Knowledge: Building a Community Archive (Border Hispanisms) (Hardcover)

By Robert Irwin (Editor)

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The digital storytelling project Humanizing Deportation invites migrants to present their own stories in the world’s largest and most diverse archive of its kind. Since 2017, more than 300 community storytellers have created their own audiovisual testimonial narratives, sharing their personal experiences of migration and repatriation. With Migrant Feelings, Migrant Knowledge, the project’s coordinator, Robert Irwin, and other team members introduce the project’s innovative participatory methodology, drawing out key issues regarding the human consequences of contemporary migration control regimes, as well as insights from migrants whose world-making endeavors may challenge what we think we know about migration.

In recent decades, migrants in North America have been treated with unprecedented harshness. Migrant Feelings, Migrant Knowledge outlines this recent history, revealing stories both of grave injustice and of seemingly unsurmountable obstacles overcome. As Irwin writes, “The greatest source of expertise on the human consequences of contemporary migration control are the migrants who have experienced them,” and their voices in this searing collection jump off the page and into our hearts and minds.

Robert McKee Irwin is a professor of Spanish at UC Davis. He is the author of Mexican Masculinities and Bandits, Captives, Heroines, and Saints: Cultural Icons of Mexico's Northwest Borderlands, and he is the coordinator of the Humanizing Deportation digital storytelling project.


Product Details ISBN: 9781477326220
ISBN-10: 1477326227
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication Date: November 8th, 2022
Pages: 232
Language: English
Series: Border Hispanisms