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Drittmittelprojekt

Titel:
Gender, Visuelle Kultur, Migration, und die Afrikanische Diaspora

Projektleitung an der Universität Würzburg:

Beteiligte Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler:

Kurzbeschreibung:
What are the ways in which the ?African Diaspora? as a theoretical framework has been gendered male--in philosophical approaches and discourses and in practiced everyday-life experiences? How might we enrich scholarly understandings of the affective work of diaspora by focusing specifically on experiences and the resulting cultural productions of African-descended women? What is the relationship between subjectivity, authenticity, and objectivity? Who is doing the act of speaking, for whom? Where have these women?s cultural productions served as instruments for their own subordination, thus positioning them into hermeneutics that have been more attentive to the Black female as passive object than to her as actively engaged persona? Our project considers how African-descended women have been active participants and creators of the African Diaspora. By focusing on women?s experiences and their cultural productions, we hope to complicate several paradigms of the African Diaspora that currently dominate the field, while providing methodological innovation. Our goal with such an intervention is to propose a system of theoretical analysis that has not been in place regarding Black women artists as diasporic cultural producers. By addressing these aspects together, we are interested in the interplay between Black women?s bodies as visual objects and as subjects; as visual spectacles and visual spectators; as objects of visual culture and as visual producers in transatlantic contexts.

Schlagworte:
    African American Studies
    Diaspora and Migration Studies
    Gender und visuelle Kultur

Laufzeit: von 01.2016 bis 12.2017

Förderinstitution:
Sonstige Stiftung ( American Council of Learned Societies, New York, USA ) ,Genehmigungsdatum: Januar 2015