Whitlock, Gillian (2014). Protection. In Meg Jensen and Margaretta Jolly (Ed.), We shall bear witness: life narratives and human rights (pp. 80-99) Madison, WI, United States: University of Wisconsin Press.

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Author Whitlock, Gillian
Title of chapter Protection
Title of book We shall bear witness: life narratives and human rights
Place of Publication Madison, WI, United States
Publisher University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status
Series Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography
ISBN 9780299300142
Editor Meg Jensen
Margaretta Jolly
Chapter number 7
Start page 80
End page 99
Total pages 20
Total chapters 19
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
...As this case study of asylum seeker narrative suggests, the agency of testimony is contingent; it responds to changing parameters in law and public policy, new technologies and the communities they engender, changing values in the affective economy, eruptions of violence, and negotiations for social justice in global networks of peace and justice. For a brief time, the installation of protection in the art museum opened a space that invites us to become the spectator, bearing witness to asylum seekers as embodied subjects transforming spaces of detention for themselves by domesticating the beach and the camp in the banality of the snapshot. They become familiar. It is the thick black impasto that reminds us of the longue durée of spectatorship, its ethical constraints, and the changing thresholds of care and indifference.
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