Recommended Readings

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The below recommendations represent some of the important literature that has influenced our thinking on The Politics of Representation. We are always looking of suggestions of work to add: email us

Alatas, S. H. (1977) The Myth of the Lazy Native, London: Routledge

Alcoff, L. (2006) Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self, New York: Oxford University Press

Alfonso, A. I. Kurti, L. & Pink, S. (2004) Working Images: Visual Research and Representation in Ethnography, Routledge

Aluwihare-Samaranayake, D. (2012) ‘Ethics in Qualitative Research: A View of the Participants’ and Researchers’ World from a Critical Standpoint,’ International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 11(2): 64 -81

Anand, D. (2007) ‘Western Colonial Representations of the Other: The Case of Exotica Tibet,’ New Political Science, 29(1): 23–42

Barnes, C. (1992) Disabling imagery and the media: An exploration of the principle for media representations of disabled people, London: BCODP

Bhabha, H. K. (1994) The Location of Culture, London: Routledge

Block, P. Kasnotz, D. Nishida, A. & Pollard, N. (2015) Occupying disability: Critical approaches to community, justice and decolonising disability, New York, NY: Springer

Burnard, P. Mackinley, E. & Powell, K. (2016) The Routledge International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research, Routledge International Handbooks

Suggested Chapters:

— Chapter 2: Robertson, C. ‘The beauty of a story: toward an Indigenous art theory’

— Chapter 6: Mackinlay, E. ‘In danger of relation, in danger of performance, in danger of research: an ethical conversation with Hélène Cixous about writing as intercultural arts praxis’

— Chapter 11: Hofvander Trulsson, Y. & Burnard, P. ‘Insider, outsider or cultures in-between: ethical and methodological considerations in intercultural arts research’

— Chapter 26: Thomson, P. ‘Researching ‘voice’ in intercultural arts practices and contexts’

Denzin, N. K. & Giardina, M. D. (eds) (2007) Decolonizing and politics of knowledge: Ethical futures in qualitative research, Walnut Creek, California: Left Coast Press

Frederickson, G. (1987) The Black Image in the White Mind, Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press

Goldberg, S. (2018) ‘For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It,’ National Geographic,

Griffiths, M. (1998) Educational Research for Social Justice: Getting off the Fence (Doing Qualitative Research in Educational Settings), Open University Press

Hall, S. (1997) ‘The Work of Representation,’ in Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practice, London: Sage

Ladson-Billings, G. (2003) ‘Racialized discourses and ethnic epistemologies,’ in Denzin, N. K. & Lincoln, Y. S. (eds) The landscape of qualitative research: Theories and Issues, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp.398–432

Mohanty, C. T. (1984) ‘Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses,’ boundary 2, 12/13(3): 333–358

Ngugi Wa’ Thiong’o (1984) ‘Literature and Society: The Politics of the Canon,’ in Killam, G.D. Critical Perspectives on Ngugi, Washington DC: Three Continents Press, pp. 7–45

Ortega, M. (2013) ‘Photographic Representation of Racialized Bodies: Afro-Mexicans, the Visible and the Invisible,’ Philosophy of Race, 1(2): 163–189

Quereshi, S. (2011) Peoples on Parade: Exhibitions, Empire and Anthropology in Nineteenth-Century Britain, University of Chicago Press: Chicago

Page, T. (2017) ‘vulnerable writing as a feminist methodological practice,’ Feminist Review, 115(1): 13–29

Pickering, L. & Kara, H. (2017) ‘Presenting and representing others: towards an ethics of engagement,’ International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 20(3): 299–309

Race Media and Representations Blog:

Said, E. (1994) Culture and Imperialism, New York: Vintage

Shohat, E. (1995) ‘The Struggle over Representation: Casting, Coalitions and the Politics of Identification,’ in de la Campa, R. Kaplan, A. & Sprinkler, M. Late Imperial Culture, New York: Verso

Spivak, G. (1983) ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’ —

Sultana, F. (2007) ‘Reflexivity, Positionality and Participatory Ethics: Negotiating Fieldwork Dilemmas in International Research,’ ACME,

Tikly, L.P. & Bond, T. N. (2013) ‘Towards a postcolonial research ethics in comparative and international education. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 43(4), 422–442

Tisdale, K. (2008) ‘Being Vulnerable and being ethical with/in research,’ in De Marrais, K. B. & Lapan, S. D. Foundations for Research: Method of inquiry in education and the social sciences (inquiry and pedagogy across diverse contexts series), London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Tuhiwai Smith, L. (1999) Decolonizing Methodologies, New York: Palgrave

Walder, D. (2009) “Writing, Representation, and Postcolonial Nostalgia”. Textual Practice, Vol.23(6): 935–946. Oxford: Routledge.

Young, J. & Brunk, C. G. (2012) ‘Reflections on Cultural Appropriation as the Representation of Other Cultures,’ The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation, Wiley: Blackwell

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The Politics of Representation
The Politics of Representation

We aim to explore and foster debate on wider questions of the politics of representation.