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This is Research; Moser: Citizen Subjects: photography, race and belonging in Canada

Moser, Gabrielle This is Research; Moser: Citizen Subjects: photography, race and belonging in Canada. OCAD University Office of Research & Innovation.

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Abstract

Building on research conducted in local, municipal, and national archives from coast to coast, this multi-year research project explores the intersections of photography, race, and belonging around 1947, the date of the passing of Canada’s first citizenship laws. It evaluates how photographic claims to citizenship in Canada participated in global and transnational understandings of citizenship at this time, a period of intense activity around de-colonial, civil rights and nationalist independence movements. By examining how citizenship appears in photographs, Citizen Subjects develops critical knowledge about why certain subjects continue to be left out of legal framings of citizenship and builds the public’s visual literacy for recognizing current claims to citizenship by immigrant communities, people of colour, and Indigenous subjects.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: citizenship, photography
Divisions: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2020 21:19
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2020 21:19
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2922

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