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Mapping Deathscapes
Digital Geographies of Racial and Border Violence

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ISBN 9781032056579
January 27, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
264 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume offers a critical and creative analysis of the innovations of Deathscapes, a transnational digital humanities project that maps the sites and distributions of custodial deaths in locations such as police cells, prisons and immigration detention centres. An international team of authors take a multidisciplinary approach to questions of race, geographies of state violence and countermaps of resistance across North America, Australia and Europe. The book establishes rich lines of dialogic connection between digital and other media by incorporating both traditional scholarly resources and digital archives, databases and social media. Chapters offer a comprehensive mapping of the key attributes through which racial violence is addressed and contested through digital media and articulate, in the process, the distinctive dimensions of the Deathscapes site. This interdisciplinary volume will be an important resource for scholars, students and activists working in the areas of Cultural Studies, Media and Visual Studies, Indigenous Studies, Refugee Studies and Law.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Overview Introduction: Mapping Deathscapes Suvendrini Perera and Joseph Pugliese Part 2: Making Indigenous Women Visible in the Deathscape 1. Data Silence in the Settler Archive: Indigenous Femicide, Deathscapes and Social Media Bronwyn Carlson 2. Administrative Disappearances of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and the Embodiment of Settler States Annita Lucchesi 3. 'Say her name’: Naming Aboriginal Women in the Justice System Hannah Mcglade and Stella Tarrant Part 3: Deathscapes Intersectionalities 4. Violence and Intersecting Systems of Power Patricia Hill Collins 5. Debtscape: Australia’s Constitutional Nomopoly Maria Giannacopoulos 6. Sexual Violence and the Border: Colonial Genealogies of U.S. and Australian Immigration Detention Regimes Suvendrini Perera and Joseph Pugliese Part 4: Refugees in the Deathscape: Crimes of Peace 7. The Confined Sea Maurizio Albahari 8. Racialized violence in Europe Marina Gržinić 9. Necropolitics of Uncare in US Immigration Detention Jonathan Xavier Inda Part 5: Aesthetic Witnessing in the Deathscape 10. Indigenous Artistic Responses to Historical and Ongoing Colonial Violence Tess Allas and Ruben Allas 11. Looking Into the World from Somewhere Else Antonio Traverso 12. Perpetual Trauma: Witnessing Deathscapes of the Colonial Project Adrian Stimson Conclusion: Transformative Justice – Ending Deaths in Global Deathscapes Suvendrini Perera and Joseph Pugliese

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Suvendrini Perera is John Curtin Distinguished Emeritus Professor at Curtin University, Australia. She is author/editor of nine books including the monographs Survival Media (2009), Australia and the Insular Imagination: Beaches, Borders, Boats and Bodies (2009) and Reaches of Empire (1992).  

Joseph Pugliese is Professor of Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, Australia. His previous books include: Biometrics: Bodies, Technologies, Biopolitics (Routledge, 2010), State Violence and the Execution of Law: Torture, Black Sites, Drones (Routledge, 2012) and Biopolitics of the More-Than-Human: Forensic Ecologies of Violence (2020).