Publications and Research

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Abstract

This paper explores the idea of facing oppression by exploring how two photographs, one of a Catholic schoolgirl and one of a wet nurse, were received as they made their way through social media. In addition, the paper looks at a blog post that was made about photographs from a similar time period as the photos. By exploring how the photos were received through Fanon, visual studies, and psychoanalytic theory, the paper proposes a new way to view these photographs outside of the narratives of Oppression and Trauma. Instead, by understanding the re-inscription of the dominant narratives as an ongoing crisis, we allow for a reparative reading of this type of imagery that complicates our relationship with the past.

Comments

This article was originally published in Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, available at http://decolonization.org/index.php/des/article/view/19997/17325.

This work is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 3.0)

 
 

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