Finding Never-Land: Nomadic Space-Time, Rhetoric, and Ethnic Minorities
2013 (English)In: Perspectives on Space and Place / [ed] Everson, Gloria, Witney: Inter-Disciplinary Press , 2013Chapter in book (Other academic)
According to Lee Edelman (2004), trying to fulfil the promise of reproductive futurism has become a normative power enacted among all persons claiming a right to the modern Western public sphere. The movement between normative and non-normative spaces depends heavily on temporal constructions of these spaces, where normative spaces have been tied to reproductive futurism. In this study, I conclude that the spatiotemporal image of the Sami as Nomads, or migrating Others, has not only had spatial consequences throughout the last hundred years (i.e. colonialism, loss of land rights and land ownership) but also changed spatial power structures within the national narrative. I conclude that the construction of Nomadic space has functioned as the opposite of the clearly delineated, productive, and normative room of modernity. The study poses these theoretical questions which can contribute to a further understanding of how racializing processes have taken place in European history: How has media helped constructing ethnic identities on the basis of spatiotemporal representation? More specifically, how does the depiction of exclusion outside of normative spaces construct a racialized alienation outside of the nation’s prosperous future for some ethnic minorities? By defining ethnic minorities as nomadic or migrating, and therefore not belonging to a national narrative, does media place ethnic minorities outside of the political landscape, in an everlasting Never-land?
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Witney: Inter-Disciplinary Press , 2013.
Rhetoric, ethnic minorities, space-time, exclusion, colonization
Human Geography Cultural Studies Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject Rhetoric
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-241923ISBN: 978-1-84888-056-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-241923DiVA: diva2:781927