New Book/DVD-ROM Project: Transcultural Documentary Practice

Projecting Migration – Transcultural Documentary Practice
Edited by Alan Grossman and Áine O’Brien

Migration is one of the major political issues of the current era and increasingly determines who we are and how we define ourselves. Projecting Migration: Transcultural Documentary Practice is a groundbreaking book/DVD-ROM project that explores migration in locations as varied as Lebanon, Ireland, South Africa and the US/Mexico border. Through its diverse collection of essays, films, photography and audio recordings, the project offers a dynamic, fresh approach. Each essay is cross-referenced with DVD chapters of original footage to provide unique practical examples of ethnographic filmmaking, as well as perspectives on the subject not usually portrayed in the media.

Thematically, the contributors address economic and forced migration, border crossings, uprootings, diasporic history & memory, migration & childhood, the transnational family, post-conflict landscapes, migrant youth culture and photographic archives of migration. This cross-media collection – created in collaboration with the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice at the Dublin Institute of Technology – marks a major transdisciplinary contribution to contemporary debates on migration.

About the editors
Alan Grossman is a Senior Lecturer in Ethnographic Media Production, Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, Dublin Institute for Technology. His work has been published in numerous journals including the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Space and Culture .

Áine O’Brien is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for Transcultural Research and Practice, Dublin Institute for Technology and the Forum on Migration Studies (FOMACS). Her work has been published in South Atlantic Quarterly, New Formations and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies .

Both are documentary filmmakers who have co-directed Silent Song, Here to Stay (2006) and Unrest (2008).

For more information, please e-mail eleanor@ wallflowerpress.co.uk or visit
www.wallflowerpress.co.uk.

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