Category Archives: Photoessay

Narrating the Road to, and Reality of, Multicultural Britain

This article follows the series on Art and nationalism. Two specific exhibits in London’s galleries have sought to tell the story of  the emergence of multicultural Britain, depicting a nation which journeyed through slavery, its abolition and the recognition of … Continue reading

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Art and Nationalism in London Museums: Representing Britain

This series examines how pieces of art in London museums speak to or about nationalism by representing or commenting on ‘the nation’. It presents an opportunity for the reader to not only consider the topic in relation to established artists … Continue reading

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Stained Glass of Flemish Nationalism

By Dr. Karen Shelby Since the creation of the Belgian state in 1831, some members of the Flemish community have maintained citizenship as Flemings rather than as Belgians and have located their desire for independence from Belgium directly within the … Continue reading

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Everything Must Go: Liquidating and Lessening Hmong Cultural Heritage in Laos

By Dr. Simeon S. Magliveras Textiles are an influential site where gender ideals and national, local and ethnic identities are produced and expressed. However, with the advent of tourism and consumerism of fourth world products in Laos, the tensions between … Continue reading

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A Picture About Yemen

This work takes seriously the fact of different nationalisms in Yemen by relating three views of the same event to a potent symbol of Yemen’s collective identity – its flag. The work does not demand an assessment of the truth … Continue reading

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