Nine essays by a range of writers, artists, and journalists formulate critical responses to the representations of migrants in the media in Europe. The book’s starting point is the assertion that migrants have entered European countries, but not the public sphere. When they do, it is as characters in narratives as something ‘other’. They are spoken about, but rarely asked; decided for, but rarely involved. The book posits that if migrants and refugees are to become fully recognised citizens of Europe, they need to be participants in – rather than subjects of – the public debate. With contributions by Tania Bruguera, Moha Gerehou, Nesrine Malik, Daniel Trilling, and others.
200 pages, 15 x 21 cm, paperback, Valiz (Amsterdam).