Ethnic and Racial Studies: The Undocumented Everday

Review of The Undocumented Everyday by Rebecca M. Schreiber

Examining how undocumented migrants are using film, video, and other documentary media to challenge surveillance, detention, and deportation

The Undocumented Everyday examines the exhibition of undocumented migrant self-representation as a political strategy for challenging dominant structures and regimes of state surveillance. It is ultimately a book about immigrant inclusion. Using pictures and videos, it explores how undocumented migrants visualize ways of belonging and deploy documentary media to rearticulate the boundaries of citizenship. A cultural studies scholar, Rebecca Schreiber’s book provides probing insights into the interrelationship of the visual aesthetic – documentary photography, film, video, and audio projects – activism, and the politics of migration.


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