McKay, DCC (2008) Ghosts of Futures Present: Photographs in the Filipino Migrant Archive. Visual Anthropology, 21 (4). 381 - 392. ISSN 0894-9468

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This article explores the role of photographs in shaping the social selves of Filipino temporary labor migrants. Examining the production of photographic self-images by Filipino migrants in Hong Kong and their reception in the Philippines, I show how people deploy photography as a technology to bring into being their desired future selves. By making present ghosts of the future, photographs of the self shape distinctive translocal subjectivities.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Physical and Geographical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2015 16:01
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2019 11:33

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