The Instagram Archipelago: Race, Gender, and the Lives of Dead Fish (Paperback)

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Set on Idan Hayosh's peculiar Instagram page of women holding dead fish, The Instagram Archipelago is a conversation with contemporary culture's logics of gender and race. Working through recent thinking in Black studies and Hayosh's satirical images, Elliot C. Mason presents the aesthetics of capitalism as a sea that makes everything the same, turning the world into a single form. The Instagram Archipelago brings radical antiracist and feminist scholarship to a general audience, applying a model of thinking beyond gender and race to the strange world of online fishing photos. This funny and fascinating book moves past the liberal celebration of gender and race, towards a tiny island of resistance in a growing archipelago.

About the Author

Elliot C. Mason is a poet, essayist, and PhD candidate at Uppsala University. He is the author of two collections of poetry - Materials for Building a City, and City Embers - and one academic book - Building Black: Towards Antiracist Architecture. His essays, poems, and translations are widely published, and his plays have been performed at many theatres. He lives with his partner near Uppsala, Sweden.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781782798279
ISBN-10: 1782798277
Publisher: Zero Books
Publication Date: September 15th, 2022
Pages: 216
Language: English