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Introduction

Narrating, Exposing and Moving

This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book explores the questions how can women narrate mobility in order to reflect the permeable and fluid traits of the varied experience? What creative practices can female subjectivities engage in when shaped by forms of resistance, marginality and displacement? It aims to answer these questions by looking at women who are, in different ways, related to Italy, who expose themselves and others and move and are moved through writing and photography. The book focuses on some of the studies and on others that have looked at how women have used the visual to respond to forms of hegemonic power, fragmentation, displacement, loss and marginality. It discusses how the interlacing of women's writing and photography develops from and generates diverse forms of mobility. The book analyses women who attempt to reconstruct family stories of migration through writing and photography.