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Postcolonial Girl: Migrant Audibility and Intimate Activism. / Tyler, Imogen; Gill, Rosalind.

In: Interventions International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 2013.

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Tyler, I & Gill, R 2013, 'Postcolonial Girl: Migrant Audibility and Intimate Activism', Interventions International Journal of Postcolonial Studies.

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Tyler, I., & Gill, R. (Accepted/In press). Postcolonial Girl: Migrant Audibility and Intimate Activism. Interventions International Journal of Postcolonial Studies.

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Tyler I, Gill R. Postcolonial Girl: Migrant Audibility and Intimate Activism. Interventions International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. 2013.

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Tyler, Imogen ; Gill, Rosalind. / Postcolonial Girl: Migrant Audibility and Intimate Activism. In: Interventions International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. 2013.

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abstract = "In October 2010, Gamu Nhengu, a Zimbabwean teenager, was ejected from the popular British reality TV talent show, The X Factor, on which she was a contestant. There was a public backlash to what many perceived was an unjust eviction. Within days, however, Gamu became the emblem of a contrasting kind of eviction campaign, when it was revealed that she and her family were living illegally in Britain. `Gamu-gate`, as the case was named in the press, animated a wave of public anger and resistance, as the stakes were raised from eviction from a TV talent show to deportation from the UK. In this paper we explore ‘Gamu Gate’, as a way of thinking about postcolonial intimacies. We do this by setting out three key notions: the notion of mediated intimacy, the notion of postcolonial girlhood, and the idea of migrant audibility. Our aim is to explore the political possibilities of the ‘affective surplus’ produced by `postcolonial girls’—that is, how as `manufactured intimates’ they potentially create avenues for new forms of post-colonial migrant audibility, forms which might trouble the ‘current emergencies’ and neo-colonial logic of neoliberal capitalism.",
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