New Southern Cultures Publication


Southern Cultures Journal

Volume 16, Number 1, Spring 2010

E-ISSN: 1534-1488 Print ISSN: 1068-8218
DOI: 10.1353/scu.0.0099

Susan Harbage Page
Bernard L. Herman
Longing: Personal Effects from the Border
Southern Cultures – Volume 16, Number 1, Spring 2010, pp. 31-45




The University of North Carolina Press

Project MUSE – Southern Cultures – Longing: Personal Effects from the Border Project MUSE Journals Southern Cultures Volume 16, Number 1, Spring 2010 Longing: Personal Effects from the Border Southern Cultures Volume 16, Number 1, Spring 2010 E-ISSN: 1534-1488 Print ISSN: 1068-8218 DOI: 10.1353/scu.0.0099 LongingPersonal Effects from the Border Susan Harbage Page and Bernard L. Herman Susan Harbage Page’s portfolio, Longing: Personal Effects from the Border, is an intervention — at once aesthetic, archaeological, and archival — into the spaces and objects associated with the great migration north across the Rio Grande and into the United States. Page’s images are visual conversations about the material culture of the immigrant experience and compel us to consider how we see ourselves through seeing others. Images of a deflated inner tube dropped by the road, a wallet mired, its contents spilling into the mud, footsteps revealed in soft earth, and river-wet clothes wrung, wadded, and cast aside document ordinary…


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