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Art, displacement and sociology

Lim, Wilfred (2015) Art, displacement and sociology. Researching Sociology (10 Nov 2015). Website.

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The aim of this post is to highlight the way in which sociological issues can be explored through art and non-textual form. The following is a selection of work from a project by Wilfred Lim, an artist from Malaysia, which focuses on issues of forced displacement. More details of Wilfred and his work can be found at: Wilfred grew up in Pengerang, a small fishing village situated in the south of Peninsular Malaysia. Unfortunately, in 2011 it was decided that as part of a petrochemical project Pengerang would be demolished in order construct an oil refinery. Apart from destroying the shoreline and marine life, this meant that all the houses in the village had to be demolished and the inhabitants relocated. The demolition of the village was completed at the end of 2013.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > TR Photography
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2017 13:44
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 23:19

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