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Documenting Three Gorges Migrants: Gendered Voices of (Dis)placement and Citizenship in Rediscovering the Yangtze River and Bingai


Besides its environmental costs, the dams most controversial consequence is the resettlement of more than two million citizens displaced from their hometowns along the six-hundred-kilometer reservoir area in Hubei Province and Chongqing Municipality (formerly in Sichuan Province). Because gender plays a significant role in how one experiences (dis) placement, in this essay I seek to unravel the intertwined relationship between gender, the cultural and psychological dimension of citizenship, and resettlement as represented in the two documentaries.

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									documenting three gorges migrants:
gendered voices of (dis)placement and citizenship
in Rediscovering the Yangtze River and Bingai

Daisy Yan Du

What is displaced—dispersed, deferred, repressed, pushed aside—is, significantly, still
there: Displaced but not replaced, it remains a source of trouble, the shifting ground of
signification that makes meanings tremble.
                                —Angelika Bammer, introduction to Displacements:
                                                       Cultural Identities
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