Judging the Image / Edition 1

Judging the Image / Edition 1

by Alison Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 041530184X

ISBN-13: 9780415301848

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Art, value, law - the links between these three terms mark a history of struggle in the cultural scene. Studies of contemporary culture have thus increasingly turned to the image as central to the production of legitimacy, aesthetics and order. Judging the Image extends the cultural turn in legal and criminological studies by interrogating our responses to

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Art, value, law - the links between these three terms mark a history of struggle in the cultural scene. Studies of contemporary culture have thus increasingly turned to the image as central to the production of legitimacy, aesthetics and order. Judging the Image extends the cultural turn in legal and criminological studies by interrogating our responses to the image. This book provides a space to think through problems of ethics, social authority and the legal imagination. Concepts of memory and interpretation, violence and aesthetic, authority and legitimacy are considered in a diverse range of sites, including:

* body, performance and regulation
* judgment, censorship and controversial artworks
* graffiti and the aesthetics of public space
* HIV and the art of the disappearing body
* witnessing, ethics and the performance of suffering
* memorial images - art in the wake of disaster.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415301848
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Transformations Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1The capture of the subject1
2Aesthetic vertigo : disgust and the illegitimate touchings of art20
Viewing (de)position : hidings45
3Written on the skin of the city50
Viewing (de)position : 'where do you live?'75
4Disappearing images and the laws of appearance78
Viewing (de)position : gifts95
5The art of injury and the ethics of witnessing98
Viewing (de)position : 'is there anything you wish to ask me?'117
6All that remains : image in a place of ruin121

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