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Poole presents a wide range of images from operas, scientific expeditions, nationalist projects, and picturesque artists that both effectively elucidate her argument and contribute to an impressive history of photography. Vision, Race, and Modernity is a fascinating attempt to study the changing terrain of racial theory as part of a broader reorganization of vision in European society and culture.
"Long-awaited work analyzes role of visual images and technologies (particularly photography, painting, and drawing) in shaping modern understandings of race in the Andes. This fascinating work documents various depictions of Andean peoples from the 18th - 20th centuries, placing scientific analyses of race within the sphere of the modern visual economy"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
|List of Illustrations|
|Ch. 2||The Inca Operatic||25|
|Ch. 3||An Economy of Vision||58|
|Ch. 4||A One-Eyed Gaze||85|
|Ch. 5||Equivalent Images||107|
|Ch. 6||The Face of a Nation||142|
|Ch. 7||The New Indians||168|
|Ch. 8||Negotiating Modernity||198|