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War and Photography: A Cultural History [NOOK Book]

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Drawing on the work of Barthes, Eco, Foucault, Baudrillard, Burgin and Tagg, and on the historians of mentalities, War and Photography presents a theoretical approach to the understanding of press photography in its historical and contemporary context.
Brothers applies her argument with special reference to French and British newspaper images of the Spanish Civil War, a selection of which is presented in the book. Rejecting analyses based upon the content of the images alone, ...
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War and Photography: A Cultural History

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Overview

Drawing on the work of Barthes, Eco, Foucault, Baudrillard, Burgin and Tagg, and on the historians of mentalities, War and Photography presents a theoretical approach to the understanding of press photography in its historical and contemporary context.
Brothers applies her argument with special reference to French and British newspaper images of the Spanish Civil War, a selection of which is presented in the book. Rejecting analyses based upon the content of the images alone, she argues that photographic meaning is largely predetermined by its institutional and cultural context. Acting as witnesses despite themselves, photographs convey a wealth of information not about any objective reality, but about the collective attitudes and beliefs particular to the culture in which they operate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135035297
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/7/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 296
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

List of plates
Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Photography, Theory, History 14
2 The Republican Militiamen 35
3 Insurgent Soldiers and Moors 58
4 Women-At-Arms 76
5 Semiology and the City at War 101
6 The Anthropology of Civilian Life 121
7 Refugees and the Limitations of Documentary 141
8 Casualties and the Nature of Photographic Evidence 161
9 If Not About Spain ... 1930s Britain and France 189
10 Vietnam, the Falklands, the Gulf: Photography in the Age of the Simulacral 201
Notes 218
Bibliography 249
Index 269
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