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Contesting visibility : photographic practices on the East African coast

Author: Heike Behrend
Publisher: Bielefeld : Transcript, [2013] ©2013
Series: Image (Transcript (Firm)), volume 60.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the introduction of photography by commercial studio photographers and the colonial state in Kenya, this global medium has been intensely debated and contested among Muslims on the cosmopolitan East African coast. This book does not only explore the making, circulation, and consumption of popular photographs, but also the other side, their rejection and obliteration, an essential aspect of a medium's history  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heike Behrend
ISBN: 9783839424568 3839424569
OCLC Number: 903974176
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (266 pages) : illustrations (some color), portraits.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Preface / Acknowledgements --
Chapter 1 Introduction --
Chapter 2 Providing the Context: The East African Coast --
Chapter 3 Polemic Encounters: Photography as a Medium and Object of Ethnographic Research --
Chapter 4 Textiles and Images: Photography as Unveiling --
Chapter 5 Creating Spectacles: Studio Photographers of the Indian Diaspora --
Chapter 6 Ambulant Photographers --
Chapter 7 The Bakor Studio and the "Aesthetics of Withdrawal" --
Chapter 8 Weddings, Photography, and the Aura of Modernity --
Chapter 9 Withdrawal of Life: Photography and Death --
Chapter 10 Iconoclastic Spirits --
Chapter 11 "Killer Panics" and Digital Photography --
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Series Title: Image (Transcript (Firm)), volume 60.
Responsibility: Heike Behrend.
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Since the introduction of photography by commercial studio photographers and the colonial state in Kenya, this global medium has been intensely debated and contested among Muslims on the cosmopolitan  Read more...

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Besprochen in: African Studies Review, 57/3 (2014), Drew Thompson

 
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