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Human rights in camera

Author: Sharon Sliwinski
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sharon Sliwinski considers a series of historical events, including the 1755 Lisbon earthquake and the Holocaust, to illustrate that universal human rights have come to be imagined through aesthetic experience. The circulation of images of distant events, she argues, forms a virtual community between spectators and generates a sense of shared humanity. Joining a growing body of scholarship about the cultural forces  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Sliwinski
ISBN: 9780226762753 9780226762760 0226762750 0226762769
OCLC Number: 703104551
Description: xii, 174 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The spectator of human rights --
Humanity from the ruins : 1755 --
The Kodak on the Congo : 1904 --
Rolleiflex witness : 1945 --
Genocide, again : 1992.
Responsibility: Sharon Sliwinski ; foreword by Lynn Hunt.

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Examines the visual images that have accompanied human rights struggles and the responses people have had to them. This title considers a series of historical events, including the 1755 Lisbon  Read more...

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Sliwinski s book marks a decisive break with the commonplace and received ideas about the history and theory of human rights and images. She pursues the way human rights have come to be imagined and Read more...

 
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