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Images of power : iconography, culture and the state in Latin America

Author: Jens Andermann; William Rowe
Publisher: Oxford : Berghahn, 2006.
Series: Remapping cultural history.
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In Latin America, where even today writing has remained a restricted form of expression, the task of generating consent and imposing the emergent nation-state as the exclusive form of the political, was largely conferred to the image. Furthermore, at the moment of its historical demise, the new, 'postmodern' forms of sovereignty appear to rely even more heavily on visual discourses of power. However, a critique of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jens Andermann; William Rowe
ISBN: 1845452127 9781845452124
OCLC Number: 70845266
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: x, 299 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations Introduction: The Power of Images Jens Andermann and William Rowe PART I: MEMORY AND THE PUBLIC ARENA Chapter 1. From Royal Subject to Citizen: the Territory of the Body in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Mexican Visual Practices Magali M. Carrera Chapter 2. The Mexican Codices and the Visual Language of Revolution Gordon Brotherston Chapter 3. Subversive Needlework: Gender, Class and History at Venezuela's National Exhibition, 1883 Beatriz Gonzalez Stephan (transl. Heike Vogt) Chapter 4. Material Memories: Tradition and Amnesia in two Argentine Museums Alvaro Fernandez Bravo PART II: SELF AND OTHER IN THE AVANT-GARDE Chapter 5. Exoticism, Alterity and the Ecuadorean Elite: The Work of Camilo Egas Trinidad Perez (transl. Philip Derbyshire) Chapter 6. Primitivist Iconographies: Tango and Samba, Images of the Nation Florencia Garramuno Chapter 7. 'Argentina in the World': Internationalist Nationalism in the Art of the 1960s Andrea Giunta (transl. Emma Thomas) PART III: MASSES AND MONUMENTALITY Chapter 8. 'Cold as the Stone of which it Must be Made': Caboclos, Monuments and the Memory of Independence in Bahia, Brazil, 1870-1900 Hendrik Kraay Chapter 9. Photography, Memory, Disavowal: the Casasola Archive Andrea Noble Chapter 10. Mass and Multitude: Bastardised Iconographies of the Modern Order Graciela Montaldo PART IV: SPACES OF FLIGHT AND CAPTURE Chapter 11. Marconi and other Artifices: Long-range Technology and the Conquest of the Desert Claudio Canaparo (transl. Peter Cooke) Chapter 12. Desert Dreams: Nomadic Tourists and Cultural Discontent Gabriela Nouzeilles (transl. Jens Andermann) Chapter 13. Why the Virgin of Zapopan went to Los Angeles: Reflections on Mobility and Globality Mary Louise Pratt Notes on Contributors Index
Series Title: Remapping cultural history.
Responsibility: edited by Jens Andermann and William Rowe.

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