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The ethics of seeing : photography and twentieth century German history

Author: Jennifer V Evans; Paul Betts; Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann
Publisher: New York : Berghahn, 2019. ©2018
Series: Studies in German history, v. 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Throughout Germany's tumultuous twentieth century, photography was an indispensable form of documentation. Whether acting as artists, witnesses, or reformers, both professional and amateur photographers chronicled social worlds through successive periods of radical upheaval. The Ethics of Seeing brings together an international group of scholars to explore the complex relationship between the visual and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer V Evans; Paul Betts; Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann
ISBN: 9781789205183 1789205182
OCLC Number: 1097674144
Description: xi, 293 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction: Photography as an Ethics of Seeing Jennifer Evans Chapter 1. Thoughts on Photography and the Practice of History Elizabeth Edwards Chapter 2. Seeing the 'Savage' and the Suspension of Time: Photography, War and Concentration Camps in South West Africa, 1904-1908 Claudia Siebrecht Chapter 3. The "Face of War" in Weimar Visual Culture Annelie Ramsbrock Chapter 4. Documenting Heimkehr: Photography, Displacement and "Homecoming" in the Nazi Resettlement of Ethnic Germans, 1939-1940 Elizabeth Harvey Chapter 5. Visible Trophies of War: German Occupiers' Photographic Perceptions of France, 1940-44 Julia Torrie Chapter 6. Gazing at Ruins: German Defeat as Visual Experience Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann Chapter 7. Edmund Kesting's Polyphonic Portraits and the Abstract Face of the Socialist Self in East Germany Sarah E. James Chapter 8. Seeing Subjectivity: Erotic Photography and the Optics of Desire Jennifer Evans Chapter 9. Photographing Reurbanization in West Berlin, 1977-84 Anna Ross Chapter 10. The Diversification of East Germany's Visual Culture Candice M. Hamelin Chapter 11. The Intimacy of Revolution: 1989 in Pictures Paul Betts Epilogue: Hope Flies, Death Dances: Moving Toward an Ethics of Seeing Julia Adeney Thomas Index
Series Title: Studies in German history, v. 21.
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer Evans, Paul Betts, Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann.

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