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Image operations : visual media and political conflict

Author: Jens Eder; Charlotte Klonk
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Still and moving images are crucial factors in contemporary political conflicts. They not only have representational, expressive or illustrative functions, but also augment and create significant events. Beyond altering states of mind, they affect bodies and often life or death is at stake. Various forms of image operations are currently performed in the contexts of war, insurgency and activism. Photographs, videos,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jens Eder; Charlotte Klonk
ISBN: 9781526107213 152610721X 9781526113979 152611397X
OCLC Number: 1005607602
Description: xv, 232 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Images of the world, images of conflect / Ben O'Loughlin --
Worldmaking frame by frame / Zeynep Devrim Gursel --
Working images: Harun Farocki and the operational image / Volker Pantenburg --
Affective image operations / Jens Eder --
Method, madness and montage: assemblages of images and the production of knowledge / W.J.T. Mitchell --
Image operations: refracting control from virtual reality to the digital battlefield / Timothy Lenoir and Luke Caldwell --
Sensorship: the seen of drone warfare / Tom Holert --
Images that last? Iraq videos from YouTube to WikiLeaks / Christian Christensen --
Images of terror / Charlotte Klonk --
The making and gendering of a martyr: images of female suicide bombers in the Middle East / Verena Straub --
Photographic archives and archival entities / Ariella Azoulay --
Exposing the invisible: visual investigation and conflict / Stephanie Hankey and Marek Tuszynski --
Human rights in an age of distant witnesses: remixed lives, reincarnated images and live-streamed co-presence / Sam Gregory --
The hunger striker: a case for embodied visuality / Bishnupriya Ghosh --
The visual commons: counter-power in photography from slavery to Occupy Wall Street / Nicholas Mirzoeff.
Responsibility: edited by Jens Eder and Charlotte Klonk.

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A powerful book that provides new interdisciplinary perspective on the functions of still and moving images in political conflict. -- .  Read more...

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