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Race and photography : racial photography as scientific evidence, 1876-1980

Author: Amos Morris-Reich
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Race and Photography' studies the changing function of photography from the 1870s to the 1940s within the field of the 'science of race', what many today consider the paradigm of pseudo-science. Amos Morris-Reich looks at the ways photography enabled not just new forms of documentation but new forms of perception.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Hans F K Günther; Ludwig Ferdinand Clauss; Hans F K Günther; Ludwig Ferdinand Clauss; Hans F K Günther; Ludwig Ferdinand Clauss; Ludwig Ferdinand Clauss; Hans F K Günther
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amos Morris-Reich
ISBN: 9780226320748 022632074X 9780226320885 022632088X
OCLC Number: 907206134
Description: xiv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The type and the gaze: racial photography as scientific evidence, 1876 --
1918 --
Racial photographs from icons to schemes: the "case" of Central and Eastern European Jews, 1880 --
1927 --
Serialization as construction of meaning: the photographic practice of Hans F.K. Günther in context --
Racial photographs as "thought experiments": the photographic method of Ludwig Ferdinand Clauss --
Racial photography in Palestine.
Responsibility: Amos Morris-Reich.

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'Race and Photography' studies the changing function of photography from the 1870s to the 1940s within the field of the 'science of race', what many today consider the paradigm of pseudo-science. Amos Morris-Reich looks at the ways photography enabled not just new forms of documentation but new forms of perception.

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In this brave, clear-eyed book, Morris-Reich confronts racial photography on its own terms: as a form of scientific evidence. Without for a moment forgetting the political contexts of racial Read more...

 
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