Human Rights in Camera (Paperback)
  • Human Rights in Camera (Paperback)
zoom

Human Rights in Camera (Paperback)

(author)
£22.50
Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 18/10/2011
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
From the fundamental rights proclaimed in the American and French declarations of independence to the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Hannah Arendt's furious critiques, the definition of what it means to be human has been hotly debated. But the history of human rights - and their abuses - is also a richly illustrated one. Following this picture trail, "Human Rights In Camera" takes an innovative approach by examining the visual images that have accompanied human rights struggles and the passionate responses people have had to them. 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 at work in the construction of human rights, "Human Rights In Camera" is a novel take on this potent political ideal.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226762760
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm

You may also be interested in...

Paul Klee
Added to basket
£34.00
Hardback
Rembrant's Jews
Added to basket
£17.00
Paperback
Absorption and Theatricality
Added to basket
Mutants and Mystics
Added to basket
Ghost Image
Added to basket
£13.50
Paperback
Bernini
Added to basket
£13.50
Paperback
The Power of Images
Added to basket
The Cruel Radiance
Added to basket
Mark Rothko
Added to basket
£26.50
Paperback
Landscape and Power
Added to basket
Mies Van Der Rohe
Added to basket
£26.50
Paperback
The Colorful Apocalypse
Added to basket
Critical Terms for Art History
Added to basket
Spiral Jetta
Added to basket
£11.50
Paperback
Vivian Maier
Added to basket
£26.50
Hardback
Gerhard Richter
Added to basket
£34.00
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.