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The Resource Ambivalent : photography and visibility in African history, edited by Patricia Hayes and Gary Minkley

Ambivalent : photography and visibility in African history, edited by Patricia Hayes and Gary Minkley

Label
Ambivalent : photography and visibility in African history
Title
Ambivalent
Title remainder
photography and visibility in African history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Patricia Hayes and Gary Minkley
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Going beyond photography as an isolated medium to engage larger questions and interlocking forms of expression and historical analysis, Ambivalent gathers a new generation of scholars based on the continent to offer an expansive frame for thinking about questions of photography and visibility in Africa. The volume presents African relationships with photography-and with visibility more generally-in ways that engage and disrupt the easy categories and genres that have characterized the field to date. Authors pose new questions concerning the instability of the identity photograph in South Africa; ethnographic photographs as potential history; humanitarian discourse from the perspective of photographic survivors of atrocity photojournalism; the nuanced passage from studio to screen in postcolonial digital portraiture; and the burgeoning visual activism in West Africa. As the contributors show, photography is itself a historical subject: it involves arrangement, financing, posture, positioning, and other kinds of work that are otherwise invisible. By moving us outside the frame of the photograph itself, by refusing to accept the photograph as the last word, this book makes photography into an engaging and important subject of historical investigation. Ambivalent's contributors bring photography into conversation with orality, travel writing, ritual, psychoanalysis, and politics, with new approaches to questions of race, time, and postcolonial and decolonial histories"--
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Provided by publisher
Dewey number
302.226
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hayes, Patricia
  • Minkley, Gary
Series statement
New African histories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Visual sociology
  • Photography
  • Africa
Label
Ambivalent : photography and visibility in African history, edited by Patricia Hayes and Gary Minkley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Africa and the Ambivalence of seeing / Patricia Hayes and Gary Minkley -- Ambivalent Mediations: Photographic Desire, Anxiety, and Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Changed Africa / Isabelle de Rezende -- Empty Photographs: Ethnography and the Lacunae of African History / Patricia Hayes -- Unstable Forms: Photography, Race, and the Identity Document in South Africa / Ingrid Masondo -- The Pass Photograph and the Intimate Photographic Event in South Africa / Gary Minkley -- Photographic Genres and Alternate Histories of Independence in Mozambique / Drew Thompson -- Photography, Mass Violence, and Survivors: The Cassinga Massacre of 1978 / Vilho Shigwedha -- Images of Ambivalence: Photography in the Making of Omhedi, Northern Namibia / Napandulwe Shiweda -- The Profane and the Prophetic at a South African Beach / Phindi Mnyaka -- Photographing Asọ Ebì: Of Surfacism and Digitality / Okechukwu Nwafor -- Boko Haram Insurgency and a New Mode of War in Nigeria / Georgge Emekea Agbo -- Mirrors and Waters: The Practice and the Visual in Beninese Mami Wata Cults / Jung Ran Forte -- Coda / Patricia Hayes
Control code
on1110658060
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xiii, 351 pages
Isbn
9780821423943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1110658060
Label
Ambivalent : photography and visibility in African history, edited by Patricia Hayes and Gary Minkley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Africa and the Ambivalence of seeing / Patricia Hayes and Gary Minkley -- Ambivalent Mediations: Photographic Desire, Anxiety, and Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Changed Africa / Isabelle de Rezende -- Empty Photographs: Ethnography and the Lacunae of African History / Patricia Hayes -- Unstable Forms: Photography, Race, and the Identity Document in South Africa / Ingrid Masondo -- The Pass Photograph and the Intimate Photographic Event in South Africa / Gary Minkley -- Photographic Genres and Alternate Histories of Independence in Mozambique / Drew Thompson -- Photography, Mass Violence, and Survivors: The Cassinga Massacre of 1978 / Vilho Shigwedha -- Images of Ambivalence: Photography in the Making of Omhedi, Northern Namibia / Napandulwe Shiweda -- The Profane and the Prophetic at a South African Beach / Phindi Mnyaka -- Photographing Asọ Ebì: Of Surfacism and Digitality / Okechukwu Nwafor -- Boko Haram Insurgency and a New Mode of War in Nigeria / Georgge Emekea Agbo -- Mirrors and Waters: The Practice and the Visual in Beninese Mami Wata Cults / Jung Ran Forte -- Coda / Patricia Hayes
Control code
on1110658060
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xiii, 351 pages
Isbn
9780821423943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1110658060

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