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PHOTOGRAPHY IN LATIN AMERICA: IMAGES AND IDENTITIES ACROSS TIME AND SPACE. Ed. by Gisela Capena Koch and Ingrid Kummels. Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Columbia University Press, New York. 246 pp. with 46 ills. (24 col.). 25 x 15 cm. ISBN 9783837633177 In English.
Publisher's description: Historical photographs taken in Latin America have become key sites for memory politics, ethnographic imagination, and the negotiation of identity. This volume opens up a set of questions relating to the contemporaneous agency of images as well as their current appropriation via new technologies. Case studies of pictures taken in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Brazil analyze these processes by tracing how the images have been resignified over time and space. The contributions examine photographs that have been recently rediscovered by such diverse actors as European museums, human rights organizations, anthropologists, shamans, local historians, and communities of internet users.
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Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 173928
Paperbound $40.00    

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