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Introduction: special section on recent photography theory: the state in visual matters

Bajorek, Jennifer. 2010. Introduction: special section on recent photography theory: the state in visual matters. Theory, Culture & Society, 27(7), pp. 155-160. ISSN 0263-2764 [Article]

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This introduction to a special section on ‘Photography and the State’ reflects on trends in photography theory exemplified in essays by Jens Andermann, Ariella Azoulay, Andrea Noble, and Bronwyn Law-Viljoen. It suggests that the contributors make a powerful argument for photography’ s emergent contribution to theories of the state and of sovereignty. It situates this work in the context of a growing body of scholarship (by theorists such as Natalia Brizuela, Paula Cortes-Rocca, Clare Harris, Chris Pinney, and Karen Strassler) attuned to photography’ s role in political imagination in post-colonial and post-imperial spaces, and underscores movement of the field away from inter-subjective conceptions of photographic ethics and debates about indexicality.

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Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/0263276410383719

Keywords:

Photography, the state, sovereignty, archive

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Centre for Cultural Studies (1998-2017)

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December 2010Published

Item ID:

5079

Date Deposited:

06 Apr 2011 09:27

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07 Dec 2012 12:55

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/5079

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