The Resource The right to look : a counterhistory of visuality, Nicholas Mirzoeff

The right to look : a counterhistory of visuality, Nicholas Mirzoeff

Label
The right to look : a counterhistory of visuality
Title
The right to look
Title remainder
a counterhistory of visuality
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Mirzoeff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Right to Look, Nicholas Mirzoeff develops a comparative de-colonial framework for visual culture studies, a field that he has helped to create and shape. Casting modernity as an ongoing contest between visuality and counter-visuality, or "the right to look," he explains how visuality sutures authority to power and renders the association natural. An early-nineteenth-century concept, meaning the visualization of history, visuality has been central to the legitimization of Western hegemony. Mirzoeff identifies three "complexes of visuality," plantation slavery, imperialism, and the present-day military-industrial complex. He describes how, within each of these, power is made to seem self-evident through techniques of classification, separation, and aestheticization. At the same time, he shows how each complex of visuality has been counteredoby the enslaved, the colonized, and opponents of war, all of whom assert autonomy from authority by claiming the right to look. Encompassing the Caribbean plantation and the Haitian revolution, anti-colonialism in the South Pacific, anti-fascism in Italy and Algeria, and the contemporary global counterinsurgency, The Right to Look is a work of astonishing geographic, temporal, and conceptual reach
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mirzoeff, Nicholas
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.W62
LC item number
M57 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media and world politics
  • Communication and culture
  • Mass media
  • Visual communication
  • Bild
  • Massenmedien
  • Politik
  • Visuelle Kommunikation
  • Weltpolitik
  • Massenmedien
  • Bildpublizistik
  • Visuelle Kommunikation
  • Krieg
  • Diskursanalyse
  • Visuelle Kommunikation
  • Massenmedien
  • Kommunikation
  • Internationale Politik
  • Kulturleben
  • Visual communication
  • Visual communication
Label
The right to look : a counterhistory of visuality, Nicholas Mirzoeff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-371and 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
Oversight : the ordering of slavery -- The modern imaginary : anti-slavery revolutions and the right to existence -- Visuality : authority and war -- Abolition realism : reality, realisms, and revolution -- Imperial visuality and countervisuality, ancient and modern -- Anti-fascist neorealisms : North-South and the permanent battle for Algiers -- Global counterinsurgency and the crisis of visuality
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 385 pages
Isbn
9780822348955
Lccn
2011027508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)700406654
  • (OCoLC)ocn700406654
Label
The right to look : a counterhistory of visuality, Nicholas Mirzoeff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-371and 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
Oversight : the ordering of slavery -- The modern imaginary : anti-slavery revolutions and the right to existence -- Visuality : authority and war -- Abolition realism : reality, realisms, and revolution -- Imperial visuality and countervisuality, ancient and modern -- Anti-fascist neorealisms : North-South and the permanent battle for Algiers -- Global counterinsurgency and the crisis of visuality
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 385 pages
Isbn
9780822348955
Lccn
2011027508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)700406654
  • (OCoLC)ocn700406654

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