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Locating Memory: Photographic Acts (Remapping Cultural History)

Annette Kuhn and Kirsten Emiko McAllister

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ISBN 10: 1845452275 / ISBN 13: 9781845452278
Published by Berghahn Books, 2006
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Title: Locating Memory: Photographic Acts (...

Publisher: Berghahn Books

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

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As a visual medium, the photograph has many culturally resonant properties that it shares with no other medium. These essays develop innovative cultural strategies for reading, re-reading and re-using photographs, as well as for (re)creating photographs and other artworks and evoke varied sites of memory in contemporary landscapes: from sites of war and other violence through the lost places of indigenous peoples to the once-familiar everyday places of home, family, neighborhood and community. Paying close attention to the settings in which such photographs are made and used--family collections, public archives, museums, newspapers, art galleries--the contributors consider how meanings in photographs may be shifted, challenged and renewed over time and for different purposes--from historical inquiry to quests for personal, familial, ethnic and national identity.

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Kirsten Emiko McAllister is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Simon Fraser University in Canada. She has written about photographs, visual culture and museum artifacts in West Coast Line, CineAction and Cultural Values, and is currently writing a book on a memorial that marks the site of a World War II Japanese-Canadian internment camp.

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