: Burden Of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories (): John Tagg: Books. The Burden of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories. Front Cover. John Tagg. University of Minnesota Press, – Photography – pages. The author traces a history which has implications not only for the theory and practice of conventionally separated areas of amateur, professional, technical.

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Erica Hasselbach rated it it was amazing Mar 21, History of Western Philosophy. His books, which often focus on the relationship between photography and power, include The Burden of Representation: Not that that ever proved to be the case when tried, unfortunately. How the taking of photographs and how people were encouraged to read them proved essential to deciding to clear certain slum areas.

Burden Of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories by John Tagg

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Hao Hu rated it it was amazing Apr 24, Photography, Space, Terrorism and the London Bombings. So, the introduction is almost unreadable. Like so much else in life, the truth is both much more complex and interesting.

If you think there is an unproblematic relationship between the reality tahg is ‘out there’ and photographs we take of the world ‘out there’ then you really need to read this book. Essays on the Pencil of Nature.

Paperbackpages. Cynthia Freeland – – Philosophical Studies 1: A probing, compassionate and lucid account of the institutionalization of the photographic process and its social and political consequences. The rapidly growing, though still just incipient discipline of photographic history has much to gain from applying these ideas.

But how did such usages come to be established and accepted, and when? We take photographs according to our wants and needs and those wants and needs are pre-informed by the society we live in.

The Burden of Representation Essays on Photographies and Histories

Feb 01, Gyewon rated it really liked it Shelves: Photographs are used as documents, evidence, and records every day in courtrooms, hospitals, and police work, on passports, permits, and licenses. Drawing on semiotics, on debates in cultural theory, and on the work of Foucault and Althusser, John Tagg rejects the idea of photography as a record of reality and the notion of a documentary tradition, and traces a previously unexamined history that has profound implications not only for the history and theory of photography but also for understanding the role new means and modes of representation were to play in processes of modern social regulation.

But this was also the age of Eugenics in medicine and so pf could also be used to help define which physical features were related to which antisocial dysfunction.

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Jason Lester rated it really liked it Jun 21, The other gepresentation part was the last chapter from about page through to about Alan RH rated it it was ok Sep 15, Devon Johnson rated it liked it Apr 24, Panizza Almark – – Environment, Space, Place 3 1: Too often ex-Marxists who read Foucault understand that things can’t be reduced to rrpresentation class struggle, but can’t see how things can then be ‘post-modern’ either.

In response, these essays argue for a rigorous historical and institutional analysis of the meaning, status, and effects of photographs, rooted in a historical grasp of the growth and dispersal of the modern state. Codyramin rated it it was amazing May 18, What kinds of photographs were seen as purely instrumental and able to function in this way?

Burden Of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories

Marx would have just quoted Hegel – but unfortunately, no one reads Hegel anymore. Paul Spencer Sternberger – But really what we seem to increasingly choose is to be more and more watched over.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Provides a framework of theoretical and methodological self-awareness and a thorough interrogation of the problem of realism. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jennifer Lewis rated it really liked it Apr 11,