Show simple item record Edkins, Jenny 2014-01-09T21:02:49Z 2014-01-09T21:02:49Z 2013
dc.identifier.citation Edkins , J 2013 , ' Still Face, moving face ' Journal for Cultural Research , vol 17 , no. 4 , pp. 414-429 . DOI: 10.1080/14797585.2013.792657 en
dc.identifier.issn 1479-7585
dc.identifier.other PURE: 890052
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 2d8e2c30-2f33-4a2e-b264-16cfecb9b003
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 84885133706
dc.identifier.other 2160/13172
dc.description Edkins, J. (2013). Still Face, moving face. Journal for Cultural Research, 17(4), 414-429 Submitted October 2012; revised January 2013. Grade 3* en
dc.description.abstract The article examines two sets of photographs of the face: first, a set of images by Suzanne Opton of soldiers returned from tours of duty in Iraq/Afghanistan and second, Robert Lyons’ portraits of Rwandans. In conclusion, it looks briefly at Alfredo Jaar’s The Eyes of Gutete Emerita. It explores what pictures of the face can do. Responses to Opton’s images from passers-by who saw them mounted on huge billboards, as well as the photographer’s account of what she thought she was doing, and Lyon’s motives and reactions to his work are examined. Drawing in part on Ariella Azoulay’s political ontology of photography and Jacques Rancière’s notion of the distribution of the sensible, the article asks what it is that these images of the face do, politically, and whether there might be a way in which the face, or its still image, and the event of photography in which the face is embedded, escapes the dominant regime of signification. The article argues that despite its widespread use in practices of biopolitical control, the face, or in some cases its still image, can prompt or generate action and challenge the dominant regime of signification and visibility. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal for Cultural Research en
dc.rights en
dc.subject face en
dc.subject photograph en
dc.subject emotion en
dc.subject portrait en
dc.subject politics en
dc.subject image en
dc.subject Suzanne Opton en
dc.subject Robert Lyons en
dc.subject Alfredo Jaar en
dc.subject international politics en
dc.title Still Face, moving face en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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