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Photography, humanitarianism, empire / Jane Lydon
Bib ID 7131981
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Lydon, Jane, 1965- author
 
Description London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016 
©2016 
xiv, 187 pages ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 9781474235501 (hardcover)
1474235506 (hardcover)
Invalid ISBN 9781474235525 (electronic book)
9781474235518 (electronic book)
Series

Photography, history: history, photography

Summary

This book explores the role of photography in shaping ideas about race and differences from the 1840s to the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights. Focusing on Australian experience in a global context, a rich selection of case studies - drawing on a range of visual genres, from portraiture to ethnographic to scientific photographs - show how photographic encounters between Aboriginals, missionaries, scientists, photographers and writers fuelled international debates about morality, law, politics and human rights -- backcover.

Full contents
  • Photography, history: history, photographyMap of Australia
  • Introduction : photography, humanitarianism, empire
  • Blood : the nucleus of the native church
  • Veritable apollos : beauty, race and scientists
  • Blind spots or bearing witness : antislavery and frontier violence in Australia
  • Popularizing anthropology : Elsie Masson and Baldwin Spencer
  • A ray of special resemblance : H.G. Wells and colonial embarrassment
  • Happy families : UNESCO's human rights exhibition in Australia, 1951.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Photography -- Social aspects -- Australia -- History -- 19th century.  |  Photography -- Social aspects -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.  |  Humanitarianism.  |  National characteristics, Australian.  |  Law - Constitutional law - Constitutional reform.  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Civil rights.  |  Law - International law - Human rights.  |  Race relations - Violent.  |  Law enforcement - Prisons - Prisoners.  |  Employment - Conditions - Slavery and indentured labour.  |  Law enforcement - Offences - Murder.  |  Anthropology - Theory and criticism.  |  Race relations - Racism.  |  Photography.  |  Art - Subjects - Portraits.  |  Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - 1901-  |  Australia.  |  Australia.  |  Australian

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