Introduction: Images of Conflict

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2011

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Peer reviewed

Abstract

This is an introduction for a collection of essays that explores ways in which visual cultures have engaged with armed conflict and politically-motivated acts of violence of all types. The volume works out of analytical frameworks developed in the fields of Art History and Visual Culture in order to address the politics of representing conflict within and beyond these disciplines. The contributors seek to extend perceived well-established academic approaches to thinking about visual production in the context of war, conflict, and militarism through a study of various themes, including historiography, subjectivity, biography, narrative construction, commemoration, identity, and memory formation. Each author considers how visual representations of conflict shape the meanings of politically significant events, of specific social formations, of subject positions and enacted roles. The volume investigates a set of representational regimes in visual media, including print-making, painting, photography and digital imaging, and the use to which they have been put to generate as well as mediate realities of conflict.

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Art History, Visual Culture, War, Conflict, Media

Citation

Pasternak, G. and Paul F. (2011) Introduction: Images of Conflict. In: Pasternak, Gil and Paul Fox, eds. Visual Conflicts: On the Formation of Political Memory in Art History and Visual Cultures, pp. 1–15. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Media Discourse Centre (MDC)
Institute of Art and Design