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Eyewitnessing - The Uses of Images as Historical Evidence

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Eyewitnessing - The Uses of Images as Historical Evidence by Peter Burke

What place do images hold among other kinds of historical evidence? In Eyewitnessing, Peter Burke reviews graphics, photographs, films, and other media from many countries and periods and examines their pragmatic uses. This profusely illustrated book surveys the opportunities and the challenges of using images to understand other times. In a thorough and compelling defense of the importance of the visual to history, Burke argues that images should not be considered mere reflections of their time and place, but rather extensions of the social contexts in which they were produced. Eyewitnessing addresses the economics of images--some, such as films, are commodities in themselves, and others are created to advertise other products. Concentrating on the representation of social groups, the author also explores stereotypes as well as notions of foreignness and gender. In this wide-ranging, highly accessible volume, Burke helps us to understand the promise and the pitfalls of using visual evidence in the writing of history.

This paperback book is in very good condition, the binding is sound and all the pages are clean and unmarked. There are a few small scratches on the cover but otherwise the book does not really look as if it has been used.

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Author(s):
Peter Burke
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-13:
9780801473180
Publisher:
Cornwell University Press
Title:
Eyewitnessing

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Eyewitnessing - The Uses of Images as Historical Evidence by Peter Burke

What place do images hold among other kinds of historical evidence? In Eyewitnessing, Peter Burke reviews graphics, photographs, films, and other media from many countries and periods and examines their pragmatic uses. This profusely illustrated book surveys the opportunities and the challenges of using images to understand other times. In a thorough and compelling defense of the importance of the visual to history, Burke argues that images should not be considered mere reflections of their time and place, but rather extensions of the social contexts in which they were produced. Eyewitnessing addresses the economics of images--some, such as films, are commodities in themselves, and others are created to advertise other products. Concentrating on the representation of social groups, the author also explores stereotypes as well as notions of foreignness and gender. In this wide-ranging, highly accessible volume, Burke helps us to understand the promise and the pitfalls of using visual evidence in the writing of history.

This paperback book is in very good condition, the binding is sound and all the pages are clean and unmarked. There are a few small scratches on the cover but otherwise the book does not really look as if it has been used.

Author(s):
Peter Burke
Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-13:
9780801473180
Publisher:
Cornwell University Press
Title:
Eyewitnessing

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