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dc.contributor.authorPichel, Beatrizen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-24T15:03:13Z
dc.date.available2016-11-24T15:03:13Z
dc.date.issued2016-11-30
dc.identifier.citationPichel, B. (2017) Les Gueules Cases. Photography and the Making of Disfigurement. Journal of War & Culture Studies, 10 (1), pp. 82-99en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/12959
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractBetween 1914 and 1918, French visual culture was saturated with photographs of amputees: ex-combatants who had lost an arm or a leg, and had substituted them for prosthetic devices. However, these pictures were all about body mutilations. Facial injuries were also profusely photographed, but barely penetrated into the French visual culture. This article explores the reasons behind this invisibility. Itmaintains that, during the war, bodily mutilations were associated with discourses on re-education, while facial wounds were connected to the rhetoric of reconstruction. This distinction, grounded on concerns about the function of the limbs and the appearance of the face, was the source of the sparse dissemination of photographs of facial injuries. It will be argued that these wounds became visible only when the focus shifted from the appearance to the social function of the face, and facial injuries began to be understood as ‘disfigurement’.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJournal of War & Culture Studiesen
dc.subjectfacial injuriesen
dc.subjectmutilationsen
dc.subjectdisfigurementen
dc.subjectre-educationen
dc.subjectfacial reconstructionen
dc.subjectFirst World Waren
dc.subjectphotography historyen
dc.titleLes Gueules Cases. Photography and the Making of Disfigurementen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17526272.2016.1257263
dc.researchgroupPhotographic History Research Centre (PHRC)en
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NC-NDen
dc.date.acceptance2016-11-02en


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