Objects of Affect: Photography Beyond the Image

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dc.contributor.author Edwards, Elizabeth en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-17T08:44:25Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-17T08:44:25Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Edwards, E. (2012) Objects of Affect: Photography Beyond the Image. Annual Review of Anthropology, 41, pp. 221-234 en
dc.identifier.issn 0084-6570
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/9896
dc.description.abstract This review considers the impact and efficacy of material thinking in anthropological studies of photographs and photographic practices. Such analytical strategies have moved the analysis of photographs beyond that of the visual alone and illuminated the cultural work required of photographs. After reviewing key analytical positions of social biography, visual economy, and photography complex, I explore the material work of photographs through two registers: the idea of “placing”, in which photographs become active in assemblages of objects, and the processes of material repurposing and remediation of the humble ID photography. These strands are drawn together in the idea of a sensory photograph, entangled with orality, tactility, and haptic engagement. The article argues that photographs cannot be understood through visual content alone but through an embodied engagement with an affective object world, which is both constitutive of and constituted through social relations. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Annual Reviews en
dc.subject photographs en
dc.subject material culture en
dc.subject social relations en
dc.subject sense en
dc.title Objects of Affect: Photography Beyond the Image en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-anthro-092611-145708
dc.researchgroup Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC) en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.funder n/a en
dc.projectid n/a en


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