This is a very dense book and Mirzoeff s writing is very academic Besides that, this is a wonderful book It brings together the notions of Foucault and a number of queer theorists in a comprehensive critique of the normative state of affairs or visuality The organization of the book into historical stages was a plus for me, and it felt like each chapter was a book in its own right since they beautifully characterized the specific types of visuality and countervisuality in the period Must read for sure. Another book for updating reclaiming my visual communication mojo. This book posits and delivers a countervisual exploration of history that is antiauthoritarian in hopes of exhuming examples for present and future potentials of social change Mesmerizing and meticulous, one of the great theoretical books of the decade. Pretty intense In The Right To Look, Nicholas Mirzoeff Develops A Comparative Decolonial Framework For Visual Culture Studies, The Field That He Helped To Create And Shape Casting Modernity As An Ongoing Contest Between Visuality And Countervisuality, Or The Right To Look, He Explains How Visuality Sutures Authority To Power And Renders The Association Natural An Early Nineteenth Century Concept, Meaning The Visualization Of History, Visuality Has Been Central To The Legitimization Of Western Hegemony Mirzoeff Identifies Three Complexes Of Visuality Plantation Slavery, Imperialism, And The Present Day Military Industrial Complex And Explains How, Within Each, Power Is Made To Seem Self Evident Through Techniques Of Classification, Separation, And Aestheticization At The Same Time, He Shows How Each Complex Of Visuality Has Been Countered By The Enslaved, The Colonized, And Opponents Of War, All Of Whom Assert Autonomy From Authority By Claiming The Right To Look Encompassing The Caribbean Plantation And The Haitian Revolution, Anticolonialism In The South Pacific, Antifascism In Italy And Algeria, And The Contemporary Global Counterinsurgency, The Right To Look Is A Work Of Astonishing Geographic, Temporal, And Conceptual Reach
Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The Right to Look book, this is one of the most wanted Nicholas Mirzoeff author readers around the world.
- 408 pages
- The Right to Look
- Nicholas Mirzoeff
- 10 June 2017 Nicholas Mirzoeff