Contest of Meaning: Critical Histories of Photography
A collection of 14 essays critically examining and challenging the prevailing formalist values of late modernism that have been applied to the medium. The contributors look at the social consequences of aesthetic practice, the ways in which photography constructs sexual difference, how it is used to promote class and national interests, and at the politics of photographic...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published February 25th 1992 by MIT Press (MA)
(first published December 15th 1989)
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The word critical is used most liberally here, pretty frustrating and exasperating reading at times (landscape photography is a masculine process used to subject the feminine mystique to a male dominated power structure in society come onnnnn)but some interesting stuff in here.