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Family Frames: Photography, Narrative, and Postmemory
Hirsch provocatively explores the photographic conventions for constructing family relationships and discusses artistic strategies for challenging those constructions. When we capture our family photographically, we are often responding to an idealized image. Contemporary artists and writers, Hirsch shows, have exposed the gap between lived reality and a perceived ideal to ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 15th 1997 by Harvard University Press
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Marianne Hirsch is William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and Co-Director of the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference, at Columbia University. She is the author of Family Frames: Photography, Narrative, and Postmemory, among other books. Leo Spitzer is Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor of History Emeritus at Dartmouth College, and the author of many b ...moreMore about Marianne Hirsch...