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Strassler: Refracted Visions: Popular Photography and National Modernity in Java. Paperback

  • Refracted Visions: Popular Photography and National Modernity in Java
  • Karen Strassler 2010
  • Paperback, 408 pages, illustrations, 235 x 152 mm
  • In "Refracted Visions", a copiously illustrated ethnography including more than thirty colour images, Karen Strassler argues that popular photographic practices such as these have played a crucial role in the making of modern national subjects in postcolonial Java. Contending that photographic genres cultivate distinctive ways of seeing and positioning oneself and others within the affective, ideological, and temporal location of Indonesia, she examines genres ranging from state identification photos to pictures documenting family rituals
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