The Resource Regarding the pain of others, Susan Sontag

Regarding the pain of others, Susan Sontag

Label
Regarding the pain of others
Title
Regarding the pain of others
Statement of responsibility
Susan Sontag
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Watching the evening news offers constant evidence of atrocity--a daily commonplace in our "society of spectacle." But are viewers inured--or incited--to violence by the daily depiction of cruelty and horror? Is the viewer's perception of reality eroded by the universal availability of imagery intended to shock? In this investigation of the role of imagery in our culture, Susan Sontag cuts through circular arguments about how pictures can inspire dissent or foster violence as she takes a fresh look at the representation of atrocity--from Goya's The Disasters of War to photographs of the American Civil War, lynchings of blacks in the South, and Dachau and Auschwitz to contemporary horrific images of Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, and New York City on September 11, 2001. Sontag's new book, a startling reappraisal of the intersection of "information", "news," "art," and politics in the contemporary depiction of war and disaster, will forever alter our thinking about the uses and meanings of images in our world
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sontag, Susan
Dewey number
303.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM554
LC item number
.S65 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War and society
  • War photography
  • War in art
  • Photojournalism
  • Atrocities
  • Violence
Label
Regarding the pain of others, Susan Sontag
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-131)
Control code
ocm51446024
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
131 pages
Isbn
9780374248581
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002192527
Label
Regarding the pain of others, Susan Sontag
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-131)
Control code
ocm51446024
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
131 pages
Isbn
9780374248581
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002192527

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