- x, 179 p. : ill. ports., photos ; 24 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Long, J. J.Noble, Andrea.Welch, Edward,
- Contents: Introduction. A small history of photography studies / Edward Welch and J. J. Long -- 1. Mindless photography / John Tagg -- 2. Thinking photography beyond the visual? / Elizabeth Edwards -- 3. On snapshot photography: rethinking photographic power in public and private spheres / Catherine Zuromskis -- 4. Family photography and the global drama of human rights / Andrea Noble -- 5. Dreams of ordinary life: cartes-de-visite and the bourgeois imagination / Geoffrey Batchen -- 6. Race and reproduction in Camera Lucida / Shawn Michelle Smith -- 7. Benjamin, Atget and the 'readymade' politics of postmodern photography studies / Kelly Dennis -- 8. Being exposed: thinking photography and community in Spencer Tunick's naked world through the lens of Jean-Luc Nancy / Louis Kaplan -- 9. Plato's dilemma: 'And in this fairy world of labour see / A type of what the actual world should be' / Donald Preziosi.Includes bibliographical references (p. -172) and index.