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Human Rights in Camera

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ISBN-10: 0226762769

ISBN-13: 9780226762760

Edition: 2011

Authors: Sharon Sliwinski

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From the fundamental rights proclaimed in the American and French declarations of independence to the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Hannah Arendt’s furious critiques, the definition of what it means to be human has been hotly debated. But the history of human rights—and their abuses—is also a richly illustrated one. Following this picture trail,Human Rights In Cameratakes an innovative approach by examining the visual images that have accompanied human rights struggles and the passionate responses people have had to them.Sharon Sliwinski considers a series of historical events, including the 1755 Lisbon earthquake and the Holocaust, to illustrate that universal human rights…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.02" long x 0.46" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Sharon Sliwinski is assistant professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies and the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at the University of Western Ontario.