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Author Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004.
Title Regarding the pain of others / Susan Sontag.
Imprint New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
Edition 1st ed.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  HM554 .S65 2003    AVAILABLE  LOCAL CIRC ONLY
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  HM554 .S65 2003    AVAILABLE  LOCAL CIRC ONLY
Author Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004.
Subject War and society.
War photography -- Social aspects.
War in art -- Social aspects.
Photojournalism -- Social aspects.
Atrocities.
Violence.
Description 131 p. ; 22 cm.
Edition 1st ed.
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.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-131).
ISBN 0374248583 (alk. paper)
9780374248581 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 51446024