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9/11 and the visual culture of disaster, Thomas Stubblefield

Label
9/11 and the visual culture of disaster
Title
9/11 and the visual culture of disaster
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Stubblefield
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The day the towers fell, indelible images of plummeting rubble, fire, and falling bodies were imprinted in the memories of people around the world. Images that were caught in the media loop after the disaster and coverage of the attack, its aftermath, and the wars that followed reflected a pervasive tendency to treat these tragic events as spectacle. Though the collapse of the World Trade Center was "the most photographed disaster in history," it failed to yield a single noteworthy image of carnage. Thomas Stubblefield argues that the absence within these spectacular images is the paradox of 9/11 visual culture, which foregrounds the visual experience as it obscures the event in absence, erasure, and invisibility. From the spectral presence of the Tribute in Light to Art Spiegelman's nearly blank New Yorker cover, and from the elimination of the Twin Towers from television shows and films to the monumental cavities of Michael Arad's 9/11 memorial, the void became the visual shorthand for the incident. By examining configurations of invisibility and erasure across the media of photography, film, monuments, graphic novels, and digital representation, Stubblefield interprets the post-9/11 presence of absence as the reaffirmation of national identity that implicitly laid the groundwork for the impending invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stubblefield, Thomas
Dewey number
973.931
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6432.7
LC item number
.S78 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, in mass media
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, in art
  • Emptiness (Philosophy)
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Emptiness (Philosophy)
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) in art
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) in mass media
  • 11 september-attackerna 2001
  • 11 september-attackerna 2001 i konsten
Label
9/11 and the visual culture of disaster, Thomas Stubblefield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-228) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: spectacle and its other -- From latent to live: disaster photography after the digital turn -- Origins of affect: the falling body and other symptoms of cinema -- Remembering-images: empty cities, machinic vision, and the post-9/11 imaginary -- Lights, camera, iconoclasm: how do monuments die and live to tell about it? -- The failure of the failure of images: the crisis of the unrepresentable from the graphic -- Novel to the 9/11 memorial -- Conclusion: disaster(s) without content
Control code
901054961
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253015631
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16gjnr2
Publisher number
MWT11539338
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)901054961
Label
9/11 and the visual culture of disaster, Thomas Stubblefield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-228) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: spectacle and its other -- From latent to live: disaster photography after the digital turn -- Origins of affect: the falling body and other symptoms of cinema -- Remembering-images: empty cities, machinic vision, and the post-9/11 imaginary -- Lights, camera, iconoclasm: how do monuments die and live to tell about it? -- The failure of the failure of images: the crisis of the unrepresentable from the graphic -- Novel to the 9/11 memorial -- Conclusion: disaster(s) without content
Control code
901054961
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253015631
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16gjnr2
Publisher number
MWT11539338
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)901054961

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