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Visual Politics of Psychoanalysis Art and the Image in Post-traumatic Cultures by Griselda Pollock
  

Visual Politics of Psychoanalysis Art and the Image in Post-traumatic Cultures

Part of the New Encounters: Arts, Cultures, Concepts Series

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Synopsis

Visual Politics of Psychoanalysis Art and the Image in Post-traumatic Cultures by Griselda Pollock

Activists working in post-traumatic societies have tended to resist psychoanalytical terms because they fear that pathologizing individual suffering displaces the collective and political causes of traumatic violence. In a contrary direction, some thinkers about discourse and power have latterly embraced what Judith Butler insists is 'the psychic life of power'. An openly psychoanalytical modelling of trauma for approaching major historical events such as the Holocaust adds yet a third position. Drawing on all three strands, this book poses the question of visual politics to psychoanalysis. It also explores the relevance of the many psychoanalyses to the study of art and other images in post-traumatic conditions. Visual Politics of Psychoanalysis builds on maverick art historian Aby Warburg's project of combining social, cultural, anthropological and psychological analyses of the image in order to track the undercurrents of cultural violence in the representational repertoire of Western modernity. In this innovative collection, a distinguished group of international authors dare to think psychoanalytically about the legacies of political violence and suffering in relation to post-traumatic cultures worldwide. Drawing on post-colonial and feminist theory, they analyse the image and the aesthetic in conditions of historical trauma from enslavement and colonisation to the Irish Famine, from Denmark's national trauma about migrants and cartoons to collective shock after 9/11, from individual traumas of loss registered in allegory to newsreels and documentaries on suicide bombing in Israel/Palestine, from Kristeva's novels to Kathryn Bigelow's cinema.

About the Author

Griselda Pollock is Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History at the University of Leeds. Her books include Vision and Difference (1988/2003), Encounters in the Virtual Feminist Museum (2007) and After-affects / After- Image: Trauma and Aesthetic Transformation (2013). She is series editor of New Encounters, editor of Conceptual Odysseys (2007) and co-editor with Antony Bryant of Digital and Other Virtualities (2010), as well as two other volumes, all for I.B.Tauris. With Max Silverman she is series editor of Concentrationary Memory for I.B.Tauris which includes Concentrationary Memories (2013), while Concentrationary Imaginaries is forthcoming.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th October 2013

Author

Griselda Pollock

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Publisher

I.B.Tauris an imprint of I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.

Format

Paperback
263 pages

Categories

Theory of art
Cultural studies

ISBN

9781780763163

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