Demanding Images: Democracy, Mediation, and the Image-Event in Indonesia [Hardback]

  • Formāts: Hardback, 368 pages, height x width: 229x152 mm, 193 illustrations, incl. 26 in color
  • Izdošanas datums: 20-Mar-2020
  • Izdevniecība: Duke University Press
  • ISBN-10: 1478004088
  • ISBN-13: 9781478004080
Citas grāmatas par šo tēmu:
  • Formāts: Hardback, 368 pages, height x width: 229x152 mm, 193 illustrations, incl. 26 in color
  • Izdošanas datums: 20-Mar-2020
  • Izdevniecība: Duke University Press
  • ISBN-10: 1478004088
  • ISBN-13: 9781478004080
Citas grāmatas par šo tēmu:
In this ethnography of Indonesia's post-authoritarian public sphere, Karen Strassler explores the role of public images as they gave visual form to the ideals, aspirations, and anxieties of democracy.

The end of authoritarian rule in 1998 ushered in an exhilarating but unsettled period of democratization in Indonesia. A more open political climate converged with a rapidly changing media landscape, yielding a vibrant and volatile public sphere within which Indonesians grappled with the possibilities and limits of democracy amid entrenched corruption, state violence, and rising forms of intolerance. In Demanding Images Karen Strassler theorizes image-events as political processes in which publicly circulating images become the material ground of struggles over the nation's past, present, and future. Considering photographs, posters, contemporary art, graffiti, selfies, memes, and other visual media, she argues that people increasingly engage with politics through acts of making, circulating, manipulating, and scrutinizing images. Demanding Images is both a closely observed account of Indonesia's turbulent democratic transition and a globally salient analysis of the work of images in the era of digital media and neoliberal democracy. Strassler reveals politics today to be an unruly enterprise profoundly shaped by the affective and evidentiary force of images.
Preface Acknowledgments Introduction. The Eventfulness of Images
1. Face Value
2. The Gender of Transparency
3. The Scandal of Exposure
4. Naked Effects
5. Street Signs Conclusion. The Eye of the Crowd Notes Bibliography Index
Karen Strassler is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and author of Refracted Visions: Popular Photography and National Modernity in Java, also published by Duke University Press.