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Limits of the Visible

Representing the Great Hunger

Limits of the Visible( )
Author: Gibbons, Luke
Publication Date:Apr 2015
Publisher:Cork University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.00
Book Description:

The absence of photographs of the Irish Famine has been attributed to the shortcomings of a medium then it its infancy, but it may also be due to certain limitations in the visible itself. Susan Sontag argued that images can evoke sentimental responses but cannot address wider political questions of obligation and justice. Luke Gibbons revisits representations of the Famine, particularly those in Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, to argue that images can not only give visual pleasure but...
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Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Disasters & Disaster Relief
History / Europe / Ireland
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9 x 11.75 Inches
Book Weight:0.77 Pounds

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