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Series: Post-Contemporary Interventions
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822378679
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7867-9
Series: Post-Contemporary Interventions
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822378419-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7841-9
Series: Post-Contemporary Interventions
Published: 11 June 1991
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382355-020
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8235-5
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388708-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8870-8
Series: Politics, History, and Culture
Published: 05 June 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395409-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9540-9
Published: 01 January 1996
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9891-2
Series: Politics, History, and Culture
Published: 11 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385882-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8588-2
Series: Politics, History, and Culture
Published: 11 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385882-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8588-2
Series: New Americanists
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398530-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9853-0
Published: 05 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372998-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7299-8
... The last thirty years have seen a great deal of scholarship on Benjamin’s optical unconscious, yet much of this work expands well beyond photography, the actual subject of Benjamin’s formulation. This chapter places the medium and its historically specific conditions at the center of renewed...
Published: 05 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372998-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7299-8
... This chapter examines one exemplary instance of the optical unconscious that lies latent in Freud’s interpretation of the “R is my uncle dream” as recounted in his Interpretation of Dreams . Drawing on the work of Freud, Benjamin, Gilman, Schmitt, and others, Fardy discusses how the dream...
Published: 05 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372998-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7299-8
... This chapter investigates Walter Benjamin’s notion of the optical unconscious, concentrating on photography but taking up a variety of representations and visual practices. Key examples range from the frontispiece of Hobbes’s  Leviathan  through daguerreotypes of enslaved persons to digital...
Published: 05 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372998-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7299-8
... citizen—this chapter analyzes the photographic archive as the optical unconscious of colonial projects. Drawing on Ann Laura Stoler’s suggestion that the archival researcher’s work is a strategy of “developing historical negatives,” and reading it through Walter Benjamin’s descriptions of the optical...
Published: 05 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372998
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7299-8
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009191
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0919-1
Series: Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society
Published: 25 October 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383598-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8359-8
Series: Politics, History, and Culture
Published: 25 April 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386889-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8688-9
Series: Thought in the Act
Published: 22 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012702-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1270-2
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396345-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9634-5
Published: 01 September 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393986-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9398-6