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Radical History Review (2018) 2018 (132): 47–67.
Published: 01 October 2018
... commodified nature, training viewers to associate abundance and national destiny with the resource-rich north through an aesthetic of “wilderness as surplus.” As a genre, landscape has meanings that are mutable and often contradictory that reflect shifting relationships to the natural world. This article will...
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Radical History Review (2012) 2012 (113): 81–98.
Published: 01 May 2012
... District enabled these artists to address Latino viewers in the neighborhood and, through the projections of text from migrants' testimonies, to claim public space and challenge both city and federal agents' surveillance of Latinos. The artists occupied these spaces as a form of “counterspectacle,” a means...
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Radical History Review (2010) 2010 (106): 27–45.
Published: 01 January 2010
... to literary and cultural studies, the study of photographs in texts of all genres has a long tradition. It has been argued that photographs, seen as evidentiary docu- ments, blur the lines between fiction and nonfiction, or that photographs reinforce the reader/viewer’s self-reflective awareness...
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Radical History Review (1992) 1992 (52): 105–113.
Published: 01 January 1992
... "perverted Conventional wisdom might place these opposing camps within predictable political boundaries. But no easy analysis can account for the varied, articulate comments that viewers contributed to books the museum provided at the close of the exhibition. Any museum curator or historian...
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Radical History Review (2011) 2011 (110): 155–160.
Published: 01 May 2011
... most of these films are fairly traditional in format, some, like the German filmOur Daily Bread, deliberately adopt a provocative style. This film oper- ates without voice-­over narration and interviews, a strategy that director Geyrhalter deployed to push viewers to form their own opinions. As...
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Radical History Review (2011) 2011 (111): 131–137.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Photographs of the 9/11 Jumpers  133 In the face of this anonymity, viewers cannot offer sympathy or attribute anxiety to a specific individual subject and are instead abandoned to regard a body atom- ized into any number of possible victims — including the viewers themselves or their loved ones...
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Radical History Review (1996) 1996 (64): 95–99.
Published: 01 January 1996
... scientific, commercial, and culturaI dis- plays from around the globe. Breitbart’s documentary offers the viewer an enjoyable trip to the 1904 fair, one that affords glimpses both of how the fair appeared to contemporaries and how it looks from our own perspective, some ninety years later. In...
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Radical History Review (2003) 2003 (86): 183–192.
Published: 01 May 2003
... cross the boundary between the two separated worlds. The site that we inhabit constitutes a third space, the only shared space between the two screens, the space of sound. Positioning the viewer in this space in between adds a critical dimension to the...
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Radical History Review (2021) 2021 (140): 207–216.
Published: 01 May 2021
... criminalized. The shared memories of activist groups of past and present, as named in the video—Gran Fury, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, House of Color—give viewers inspiration for how to continue this crucial work. Unlike the archives used by Harris and Avirgan, Hoang’s collection was created...
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Radical History Review (2004) 2004 (88): 139–162.
Published: 01 January 2004
... gave viewers what it advertised: a history of the garment industry sweatshop beginning in the nineteenth century and culminating in a study of the infamous El Monte shop, whose Thai workers were held in virtual slavery until the 1995 raid that liberated...
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Radical History Review (1987) 1987 (38): 115–125.
Published: 01 May 1987
... pastness of the past.” At times the viewer was reminded that images were interpretations mediated by historically-specific ideologies and perceptions (further mediated through the very process of nineteenth-century printing where the artist’s sketch -whether drawn at the scene or not -was itself...
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Radical History Review (2018) 2018 (132): 126–143.
Published: 01 October 2018
... capitalism dependent labor visual culture bracero In 1956, Leonard Nadel photographed Mexican workers undergoing fumigation as they entered the United States to work in the bracero program. In Nadel’s image, the DDT spray prevents a bracero from meeting the viewer’s gaze. The image invites viewers to...
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Radical History Review (2020) 2020 (137): 34–53.
Published: 01 May 2020
... premodern societies, as well as about how discursive objects exercise power over beholding subjects. 4 Sculptures, argues Richard Neer, “address, imply, or implicate their beholders” and, correspondingly, try to produce effects that manipulate viewers. 5 The monumental stone sculptures I will discuss...
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Radical History Review (2013) 2013 (117): 139–148.
Published: 01 October 2013
... days with a paintball gun that viewers could shoot at me by activating it over the Internet — a statement on the Iraqi situation of being constantly under siege and the remote, technological nature of modern warfare. For the performance’s entirety, I sequestered myself in the gallery space...
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Radical History Review (1994) 1994 (59): 181–189.
Published: 01 May 1994
.... These experimental artists believed their mission was to educate society in a new aesthetic sensibility, even if viewers neither liked nor under- stood what they saw. The result was at times an overbearing arro- gance, as shown in Charlotte Douglas's fascinating article on textile design in...
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Radical History Review (1991) 1991 (49): 109–115.
Published: 01 January 1991
... remarkably. One advantage it enjoys is that viewers enter by walk- ing through the Society's brilliant "We, the People" exhibit, which also encourages the idea that politics both grows out of and in- fluences everyday life. The Chicago Historical Society's rich collec- tion of Lincolniana and its...
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Radical History Review (2002) 2002 (82): 91–109.
Published: 01 January 2002
... viewer has written, “Think of the personal engagement that such a rigorous, simultaneous structure evokes from all who participate [in the read- ing of names]. . . . At its end, I finally comprehend what the Names Project means, why names must be spoken.”14 The AIDS Quilt gives a voice to the...
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Radical History Review (1996) 1996 (66): 146–162.
Published: 01 October 1996
... sought to do with peasant life in the Pagnol films7 Berri was not seeking to re-create a specific historical reality; he rejected out of hand the idea of bringing a historical consultant on board. Although the film is clearly set in the past, Berri went out of his way to assure that the viewer...
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Radical History Review (1996) 1996 (66): 147–162.
Published: 01 October 1996
... sought to do with peasant life in the Pagnol films7 Berri was not seeking to re-create a specific historical reality; he rejected out of hand the idea of bringing a historical consultant on board. Although the film is clearly set in the past, Berri went out of his way to assure that the viewer...
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Radical History Review (2007) 2007 (98): 179–190.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Lakonikon and the drawings, presented in a series of books, have the collective title Black Square. In the video, the viewer witnesses Lindman recre- ate the gesture taken from her tracing of the photograph. This process involves a series of movements and adjustments before the correct pose is...