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Photography, Humanitarianism, Empire


Edmonds, P, Photography, Humanitarianism, Empire, Journal of Australian Studies, 42, (4) pp. 542-544. ISSN 1444-3058 (2018) [Review Single Work]

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Photography, Humanitarianism, Empire by Jane Lydon marks a significant contribution to both the scholarship on imperial humanitarian photography and the burgeoning body of new work, which seeks to historicize and give specificity to human rights. In this rich study Lydon offers a nuanced and critical analysis of humanitarian photography in Australia and its central role in shaping ideas about race, rights, and colonization from the 1840s to the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights.

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Item Type:Review Single Work
Keywords:photography, humanitarianism, empire
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Edmonds, P (Associate Professor Penny Edmonds)
ID Code:129982
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-01-03
Last Modified:2019-01-03

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