CFP: Photography and Oppositional Politics (10/1/05; collection)

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TN Phu
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We are seeking essays for a multi-disciplinary edited collection on
"Photography and Oppositional Politics in Post-War America." While recent
scholars lament the decline of documentary photography, (be it through Cold
War repression or photojournalistic sublimation), we are interested in
mapping the continued vitality of photography for imaging or organizing an
oppositional politics. By exploring the politics of visual culture-
photography as activist practice— this anthology aims to contribute to
recent debate on social movements that stress the role of culture.
Especially welcome are essays that explore the new political objectives and
methodologies of oppositional movements in the post-war era. How do these
shifts inform photographic practice? How, moreover, does photographic
practice affect the culture of social movements? Possible topics include
photography's role in the Civil Rights, New Left, Feminist, Anti-Colonial,
Anti-War and Nationalist movements.

Please send 500-word abstracts (or full papers) by 1 October 2005.
If selected for inclusion, full papers (25-30 pages, including notes) DUE 15
Questions about possible topics or approaches also welcome.

Thy Phu
Assistant Professor
English Dept.
University of Western Ontario

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