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Images and Human Rights

Local and Global Perspectives

Editor(s): Nancy Lipkin Stein
Contributors: Rina Sherman, Aubrey Graham, Fabiene Gama, Katherine Wahlberg, Michel Angela Martinez, Tok Thompson, Alison Dundes Renteln,

Book Description

This book explores issues of creation, distribution, and control of images through official and unofficial sources, asking what impact that has had on human rights and what the ethical implications are.

The volume includes research from healthcare advocates, human rights scholars and activists, photographers, and visual anthropologists who see a need for more careful contextual interpretation of images in global and local settings. It represents diverse forms of scholarship and the ever-changing field of research methodologies, and it examines how human rights issues take advantage of visual methodologies and how the visual works to communicate these issues with the public. As such, this collection will be useful for researchers studying in the fields of visual culture and human rights.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-9988-8
ISBN-10: 1-4438-9988-7
Date of Publication: 01/01/2017
Pages / Size: 265 / A5
Price: £59.99


Nancy Lipkin Stein is a visual anthropologist at Florida Atlantic University, USA, where she has explored bringing anthropology to the general public. She helped initiate a community-based history museum to focus on bringing visibility to lesser known histories. Her research interests include how images can create and communicate identity for places as well as individuals, and how images challenge or educate people.

Alison Dundes Renteln is Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California, USA. She is a Public Law scholar, whose expertise includes bioethics and human rights, and her research focuses on cultural rights, including the use of cultural defence in legal systems around the world.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-0933-7
ISBN-10: 1-5275-0933-8
Date of Publication: 01/07/2018
Pages / Size: 265 / A5
Price: £46.99