Ulrich Baer

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Spectral Evidence: The Photography of Trauma
by Ulrich Baer
Publisher's Description
"In this remarkable contribution to photographic criticism and psychoanalytic literature, Ulrich Baer traces the hitherto overlooked connection between the experience of trauma and the photographic image. Instead of treating trauma as a photographic "theme," Baer examines the striking parallel between those moments arrested mechanically by photography and those arrested experientially by the traumatized psyche-moments that bypass normal cognition and memory. Taking as points of departure Charcot's images of hysteria and Freud's suggestion that the unconscious is structured like a camera, Baer shows how the invention of photography and the emergence of the modern category of "trauma" intersect."-the publisher.
ISBN: 0262025159
Publisher: The MIT Press
Hardcover : 216 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 7.2 x 9.1 x 0.8 inches
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