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28%OFFStephen Sheehi - The Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860-1910 - 9780691151328 - V9780691151328
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The Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860-1910

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Description for The Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860-1910 Hardback. Num Pages: 264 pages, 100 halftones. BIC Classification: 1FB; 3JH; AJCP; HBJF1; HBLL; HBTB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 254 x 178. .
The birth of photography coincided with the expansion of European imperialism in the Middle East, and some of the medium's earliest images are Orientalist pictures taken by Europeans in such places as Cairo and Jerusalem--photographs that have long shaped and distorted the Western visual imagination of the region. But the Middle East had many of its own photographers, collectors, and patrons. In this book, Stephen Sheehi presents a groundbreaking new account of early photography in the Arab world. The Arab Imago concentrates primarily on studio portraits by Arab and Armenian photographers in the late Ottoman Empire. Examining previously known ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Princeton University Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
Weight
974g
Number of Pages
264
Place of Publication
New Jersey, United States
ISBN
9780691151328
SKU
V9780691151328
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About Stephen Sheehi
Stephen Sheehi is the Sultan Qaboos bin Said Chair of Middle East Studies at the College of William and Mary. He is the author of Foundations of Modern Arab Identity and Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign against Muslims.

Reviews for The Arab Imago: A Social History of Portrait Photography, 1860-1910
Sheehi's text is a deep scholarly investigation of portrait photography in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that lays out a new methodology for examining historical photographs from indigenous photographers of the Ottoman World and potentially other regions of the global South, thereby adding an important, missing element to the field of photo-history.
Tina Barouti, H-Net Review

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