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Regarding the Pain of Others
by Susan Sontag


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Twenty-five years after her classic "On Photography," Susan Sontag returns to the subject of visual representations of war and violence in our culture today.

How does the spectacle of the sufferings of others (via television or newsprint) affect us?  Read more...


 
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Overview

Twenty-five years after her classic "On Photography," Susan Sontag returns to the subject of visual representations of war and violence in our culture today.

How does the spectacle of the sufferings of others (via television or newsprint) affect us? Are viewers inured--or incited--to violence by the depiction of cruelty? "In Regarding the Pain of Others," Susan Sontag takes a fresh look at the representation of atrocity--from Goya's The Disasters of War to photographs of the American Civil War, lynchings of blacks in the South, and the Nazi death camps, to contemporary horrific images of Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Israel and Palestine, and New York City on September 11, 2001.

In "Regarding the Pain of Others" Susan Sontag once again changes the way we think about the uses and meanings of images in our world, and offers an important reflection about how war itself is waged (and understood) in our time.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312422196
  • ISBN-10: 0312422199
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: February 2004
  • Page Count: 144


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Books > Social Science > Media Studies
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