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    DescriptionThis book analyzes contemporary visual art produced in the context of conflict and trauma from a range of countries, including Colombia, Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Australia. It focuses on what makes visual language unique, arguing that the "affective" quality of art contributes to a new understanding of the experience of trauma and loss. By extending the concept of empathy, it also demonstrates how we might, through art, make connections with people in different parts of the world whose experiences differ from our own. The book makes a distinct contribution to trauma studies, which has tended to concentrate on literary forms of expression. It also offers a sophisticated theoretical analysis of the operations of art, drawing on philosophers such as Gilles Deleuze, but setting this within a postcolonial framework. Empathic Vision will appeal to anyone interested in the role of culture in post-September 11 global politics.


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    Title
    Empathic Vision
    Subtitle
    Affect, Trauma, and Contemporary Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jill Bennett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 151 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780804751711
    ISBN 10: 0804751714
    Classifications

    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.0
    BIC subject category V2: ABA
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25820
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: PHI001000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ART050000, ART008000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 704.9493036, 704.949303609045
    LC classification: N8257.B46
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 704.9/493036/09045
    LC classification: N8257 .B46 2005
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: ABA
    Edition statement
    Special.
    Publisher
    Stanford University Press
    Imprint name
    Stanford University Press
    Publication date
    25 January 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Palo Alto
    Author Information
    Jill Bennett is Associate Professor of Art Theory and Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics at the University of South Wales, Sydney.
    Review quote
    "This is an insightful, timely book...Thought-provoking and at times startling, Empathic Vision opens up new ideas that stay with you long after you have closed its covers." - Leonardo Reviews
    Back cover copy
    "This is an insightful, timely book....Thought-provoking and at times startling, Empathic Vision opens up new ideas that stay with you long after you have closed its covers."--Leonardo Reviews
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    This book analyzes contemporary visual art produced in the context of conflict and trauma from a range of countries, including Colombia, Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Australia. It focuses on what makes visual language unique, arguing that the "affective" quality of art contributes to a new understanding of the experience of trauma and loss. By extending the concept of empathy, it also demonstrates how we might, through art, make connections with people in different parts of the world whose experiences differ from our own. The book makes a distinct contribution to trauma studies, which has tended to concentrate on literary forms of expression. It also offers a sophisticated theoretical analysis of the operations of art, drawing on philosophers such as Gilles Deleuze, but setting this within a postcolonial framework. Empathic Vision will appeal to anyone interested in the role of culture in post-September 11 global politics.