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This book focuses on one of the most successful photography exhibitions in history, The Family of Man. With The Family of Man as its reference point, this collection of essays takes a closer look at visual and material objects. It examines their relevance for educational issues and exhibition designs. We understand these issues in their broadest sense to encompass processes of citizenship and identity formation and the adoption and/or preservation of ethical and political values with effects that range from the micro to the macro, from the national to the international level. The overall hypothesis of this volume is that images, objects and designs were created and employed as performers and performances that interacted with and attracted mass audiences. This book not only looks at how the presentational, representational and social power of images, objects and designs was deliberately used by political and cultural stakeholders during the mid-1950s, but also how these technologies of display travelled through time and space and, as historical objects, interacted—and continue to interact—with new contexts and audiences.

Annotation

“The Family of Man” (curated by Edward Steichen, Museum of Modern Art, New York 1955) was chosen as point of reference for identifying visual strategies in constructing and establishing (western oriented) human values as an act of public education. The purpose of this anthology is to take a closer look at visual and material objects, different modes of (re)presentation and their relevance for educational issues.

Contributors

Editor Karin Priem

Editor Kerstin te Heesen

Biography Brian Daniels

Dr. Brian I. Daniels is the director of research and programs for the Penn Cultural Heritage Center at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, visiting professor in sustainable cultural heritage at the American University of Rome, and a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Daniels co-directs the Safeguarding the Heritage of Syria and Iraq Project, which aims to enhance the protection of cultural heritage by supporting professionals and activists in conflict areas. Dr. Daniels also leads a National Science Foundation-supported study about the intentional destruction of cultural heritage in conflict. He has worked with local communities on issues surrounding heritage rights and repatriation, and recognition for over fifteen years. Previously, he served as the manager of the National Endowment for the Humanities regional center initiative at San Francisco State University, where he developed strategies for community engagement on folklore documentation.

Biography Kirsten Gresh

Dr. Kristen Gresh is the Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA). Previously, Gresh worked in Paris and Cairo as curator and professor of the history of photography. She is the author of "She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World" and has published numerous articles and essays in publications such as Exposure, Etudes Photographiques, and History of Photography. She holds a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in the History of Photography from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

Biography Robert Hariman

Robert Hariman, Ph.D., is a professor of rhetoric and public culture in the department of communication studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of "Political Style: The Artistry of Power" and two volumes co-authored with John Louis Lucaites: "No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy" and "The Public Image: Photography and Civic Spectatorship". He also has published four edited volumes and numerous book chapters and journal articles, and his work has been translated into French and Chinese. He and co-author Lucaites post regularly at nocaptionneeded.com, their blog on photojournalism, politics, and culture.

Biography Gudrun M. König

Dr. Gudrun M. König is dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sports Sciences at TU Dortmund University and a professor of material culture anthropology. She studied European ethnology, sociology, and political sciences at the University of Tübingen and wrote her doctoral thesis on the cultural history of landscape and outdoor recreation. Gudrun König has been a research fellow in the Margarete von Wrangell Program and scientific assistant at the University of Tübingen, where she also completed her habilitation on material culture and consumption. She works on many genres of material culture such as clothing and fashion, has edited a book on things of everyday life and the handling of scientific objects and co-edited a publication taking an analytical approach to fashion studies.

Biography Françoise Poos

Françoise Poos, Ph.D., is a research associate at the University of Luxembourg working on the third-party-funded project "Fabricating Modern Societies: Industries of Reform as Educational Responses to Societal Changes". She investigates the area of visual culture with a focus on photography, archives, memory, and identity. She currently studies the role of photography in promoting the image of the steel industry in Luxembourg and in shaping the country’s identity. She has published on the photographic history of Luxembourg more generally, and in particular on the Luxembourg-born American photographer Edward Steichen. Françoise Poos is chair of Luxembourg’s public-service radio, "Radio 100,7". She has recently also been elected chair of the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg.

Biography Karin Priem

Dr. Karin Priem is professor of the history of education at the University of Luxembourg. A former president of the German History of Education Research Association (2007–2011), she is currently executive secretary of the International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE). Karin Priem’s research focuses on the social, visual, body-sensory, and material history of education. Karin Priem is principal investigator of two third-party-funded projects on "Fabricating Modern Societies: Industries of Reform as Educational Responses to Societal Challenges" (part 1 and 2) with a focus on social-cultural, visual-material, and body-sensorial technologies of modernity. Karin Priem’s most recent publications are: “Facts for Babies: Visual Experiments at the Intersection of Art, Science, and Consumerism,” Sisyphus – Journal of Education 3 (2015); and “Seeing, Hearing, Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Th ings: On Silences, Senses, and Emotions during the ‘Zero Hour’ in Germany,” Paedagogica Historica 52 (2016).

Biography Eric Sandeen

Eric Sandeen, Ph.D., is professor of American studies at the University of Wyoming, where he is also the founding director of the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research. He is the author of "Picturing an Exhibition: The Family of Man and 1950s America" and many other articles about Steichen’s exhibit and its long tour around the world. Sandeen received his Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Iowa in 1977 and has been a member of the University of Wyoming faculty since 1982. He was director of the American Studies Program for 32 years. He has held four Fulbright professorships, most recently at Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands in 2014.

Biography Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir

Dr. Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir is an associate professor in art theory and visual culture at the University of Iceland and a curator based in Paris and Reykjavik. She has organized and participated in numerous national and international curatorial projects with Icelandic and European institutions. Her most recent publications include “New Maps for Networks: Reykjavik FLUXUS – A Case of Connections,” In “Narratives Unfolding: National Art Histories in an Unfinished World”, ed. Martha Langford (Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2016); and “Outsides and Insides of the Exhibition Trout Fishing in America and Other Stories,” in You Must Carry Me Now: The Cultural Lives of Endangered Species, ed. Mark Wilson and Ron Broglio, (Phoenix: Arizona State University, 2015).

Biography Kerstin te Heesen

Dr. Kerstin te Heesen is a post-doctoral researcher. Her research deals with the social and cultural history of education with an emphasis on the visual and media history of education. She focuses on cultural facets of social transformations using the example of the visual media and combining research in the fields of history of education, history of social and cultural practices, and art history. She was a research associate at the University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd, the University of Augsburg (both Germany), and the University of Luxembourg. Currently, she is working as an independent researcher and expert. In 2011, her dissertation was awarded the Julius Klinkhardt Prize by the German History of Education Research Association.

Biography Jan C. Watzlawick

Dr. Jan C. Watzlawik studied cultural anthropology and art history at the University of Tübingen. He taught for more than six years at the Institute of Art and Material Culture of the TU Dortmund University where he also wrote his doctoral thesis about the material culture of protest. His research fields are material and visual culture with a focus on protest, consumption, and fashion. He is also interested in museum theory and exhibition practice. Since 2015, he has been exhibitions officer and curator at the Centre for Collection Development of the University of Göttingen.

Biography Karin Priem

Dr. Karin Priem is professor of the history of education at the University of Luxembourg. A former president of the German History of Education Research Association (2007–2011), she is currently executive secretary of the International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE). Karin Priem’s research focuses on the social, visual, body-sensory, and material history of education. Karin Priem is principal investigator of two third-party-funded projects on "Fabricating Modern Societies: Industries of Reform as Educational Responses to Societal Challenges" (part 1 and 2) with a focus on social-cultural, visual-material, and body-sensorial technologies of modernity. Karin Priem’s most recent publications are: “Facts for Babies: Visual Experiments at the Intersection of Art, Science, and Consumerism,” Sisyphus – Journal of Education 3 (2015); and “Seeing, Hearing, Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Th ings: On Silences, Senses, and Emotions during the ‘Zero Hour’ in Germany,” Paedagogica Historica 52 (2016).

Biography Kerstin te Heesen

Dr. Kerstin te Heesen is a post-doctoral researcher. Her research deals with the social and cultural history of education with an emphasis on the visual and media history of education. She focuses on cultural facets of social transformations using the example of the visual media and combining research in the fields of history of education, history of social and cultural practices, and art history. She was a research associate at the University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd, the University of Augsburg (both Germany), and the University of Luxembourg. Currently, she is working as an independent researcher and expert. In 2011, her dissertation was awarded the Julius Klinkhardt Prize by the German History of Education Research Association.

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DUIN 1HGTCU2CPSB

GTIN 9783830934691

Release Date 20.09.2016

Language English

Product type Paperback

Dimension 9.06 x 6.30  inches

On Display: Visual Politics, Material Culture, and Education

Brian Daniels

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