Light in the Dark Room: Photography and Loss

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U of Minnesota Press, 2005 - Photography - 224 pages
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A young boy, thin and ill, feeds his small brother in a ritualized act of desperation, half-stifling him. The boy will be treated, his father will get a job, and the family will be moved from their shack in the slums of Rio de Janeiro to a suburban house, courtesy of the American viewers of Gordon Parks's photographs in Life magazine. It all turned
 

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Contents

Roland Barthess Loss
19
Gordon Parkss Taking a Life
89
Elizabeth Bishops Art of Losing
123
The Realization of Loss
183
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Page 208 - Johannes Fabian, Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes Its Object (New York: Columbia University Press, 1983); James Clifford, The Predicament of Culture: Twentieth-Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1988).

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JAY PROSSER is a lecturer in English and American Studies at the University of Leicester

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