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Jane Lydon

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  • Photography, Humanitarianism, Empire by Jane Lydon
    Photography, Humanitarianism, Empire (English, Paperback)

    With their power to create a sense of proximity and empathy, photographs have long been a crucial means of exchanging ideas between people across the globe; this book explores the role of photography in shaping ideas about race and difference from the 1840s to the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights. Focusing on Australian experience in a global context, a rich selection of case studies ? drawing on...

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  • Fantastic Dreaming by Jane Lydon
    Fantastic Dreaming (English, Paperback)

    Focusing on the archaeological investigation of a Moravian mission in southeastern Australia, the traditional country of the Wergaia-language speakers,Fantastic Dreaming examines how spatial organization, the consumption of Western goods, and the practices required by domesticity were used to transform Aboriginal people.

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  • Eye Contact by Jane Lydon
    Eye Contact (English, Paperback)

    The photographs of Aborgines taken at Coranderrk Station were circulated across the western world and were mounted in exhibition displays and classified among other ethnographic "data" within museum collections. This book reveals how western society came to understand Aboriginal people through these images.

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  • Visualising Human Rights by Jane Lydon
    Visualising Human Rights (English, Paperback)

    Images are a crucial way of disseminating ideas, creating a sense of proximity between peoples across the globe, and reinforcing notions of a shared humanity. Yet visual culture can also define boundaries between people, supporting perceived hierarchies of race, gender, and culture, and justifying arguments for conquest and oppression. Only in recent years have scholars begun to argue for new...

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  • Calling the Shots by Jane Lydon
    Calling the Shots (English, Paperback)

    Historically, photographs of Indigenous Australians were often produced under unequal and exploitative circumstances. Today, however, such images represent a rich cultural heritage for descendants who can use this archive to explore Aboriginal history, to identify relatives, and to reclaim culture. In Calling the Shots, contributors investigate the Indigenous significance of engaging with images...

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  • Critical Perspectives on Empire: Imperial Emotions: The Politics of Empathy Across the British Empire by Jane Lydon
    Critical Perspectives on Empire: Imperial Emotions: The Politics of Empathy Across the British Empire (Hardback)

    Emotions are not universal, but are experienced and expressed differently across cultures and times. Jane Lydon examines how emotions were used to justify, advance or contest imperialism by creating relationships between British subjects across the globe, but also by excluding specific groups.

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