Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Morris-Reich, Amos, author

Title Race and photography : racial photography as scientific evidence, 1876-1980 / Amos Morris-Reich
Published Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents The type and the gaze: racial photography as scientific evidence, 1876 -- 1918 -- Racial photographs from icons to schemes: the "case" of Central and Eastern European Jews, 1880 -- 1927 -- Serialization as construction of meaning: the photographic practice of Hans F.K. Günther in context -- Racial photographs as "thought experiments": the photographic method of Ludwig Ferdinand Clauss -- Racial photography in Palestine
Summary 'Race and Photography' studies the changing function of photography from the 1870s to the 1940s within the field of the 'science of race', what many today consider the paradigm of pseudo-science. Amos Morris-Reich looks at the ways photography enabled not just new forms of documentation but new forms of perception
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Clauss, Ludwig Ferdinand, 1892-1974.
Günther, Hans F. K., 1891-1968.
Photography -- history.
Ethnology -- history.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
Jews -- classification.
Racism -- history.
Germans -- Race identity.
Jews -- Europe, Central -- Identity
Jews -- Europe, Eastern -- Identity
Photography in ethnology -- History.
Photography in ethnology -- Europe -- History.
Photography in ethnology -- Palestine -- History.
Photography -- Scientific applications -- History.
Photography -- Scientific applications -- Europe -- History.
Middle East.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 022632091X (electronic bk.)
9780226320915 (electronic bk.)