Post-Conflict Visual Imaginations

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:20 PM
Room: 417
WG03 Visual Sociology (host committee)

Language: English

Visuals of conflicts and social conditions of inequalities became part of gender, class, ethnic, racial and national relations around the globe. Researchers have widely analyzed how such visuals can intervene in the social relations of conflict as their representations, their reproductions, their reinforcements, or as contributing to their problematization or to their mollifying mechanisms. The emerging focus on social conditions of Post-Conflict now requires our attention to what could be regarded as visuals of post-conflict, and to the conditions, challenges, and opportunities of their appearance and intervention. To critically engage in these questions, this session presents original researches focusing on sociological analysis of empirical data on post-conflict visual imaginations. The papers in this session draw on visuals of already existing situations of post-conflict, or of yet to be established post-conflict situations. Papers here focus on production, circulation and/or reception of the visuals, on the relations between visual imaginations and other art forms (or other sensual dimensions), on memory and forgetting, on legal systems and other formal/informal organizations, on policymaking, etc.
Session Organizers:
Regev NATHANSOHN, University of Michigan, USA and Ruthie GINSBURG, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel
Theresa WHITE, California State University, Northridge, USA
Regev NATHANSOHN, University of Michigan, USA
Visualing Dispossession As a Mode of Reconciliation: An Australian Case Study (Oral Presentation)
Catriona ELDER, University of Sydney, Australia

Tools of Violence, Traces of Memory: Photographic Identity Cards and the Visual Narration of the Rwandan Genocide (Oral Presentation)
Danielle TASCHEREAU MAMERS, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Passing As Italian: The Image of the Friendly Southener As a Crisis-Solution Strategy (Oral Presentation)
Anna SCHOBER, Justus Liebig University Gießen, Germany

A Walk through Memory: Urban Interventions and the Sensual Battle Against Oblivion (Distributed Paper)
Kristi WILSON, Soka University of America, USA; Tomas CROWDER-TARABORRELLI, Soka University of America, USA

Picturing Dark Tourism: Mostar (Distributed Paper)
Dee BRITTON, State University of New York, USA

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