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Dead Matter: The Meaning of Iconic Corpses

Margaret Schwartz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694334
eISBN:
9781452953588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694334.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

An Iconography of the Flesh theorizes the relationship between the body and the image by looking at the corpse as a special instance of a body that is both thing and representation. Unlike ... More


William Manchester’s: The Death of a President

Thomas mallon

in Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159319
eISBN:
9780231500586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159319.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This essay reviews the book The Death of a President, by William Manchester. First published in 1967, The Death of a President is an account of Lee Harvey Oswald's assassination of John F. Kennedy. ... More


Communicating with the Corpse

Margaret Schwartz

in Dead Matter: The Meaning of Iconic Corpses

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694334
eISBN:
9781452953588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694334.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The conclusion argues for an understanding of death that allows the body to speak and signify in ways that restore dignity to the mourning process and extricate it from capitalist modes of social ... More


An Iconography of the Flesh

Margaret Schwartz

in Dead Matter: The Meaning of Iconic Corpses

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694334
eISBN:
9781452953588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694334.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the introduction, Swartz introduces the corpse as representational object referring to deceased, and documents the relationship between photography and embalming as aesthetics as well as mourning ... More


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