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Famine and the Reproduction of Affect: Pleas for Sympathy

Zahid R. Chaudhary

in Afterimage of Empire: Photography in Nineteenth-Century India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677481
eISBN:
9781452946023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677481.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Photography

This chapter focuses on photography in the context of the multiple famines across the Indian subcontinent in the late nineteenth century. It examines how sympathy as an affect enters the domain of ... More


The Look of Sympathy: Feeling and Seeing

David Morgan

in Embodied Eye: Religious Visual Culture and the Social Life of Feeling

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520272224
eISBN:
9780520952140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272224.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter explores how seeing and feeling participates in the larger enterprise of affectively organizing social life. Philosopher Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments states that moral ... More


An Opposable Economy

Thomas Fisher

in Designing Our Way to a Better World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698875
eISBN:
9781452954264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.003.0016
Subject:
Art, Design

The chapter examines our built environment and how we spend huge amounts of money on diamond-like baubles of lavish materials and excessive space while wasting things essential to life, such as fresh ... More


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