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Bodies in the Water: On Reading Images More Sensibly

Manderson, Desmond


This essay deploys three modes of reading the relationship of visual art to law. In the first or objective mode of representation, we are attentive to the external referents of the artwork. In the second or subjective mode, we turn our attention to the internal or constitutive effects of the artwork – the way such depictions constitute affective relationships to legal and political power. In the third or critical mode, the ambivalence between “subject” and “object” effects unleashes the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Law and Literature
DOI: 10.1080/1535685X.2015.1034478


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