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Postcards

Ephemeral Histories of Modernity

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Postcards by Penn State University
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Description

Products of modernity, postcards continue to provoke comment today as in the nineteenth century. With their unique status as interdisciplinary image-objects that cross lines of geography, economy, and gender, postcards epitomize the complex history of visual culture. These often sweet, nostalgic, inexpensive mementos of commercial culture have also been carriers, even instigators, of colonialist exoticism and political propaganda. They straddle the by now largely obliterated line between 'high' and 'low' art, between an earlier modernist art history and more recent work in visual culture. This fully illustrated volume is the first of its kind to bring together the latest interdisciplinary research on postcards as a significant area of scholarly inquiry. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Rebecca J. DeRoo, Ellen Handy, Elizabeth B. Heuer, Timothy Van Laar, Annelies Moors, Cary Nelson, John O'Brian, Naomi Schor, Kimberly A. Smith, Rachel Snow, Nancy Stieber, and Andres Mario Zervigon.

Author Biography

David Prochaska is Associate Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Making Algeria French: Colonialism in Bone, 1870-1920 (1990, 2004). Jordana Mendelson is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at New York University. Among her previous books is Documenting Spain: Artists, Exhibition Culture, and the Modern Nation, 1929-1939 (Penn State, 2005).
Release date Australia
April 7th, 2010
Contributors
Edited by David Prochaska Edited by Jordana Mendelson
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
107 Illustrations, unspecified; 89 Halftones, color
Imprint
Pennsylvania State University Press
Pages
256
Dimensions
267x241x18
ISBN-13
9780271035284
Product ID
4017701

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