Visual Interventions in Collapsing States: Practices, Spaces, Subjects Public Deposited

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  • March 19, 2019
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  • Dzumhur, Adnan
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, Russian, Eurasian and East European Concentration
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  • This thesis presents a framing for analyzing forms of visual interventions by international photojournalists, documentary photographers, and filmmakers during the collapse of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union (with the focus on Russia) in the 1990s. The framing rests on the distinction between mobile and inert subjects to open new venues for discussions about subjects, spaces, and subjectivity in documentary practice during collapsing political and social order. This thesis defines the terms and effects of mobile/inert subject encounters around the interdisciplinary categories of positionality, mobility, and visuality. It makes the case that these encounters need to be traced to their material locations and practices in order to present a competing range of objectives and priorities with which to interpret visual evidence of social and political precarity in the 1990s.
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  • Tomaskova, Silvia
  • Jenkins, Robert
  • Wagner, Sarah
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  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2014
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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