Photography and Surrealism: Sexuality, Colonialism and Social Dissent (Paperback)

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Photography and Surrealism: Sexuality, Colonialism and Social Dissent (Paperback)

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David Bate examines automatism and the photographic image, the Surrealist passion for insanity, ambivalent use of Orientalism, use of Sadean philosophy and the effect of fascism of the Surrealists. The book is illustrated wtih a wide range of surrealist photographs.
David Bate is Course Leader in MA Photographic Studies & Senior Lecturer in Photography Theory, University of Westminster, London.
Product Details ISBN: 9781860643798
ISBN-10: 1860643795
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 23rd, 2003
Pages: 272
Language: English

"David Bate provides a rich feast of carefully researched insights into how photographers of the Breton Circle in Paris understood their activities as deeply socially transformative. This is a much-needed work of scholarly restoration, which reconnects surrealism with its own repressed histories as an instrumental practice of cultural and political resistance. This book is a welcome antidote to popular notions of Surrealism as apolitical 'shock art' or as phallocentric and sexually exploitive."--Deborah Bright