Political Power of Photography: The Materiality of 14 and 6 October

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Abstract

This paper presents a study of the role that photography of 14 October 1973 and 6 October 1976 has played in political mobilization around the two events. It is well known that in official archives limited versions of the events can be found. We must turn to alternative repositories (private homes, non­states organisations, but also universities and libraries outside of Thailand) to find the anticipated nuances in the history of the two events. This paper shows how narrations of the two events have been formed in magazines, newspapers, and books using the photographs. It suggests that the archives and the published photographs become agents in themselves that draw in people to engage in a political legacy. Academics and activists who, for various reasons, have reproduced these photographs, tend to treat them as evidence of historical events. However, the people engaging with the photographs become heirs not only to a cause but to the materiality of the October events. This paper shows that political power in photography is connected to reproduction, dissemination, and the places where they can be found or lost.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

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Originalspråkengelska
Sidor213
StatusPublished - 2017
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Peer review utfördNej
Evenemang13th International Conference on Thai Studies: Globalized Thailand? Connectivity, conflict, and conundrums of Thai studies - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Varaktighet: 2017 jul 152017 jul 18
http://www.icts13.chiangmai.cmu.ac.th

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Konferens13th International Conference on Thai Studies
Förkortad titelICTS13
LandThailand
OrtChiang Mai
Period2017/07/152017/07/18
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