Visual Imagery and Human Rights Practice

Visual Imagery and Human Rights Practice

Edited by Sandra Ristovska and Monroe Price, Visual Imagery and Human Rights Practice examines the interplay between images and human rights, addressing how, when, and to what ends visuals are becoming a more central means through which human rights claims receive recognition and restitution. The collection argues that accounting for how images work on their own terms is an ever more important epistemological project for fostering the imaginative scope of human rights and its purchase on reality. Interdisciplinary in nature, this timely volume brings together voices of scholars and practitioners from around the world, making a valuable contribution to the study of media and human rights while tackling the growing role of visuals across cultural, social, political and legal structures.

This is the seventh title in the Palgrave/IAMCR book series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research and will be of great interest to scholars of media and social movements studies as well as of contemporary politics.

Sandra Ristovska is Assistant Professor in Media Studies at the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA.

Monroe Price is Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, and was director of its Center for Global Communication Studies.

Both are members of IAMCR, as are many of the chapter authors. 

This is the seventh title in the Palgrave/IAMCR book series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research.

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Table of Contents

Images and Human Rights
Ristovska, Sandra and Price, Monroe

50 Years of Documentation: A Brief History of the Audiovisual Documentation of the Israeli Occupation
Alexandrowicz, Ra’anan

Drones, Camera Innovations and Conceptions of Human Rights
Choi-Fitzpatrick, Austin

A Convergence of Visuals: Geospatial and Open Source Analysis in Human Rights Documentation
Koettl, Christoph

The Rise of GEOINT: Technology, Intelligence and Human Rights
Walker, James R.

Technology’s Continuum: Body Cameras, Data Collection and Constitutional Searches
Wexler, Rebecca

Simon Srebnik: Narratives of a Holocaust Survivor
Delage, Christian

Re-archiving Mass Atrocity Records by Involving Affected Communities in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina
Szilagyi, Csaba

Communicating Justice in Film: The Limitations of an Unlimited Field
Golcevski, Nenad

Photography as a Platform for Transitional Justice: Peru’s Case
Martínez, Gabriela

Sexual Violence in the Field of Vision
Sliwinski, Sharon

Art and Human Rights in the Constitutional Court of South Africa
Sachs, Albie

A Change of Perspective: Aerial Photography and “the Right to the City” in a Palestinian Refugee Camp
Martinez Mansell, Claudia

Contested Visualities: Courage and Fear in the Portrayal of Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas
Baroni, Alice

Ubiquitous Witnessing in Human Rights Activism
Gregory, Sam

Answering the Smartphones: Citizen Witness Activism and Police Public Relations
Bock, Mary Angela

How Newsrooms Use Eyewitness Media
Wardle, Claire

Imaginative Thinking and Human Rights
Ristovska, Sandra

The above text is from the publisher's description of the book.

Title: Visual Imagery and Human Rights Practice
Editors: Sandra Rstovska and Monroe Price
Published: 2018
Pages: 320
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan