The Resource The blind man : a phantasmography, Robert Desjarlais

The blind man : a phantasmography, Robert Desjarlais

Label
The blind man : a phantasmography
Title
The blind man
Title remainder
a phantasmography
Statement of responsibility
Robert Desjarlais
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Blind Man: A Phantasmography speaks to complicated forces of perception, imagination, and phantasms of encounter in the contemporary world. In considering photographs he took while he was traveling in France, anthropologist and writer Robert Desjarlais reflects on a few pictures that show the features of a man, apparently blind, who begs for money at a religious site in Paris, frequented by tourists. In perceiving this stranger and the images his appearance projects, he begins to imagine what this man's life is like and how he perceives the world around him. He travels to Paris and tries to meet with the man portrayed in the photographs. Eventually, Desjarlais becomes unsure as to what he sees, hears, or remembers. Though these interpretive dilemmas he senses the complexities of perception, where all is multiple, shifting, spectral, a surge of phantasms in which the actual and the imagined are endlessly blurred and intertwined. His mind shifts from thinking about photographs and images to being fixed on the visceral force of apparitions. His own vision is affected in a troubling way. Ultimately, Desjarlais comes to realize that he, too, is phantomic, that everything in life, and in the lives of others, is phantasmal. Composed of an intricate weave of text and image, The Blind Man attends to pressing issues in contemporary life: the fraught dimensions of photographic capture; encounters with others and alterity; the politics of looking; media images of violence and abjection; and the nature of fantasy and imaginative construal. Through a wide-ranging inquiry into histories of imagination, Desjarlais inscribes the need for a "phantasmography," a writing of phantasms, a graphic inscription of the flows and currents of fantasy and fabulation
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Midwest
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Desjarlais, Robert R
Dewey number
121/.34
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Thinking from elsewhere
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  • Image (Philosophy)
  • Perception (Philosophy)
  • Imagination (Philosophy)
  • Photography
Target audience
adult
Label
The blind man : a phantasmography, Robert Desjarlais
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12062420
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823281138
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12062420
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12062420
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The blind man : a phantasmography, Robert Desjarlais
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12062420
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823281138
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12062420
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12062420
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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