'Why have the dead come back? The instance of photography
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This essay examines how the critical theory of photography has, at least since Barthes and Sontag, developed a default position that is routinely suspicious of the political and aesthetic value of images of the dead, even as the archive of images of the dead continues t... View more
56 Margaret Lock, 'On Making up the Good-as-Dead', in Remaking Life and Death: Toward an Anthropology of the Biosciences, S. Franklin and M. Lock (eds), School of American Research Press, Santa Fe 2001, p189.
57 See Roger Luckhurst, 'Biomedical Horror: The New Death and the New Undead' in Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Culture: Technogothics. J. Edwards (ed.), Routledge, London 2015, pp84-98.
58 Younger, 'The Definition of Death', op. cit., p294.
59 See Edgar Martins, 'In Conversation with David Campany' in Topologies, aperture, London 2007, pp115-22.
60 Jacques Derrida, The Postcard: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond, trans. A. Bass, Chicago University Press, Chicago 1987. See also Hillis J. Miller, 'Derrida's Destinerrance', Modern Language Notes 121: 4 (2006), pp893-910.
61 André Bazin, 'The Ontology of the Photographic Image', trans. H. Gray, Film Quarterly 13: 4 (1960), p4.