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New in the LSE Review of Books
A Review of Sensible Politics: The Visual Culture of Nongovernmental Politics

In a new review on the LSE Review of Books, Kate Saffin discusses Sensible Politics: The Visual Culture of Nongovernmental Politics. Click here to read more about the book. Click here to read the full review. An excerpt appears below:

“Divided into multi- chaptered and multi- voiced sections covering photography, circulating images and activism, cinema and documentary, architecture, and the use of multiple platforms, the book considers how static or film-like images are often used to back up the claims of nongovernmental activists, and enable them to gain public support and political influence. This book sets out to help the reader understand how visual aesthetics and performative techniques play their part and that ‘attending to political aesthetics means focusing not on a disembodied image that travels under the concept of art or visual culture, nor on a preformed domain on the political that seeks subsequent expression in medial form. Instead, it requires bringing the two realms together in the same analytical frame.’”