The Abu Ghraib effect

TitleThe Abu Ghraib effect
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsEisenman, Stephen
Number of Pages142
City, CountryLondon

Eisenman argues that the complex of violent and sexual motifs found in the Abu Ghraib photographs constitutes an instance of a longstanding Western "pathos formula" whereby victims are shown taking pleasure in their own chastisement and pain. This cruel formula is wide spread in the history of art and visual culture from Hellenistic Greece to modern times. [WorldCat.]

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