'Of other spaces' - An analysis of visual representations of peripheral socio-cultural space in contemporary America. Joel Sternfeld's Hart Island series

Jubin, Michelle (2007) 'Of other spaces' - An analysis of visual representations of peripheral socio-cultural space in contemporary America. Joel Sternfeld's Hart Island series. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis proposes to investigate the manner in which the visual representation of socially marginalised or 'hidden' space in contemporary America relates to the spatial theory and power/knowledge discourse in the work of Michel Foucault, and in particular Foucault's paper Des Espaces Autres/Of Other Spaces (1967), This thesis will specifically relate this theoretical base to representations of such 'heterotopias' in Joel Sternfeld's Hart Island (1998) series of photographs. Sternfeld's documentation of Hail: Island provides an opportunity to problematize contemporary photographic critical discourse in relation to Foucault's treatment of space, notions of the mirror-gaze, and the surveillance function. The intangibility of represented space offers the foundation upon which to deconstruct such stigmatized 'real' spaces within the wider socio-cultural canon.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: David Hopkins
Keywords: Art history, Art criticism
Date of Award: 2007
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2007-71165
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 10:49
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 10:49
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/71165

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