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The Oxford English Dictionary defines spectatorship as “The state of being a spectator or beholder; the fact of (merely) looking on.”[1] Thus the word ‘spectatorship’ can be linked to the idea of the gaze, visual culture, spectacle, and the observer.  … Continue reading

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The Political Dimension of Visual Culture in Latin America

Visual culture in Latin America, like visual culture everywhere, is shaped and influenced by the social and political histories that define the realities of the place. The interaction of local traditions with outside cultural influences is instrumental in the formation … Continue reading

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