Photography in the Great War: The Ethics of Emerging Medical Collections from the Great War (Facialities: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Human Face) (Paperback)

Photography in the Great War: The Ethics of Emerging Medical Collections from the Great War (Facialities: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Human Face) By Jason Bate, Mark Bradley (Editor), Garthine Walker (Editor) Cover Image
By Jason Bate, Mark Bradley (Editor), Garthine Walker (Editor)
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This book draws on a rich set of materials to examine postwar experiences of ex-servicemen who were facially-disfigured during the First World War. Weaving together medical, institutional, amateur and family photographic albums under a social history framework, Jason Bate underscores overlooked aspects of these men's continued hardships after returning home from the front. In particular, a focus is on the private sphere of the family and the complicated world of employment that disfigured veterans navigated on their return.

Little attention has hitherto been paid to the aftercare of disfigured veterans once discharged from the army, or the long-term impact on individuals, and the sense of burden felt by families and local communities. In addressing this neglected area, the chapters here illuminate different practices of photography by doctors, nurses, press agencies, and families across the generations to challenge our perceptions of the personal traumas of soldiers and civilians.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781350271937
ISBN-10: 1350271934
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: June 29th, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Facialities: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Human Face