The Resource A communion of shadows : religion and photography in nineteenth-century America, Rachel McBride Lindsey, (ebook)

A communion of shadows : religion and photography in nineteenth-century America, Rachel McBride Lindsey, (ebook)

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A communion of shadows : religion and photography in nineteenth-century America
Title
A communion of shadows
Title remainder
religion and photography in nineteenth-century America
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Rachel McBride Lindsey
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Religion and photography in nineteenth-century America
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eng
Summary
When the revolutionary technology of photography erupted in American culture in 1839, it swiftly became, in the day's parlance, a "mania." This richly illustrated book positions vernacular photography at the center of the study of nineteenth-century American religious life. As an empirical tool, photography captured many of the signal scenes of American life, from the gold rush to the bloody battlefields of the Civil War. But photographs did not simply display neutral records of people, places, and things; rather, commonplace photographs became inscribed with spiritual meaning, disclosing, not merely signifying, a power that lay beyond. Rachel McBride Lindsey demonstrates that what people beheld when they looked at a photograph had as much to do with what lay outside the frame--theological expectations, for example--as with what the camera had recorded. Whether studio portraits tucked into Bibles, postmortem portraits with locks of hair attached, "spirit" photography, stereographs of the Holy Land, or magic lanterns used in biblical instruction, photographs were curated, beheld, displayed, and valued as physical artifacts that functioned both as relics and as icons of religious practice. Lindsey's interpretation of "vernacular" as an analytic introduces a way to consider anew the cultural, social, and material reach of religion. A multimedia collaboration with MAVCOR-Center for the Study of Material & Visual Cultures of Religion-at Yale University
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Midwest
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Lindsey, Rachel McBride
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204/.4
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non fiction
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  • United States
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A communion of shadows : religion and photography in nineteenth-century America, Rachel McBride Lindsey, (ebook)
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9781469633732
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12045448
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remote
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12045448
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MWT12045448
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A communion of shadows : religion and photography in nineteenth-century America, Rachel McBride Lindsey, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469633732
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12045448
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12045448
System control number
MWT12045448
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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