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Published: 06 March 2020

288 Pages | 45 black and white figures/illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198823032

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Snapshot Stories

Visuality, Photography, and the Social History of Ireland, 1922-2000

Erika Hanna

  • Provides the first detailed exploration of Irish vernacular photographic practices, including photograph albums, studio portraits, and slide shows
  • Explores how Irish people used images to make meaning in their own lives by recording and keeping these ephemeral moments
  • Uses visual sources to write social history and explores the challenges and opportunities of this approach
  • Examines how languages of visibility have been used in Irish life and argues that this discourse is key to making sense of modern Ireland