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Potential History

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Potential History by Ariella Azoulay
Nov 19, 2019 | ISBN 9781788735711
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    Nov 19, 2019 | ISBN 9781788735735

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“Ariella Azoulay takes on the seemingly impossible task of teaching us how to unlearn: unlearning imperialism, unlearning the archive, unlearning our complicity with regimes of violence, domination and exploitation, and most importantly for this ambitious volume, unlearning photography and its capacity to foreclose ‘potential histories’ that must urgently be realized and reclaimed. The monumental implications of unlearning are revealed with dizzying effect through her rigorous analysis, lucid writing, and vivid examples. In Potential History, she once again delivers a work of breathtaking scope that challenges us to reconfigure both what constitutes history, as well as what it means to learn from and unlearn toward its radical potential for living otherwise.”
—Tina Campt, author of Listening to Images

“A magisterial call to reorient our relations to objects, archives, art, and plunder.”

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