What can the face tell us about politics?

“If the face is a politics, dismantling the face is also a politics.” 
 
–Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus, 188.
 
Images of the face are striking, whether they are snapshots or carefully composed portraits. They are used to identify and control us - in our passports or through automatic face recognition.  But they are also used in protests - particularly marches protesting the disappeared. What is it that makes these images so powerful?

BISA@ 40 and beyond

A series of commentaries on the state of the

discipline to mark the 40th anniversary of

BISA's founding

 

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