A Distant Face: Inside Beirut's Postcard City

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dc.contributor.author Dados, Nour en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:05:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:05:46Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2008002487 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Dados Nour 2008, 'A Distant Face: Inside Beirut's Postcard City', Common Ground Publishing Pty Ltd, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 1-10. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1447-9508 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/16056
dc.description.abstract This paper focuses on the various semblances of the postcard in Beirut. It traces the path of the postcard in order to arrive at the paradox of its enduring colonial legacy. Taking Barthes? notion of the photograph as `a certificate of presence?, the paper explores the boundaries between photograph and postcard in representations of Beirut. It focuses on the exchange between the `postcard city? and the city itself that takes place in the evolution of the postcard from black and white photograph (old postcards of Beirut) to iconic colour landscapes (classic tourist postcards) The text is staged as a set of postcards: the practice of writing is spatialised and the paper is inflected with the iconography and the vernacular of the postcard. By spatialising the textual and textualising the visual, the paper attempts to negotiate the boundaries between critical theory and cultural practice and to raise questions about representation, memory and history. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Common Ground Publishing Pty Ltd en_US
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dc.rights Copyright belongs to Common Ground Publishing. Must ask Publisher (Common Ground) permission to reproduce this article.
dc.title A Distant Face: Inside Beirut's Postcard City en_US
dc.parent The International Journal of the Humanities en_US
dc.journal.volume 6 en_US
dc.journal.number 6 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 10 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
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dc.for 200200 en_US
dc.personcode 999177 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
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