How do images shape our worldview ? What do their study bring to our understanding of society ? Through interviews, essays and reviews this dossier shows how the close study of still or moving images has become central to the social sciences. From anthropology to history or literature, taking into account the overwhelming presence of visual representation yields unexpected and original information about human, social and political relationships.

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Cristelle Terroni, « The Power of Images », Books and Ideas , 30 July 2012. ISSN : 2105-3030. URL :

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by Cristelle Terroni , 30 July 2012

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