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Fonctions du Cliché : du Banal à la Violence

The first meaning of the word "cliché" is "positive": in typography a cliché is a metal plate upon which an image is reproduced in relief. In photography, however, cliché is a "negative" and, indeed, its most current acceptation is that of commonplace, banality, cultural stereotype, repetition. It makes reproduction possible and authorizes it. Bearing the positive and negative poles in mind, together with the dynamic of their potential inversion, one arrives at the core of the concept of c...


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  • Publisher : Presses universitaires François-Rabelais
  • Series : GRAAT | 16
  • Place of publication : Tours
  • Year of publication : 1997
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 01 juin 2017
  • Electronic EAN : 9782869064751
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.pufr.4607
  • Number of pages : 201 p.
Claudine Raynaud and Peter Vernon
Introduction: The Violence of (our) commonplace
Sybille Kershner
Clichés of Femininity

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