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Race and PhotographyRacial Photography as Scientific Evidence, 1876-1980$
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Amos Morris-Reich

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226320748

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226320915.001.0001

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Racial Photography in Palestine

Racial Photography in Palestine

(p.187) Chapter 5 Racial Photography in Palestine
Race and Photography

Amos Morris-Reich

University of Chicago Press

Chapter Five documents the shift of racial photographic studies of Jews from Europe to Palestine. The chapter studies the two most prominent authors who wrote on race and employed photography in Palestine: Arthur Ruppin, and Erich Brauer. Through “the epistemology of small differences,” archival study and comparison of photographic differences in the German, Hebrew, and English editions of their books, the chapter identifies the “good example” and brings out the specificity of photography as compared with statistics. The last part of the chapter studies the “case” of Yemenite Jews, arguably the most racialized group in the context of Jewish Palestine. Focusing on two prominent photographers, Ephraim Moses Lilien and Helmar Lerski, whose art touched racial discourse, the chapter shows the two-way flow (and fluid boundaries) between art and science. All the subjects of this chapter were educated in Germany and continued to publish in German. The Palestine chapter, therefore, constitutes a “parallel history” inseparable from its German context.

Keywords:   epistemology of small differences, good example, photography and statistics, Yemenite Jews, science and art

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