Barthes on the Great Family of Man

Barthes on the Great Family of Man

This myth of the human ‘condition’ rests on a very old mystification, which always consists in placing Nature at the bottom of History. Barthes’s essay serves as a critique of Steichen’s “Family of Man” exhibition on the grounds of naturalizing elements of life under...
In Our Glory

In Our Glory

All colonized and subjugated people who, by way of resistance, create an oppositional subculture within the framework of domination, recognize that the field of representation [. . .] is a site of ongoing struggle.  bell hooks’s essay examines the importance of family...