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Dead MatterThe Meaning of Iconic Corpses$
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Margaret Schwartz

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816694334

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816694334.001.0001

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The Body of the Nation

The Body of the Nation

Abraham Lincoln, Vladimir Lenin, and Eva Perón

(p.27) 1 The Body of the Nation
Dead Matter

Margaret Schwartz

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 1 introduces photographic indexicality and uses it as the metric to understanding the relationship between the body of the dead leader (Lincoln, Lenin, Eva Peron) and the “body politic” for which it stands.

Keywords:   Indexicality, Corpse, Abraham Lincoln, John Lenin, Eva Peron, Body politic

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