El derecho a mirar

Translated title of the contribution: The right to look

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The following article defends the right to look in the face of visuality understood as the aesthetic justification of domination; an aesthetics of the proper, of duty. In this context, the right to look is conceived as a right to oppose the visual mechanisms that sustain power at different historical junctures. Different complexes of visuality are identified from surveillance methods at slave plantations to current military-industrial violence exerted by unmanned aerial vehicles in a contemporary intensification of visuality towards necropolitical forms of power.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)29-65
Number of pages37
JournalIC Revista Cientifica de Informacion y Comunicacion
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016



  • Carlyle
  • Counter insurgency
  • Counter visuality
  • Regimes of separation
  • Visual culture
  • Visuality complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Library and Information Sciences

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