Visual Culture Reader

ISBN-10: 0415782627
ISBN-13: 9780415782623
Edition: 3rd 2013 (Revised)
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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 7/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.584

The Visual Culture Reader does justice to this exciting interdisciplinary field, bringing together key writings as well as specially commissioned articles by authors including Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, Judith Butler, Donna Haraway and Kobena Mercer. In total, 63 essays cover photography, painting, sculpture, fashion, advertising, television, cinema and digital culture. The reader, now in a completely revised new edition, comprises articles grouped into thematic sections, each prefaced by an introduction by the editor, and including suggestions for further reading.

List of figures
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: For Critical Visuality Studies
Expansions
There are no Visual Media
The (In) Human Spatial Condition: A Visual Essay
Mapping Non-Conformity: Post-Bubble Urban Strategies
X-Reality: Interview with the Virtual Cannibal
On Software, or the Persistence of Visual Knowledge
Notes on the Photographic Image
Queer Faces: Photography and Subcultural Lives
Currents of Worldmaking in Contemporary Art
Sublimated with Mineral Fury: Prelim Notes on Sounding Pandemonium Asia
The Sea and the Land: Biopower and Visuality from Slavery to Katrina
Further reading
Globalization, war and visual economy
War and violence
The Archaeology of Violence: The King's Head
On the Actuarial Gaze: From 9/11 to Abu Ghraib
American Military Imaginaries and Iraqi Cities
Zeroing In: Overheard Imagery, Infrastructure Ruins, and Datalands in Afghanistan and Iraq
What Greg Roberts Saw: Visuality, Intelligibility, and Sovereignty - 36,000km over the Equator
Media and Martyrdom
Live True Life or Die Trying
Further reading
Attention and visualizing economy
Kino-I, Kino-World: Notes on the Cinematic Mode of Production
On Virtuosity
Faking Globalization
Creativity and the Problem of Free Labor
It's Easier to Imagine the End of the World than the End of Capitalism
Do it Yourself Geo-Politics
Further reading
The body, coloniality and visuality
Bodies and minds
Optics
Blindness and Visual Culture: An Eye Witness Account
Reduplicative Desires
The Persistence of Vision
The Body and/in Representation
Forever Modern: Mami Wata Visual Culture and History in Africa
Further reading
Histories and memories
The Mobilized and Virtual Gaze in Modernity: Fl�neur/Fl�neuse
Tourism and "Sacred Ground": The Space of Ground Zero
Maps, Mother/Goddesses, and Martyroom in Modern India
Museums in Late Democracies
The Fact of Blackness
The Case of Blackness
Further reading
(Post/De/Neo)colonial visualities
Orientalism and the Exhibitionary Order
From the Colonial Harem
Vodun Art, Social History and the Slave Trade
Between Cult and Culture: Bamiyan, Islamic Iconoclasm and the Museum
The Postcolonial Constellation: Contemporary Art in a State of Permanent Transition
Urban Warfare: Walking Through Walls
Further reading
Media and mediations
U.S. Operating Systems at Midcentury: The Intertwining of Race and Unix
Rethinking the Digital Age
The Unworkable Interface
On the Superiority of the Analog
Digital Racial Formations and Networked Images of the Body
Imagination, Multimodality and Embodied Interaction: A Discussion of Sound and Movement in two Cases of Laboratory and Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Further reading
Index

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