Visual Culture The Reader

ISBN-10: 0761962484

ISBN-13: 9780761962489

Edition: 1999

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`This collection of classic essays in the study of visual culture fills a major gap in this new and expanding intellectual field. Its major strength is its insistence on the importance of three central aspects of the study of visual culture: the sign, the institution and the viewing subject. It will provide readers, teachers and students with an essential text in visual and cultural studies' - Janet Wolff, University of RochesterVisual Culture provides an invaluable resource of over 30 key statements from a wide range of disciplines, including four editorial essays which place the readings in their historical and theoretical context. Although underpinned by a focus on contemporary cultural theory, this Reader puts the study of visual culture and the rhetoric of the image at centre stage.Divided into three parts: Cultures of the Visual; Regulating Photographic Meaning; and Looking and Subjectivity, the Reader enables students to make hitherto unmade connections between art, film and photography history and theory, history, semiotics and communications, media studies, and cultural theory.Visual Culture sets the agenda for the study of Visual Culture and will be essential reading for researchers and students alike.
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Book details

List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 7/6/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

What is Visual Culture?
Cultures of the Visual
Introduction
Rhetorics of the Image
The Natural Attitude
Rhetoric of the Image
Art, Common Sense and Photography
Myth Today
Techniques of the Visible
Panopticism
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
The Image-World
Separation Perfected
The Bottom Line on Planet One
Squaring up to The Face
Regulating Photographic Meanings
Introduction
Theorizing Photography
On the Institutions of Photography
The Social Definition of Photography
Reading an Archive
Photography between Labour and Capital
Photography's Discursive Spaces
Institutions and Practices in Photography
The Museum's Old, the Library's New Subject
Living with Contradictions
Critical Practices in the Age of Supply-Side Aesthetics
Evidence, Truth and Order and A Means of Surveillance
Feeble Monsters
Making Up Disabled People
Marketing Mass Photography
Looking and Subjectivity
Introduction
Theoretical Perspectives
Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses
Fetishism
The Scoptophilic Instinct and Identification
The Subject
Fantasia
The Other Question
The Stereotype and Colonial Discourse
Gendering the Gaze
Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema
Desperately Seeking Difference
White Privilege and Looking Relations
Race and Gender in Feminist Film Theory
Sexuality in the Field of Vision
'Seeing' Racial Difference
The Fact of Blackness
Alexander von Humboldt and the Reinvention of America
Reading Racial Fetishism
The Photographs of Robbert Mapplethorpe
Dark Continents
Epistemologies of Racial and Sexual Difference in Psycholanalysis and the Cinema
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