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Title Visual culture : the reader / edited by Jessica Evans and Stuart Hall
Published London : Sage in association with the Open University, 1999
London ; Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications in association with the Open University, 2013
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Description xviii, 478 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series Culture, media, and identities.
Contents What is visual culture? / Jessica Evans & Stuart Hall -- Part I: Cultures of the visual. Introduction / Jessica Evans. A: Rhetorics of the image. 1. The natural attitude / Norman Bryson -- 2. Rhetoric of the image / Roland Barthes -- 3. Art, common sense and photography / Victor Burgin -- 4. Myth today / Roland Barthes -- B: Techniques of the visible. 5. Panopticism / Michel Foucault -- 6. The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction / Walter Benjamin -- 7. The image-world / Susan Sontag -- 8. Separation perfected / Guy Debord -- 9. The bottom line on planet one: squaring up to The face / Dick Hebdige -- Part II: Regulating photographic meanings. Introduction / Jessica Evans. C: Theorizing photography. 10. On the institutions of photography / Simon Watney -- 11. The social definition of photography / Pierre Bourdieu -- 12. Reading an archive: photography between labour and capital / Allan Sekula -- 13. Photography's discursive spaces / Rosalind Krauss -- D: Institutions and practices in photography. 14. The museum's old, the library's new subject / Douglas Crimp -- 15. Living with contradictions: critical practices in the age of supply-side aesthetics / Abigail Solomon-Godeau -- 16. Evidence, truth and order: a means of surveillance / John Tagg -- 17. Feeble monsters: making up disabled people / Jessica Evans -- 18. Marketing mass photography / Don Slater -- Part III: Looking and subjectivity. Introduction / Stuart Hall. E: Theoretical perspectives. 19. Ideology and ideological state apparatuses (notes toward an investigation) / Louis Althusser -- 20. Fetishism / Sigmund Freud -- 21. The scoptophilic instinct and identification / Otto Fenichel -- 22. The subject / Kaja Silverman -- 23. Fantasia / Elizabeth Cowie -- 24. The other question: the stereotype and colonial discourse -- F: Gendering the gaze. 25. Visual pleasure and narrative cinema / Laura Mulvey -- 26. Desperately seeking difference / Jackie Stacey -- 27. White privilege and looking relations: race and gender in feminist film theory / Jane Gaines -- 28. Sexuality in the field of vision / Jacqueline Rose -- G: 'Seeing' racial difference. 29. The fact of blackness / Frantz Fanon -- 30. Alexander von Humboldt and the reinvention of America / Mary Louise Pratt -- 31. Reading racial fetishism: the photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe / Kobena Mercer -- 32. Dark continents: epistemologies of racial and sexual difference in psychoanalysis and the cinema / Mary Ann Doane -- 33. White / Richard Dyer
Summary Visual Culture is a primary resource of key statements on photographic meaning, representation and visual culture that draws upon the works of a wide range of influential scholars and thinkers including Barthes, Sontag, Baudrillard and Mulvey
Analysis Anthologie
Notes First published 1999. Reprinted 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 (twice), 2007 (twice), 2013
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Art and society.
Arts, Modern -- 20th century.
Image (Philosophy)
Photography.
Popular culture.
Semiotics and the arts.
Visual communication.
Visual perception.
Author Evans, Jessica, editor
Hall, Stuart, 1932-2014, editor
Open University.
LC no. 99230249
ISBN 0761962476
0761962484
9780761962472
9780761962489