Ideology And Image / Edition 1

Ideology And Image / Edition 1

by Bill Nichols
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253202566

ISBN-13: 9780253202567

Pub. Date: 10/01/1981

Publisher: Indiana University Press

To what degree, Nichols asks, does ideology inform images in films, advertising, and other media? Does the cinema or any other sign system liberate or manipulate us? How can we as spectators know when the media are subtly perpetuating a specific set of values? To address these issues, the author draws from a variety of approaches—Marxism, psycholanalysis,

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To what degree, Nichols asks, does ideology inform images in films, advertising, and other media? Does the cinema or any other sign system liberate or manipulate us? How can we as spectators know when the media are subtly perpetuating a specific set of values? To address these issues, the author draws from a variety of approaches—Marxism, psycholanalysis, communication theory, semiotics, structuralism, the psychology of perception. Working with two interrelated theories—ideology and image-systems, and ideology and principles of textual criticism—Nichols shows how and why we make emotional investments in sign sytsems with an ideological context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253202567
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1981
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

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