Visual Culture: The Reader

Visual Culture: The Reader

by Jessica Evans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761962476

ISBN-13: 9780761962472

Pub. Date: 08/09/1999

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Visual 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 issues of visual culture and the rhetoric of the image at center stage.

Overview

Visual 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 issues of visual culture and the rhetoric of the image at center stage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761962472
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/09/1999
Series:
Published in association with The Open University Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.77(w) x 9.69(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

What is Visual Culture? - Jessica Evans and Stuart Hall
PART ONE: CULTURES OF THE VISUAL
Introduction - Jessica Evans
A: Rhetorics of the Image
The Natural Attitude - Norman Bryson
Rhetoric of the Image - Roland Barthes
Art, Common Sense and Photography - Victor Burgin
Myth Today - Roland Barthes
B: Techniques of the Visible
Panopticism - Michel Foucault
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction - Walter Benjamin
The Image-World - Susan Sontag
Separation Perfected - Guy Debord
The Bottom Line on Planet One - Dick Hebdige
Squaring up to The Face
PART TWO: REGULATING PHOTOGRAPHIC MEANINGS
Introduction - Jessica Evans
C: Theorizing Photography
On the Institutions of Photography - Simon Watney
The Social Definition of Photography - Pierre Bourdieu
Reading an Archive - Allan Sekula
Photography between Labour and Capital
Photography's Discursive Spaces - Rosalind Krauss
D: Institutions and Practices in Photography
The Museum's Old, the Library's New Subject - Douglas Crimp
Living with Contradictions - Abigail Solomon-Godeau
Critical Practices in the Age of Supply-Side Aesthetics
Evidence, Truth and Order and A Means of Surveillance - John Tagg
Feeble Monsters - Jessica Evans
Making Up Disabled People
Marketing Mass Photography - Don Slater
PART THREE: LOOKING AND SUBJECTIVITY
Introduction - Stuart Hall
E: Theoretical Perspectives
Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses - Louis Althusser
Fetishism - Sigmund Freud
The Scoptophilic Instinct and Identification - Otto Fenichel
The Subject - Kaja Silverman
Fantasia - Elizabeth Cowie
The Other Question - Homi K Bhabha
The Stereotype and Colonial Discourse
F: Gendering the Gaze
Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema - Laura Mulvey
Desperately Seeking Difference - Jackie Stacey
White Privilege and Looking Relations - Jane Gaines
Race and Gender in Feminist Film Theory
Sexuality in the Field of Vision - Jacqueline Rose
G: 'Seeing' Racial Difference
The Fact of Blackness - Frantz Fanon
Alexander von Humboldt and the Reinvention of America - Mary Louise Pratt
Reading Racial Fetishism - Kobena Mercer
The Photographs of Robbert Mapplethorpe
Dark Continents - Mary Ann Doane
Epistemologies of Racial and Sexual Difference in Psycholanalysis and the Cinema
White - Richard Dyer

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