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Downcast eyes : the denigration of vision in twentieth-century French thought

Author: Martin Jay
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993.
Series: A centennial book
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Long considered "the noblest of the senses," vision has increasingly come under critical scrutiny by a wide range of thinkers who question its dominance in Western culture. These critics, especially prominent in twentieth-century France, have challenged vision's allegedly superior capacity to provide access to the world. They have also criticized its supposed complicity with political and social oppression through  Read more...
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Jay, Martin, 1944-
Downcast eyes.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993
(DLC) 93000347
(OCoLC)27728656
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Jay
ISBN: 9780520915381 0520915380 0585200467 9780585200460
OCLC Number: 44955952
Notes: "A Centennial book"--Page [ii].
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 632 pages).
Contents: The noblest of the senses : vision from Plato to Descartes --
Dialectic of enlightenment --
The crisis of the ancien scopic régime : from the impressionists to Bergson --
The disenchantment of the eye : Bataille and the surrealists --
Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and the search for a new ontology of sight --
Lacan, Althusser, and the specular subject of ideology --
From the empire of the gaze to the society of the spectacle : Foucault and Debord --
The camera as memento mori : Barthes, Metz, and the cahiers du cinéma --
"Phallogocularcentrism" : Derrida and Irigaray --
The ethics of blindness and the postmodern sublime : Levinas and Lyotard.
Series Title: A centennial book
Responsibility: Martin Jay.
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Long considered 'the noblest of the senses', vision has increasingly come under critical scrutiny by a wide range of thinkers who question its dominance in Western culture. This work discusses the  Read more...

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