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The matter of images : essays on representation

Author: Richard Dyer
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The Matter of Images searches through the resonances of the term 'representation', analysing images in terms of why they matter, what they are made of and the material realities they refer to.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dyer
ISBN: 0415254949 9780415254946 0415254957 9780415254953
OCLC Number: 59487937
Notes: Previous edition: 1993.
Description: viii, 183 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
In a word --
The role of stereotypes --
Seen to be believed: some problems in the representation of gay people as typical --
Homosexuality and film noir --
Victim: hegemonic project --
Male sexuality in the media --
Brief affairs --
Papillon --
Three questions about serial killing --
Straight acting --
A passage to India --
White --
Lillian Gish: a white star --
Into the light: the whiteness of the south in The birth of a nation.
Responsibility: Richard Dyer.

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