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The visual culture reader

Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
The diverse essays collected here constitute an exploration of the emerging interdisciplinary field of visual culture, and examine why modern and postmodern culture place such a premium on rendering experience in visual form.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Mirzoeff
ISBN: 9780415620550 0415620554 9780415782623 0415782627
OCLC Number: 759772074
Description: xxxviii, 686 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. 1 Expansions : There are no visual media / W.J.T. Mitchell --
The (in)human spatial condition : a visual essay --
Mapping non-conformity : post-bubble urban strategies / Teddy Cruz --
X-reality : interview with the virtual cannibal / Beth Coleman --
On software, or the persistence of visual knowledge / Wendy Hui Kyong Chun --
Notes on the photographic image / Jacques Rancière --
Queer faces : photography and subcultural lives / Jack Halberstam --
Currents of worldmaking in contemporary art / Terry Smith --
Sublimated with mineral fury : prelim notes on sounding pandemonium Asia / Sarat Maharaj --
The sea and the land : biopower and visuality from slavery to Katrina / Nicholas Mirzoeff --
pt. 2 Globalization, war and visual economy : (a) War and violence : The archaeology of violence : the king's head / Zainab Bahrani --
On the actuarial gaze : from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib / Allen Feldman --
American military imaginaries and Iraqi cities / Derek Gregory --
Zeroing in : overhead imagery, infrastructure ruins, and datalands in Afghanistan and Iraq / Lisa Parks --
What Greg Roberts saw : visuality, intelligibility, and sovereignty : 36,000km over the equator / Trevor Paglen --
Media and martyrdom / Faisal Devji --
Live true life or die trying / Naeem Mohaiemen --
(b) Attention and visualizing economy : Kino-I, Kino-world : notes on the cinematic mode of production / Jonathan L. Beller --
On virtuosity / Paolo Virno --
Faking globalization / Ackbar Abbas --
Creativity and the problem of free labor / Andrew Ross --
It's easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism / Mark Fisher --
Do it yourself geo-politics / Brian Holmes --
pt. 3 The body, coloniality and visuality : (a) Bodies and minds : Optics / René Descartes --
Blindness and visual culture : an eye witness account / Georgina Kleege --
Reduplicative desires / Carol Mavor --
The persistence of vision / Donna Haraway --
The body and/in representation / Amelia Jones --
Forever modern : Mami Wata visual culture and history in Africa / Henry John Drewal --
(b) Histories and memories : The mobilized and virtual gaze in modernity : flâneur/flâneuse --
Tourism and "sacred ground" : the space of ground zero / Marita Sturken --
Maps, mother/goddesses, and martyrdom in modern India / Sumathi Ramaswamy --
Museums in late democracies / Dipesh Chakrabarty --
The fact of blackness / Frantz Fanon --
The case of blackness / Fred Moten --
(c) (Post/de/neo)colonial visualities : Orientalism and the exhibitionary order / Timothy Mitchell --
from The colonial harem / Malek Alloula --
Vodun art, social history and the slave trade / Suzanne Preston Blier --
Between cult and culture : Bamiyan, Islamic iconoclasm and the museum / Finbarr Barry Flood --
The postcolonial constellation : contemporary art in a state of permanent transition / Okwui Enwezor --
Urban warfare : walking through walls / Eyal Weizman --
pt. 4 Media and mediations : U.S. operating systems at midcentury : the intertwining of race and unix / Tara McPherson --
Rethinking the digital age / Faye Ginsburg --
The unworkable interface / Alexander R. Galloway --
On the superiority of the analog / Brian Massumi --
Digital racial formations and networked images of the body / Lisa Nakamura --
Imagination, multimodality and embodied interaction : a discussion of sound and movement in two cases of laboratory and clinical magnetic resonance imaging / Lisa Cartwright, Morana Alac.
Responsibility: edited by Nicholas Mirzoeff.
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The diverse essays collected here constitute an exploration of the emerging interdisciplinary field of visual culture, and examine why modern and postmodern culture place such a premium on rendering experience in visual form.


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