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Theory of the image : capitalism, contemporary film, and women

Author: Ann Kibbey
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ann Kibbey's 'Theory of the Image' is based on a concept of the image as a dynamic relation rather than a thing. In three essays Kibbey contends that the image itself is an ideological construct.
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Kibbey, Ann, 1948-
Theory of the image.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)643776747
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Kibbey
ISBN: 0253344697 9780253344694 0253217466 9780253217462
OCLC Number: 54972961
Description: x, 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1: The capitalist theory of the image --
The iconoclastic theory of the image and the corporation --
Congruence with the Capitalist economy --
Critique of Baudrillard --
Critique of Barthes --
Debord and the social production of the image --
Screening out: Lacan's mirror stage and the cinematic apparatus --
Mulvey's symbiosis of woman and image --
pt. 2: Liberating a woman from her image --
The suitors --
Persian narrative structure and activating the audience --
The story of the veil --
The story of the sheep --
How images move the story around --
Character and the mutable image of the veil --
The stabbing --
Exit the black screen suitcase --
pt. 3: Relief from the production of certainties --
Overview: Peirce, Eisenstein, Manchevski --
The icon as a set of relations --
Indexes: The natural image, racism, and photography --
Why Eisenstein has been a threat --
Before the rain: An iconic film --
Women, time, photos --
"Have a nice war. Take pictures." --
Linear narrative, cubist narrative.
Responsibility: Ann Kibbey.
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Argues that capitalism enforces social identity and fetishism through religious iconoclastic beliefs about the commodity as image. This book draws on personal interviews and also provides  Read more...

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