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An Introduction to Visual Culture provides a wide-ranging introduction to the now established interdisciplinary field of visual culture.
Nicholas Mirzoeff is Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. He is author and editor of many books including Watching Babylon (1995) and The Visual Culture Reader (2002).
Table of Contents
|List of illustrations||p. vii|
|Illustration acknowledgments||p. xvi|
|Introduction: Global Visual Cultures: Paradox and Comparison||p. 1|
|Keyword The Division of the Sensible||p. 17|
|Sight becomes Vision: From al-Haytham to Perspective||p. 21|
|Keyword Culture as Transculture||p. 41|
|"1492": Expulsions, Expropriations, Encounters||p. 45|
|Breakout Image The Ambassadors: Slavery and the Gaze||p. 63|
|Slavery, Modernity and Visual Culture||p. 68|
|Keyword Visuality||p. 89|
|Panoptic Modernity||p. 94|
|Keyword Modernity||p. 113|
|Breakout Image Photography and Death||p. 119|
|Imperial Transcultures: From Kongo to Congo||p. 127|
|Keyword Race||p. 147|
|Sexuality Disrupts: Measuring the Silences||p. 153|
|Keyword The Fetish and the Gaze||p. 169|
|Inventing the West||p. 176|
|Keyword Empire and the State of Emergency||p. 192|
|Decolonizing Visions||p. 197|
|Keyword Networks||p. 218|
|Discrete States: Digital Worlds from the Difference Engine to Web 2.0||p. 224|
|Breakout Image Blade Runner||p. 245|
|The Death of the Death of Photography||p. 250|
|Keyword Spectacle and Surveillance||p. 264|
|Celebrity: From Imperial Monarchy to Reality TV||p. 271|
|Breakout Image The Abu Ghraib Photographs||p. 287|
|Watching War||p. 292|
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