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"Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture provides a comprehensive and engaging overview of how we understand a wide array of visual media and how we use images to express ourselves, to communicate, to play, and to learn. Marita Sturken and Lisa Cartwright - two leading scholars in the emergent and dynamic field of visual culture and communication - examine the diverse range of approaches to visual analysis and lead students through key theories and concepts." "Thoroughly updated to incorporate cutting-edge theoretical research, the second edition examines the following new topics: the surge of new media technologies; the impact of globalization on the flow of information and media form and content; and how nationalism and security concerns have changed our looking practices in the aftermath of 9/11. Challenging yet accessible, Practices of Looking is ideal for courses across a range of disciplines, including media and film studies, communications, art history, and photography."--BOOK JACKET.
Marita Sturken is Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University.
Lisa Cartwright is Professor of Communication and Science Studies at the University of California at San Diego.
Table of Contents
|Practices of Looking: Images, Power, and Politics|
|The Myth of Photographic Truth|
|Images and Ideology|
|How We Negotiate the Meaning of Images|
|The Value of Images|
|Viewers Make Meaning|
|Producers' Intended Meanings|
|Aesthetics and Taste|
|Reading Images as Ideological Subjects|
|Encoding and Decoding|
|Appropriation and Oppositional Readings|
|Re-appropriations and Counter-Bricolage|
|Spectatorship, Power, and Knowledge|
|Psychoanalysis and the Image Spectator|
|Changing Concepts of the Gaze|
|Discourse, the Gaze, and the Other|
|Power/Knowledge and Panopticism|
|The Gaze and The Exotic|
|Reproduction and Visual Technologies|
|Realism and the History of Perspective|
|Realism and Visual Technologies|
|The Reproduction of Images|
|Reproduced Images as Politics|
|Visual Technologies and Phenomenology|
|The Digital Image|
|Virtual Space and Interactive Images|
|The Mass Media and the Public Sphere|
|Critiques of the Mass Media|
|The Mass Media and Democratic Potential|
|Television and the Question of Sponsorship|
|Media and the Public Sphere|
|New Media Cultures|
|Consumer Culture and the Manufacturing of Desire|
|Commodity Culture and Commodity Fetishism|
|Addressing the Consumer|
|Images and Text|
|Envy, Desire, and Glamour|
|Belonging and Difference|
|Bricolage and Counter-Bricolage|
|Postmodernism and Popular Culture|
|The Copy, Pastiche, and Institutional Critique|
|Popular Culture: Parody and Reflexivity|
|Addressing the Postmodern Consumer|
|Scientific Looking, Looking at Science|
|Images as Evidence|
|Images in Biomedicine: Sonograms and Fetal Personhood|
|Scientific Images as Advocacy and Politics|
|Vision and Truth|
|Genetics and the Digital Body|
|The Global Flow of Visual Culture|
|Television Flow: From the Local to the Global|
|The Critique of Cultural Imperialism|
|Markets of the Third World|
|Alternative Circulations: Hybrid and Diasporic Images|
|The Internet: Global Village or Multinational Corporate Marketplace?|
|The World Wide Web as Private and Public Sphere|
|The Challenge of the Internet to Privacy, Censorship, and Free Speech|
|The Place of the Visual in the New Millennium|
|Each chapter ends with Notes and Further Readings|
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