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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
Introduction: Global Visual Cultures: Paradox and Comparison
Keyword The Division of the Sensible
Sight becomes Vision: From al-Haytham to Perspective
Keyword Culture as Transculture
"1492": Expulsions, Expropriations, Encounters
Breakout Image The Ambassadors: Slavery and the Gaze
Slavery, Modernity and Visual Culture
Breakout Image Photography and Death
Imperial Transcultures: From Kongo to Congo
Sexuality Disrupts: Measuring the Silences
Keyword The Fetish and the Gaze
Inventing the West
Keyword Empire and the State of Emergency
Discrete States: Digital Worlds from the Difference Engine to Web 2.0
Breakout Image Blade Runner
The Death of the Death of Photography
Keyword Spectacle and Surveillance
Celebrity: From Imperial Monarchy to Reality TV
Breakout Image The Abu Ghraib Photographs
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