Visual culture: the reader

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SAGE Publications in association with the Open University, Jul 6, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 478 pages
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Visual Culture: The Reader provides an invaluable resource of over 30 key statements from a wide range of disciplines. Although underpinned by a focus on contemporary cultural theory, this reader puts issues of visual culture and the rhetoric of the image at centre stage. Divided into three parts, The Culture of the Visual, Regulating Photographic Meaning, Looking and Subjectivity, this reader enables students to make hitherto unmade connections across art, film and photography history and theory, semiotics, history, semiotics and communications, media studies, and cultural theory. The key statements are from the work of: Visual Culture: The Reader sets the agenda for the study of Visual Culture and will be an essential sourcebook for researchers and students alike. This is the reader for the module The Image and Visual Culture (D850) - part of The Open University Masters in Social Sciences Programme.

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What is visual culture? Jessica Evans and Stuart Hall
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Roland Barthes
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Victor Burgin
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About the author (1999)

Jessica Evans is the author or co-author of several projects in the New Perspectives Series and Illustrated Series. Jessica also works for Cengage Learning Course Technology as a Developmental Editor. She has edited over 30 books on programming languages, database concepts, SQL, Oracle, database applications, Office applications, and electronic commerce.

Stuart Hall is Professor of Sociology, David Held is Professor of Politics and Sociology, and Kenneth Thompson is Professor of Sociology a the Open University. All have written and published widely on aspects of modernity and the development of modern societies.

Don Hubert is Post-Graduate Researcher at the University of Cambridge.

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