Theorizing Visual Studies

Theorizing Visual Studies

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This forward-thinking collection brings together over sixty essays that invoke images to summon, interpret, and argue with visual studies and its neighboring fields such as art history, media studies, visual anthropology, critical theory, cultural studies, and aesthetics. The product of a multi-year collaboration between graduate students from around the world, spearheaded by James Elkins, this one-of-a-kind anthology is a truly international, interdisciplinary point of entry into cutting-edge visual studies research. The book is fluid in relation to disciplines; it is frequently inventive in relation to guiding theories; it is unpredictable in its allegiance and interest in the past of the disciplinea€”reflecting the ongoing growth of visual studies.In her essay a€œObjects of Ethnography, a€ she asks a€œWhere does the object begin? Where does it end?a€ (Karp and Lavine, 1991, 388) ... outside of the immediate environment. KirshenblattGimblett outlines two major types of ethnographic Artifact.

Title:Theorizing Visual Studies
Author:James Elkins
Publisher:Routledge - 2013


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