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Episode: Pleasure and Persuasion in Lens-based Media

Beech, Amanda and Joseph-Lester, Jaspar and Poole, Matthew (2008) Episode: Pleasure and Persuasion in Lens-based Media. Artwords Press. ISBN 9781906441036

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Abstract

Media-culture is an undeniable force in our lives. Its pervasive and pleasurable power has primarily been located in discourses on `spectacle' and the persistent connections between technology and dominance. However, when traditional modes of critique produce and use a media-culture, the question of how our experiences of images constitute the political is imperative. This first collection of essays edited by the research group Curating Video brings together an international field of researchers from the realms of cultural studies, visual art, psychoanalysis, and political philosophy to explore new contexts and issues that are crucial to understanding the experience and meaning of images. Without idealising or demonising media culture these essays interrogate the critical status of lens-based media, taking up the pressing dilemmas of a politics of the image and its contemporary condition.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Philosophy and Art History, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2012 11:00
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2012 11:00
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2535

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