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On Not Looking:The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture

Guerin, Frances, ed. (2015) On Not Looking:The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture. Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies . Taylor & Francis Ltd, London, 274 pp. ISBN 978-1-138-82235-1. E-ISBN 978-1-315-74286-1. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture focuses on the image, and our relationship to it, as a site of "not looking." The collection demonstrates that even though we live in an image-saturated culture, many images do not look at what they claim, viewers often do not look at the images, and in other cases, we are encouraged by the context of exhibition not to look at images. Contributors discuss an array of images—photographs, films, videos, press images, digital images, paintings, sculptures, and drawings—from everyday life, museums and galleries, and institutional contexts such as the press and political arena. The themes discussed include: politics of institutional exhibition and perception of images; censored, repressed, and banned images; transformations to practices of not looking as a result of new media interventions; images in history and memory; not looking at images of bodies and cultures on the margins; responses to images of trauma; and embodied vision.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Film
Depositing User: Frances Guerin
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2014 14:56 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2020 04:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/45697 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Guerin, Frances: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1283-8153
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