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    Is there one visual culture or are there multiple visual cultures? On the one hand, it is obvious that images do not exist and cannot be understood independently. Rather, they are embedded in institutions and cultural contexts. This common ground suggests an understanding of visual culture as a singular phenomenon. On the other hand the plurality of pictorial representations - from Sitcoms to illustrations in childrens' books, from cartoons to satellite photos, from high art to everyday life - suggests the conception of visual culture as a singular phenomenon to be misleading. The visual world is a field of conflict and tension between self and other, mainstream and counterculture.

    The articles in this book include both theoretical reflections on the dialectics of visual culture(s) as well as case studies. The focus lies on examples from the U.S. American context - from the focusing on Native Americans as the 'Vanishing Race' in the 19th-century Photography to the TV coverage of the Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster in February, 2003. This book is therefore highly recommendable to both students and scholars of American Studies als well as those interested in the interdisciplinary debate on visual culture(s).

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    SubtítuloGerman and American Perspectives on Visual Culture(s)
    AutorRalf Adelmann, Andreas Fahr, Ines Katenhusen, Nic Leonhardt, Dimitri Liebsch
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    Preface

    I. Production of Knowledge in Visual Culture

    Dimitri Liebsch
    Pictorial Turn and Visual Culture

    Ralf Adelmann
    Digital Visualizations and the Production of Knowledge in Television News

    Jessica Buben
    The Psychedelic Sewing Room

    II. Politics of Pictures

    Janusz Kazmierczak
    The Politics of the Visual in the American Alternative Press of the 1960s

    Stefanie Schneider
    ›Stop them damned pictures!‹ - Political Cartoons, Visual Culture and the Construction of Anglo-American Relations

    Nic Leonhardt
    Pictorial (Hi)stories - Illustrated Coverage of the Franco-Prussian War 1870/71

    Andreas Fahr
    Expressing the Inexpressible: u.s. and German Coverage of the School-Shootings in Littleton and Erfurt

    III. Imaginary Discourses - Discourses of the Image

    Walter C. Metz
    From Plato's Cave to bin Laden's: The ›Worst Sincerity‹ of Ron Howard's The Missing (2003)

    Bettina Lockemann
    Constructing the World: Documentary Photography in Artistic Use

    Claudia Olk
    Vagueness, Vision, and the Veil - Perceptual Indeterminacy in Modernist Fiction

    Ines Katenhusen
    The ›Living Museum‹: The Work of Alexander Dorner (1893-1957)

    Birgit Däwes
    James Luna, Gerald Vizenor, and the ›Vanishing Race‹: Native American Performative Responses to Hege(mne)monic Image Construction

    V. Image, Identity, and Alterity

    Ingrid Gessner
    Erasure and Visual Recovery: Displaying Japanese American Internment Experiences

    Steven Hoelscher
    Photography as Social and Economic Encounter: The Visual Culture of Nineteenth-Century Native American Pictures

    Geneviève Susemihl
    The Visual Construction of the North American Indian in the World of German Children

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    TipoeBook
    ISXN9783869621739
    Año de Edición2014
    IdiomaInglés
    Núm. Páginas312
    Peso (Físico)0
    Tamaño Archivo (Virtual)23.01
    DRM (Virtual)
    Formato Electrónico (Virtual)PDF
    TítuloVisual Culture Revisited

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