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Visual Culture

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

For many people around the globe, life in contemporary times is mediated through the swirl of visual imagery. Television, film, the Internet, medical imaging devices, cell phone cameras, satellites, newspapers and magazines, and a host of other multimedia devices enhance our sight, represent ideas, and help human beings see and be seen. Attempting to understand this cultural condition, its material and symbolic manifestations, and the effect on our individual and collective identities is the project of visual culture. As a ...

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