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Visual Culture Studies presents 13 engaging and detailed interviews with some of the most influential intellectuals working today on the objects, subjects, media, and environments of visual culture. Exploring historical and theoretical questions of vision, the visual, and visuality, this collection reveals the provocative insights of these thinkers, as they have contributed in exhilarating ways to disturbing the parameters of more traditional areas of study across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. In so doing they have key roles in establishing visual culture studies as a significant field of inquiry. Each interview draws out the interests and commitments of the interviewee to critically interrogate the past, present, and future possibilities of visual culture studies and visual culture itself.

Globalization, Cosmopolitanism, Politics, and the Citizen1
Globalization, cosmopolitanism, politics, and the citizen1

Professor Susan Buck-Morss is the author of The Origin of Negative Dialectics (1977), The Dialectics of Seeing (1989), Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West (2000), and Thinking Past Terror: Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left (2003). Through these and other writings, and as an active and influential political intellectual, her works have had a resounding impact on various fields of inquiry including Visual Culture Studies, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, and Government and Political Science, on topics including the Frankfurt School, the thinking of Theodor Adorno and Walter Benjamin, theories of mass culture, and cultural histories of globalization. Here, Professor Buck-Morss speaks about these and other matters.

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