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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.

Naming, Networks, and Scientific Regimes of Vision
Naming, networks, and scientific regimes of vision

Lisa Cartwright is Professor of Communication and Science Studies in the Department of Communication Studies at University of California, San Diego. She is author of Screening the Body: Tracing Medicine's Visual Culture (1995) the co-author of Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture (2001), co-editor of The Visible Woman (1998), and author of two forthcoming single-authored books, Moral Spectatorship (2008) and Images of Waiting Children: The Visual Culture of Transnational Adoption (2008). In this interview Cartwright speaks about the links in the US academic context between Visual Studies, Film Studies, and Cultural Studies, and the challenges for emerging fields of inquiry and inter-disciplinary programmes of institutional legitimation in such environments. She ...

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