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Visual Culture

Visual culture is an expansive term used to describe the relationship that individuals establish with their visual environment. Public advertisements, the photographs or videos circulated on social media, images from political campaigns, comic book characters, music videos, and a whole range of objects and social practices make up what has come to be referred to as visual culture. As a discipline, the field considers the complexity of the cultural practices that develop in relation to the visual environment. This line of inquiry responds to the underlying assumption that what we see or how we see are processes that inform our knowledge of ourselves and of the world, a factor that has led some to define visual culture as the study of the social practices of ...

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