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.

Introduction: Visual Culture Studies: History, Theory, Practice1

Introduction: Visual Culture Studies: History, Theory, Practice1

Introduction: Visual culture studies: History, theory, practice1

What is Visual Culture Studies?

Visual Culture Studies is the discipline or sub-discipline or field of inquiry that studies visual culture.

If we go to our university or college library, to a local bookshop or to any website that sells printed matter, we will encounter numerous books with ‘visual’ and ‘culture’ in the title. When they are not in a section of their own-which rarely happens–Visual Culture Studies books are shelved throughout the library or bookshop in sections that are in keeping with the categorizing systems of these places and the programmed drifting of the potential lender or purchaser. Depending on the type of library or bookshop you're in, these books appear in sections ...

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