Visual Culture Revisited

Visual Culture Revisited

German and American Perspectives on Visual Culture(s)
1. Aufl.

von: Ralf Adelmann, Andreas Fahr, Ines Katenhusen, Nic Leonhardt, Dimitri Liebsch

23,99 €

Verlag: Herbert von Halem Verlag
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 05.12.2014
ISBN/EAN: 9783869621739
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 312

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Is there one visual culture or are there multiple visual cultures? On the one hand, it is obvious that images do not exist and cannot be understood independently. Rather, they are embedded in institutions and cultural contexts. This common ground suggests an understanding of visual culture as a singular phenomenon. On the other hand the plurality of pictorial representations - from Sitcoms to illustrations in childrens' books, from cartoons to satellite photos, from high art to everyday life - suggests the conception of visual culture as a singular phenomenon to be misleading. The visual world is a field of conflict and tension between self and other, mainstream and counterculture.

The articles in this book include both theoretical reflections on the dialectics of visual culture(s) as well as case studies. The focus lies on examples from the U.S. American context - from the focusing on Native Americans as the 'Vanishing Race' in the 19th-century Photography to the TV coverage of the Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster in February, 2003. This book is therefore highly recommendable to both students and scholars of American Studies als well as those interested in the interdisciplinary debate on visual culture(s).

I. Production of Knowledge in Visual Culture

Dimitri Liebsch
Pictorial Turn and Visual Culture

Ralf Adelmann
Digital Visualizations and the Production of Knowledge in Television News

Jessica Buben
The Psychedelic Sewing Room

II. Politics of Pictures

Janusz Kazmierczak
The Politics of the Visual in the American Alternative Press of the 1960s

Stefanie Schneider
›Stop them damned pictures!‹ - Political Cartoons, Visual Culture and the Construction of Anglo-American Relations

Nic Leonhardt
Pictorial (Hi)stories - Illustrated Coverage of the Franco-Prussian War 1870/71

Andreas Fahr
Expressing the Inexpressible: u.s. and German Coverage of the School-Shootings in Littleton and Erfurt

III. Imaginary Discourses - Discourses of the Image

Walter C. Metz
From Plato's Cave to bin Laden's: The ›Worst Sincerity‹ of Ron Howard's The Missing (2003)

Bettina Lockemann
Constructing the World: Documentary Photography in Artistic Use

Claudia Olk
Vagueness, Vision, and the Veil - Perceptual Indeterminacy in Modernist Fiction

Ines Katenhusen
The ›Living Museum‹: The Work of Alexander Dorner (1893-1957)

Birgit Däwes
James Luna, Gerald Vizenor, and the ›Vanishing Race‹: Native American Performative Responses to Hege(mne)monic Image Construction

V. Image, Identity, and Alterity

Ingrid Gessner
Erasure and Visual Recovery: Displaying Japanese American Internment Experiences

Steven Hoelscher
Photography as Social and Economic Encounter: The Visual Culture of Nineteenth-Century Native American Pictures

Geneviève Susemihl
The Visual Construction of the North American Indian in the World of German Children


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