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Two of the key theoretical shifts over the past two decades of critical work have been the 'visual turn' and the 'material turn'. This collection argues that these hitherto distinct fields should be understood as in continual dialogue and co-constitution and focuses on reconceptualising the visual as an embodied, material, and often politically-charged realm. The interdisciplinary case studies are paired around four themes: consumption, translation, practice and ethics. As well as exploring the bringing together of visuality and materiality studies, the contributors raise questions of social identity and social critique, and also focus on the ethics of material visualities.Paying attention to practices of mobility and visualization alerts us to the simultaneous workings of visuality and ... poverty, and political violence are as much a product of the age of aluminum as are gleaming iPhones or MacBook air notebookanbsp;...

Author:Dr Divya P Tolia-Kelly, Professor Gillian Rose
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2012-11-28


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