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Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture Paperback – 15 December 2008

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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press USA; 2 edition (15 December 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195314409
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195314403
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 2 x 21.3 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1 Kg
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"This is that rarest of textbooks" - clear enough for undergraduates and challenging enough to use with graduate students. Simply the best introduction we have to the most important issues in thinking about the visual from an interdisciplinary perspective. "This textbook is a comprehensive survey of theoretical, historical, social, and legal issues in visual culture. Well written and well argued, this textbook is suited for an introductory or a more advanced undergraduate course in visual culture or communication. . . . I've used Practices of Looking before and my students loved it." - Marina Levina, University of California, Berkeley "Practices of Looking makes the subject matter and critical apparatus of visual culture studies accessible and clear. As a text, it communicates the complex ideas that animate the field without falling into jargon and murky writing. This is a book that respects the intelligence of its audience, which ranges from undergraduates just discovering visual culture to graduate students refining their own approaches to the visual universe." - Bernard Herman, University of Delaware

About the Author

Marita Sturken is Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. Lisa Cartwright is Professor of Communication and Science Studies at the University of California at San Diego.

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