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Understanding the Visual by Tony Schirato, Jenn Webb
  

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Understanding the Visual by Tony Schirato, Jenn Webb

`This is a splendid book. It is both intellectually sophisticated and written in an extremely accessible manner' - Professor Jim McGuigan, Loughborough University `Eloquently written, admirably clear, passionately argued, Schirato and Webb have given us one of the best textbooks on the emergent field of visual culture. Smart, clear and relevant examples challenge readers to question their visual environments and become critics and creators themselves' - Sean Cubitt, University of Waikato In a world increasingly preoccupied with the visual, it has become essential to understand the dynamics of images and be able to interpret them skilfully. The authors outline our relationship to the visual from ancient times to the cyber-present. Understanding the Visual shows the reader how to analyse the structure, conventions, contexts and uses of the visual in western cultures. Richly illustrated and crossing the fields of cultural studies, communication and media studies, film, art, design, and sociology the authors show how to make sense of visual objects of all kinds.

About the Author

Tony Schirato teaches and researches in the areas of cultural theory, media literacy, and sport and the media. He has co-authored books on the work of Michel Foucault and Pierre Bourdieu, and also on communication and cultural literacy, globalisation, Asian cultural politics and visual culture. His most recent book is on sports culture. He is currently co-authoring a book on the work of gender theorist Judith Butler. Jen Webb is Professor of Creative Communication at the University of Canberra. With Tony Schirato, she edits the Understanding Contemporary Culture book series.

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Publication date

16th September 2004

Author

Tony Schirato, Jenn Webb

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Cultural studies

ISBN

9781412901574

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