Theory of the Image

Theory of the Image

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qJust about everything in this book is fresh and exciting.q a€”Carol Siegel Ann Kibbeya€™s Theory of the Image is based on a concept of the image as a dynamic relation rather than a thing. In three essays Kibbey contends that the image itself is an ideological construct. qThe Capitalist Theory of the Imageq argues that capitalism enforces social identity and fetishism through religious iconoclastic beliefs about the commodity as image. qLiberating a Woman from Her Imageq creates a new feminist approach to women in film, breaking the symbiosis of woman and image at the heart of previous theory. qRelief from the Production of Certaintiesq challenges conservative and racist agendas informing the assumption that a photograph records an image. The book draws on extensive personal interviews and also provides detailed explications of important films in recent transnational cinema to demonstrate new theories of the image for a global society.AS JEAN BAUDRILLARD OBSERVED IN HIS INFLUENTIAL AND STILL WIDELY READ ESSAY aquot;The Precession of Simulacra, aquot; the beginnings of modern thinking about the image, including his own, can be found in the iconoclasm of theanbsp;...

Title:Theory of the Image
Author:Ann Kibbey
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2005


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