Embodiment and Moving Image Culture
By (author) Vivian Sobchack
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Carnal Thoughts by Vivian Sobchack
Book DescriptionIn these innovative essays, Vivian Sobchack considers the key role our bodies play in making sense of today's image-saturated culture. Emphasizing our corporeal rather than our intellectual engagements with film and other media, Carnal Thoughts shows how our experience always emerges through our senses and how our bodies are not just visible objects but also sense-making, visual subjects. Sobchack draws on both phenomenological philosophy and a broad range of popular sources to explore bodily experience in contemporary, moving-image culture. She examines how, through the conflation of cinema and surgery, we've all "had our eyes done"; why we are "moved" by the movies; and the different ways in which we inhabit photographic, cinematic, and electronic space. Carnal Thoughts provides a lively and engaging challenge to the mind/body split by demonstrating that the process of "making sense" requires an irreducible collaboration between our thoughts and our senses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520241299
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 24-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Vivian Sobchack
Becoming, Paperback (October 2010)
In 2004, with camera in hand, Berlin-based British-Israeli artist Yishay Garbasz re-traced her mother's movement through World War II concentration camps, photographing how these places look in order to better understand her mother and herself. This title outlines the stages of Garbasz's transformation.
Persistence of History, Paperback (March 1997)
The Persistence of History is an anthology of essays from major film scholars and historians which focuses on a radical contemporary challenge to historical representation in film.
New Chinese Cinemas, Paperback (February 1996)
Analyses the changing forms and significance of filmmaking in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong since the end of the Cultural Revolution.
Address of the Eye, Paperback (December 1991)» View all books by Vivian Sobchack
Cinema is a sensuous object, but in our presence it becomes also a sensing, sensual, sense-making subject. This title challenges basic assumptions of current film theory that reduce film to an object of vision and the spectator to a victim of a deterministic cinematic apparatus.
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Author Biography - Vivian Sobchack
Vivian Sobchack is Professor and Associate Dean in the School of Theater, Film, and Television at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of Screening Space: The American Science Fiction Film (1997) and The Address of the Eye: A Phenomenology of Film Experience (1992) and the editor of Meta-Morphing: Visual Transformation and the Culture of Quick Change (2000) and The Persistence of History: Cinema, Television, and the Modern Event (1996), among other books.
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