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Description - Visions of Modernity by Scott McQuire

Offering an overview of modern visual culture, this book explores the relationship between technology, society and identity which underpins contemporary "media culture". The author examines: the history of visual culture from Lumiere to virtual reality by way of photography, cinema and television; the social and political transformations over the last 150 years; the relationship between "image" and "reality"; and changing relationships of time and space, particularly related to colonialism, globalization, the modercity and cyberspace in the home.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761953012
ISBN-10: 0761953019
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 8-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Scott McQuire

Scott McQuire completed his PhD in the Politics Department at the University of Melbourne in 1995. He has a strong interest in interdisciplinary research and has lectured in disciplines including politics, sociology, cinema studies, art and architecture, and media and communication. Scott has held a number of research fellowships including a visiting fellowship at the Department of Film, Theatre and Television, UCLA (1998), an ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship (1999-2000), and a visiting fellowship at the Celeste Bartos International Film Study Center, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2000). He returned to the University of Melbourne to help establish the Media and Communication Programme in 2001. He is an active researcher who has been a Chief Investigator on six Australian Research Council funded projects. He has also received funding from the Australia Council for the Arts, and has undertaken research consultancies for the Communications Law Centre, the Australian Film Commission and the Australian Key Centre for Media and Cultural Policy.

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