Description - Visual Culture by Jessica Evans
A primary resource of key statements on photographic meaning, representation and visual culture. The editors combine classic and contemporary essays from a range of scholars including Barthes, Sontag, Baudrillard and Mulvey. The reader is divided into three parts, which present the culture of the image and the making of meaning; the history and theory of critical photography and the regulation of meaning; and the way in which differences of race, class, gender and sexuality are culturally constructed and represented. Black and white illustrations feature throughout.
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Jessica Evans is Senior Lecturer in Cultural & Media Studies at the Open University. Stuart Hall was born and raised in Jamaica and arrived in Britain on a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford in 1950. In 1958, he left his PhD on Henry James to found the New Left Review, which did much to open a debate about immigration and the politics of identity. Along with Raymond Williams and Richard Hoggart he established the first Cultural Studies programme at a British university in Birmingham in 1964, bringing the study of popular culture into the understanding of political and social change. After spending more than four decades as one of the UK's leading public intellectuals, Hall retired from formal academic life in 1997 and since then has continued to devote himself to questions of representation, creativity and difference. He became the chair of two foundations, Iniva, the Institute of International Visual Arts, and Autograph ABP, which seeks to promote photographers from culturally diverse backgrounds, and championed the opening of Iniva's new Rivington Place arts complex in east London in 2007.