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Language, Discourse, Society

Visual and Other Pleasures

Authors: Mulvey, L.

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A new edition of Laura Mulvey's groundbreaking collection of essays, originally published in 1989. In an extensive introduction to this second edition, Mulvey looks back at the historical and personal contexts for her famous article Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema , and reassesses her theories in the light of new technologies.

About the authors

Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. She is the author of Death Twenty-four Times a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006), Visual and Other Pleasures (1989; 2009), and the BFI Film Classic onCitizen Kane (1992; 2012).

Reviews

'The continuing importance of Mulvey's work is confirmed in this edition of Visual and Other Pleasures with its new introduction and final chapter. They provide an account of a personal and political history of feminism and feminist theory of film and visual culture for which her contribution has been determining.' - Stephen Heath, Professor of English and French Literature and Culture, Jesus College, University of Cambridge, UK

'A lucid and poignant look back at the British film culture of the 1970s and '80s Hollywood and the avant-garde, feminism and psychoanalysis from the present of digital and electronic new spectatorships.' - Teresa de Lauretis, Professor of the History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

'Laura Mulvey's Visual and Other Pleasures set a new agenda for all the humanities. Mulvey's new edition is a crucial and fascinating revision and will be read avidly by scholars and students alike.' - Maggie Humm, author of The Dictionary of Feminist Theory, Feminism and Film and Modernist Women and Visual Cultures

'These essays have remained remarkably fresh, not least because they betray a deep love of cinema, even at their most critical. At the same time, they document an important juncture in our history with cinema, as that cinema itself - the cinema of the twentieth century - is being reborn as history.' Miriam Hansen, Ferdinand Schevill Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities, University of Chicago, USA


Buy this book

Hardcover $120.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-57646-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $35.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4039-9246-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Visual and Other Pleasures
Authors
Series Title
Language, Discourse, Society
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-57646-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-9246-8
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 232
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