Intensive Media

Aversive Affect and Visual Culture

Authors: McCosker, A.

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There is something unsettling, but also powerful, in the encounter with individual and collective experiences of human suffering. Intensive Media explores the discomfort and fascination initiated by instances of pain and suffering, their 'aversive affects', as they trouble but also vitalise contemporary media environments.

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'McCosker's book is a very interesting read with its focus on pain images as forms of mediation aimed at appealing to a shared human vulnerability, on the affective and political complexity of pain images, and on the development of concepts to describe

more-than-representational forms of communication.' - Carsten Stage, Journal of Media and Communication Research


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Pain: Aversive Affects and Micropolitics

    McCosker, Anthony

    Pages 1-25

  • War: Visual Brutality and Affective Vectors

    McCosker, Anthony

    Pages 26-47

  • Torture: Obscenity and Complicity

    McCosker, Anthony

    Pages 48-69

  • Disaster: Intensive Encounters

    McCosker, Anthony

    Pages 70-89

  • Masochism: Painful Pleasures

    McCosker, Anthony

    Pages 90-108

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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Hardcover $90.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-27350-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intensive Media
Book Subtitle
Aversive Affect and Visual Culture
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-27351-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137273512
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-27350-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 185
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