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Invisibility in Visual and Material Culture

Editors: Grønstad, Asbjørn, Vågnes, Øyvind (Eds.)

  • Constitutes the first book-length study on the subject of invisibility
  • Provides a strongly interdisciplinary investigation, involving contributions from art history, media studies, literature, cultural studies, and philosophy
  • Explores the complex intersections between technology, representation, aesthetics, identity, and politics
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About this book

The essays in Invisibility in Visual and Material Culture contribute pioneering and revelatory insights into the phenomenon of invisibility, forging new and multi-disciplinary approaches at the intersection of aesthetics, technology, representation and politics. Importantly, they acknowledge the complex interaction between invisibility and its opposite, visibility, arguing that the one cannot be fully grasped without the other. Considering these entanglements across different media forms, the chapters reveal that the invisible affects many cultural domains, from digital communication and operative images to the activism of social movements, as well as to identity, race, gender and class issues. Whether the subject is comic books, photographic provocations, biometric and brainwave sensing technologies, letters, or a cinematic diary, the analyses in this book engage critically and theoretically with the topic of invisibility and thus represent the first scholarly study to identify its importance for the field of visual culture.

About the authors

Asbjørn Grønstad is Professor of Visual Culture in the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway. He is founding director of the Nomadikon Center for Visual Culture and is the author or editor of ten books, the most recent of which is the monograph Film and the Ethical Imagination (Palgrave, 2016). 

Øyvind Vågnes is Professor in the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. He is a journal editor for the Journal of Visual Culture and his monograph Zaprudered: The Kennedy Assassination Film in Visual Culture (2011) received an honourable mention at the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in 2012. 



Buy this book

eBook 53,54 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-16290-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Invisibility in Visual and Material Culture
Editors
  • Asbjørn Grønstad
  • Øyvind Vågnes
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16291-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16291-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16290-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 232
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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