Self/Image: Technology, Representation, and the Contemporary Subject by Amelia JonesSelf/Image: Technology, Representation, and the Contemporary Subject by Amelia Jones

Self/Image: Technology, Representation, and the Contemporary Subject

byAmelia JonesEditorAmelia Jones

Paperback | December 1, 2006

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Including over 100 illustrations from mainstream film to independent film, video art, performance and the visual arts, this important and original book exploreshow technology has affected artists' abilities and forms to express themselves.

From analogue photography to more recent artistic practices including digital imaging, performance robotics and video installations,Self/Imageis one of the first full length studies to investigate the complex relations among these diverse artistic practices.

This will make an excellent companion to studies of contemporary art history, and media and cultural studies in the post-1960 period.

 Amelia Jonesis Professor and Pilkington Chair in the History of Art, University of Manchester. She is the author of three books, includingBody Art/ Performing the Subject(1998), and editor of four books, includingPerforming the Body/Performing the Text(1999),The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader(2003), andA Companion to Contemporary ...
Title:Self/Image: Technology, Representation, and the Contemporary SubjectFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.75 inPublished:December 1, 2006Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415345227

ISBN - 13:9780415345224

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Table of Contents

1. The Body and/in Representation:Hoc Est Corpus MeumRedux  2. "Beneath this Mask Another Mask": "No Movies"'. (No) Bodies, (No) Cities  3. (Post)Urban Self Image: "Your Greatest Creation is the Life You Lead"  4. Cinematic Self Imaging and the Televisual Body: "Happiness is Over-Rated"  5.The Body isNotObsolete: "Desire and Action, Digital Era"  6. The Televisual Architecture of the Dream Body.  Epilogue: Flanagan's Corpse and the Limits of Representation

Editorial Reviews

'Self/Image... generat[es] an ethically responsible space that continues opening gaps for the emergence of differing subjectivities and bodies as well as their recognition.' - Ignaz Cassar, "The Self, the Slash, the Image", in Photography & Culture