Carnal Thoughts : Embodiment and Moving Image Culture

Carnal Thoughts : Embodiment and Moving Image Culture

Description

In these innovative essays, Vivian Sobchack considers the key role our bodies play in making sense of today's image-saturated culture. Emphasizing our corporeal rather than our intellectual engagements with film and other media, Carnal Thoughts shows how our experience always emerges through our senses and how our bodies are not just visible objects but also sense-making, visual subjects. Sobchack draws on both phenomenological philosophy and a broad range of popular sources to explore bodily experience in contemporary, moving-image culture. She examines how, through the conflation of cinema and surgery, we've all "had our eyes done"; why we are "moved" by the movies; and the different ways in which we inhabit photographic, cinematic, and electronic space. Carnal Thoughts provides a lively and engaging challenge to the mind/body split by demonstrating that the process of "making sense" requires an irreducible collaboration between our thoughts and our senses.

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Details

Author(s)
Vivian Sobchack
Format
Paperback | 340 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 20mm | 499g
Publication date
01 Nov 2004
Publisher
University of California Press
Publication City/Country
Berkerley, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
0520241290
ISBN13
9780520241299
Bestsellers rank
257,916