Carnal Thoughts: Embodiment and Moving Image Culture

By: Sobchack, Vivian

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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.

Title: Carnal Thoughts: Embodiment and Moving Image Culture

Author: Sobchack, Vivian

Categories: Gender Studies, Film,

Publisher: Berkely, University of California Press: 2004

ISBN Number: 0520241290

ISBN Number 13: 9780520241299

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 135159