Downcast eyes : the denigration of vision in twentieth-century French thought (Record no. 32423)

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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9780520088856
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Classification number 194
Item number JAY
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Personal name Jay, Martin
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Title Downcast eyes : the denigration of vision in twentieth-century French thought
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Name of publisher, distributor, etc University of California Press,
Date of publication, distribution, etc 1994
Place of publication, distribution, etc Berkerley :
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Extent xi, 632 p. ;
Dimensions 23 cm
365 ## - TRADE PRICE
Price amount 38.95
Price type code USD
Unit of pricing 85.40
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary, etc Long considered "the noblest of the senses," vision has increasingly come under critical scrutiny by a wide range of thinkers who question its dominance in Western culture. These critics of vision, especially prominent in twentieth-century France, have challenged its allegedly superior capacity to provide access to the world. They have also criticized its supposed complicity with political and social oppression through the promulgation of spectacle and surveillance. Martin Jay turns to this discourse surrounding vision and explores its often contradictory implications in the work of such influential figures as Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, Louis Althusser, Guy Debord, Luce Irigaray, Emmanuel Levinas, and Jacques Derrida. Jay begins with a discussion of the theory of vision from Plato to Descartes, then considers its role in the French Enlightenment before turning to its status in the culture of modernity. From consideration of French Impressionism to analysis of Georges Bataille and the Surrealists, Roland Barthes's writings on photography, and the film theory of Christian Metz, Jay provides lucid and fair-minded accounts of thinkers and ideas widely known for their difficulty. His book examines the myriad links between the interrogation of vision and the pervasive antihumanist, antimodernist, and counter-enlightenment tenor of much recent French thought. Refusing, however, to defend the dominant visual order, he calls instead for a plurality of "scopic regimes." Certain to generate controversy and discussion throughout the humanities and social sciences, Downcast Eyes will consolidate Jay's reputation as one of today's premier cultural and intellectual historians.
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Aesthetics
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Blindness
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Cohiers du Cinema
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Camera
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Derrida, Jacques
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Desire
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Feminism
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Film theory
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Gaze
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Ideology
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Levinas
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Marxism
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Perspectivalist
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Mirror stage
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Phenomenology
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Postmodernism
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Psychoanalysis
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Rolland Barthes
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Scotomization
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Situationist International
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Surrealism
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Vision
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Visual experience
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