Theory of the Image: Capitalism, Contemporary Film, and Women
"Just about everything in this book is fresh and exciting." —Carol Siegel
Ann Kibbey’s Theory of the Image is based on a concept of the image as a dynamic relation rather than a thing. In three essays Kibbey contends that the image itself is an ideological construct. "The Capitalist Theory of the Image" argues that capitalism enforces social identity and fetishism through religious iconoclastic beliefs about the commodity as image. "Liberating a Woman from Her Image" creates a new feminist approach to women in film, breaking the symbiosis of woman and image at the heart of previous theory. "Relief from the Production of Certainties" challenges conservative and racist agendas informing the assumption that a photograph records an image. The book draws on extensive personal interviews and also provides detailed explications of important films in recent transnational cinema to demonstrate new theories of the image for a global society.
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Unlike Marion Crane and numerous slasher victims, Anne is safe from attack
behind that hard glass door, as the purling drain of transparent water on the
whitest of shower floors makes very clear. She is not, and will not become, a
victim of ...
The camera then focuses on Anne viewing the photographs. The film viewer,
having seen documentary photos fill the screen, notices how Anne is now
interposed between the photograph and its direct perception by the film viewer.
Her body ...
While Anne is looking at the pictures of Kiril and Zamira, she gets a phone call
from someone in Macedonia asking for Aleksandar. The voice sounds like Kiril's
— he had told Zamira that he had an uncle in London who was a famous ...
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The Capitalist Theory of the Image
Congruence with the Capitalist Economy
Critique of Barthes
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