Vivian Carol Sobchack: Carnal Thoughts: Embodiment and Moving Image Culture (2004)

21 June 2009, dusan

“In these 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.”

Publisher University of California Press, 2004
ISBN 0520241290, 9780520241299
328 pages

Keywords and phrases
phenomenological, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, metonymy, irreal, Elaine Scarry, rience, catachresis, Roland Barthes, Martin Heidegger, Decalogue, cyborg, Aimee Mullins, Walter Benjamin, synecdoche, Street of Crocodiles, Million Man March, prosthetic leg, transform fictional, semiotic, Medium Cool

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4 Responses to “Vivian Carol Sobchack: Carnal Thoughts: Embodiment and Moving Image Culture (2004)”

  1. Diego Vargas on November 24, 2014 8:40 pm

    reup please

  2. dusan on November 25, 2014 9:22 am


  3. Diego Vargas on December 6, 2014 5:31 pm

    i think anonfiles is not working, i can’t open the link.
    txh in advance

  4. Diego Vargas on December 13, 2014 9:02 pm

    thank you very much

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