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Title: Images in Use
Subtitle: Towards the critical analysis of visual communication
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/dapsac.44
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 44
Description:

News coverage of EU negotiations, children’s war memories or TV series
glamourising political processes – images pervade both private and public
discourse, and visual communication plays a key role in our social
negotiation of values. Conceptualising images as “images in use”, this
volume considers the agencies behind visual communication and its impact
on society.

"Images in Use" engages critically with traditional approaches to visual
analysis, offers suggestions for alternative, socially situated analyses of
images and demonstrates the explanatory force of thinking through “images
in use” in a series of case studies. The conceptual contributions consider
broader issues of critical theory, representation, as well as the mediatisation
of politics. The case studies offer a survey of current visual communication
including news coverage, political cartoons, political rhetoric, memory culture,
celebrity humanitarianism, reality TV, as well as the narratives of blockbuster
cinema and comics.

This volume proposes a new approach to visual communication, situating
images in their social contexts and identifying the real, rhetorical and political
impact of their use.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
History of Linguistics
Semiotics
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