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Moving images take us on mental and emotional journeys, over the course of which we and our worlds undergo change. This is the premise of Ecologies of the Moving Image, which accounts for the ways cinematic moving images move viewers in ways that reshape our understanding of ourselves, of life, and of the Earth and universe.

This book presents an ecophilosophy of the cinema: an account of the moving image in relation to its lived ecologies—the material, social, and perceptual relations within which movies are produced, consumed, and incorporated into cultural life. Cinema, Adrian Ivakhiv argues, lures us into its worlds, but those worlds are grounded in a material and communicative Earth that supports them, even if that supporting materiality withdraws from visibility. Ivakhiv examines the geographies, visualities, and anthropologies—relations of here and there, seer and seen, us and them, human and inhuman—found across a range of styles and genres, from ethnographic and wildlife documentaries, westerns and road movies, sci-fi blockbusters, and eco-disaster films to the experimental and art films of Tarkovsky, Herzog, Greenaway, Malick, Dash, and Brakhage, to YouTube’s expanding audio-visual universe.

Through its process-relational account of cinema, drawn from philosophers including Whitehead, Peirce, and Deleuze, the book boldly enriches our understanding of film and visual media.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. 1. Introduction: Journeys into the Zone of Cinema
  2. pp. 1-30
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  1. 2. Ecology, Morphology, Semiosis: A Process-Relational Account of the Cinema
  2. pp. 31-68
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  1. 3. Territory: The Geomorphology of the Visible
  2. pp. 69-140
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  1. 4. Encounter: First Contact, Utopia, and the Becoming of Another
  2. pp. 141-192
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  1. 5. Anima Moralia: Journeys across Frontiers
  2. pp. 193-252
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  1. 6. Terra and Trauma: The Geopolitics of the Real
  2. pp. 253-326
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  1. Afterword: Digital Futures in a Biosemiotic World
  2. pp. 327-340
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  1. Appendix: Doing Process-Relational Media Analysis
  2. pp. 341-346
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 347-402
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 403-418
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781554589067
Related ISBN
9781554589050
MARC Record
OCLC
816764481
Pages
435
Launched on MUSE
2013-10-21
Language
English
Open Access
No
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