Ghostwriting: Working out visual culture

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Abstract

This article offers a hauntology of Bentham's panopticon, reviewing its failure to create a perfect visibility and thereby creating ghosts. The visuality of ghosts is examined in a Jewish genealogy from Freud and Proust to Walter Benjamin and Anne Frank. The article concludes with a theoretical consideration of the 'working out' of visual culture as a non-linear but nonetheless historical process that attempts to work out the double-binds of globalization and digital culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-254
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Visual Culture
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

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genealogy
globalization
Ghostwriting
Visual Culture
Ghost
Globalization
Reviewing
Panopticon
Anne Frank
Historical Process
Marcel Proust
Genealogy
Double Bind
Sigmund Freud
Hauntology
Walter Benjamin
Digital Culture
Visuality

Keywords

  • Ghost
  • Internet
  • Panopticon
  • Visual culture
  • Visuality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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Ghostwriting : Working out visual culture. / Mirzoeff, Nicholas.

In: Journal of Visual Culture, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2002, p. 239-254.

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