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Seeing Beyond Belief: Cultural Studies as an Approach to Analysing the Visual

MartinLister
LizWells

The relationship between what we see and what we know is never settled. (Berger, 1972: 7)

Introduction

Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies centres on the study of the forms and practices of culture (not only its texts and artefacts), their relationships to ...

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