NYU Steinhardt

Politics of the Gaze: Sensory Formations of Modernity

  • Course Number: MCC-GE 2112
  • Hours: 40
  • Units: 4
  • Description: The meditation & technological development of vision & its dominance over the human sensorium is integral to the emergence of the modern, including experiences of urbanism, consumer desire, gender/sexual identities, race & ethnicity, trans-cultural image systems, aesthetic production, & the making of power & political truth claims. This seminar will focus on introducing participants to the core theories & analytic methods of visual culture, & the socio-political history of the human sensorium in a variety of disciplines, including ethnography, social history, urban studies, cinema studies, social geography, material culture studies, & media studies.
  • Old Course Number: E58.2112