The Body Onscreen in the Digital Age

Essays on Voyeurism, Violence and Power

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About the Book

This collection examines the peculiarly modern phenomena of voyeurism as it is experienced through the digital screen. Violence, voyeurism, and power populate film more than ever, and the centrality of the terrified body to many digital narratives suggests new forms of terror and angst, where bodies are subjected to an endless knowing look. The particular perils of the digital age can be seen on, by, and through screen bodies as they are made, remade, represented, and used.

The essays in this book examination the machinations of voyeurism in the digital age and the realization of power through digital visual forms. They look at the uses of power over the female body, at the domination and repression of women through symbolic violence, at discourses of power as they are played out onscreen, and at how the digital realm might engage the active/passive dichotomy in new ways.

About the Author(s)

Susan Flynn is the director of the eduCORE Research Centre, at the Institute of Technology, Carlow, Ireland. She specializes in digital culture, equality, and education.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Susan Flynn
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8099-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4187-4
Imprint: McFarland