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Travelling ImagesLooking across the borderlands of art, media and visual culture$
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Anna Dahlgren

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781526126641

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526126641.001.0001

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Introduction: travelling images

Introduction: travelling images

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(p.1) Introduction: travelling images
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Travelling Images
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Anna Dahlgren

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526126641.003.0001

The introduction expands on the rationale, aim and layout of the book. It also the develops the core concepts of the book, such as image, art world, borderlands, and image ecology. The notion ‘art world’ emphasizes that the distinctions between art and non-art are constructed by diverse agents and institutions. Moreover the term ‘borderlands’ is used to defy the idea that there is a definite demarcation or border between what is ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ of the art world. The term image ecology serves as a metaphor for a desire to understand the interrelationships of things such as the nature of change, adaption and community and as a way to locate how and why images operate in certain ‘environments’ or systems of meaning. Finally the introduction posits the book in the long tradition of image studies and also in recent development within media studies, particularly studies on mediatization and media archaeology.

Keywords:   Images, Art world, Borderlands, Image ecology, Image studies, Media studies

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