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Embodied EyeReligious Visual Culture and the Social Life of Feeling$
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David Morgan

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520272224

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520272224.001.0001

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Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing

(p.55) Chapter 3 Ways of Seeing
Embodied Eye

David Morgan

University of California Press

This chapter describes the procedure of seeing. Seeing is a process that tends to happen in repeated methods, which organize elements of visualization into characteristic fields or gazes. On that note, seeing has two ways: a reciprocal gaze, in which the image returns the gaze of the viewer (or vice versa); and a unilateral gaze, in which the direction of vision moves dominantly from one party (the image) to another (the viewer). In addition, the chapter also considers how other factors—the actual object or image, the setting in which the image is presented, the viewer who encounters the image with a particular disposition, and other viewers whose experience is shaped collectively by their relation to one another—affect the procedure of seeing.

Keywords:   seeing, reciprocal gaze, unilateral gaze, vision, gaze, image

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