Queer Looks

Author: Martha Gever,Pratibha Parmar,John Greyson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136648259

Category: Social Science

Page: 430

View: 6729

Queer Looks is a collection of writing by video artists, filmmakers, and critics which explores the recent explosion of lesbian and gay independent media culture. A compelling compilation of artists' statements and critical theory, producer interviews and image-text works, this anthology demonstrates the vitality of queer artists under attack and fighting back. Each maker and writer deploys a surprising array of techniques and tactics, negotiating the difficult terrain between street pragmatism and theoretical inquiry, finding voices rich in chutzpah and subtlety. From guerilla Super-8 in Manila to AIDS video activism in New York, Queer Looks zooms in on this very queer place in media culture, revealing a wealth of strategies, a plurality of aesthetics, and an artillary of resistances.

Philosophy Looks at the Arts

Contemporary Readings in Aesthetics

Author: Joseph Margolis

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9780877224402

Category: Philosophy

Page: 605

View: 6548

The first edition of this widely used anthology offered a needed introduction to a new analytic aesthetics which has in the intervening years become even more influential. This new, revised and expanded edition has been designed by one of the leaders of the field to help define the structure of current aesthetics. Of the 24 articles included more than half are new to this edition. The new edition emphasizes opposing currents in aesthetics with contributions from the most active and influential writers in the field. It is a basic book for any library and is designed to provide both undergraduate and graduate students with a professional orientation in aesthetics. Author note: Joseph Margolis is Professor of Philosophy at Temple University. He is the author or editor of twelve other books as well as numerous articles.

Black Looks

Race and Representation

Author: bell hooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317588495

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 9339

In the critical essays collected in Black Looks, bell hooks interrogates old narratives and argues for alternative ways to look at blackness, black subjectivity, and whiteness. Her focus is on spectatorship—in particular, the way blackness and black people are experienced in literature, music, television, and especially film—and her aim is to create a radical intervention into the way we talk about race and representation. As she describes: "the essays in Black Looks are meant to challenge and unsettle, to disrupt and subvert." As students, scholars, activists, intellectuals, and any other readers who have engaged with the book since its original release in 1992 can attest, that's exactly what these pieces do.

For Appearance' Sake

The Historical Encyclopedia of Good Looks, Beauty, and Grooming

Author: Victoria Sherrow

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573562041

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 299

View: 3230

Examines all aspects of beauty, body ornamentation, and grooming.

Gestures and Looks in Medieval Narrative

Author: J. A. Burrow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139434751

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 1765

In medieval society, gestures and speaking looks played an even more important part in public and private exchanges than they do today. Gestures meant more than words, for example, in ceremonies of homage and fealty. In this, the first study of its kind in English, John Burrow examines the role of non-verbal communication in a wide range of narrative texts, including Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, the anonymous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Malory's Morte D'arthur, the romances of Chrétien de Troyes, the Prose Lancelot, Boccaccio's Il Filostrato, and Dante's Commedia. Burrow argues that since non-verbal signs are in general less subject to change than words, many of the behaviours recorded in these texts, such as pointing and amorous gazing, are familiar in themselves; yet many prove easy to misread, either because they are no longer common, like bowing, or because their use has changed, like winking.

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23

Author: W. Phillip Keller

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310274419

Category: Religion

Page: 173

View: 8584

With over 2 million copies sold, Phillip Keller s beloved contemporary classic spans the decades with its uplifting insights on Psalm 23. Pairing Keller s sublime reflections with the New International Version, this edition sheds light for a new generation of readers on the nature and ways of sheep---and of the Good Shepherd who cares for them."

Das Anvertraute bewahren

die Rezeption der Pastoralbriefe im 2. Jahrhundert

Author: Carsten Looks

Publisher: Herbert Utz Verlag

ISBN: 9783896756558

Category: Bible

Page: 514

View: 6572


What White Looks Like

African-American Philosophers on the Whiteness Question

Author: George Yancy

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415966160

Category: Philosophy

Page: 279

View: 9172

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sehnsucht nach Gott

Leben als "christlicher Genießer"

Author: John Piper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935188296


Page: 420

View: 9030


It Looks At You

The Returned Gaze of Cinema

Author: Wheeler W. Dixon

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791423394

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 6424

This is a study of the "returned gaze" from the cinema screen, demonstrating that the films that we watch watch us, guide us, control our gaze, and enforce societal codes.

A Librarian Looks Back

An Autobiography of Dr. S.R. Ranganathan

Author: Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Librarians

Page: 485

View: 338


Canada Looks South

In Search of an Americas Policy

Author: Peter McKenna

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442611081

Category: Political Science

Page: 391

View: 2415

In Canada Looks South, experts on foreign policy in Canada and Central America provide a timely exploration of Canada's growing role in the Americas and the most pressing issues of the region.

The Land Looks After Us

A History of Native American Religion

Author: Joel W. Martin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199726615

Category: Religion

Page: 184

View: 3180

Native Americans practice some of America's most spiritually profound, historically resilient, and ethically demanding religions. Joel Martin draws his narrative from folk stories, rituals, and even landscapes to trace the development of Native American religion from ancient burial mounds, through interactions with European conquerors and missionaries, and on to the modern-day rebirth of ancient rites and beliefs. The book depicts the major cornerstones of American Indian history and religion--the vast movements for pan-Indian renewal, the formation of the Native American Church in 1919, the passage of the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act of 1990, and key political actions involving sacred sites in the 1980s and '90s. Martin explores the close links between religion and Native American culture and history. Legendary chiefs like Osceola and Tecumseh led their tribes in resistance movements against the European invaders, inspired by prophets like the Shawnee Tenskwatawa and the Mohawk Coocoochee. Catharine Brown, herself a convert, founded a school for Cherokee women and converted dozens of her people to Christianity. Their stories, along with those of dozens of other men and women--from noblewarriors to celebrated authors--are masterfully woven into this vivid, wide-ranging survey of Native American history and religion.

The Media and Body Image

If Looks Could Kill

Author: Maggie Wykes,Barrie Gunter

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761942481

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

View: 728

The Media and Body Image draws together literature from sociology, gender studies, and psychology; brings together new empirical work on both media representations and audience responses; and offers a broad discussion of this topic in the context of socio-cultural change, gender politics, and self-identity.

Mirror, Mirror

The Importance of Looks in Everyday Life

Author: Elaine Hatfield,Susan Sprecher

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887061233

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 446

View: 7446

Mirror, Mirror examines the hidden truth about good looks. Through extensive research of scholarly studies and popular culture, the authors provide a lively and comprehensive view of what behavioral scientists have learned about the effects of personal appearance. A wealth of illustrations and photographs give visual support to the evidence presented. The book explores the view that people believe good-looking individuals possess almost all the virtues known to humankind; consequently, they treat the good-looking and ugly very differently. Mirror, Mirror reviews the stereotypes held about people with specific characteristics and it explains the impact of height, weight, and attributes such as hair color, eye color and facial hair on the course of social encounters. The authors show that through time these reaction patterns have their effect and that good-looking and unattractive persons come to be different types of people. To show the relative nature of concepts of beauty, the authors also present examples of what other cultures consider attractive."

A Pirate Looks at Fifty

Author: Jimmy Buffett

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0449005860

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 614

In honor of his fiftieth birthday, the popular singer-songwriter and author shares reminiscences about his life, tracing his odyssey from reporter to musical success.

What Learning Looks Like

Mediated Learning in Theory and Practice, K-6

Author: Reuven Feuerstein,Ann Lewin-Benham

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807753262

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 8026

The authors bring to life the theory of mediated learning. Through numerous examples and scenarios from classrooms and museums, they show how mediated learning helps children to become more effective learners. --from publisher description

On The Map

Why the world looks the way it does

Author: Simon Garfield

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847658555

Category: Travel

Page: 464

View: 4033

Maps fascinate us. They chart our understanding of the world and they log our progress, but above all they tell our stories. From the early sketches of philosophers and explorers through to Google Maps and beyond, Simon Garfield examines how maps both relate and realign our history. With a historical sweep ranging from Ptolemy to Twitter, Garfield explores the legendary, impassable (and non-existent) mountains of Kong, the role of cartography in combatting cholera, the 17th-century Dutch craze for Atlases, the Norse discovery of America, how a Venetian monk mapped the world from his cell and the Muppets' knack of instant map-travel. Along the way are pocket maps of dragons, Mars, murders and more, with plenty of illustrations and prints to signpost the route. From the bestselling and widely-adored author of Just My Type, On The Map is a witty and irrepressible examination of where we've been, how we got there and where we're going.

Philosophy Looks at Chess

Author: Benjamin Hale

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812698185

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 2712

Chess, the ancient strategy game, meets the latest, cutting-edge philosophy in this unique book. When 12 philosophers weigh in on one of the world's oldest and most beloved pastimes, the results are often surprising. Philosophical concepts as varied as phenomenology and determinism share the page with a treatise on hip-hop chess tactics and the question of whether Garry Kasparov is, in fact, a cyborg. Putting forth a remarkable array of different views on chess from philosophers with varied chess-proficiency, Philosophy Looks at Chess is an engaging read for chess adherents and the philosophically inclined alike.

What Democracy Looks Like

A New Critical Realism for a Post-Seattle World

Author: Amy Schrager Lang,Cecelia Tichi

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813537177

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

View: 8467

The convergence of activists in Seattle during the World Trade Organization meetings captured the headlines in 1999. These demonstrations marked the first major expression on U.S. soil of worldwide opposition to inequality, privatization, and political and intellectual repression. This turning point in world politics coincided with an ongoing quandary in academia-particularly in the humanities where the so-called "death of theory" has left the field on tenuous footing. In What Democracy Looks Like, the editors and twenty-seven contributors argue that these crises-in the world and the academy-are not unrelated. The essays insist that, in the wake of "Seattle," teachers and scholars of American literature and culture are faced with the challenge of addressing new points of intersection between American studies and literary studies. The narrative, the poem, the essay, and the drama need to be reexamined in ways that are relevant to the urgent social and political issues of our time. Collectively urging scholars and educators to pay fresh attention to the material conditions out of which literature arises, this path-breaking book inaugurates a new critical realism in American literary studies. It provides a crucial link in the growing need to merge theory and practice with the goal of reconnecting the ivory tower elite to the activists on the street.