Body Knowledge and Curriculum

Pedagogies of Touch in Youth and Visual Culture

Author: Stephanie Springgay

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433102813

Category: Art

Page: 144

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"Body Knowledge and Curriculum" examines student understandings of body knowledge in the context of creating and interrogating visual art and culture. It illustrates a six-month research study conducted in an alternative secondary school in a large urban city. During the research project, students created a number of visual art works using a diversity of material explorations as a means to think through the body as a process of exchange and as a bodied encounter. The book engages with feminist theories of touch and inter-embodiment, questioning the materiality and lived experiences of the body in knowledge production, in order to provoke different ways of theorizing self/other relations in teaching and learning. This volume is important because it explores the ways in which youth understand the complex, textured, and often contradictory discourses of body knowledge, and seeks to intentionally create alternative pedagogical and curricular practices to ones that subscribe to a healthy body model. Additionally, enacting educational research as living inquiry, this book is an exemplar of the arts-based methodology, a/r/tography. "Body Knowledge and Curriculum" is a valuable text for courses in curriculum theory, art education, qualitative research methodologies, visual culture and pedagogies, and feminist theory. Appropriate for advanced undergraduate students, pre-service teacher education students, and graduate students, the book provides an interdisciplinary investigation into body research.

Toward a Literary Ecology

Places and Spaces in American Literature

Author: Karen E. Waldron,Rob Friedman

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810891980

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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In this book, editors Karen E. Waldron and Robert Friedman have assembled a collection of essays that study the interconnections between literature and the environment to theorize literary ecology. The disciplinary perspectives in these essays allow readers to comprehend places and environments, and to represent, express, or strive for that comprehension through literature. Contributors to this volume explore the works of several authors, including Gary Snyder, Karen Tei Yamashita, Rachel Carson, Terry Tempest Williams, Chip Ward, and Mary Oliver. Other essays discuss such topics as urban fiction as a model of literary ecology, the geographies of belonging in the work of Native American poets, and the literary ecology of place in “new” nature writing. Investigating texts for the complex interconnections they represent, this book suggests what such texts might teach us about the interconnections of our own world.

Critical Spaces

Contemporary Perspectives in Urban, Spatial and Landscape Studies

Author: Alexandru Calcatinge

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643904959

Category: Science

Page: 294

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This book relates spatial existence to the challenges arising from the critical times in which we are living and from the supposedly degrading moral nature of societies. It contains contributions from architectural theory and education; urban, spatial, and regional studies; as well as cultural landscape studies. The book critically addresses issues in the context of today's major cultural, moral, political, economical, ecological, ideological, and spiritual crises. It provides a focus and a conceptual framework about our most crucial spaces in the light of crises. (Series: Urban and Spatial Planning / Stadt- und Raumplanung - Vol. 13)

Visual culture and tourism

Author: David Crouch,Nina Lübbren

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781859735831

Category: Art

Page: 289

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From postcards and paintings to photography and film, tourism and visual culture have a long-standing history of mutual entanglement. For centuries art has inspired many an intrepid traveller, and tourism provides an insatiable market for indigenous art, 'authentic' or otherwise. This book explores the complex association between tourism and visual culture throughout history and across cultures. How has tourism been linked to images of colonial expansion? Why are we so intrigued by 'lost' places, such as Tutankhamun's tomb or Machu Picchu, South America's lost city of the Incas? What is the relationship between art, tourism and landscape preference? What role did commercial tourist photographers play in the imagination of Victorian Britain? Drawing upon examples from across the globe, this exciting new contribution to a popular subject illustrates how tourism and visual culture intersect with one another and in the process become contested ground.

The Handbook of Visual Culture

Author: Ian Heywood,Barry Sandywell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350026506

Category: Art

Page: 816

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Visual culture has become one of the most dynamic fields of scholarship, a reflection of how the study of human culture increasingly requires distinctively visual ways of thinking and methods of analysis. Bringing together leading international scholars to assess all aspects of visual culture, the Handbook aims to provide a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the subject. The Handbook embraces the extraordinary range of disciplines which now engage in the study of the visual - film and photography, television, fashion, visual arts, digital media, geography, philosophy, architecture, material culture, sociology, cultural studies and art history. Throughout, the Handbook is responsive to the cross-disciplinary nature of many of the key questions raised in visual culture around digitization, globalization, cyberculture, surveillance, spectacle, and the role of art. The Handbook guides readers new to the area, as well as experienced researchers, into the topics, issues and questions that have emerged in the study of visual culture since the start of the new millennium, conveying the boldness, excitement and vitality of the subject.

Being with A/r/tography

Author: Stephanie Springgay,Rita L. Irwin,C. Leggo

Publisher: Sense Publications

ISBN: 9789087902629

Category: Education

Page: 282

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Being with A/r/tography is a collection of essays that explain and exemplify the arts-based research methodology called a/r/tography. Edited by four scholars who are artists, researchers, and teachers (a/r/tographers), this book is a methodology book for practitioners in arts-based educational research. In addition to an introductory essay which contextualizes and theorizes the methodological framework of a/r/tography, the book is divided into three main thematic sections that are integral to a/r/tographical research: (1) self-study and autobiography; (2) communities of a/r/tographic practice; (3) ethics and activism. The book concludes with a consideration of issues related to assessment, validity, and interpretation. Being with A/r/tography will be an excellent core text in graduate courses that focus on arts-based educational research, as well as a valuable text in pre-service teacher education programs. The book will also be significant for qualitative research courses in all the social sciences and the health sciences, including communication studies, nursing, counseling psychology, and arts therapy. The book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to a/r/tography. Even though a/r/tography as a research methodology is relatively new in the scholarly field, Being with A/r/tography spells out how scholarly practitioners who are artists and researchers and teachers have been pursuing this kind of research for a long time.

Women Travel Abroad 1925-1932

Maria Leitner, Erika Mann, Marieluise Fleisser, and Elly Beinhorn : Women's Travel Writing from the Weimar Republic

Author: Svoboda Dimitrova-Moeck

Publisher: N.A


Category: Travelers' writings

Page: 283

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The book offers an investigation into travel narratives and the gendered dynamics of journalism and travel in the German-speaking countries during the Weimar Republic (1919-1933). The individual contributions of women writers and journalists and their cumulative output reshaped the genre of travel writing by focusing on women’s lives in different parts of the globe. They also altered journalism in terms of readership, ethics, gendered voice, and publishing. Four fascinating travel texts written by women are introduced and analized. Gender, class, ethnicity, race, work, professionalism, journalism, and cultural places are major themes. What powers moved these women around the globe? Where did these women journalists and writers go? By what means? What have they seen and described in their travel reports? How their texts reflect circulating now and then theories? How were their travels related to the rising nationalism in Germany of the Weimar period? How do they speak to us today? The author Svoboda Dimitrova-Moeck raises these and many other questions in this book.