Catastrophe Remembered

Palestine, Israel and the Internal Refugees

Author: Nur Masalha

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842776230

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 2011


Documents the experiences of the minority Palestinians who remained behind in Israel after the 1948 war.

Body Knowledge and Curriculum

Pedagogies of Touch in Youth and Visual Culture

Author: Stephanie Springgay

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433102813

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 2656


"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

View: 6029


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.

Frameworks for Modern Art

Author: Jason Gaiger

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300102284

Category: Design

Page: 262

View: 6709


Introducing and exploring a range of contemporary issues and debates about art and its place in the wider culture, this is the first of four volumes in the Open University series 'Art of the Twentieth Century'.

What is Research in the Visual Arts?

Obsession, Archive, Encounter

Author: Clark Conference,Alexander Nemerov,Celeste Olalquiaga,Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute,Joanne Morra,Ernst van Alphen,Marc Gotlieb,Serge Guilbaut,Alex Potts,Sina Najafi,Reva Wolf,W. J. Thomas Mitchell,Akira Mizuta Lippit,Mieke Bal

Publisher: Clark Art Institute


Category: Art

Page: 215

View: 7377


With essays by Ernst van Alphen, Mieke Bal, Marc Gotlieb, Serge Guilbaut, Michael Ann Holly, Akira Mizuta Lippit, W. J. T. Mitchell, Joanne Morra, Sina Najafi, Alexander Nemerov, Celeste Olalquiaga, Alexander Potts, and Reva Wolf The discipline of art history is in a moment of self-consciousness, and art historians are increasingly more self-reflexive about their practices. In this volume, thirteen authors address both the philosophical and practical issues now facing those in the visual arts field by investigating the ever-pressing issue of research. Their essays explore the remarkable nature of art historians' personal, political, aesthetic, creative, and emotive curiosity and the process of doing research in the archive, library, studio, gallery, museum, and beyond. As such, the book considers the pleasures and dangers of researchers' obsessions and encounters with the incoherence, chaos, and wonder that lie at the heart of searching for the not-yet-known. The volume is based on the 2007 Clark Conference of the same name.

Current Geographical Publications

Author: University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. Library

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geography

Page: N.A

View: 1844


Current Geographical Publications (CGP) is a non-profit service to the scholarly community initiated in 1938 by the American Geographical Society of New York. Beginning in 2006, the format changed to include the tables of contents of current geographical journals. The journal titles listed link to web pages or PDF scans of the current issue's contents.

Projecting Migration

Transcultural Documentary Practice

Author: Alan Grossman,Áine O'Brien

Publisher: N.A


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

View: 7991


Migration has rapidly become a fundamental component of modern life and increasingly determines who we are and how we define ourselves. This text explains the phenomena of mobility and displacement through essays, films, photography and audio recordings.

James Baldwin's Turkish Decade

Erotics of Exile

Author: Magdalena J. Zaborowska

Publisher: Duke University Press Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 379

View: 5133


DIVShows that the decade Baldwin spent in Turkey is crucial to evaluating his contribution to American letters, especially to understanding the interdependence of race and the erotic in constructions of American identity./div