We believe that it is necessary to reconsider the way we think about images and
their relation to our society, and this ... and even though this visual
communication informs our social construction of reality, the uses of images in
society, and its ...
Author: Matteo Stocchetti
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Conceptualising images as images in use, this title considers the agencies behind visual communication and its impact on society. It engages critically with traditional approaches to visual analysis, socially situated analyses of images and demonstrates the explanatory force of thinking through images in use in a series of case studies.
Burke, Peter. Eyewitnessing: The Uses of Images as Historical Evidence. London
: Reaktion Books, 2001. Campanella, Richard. Bienville's Dilemma: A Historical
Geography of New Orleans. Baton Rouge: University of Louisiana Press, 2008.
Author: Bernie Cook
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Performing Arts
Anyone who was not in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding of the city experienced the disaster as a media event, a flood of images pouring across television and computer screens. The twenty-four-hour news cycle created a surplus of representation that overwhelmed viewers and complicated understandings of the storm, the flood, and the aftermath. As time passed, documentary and fictional filmmakers took up the challenge of explaining what had happened in New Orleans, reaching beyond news reports to portray the lived experiences of survivors of Katrina. But while these narratives presented alternative understandings and more opportunities for empathy than TV news, Katrina remained a mediated experience. In Flood of Images, Bernie Cook offers the most in-depth, wide-ranging, and carefully argued analysis of the mediation and meanings of Katrina. He engages in innovative, close, and comparative visual readings of news coverage on CNN, Fox News, and NBC; documentaries including Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke and If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal's Trouble the Water, and Dawn Logsdon and Lolis Elie's Faubourg Treme; and the HBO drama Treme. Cook examines the production practices that shaped Katrina-as-media-event, exploring how those choices structured the possible memories and meanings of Katrina and how the media's memory-making has been contested. In Flood of Images, Cook intervenes in the ongoing process of remembering and understanding Katrina.
It is also the case that the signifying powers of the photographic images carried
on digital media, the ideological frameworks in which multimedia texts ... Where
their interaction with the uses and values of photographic culture might be seen.
Author: Martin Lister
What does a new technology of images mean for the ways in which we encounter and use images in everyday life: in advertising, entertainment, news, evidence? And within our domestic and private worlds for our sense of self and indentity; our view of the body and our sexuality? The Photographic Image in Digital Culture explores the technological transformation of the image and its implications for photography. Contributors investigate such issues as the relationship of technological change to visual culture; the new discourses of `techno-culture'; medicine's new vision of the body, and interactive pornography. They also examine the cultural meanings of new surveillance images; shifts in the domestic consumption of images and their relationship to memory, history and biography; the social uses of video and computer games and the changing role of photography as document and as art.
Similarly, “image” is a perfectly transparent and straightforward term, until one
begins to consider its complex past and present ... Plato's understanding of images and their uses, however, was not normative for the idea of image in
Author: Mark C. Taylor
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
A century that began with modernism sweeping across Europe is ending with a remarkable resurgence of religious beliefs and practices throughout the world. Wherever one looks today, from headlines about political turmoil in the Middle East to pop music and videos, one cannot escape the pivotal role of religious beliefs and practices in shaping selves, societies, and cultures. Following in the very successful tradition of Critical Terms for Literary Studies and Critical Terms for Art History, this book attempts to provide a revitalized, self-aware vocabulary with which this bewildering religious diversity can be accurately described and responsibly discussed. Leading scholars working in a variety of traditions demonstrate through their incisive discussions that even our most basic terms for understanding religion are not neutral but carry specific historical and conceptual freight. These essays adopt the approach that has won this book's predecessors such widespread acclaim: each provides a concise history of a critical term, explores the issues raised by the term, and puts the term to use in an analysis of a religious work, practice, or event. Moving across Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Native American and Mayan religions, contributors explore terms ranging from experience, territory, and image, to God, sacrifice, and transgression. The result is an essential reference that will reshape the field of religious studies and transform the way in which religion is understood by scholars from all disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, gender studies, and literary studies.
William Gibson, Andrew Brown. This chapter discusses the following issues: •
Practical issues in the uses of images in social research • Social semiotics and
textual analysis • Rhetorical analysis and textual analysis ...
Author: William Gibson
Category: Social Science
Working with Qualitative Data provides a practical and accessible introduction to how to develop and apply strategies for the analysis of qualitative data by exploring the ways in which analysis is related to all aspects of research. By situating analysis in the context of the whole research process, this book helps the reader to introduce an analytical component to every stage of doing research: from designing a project, reviewing the literature, through the various stages of gathering data, to the process of writing-up. Through practical examples the book maps out strategies for developing analytic frameworks in relation to all aspects of research, and demonstrates the ways in which such frameworks can be used in relation to various sorts of data. In contrast to existing qualitative data analysis texts, this book offers a unified approach to the process of analysis within qualitative research. It will be of great use to students and researchers across the full range of social, health and education sciences.
92 There is no question of doing away with images or their cult. But John makes it
clear that the “devout” soul is not interested in sacred art as art. “One should
select those [images] that are most proper and lifelike and that most move the will
Author: Richard Viladesau
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This is a sequel to Richard Viladesau's well-received study, The Beauty of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in Theology and the Arts from the Catacombs to the Eve of the Renaissance. It continues his project of presenting theological history by using art as both an independent religious or theological "text" and as a means of understanding the cultural context for academic theology. Viladesau argues that art and symbolism function as alternative strands of theological expression sometimes parallel to, sometimes interwoven with, and sometimes in tension with formal theological reflection on the meaning of crucifixion and its role in salvation history. This book examines the two great revolutionary movements that gave birth to the modern West: the Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation. This period was eventful for both theology and art, and thus particularly fruitful for Viladesau's project. Using individual works of art, over sixty of which are reproduced in this book, to epitomize particular artistic and theological models, he explores the contours of each paradigm through the works of representative theologians as well as liturgical, poetic, artistic, and musical sources. To name a few examples, the theologies of Savonarola, Luther, Calvin, and the Council of Trent, are examined in correlation to the new situation of art in the era of Fra Angelico, Leonardo, Michelangelo, D?rer, Cranach, and the Mannerists. In this book, Viladesau continues to deepen our understanding of the foremost symbol of Christianity.
The image of the nearness of the lips and their presence to each other is a
powerful model for self-identity as pluralistic within an interrelated ecosystem.
While Irigaray's work is revolutionary with respect to the uses of images
pertaining to ...
Author: Winnie Tomm
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Category: Social Science
“I see spirituality and social change to be integrally related to each other. I believe that liberation efforts that are supported by spiritual experiences of integration promote human dignity as well as social equality.” Bodied Mindfulness combines spiritual, social and analytical perspectives to explore topics central to women’s development: spirituality, women’s bodies, cultural constructions of women’s sexuality in language, sexual ethics, the sexual contract in politics and at work, and the relation between nature and culture. It is Tomm’s deeply held conviction that women need to bring a vital spirituality to feminist social criticism in order to resolve these issues and increase their power to promote social justice and ecological balance. Tomm embraces a vast store of knowledge from diverse sources, including Buddhist, shamanist and feminist resources. In a move away from abstract theorizing, she explicitly connects theory with realities lived by women. Grounding theory in personal experience — her own and others — Tomm delivers a powerful and empowering account of women’s spirituality. The resulting ontological transformation allows women to live deeply in the body while strengthening their relation to human and non-human matter and energy. Bodied Mindfulness will be of great interest to feminist scholars in all disciplines, but most particularly to those in Women’s Studies and Religious Studies.
THE NASCENT MEDIUM Early Development In the decades following the first
experiments with translation of pictures ... The uses of images — and therefore
their meanings and their value as tokens of factual discourse — began to change
Author: William J. Mitchell
Publisher: MIT Press
An analysis of the digital imaging revolution. It describes the technology of digital imaging and looks at how it is changing the way we explore ideas, at its aesthetic potential and at the ethical questions raised. Topics include electronic brushstrokes, virtual cameras, synthetic shading and more.
another visible object, namely a picture of his nursery, only not a photograph or
an oil-painting, but some counterpart to a photograph, one made of a different
kind of stuff. (Ryle 1949 ... Ryle makes ample uses of images in his own
Author: Charles Taliaferro
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
A philosophical inquiry into the strengths and weaknesses of theism and naturalism in accounting for the emergence of consciousness, the visual imagination and aesthetic values. The authors begin by offering an account of modern scientific practice which gives a central place to the visual imagination and aesthetic values. They then move to test the explanatory power of naturalism and theism in accounting for consciousness and the very visual imagination and aesthetic values that lie behind and define modern science. Taliaferro and Evans argue that evolutionary biology alone is insufficient to account for consciousness, the visual imagination and aesthetic values. Insofar as naturalism is compelled to go beyond evolutionary biology, it does not fare as well as theism in terms of explanatory power.
Even a generous attempt to justify the uses of images in Buddhism and
Christianity by Roger Corless reproduces the basic assumption that “spiritualities
without images” are more profound than “spiritualities with images,” which are
prey to ...
Author: Fabio Rambelli
Publisher: A&C Black
This is a cross-cultural study of the multifaceted relations between Buddhism, its materiality, and instances of religious violence and destruction in East Asia, which remains a vast and still largely unexplored field of inquiry. Material objects are extremely important not just for Buddhist practice, but also for the conceptualization of Buddhist doctrines; yet, Buddhism developed ambivalent attitudes towards such need for objects, and an awareness that even the most sacred objects could be destroyed. After outlining Buddhist attitudes towards materiality and its vulnerability, the authors propose a different and more inclusive definition of iconoclasm-a notion that is normally not employed in discussions of East Asian religions. Case studies of religious destruction in East Asia are presented, together with a new theoretical framework drawn from semiotics and cultural studies, to address more general issues related to cultural value, sacredness, and destruction, in an attempt to understand instances in which the status and the meaning of the sacred in any given culture is questioned, contested, and ultimately denied, and how religious institutions react to those challenges.
In contrast, TV 2 uses an embellishing strategy regarding amateur images from
the 7/7 bombings. Whereas NRK uses the 'train video' only three times, TV 2 airs
it nine times during the day, in seven ofits bulletins. First at 14:55, an hour before
Author: Kari Papadopoulos
Publisher: Intellect Books
Category: Performing Arts
Modern technology has enabled anyone with a digital camera or cell phone to capture images of newsworthy events as they develop, and news organizations around the world increasingly depend on these amateur images for their coverage of unfolding events. However, with globalization facilitating wider circulation, critics have expressed strong concern over exactitude and objectivity. The first book on this topic, Amateur Images and Global News considers at length the ethical and professional issues that arise with the use of amateur images in the mainstream news media—as well as their role in producing knowledge and framing meanings of disasters in global and national contexts.
In this way , the reuse of past images and genres by the commercial film of the
period will be addressed . ... In fact , Badlands not only accosts the vacuity of
these supposed “ happy days ” , but also uses the image of the 1950s as an
Russian Popular Culture and the Picture Postcard 1880-1922 Alison Rowley. “
Days and Nights in Wartime ... Peter Burke, Eyewitnessing: The Uses of Images
as Historical Evidence (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, ), . Jorge Lewinski, The ...
Author: Alison Rowley
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
During the fin-de-siècle and early revolutionary eras, picture postcards were an important medium of communication for Russians of all backgrounds. In Open Letters, the most comprehensive study of Russian picture postcards to date, Alison Rowley uses this medium to explore a variety of aspects of Russian popular culture. The book is lavishly illustrated with more than 130 images, most of which have never been published before. Through her examinations of postcards, Rowley addresses a diverse range of topics: how landscape postcards conveyed notions of imperialism; the role of postcards in the rise of celebrity culture; depictions of the body on erotic and pornographic postcards; how postcards were employed to promote differing interpretations of the First World War; and the use of postcards by revolutionary groups seeking to overthrow the Tsarist government. Rowley determines the extent to which Russia was embedded in Europe-wide cultural trends by situating the Russian case within a larger European context.
In particular , Netherlands prints from the early modern period , combining text
and image , are an attractive didactic vehicle for the expression or ... The Uses of Images as Historical Evidence ( Ithaca , NY : Cornell University Press , 2001 ) .
Author: Josef Ehmer
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Taking a broad chronological approach to the subject, this book provides readers with a cutting-edge overview of research into the varying attitudes towards work and its place in pre-Industrial society. This volume takes a fresh and innovative approach to the history of ideas of work, concerning perceptions, attitudes, cultures and representations of work throughout Antiquity and the medieval and early modern periods. Focusing on developments in Europe, the contributors approach the subject from a variety of angles, considering aspects of work as described in literature, visual culture, and as perceived in economic theory.
Its potential uses are then discussed. 1 Introduction Wavelets, once used
primarily for compression, have found new uses for image content analysis. The
ability of the wavelet transform to isolate image energy concisely into spatial,
Author: Mohamed Kamel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR 2005, held in Toronto, Canada, in September 2005.The 153 revised full papers presented together with 2 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 295 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on image segmentation, image and video processing and analysis, image and video coding, shape and matching, image description and recognition, image retrieval and indexing, 3D imaging, morphology, colour analysis, texture analysis, motion analysis, tracking, biomedical applications, face recognition and biometrics, image secret sharing, single-sensor imaging, and real-time imaging.
Images of the West James G. Carrier. Occidentalism in the East: The Uses of the
West in the Politics and Anthropology of South Asia Jonathan Spencer We speak
of Eastern and Western culture. But if we analyse this concept against a ...
Author: James G. Carrier
Publisher: Clarendon Press
This is an investigation of Western cultural identity. It shows how people's images of themselves and others reflect the power that different groups in a society have to shape these images. The contributors describe these images in Western academic writing, popular Western culture, and societies outside the West, in this counterpart to Edward Said's Orientalism. - ;Occidentalism is an investigation of images of Western cultural identity. Edward Said's Orientalism revolutionized Western understanding of non-Western cultures by showing how Western projected images shaped the Occidental of the Orient, but those who follow Said have not until now reflected that understanding back onto Western societies. Occidentalism shows how images of the West shape people's conceptions of themselves and others, and how these images are in turn shaped by members of Western and non-Western societies alike. The contributors describe and explicate these images in a variety of areas, from Western academic writing to popular Western culture, from societies within and outside the West, to show how power and conflict shape such conceptions. -
... the constructed perceptions of the fifteenth - century viewers conditioned by
disparate visual , cultural , intellectual , spiritual and environmental contexts .
These perceptions were further affected by diverse attitudes toward the uses of images ...
Author: Dr Diana Hiller
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
The first monograph to appear in English on the Last Supper frescoes in Quattrocento Florence, this study examines the effect of gender on the contextualized perceptions of the male and female religious who viewed the Florentine Last Supper images. Using archival, literary and cultural sources, and by examining a wide range of contexts, Diana Hiller argues that the religious viewers’ perceptions of the refectory frescoes were gendered.
For an interesting argument about the promise and the limits of images, including
photographs, as historical evidence see Peter Burke, Eyewitnessing: The Uses of Images as Historical Evidence (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007).
Author: Thomas A. Tweed
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The National Shrine in Washington, DC has been deeply loved, blithely ignored, and passionately criticized. It has been praised as a "dazzling jewel" and dismissed as a "towering Byzantine beach ball." In this intriguing and inventive book, Thomas Tweed shows that the Shrine is also an illuminating site from which to tell the story of twentieth-century Catholicism. He organizes his narrative around six themes that characterize U.S. Catholicism, and he ties these themes to the Shrine's material culture--to images, artifacts, or devotional spaces. Thus he begins with the Basilica's foundation stone, weaving it into a discussion of "brick and mortar" Catholicism, the drive to build institutions. To highlight the Church's inclination to appeal to women, he looks at fund-raising for the Mary Memorial Altar, and he focuses on the Filipino oratory to Our Lady of Antipolo to illustrate the Church's outreach to immigrants. Throughout, he employs painstaking detective work to shine a light on the many facets of American Catholicism reflected in the shrine.