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The Medium and the Message: Visual Reproduction and the āsana Revival

Mark Singleton

in Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395358
eISBN:
9780199777303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395358.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Hinduism

The argument in Chapter 8 is that modern postural practice cannot be understood without an examination of the technologies of visual reproduction. Advances in photography and print distribution ... More


Machines

Cathy Gutierrez

in Plato's Ghost: Spiritualism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195388350
eISBN:
9780199866472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388350.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Spiritualists believed that science would reveal the truths of their metaphysical claims and embraced medical and technological progress on all fronts. Spiritualist ritual was predicated on the ... More


Spaces of Refusal: Photophobic Spirits and the Technical Medium of Photography

Heike Behrend

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the West, photography and spirit, far from being opposites, have been seen as peculiarly analogous and adapted to one another. Since the beginning of spirit photography in the 1860s, the camera, ... More


Picturing Faith: Photography and the Great Depression

Colleen McDannell

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104301
eISBN:
9780300130072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104301.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the midst of the Great Depression, the American government initiated one of the most ambitious national photographic projects ever undertaken. Such photographers as Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, ... More


Media and Manifestation: The Aesthetics and Politics of Plenitude in Central India

Christopher Pinney

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The political claims made by a Dalit (ex-Untouchable) medium in central India lie at the heart of this paper. They encompass the political potentiality of manifestation, and the liberating ... More


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