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Architects of Buddhist Leisure: Socially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia's Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks

Justin Thomas McDaniel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824865986
eISBN:
9780824873738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865986.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhism, usually described as an austere religion which condemns desire, promotes denial, and idealizes the monastic and contemplative life, actually has a thriving leisure culture. Creative ... More


Crucibles of liberty and ruin

Katy Layton-Jones

in Beyond the Metropolis: The changing image of urban Britain, 1780-1880

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099694
eISBN:
9781526104038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099694.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In chapter five, attention turns to nineteenth-century attempts to represent the increasingly incendiary politics of urban Britain. The long nineteenth century was a period of significant political ... More


Writing In the Wake of 9/11

Catherine Morley

in American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626014
eISBN:
9780748670673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626014.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Focusing on long and short prose pieces which emerged in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, this chapter traces the shift from writers’ personal responses to the events to ... More


Contemporary Action Cinema

Lisa Purse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638178
eISBN:
9780748670857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638178.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Action cinema is a popular and familiar form that reflects the cultural, industrial and historical landscape from which it emerges. This study analyses action cinema's pleasures and complexities in ... More


Immersive spectatorship at the panorama and the aesthetics of the sublime

Hélène Ibata

in The challenge of the sublime: From Burke's Philosophical Enquiry to British Romantic art

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526117397
eISBN:
9781526136114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117397.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

Chapter 5 focuses on what appears to be one of the most conscious responses to the Burkean challenge: the invention of the panorama by the Irish-Scottish painter Robert Barker in the late 1780s. By ... More


Immanent Surface: Art and the Demand for Signification

Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield

in Nancy and the Political

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748683178
eISBN:
9781474408684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683178.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

For Jean-Luc Nancy there appear to be three ways in which art today is contemporary: conceptual non-identity with itself, being in tune with its own questioning, above all a political signification. ... More


Towards Everyday Consumption and Production: Approaching Music Audiences and Performances

Dan Laughey

in Music and Youth Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623808
eISBN:
9780748653034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623808.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter follows on closely from the previous one by seeking to conceptualise music consumption and its necessary ‘other’ — production — within a paradigmatic framework that suspends orthodox ... More


Biopolitics/Foucault II: Statements on the New Media

Brett Levinson

in Market and Thought: Meditations on the Political and Biopolitical

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223848
eISBN:
9780823235421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223848.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Like many before him, Foucault draws a strong connection between language and death. He describes the aversion of discourse in similar terms which he later used to posit the biopolitical “ban” on ... More


Narrative and the action film

Lisa Purse

in Contemporary Action Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638178
eISBN:
9780748670857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638178.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues against action cinema's reputation for narrative paucity, by demonstrating the ways in which the action film is highly narratively communicative. Using Avatar and I, Robot as case ... More


The action sequence

Lisa Purse

in Contemporary Action Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638178
eISBN:
9780748670857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638178.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the aesthetic tendencies evident in the construction of the contemporary action sequence, exploring what might be at stake in their inclusion and popularity, and the ways in ... More


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