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The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship

Jeffrey Edward Green

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195372649
eISBN:
9780199871711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372649.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

For centuries it has been assumed that democracy must refer to the empowerment of the People's voice. This pioneering book makes the case for considering the People as an ocular entity rather than a ... More


Forgetting Lot's Wife: On Destructive Spectatorship

Martin Harries

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227334
eISBN:
9780823241026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227334.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Can looking at disaster and mass death destroy us? This book provides a theory and a fragmentary history of destructive spectatorship in the twentieth century. Its subject is the notion that the ... More


Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life

Lisa Siraganian

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796557
eISBN:
9780199932542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796557.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book challenges deeply held critical beliefs about the meaning—in particular the political meaning—of modernism’s commitment to the work of art as an object detached from the world. Ranging over ... More


The Shape of Spectatorship: Art, Science, and Early Cinema in Germany

Scott Curtis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231134033
eISBN:
9780231508636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231134033.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Scott Curtis draws our eye to the role of scientific, medical, educational, and aesthetic observation in shaping modern spectatorship. Focusing on the nontheatrical use of motion picture technology ... More


An Eyeminded People: Spectatorship in Dos Passos's U.S.A.

Michael North

in Camera Works: Photography and the Twentieth-Century Word

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173567
eISBN:
9780199787906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173567.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the Camera Eye sections of Dos Passos's trilogy — which turn out to be a great deal less visual than is commonly supposed — as a key to the trilogy as a whole. What Dos Passos ... More


Philosophy and the Ethical Significance of Spectatorship: An Introduction to Ethics at the Cinema

Ward E. Jones

in Ethics at the Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.003.0000
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

While the papers in Part 1 of Ethics at the Cinema wear their philosophical and ethical credentials on their sleeves, those in Part 2 raise difficult questions: What is the significance of a reading ... More


Between Observation and Spectatorship: Medicine, Movies, and Mass Culture

Scott Curtis

in The Shape of Spectatorship: Art, Science, and Early Cinema in Germany

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231134033
eISBN:
9780231508636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231134033.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter Two examines the use of film as a medical research tool in Germany from the 1890s to 1914. It argues that the advocacy and use of film by medical researchers displayed their ideals and ... More


The Taste of a Nation: Educating the Senses and Sensibilities of Film Spectators

Scott Curtis

in The Shape of Spectatorship: Art, Science, and Early Cinema in Germany

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231134033
eISBN:
9780231508636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231134033.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter Three examines the use of film as an educational tool in Germany from 1907 to 1914. It argues that film reformers borrowed conceptions of spectatorship from expert understandings of child ... More


The Global Taste for Queer

Hiram Pérez

in A Taste For Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479818655
eISBN:
9781479846757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479818655.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter situates Tomas Gutiérrez Alea’s film Fresa y chocolate (1993) next to José Martí’s essay, “Nuestra America” (1891), in order to explore the entanglements of race and sexuality in each ... More


The Feel-Bad Film

Nikolaj Lübecker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748697977
eISBN:
9781474412209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697977.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In recent years some of the most innovative European and American directors have made films that place the spectator in a position of intense discomfort: Feel-Bad Films. Systematically manipulating ... More


Aesthetics and Politics in Contemporary Black Film Theory

Tommy L. Lott

in Film Theory and Philosophy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159216
eISBN:
9780191673566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159216.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter aims to question the aesthetic merit of a black film as this is sometimes treated as inseparable from questions regarding the film's political perspective. This chapter makes several ... More


Raymond Bellour: Cinema and the Moving Image

Hilary Radner and Alistair Fox

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422888
eISBN:
9781474444767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422888.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This volume offers a succinct and clear account of the evolution of the work of noted French scholar Raymond Bellour (b. 1939) as expressed in his most important publications in the areas of cinema ... More


The Stadium Century: Sport, Spectatorship and Mass Society in Modern France

Robert W. Lewis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526106247
eISBN:
9781526120816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106247.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The stadium century traces the history of stadia and mass spectatorship in modern France from the vélodromes of the late nineteenth century to the construction of the Stade de France before the 1998 ... More


“Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees,” or Connoisseurship in Screendance

Douglas Rosenberg

in Screendance: Inscribing the Ephemeral Image

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199772612
eISBN:
9780199949670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772612.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter reconsiders connoisseurship and its possible relationship to screendance. The chapter focuses on spectatorship, the audience and the role of connoisseurship, the phenomena in which ... More


Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s

Elena Gorfinkel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900175
eISBN:
9781452957708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900175.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation’s Cinema Scenes of Looking examines the efflorescence of American sexploitation films in the United States in the years between 1960 and 1972. Approximately ... More


Dancefilm as Gestural Exchange

Erin Brannigan

in Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195367232
eISBN:
9780199894178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367232.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

The final chapter looks at the unifying tendencies across the breadth of dancefilm practice and the relationship between dancefilm and the spectator. It is based on Jean‐François Lyotard's essay, ... More


Ethics, Identity, and Community in Later Roman Declamation

Neil W. Bernstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199964116
eISBN:
9780199346042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964116.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Major Declamations are a collection of nineteen full-length Latin speeches attributed in antiquity to the rhetorician Quintilian, but most likely composed by a group of authors in the second and ... More


Fiery Cinema: The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945

Weihong Bao

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681334
eISBN:
9781452950655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681334.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cinema in modern China was a dynamic entity, not strictly tied to one media technology, one mode of operation, or one system of aesthetic code. It was, in Weihong Bao’s term, an affective medium, a ... More


Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture

Thomas F. DeFrantz

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301717
eISBN:
9780199850648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301717.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

In the early 1960s, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was a small, multi-racial company of dancers that performed the works of its founding choreographer and other emerging artists. By the late ... More


Gender and Spectatorship

Thomas F. DeFrantz

in Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301717
eISBN:
9780199850648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301717.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the issues of gender and spectatorship in Alvin Ailey's concert dances. Though Ailey's dances generally suggest an egalitarian configuration of female and male physical ... More


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