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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


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


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