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“Jesus Was Not a Weak Fairy”: Chick Tracts and the Visual Culture of Evangelical Fear

Jason C. Bivins

in Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340815
eISBN:
9780199867158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340815.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The first of the book's four case studies examines the long‐standing cartoon ministry of Californian Jack Chick. Situating Chick's work in the history of the comics genre and in the visual culture of ... More


Urban Creations: The Cultural Ecology of Composite Animals

David Wengrow

in The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159041
eISBN:
9781400848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159041.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter considers the cultural ecology of composite animals. Paleolithic and Neolithic societies sometimes created durable images of composite beings, and the few surviving candidates have often ... More


Seeing Like a Family: Fetal Ultrasound Images and Imaginings of Kin

Sallie Han

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Based on an anthropological study of the childbearing experiences in the United States, this chapter examines the importance and meaning of fetal ultrasound imaging, or sonograms, for the American ... More


Building Socialism at Home: Remaking Interiors and Citizens

Paul Betts

in Within Walls: Private Life in the German Democratic Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199208845
eISBN:
9780191594755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208845.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History, Economic History

Recent years have witnessed growing academic interest in material culture as a particularly rewarding approach to reinterpreting the German past. That Germany served as one of the twentieth century's ... More


. Introduction: Popular Culture, Racialized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Carol Magee

in Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter introduces the intrinsic purpose and aim of the book: the imagining of Africa through popular culture. The book focuses on three case studies, each of which has repackaged African visual ... More


Introduction

Ana Carden‐Coyne

in Reconstructing the Body: Classicism, Modernism, and the First World War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199546466
eISBN:
9780191720659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546466.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The story of the First World War is usually about suffering and traumatic memories. This introductory chapter sets out the main themes of the book, exploring the ways in which people recovered from ... More


The Material and Visual Culture of British India

Christopher Pinney

in India and the British Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199259885
eISBN:
9780191744587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259885.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

Proposing a sideways move from approaches to the ‘cultural technologies’ of colonialism, which continue to relegate representation to a secondary ‘super-structural’ status, the essay explores a ... More


Timely Images: Chinese Art and Festival Display: Elsley Zeitlyn Lecture on Chinese Archaeology and Culture

Jan Stuart

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on Chinese art and festival display given at the British Academy's 2009 Elsley Zeitlyn Lecture on Chinese Archaeology and Culture. This text suggests that ... More


Heroes and Paupers

Margot Minardi

in Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195379372
eISBN:
9780199869152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379372.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

With a focus on early representations of the Boston Massacre and the Battle of Bunker Hill, this chapter argues that the individuals publicly honored as heroes of the Revolutionary War in the period ... More


Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Radicalized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Carol Magee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031526
eISBN:
9781617031533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031526.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the American world, the presence of African culture is sometimes fully embodied and sometimes leaves only a trace. This book explores this presence, examining Mattel’s world of Barbie, the 1996 ... More


Reclaiming Femininity: Antigone's ‘Choice’ in Art and Art History

Martina Meyer

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Feminist responses to Antigone's choice to rebel against masculine authority have largely refocused the text as a discourse of gender difference in order to expose patriarchy's victimization of ... More


With His ‘Mind-Guided Camera’: J. M. Synge, J. J. Clarke, and the Visual Politics of Edwardian Street Photography

Justin Carville

in Synge and Edwardian Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609888
eISBN:
9780191731778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609888.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines John Millington Synge’s use of photography in late Victorian and Edwardian Ireland. Drawing on the writings of Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin, the chapter discusses Synge’s ... More


Introduction

Klaus Hentschel

in Mapping the Spectrum: Techniques of Visual Representation in Research and Teaching

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198509530
eISBN:
9780191709050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509530.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This introductory chapter begins with a survey of the rapidly expanding study of visual representations in science, followed by a discussion of spectroscopy as a prime example of a visual science ... More


Šāpūr I, King of Kings of Iran and Non-Iran

Matthew P. Canepa

in The Two Eyes of the Earth: Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257276
eISBN:
9780520944572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257276.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

Šāpūr I's prodigious military successes and innovations in Sasanian kingship had a great impact on Sasanian royal identity and visual culture for this reason, as well as the fact that his reign, of ... More


Introduction

Hentschel Klaus

in Visual Cultures in Science and Technology: A Comparative History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198717874
eISBN:
9780191787546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717874.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter provides a detailed survey of the vast literature on visual cultures in science, technology and medicine, starting with the term ‘culture’ and then portraying the concept of ‘scopic ... More


Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Ruth Craggs and Claire Wintle (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

What were the distinctive cultures of decolonisation that emerged in the years between 1945 and 1970, and what can they uncover about the complexities of the ‘end of empire’ as a process? Cultures of ... More


Contested Images of Sacral Kingship and New Expressions of Triumph

Matthew P. Canepa

in The Two Eyes of the Earth: Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257276
eISBN:
9780520944572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257276.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

Šāpūr I's rock reliefs and Galerius's palatial structures capitalized on actual victories over specific—even identifiable—sovereigns to craft the royal self-image. After the late third century, in ... More


Archives of Embodiment: VISUAL CULTURE AND THE PRACTICE OF SCORE READING

Victoria Watts

in Dance on Its Own Terms: Histories and Methodologies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199939985
eISBN:
9780199333134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939985.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Dance

“Archives of Embodiment: Visual Culture and the Practice of Score Reading” moves from an inward, dance-specific perspective to make larger claims about several notation systems emerging from the ... More


Embodied Eye: Religious Visual Culture and the Social Life of Feeling

David Morgan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520272224
eISBN:
9780520952140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272224.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This book builds on the author’s previous groundbreaking work to offer this new, systematically integrated theory of the study of religion as visual culture. Providing key tools for scholars across ... More


‘The fineness of things’: the Deep Mapping Projects of Tim Robinson’s Art and Writings, 1969–72

Nessa Cronin

in Unfolding Irish Landscapes: Tim Robinson, culture and environment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992781
eISBN:
9781526104427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992781.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Nessa Cronin argues that Robinson’s overall work can be regarded as a practice of deep mapping. With a focus on two sets of artworks from his early career (Moonfield and To the Centre), as well as ... More


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