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Memory, Metaphor, and Aby Warburg's Atlas of Images

Christopher D. Johnson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477423
eISBN:
9780801464065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477423.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The work of German cultural theorist and art historian Aby Warburg (1866–1929) has had a lasting effect on how we think about images. This book focuses on his last project, the encyclopedic Atlas of ... More


Set in Stone

Robert DeCaroli

in Haunting the Buddha: Indian Popular Religion and the Formation of Buddhism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195168389
eISBN:
9780199835133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168380.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Images of popular demigods and minor deities are shown to dominate the decoration of early Buddhist sites to the exclusion of almost any other subject matter. In particular, an iconographic study of ... More


Alfred Antony Francis Gell 1945–1997

Alan Macfarlane

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263020
eISBN:
9780191734199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263020.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

Alfred Gell was widely regarded as one of the most interesting thinkers in the world in the field of the anthropology of art. His life and writings provide an interesting insight into the fashions ... More


The Face That Launched a Thousand Lawsuits: The American Women Who Forged a Right to Privacy

Jessica Lake

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300214222
eISBN:
9780300225303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214222.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The advent of the photographic and cinematic camera in the mid to late 19th century caused new harms to individuals (particularly women), which existing laws (copyright, defamation, trespass) were ... More


Travelling Images: Looking across the borderlands of art, media and visual culture

Anna Dahlgren

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526126641
eISBN:
9781526139016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126641.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Travelling images critically examines the migrations and transformations of images as they travel between different image communities. It consists of four case studies covering the period 1870–2010 ... More


Preface

Steve Woolgar

in Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262525381
eISBN:
9780262319157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262525381.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter comprises brief commentaries by seven authors with long-standing and formative roles in studies of representational practice. Lorraine Daston speaks of intractable conceptual problems ... More


Summoning Knowledge in Plato's Republic

Nicholas D. Smith

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198842835
eISBN:
9780191878756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842835.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book argues for four main theses: (1) The Republic is not just a work that has a lot to say about education; it is a book that depicts Socrates as attempting to engage his interlocutors in such ... More


Miles in 3-D: Images of Bitches Brew

Victor Svorinich

in Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

Using new commentary from the people behind the lens blended with revealing photographs, this chapter examines the visual narrative of Bitches Brew. Although the sessions were never shot, Miles Davis ... More


Introduction: addressing the other woman

Kimberly Lamm

in Addressing the other woman: Textual correspondences in feminist art and writing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526121264
eISBN:
9781526136176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526121264.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter introduces the importance of text and images of writing for feminist art practices in the late 1960s and 1970s. Beginning with the 2008 exhibition WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, ... More


Under the surface of the village: public and private negotiations of urban space in Manchester

Michael Atkins

in Realising the City: Urban Ethnography in Manchester

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526100733
eISBN:
9781526132376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100733.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Combining narratives of success and community with imagery and maps characterises and regulates Manchester’s Gay Village as a distinct, bordered, hedonistic and particularly tolerant place. This ... More


Urban futures and competing trajectories for Manchester city centre

Elisa Pieri

in Realising the City: Urban Ethnography in Manchester

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526100733
eISBN:
9781526132376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100733.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on Manchester city centre to argue that exploring the futures that different stakeholders envisage for the city centre reveals tensions that are otherwise glossed over. ... More


Privacy for Profit and a Right of Publicity

Jessica Lake

in The Face That Launched a Thousand Lawsuits: The American Women Who Forged a Right to Privacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300214222
eISBN:
9780300225303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214222.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter charts the evolution of a right to privacy to a “right of publicity” in US law and argues that if a right to privacy is recognized as a doctrine primarily used by women to control their ... More


Introduction: travelling images

Anna Dahlgren

in Travelling Images: Looking across the borderlands of art, media and visual culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526126641
eISBN:
9781526139016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126641.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The introduction expands on the rationale, aim and layout of the book. It also the develops the core concepts of the book, such as image, art world, borderlands, and image ecology. The notion ‘art ... More


Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Dick Houtman and Birgit Meyer (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This volume addresses the relation between religion and things. That relation has long been conceived in antagonistic terms, privileging spirit above matter, belief above ritual and objects, meaning ... More


After cultural theory: the power of images, the lure of immediacy1

Janet Wolff

in Beyond text?: Critical practices and sensory anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719085055
eISBN:
9781526109958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085055.003.0019
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Janet Wolff’s concluding chapter for Beyond text? identifies the academic trends behind the aesthetic attitudes towards the celebration of the image and image making in the humanities as: the turn to ... More


Introduction

Nicholas D. Smith

in Summoning Knowledge in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198842835
eISBN:
9780191878756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842835.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Distinguishes between Plato’s conceptions of education, knowledge, and truth from those more familiar in contemporary philosophy. Specifically, argues that knowledge is not a species of true belief, ... More


Images of Justice

Nicholas D. Smith

in Summoning Knowledge in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198842835
eISBN:
9780191878756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842835.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Gives a close analysis of two of Plato’s most controversial images: the analogy of the soul and state and the suggestion that the rulers will have to lie to the citizenry, including especially the ... More


The Divided Line

Nicholas D. Smith

in Summoning Knowledge in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198842835
eISBN:
9780191878756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842835.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Explains Plato’s famous (and very controversial) image of the divided line. Also explains why what Plato says about this image is not amenable to consistent interpretation, thus revealing its own ... More


Some Closing Remarks

Nicholas D. Smith

in Summoning Knowledge in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198842835
eISBN:
9780191878756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842835.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Reviews the main arguments of the book, and considers how these reveal how Plato fashions his work in such a way as to summon the power of knowledge in his readers through the use of images that ... More


Portraits That Matter: King Chulalongkorn Objects and the Sacred World of Thai-ness

Irene Stengs

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the role of mass-produced portraits of the Siamese King Chulalongkorn (Rama V, r. 1868–1910) in a personality cult that emerged in the 1990s among the urban Thai middle class ... More


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