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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


Comics Monsters: Per Monstra ad Astra

Maaheen Ahmed

in Monstrous Imaginaries: The Legacy of Romanticism in Comics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825261
eISBN:
9781496825315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825261.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This concluding chapter traces the forms of rebelliousness discernible in comics monsters by highlighting the rebellious romantic heritage ensconced in the comics medium itself. It summarizes the ... More


Spectacle and Trumpism: An Embodied Assemblage Approach

Jacob C. Miller

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529212501
eISBN:
9781529212532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529212501.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book offers a new perspective on the theory of spectacle to explain the rise of Donald Trump and Trumpism in American society and politics. While Trump is inseparable from the existence of a ... More


Romantic Monsters: A Brief History

Maaheen Ahmed

in Monstrous Imaginaries: The Legacy of Romanticism in Comics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825261
eISBN:
9781496825315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825261.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The second chapter elaborates on the history of Romantic monsters and their connections to comics monsters as well as the medium of comics. It describes the context of the burgeoning romantic visual ... More


Monstre: Monstrous Fluidity

Maaheen Ahmed

in Monstrous Imaginaries: The Legacy of Romanticism in Comics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825261
eISBN:
9781496825315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825261.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter begins by drawing out the similarities between Baudelairian Romanticism—especially the Baudelairian monster, ennui—and the protagonists and aesthetics of Enki Bilal’s Monstretetralogy. ... More


The Crow: Spectacularity and Emotionality

Maaheen Ahmed

in Monstrous Imaginaries: The Legacy of Romanticism in Comics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825261
eISBN:
9781496825315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825261.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter shows how both the content and the structure of The Crow illustrate the notion that the monster is an embodiment of affect and representative of ruptures with logic and chaos. The Crow ... More


Divining Nature: Aesthetics of Enchantment in Enlightenment France

Tili Boon Cuillé

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781503613362
eISBN:
9781503614178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503613362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The Enlightenment remains widely associated with the rise of scientific progress and the loss of religious faith, a dual tendency that is thought to have contributed to the disenchantment of the ... More


The Convergence of Popular Music-Film: Zhang Yimou-Zhao Jiping and Spectacles of Sound

Ying Xiao

in China in the Mix: Cinema, Sound, and Popular Culture in the Age of Globalization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812605
eISBN:
9781496812643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812605.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter revisits Zhang Yimou’s Red Sorghum (1987) and highlights the film’s innovative employments of sound as metaphor and spectacle that speak to the larger issues of gender, sexuality, ... 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


The Cinematic Kon-Tiki Expeditions: Realism, Spectacle, and the Migration of Nordic Cinema

Benjamin Bigelow

in Nordic Film Cultures and Cinemas of Elsewhere

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474438056
eISBN:
9781474476591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438056.003.0029
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates cinematic strategies used to depict Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon-Tiki expedition of 1947 on screen. The critical discourse surrounding Heyerdahl’s 1950 documentary film has centered ... More


Introduction

Jacob C. Miller

in Spectacle and Trumpism: An Embodied Assemblage Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529212501
eISBN:
9781529212532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529212501.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The introduction lays the philosophical foundations for the study by discussing Guy Debord’s “The Society of the Spectacle” and relevant critiques. To reconstruct this theoretical approach, the ... More


Eugene O’Neill: Superpersonalisation and Racial Spectacularism

Geneva M. Gano

in The Little Art Colony and US Modernism: Carmel, Provincetown, Taos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439756
eISBN:
9781474490955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439756.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Playwright Eugene O’Neill jumpstarted his career and had his first major successes in and from the little art colony in Provincetown; this chapter focuses on O’Neill, the Provincetown Players’ most ... 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


The Magical Metropolis

Melissa Dickson

in Cultural Encounters with the Arabian Nights in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474443647
eISBN:
9781474477055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443647.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to the science of stagecraft, and to the endless recreations and adaptations of the wonders, magic, and treasures of the Arabian Nights that took place within the shows culture of ... More


Empire of Ruins: American Culture, Photography, and the Spectacle of Destruction

Miles Orvell

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190491604
eISBN:
9780197523285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491604.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Empire of Ruins explores the meaning of ruins in American culture, from the mid-nineteenth century to the twenty-first century, arguing that photographs have been the chief means by which the ... 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


Post-revolution Nostalgia: Memory as Performance

Jing Meng

in Fragmented Memories and Screening Nostalgia for the Cultural Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9789888528462
eISBN:
9789888053490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528462.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 2 looks into the film Youth, which chronicles the lives of several performers in a military art troupe throughout the decades and focuses on coming- of-age romance. Similar to Under the ... 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


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