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Ideologies of the Anesthetic:: Acupuncture, Photography, and the Material Image

Eric Hayot

in The Hypothetical Mandarin: Sympathy, modernity, and Chinese Pain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377965
eISBN:
9780199869435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377965.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Asian History

This chapter begins by reading the controversy of Michelangelo Antonioni's 1974 documentary film, China and Pearl S. Buck's China: Past and Present (1972). Moving from Antonioni's filming of a ... More


The Sontag Effect

Michael Kelly

in A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152921
eISBN:
9780231526784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152921.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the so-called Sontag Effect and its positive implications for the regeneration of aesthetics. Susan Sontag's writings since the 1960s are primarily concerned with the ... More


Naming the New: Susan Sontag 1964

George Cotkin

in Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

This chapter discusses how Sontag, along with Tom Wolfe, described the change in American culture and called it “the New Sensibility.” For Sontag, it was largely about surface, a refusal to ... More


Vulnerability

John Barry

in The Politics of Actually Existing Unsustainability: Human Flourishing in a Climate-Changed, Carbon Constrained World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695393
eISBN:
9780191738982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695393.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Vulnerability and associated concepts such as dependence, are relatively little-used terms within mainstream political theory. Self-consciously working within an eco-feminist perspective, this ... More


The Dewey Effect

Michael Kelly

in A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152921
eISBN:
9780231526784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152921.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book examines the critiques that have been applied to the idea of aesthetics and have often focused on art's treatment of beauty or the autonomy of art, giving rise to an anti-aesthetic stance ... More


Tough Enough: Arbus, Arendt, Didion, McCarthy, Sontag, Weil

Deborah Nelson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226457772
eISBN:
9780226457949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457949.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book identifies Diane Arbus, Hannah Arendt, Joan Didion, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, and Simone Weil as a counter tradition of unsentimental writing and art that stands between the cultures of ... More


The Pop Effect

Michael Kelly

in A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152921
eISBN:
9780231526784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152921.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the nascent collaboration between aesthetics and contemporary art by focusing on the critical reception of the emergence of American Pop art in the early 1960s by four ... More


A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art

Michael Kelly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152921
eISBN:
9780231526784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152921.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book examines the motivations for the critiques that have been applied to the idea of aesthetics and argues that theorists and artists now hunger for a new kind of aesthetics, one better ... More


Three Elegies for Susan Sontag

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0055
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Susan Sontag’s views about art, politics, and death. In the title chapter of her first collection, Against Interpretation, Sontag combined a formidable erudition about the ... More


Experience

Patrick Hayes

in Philip Roth: Fiction and Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199689125
eISBN:
9780191795305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689125.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In Against Interpretation (1966), Susan Sontag argued that art should be valued less for the kinds of knowledge it might create, than for the kinds of experience it makes possible. Roth was ... More


Beyond Susan Sontag: The Seduction of Psychological Torture

Alfred W. McCoy

in Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153591
eISBN:
9780231526975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153591.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) use of psychological and physical torture. It also reflects on the unreleased photographs from Abu Ghraib prison and the sexual nature ... More


Diane Arbus: A Feeling for the Camera

Deborah Nelson

in Tough Enough: Arbus, Arendt, Didion, McCarthy, Sontag, Weil

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226457772
eISBN:
9780226457949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457949.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Located in the documentary tradition by both John Szarchowski and Susan Sontag, Diane Arbus's photography has elicited decades of questions about her compassion. This chapter looks to Arbus's own ... More


Empathy and Ethics

Anne Whitehead

in Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction: An Intervention in Medical Humanities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748686186
eISBN:
9781474438728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686186.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter outlines a second key context for the resurgence of interest in empathy: the rapid growth of interest in human rights discourses in the early twenty-first century. The first section, ... More


The Bitter Fruits of Anticommunism

Alan M. Wald

in New York Intellectuals: The Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left From the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635941
eISBN:
9781469635965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635941.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The legacy of the Cold War Liberalism, to which many intellectuals were drawn, comes in for a harsh critique in this chapter. Following a look at the post-1960s political transformations of Susan ... More


Roman Pestilence: Tenor and Vehicle

Hunter H. Gardner

in Pestilence and the Body Politic in Latin Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198796428
eISBN:
9780191837708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796428.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses the tradition of plague writing in antiquity and outlines the innovations that Roman epic poets have made within the discourse. It observes a distinction between eyewitness ... More


Can They Hear?

James Kelly

in Where Night Is Day: The World of the ICU

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451683
eISBN:
9780801467653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451683.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter considers one question that a family of the patient in the intensive care unit (ICU) wants to ask: whether the doctor can hear. It first discusses Michel de Certeau's claim that people ... More


Introduction

Spencer Ackerman

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0045
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This section contains chapters written in the early twenty-first century. In one chapter Willis confronts the “mantra” that desiring peace is an amulet against a predatory world—a powerful rejection ... More


Philip Roth and Ethics Talk

Patrick Hayes

in Philip Roth: Fiction and Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199689125
eISBN:
9780191795305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689125.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter situates Roth in relation to the wider discussion of literary value in post-war America. This includes the legacy of Hegelian thinking, particularly with reference to New ... More


Revisiting Chopin’s Tubercular Song, or, An Opera in the Making

David Kasunic

in Chopin and His World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691177755
eISBN:
9781400889006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177755.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines a crucially important but overlooked aspect of Chopin's biography—the link between his illness and his perceived singing, and that what seems to occasion this singing is a ... More


Telling the Truth, Changing the World: Woolf’s War Photographs and Manning’s Collateral Murder Video

Lida Maxwell

in Insurgent Truth: Chelsea Manning and the Politics of Outsider Truth-Telling

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190920029
eISBN:
9780190920067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190920029.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Chapter 5 argues that Manning’s leaking of the Collateral Murder video may have changed, or be at work in changing, the world. Mobilizing a reading of Virginia Woolf’s use of war photographs in Three ... More


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