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A New Heartland: Women, Modernity, and the Agrarian Ideal in America

Janet Gallingani Casey

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195338959
eISBN:
9780199867103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338959.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book reconceptualizes American modernity by focusing on rurality and women. It challenges the notion of the city as the privileged site of modern experience, arguing that rurality—urbanity’s ... More


Barthes and the Visibility Turn: For a Non-Mimetic Image

Éric Marty

in Interdisciplinary Barthes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266670
eISBN:
9780191905391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266670.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

With Roland Barthes par Roland Barthes (1975), Barthes broke with a taboo on the image shared by most Modern thinkers: a Marxist and structuralist puritanism closely associated with a violent ... More


Picturing Barthes: The Photographic Construction of Authorship

Kathrin Yacavone

in Interdisciplinary Barthes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266670
eISBN:
9780191905391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266670.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Despite his infamous thesis of the ‘death of the author’ in the 1960s, in the last decade of his life, Roland Barthes developed a conception of authorship that brings together textual and ... More


Digital Applications in Entertainment Industries: Video Games and Photography

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand: Volume II: How Computers Changed the Work of American Financial, Telecommunications, Media, and Entertainment Industries

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165876
eISBN:
9780199789689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165876.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter describes the use of information technologies in two entertainment industries: video games and photography. It describes how the technology is used in the work of these industries ... More


Mapping Memory: Visuality, Affect, and Embodied Politics in the Americas

Kaitlin M. Murphy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282548
eISBN:
9780823284818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282548.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In Mapping Memory: Visuality, Affect, and Embodied Politics in the Americas, Kaitlin M. Murphy analyzes a range of visual memory practices that have emerged in opposition to political discourses and ... More


In Search of Victor: Transnationalism, Emotion, and War

Joy Damousi

in Total War: An Emotional History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266663
eISBN:
9780191905384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266663.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In October 1949, in the closing month of the Greek Civil War, a young soldier named Pandelis Klinkatsis was killed stepping on a landmine in Northern Greece. Pandelis was my uncle. The announcement ... More


Role of Media and Entertainment Industries in the U.S. Economy

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand: Volume II: How Computers Changed the Work of American Financial, Telecommunications, Media, and Entertainment Industries

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165876
eISBN:
9780199789689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165876.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter defines what makes up the media and entertainment industries in the economy, and how that has grown in size and importance over the past half century. It includes book publishing, ... More


Eternalizing the Moment: Artistic Projections of Time

Paul Crowther

in Defining Art, Creating the Canon: Artistic Value in an Era of Doubt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199210688
eISBN:
9780191705762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210688.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter addresses a much neglected issue: the importance of the artwork's relation to the momentary. It begins with a phenomenology of the Moment and introduces its links to style, image, and ... More


 The Power of Discourse: Representations of the Kumbh Mela, c. 1760–2001

Kama Maclean

in Pilgrimage and Power: The Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, 1765-1954

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338942
eISBN:
9780199867110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338942.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter presents a historiographical review and critique of textual sources documenting the mela (premodern, colonial Oxford, and contemporary accounts of the mela in a range of languages, but ... More


The Medium and the Message: Visual Reproduction and the āsana Revival

Mark Singleton

in Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395358
eISBN:
9780199777303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395358.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Hinduism

The argument in Chapter 8 is that modern postural practice cannot be understood without an examination of the technologies of visual reproduction. Advances in photography and print distribution ... More


Machines

Cathy Gutierrez

in Plato's Ghost: Spiritualism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195388350
eISBN:
9780199866472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388350.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Spiritualists believed that science would reveal the truths of their metaphysical claims and embraced medical and technological progress on all fronts. Spiritualist ritual was predicated on the ... More


The Potential for Image Analysis in Numismatics

Christopher J. Howgego

in Images and Artefacts of the Ancient World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262962
eISBN:
9780191734533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262962.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

The systematic study of coinage at the level of individually engraved die revolutionized numismatics; however the laborious nature of such work has severely limited its application. Die studies are ... More


The Type and the Gaze: Racial Photography as Scientific Evidence, 1876–1918

Amos Morris-Reich

in Race and Photography: Racial Photography as Scientific Evidence, 1876-1980

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226320748
eISBN:
9780226320915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226320915.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter One reconstructs the use of racial photography as scientific evidence between 1876 and 1922. It commences with the Dammann brothers' Atlas, in which “racial type” photographs illustrate races ... More


Documenting the Musical Event: Observation, Participation, Representation

Jonathan P. J. Stock

in Empirical Musicology: Aims, Methods, Prospects

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195167498
eISBN:
9780199867707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167498.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter reviews approaches to the empirical documentation of music as found in comparative musicology, folklore studies, and through the fifty-year history of ethnomusicology. Means of gathering ... More


Euonymon: The Agriculture and Economy of the Classical Athenian Deme

Alfonso Moreno

in Feeding the Democracy: The Athenian Grain Supply in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries BC

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228409
eISBN:
9780191711312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228409.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents a case study of the agriculture and economy of the large suburban deme Euonymon. Archaeological evidence from this deme and its neighbors on the southern Athenian plain and the ... More


Product Advertising and Self-Advertising

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter highlights commercial aspects of the cult of authorial celebrity. Well-known writers featured in product advertising, selling anything from toothpaste, pens, cigarettes, and pipe ... More


Finding a Voice

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

A rundown of the individual elements and artists that would join together to form the musical film. To create the songs, studios bought music publishers and hired songwriters to create lower-common ... More


Dark Lens: Imaging Germany, 1945

Françoise Meltzer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226625638
eISBN:
9780226625775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226625775.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book draws on literature and a never-before-seen cache of photographs taken by a member of the French Resistance (who is also the author's mother), immediately following the Allied bombing of ... More


Regarding the Real: Cinema, documentary, and the visual arts

Des O'Rawe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099663
eISBN:
9781526104137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099663.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Regarding the real: cinema, documentary, and the visual arts develops an approach to the study of documentary film focussing on its aesthetic and cultural relations to the modern visual arts, ... More


Reading and Responsibility: Deconstruction's Traces

Derek Attridge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640089
eISBN:
9780748652112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640089.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is the importance of deconstruction, and the writing of Jacques Derrida in particular, for literary criticism today? This book argues that the challenge of Derrida's work for our understanding ... More


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