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Why Visuals Matter

Maria Elizabeth Grabe and Erik Page Bucy

in Image Bite Politics: News and the Visual Framing of Elections

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195372076
eISBN:
9780199893478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372076.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter surveys a vast terrain of theory, findings, and history, in order to diagnose the origins and interrogate the legitimacy of neglecting the visual dimension of television news. Although ... More


Taking Television Seriously

Maria Elizabeth Grabe and Erik Page Bucy

in Image Bite Politics: News and the Visual Framing of Elections

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195372076
eISBN:
9780199893478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372076.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Over the past four decades, television news has become the primary source of political information for a majority of Americans and, as that reliance has grown, the most credible, appealing, ... More


Visual Influence

Maria Elizabeth Grabe and Erik Page Bucy

in Image Bite Politics: News and the Visual Framing of Elections

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195372076
eISBN:
9780199893478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372076.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The preceding chapters have built a theoretical and data-driven case for why news visuals in general, and image bites in particular, should be considered for their persuasive influence and taken more ... More


Space in Discourse

Theo Van Leeuwen

in Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323306
eISBN:
9780199869251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323306.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Arguing that our understandings of space are always constructed in relation to, and on the basis of, the spatial framings of social practices, hence also on the way bodies are positioned in space, ... More


The Visual Representation ofSocial Actors

Theo Van Leeuwen

in Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323306
eISBN:
9780199869251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323306.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter adapts the framework for analyzing the representation of social actors (cf. chapter 2) to the domain of visual communication. After discussing the critical import of analyzing ... More


Associative Networks, Focus of Attention, and Analogue Communication

Torben Grodal

in Moving Pictures: A New Theory of Film Genres, Feelings, and Cognition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159834
eISBN:
9780191673719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159834.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter demonstrates the means by which visual communication relies on attention hierarchies structured as associative networks. It discusses the ways in which central mental models rely on ... More


Advances in the Sign-Language Development of Deaf Children

Brenda Schick, Marc Marschark, and Patricia Elizabeth Spencer (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195180947
eISBN:
9780199893737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180947.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

Humans' first languages may have been expressed through sign. Today, sign languages have been found around the world, including communities that do not have access to education or literacy. In ... More


Explanations in Gesture, Diagram, and Word

Barbara Tversky, Julie Heiser, Paul Lee, and Marie‐Paule Daniel

in Spatial Language and Dialogue

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554201
eISBN:
9780191721236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554201.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Explanations are multimodal. This chapter looks at the semantic and pragmatic parallels and contrasts of the three modes in explaining routes or assembly. Deictic and iconic gestures and schematic ... More


Images and Empires: Visuality in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa

Paul Landau and Susan Griffin (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229488
eISBN:
9780520927292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229488.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Figurative images have long played a critical, if largely unexamined, role in Africa—mediating relationships between the colonizer and the colonized, the state and the individual, and the global and ... More


Numbering Our Days in Los Angeles, USA

Joshua Glick

in Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520293700
eISBN:
9780520966918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293700.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers more resistant forms of national remembrance than those created for the bicentennial celebrations. As Hollywood docudrama incorporated minorities into a streamlined vision of ... More


Graphic Signs of Authority in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, 300-900

Ildar Garipzanov

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198815013
eISBN:
9780191852848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815013.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Historiography

This book presents a cultural history of graphic signs such as the sign of the cross, christograms, monograms, and other graphic devices, examining how they were employed to relate to and interact ... More


All the King's Men

Vera S. Candiani

in Dreaming of Dry Land: Environmental Transformation in Colonial Mexico City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788052
eISBN:
9780804791076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788052.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the first push for changes in the Desagüe during the eighteenth century, when oidores and military engineers drew the project into both the efforts of the Bourbons to rein in ... More


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