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Visual Literacy and Catholic Studies

JAMES T. FISHER and MARGARET M. MCGUINNESS

in The Catholic Studies Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234103
eISBN:
9780823240906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234103.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that acquisition of visual literacy should enjoy a high priority in Catholic Studies practice, not simply because of the Catholic Church's familiar role in fostering visual arts, ... More


Of Children, Objects, and Seeing: An Introduction

Jamal J. Elias

in Alef Is for Allah: Childhood, Emotion, and Visual Culture in Islamic Societies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520290075
eISBN:
9780520964402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290075.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter outlines the aims of the book and introduces its methodology. It explores the notion of childhood as a construct used by adults for emotional, social, and legal purposes. It provides an ... More


Natural History & Visual Epistemology

Daniela Bleichmar

in Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226058535
eISBN:
9780226058559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058559.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the importance and operation of visual epistemology in eighteenth-century natural history. It describes the specialized ways of looking that came to characterize naturalists at ... More


A Botanical Reconquista

Daniela Bleichmar

in Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226058535
eISBN:
9780226058559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058559.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the natural history expeditions of the Spanish Empire and outlines the mode of work. It explains that the expeditions were part of ambitious program of imperial science which ... More


The Color of Money: Campaigning for Health in Black and White America

Gregg Mitman

in Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648221
eISBN:
9781452945958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648221.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the work of Otto Neurath, the Austrian sociologist, political economist, and philosopher who was commissioned by the National Tuberculosis Association to develop a visual ... More


Multidisciplinary Woolf / Multiple Woolfs?

Maggie Humm

in Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082624
eISBN:
9781781384961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082624.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores some of the problematics of multidisciplinarity in relation to Virginia Woolf by focusing on visual materials. In particular, it considers how visual archival materials can move ... More


Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo

Cécile Fromont

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618715
eISBN:
9781469618739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618739.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Between the 16th and the 19th centuries, the west central African kingdom of Kongo practiced Christianity, actively participating in the Atlantic world as an independent, cosmopolitan realm on a par ... More


Contagion, Public Health, and the Visual Culture of Nineteenth-Century Skin

Katherine Ott

in Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648221
eISBN:
9781452945958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648221.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the nineteenth-century visual culture of two public health problems that affected skin, scabies and favus, as both public health and dermatology came to terms with the ... More


Visions of Imperial Nature: Global White Space, Local Color

Daniela Bleichmar

in Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226058535
eISBN:
9780226058559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058559.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the geopolitics of knowledge and the visual material of the Spanish Empire's natural history expeditions. It suggests that the expeditions were part of an effort to make much of ... More


Capturing California

Joshua Paddison

in Taming the Elephant: Politics, Government, and Law in Pioneer California

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234116
eISBN:
9780520936485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234116.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes some of the visual archival materials that vividly illustrate political and governmental activity and the people associated with it. A tension between order and chaos ran ... More


The Epic Distilled: Studies in the Composition of the Aeneid

Nicholas Horsfall

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198758877
eISBN:
9780191818691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758877.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is an exploration of Virgil's use of sources in the Aeneid, considering matters of history, geography, mythology, and ethnography. Taking as its focus the ‘matter’ of the text — such as ... More


Imagining Mood Disorders as a Public Health Crisis

Emily Martin

in Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648221
eISBN:
9781452945958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648221.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the ways in which those psychological states classified under the rubric of “mood disorders” have been treated as a public health problem from the eighteenth century onward. It ... More


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