The Visual Cultures Of Childhood

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The Visual Cultures Of Childhood

Author : Karen Wells
ISBN : 9781786611048
Genre : Social Science
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Some of the most iconic images of the twentieth century are of children: Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, depicting farm worker Frances Owens Thompson with three of her children; six-year-old Ruby Bridges, flanked by U.S. marshals, walking down the steps of an all-white elementary school she desegregated; Huỳnh Công Út’s photograph of nine-year-old Phan Thi Kim Phuc fleeing a South Vietnamese napalm bombing. These iconic images with their juxtaposition of the innocent (in the sense of not culpable) figure of the child and the guilty perpetrators of violence (both structural and interpersonal) are ‘arresting’. The power of the image of the child to arrest the spectator, to demand a response from her has given the representation of children a central place in the history of visual culture for social reform. This book analyses a range of forms and genres from social reform documentary through feature films and onto small and mobile media to address two core questions: What difference does it make to the message who the producer is? and How has the place of children and youth changed in visual public culture?
Category: Social Science

Alef Is For Allah

Author : Jamal J. Elias
ISBN : 9780520290075
Genre : Art
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Alef Is for Allah is the first groundbreaking study of the emotional space occupied by children in modern Islamic societies. Focusing primarily on visual representations of children from modern Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan, the book examines these materials to investigate concepts such as innocence, cuteness, gender, virtue, and devotion, as well as community, nationhood, violence, and sacrifice. In addition to exploring a subject that has never been studied comparatively before, Alef Is for Allah extends the boundaries of scholarship on emotion, religion, and visual culture and provides unique insight into Islam as it is lived and experienced in the modern world.
Category: Art

Visual Cultures Of Foundling Care In Renaissance Italy

Author : DianaBullen Presciutti
ISBN : 9781351537490
Genre : Art
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The social problem of infant abandonment captured the public?s imagination in Italy during the fifteenth century, a critical period of innovation and development in charitable discourses. As charity toward foundlings became a political priority, the patrons and supporters of foundling hospitals turned to visual culture to help them make their charitable work understandable to a wide audience. Focusing on four institutions in central Italy that possess significant surviving visual and archival material, Visual Cultures of Foundling Care in Renaissance Italy examines the discursive processes through which foundling care was identified, conceptualized, and promoted. The first book to consider the visual culture of foundling hospitals in Renaissance Italy, this study looks beyond the textual evidence to demonstrate that the institutional identities of foundling hospitals were articulated by means of a wide variety of visual forms, including book illumination, altarpieces, fresco cycles, institutional insignia, processional standards, prints, and reliquaries. The author draws on fields as diverse as art history, childhood studies, the history of charity, Renaissance studies, gender studies, sociology, and the history of religion to elucidate the pivotal role played by visual culture in framing and promoting the charitable succor of foundlings.
Category: Art

Imagining Children Otherwise

Author : Michael O'Loughlin
ISBN : IND:30000127451155
Genre : Education
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This collection of articles is a sociolinguistic response to the recent explosion of scholarly interest in issues of identity. Identity is central to all human beings as we are all concerned with how to conceive of ourselves, present ourselves and comprehend our relationships with others. The book tackles the problem of how personal identity is made visible and intelligible to others through language, and how this may be constrained. Part One, Emblematic identities, focuses on the construction of self-definitions based on various forms of group identities, including national and ethnic ones. Part Two, Multicultural Identities, looks at negotiation of identities in multicultural contexts involving relations of power, drawing on examples from Europe and the Americas. Finally, Part Three, Emergent Identities, collects empirical studies based on a close reading of texts in which identities are being articulated and negotiated.
Category: Education

Shame And Sexuality

Author : Claire Pajaczkowska
ISBN : 9781317724063
Genre : Psychology
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Why do human beings feel shame? What is the cultural dimension of shame and sexuality? Can theory understand the power of affect? How is psychoanalysis integral to cultural theory? The experience of shame is a profound, painful and universal emotion with lasting effects on many aspects of public life and human culture. Rooted in childhood experience, linked to sexuality and the cultural norms which regulate the body and its pleasures, shame is uniquely human. Shame and Sexuality explores elements of shame in human psychology and the cultures of art, film, photography and textiles. This volume is divided into two distinct sections allowing the reader to compare and contrast the psychoanalytic and the cultural writings. Part I, Psychoanalysis, provides a psychoanalytic approach to shame, using clinical examples to explore the function of unconscious fantasies, the shame shield in child sexual abuse, and the puzzling manner in which shame attaches itself to sexuality. Part II, Visual Culture, is illustrated throughout with textual analysis; contributors explore shame and sexuality in art history, politics and contemporary visual culture, including the gendering of shame, shame and abjection, and the relationship between shame and shamelessness as a strategy of resistance. Claire Pajaczkowska and Ivan Ward bring together debates within and between the discourses of psychoanalysis and visual culture, generating new avenues of enquiry for scholars of culture, theory and psychoanalysis.
Category: Psychology

American Visual Cultures

Author : David Holloway
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121951144
Genre : Art
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An annotated bibliography of suggested further reading completes this invaluable and unique resource for the student and teacher of modern American art, media and culture.
Category: Art

Keywords For Children S Literature Second Edition

Author : Philip Nel
ISBN : 9781479843695
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Introduces key terms, global concepts, debates, and histories for Children's Literature in an updated edition Over the past decade, there has been a proliferation of exciting new work across many areas of children’s literature and culture. Mapping this vibrant scholarship, the Second Edition of Keywords for Children’s Literature presents original essays on essential terms and concepts in the field. Covering ideas from “Aesthetics” to “Voice,” an impressive multidisciplinary cast of scholars explores and expands on the vocabulary central to the study of children’s literature. The second edition of this Keywords volume goes beyond disciplinary and national boundaries. Across fifty-nine print essays and nineteen online essays, it includes contributors from twelve countries and an international advisory board from over a dozen more. The fully revised and updated selection of critical writing—more than half of the essays are new to this edition—reflects an intentionally multinational perspective, taking into account non-English traditions and what childhood looks like in an age of globalization. All authors trace their keyword’s uses and meanings: from translation to poetry, taboo to diversity, and trauma to nostalgia, the book’s scope, clarity, and interdisciplinary play between concepts make this new edition of Keywords for Children’s Literature essential reading for scholars and students alike.
Category: Literary Criticism

Handbook Of Research And Policy In Art Education

Author : Elliot W. Eisner
ISBN : 9781135612313
Genre : Art
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The Handbook of Research and Policy in Art Education marks a milestone in the field of art education. Sponsored by the National Art Education Association and assembled by an internationally known group of art educators, this 36-chapter handbook provides an overview of the remarkable progress that has characterized this field in recent decades. Organized into six sections, it profiles and integrates the following elements of this rapidly emerging field: history, policy, learning, curriculum and instruction, assessment, and competing perspectives. Because the scholarly foundations of art education are relatively new and loosely coupled, this handbook provides researchers, students, and policymakers (both inside and outside the field) an invaluable snapshot of its current boundaries and rapidly growing content. In a nutshell, it provides much needed definition and intellectual respectability to a field that as recently as 1960 was more firmly rooted in the world of arts and crafts than in scholarly research.
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Visual Encounters In The Study Of Rural Childhoods

Author : April Mandrona
ISBN : 9780813588186
Genre : Education
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Visual Encounters in the Study of Rural Childhoods brings together visual studies and childhood studies to explore images of childhood in the study of rurality and rural life. The volume highlights how the voices of children themselves remain central to investigations of rural childhoods. Contributions look at representations and experiences of rural childhoods from both the Global North and Global South (including U.S., Canada, Haiti, India, Sweden, Slovenia, South Africa, Russia, Timor-Leste, and Colombia) and consider visuals ranging from picture books to cell phone video to television.
Category: Education

Researching Children S Popular Culture

Author : Claudia Mitchell
ISBN : 9781134553389
Genre : Social Science
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The place of childhood in popular culture is one that invites new readings both on childhood itself, but also on approaches to studying childhood. Discussing different methods of researching children's popular culture, they argue that the interplay of the age of the players, the status of their popular culture, the transience of the objects, and indeed the ephemerality - and long lastingness - of childhood, all contribute to what could be regarded as a particularized space for childhood studies - and one that challenges many of the conventions of "doing research" involving children.
Category: Social Science

Ghosts Of The Revolution In Mexican Literature And Visual Culture

Author : Erica Segre
ISBN : UCSD:31822040769390
Genre : Art
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The official centenary commemorating the Mexican Revolution of 1910 led to this specially commissioned volume, which explores notions such as 'revisitation', haunting and memorialization through a detailed examination of Mexican art, photography, film, narrative fiction, periodicals, travel-testimonies and poetry.
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Word And Image In The Long Eighteenth Century

Author : Christina Ionescu
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131659810
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Interrelated by a common thread, which is the emphasis on the interdependence of literature and the visual arts, the essays selected for this collection illustrate how eighteenth-century specialists approach word and image studies today. In addition to highlighting various concepts and concerns of particular pertinence to current scholarship, these studies also serve the important practical function of sensitising the reader to both the possibilities and limitations of this sort of interdisciplinary undertaking. Without foregrounding the visual, these contributions aim to look at verbal-visual interaction through the prism of equality and balance that marks word and image studiesâ "that is, without valorising one to the detriment of the other. The choice of images as objects of study reflects the democratisation of the visual domain advocated by visual culture studies: from theatre iconography and painted portraits of actors, to drawing books and educational prints, graphic satire and royal portraiture, conversation pieces and domestic interiors, literary illustrations and versified prints after well-known paintings, and engravings commissioned for calendars and periodicals. If the choice of images is inclusive and diverse so is the choice of texts: epistolary novels, conduct manuals, Salon criticism, plays, drawing books, pamphlets, historical writings, verses accompanying engravings and satirical prints are among those examined from a word and image perspective. The primary objective of this collection is to advance research in the field of word and image theory and methodology by stimulating dialogue on the rich and complex verbal-visual interaction structuring mixed media of expression and underpinning cultural formations in eighteenth-century Europe. Peaceful coexistence, mutual collaboration or striking collisionâ "how do words and images interact in eighteenth-century art, literature and culture? How do they reflect and communicate values, stereotypes and ideologies?
Category: Literary Criticism

Ruskin The Theatre And Victorian Visual Culture

Author : Anselm Heinrich
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124126819
Genre : Art
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This book brings together original research in theatre and the visual arts, around the common object of a revaluation of the intersections of the theatre and visual culture. Contributors are drawn from a stimulating mix of highly-esteemed and established scholars (such as Shearer West, Jim Davis, Richard Foulkes and David Mayer) and new scholars, bringing fresh research materials into the mix. The collection offers a set of essays around a theme of emerging interest in Victorian studies. There are few books focused on the theatre and the visual arts since Martin Meisel's Realizations. Since then, essay length pieces have been published by prominent theatre and art historians, several of whom are contributors to this work. The multi-author nature of this collection of essays allows a broader range of original material to be examined, and a number of critical approaches to be pursued. The collection is made coherent by the focus on John Ruskin's aesthetic and cultural theories, and their application to a re-evaluation of the popular theatre of the late nineteenth century. All contributors are working within a theoretical framework which challenges Modernist historiographical assumptions about a theatre in moral and aesthetic decline in this period.
Category: Art

Domestic Imaginaries

Author : Bex Harper
ISBN : 9783319664903
Genre : Social Science
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This book examines representations of home in literary and visual cultures in the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection brings together scholars working on literature, film, and photography with the aim of showcasing new research in a burgeoning field focusing on representations of domesticity. The chapters span a diverse range of contexts from across the world and use a variety of approaches to exploring representations of home including studies of space, material culture, sexuality, gender, multiculturalism, diaspora, memory and archival practice. They include explorations of the Finnish Suburban home on film, home and the diasporic imagination in Chinese Canadian women’s writing and the archiving practices and photographs used to document the homes of two gay writers from Australia and New Zealand. By bringing together this range of approaches and subjects, the book explores domestic imaginaries as part of a multi-faceted, mutable and amorphous conception of home in a modern, world context. This collection therefore seeks to further studies of home by investigating how the page, screen and photograph have constructed domestic imaginaries – experiencing, critiquing, reconfiguring and archiving home – in a global age.
Category: Social Science

Contested Bodies Of Childhood And Youth

Author : Kathrin Hörschelmann
ISBN : PSU:000066046004
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Demonstrating the contested and differentiated nature of childhood and youth embodiment, this book responds to political and media discourses that stigmatise 'unruly' youthful bodies, by combining the critical analysis of imagined and disciplined youthful bodies with a focus on young people's lived and performed, embodied subjectivities.
Category: Family & Relationships

Contemporary Issues In Art Education

Author : Yvonne Gaudelius
ISBN : UOM:39015053096726
Genre : Art
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Contemporary Issues in Art Education by Yvonne Gaudelius and Peg Speirs is a collection of essays that are framed around social issues, art, and teaching. Using an issues-based approach, the authors provide a valuable resource for teaching issues-based content, especially as these issues are explored through contemporary art and visual culture in the classroom. The authors present ideas for educators at all levels who want to incorporate an issues-based approach to teaching. This book combines theoretical perspectives with tangible and practical strategies for generating content and pedagogical approaches. The book, while primarily written for pre-service elementary teachers, will prove useful to general classroom teachers and art educators at all levels, whether they are teaching in the K-12 or the college classroom. The authors in this book are highly respected within the field of art education. They provide thoughtful approaches to a realm of complex ideas encompassing artistic, social, political, and educational issues. Readers will develop and understanding of a variety of ways to teach about such issues in the classroom, how to draw upon the contemporary artworld, and a sense of the critical frameworks within which we need to explore such issues.
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