Controversial Images Book

Controversial Images


  • Author : Feona Attwood
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230284050

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Controversial Images Excerpt :

The media are inextricable from controversy yet "controversy" is an under-theorized term in studies of the media, even though controversies over specific images, from "video nasties" to snapshots from Abu Ghraib, have structured our understanding of the media's power, seductiveness and dangers. This collection offers a series of case studies of recent media controversies and draws on new perspectives in cultural studies to consider a wide variety of types of image, including newspaper cartoons, advertising and fashion photography, music videos, photojournalism, news media, art works, hardcore porn film, anime, horror and exploitation movies, video games, and YouTube reaction videos. In the current climate when images appear to be increasingly controversial, it is important that media controversies are not made the excuse for greater censorship and the demonization of "dangerous" images and the audiences that consume them. The case studies in this book suggest how we might achieve a more subtle understanding of controversial images and negotiate the difficult terrain of the new media landscape.

Arresting Images Book

Arresting Images


  • Author : Steven C. Dubin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135214678

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Arresting Images Excerpt :

Although contemporary art may sometimes shock us, more alarming are recent attempts to regulate its display. Drawing upon extensive interviews, a broad sampling of media accounts, legal documents and his own observations of important events, sociologist Steven Dubin surveys the recent trend in censorship of the visual arts, photography and film, as well as artistic upstarts such as video and performance art. He examines the dual meaning of arresting images--both the nature of art work which disarms its viewers and the social reaction to it. Arresting Images examines the battles which erupt when artists address such controversial issues as racial polarization, AIDS, gay-bashing and sexual inequality in their work.

Challenging and Controversial Picturebooks Book

Challenging and Controversial Picturebooks


  • Author : Janet Evans
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-06-05
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317631606

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Challenging and Controversial Picturebooks Excerpt :

It is often assumed that picturebooks are for very young readers because of their emphasis on the illustrations and their scarcity of text; however, there are increasing numbers of picturebooks where the age of the implied reader is questionable. These are picturebooks whose controversial subject matter and unconventional, often unsettling style of illustration challenge the reader, pushing them to question and probe deeper to understand what the book is about. In addition to the book challenging the reader, the reader often challenges the book in an attempt to understand what is being said. These increasingly popular picturebooks work on many different levels; they are truly polysemic and worthy of in-depth analysis. They push the reader to ask questions and in many instances are intrinsically philosophical, often dealing with fundamental life issues. Challenging and Controversial Picturebooks examines these unconventional, non-conformist picturebooks, considering what they are, their audience and their purpose. It also considers: Children’s and adults’ thoughts on these kinds of picturebooks. How challenging and unsettling wordless picturebooks can play with the mind and promote philosophical thought. What creates non-conformity and strangeness ... is it the illustrations and their style, the subject matter or a combination of both? Why certain countries create, promote and accept these picturebooks more than others. Why certain picturebooks are censored and what factors are in play when these decisions are made. The role of publishers in translating and publishing these picturebooks. Children’s creative and critical responses to strange, unsettling and often disturbing visual texts. This inspiring and thought-provoking volume explores the work of a number of highly respected, international picturebook experts and includes an exclusive interview with the legendary Klaus Flugge, Managing Director of Andersen Press, one of the few remaining independent childre

Controversial Catechism Book

Controversial Catechism


  • Author : Stephen Keenan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1849
  • Genre: Protestantism
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : CHI:090275124

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Inspiration in Photography Book

Inspiration in Photography


  • Author : Brooke Shaden
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-03
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134615445

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Inspiration in Photography Excerpt :

As a photographer it’s possible to train your mind to see inspiration in any situation, and this book will show you how. By introducing you into her creative process, Brooke Shaden—one of the most recognized names in modern art photography—reveals techniques and exercises that you can undertake in order to be inspired by your environment, everyday, everywhere. In addition to the exercises, you’ll learn how to compose, plan and shoot colorful, atmospheric, fairy-tale artistic photography, so you can adapt Shaden’s techniques and apply them to your own photographic style. Indeed, all artistic photographers seek to achieve their own style, but it’s not always easy to see how to get there. This book provides the perfect balance of insight and instruction to help you find inspiration whenever you need it, and capitalize on it every time.

Images that Injure Book

Images that Injure


  • Author : Paul Martin Lester
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 027597846X

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Images that Injure Excerpt :

Offers a critical view of media stereotypes of diverse cultural groups, including ethnic, racial, and gender-related imagery.

Images for a Generation Doomed Book

Images for a Generation Doomed


  • Author : Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2009-12-03
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 9780739139998

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Images for a Generation Doomed Excerpt :

Images for a Generation Doomed: The Films and Career of Gregg Araki provides an interpretive critical history of director Gregg Araki's career trajectory to date. In doing so, Kylo-Patrick R. Hart articulates the most noteworthy attributes of this New Queer Cinema pioneer's trademark post-punk filmmaking style as well as the unique challenges he faces during the third decade of his filmmaking career.

Carolingian Catalonia Book

Carolingian Catalonia


  • Author : Cullen J. Chandler
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108474641

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Carolingian Catalonia Excerpt :

Traces the political development of the Carolingian Spanish March and revises traditional interpretations of Catalonia's political and constitutional history.

The Controversy on Images from Calvin to Baronius Book

The Controversy on Images from Calvin to Baronius


  • Author : Giuseppe Scavizzi
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015059984388

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The Controversy on Images from Calvin to Baronius Excerpt :

This book demonstrates how Calvin's uncompromising stance on sacred images gained favor throughout Europe and was increasingly seen in the years between 1550 and 1600 as the unavoidable culmination of the "Sola Scriptura" principle. It also documents in detail how Catholic doctrine evolved to counteract the radical positions of Calvinism and how this doctrine translated through pastoral action into the new artistic trends - in both architecture and painting - which dominated the Seventeenth century.

Gender Queer  A Memoir Deluxe Edition Book

Gender Queer A Memoir Deluxe Edition


  • Author : Maia Kobabe
  • Publisher : Oni Press
  • Release Date : 2022-05-31
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1637150725

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Gender Queer A Memoir Deluxe Edition Excerpt :

2020 ALA Alex Award Winner 2020 Stonewall — Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award Honor Book In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here. Maia’s intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity—what it means and how to think about it—for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere. This special deluxe hardcover edition of Gender Queer features a brand-new cover, exclusive art and sketches, and a TK from creator Maia Kobabe.

Representing Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novels Book

Representing Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novels


  • Author : Carolene Ayaka
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-11-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317687153

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Representing Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novels Excerpt :

Multiculturalism, and its representation, has long presented challenges for the medium of comics. This book presents a wide ranging survey of the ways in which comics have dealt with the diversity of creators and characters and the (lack of) visibility for characters who don’t conform to particular cultural stereotypes. Contributors engage with ethnicity and other cultural forms from Israel, Romania, North America, South Africa, Germany, Spain, U.S. Latino and Canada and consider the ways in which comics are able to represent multiculturalism through a focus on the formal elements of the medium. Discussion themes include education, countercultures, monstrosity, the quotidian, the notion of the ‘other," anthropomorphism, and colonialism. Taking a truly international perspective, the book brings into dialogue a broad range of comics traditions.

Controversial Cinema Book

Controversial Cinema


  • Author : Kendall R. Phillips
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9780275994648

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Controversial Cinema Excerpt :

These controversies have centered on everything from the portrayal of the past, as in Griffith's film, to depictions of sex and sexuality, to the use of graphic violence, and issues of race, religion, and politics. In turn, segments of the American public have been driven to boycott, picket, and even censor those films they felt challenged their sense of decency. At the heart of this history of controversial films is a strange paradox: while films, especially popular and mainstream films, are often portrayed as meaningless products of popular culture, popular films involved in public controversies become the focal point of enormous cultural energy and political attention. The ongoing culture wars thus continue to shape the American political landscape, and controversial films continue to be a major point of conflict

Anaesthetics of Existence Book

Anaesthetics of Existence


  • Author : Cressida J. Heyes
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9781478009320

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Anaesthetics of Existence Excerpt :

“Experience” is a thoroughly political category, a social and historical product not authored by any individual. At the same time, “the personal is political,” and one's own lived experience is an important epistemic resource. In Anaesthetics of Existence Cressida J. Heyes reconciles these two positions, drawing on examples of things that happen to us but are nonetheless excluded from experience. If for Foucault an “aesthetics of existence” was a project of making one's life a work of art, Heyes's “anaesthetics of existence” describes antiprojects that are tacitly excluded from life—but should be brought back in. Drawing on critical phenomenology, genealogy, and feminist theory, Heyes shows how and why experience has edges, and she analyzes phenomena that press against those edges. Essays on sexual violence against unconscious victims, the temporality of drug use, and childbirth as a limit-experience build a politics of experience while showcasing Heyes's much-needed new philosophical method.