Picturing Identity

Picturing Identity

In Picturing Identity, I have examined a broad spectrum of hybrid autobiographical forms in image and text. Produced by writers and artists alike, these self-representations and self-narrations play with visualverbal interfaces—the ...

Author: Hertha D. Sweet Wong

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469640716

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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In this book, Hertha D. Sweet Wong examines the intersection of writing and visual art in the autobiographical work of twentieth- and twenty-first-century American writers and artists who employ a mix of written and visual forms of self-narration. Combining approaches from autobiography studies and visual studies, Wong argues that, in grappling with the breakdown of stable definitions of identity and unmediated representation, these writers-artists experiment with hybrid autobiography in image and text to break free of inherited visual-verbal regimes and revise painful histories. These works provide an interart focus for examining the possibilities of self-representation and self-narration, the boundaries of life writing, and the relationship between image and text. Wong considers eight writers-artists, including comic-book author Art Spiegelman; Faith Ringgold, known for her story quilts; and celebrated Indigenous writer Leslie Marmon Silko. Wong shows how her subjects formulate webs of intersubjectivity shaped by historical trauma, geography, race, and gender as they envision new possibilities of selfhood and fresh modes of self-narration in word and image.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Imagining Identity in New Spain

Imagining Identity in New Spain

Imagining Identity in New Spain Race, Lineage, and the Colonial Body in Portraiture and Casta Paintings MA GALI M. CARRERA V University of Texas Press, Austin Copyright © 2003 by the University of Texas Press All.

Author: Magali M. Carrera

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292782754

Category: Art

Page: 216

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Reacting to the rising numbers of mixed-blood (Spanish-Indian-Black African) people in its New Spain colony, the eighteenth-century Bourbon government of Spain attempted to categorize and control its colonial subjects through increasing social regulation of their bodies and the spaces they inhabited. The discourse of calidad (status) and raza (lineage) on which the regulations were based also found expression in the visual culture of New Spain, particularly in the unique genre of casta paintings, which purported to portray discrete categories of mixed-blood plebeians. Using an interdisciplinary approach that also considers legal, literary, and religious documents of the period, Magali Carrera focuses on eighteenth-century portraiture and casta paintings to understand how the people and spaces of New Spain were conceptualized and visualized. She explains how these visual practices emphasized a seeming realism that constructed colonial bodies—elite and non-elite—as knowable and visible. At the same time, however, she argues that the chaotic specificity of the lives and lived conditions in eighteenth-century New Spain belied the illusion of social orderliness and totality narrated in its visual art. Ultimately, she concludes, the inherent ambiguity of the colonial body and its spaces brought chaos to all dreams of order.
Categories: Art

Identity Jilted Or Re imagining Identity

Identity Jilted  Or  Re imagining Identity

The Divergent Paths of the Eritrean and Tigrayan Nationalist Struggles Alemseged Abbay. IDENTITY JILTED OR RE - IMAGINING IDENTITY ? This One QNJQ - EUJ - VWAG . . IDENTITY JILTED OR RE - IMAGINING IDENTITY ?

Author: Alemseged Abbay

Publisher: The Red Sea Press

ISBN: 1569020728

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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In this bold study of modern ethno-regional nationalism, the author examines the divergent paths taken by the nationalist insurgencies in Tigray and Eritrea. The author argues that Tigrayans, south of the Mereb River, and Kebessa (highlands) Eritreans, north of the Mereb, are ethnically one people, tied by common history, political economy, myth, language and religion. Both fought against a common enemy, an oppressive Amhara ethnic state, for a period of seventeen and thirty years, respectively. In the process of the armed struggle, however, each evolved separate political identities and, after jointly marching to military victory in 1991, they followed separate political paths - Eritreans created the newest state in Africa and Tigrayans remained within the Ethiopian body politic.
Categories: Social Science

Picture Perception in Animals

Picture Perception in Animals

On this transfer test they performed at an 80% correct level, indicating that they had learned to respond to an identity relation between pictures, independently of what particular objects were depicted. Pigeons who were trained on 4 ...

Author: Joel Fagot

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781134951376

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

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Animal researchers commonly present pictures to their subjects, usually birds or monkeys, in order to infer how natural objects are perceived and conceptualised, or to discover the brain mechanisms underlying these abilities. This unique book questions the premise of this experimental approach and asks whether or not pictures can be considered as ecologically valid and realistic stimuli for animals. Leading researchers in comparative psychology and neuroscience address such questions as: "Can animals recognise objects of scenes in pictures despite variations in viewpoints?; "How do animals perceive faces?" and "Is there an equivalence, in animals' minds, between pictures and the objects they represent?". The result is an authoritative and cutting-edge survey of current knowledge in the field, which underlines the advantages, limits and risks of using pictures to infer cognitive abilities or brain mechanisms in animal studies. Picture Perception in Animals will be essential reading for comparative psychologists, anthropologists, and neuroscientists working in picture perception.
Categories: Psychology

Intermedial Representations of 9 11 in U S American and German Newspapers

Intermedial Representations of 9 11 in U S  American and German Newspapers

Picturing America Trauma , Realism , Politics and Identity in American Visual Culture Peter Lang · Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main , Berlin , Bern , Bruxelles , New York , Oxford , Wien , 2007 .

Author: Susanne Ehrenreich-Blaekovi

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132450813

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 444

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For many weeks, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 dominated the newspapers which covered the consequences with an unprecedented immediateness. This study looks at diverging representations of 9/11 in U.S. and German newspapers (New York Times, Washington Post, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung) and explores effects on its possible readerships. The impact of the attacks, forms of heroism, the enactment of leadership, various demonstrations of patriotism and grief as well as the textual and visual presentation of the attacks are analyzed in detail. These intermedial representations reaffirm or contest U.S. American grand narratives. While the German newspapers tend to focus on information and analysis, the U.S. papers tend to strengthen shattered U.S. American identity constructions. The study is based on nearly 2,000 newspaper articles and documents the wide scope of topics prevalent in the post-9/11 newspaper coverage.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Picturing the Bible

Picturing the Bible

An identity between the verbal and the visual was based on the idea of identity of content . From the beginning , Christian art always had a metaphysical dimension , and so perhaps " art " is not really the best way to describe Early ...

Author: Jeffrey Spier

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300116837

Category: Art

Page: 309

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Published on the occasion of the exhibition organized by the Kimbell Art Museum and shown there November 18, 2007 - March 30, 2008.
Categories: Art

Picturing Frederick Douglass An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century s Most Photographed American

Picturing Frederick Douglass  An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century s Most Photographed American

Miller, Monica L. Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009. Mitchell, W. J. T. Iconology: Image, Text, Ideology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. ———.

Author: John Stauffer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781631491269

Category: History

Page: 336

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A landmark and collectible volume—beautifully produced in duotone—that canonizes Frederick Douglass through historic photography. Commemorating the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass’s birthday and featuring images discovered since its original publication in 2015, this “tour de force” (Library Journal, starred review) reintroduced Frederick Douglass to a twenty-first-century audience. From these pages—which include over 160 photographs of Douglass, as well as his previously unpublished writings and speeches on visual aesthetics—we learn that neither Custer nor Twain, nor even Abraham Lincoln, was the most photographed American of the nineteenth century. Indeed, it was Frederick Douglass, the ex-slave-turned-abolitionist, eloquent orator, and seminal writer, who is canonized here as a leading pioneer in photography and a prescient theorist who believed in the explosive social power of what was then just an emerging art form. Featuring: Contributions from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. (a direct Douglass descendent) 160 separate photographs of Douglass—many of which have never been publicly seen and were long lost to history A collection of contemporaneous artwork that shows how powerful Douglass’s photographic legacy remains today, over a century after his death All Douglass’s previously unpublished writings and speeches on visual aesthetics
Categories: History

Frontier Humor in Verse Prose and Picture

Frontier Humor in Verse  Prose  and Picture

It was a case of mistaken identity . It seems a somewhat dissipated old Irish woman was deserted some weeks ago by her husband . Through her domestic troubles and excessive drinking she at times becomes quite crazy , —so much so that ...

Author: Palmer Cox

Publisher: [United States?] : Edgewood Publishing Company

ISBN: OSU:32435018267062


Page: 517

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Our Wealth is Loving Each Other

Our Wealth is Loving Each Other

Chapter 7 Imagining Identity Among Rakiraki Children In the final chapter , I examine the way a group of Rakiraki children construct personal , gender and cultural identity , in order to find a window to the future .

Author: Karen J. Brison

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739114883

Category: Social Science

Page: 151

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Our Wealth Is Loving Each Other explores the fluid and context-bound nature of cultural and personal identity among indigenous Fijians. National identity in Fiji often emphasizes a romantic, premodern tradition based on a chiefly hierarchy contrasted to the "individualistic" cultures of Westerners and of Indo-Fijians. But indigenous Fijian villagers are generally more concerned with defining their identity vis-a-vis other community members, urban and overseas relatives, and other regions of the country. When people craft self-accounts to justify their position within the indigenous Fijian community, they question and redefine both tradition and modernity. Modernity on the margins is an experience of anxiety-provoking contradictions between competing ideologies-that of international ideologies versus local experiences. indigenous Fijians have been exposed to global ideas and government programs extolling the virtues of "premodern" communities that place communal good and time-honored tradition over individual gain. But other waves of policy and rhetoric have stressed individual achievement and the need to "shake" individuals out of community bonds to foster economic development. Individuals feel contradictory pressures to be autonomous, achieving individuals and to subordinate self to community and tradition. Karen J. Brison examines traditional kava ceremonies, evangelical church rhetoric, and individual life history narratives to show how individuals draw on a repertoire of narratives from local and international culture to define their identity and sense of self. Our Wealth Is Loving Each Other is appropriate for upper-level students and anyone with an interest in Fiji or anthropology. Book jacket.
Categories: Social Science

Jurassic Technologies Revenant

Jurassic Technologies Revenant

semi - Semitic Serendip ... you Europasianised , Afferyank ' In Mappa ( 1971-89 ) Boetti pictures the world's nations through ... the possibility of picturing identity and difference in terms other than borders and binary divisions .

Author: Lynne Cooke

Publisher: Conran Octopus

ISBN: UOM:39015041091821

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 159

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Jurassic technologies revenant: 10th Biennale of Sydney.
Categories: Art, Modern