Nursing the Image

Nursing the Image

the complexities of the relationship between cultural producers, their re-presentations of images, and the audiences/readers who actively consume cultural products. In semiotic terms, this is an attempt to read texts and images ...

Author: Julia Hallam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134668250

Category: Medical

Page: 254

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Ideas of 'nursing' and 'nurses' carry a powerful social charge. The image of the nurse continues to be a symbol of caring and of duty at the same time as it projects a view of femininity, 'stereotypical' in its gender relations. How has this image come to be constructed? An empirical investigation of representations of nursing practices in Britain focusing on publicity and promotional materials and their relationship to popular fictional narratives reveals a strong correlation between what are usually described as discrete forms of signification. Recruitment images, provide an important source of information and inspiration for those considering nurse training. Julia Hallam, draws from a wide range of sources including biographies, marketing and recruitment literature, popular fiction and film to explore this question. In doing so she makes an original contribution to the debates surrounding gender and occupational identity. The book will provide a valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students on courses such as the social history of nursing, the understanding of health and illness, women's studies, gender studies and sociology courses.
Categories: Medical

Improving Reading Comprehension with Online Text Visualization Tools

Improving Reading Comprehension with Online Text Visualization Tools

For instance, some frequently used modes include text, image, video material, audio material, and many more. When reading from paper, which has also other modes besides text, for example an image, a reader finds that the text is ...

Author: Rūta Kalmane

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781471767357

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Page: 108

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Learning to Read in the Late Ottoman Empire and the Early Turkish Republic

Learning to Read in the Late Ottoman Empire and the Early Turkish Republic

But the incorporation of pictorial images opened a wide range of options, for didactic as well as other purposes. The most basic attempts at incorporating pictures in reading texts can be seen in the inclusion of visual material in a ...

Author: B. Fortna

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230300415

Category: History

Page: 247

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An exploration of the ways in which children learned and were taught to read, against the background of the transition from Ottoman Empire to Turkish Republic. This study gives us a fresh perspective on the transition from empire to republic by showing us the ways that reading was central to the construction of modernity.
Categories: History

The Image Processing Handbook

The Image Processing Handbook

This software is used for document analysis, creation of electronic libraries, and even reading text in images captured by camera phones (for translation, recognition of locations, accessing search data, and so on).

Author: John C. Russ

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498740289

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1035

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Consistently rated as the best overall introduction to computer-based image processing, The Image Processing Handbook covers two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) imaging techniques, image printing and storage methods, image processing algorithms, image and feature measurement, quantitative image measurement analysis, and more. Incorporating image processing and analysis examples at all scales, from nano- to astro-, this Seventh Edition: Features a greater range of computationally intensive algorithms than previous versions Provides better organization, more quantitative results, and new material on recent developments Includes completely rewritten chapters on 3D imaging and a thoroughly revamped chapter on statistical analysis Contains more than 1700 references to theory, methods, and applications in a wide variety of disciplines Presents 500+ entirely new figures and images, with more than two-thirds appearing in color The Image Processing Handbook, Seventh Edition delivers an accessible and up-to-date treatment of image processing, offering broad coverage and comparison of algorithms, approaches, and outcomes.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

How Picturebooks Work

How Picturebooks Work

The tension between the two functions creates unlimited possibilities for interaction between word and image in a ... Too often adults have lost the ability to read picture books in this way, because they ignore the whole and regard the ...

Author: Maria Nikolajeva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136771514

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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How Picturebooks Work is an innovative and engaging look at the interplay between text and image in picturebooks. The authors explore picturebooks as a specific medium or genre in literature and culture, one that prepares children for other media of communication, and they argue that picturebooks may be the most influential media of all in the socialization and representation of children. Spanning an international range of children's books, this book examine such favorites as Curious George and Frog and Toad Are Friends, along with the works of authors and illustrators including Maurice Sendak and Tove Jansson, among others. With 116 illustrations, How Picturebooks Work offers the student of children's literature a new methodology, new theories, and a new set of critical tools for examining the picturebook form.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Document Image Processing

Document Image Processing

In Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Paris, France, 27–30 October 2014; pp. ... Jaderberg, M.; Simonyan, K.; Vedaldi, A.; Zisserman, A. Reading text in the wild with convolutional neural ...

Author: Ergina Kavallieratou

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783038971054

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Page: 217

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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Document Image Processing" that was published in J. Imaging
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Language Based Approaches to Support Reading Comprehension

Language Based Approaches to Support Reading Comprehension

The readers will also take note of motifs (i.e., images used repeatedly throughout a text), visual symbols that are ... of visual analysis into their reading of historical fiction picture books or other multimodal texts might find the ...

Author: Francine Falk-Ross

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442229891

Category: Education

Page: 292

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In this book, Falk-Ross and the contributing authors offer their different perspectives on supporting English language learners through specific strategies for assessment and instruction. It presents specific issues and challenges, supportive research and up-to-date information, classroom implications and strategies, and case study applications.
Categories: Education

Postmodern Picturebooks

Postmodern Picturebooks

CONCLUSIONS Picturebooks and their readers exist in a world of many narrative options. Other forms of text involve moving and interactive images; it is relatively easy to think of the picturebook as the option of the static image.

Author: Lawrence R. Sipe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135897840

Category: Art

Page: 281

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Over the past 15 years, there has been a pronounced trend toward a particular type of picturebook that many would label "postmodern." Postmodern picturebooks have stretched our conventional notion of what constitutes a picturebook, as well as what it means to be an engaged reader of these texts. The international researchers and scholars included in this compelling collection of work critically examine and discuss postmodern picturebooks, and reflect upon their unique contributions to both the field of children’s literature and to the development of new literacies for child, adolescent, and adult readers.
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Image Eye and Art in Calvino

Image  Eye and Art in Calvino

A Phenomenological Approach to Reading the Written Image By way of introduction let me briefly describe why I became interested in the phenomenological approach to Calvino's texts. In the summer of 1979 I translated Le citta invisibili ...

Author: Birgitte Grundtvig

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 9781904350590

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

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Few recent writers have been as interested in the cross-over between texts and visual art as Italo Calvino (1923-85). Involved for most of his life in the publishing industry, he took as much interest in the visual as in the textual aspects of his own and other writers' books. In this volume twenty international Calvino experts, including Barenghi, Battistini, Belpoliti, Hofstadter, Ricci, Scarpa and others, consider the many facets of the interplay between the visual and textual in Calvino's works, from the use of colours in his fiction to the influence of cartoons, from the graphic qualities of the book covers themselves to the significance of photography and landscape in his fiction and non-fiction. The volume is appropriately illustrated with images evoked by Calvino's major texts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reading Images and Texts

Reading Images and Texts

Do we observe an evolution in the perception of images due to the development of a literate mentality? These are some of the questions discussed in the contributions to this volume.

Author: Mariëlle Hageman

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: 2503514375

Category: Art

Page: 563

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In recent years the relations between images and texts have benefitted from an increase in scholarly attention. In medieval studies, art historians, historians, codicologists, philologists and others have applied their methods to the study of illuminated manuscripts and other works of art. These studies have shifted from a concern about the contents of the messages contained in the artefacts (e.g. in iconography) to an interest in the ways in which they were communicated to their intended audiences. The perception of texts and images, their reception by contemporaries and by later generations have become topics in their own right. The analysis of individual manuscripts and works of art remains the basis for any consideration of their transmission and uses. Yet the time has come for an evaluation of the results of recent work on medieval communication. The interactions between non-verbal and verbal forms of communication, more in particular the relations between visual symbols other than writing and the recording of speech in writing, are important for the evaluation of both images and texts. According to some, medieval images may be 'read'. According to others, the perception of images is fundamentally different from that of texts. Do images have a morphology (colours, lines, planes), a syntax and semantics of their own? In other words: do both texts and images have a 'grammar'? Is it useful to speak of 'visual literacy'? Can texts be considered as images? How are texts and images perceived? Do they communicate different kinds of messages? Can an image's message be put into words? In which social contexts does medieval man prefer the visual to the textual? What about the interplay of texts and images (e.g. in rituals and ceremonies)? Do we observe an evolution in the perception of images due to the development of a literate mentality? These are some of the questions discussed in the contributions to this volume.
Categories: Art