Empathic Vision

Empathic Vision

Author: Jill Bennett

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804751714

Category: Art

Page: 212

View: 943

Download Now
This book analyzes contemporary visual art produced in the context of conflict and trauma from a range of countries, including Colombia, Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Australia. It focuses on what makes visual language unique, arguing that the "affective" quality of art contributes to a new understanding of the experience of trauma and loss. By extending the concept of empathy, it also demonstrates how we might, through art, make connections with people in different parts of the world whose experiences differ from our own. The book makes a distinct contribution to trauma studies, which has tended to concentrate on literary forms of expression. It also offers a sophisticated theoretical analysis of the operations of art, drawing on philosophers such as Gilles Deleuze, but setting this within a postcolonial framework. Empathic Vision will appeal to anyone interested in the role of culture in post-September 11 global politics.
Empathic Vision
Language: en
Pages: 212
Authors: Jill Bennett
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

This book analyzes contemporary visual art produced in the context of conflict and trauma from a range of countries, including Colombia, Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Australia. It focuses on what makes visual language unique, arguing that the "affective" quality of art contributes to a new understanding of the experience
Women's Vision in Western Literature
Language: en
Pages: 276
Authors: Laurence M. Porter
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Examines seven idealistic women writers from England, France, Germany, and ancient Greece and their confrontation with the threat of war.
War Crimes, Atrocity and Justice
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Michael J. Shapiro
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-08 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

What do we know about war crimes and justice? What are thediscursive practices through which the dominant images of warcrimes, atrocity and justice are understood? In this wide ranging text, Michael J. Shapiro contrasts thejustice-related imagery of the war crimes trial (for example thesolitary, headphone-wearing defendant at the Hague listening
Skin, Culture and Psychoanalysis
Language: en
Pages: 277
Authors: S. Cavanagh, A. Failler, R. Hurst
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-21 - Publisher: Springer

An interdisciplinary study of skin bridging cultural and psychoanalytic theory to consider how the body's "exterior" is central to human subjectivity and relations. The authors explore racialization, body modification, self-harm, and comedic representations of skin, drawing from the clinical domain, visual arts, popular culture, and literature.
The Fat Pedagogy Reader
Language: en
Pages: 293
Authors: Erin Cameron, Constance Russell
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-30 - Publisher: Peter Lang

Over the past decade, concerns about a global «obesity epidemic» have flourished. Public health messages around physical activity, fitness, and nutrition permeate society despite significant evidence disputing the «facts» we have come to believe about «obesity». We live in a culture that privileges thinness and enables weight-based oppression, often expressed