The Body as Medium and Metaphor

The Body as Medium and Metaphor
Author: Hannah Westley
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2008
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9789042023987

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Reconsidering the relationship between autobiography and self-portraiture, The Body as Medium and Metaphor explores the intertextuality of self-representation in twentieth-century French art. Situating the body as the nexus of intersections between the written word and the visual image, this book rethinks the problematic status of the self. Starting at the twentieth-century's departure from figurative and mimetic representation, this study discusses the work of seminal artists and writers - including Marcel Duchamp, Michel Leiris, Francis Bacon, Bernard Noël, Gisèle Prassinos, Louise Bourgeois and Orlan - to articulate the twentieth century's radical revisions of subjectivity that originated from and returned to representations of the word, the image, and the body. This volume will be of interest to students of both French Literature and Art History, particularly those who are interested in the interdisciplinary exchanges between visual arts and literature.

Event Structure Metaphors through the Body

Event Structure Metaphors through the Body
Author: Daniel R. Roush
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-06-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9789027264091

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How do the experiences of people who have different bodies (deaf versus hearing) shape their thoughts and metaphors? Do different linguistic modes of expression (signed versus spoken) have a shaping force as well? This book investigates the metaphorical production of culturally-Deaf translators who work from English to American Sign Language (ASL). It describes how Event Structure Metaphors are handled across languages of two different modalities. Through the use of corpus-based evidence, several specific questions are addressed: are the main branches of Event Structure Metaphors – the Location and Object branches – exhibited in ASL? Are these two branches adequate to explain the event-related linguistic metaphors identified in the translation corpus? To what extent do translators maintain, shift, add, and omit expressions of these metaphors? While answering these specific questions, this book makes a significant elaboration to the two-branch theory of Event Structure Metaphors. It raises larger questions of how bilinguals handle competing conceptualizations of events and contributes to emerging interest in how body specificity, linguistic modes, and cultural context affect metaphoric variability.

The Body as Medium and Metaphor

The Body as Medium and Metaphor
Author: Hannah Ruth Westley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:894595614

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Clay Work and Body Image in Art Therapy

Clay Work and Body Image in Art Therapy
Author: Trisha Crocker,Susan M.D. Carr
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2021-05-10
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781000374063

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Clay Work and Body Image in Art Therapy provides an important addition to resources available in the field of clay work and art therapy, highlighting the unique sensory aspects of the medium and its ability to provide a therapeutic resource for women who experience body image issues. Chapters offer a comprehensive distillation of current knowledge in the field of body image, clay work, neuroscience, and art therapy, building a theoretical framework around personal narratives. Case studies examine the benefits of exploring body image through clay work within art therapy practice, providing a positive and contained way to find personal acceptance and featuring photographs of clay body image sculptures created by research participants that highlight their individual stories and experiences. As well as offering both clinical and practical implications, the text provides a full protocol for the research and evaluation methods carried out, enabling further replication of the intervention and research methods by other therapists. This book highlights clay work as a significant resource for art therapists, arts in health practitioners, and counsellors, providing an emotive yet contained approach to the development of personal body image acceptance and self-compassion.

The Comparable Body Analogy and Metaphor in Ancient Mesopotamian Egyptian and Greco Roman Medicine

The Comparable Body   Analogy and Metaphor in Ancient Mesopotamian  Egyptian  and Greco Roman Medicine
Author: John Z Wee
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2017-11-13
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9789004356771

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The Comparable Body explores how analogy and metaphor illuminate and shape conceptions about the human body and disease, through 11 case studies from ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman medicine.

From a Metaphorical Point of View

From a Metaphorical Point of View
Author: Zdravko Radman
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 460
Release: 1995
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 3110145545

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Unbearable Weight

Unbearable Weight
Author: Susan Bordo
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2004-01-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0520930711

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"Unbearable Weight is brilliant. From an immensely knowledgeable feminist perspective, in engaging, jargonless (!) prose, Bordo analyzes a whole range of issues connected to the body—weight and weight loss, exercise, media images, movies, advertising, anorexia and bulimia, and much more—in a way that makes sense of our current social landscape—finally! This is a great book for anyone who wonders why women's magazines are always describing delicious food as 'sinful' and why there is a cake called Death by Chocolate. Loved it!"—Katha Pollitt, Nation columnist and author of Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture (2001)

Performance and Performativity in German Cultural Studies

Performance and Performativity in German Cultural Studies
Author: Carolin Duttlinger,Lucia Ruprecht
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2003
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 3039101501

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This volume assembles the select proceedings of an international conference held at the University of Cambridge in March 2002. The conference took its cue from the 'performative turn', which has put issues of performance and performativity at the centre of current academic debate in the humanities. The volume aims to show the ways in which German Studies have been turning towards questions of the performative in recent years. On the one hand, this involves an increased interest in the performing arts in the scholarship and teaching of German Studies and a growing understanding of the literary text too, as a performed process as much as a finished object, on the other, an incorporation of theories of performativity, not least in the area of gender and sexuality. The essays cover a range of performance media (theatre, film, performance art, photography) as well as the representation of turns or acts of performance in literary texts from Goethe to key contemporary writers. Together, they indicate exciting new ways forward for German Cultural Studies.

Thinking with Metaphors in Medicine

Thinking with Metaphors in Medicine
Author: Alan Bleakley, Dr
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-07-06
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781315389431

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While medical language is soaked in metaphor, and thinking with metaphor is central to diagnostic work, medicine - that is, medical culture, clinical practice and medical education - outwardly rejects metaphor for objective, literal scientific language. This thought-provoking book argues that this is a misstep, and critically considers what embracing the use of metaphors and similes might mean for shaping medical culture, and especially the doctor-patient relationship, in a healthy way. ? Thinking With Metaphors in Medicine explores: how metaphors inhabit medicine - sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse - and how these metaphors can be revealed, appreciated and understood; how diagnostic work utilizes thinking with metaphors; how patient-doctor communication can be better understood and enhanced as a metaphorical exchange; how the landscape of medicine is historically shaped by leading or didactic metaphors, such as 'the body as machine' and 'medicine as war', which may conflict with other values or perspectives on healthcare, for instance, person-centred care. ? Outlining the kinds of metaphors and resemblances that inhabit medicine and how they shape practices and identities of doctors, colleagues and patients, this book demonstrates how the landscape of medicine may be reshaped through metaphor shift. It is an important work for all those interested in the use of language and rhetoric in medicine, whether hailing from a humanities, social science or healthcare background.

What is Dance

What is Dance
Author: Roger Copeland,Marshall Cohen
Publsiher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 1983
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780195031973

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Essays explore the nature of the art of dance, discuss the development of dancing styles, and examine the role of dance in society

The Camera Eye Metaphor in Cinema

The Camera Eye Metaphor in Cinema
Author: Christian Quendler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2016-11-18
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781317434184

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This book explores the cultural, intellectual, and artistic fascination with camera-eye metaphors in film culture of the twentieth century. By studying the very metaphor that cinema lives by, it provides a rich and insightful map of our understanding of cinema and film styles and shows how cinema shapes our understanding of the arts and media. As current new media technologies are attempting to shift the identity of cinema and moving imagery, it is hard to overstate the importance of this metaphor for our understanding of the modalities of vision. In what guises does the "camera eye" continue to survive in media that is called new?

Metaphors and Action Schemes

Metaphors and Action Schemes
Author: Robert L. Schwarz
Publsiher: Bucknell University Press
Total Pages: 281
Release: 1997
Genre: History
ISBN: 0838753558

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All our abstract ideas are based on metaphors and action schemes. Jean Piaget did voluminous research on how thought develops in children through assimilation of action schemes. George Lakoff and Mark Johnson have done pioneering work on metaphors and action schemes in everyday thinking. This book builds on those foundations, looking at the role played by metaphors and action schemes in the history of ideas. The author begins his argument by taking a critical look at the philosophy of metaphor from Aristotle to the present. While he sees metaphor as simply conceiving one thing in terms of another, he points out that this is an inexhaustible process, because the context in which the process takes place is always changing. Change opens up new possibilities of similarity. Thus, the metaphor is an open door into a space of infinite possibilities.

The Location of Religion

The Location of Religion
Author: Kim Knott
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-08-12
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781317313694

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The ways in which humans interact with their location is an important topic within sociological studies of religion. It is integral to the place of religion in secular society. 'The Location of Religion: A Spatial Analysis' offers an overview of the ways in which religion can be located within social, cultural and physical space. It examines contemporary spatial theory - notably the work of the influential sociologist Henri Lefebvre - and the many disciplines that have contributed to the spatial study of religion. This volume will be invaluable to all those interested in the role of religion in spatial analysis.

A Theology for a Mediated God

A Theology for a Mediated God
Author: Dennis Ford
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2015-10-08
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781317401872

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A Theology for a Mediated God introduces a new way to examine the shaping effects of media on our notions of God and divinity. In contrast to more conventional social-scientific methodologies and conversations about the relationship between religion and media, Dennis Ford argues that the characteristics we ascribe to a medium can be extended and applied metaphorically to the characteristics we ascribe to God—just as earlier generations attempted to comprehend God through the metaphors of father, shepherd, or mother. As a result, his work both challenges and bridges the gap between students of religion and media, and theology.

The Body

The Body
Author: Mike Featherstone,Mike Hepworth,Bryan S Turner
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 408
Release: 1991-02
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0803984138

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This book ... will be of interest to an interdisciplinary market in cultural studies, the social sciences and the humanities.