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Representing Reality

Representing Reality

Issues and Concepts in Documentary

  • Author: Bill Nichols
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253206817
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 313
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This book offers a conceptual overview of documentary filmmaking practice. It addresses numerous social issues and how they are presented to the viewer by means of style, rhetoric, and narrative technique. The volume poses questions about the relationship of the documentary tradition to power, the body, authority, knowledge, and our experience of history. This study advances the pioneering work of Nichols's earlier book, Ideology and the Image. The rigorous discussion of modes of documentary representation, the relationship between narrative and nonfiction, and the representation of the body (including a chapter on pornography, ethnography, and power), give this book enormous value for the study of visual anthropology and ethnographic film. The often neglected relationship between signifier and referent is the special focus of this intensive study of documentary film. The concluding discussion of the representation of the body will also be of special interest to semioticians.

Representing Reality

Representing Reality

Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction

  • Author: Jonathan Potter
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780803984110
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 253
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`This is an admirable book which can be recommended to students with confidence, and is likely also to become an indispensable source of reference for those researching fact construction' - Discourse & Society How is reality manufactured? The idea of social construction has become a commonplace of much social research, yet precisely what is constructed, and how, and even what constructionism means, is often unclear or taken for granted. In this major work, Jonathan Potter offers a fascinating tour of the central themes raised by these questions. Representing Reality overviews the different traditions in constructionist thought. Points are illustrated throughout with

Words in Action

Words in Action

Speech Act Theory and Biblical Interpretation

  • Author: Richard Briggs
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780567083456
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 368
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How is the biblical text understood and how does it function in the life of the reader today? Richard Briggs first provides an illuminating introduction to the nature and claims of speech art theory. This seeks to extend our understanding of both spoken and written means of communication by seeing them not as merely representational or 'reality-depicting', but as acting or causing acts to be performed through the words themselves. Briggs goes on to discuss to what extent the application of speech act theory might be helpful in the interpretation of biblical texts. In one of the first book-length explorations of this topic, he examines in detail several biblical speech acts of particular theological significance, including the confession of sin, forgiveness and teaching. Through exploring the specific ways in which the reader is drawn into the performative action of the biblical text, and how speech act theory forces the reader to look beyond language into the world which gives the language its ability to function, speech act theory is shown to offer valuable insights within today's complex hermeneutical debate. 'A very significant volume . . . ' Alan Torrance, Professor of Divinity, University of Andrews 'An excellent piece of work . . . which is thoroughly acquainted with speech act theory and takes the debate forward in a variety of creative, exegetical and theological ways.' Dr Craig Bartholomew, University of Gloucestershire

An Introduction to Visual Culture

An Introduction to Visual Culture

  • Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415158761
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 274
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The author traces the history and theory of visual culture asking how and why visual media have become so central to contemporary everday life. He explores a wide range of visual forms, including painting, sculpture, photography, television, cinema, virtual reality, and the Internet while addressing the subjects of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, the body, and the international media event that followed the death of Princess Diana.

The Television Handbook

The Television Handbook

  • Author: Patricia Holland
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415212816
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 303
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The Television Handbookprovides a critical introduction to both the theory and practice of the television industry, offering practical advice on many aspects of program making from commissioning through to the post-production process. Patricia Holland considers the history and structure of British television, explores the implications of the digital revolution, and discusses important genres and concepts such as narrative, documentary and news. This new edition includes updated and illustrated advice on camera, sound and editing practice; interviews with directors, editors, producers and trainees; updated chapters on television journalism, access programming and production management; a new chapter on television studies and media theory; and a revised glossary of specialist terms.

Representing Realities

Representing Realities

Essays on American Literature, Art and Culture

  • Author: Beverly Maeder
  • Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783823360407
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: 228
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Representing Black Britain

Representing Black Britain

Black and Asian Images on Television

  • Author: Sarita Malik
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761970274
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 201
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`This is one of the most important books on race, representation and politics to come along in a decade.... Sarita Malik's book is a brilliant contribution to the literature on race, cultural studies and public pedagogy' - Henry Giroux, Penn State University Representing Black Britain offers a critical history of Black and Asian representation on British television from the earliest days of broadcasting to the present day. Working through programs as wide-ranging as the early documentaries to `ethnic sitcoms' and youth television, this book provides a detailed analysis of shifting institutional contexts, images of `race' and ethnic-minority cultural politics in modern Britain.

The Logic of Mind

The Logic of Mind

  • Author: R.J. Nelson
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400925956
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 394
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This book presents a mechanist philosophy of mind. I hold that the human mind is a system of computational or recursive rules that are embodied in the nervous system; that the material presence of these rules accounts for perception, conception, speech, belief, desire, intentional acts, and other forms of intelligence. In this edition I have retained the whole of the fIrst edition except for discussion of issues which no longer are relevant in philosophy of mind and cognitive psychology. Earlier reference to disputes of the 1960's and 70's between hard-line empiricists and neorationalists over the psychological status of grammars and language acquisition, for instance, has simply been dropped. In place of such material I have entered some timely or new topics and a few changes. There are brief references to the question of computer versus distributed processing (connectionist) theories. Many of these questions dissolve if one distinguishes as I now do in Chapter II between free and embodied algorithms. I have also added to my comments on artifIcal in telligence some reflections. on Searle's Chinese Translator. The irreducibility of machine functionalist psychology in my version or any other has been exaggerated. Input, output, and state entities are token identical to physical or biological things of some sort, while a machine system as a collection of recursive rules is type identical to representatives of equivalence classes. This nuld technicality emerges in Chapter XI. It entails that so-called "anomalous monism" is right in one sense and wrong in another.