Surpassing the Spectacle
  • Author : Carol Becker
  • Release Date : 05 July 2022
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 161
  • ISBN 13 : 0742509206

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Book excerpt: Leading social critic Carol Becker offers a timely analysis of the nature of art and its role in politics and society. Completed just before the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center catastrophe, this book is remarkably prescient of the new concerns that have now become foremost in our thoughts since the attack. Becker raises the question of the place of art and the function of public intellectuals in a society desperately in need of creativity and leadership. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Surpassing the Spectacle

Surpassing the Spectacle

Author : Carol Becker
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Genre : Art
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Leading social critic Carol Becker offers a timely analysis of the nature of art and its role in politics and society. Completed just before the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center catastrophe, this book is remarkably prescient of the new concerns that have now become foremost in our thoughts since the attack. ...

Beyond the Spectacle of Terrorism

Beyond the Spectacle of Terrorism

Author : Henry A. Giroux
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Social Science
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"Henry Giroux's essay awakens us to the ways new media proliferate and circulate images and ideas of terror that order our lives, pervert our pedagogy, delimit our democracy. Recommended reading for anyone who wants to comprehend our times, our politics, our possibilities." --David Theo Goldberg, University of California, Irvine "Henry ...

Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World

Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World

Author : Donald G. Kyle
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Genre : History
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The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World updates Donald G. Kyle’s award-winning introduction to this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late Roman Empire. • Challenges traditional scholarship on sport and spectacle in the Ancient World and debunks claims that there were no ...

Land and Mind

Land and Mind

Author : Bsaithi Omar
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Genre : Political Science
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This book is both a study of the work of the Scottish writer, Kenneth White, in thought, travel writing and poetry, and an application of one of White’s main concepts, geopoetics, to Charles Doughty’ Arabia Deserta. It is a largely forgotten fact that Doughty considered all his travels to ...

Locating Woolf

Locating Woolf

Author : A. Snaith,M. Whitworth
Publisher : Springer
Genre : Fiction
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This book offers an in-depth treatment of Woolf's representations of space and place. Eleven essays contribute not only to Woolf studies but also to emergent debates concerning modernism's relations to empire and geography. They offer innovative and interdisciplinary readings on topics such as London's imperial spaces and the gendering of ...

Ben Hur

Ben Hur

Author : Lew Wallace
Publisher : Bible Study Steps
Genre : Fiction
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Ben-Hur is a fictional story that recounts, in descriptive detail, the adventures of Judah Ben-Hur, a fictional Jewish prince from Jerusalem who is enslaved by the Romans at the beginning of the 1st century and becomes a charioteer and a Christian. Running in parallel with Judah's narrative is the unfolding ...

Spectacle Entertainments of Early Imperial Rome

Spectacle Entertainments of Early Imperial Rome

Author : Richard C. Beacham
Publisher : Yale University Press
Genre : History
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The spectacles of Imperial Rome, the religious festivals, public games, circus, animal hunts, processions and dramas, were used by emperors and politicians to convey ideologies and political policies and to test public opinion. Just as Octavian sought to gain and sway public opinion after the assassination of Caesar, so Nero ...

The Oxford Handbook Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World

The Oxford Handbook Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World

Author : Alison Futrell,Thomas F. Scanlon
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Genre : History
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This Handbook presents innovative research on sport and spectacle in ancient Greece and Rome, exploring historical perspectives, contest forms, and civic and social aspects such as class, spaces, health, gender, and sexuality. Greek and Roman topics are interwoven to simulate contest-like tensions and complementarities between the two cultures....

Martial Spectacles of the Ming Court

Martial Spectacles of the Ming Court

Author : David M. Robinson
Publisher : BRILL
Genre : History
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Like most empires, the Ming court sponsored grand displays of dynastic strength and military prowess. Covering the first two centuries of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Martial Spectacles of the Ming Court explores how the royal hunt, polo matches, archery contests, equestrian demonstrations, and the imperial menagerie were represented in poetry, prose, ...

The Novel and the Menagerie

The Novel and the Menagerie

Author : Kurt Koenigsberger
Publisher : Ohio State University Press
Genre : History
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"The first comprehensive account of the relation of collections of imperial beasts to narrative practices in England, The Novel and the Menagerie explores an array of imaginative responses to the empire as a dominant, shaping factor in English daily life. Kurt Koenigsberger argues that domestic English novels and collections of ...

Looking Back

Looking Back

Author : Kerry J. Freedman
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Art
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This book is a commermoration of the 50th anniversary of Studies in Art Education, the journal of research and issues of the National Art Education Association and examines the past, present and future of the art education field....

The Spanish Match

The Spanish Match

Author : Alexander Samson
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Genre : History
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In 1623, the young heir to the English and Scottish thrones Prince Charles slipped out of England and headed off to Madrid hoping to marry the King of Spain's daughter. That his journey to Madrid was to eventually end in failure and public humiliation, has often been cited as a major ...