Making Strange

... such as Brassaï, Cartier-Bresson, and Krull, but also such lesser-known or younger figures as Pierre Jahan, Robert Doisneau, Roger Parry, and Moï Ver. Each chapter of Making Strange centers on one decade and one or two volumes that ...

Author: Kim Sichel

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300246186

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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A richly illustrated look at some of the most important photobooks of the 20th century France experienced a golden age of photobook production from the late 1920s through the 1950s. Avant-garde experiments in photography, text, design, and printing, within the context of a growing modernist publishing scene, contributed to an outpouring of brilliantly designed books. Making Strange offers a detailed examination of photobook innovation in France, exploring seminal publications by Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Pierre Jahan, William Klein, and Germaine Krull. Kim Sichel argues that these books both held a mirror to their time and created an unprecedented modernist visual language. Sichel provides an engaging analysis through the lens of materiality, emphasizing the photobook as an object with which the viewer interacts haptically as well as visually. Rich in historical context and beautifully illustrated, Making Strange reasserts the role of French photobooks in the history of modern art.

Making Strange

quite obviously created their works in a way that keeps them open to many interpretations and makes them opaque even for connoisseurs. The fact that alterity is not identical with “the new” – at least not in the sense of the absolutely ...

Author: Herbert Grabes

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042024335

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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This compact, indispensable overview answers a vexed question: Why do so many works of modern and postmodern literature and art seem designed to appear 'strange', and how can they still cause pleasure in the beholder? To help overcome the initial barrier caused by this 'strangeness', the general reader is given an initial, non-technical description of the 'aesthetic of the strange' as it is experienced in the reading or viewing process. There follows a broad survey of modern and postmodern trends, illustrating their staggering variety and making plain the manifold methods and strategies adopted by writers and artists to 'make it strange'. The book closes with a systematic summary of the theoretical underpinnings of the 'aesthetic of the strange', focussing on the ways in which it differs from both the earlier 'aesthetic of the beautiful' and the 'aesthetic of the sublime'. It is made amply clear that the strangeness characteristic of modern and postmodern art has ushered in an entirely new, 'third' kind of aesthetic – one that has undergone further transformation over the past two decades. Beyond its usefulness as a practical introduction to the 'aesthetic of the strange', the present study also takes up the most recent, cutting-edge aspects of scholarly debate, while initiates are offered an original approach to the theoretical implications of this seminal phenomenon.

Boundaries Communities and State Making in West Africa

attention to their weakness whilst making it that bit more difficult to create saturated spaces of colonial governance in the Casamance. At the same time, the contribution made by strange farmers was highly valued by the Gambia ...

Author: Paul Nugent

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107020689

Category: Political Science

Page: 636

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By examining three centuries of history, this book shows how vital border regions have been in shaping states and social contracts.

THE MAKING OF AMERICANS Family Saga

This kind of a head on them is what gives these fat flabby women the queerness about them that makes strange things of them. They have been living, working, cooking, directing, they have been chosen by a man to content him, ...

Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788075831897

Category: Fiction

Page: 604

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The Making of Americans is a modernist novel that traces the genealogy, history, and psychological development of members of the fictional Hersland and Dehning families. Being ostensibly a history of three generations of and everyone they knew or knew them, the novel is a philosophical and poetic meditation on identity, on what it means to be human living an everyday, mundane life. Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright and art collector, best known for Three Lives, The Making of Americans and Tender Buttons. Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. Picasso and Cubism were an important influence on Stein's writing. Her works are compared to James Joyce's Ulysses and to Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.

Apartheid and the Making of a Black Psychologist

Most recently, reading some of the work of Derek Hook reminded me of some of the important work I published in the 1970s and the 1980s, such as the essay entitled 'Making Strange: Race, Science and Ethnopsychiatric Discourse'.40 ...

Author: N. Chabani Manganyi

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781868148639

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

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This intriguing memoir details in a quiet and restrained manner with what it meant to be a committed black intellectual activist during the apartheid years and beyond. Few autobiographies exploring the ‘life of the mind’ and the ‘history of ideas’ have come out of South Africa, and N Chabani Manganyi’s reflections on a life engaged with ideas, the psychological and philosophical workings of the mind and the act of writing are a refreshing addition to the genre of life writing. Starting with his rural upbringing in Mavambe, Limpopo, in the 1940s, Manganyi’s life story unfolds at a gentle pace, tracing the twists and turns of his journey from humble beginnings to Yale University in the USA. The author details his work as a clinical practitioner and researcher, as a biographer, as an expert witness in defence of opponents of the apartheid regime and, finally, as a leading educationist in Mandela’s Cabinet and in the South African academy. Apartheid and the Making of a Black Psychologist is a book about relationships and the fruits of intellectual and creative labour. Manganyi describes how he used his skills as a clinical psychologist to explore lives – both those of the subjects of his biographies and those of the accused for whom he testified in mitigation; his aim always to find a higher purpose and a higher self.

Madness in the Making

Unlike Bell, whose two-way communications device ostensibly set the pattern for radio, they did not invite any volunteers to speak into a transmitter before a thrilled crowd, or fascinate any audience by making strange voices jump from ...

Author: David Lindsay

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595347667

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 420

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"A fascinating history of the unexpected intersection of science, technology and show business." -John Steele Gordon, author of Hamilton's Blessing "Once upon a time, American know-how flourished through show-how: spectacular demonstrations by ever resourceful technological entrepreneurs. David Lindsay brings back these glorious (and sometimes infamous) theatricals in a delightful, witty, narrative with a serious point: the American inventor, now relegated to endless rehearsals, needs to resume a rightful place on the national center stage. For admirers and critics of technology and for veteran and inspiring inventors, Madness in the Making will give pleasure and inspire debate." -Edward Tenner. Author of Why Things Bite Back

The Art of City Making

43 Experimental tourism reminds us that the ordinary and mundane can be strange places. By making strange what is familiar to us, we do not have to travel to far-flung clichés to escape the everyday or to explore our identities.

Author: Charles Landry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136554964

Category: Architecture

Page: 248

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City-making is an art, not a formula. The skills required to re-enchant the city are far wider than the conventional ones like architecture, engineering and land-use planning. There is no simplistic, ten-point plan, but strong principles can help send good city-making on its way. The vision for 21st century cities must be to be the most imaginative cities for the world rather than in the world. This one change of word - from 'in' to 'for' - gives city-making an ethical foundation and value base. It helps cities become places of solidarity where the relations between the individual, the group, outsiders to the city and the planet are in better alignment. Following the widespread success of The Creative City, this new book, aided by international case studies, explains how to reassess urban potential so that cities can strengthen their identity and adapt to the changing global terms of trade and mass migration. It explores the deeper fault-lines, paradoxes and strategic dilemmas that make creating the 'good city' so difficult.

Making Sense

But if, upon analysis, you can't see how the world would be any different if panpsychism were true, then I'm not sure how you can make a strong assertion that it's a strange idea. It might be vacuous, or unfalsifiable, but I'm not sure ...

Author: Sam Harris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473560079

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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"Civilization rests on a series of successful conversations." Sam Harris Neuroscientist, philosopher, podcaster and bestselling author Sam Harris, has been exploring some of the greatest questions concerning the human mind, society, and the events that shape our world. Harris's search for deeper understanding of how we think has led him to engage and exchange with some of our most brilliant and controversial contemporary minds - Daniel Kahneman, Robert Sapolsky, Anil Seth and Max Tegmark - in order to unpack and clarify ideas of consciousness, free will, extremism, and ethical living. For Harris, honest conversation, no matter how difficult or contentious, represents the only path to moral and intellectual progress. Featuring eleven conversations from the hit podcast, these electric exchanges fuse wisdom with rigorous interrogation to shine a light on what it means to make sense of our world today. 'I don't have many can't miss podcasts, but Making Sense is right at the top of that short list.' - Stephen Fry 'Sam Harris is the most intellectually courageous man I know.' - Richard Dawkins

The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature

... Eastern Jin 東晉 dynasty (317–420).4 As the monk settles around one of the tallest peaks, the mountain spirit tries hard to scare him off by dispatching wolves and creatures with mysterious appearances and by making strange noises.

Author: Mario Poceski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190463755

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature explores the growth, makeup, and transformation of Chan (Zen) Buddhist literature in late medieval China. The volume analyzes the earliest extant records about the life, teachings, and legacy of Mazu Daoyi (709-788), the famous leader of the Hongzhou School and one of the principal figures in Chan history. While some of the texts covered are well-known and form a central part of classical Chan (or more broadly Buddhist) literature in China, others have been largely ignored, forgotten, or glossed over until recently. Poceski presents a range of primary materials important for the historical study of Chan Buddhism, some translated for the first time into English or other Western language. He surveys the distinctive features and contents of particular types of texts, and analyzes the forces, milieus, and concerns that shaped key processes of textual production during this period. Although his main focus is on written sources associated with a celebrated Chan tradition that developed and rose to prominence during the Tang era (618-907), Poceski also explores the Five Dynasties (907-960) and Song (960-1279) periods, when many of the best-known Chan collections were compiled. Exploring the Chan School's creative adaptation of classical literary forms and experimentation with novel narrative styles, The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature traces the creation of several distinctive Chan genres that exerted notable influence on the subsequent development of Buddhism in China and the rest of East Asia.

Making Sense of the Senseless

The strange things they maythink, do,orsay do notseem strange to them. It'sthis lack of awareness that makes craziness sucha monumental problem. Thinking strange thoughts andsometimes doing strangethings isnot crazy.

Author: Ron D. Kingsley, MS, PhD, NCSP

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462806423

Category: Psychology

Page: 370

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This book represents a culmination of research, thought, and clinical experience collected over the past 15 years. It was written to help those individuals who find themselves in the quandry of not demonstrating symptoms of sufficient intensity and/or severity to be recognized as obsessive and compuslive and yet they are. Such mild-moderate symptoms (Obsessive Compulsive Symptoms; OCS rather than OCD) are nevfertheless life interfering, distressing, anxiety and panic provoking, have secondary and tertiary symptoms causally linked to them such as depression, explosiveness, emotional instability and yet are very treatable. This book is for us all. May the information therein help you as it has been helping others well before the actual book was completed. Ron D. Kingsley

Making a Difference in Theory

This bigger 'gesture' of making the strange familiar has been characterised as a typical modern conception ofwhat research can and should achieve. Here, research is depicted as a process that can help us ...

Author: Gert Biesta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135131692

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Making a Difference in Theory brings together original work from an international group of authors on the roles of theory in educational research and practice. The book discusses the different roles theory plays, can play and should play, both from a historical perspective and in light of contemporary discussions and developments. Particular attention is paid to the question of whether there are or should be distinctively educational forms of theory and theorising. The double engagement with the theory question in education and the education question in theory and theorising provides original insights in what theory does, might do or should do in educational research and practice. With contributions from internationally renowned authors in the field of educational theory, research and practice, the book will be of value to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in education.

Making Threats

16 What makes factual claims about , for example , global warming plausible , Roe argues , is the broader narrative about the ... Anthropologists have traditionally sought , when doing fieldwork abroad , to make the strange familiar and ...

Author: Betsy Hartmann

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742549070

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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Making Threats is designed to make students, scholars, activists and policymakers think critically about how environmental and biological fears are implicated in the construction of threats to local, national and global security. Writing from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, the authors contribute to scholarship on environment and security that engages with some of the more potent and disturbing political and cultural aspects of the contemporary scene. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Good Decisions for Strange Situations

Our routines and norms have been completely disrupted, replaced by stress and anxiety and making a good decision is harder than ever. But this book is here to help. Behavioural Economist Dr Sheheryar Banuri will be your guide.

Author: Sheheryar Banuri

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529344080

Category: Self-Help

Page: 64

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Good decisions are hard to make - agreed? Whether it's deciding what kind of take-away to order, what brand of shampoo to buy, or what to do in a crisis, we've all been in situations where we panic or overthink. And now, more than ever, we are in unfamiliar territory. Our routines and norms have been completely disrupted, replaced by stress and anxiety and making a good decision is harder than ever. But this book is here to help. Behavioural Economist Dr Sheheryar Banuri will be your guide. By asking: What can we learn from past behaviour in similar crises? How does the psychology of decision-making change under stress? And how can we avoid making the wrong decisions? Good Decisions for Strange Situations is that fool-proof guide to help you give yourself the best possible chance of choosing wisely.

The Strange Order of Things

In The Strange Order of Things, Damasio gives us a new way of comprehending the world and our place in it.

Author: Antonio Damasio

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307908766

Category: Science

Page: 336

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From one of our preeminent neuroscientists: a landmark reflection that spans the biological and social sciences, offering a new way of understanding the origins of life, feeling, and culture. The Strange Order of Things is a pathbreaking investigation into homeostasis, the condition of that regulates human physiology within the range that makes possible not only the survival but also the flourishing of life. Antonio Damasio makes clear that we descend biologically, psychologically, and even socially from a long lineage that begins with single living cells; that our minds and cultures are linked by an invisible thread to the ways and means of ancient unicellular life and other primitive life-forms; and that inherent in our very chemistry is a powerful force, a striving toward life maintenance that governs life in all its guises, including the development of genes that help regulate and transmit life. In The Strange Order of Things, Damasio gives us a new way of comprehending the world and our place in it.

Making Strange

The book closes with a systematic summary of the theoretical underpinnings of the ‘aesthetic of the strange’, focussing on the ways in which it differs from both the earlier ‘aesthetic of the beautiful’ and the ‘aesthetic of the ...

Author: Herbert Grabes

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789042029118

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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This compact, indispensable overview answers a vexed question: Why do so many works of modern and postmodern literature and art seem designed to appear ‘strange’, and how can they still cause pleasure in the beholder? To help overcome the initial barrier caused by this ‘strangeness’, the general reader is given an initial, non-technical description of the ‘aesthetic of the strange’ as it is experienced in the reading or viewing process. There follows a broad survey of modern and postmodern trends, illustrating their staggering variety and making plain the manifold methods and strategies adopted by writers and artists to ‘make it strange’. The book closes with a systematic summary of the theoretical underpinnings of the ‘aesthetic of the strange’, focussing on the ways in which it differs from both the earlier ‘aesthetic of the beautiful’ and the ‘aesthetic of the sublime’. It is made amply clear that the strangeness characteristic of modern and postmodern art has ushered in an entirely new, ‘third’ kind of aesthetic – one that has undergone further transformation over the past two decades. Beyond its usefulness as a practical introduction to the ‘aesthetic of the strange’, the present study also takes up the most recent, cutting-edge aspects of scholarly debate, while initiates are offered an original approach to the theoretical implications of this seminal phenomenon.

Theatre Making

It could be argued that Crouch's entire conceptual approach to his piece, both in terms of its form and content, represents an instance of Brechtian 'making strange' of the theatrical representation, but as established in Chapter 4, ...

Author: D. Radosavljevic

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137367884

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

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Theatre-Making explores modes of authorship in contemporary theatre seeking to transcend the heritage of binaries from the Twentieth century such as text-based vs. devised theatre, East vs. West, theatre vs. performance - with reference to genealogies though which these categories have been constructed in the English-speaking world.

Making Smart Cities More Playable

... Dourish [18] makes the argument that 'the market' is regarded as a natural rather than a social fact. ... be amended by “making strange” [6], i.e. by consciously defamiliarizing oneself from what one usually takes for granted.

Author: Anton Nijholt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811397653

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 377

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This book explores the ways in which the broad range of technologies that make up the smart city infrastructure can be harnessed to incorporate more playfulness into the day-to-day activities that take place within smart cities, making them not only more efficient but also more enjoyable for the people who live and work within their confines. The book addresses various topics that will be of interest to playable cities stakeholders, including the human–computer interaction and game designer communities, computer scientists researching sensor and actuator technology in public spaces, urban designers, and (hopefully) urban policymakers. This is a follow-up to another book on Playable Cities edited by Anton Nijholt and published in 2017 in the same book series, Gaming Media and Social Effects.

Criminals in the Making

... and causes a jerking of limbs without loss of consciousness, as well as temporal lobe epilepsy, which tends to involve making strange faces, twitching, or muttering while being awake but not knowing what is going on at the time.

Author: John Paul Wright

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483321936

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Why do individuals exposed to the same environment turn out so differently, with some engaging in crime and others abiding by societal rules and norms? Why are males involved in violent crime more often than females? And why do the precursors of serious pathological behavior typically emerge in childhood? This fascinating text addresses key questions surrounding criminal propensity by discussing studies of the life-course perspective—criminological research that links biological factors associated with criminality with the social and environmental agents thought to cause, facilitate, or otherwise influence a tendency towards criminal activity. The book provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary coverage of the current thinking in the field about criminal behavior over the course of a lifetime. Additionally, it highlights interventions proven effective and illustrates how the life-course perspective has contributed to a greater understanding of the causes of crime.

Fandom as Methodology

In embracing fan cultures and positions, I seek to make strange in art writing as I explore Cao Fei's artist-as-fan ways of making strange in Haze and Fog. 125 6 “Shipping” (as) Fandom and Art Practice Owen G. Parry 125.

Author: Catherine Grant

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781912685233

Category: Art

Page: 304

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An illustrated exploration of fandom that combines academic essays with artist pages and experimental texts. Fandom as Methodology examines fandom as a set of practices for approaching and writing about art. The collection includes experimental texts, autobiography, fiction, and new academic perspectives on fandom in and as art. Key to the idea of “fandom as methodology” is a focus on the potential for fandom in art to create oppositional spaces, communities, and practices, particularly from queer perspectives, but also through transnational, feminist and artist-of-color fandoms. The book provides a range of examples of artists and writers working in this vein, as well as academic essays that explore the ways in which fandom can be theorized as a methodology for art practice and art history. Fandom as Methodology proposes that many artists and art writers already draw on affective strategies found in fandom. With the current focus in many areas of art history, art writing, and performance studies around affective engagement with artworks and imaginative potentials, fandom is a key methodology that has yet to be explored. Interwoven into the academic essays are lavishly designed artist pages in which artists offer an introduction to their use of fandom as methodology. Contributors Taylor J. Acosta, Catherine Grant, Dominic Johnson, Kate Random Love, Maud Lavin, Owen G. Parry, Alice Butler, SooJin Lee, Jenny Lin, Judy Batalion, Ika Willis. Artists featured in the artist pages Jeremy Deller, Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski, Anna Bunting-Branch, Maria Fusco, Cathy Lomax, Kamau Amu Patton, Holly Pester, Dawn Mellor, Michelle Williams Gamaker, The Women of Colour Index Reading Group, Liv Wynter, Zhiyuan Yang