A Concise Companion to Visual Culture

In helping to set the scene, I would like to offer some reflections on the importance and implications of the figure of horizontality and of thinking horizontally in a few critical texts foundational to visual cultural studies.

Author: A. Joan Saab

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119415473

Category: Art

Page: 512

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Provides an up-to-date overview of the present state Visual Cultural Studies, featuring new original content, topics, and methods The Wiley Blackwell Concise Companion to Visual Culture brings together original research by both established scholars and new voices in the dynamic field, exploring the history, current state, and possible future directions of visual cultural studies. Organized as a series of non-traditional keyword essays, this innovative volume engages readers with a diversity of ideas and perspectives to broaden and enrich their understanding of visual culture and its operations. This accessible, reader-friendly volume begins with a brief introduction to the history and practices of visual studies, featuring interviews and conversations with key figures such as W.J.T. Mitchell and Douglas Crimp. The majority of the text explores key concepts within a broad framework of history, ecologies, mediations, agencies, and politics while placing particular emphasis on interdisciplinarity and intersectionality. Essays cover keyword topics including Identities, Representation, Institutions, Architectures, Memes, Environment, Temporality, and many more. Offering a unique approach to the subject, this timely resource: Presents new work from a diverse group of scholars with a broad range of social, cultural, and generational perspectives Emphasizes the importance of activism and political urgency in humanities scholarship Discusses engaging objects and discourses beyond film and art, such as architecture, video games, political activism, and the nonhuman Highlights the diverse and interconnecting elements of visual culture scholarship Includes case studies and short introductions that provide context and reinforce core concepts The Wiley Blackwell Concise Companion to Visual Culture is essential reading for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars in the fields of visual studies, art history, film studies, and media studies.

Strategic Doing

Sometimes horizontal thinking occurs as in the RCHE story, when people who look at the world differently get together. In other instances, an individual (whether by design or serendipitously) learns something about another field or ...

Author: Edward Morrison

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119578611

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Ten skills for agile leadership Complex challenges are all around us—they impact our companies, our communities, and our planet. This complexity and the emergence of networks is changing the practice of strategic management. Today’s leaders need to understand how to design and guide complex collaborations to accelerate innovation and change—collaborations that cross boundaries both inside and outside organizations. Strategic Doing introduces you to the new disciplines of agile strategy and collaborative leadership. You’ll learn how to design and guide complex collaborations by following a discipline of simple rules that you won’t find anywhere else. • Unleash the power of true collaboration • Learn and master the 10 skills of agile leadership • Apply individual skills to targeted situations • Introduces a new discipline of leadership strategy Filled with compelling case studies, Strategic Doing outlines a new discipline of leadership strategy specifically designed for open, loosely-connected networks.

The Key to the Qigong Meditation State

this perceptual thinking that initially forms and then changes the event is more active, and has more freedom in ... of perceptual thinking, however, we also need to classify perceptual thinking horizontally into sensory thinking, ...

Author: Tianjun Liu

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9780857011770

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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Exploring classic Qigong meditation from the perspective of modern psychology, parapsychology and cognitive science, Dr. Tianjun Liu defines the mental state of 'still' Qigong in new terms, identifying a specific mental state, Rujing. He examines the psychology of meditation, showing what happens, both mentally and physically, when a person is in a meditation state. Dr Liu shows how the mastery of Rujing is a fundamental skill vital to the practice of Qigong, and presents a new type of Qigong exercise which takes the achievement of Rujing as its primary goal. His scientific approach to meditation is a breakthrough in this area and will be of interest to practitioners of Qigong and related practices at any level, in addition to anyone with an academic interest in meditation.

Contextual Transactional Analysis

Thinking vertically about our clients overlooks the factors necessary to understand horizontal-axis problems (hereafter ... Thinking horizontally opens up a spatial orientation whereby we come to understand the individual as always ...

Author: James M. Sedgwick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429513701

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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Contextual Transactional Analysis: The Inseparability of Self and World offers a novel and comprehensive reworking of key concepts in transactional analysis, offering insight into the causes of psychological distress and closing the gap between training and clinical practice. By providing a bigger picture – as much sociological as psychological – of what it means to be human, the book makes an essential contribution to current debates about how best to account for and work with the social and cultural dimensions of client experience. James M. Sedgwick captures the ongoing importance of what happens around us and the distinctive kinds of psychological distress that arise from persistent and pervasive environmental disadvantage. Beginning with a view of people as always situated and socialised, the book highlights the many ways that the world always and everywhere constrains or enables thought and action. Ranging through ideas about the kinds of contextual conditions which might make psychological distress more likely and illuminating the complex relationship between socialisation and autonomy, the book suggests what the implications of these conclusions might be for clinical understanding and practice. Sedgwick’s insightful and compassionate work revises the theoretical framework, fills a current gap in the clinical literature and points the way to greater practitioner efficacy. Contextual Transactional Analysis will be an insightful addition to the literature for transactional analysts in practice and in training, for professionals interested in the theory and practice of transactional analysis and anyone seeking to understand the contribution of context to psychological distress.

Projecting a Camera

Barthes's reevaluation of the word “author” and its place in literary theory may be understood in relation to vertical and horizontal methodologies. I believe that the older way of thinking about the author that Barthes asserts is now ...

Author: Edward Branigan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135379599

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 456

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In Projecting a Camera, film theorist Edward Branigan offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding film theory. Why, for example, does a camera move? What does a camera "know"? (And when does it know it?) What is the camera's relation to the subject during long static shots? What happens when the screen is blank? Through a wide-ranging engagement with Wittgenstein and theorists of film, he offers one of the most fully developed understandings of the ways in which the camera operates in film. With its thorough grounding in the philosophy of spectatorship and narrative, Projecting a Camera takes the study of film to a new level. With the care and precision that he brought to Narrative Comprehension and Film, Edward Branigan maps the ways in which we must understand the role of the camera, the meaning of the frame, the role of the spectator, and other key components of film-viewing. By analyzing how we think, discuss, and marvel about the films we see, Projecting a Camera, offers insights rich in implications for our understanding of film and film studies.

The Power of Choice

There are two ways of thinking. Thinking horizontally or thinking vertically. Horizontal thinking is human thinking. We much prefer to live in this hereand-now realm, seeing life as others see it, dealing with realities we can touch ...

Author: Bishop Annie Njeri

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 9781782223955

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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In this book “power of choice” Bishop Annie talks about the power of the tongue and as you read a page a day, you meet head-on choices you have to make, caution, advice, devotions with words of encouragement and so on. • Every choice we make is a decision against something else as much as it is for something else. • Forgiveness is a powerful weapon to overcome bitterness, evil thoughts and pain, but you have to choose to forgive. Have you made a firm decision to follow Jesus? What about pursuing your destiny in life? You are the only one who can do it. Your decision today determines your future. Make a noble choice today and follow him whole heartedly and you will see good results. Bishop Annie Njeri is the President Founder of Brooks of Life Ministries International, Airport Church Revival Centre, and Women of Substance Ministry International based in West London, England. Her teaching ministry has been a blessing to many people worldwide, setting at liberty those who have been bound. A powerful intercessor and co-ordinates prayer conferences, seminars, encouraging the body of Christ to return to prayer & worship. Through the School of Path Way to Success many people have been directed to the areas of their calling in Business and Ministry. She also has a powerful prophetic and healing ministry. Check out Bishop Annie’s latest books, “The strategic Way of Prayer & Spiritual Warfare” and “The life style of Godly Woman”. Books worth reading.

Heroes Mentors and Friends

During our daily earthly journey, when we encounter this feeling of being a spectator, we are trapped into responding to our daily challenges by thinking horizontally. Look at the list of the horizontal words. When you find yourself in ...

Author: John Dowd Jr.

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452555141

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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People come and go in our lives. Over the years I have come to define those who touch our souls as heroes, mentors or friends, but in reality, I believe they are spiritual guides sent to us by a higher power. Once we recognize their inherent divinity and open to their influence, our spirits resonate at a higher level. Some call these special souls angels. This book gives the reader a profound insight into these beings and their miraculous influence on our lives. Heartwarming stories of courage, small acts of kindness and most of all, love, will bring a better understanding of the power they derive from our Source. Come share the miracle of synchronicity. Trust in the flow of God’s love as shown by these messengers of hope. You may discover that you too are making a difference in someone’s life as a Hero, Mentor or Friend.

Finding Pathways

Using Figure 4.2, patterns emerge by thinking horizontally and ver- tically, as discussed in Chapter 3. Thinking horizontally means looking for interesting patterns of cases based on the X1 values, and we see there are cases with high ...

Author: Nicholas Weller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139992688

Category: Political Science


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Social scientists have identified a need to move beyond the analysis of correlation among variables to the study of causal mechanisms that link them. Nicholas Weller and Jeb Barnes propose that a solution lies in 'pathway analysis', the use of case studies to explore the causal links between related variables. This book focuses on how the small-N component of multi-method research can meaningfully contribute and add value to the study of causal mechanisms. The authors present both an extended rationale for the unique role that case studies can play in causal mechanism research, and a detailed view of the types of knowledge that case studies should try to generate and how to leverage existing large-N data to guide the case selection process. The authors explain how to use their approach both to select cases and to provide context on previously studied cases.

Looking for Daylight

Like so many in the academy , I had been thinking vertically , not horizontally . We separate subjects into neat vertical categories called biology , history , and mathematics , while we teach that all learning is inter - related .

Author: Arthur H. Derosier

Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing

ISBN: 0974346810

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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Can or will a university/college president bring to the office an educational philosophy developed during turbulent times, or must he start afresh in a demanding, controversial position? Arthur DeRosier faced leadership choices during three college presidencies covering a quarter of a century. He brought to those presidencies a youth that spanned the Depression and World War II, experiences gained through four years in the U.S. Air Force including the Korean Conflict, college education in Mississippi and South Carolina, and history professorships, and administrative skills gained over 21 years (1956-77) at six institutions of higher learning in four states. In "Looking For Daylight," DeRosier explores the belief system he brought to the president's office, the problems encountered along a 25 year journey at three different colleges that required academic skills and patience to develop a graduate program at a regional university, and, then, to play a leadership role in saving two fine private liberal arts colleges from extinction. In so doing, the author examines the role past experiences and an ever-evolving academic philosophy played in avoiding the death of two colleges, while diversifying institutional beliefs and activities in the ever-changing and always challenging world of higher education.

The Coordination of the European Union

Act efficiently The political and administrative systems in all the actors are not responding adequately enough to the double challenge of 'thinking European' and 'thinking horizontally' (i.e. EPI). Horizontal interdependence is too ...

Author: Andrew Jordan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191536885

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

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Having realised that its traditional mode of coordinating—essentially issuing regulation—no longer commands sufficient political support, the European Union (EU) has turned to what are increasingly referred to as 'new' modes of governance, which rely upon different actors working together in relatively non-hierarchical networks. This book provides the first extended account of how effective they are at addressing 'wicked' policy problems which simultaneously demand greater levels of horizontal and vertical coordination. Taking, as an example, the thirty year struggle to integrate environmental thinking into all areas and levels of EU policy making, it offers a stark reminder that networked governance is not and is unlikely ever to be a panacea. In doing so, it strips away some of the rhetorical claims made about the novelty and appeal of 'new' modes, to reveal a much more sober and realistic appraisal of their coordinating potential.