Tag: Representing

Representing Gender-Based Violence Global Perspectives


Free Download Caroline Williamson Sinalo, "Representing Gender-Based Violence: Global Perspectives"
English | ISBN: 3031134508 | 2023 | 331 pages | PDF | 8 MB
This book focuses on the politics, ethics and stereotypical pitfalls of representational practices surrounding Gender-Based Violence (GBV) from a global perspective. The originality of the volume is linked to its cross-disciplinary perspective as the topic of representing GBV is analyzed across the domains of philosophy/epistemology, fiction and the arts (including literature, film, television series and music) and non-fictional representations in the media (including broadcast media, online/print journalism, transmedia activism). The volume identifies contemporary representational practices and the theoretical and critical responses, examining various aspects of popular culture from around the world. In doing so, the editors put feminism in conversation with global trends to identify its cultural frontline. The volume will appeal to scholars working on gender and violence from diverse fields.

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Representing Translation The Representation of Translation and Translators in Contemporary Media


Free Download Dror Abend-David, "Representing Translation: The Representation of Translation and Translators in Contemporary Media"
English | ISBN: 1501333879 | 2019 | 248 pages | EPUB | 942 KB
In an increasingly global and multilingual society, translators have transitioned from unobtrusive stagehands to key intercultural mediators-a development that is reflected in contemporary media. From Coppola’s Lost in Translation to television’s House M.D., and from live performance to social media, translation is rendered as not only utilitarian, but also performative and communicative.

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Representing Modern Istanbul Urban History and International Institutions in Twentieth Century Beyoglu


Free Download Enno Maessen, "Representing Modern Istanbul: Urban History and International Institutions in Twentieth Century Beyoglu"
English | ISBN: 0755637461 | 2022 | 208 pages | EPUB | 866 KB
Following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul would lose its position as capital yet remain a crucial urban centre in the new Turkish republic. Since the 1950s it has undergone a metamorphosis from a mid-sized city to a megapolis. Beyoglu, historically represented as its most ‘cosmopolitan’ district and home to European embassies and cultural institutions, is a microcosm of these changes. This book explores the urban history of Beyoglu via a series of case studies which use previously unexamined archival material to tell the story of its local and international institutions. From the German Teutonia club and a centre point of Turkey’s cinema culture to influential francophone, British and German schools which educated many of Turkey’s future elite, the book charts the shifting identities of the residents of the district. These case studies reveal the effects of changing political circumstances, from the rise of nationalism to Turkey’s place in the Cold War, as well as critically examining Beyoglu’s legacy as a multicultural centre. In the process, the book reveals a picture of resilience, cross-cultural contact and provides an important contribution to our understanding of present-day and historical Istanbul and Beyoglu.

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The Gender of Caste Representing Dalits in Print


Free Download K. Sivaramakrishnan, Anand A. Yang, "The Gender of Caste: Representing Dalits in Print"
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0295995645, 0295744227 | PDF | pages: 354 | 5.0 mb
Caste and gender are complex markers of difference that have traditionally been addressed in isolation from each other, with a presumptive maleness present in most studies of Dalits ("untouchables") and a presumptive upper-casteness in many feminist studies. In this study of the representations of Dalits in the print culture of colonial north India, Charu Gupta enters new territory by looking at images of Dalit women as both victims and vamps, the construction of Dalit masculinities, religious conversion as an alternative to entrapment in the Hindu caste system, and the plight of indentured labor.

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Framing the Penal Colony Representing, Interpreting and Imagining Convict Transportation


Sophie Fuggle, "Framing the Penal Colony: Representing, Interpreting and Imagining Convict Transportation "
English | ISBN: 3031193954 | 2023 | 351 pages | PDF | 7 MB
This book examines the representation of penal colonies both historically and in contemporary culture, across an array of media. Exploring a range of geographies and historical instances of the penal colony, it seeks to identify how the ‘penal colony’ as a widespread phenomenon is as much ‘imagined’ and creatively instrumentalized as it pertains to real sites and populations. It concentrates on the range of ‘media’ produced in and around penal colonies both during their operation and following their closures. This approach emphasizes the role of cross-disciplinary methods and approaches to examining the history and legacy of convict transportation, prison islands and other sites of exile. It develops a range of methodological tools for engaging with cultures and representations of incarceration, detention and transportation. The chapters draw on media discourse analysis, critical cartography, museum and heritage studies, ethnography, architectural history, visual culture including film and comics studies and gaming studies. It aims to disrupt the idea of adopting linear histories or isolated geographies in order to understand the impact and legacy of penal colonies. The overall claim made by the collection is that understanding the cultural production associated with this global phenomenon is a necessary part of a wider examination of carceral imaginaries or ‘penal spectatorship’ (Brown, 2009) past, present and future. It brings together historiography, criminology, media and cultural studies.

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Representing the Nation Heritage, Museums, National Narratives, and Identity in the Arab Gulf States


Pamela Erskine-Loftus, "Representing the Nation: Heritage, Museums, National Narratives, and Identity in the Arab Gulf States "
English | ISBN: 0367193086 | 2019 | 224 pages | EPUB | 3 MB
The 1970s saw the emergence and subsequent proliferation across the Arabian Peninsula of ‘national museums’, institutions aimed at creating social cohesion and affiliation to the state within a disparate population. Representing the Nation examines the wide-ranging use of exhibitionary forms of national identity projection via consideration of their motivations, implications (current and future), possible historical backgrounds, official and unofficial meanings, and meanings for both the user/visitor and the multiple creators. The book responds to, due to the importance placed on tradition, heritage and national identity across all the states of the Peninsula, and the growth of re-imagined and new museums, the need for far greater discussion and research in these areas.

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Representing Conflicts in Games Antagonism, Rivalry, and Competition


Representing Conflicts in Games: Antagonism, Rivalry, and Competition
English | 2023 | ISBN: 1032285591 | 259 Pages | PDF (True) | 4 MB
This book offers an overview of how conflicts are represented and enacted in games, in a variety of genres and game systems. Games are a cultural form apt at representing real world conflicts, and this edited volume highlights the intrinsic connection between games and conflict through a set of theoretical and empirical studies. It interrogates the nature and use of conflicts as a fundamental aspect of game design, and how a wide variety of conflicts can be represented in digital and analogue games.

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