Two provocative images. The Spear and Global Players´: Anna Poppen
Two provocative images. The Spear and Global Players:Akademische Schriftenreihe. 1. Auflage. Anna Poppen
This innovative volume explores the iconic problem in the Abrahamic religions and how it can provide cultural orientation for religious and non-religious people. This problem is the presence of two opposed injunctions present in these religions: the prohibition of the making of images and yet the proliferation of images of God within these traditions. In an age shaped by a whirlwind of images - some peaceful, some violent - through the global media systems, the works collected in this book show how the religions can address the iconic problem in our age of global image making. Readers interested in the monotheistic religions, the reality of global media, and the formation of human consciousness by religion and media will find here rich and provocative resources for reflection. With contributions by Alfred Bodenheimer (Basel), Sarah Coakley (Cambridge), Susanne Enderwitz (Heidelberg), Michael Fishbane (Chicago), Paul Mendes-Flohr (Chicago), Johannes Heil (Heidelberg), Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth), Dwight Hopkins (Chicago), Baber Johansen (Harvard), Angelika Neuwirth (Berlin), Friederike Nüssel (Heidelberg), William Schweiker (Chicago), Kathryn Tanner (Yale) and Michael Welker (Heidelberg). [Bilder des Göttlichen und kulturelle Orientierungen Jüdische, christliche und islamische Stimmen] Dieses innovative Buch bearbeitet das ikonische Problem, dass die abrahamitischen Religionen einerseits zahlreiche Gottesbilder entwickeln, sich aber andererseits gegen Gottesbilder aussprechen, ja das Bildermachen geradezu verbieten. Diese Spannung hat Auswirkungen bis hin zur Frage nach der geistigen und geistlichen Präsenz Gottes unter den Menschen und zu den Ambivalenzen der Verschleierung. In einer Zeit, in der Menschen mit einer Flut von Bildern - friedlichen wie erschreckenden - überschüttet werden, zeigt das Buch, wie jüdische, christliche und islamische Traditionen mit den kulturellen Orientierungskräften von Gottesbildern und Bilderverbot umgehen. Wer an den Orientierungskräften der großen monotheistischen Religionen und ihren Prägekräften für menschliches Bewusstsein und Erleben interessiert ist, wird in diesem Buch reiche und provokative Denkanstöße finden. William Schweiker, PhD Dr. h.c., born 1953, is Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics an der University of Chicago Divinity School and President of The Society of Christian Ethics.
As children get older, they will want to know more. With the emergence of the Internet, this is easier than parents think. All it takes is a few keystrokes and they have come to the website of their choice. Even with that, children find ways to get the information they want. Being online exposes children to a new way of exploring things. Or they will access one of their favorite children´s television websites and look at old episodes of their favorite shows. If it doesn´t cost them much of anything, they will take advantage of what the Internet has available. Even though a child may land on a child-friendly website, some of them do have chat rooms. Who says they would not try to access one of them? If they get lonely, they can look for new friends online. These are people they have never met before. Down the road, they start to feel comfortable talking to them. Then once they get to know them, they seek out people who have their same interests. Little do some of these children know that they may be setting themselves up for trouble if they´re not careful. The person on the other end seems to be interested in having a ´´friendship´´ as well. This ´´friendship´´ gets so intense that the child starts pouring out their heart to them. They start to divulge their innermost thoughts and problems. They think that the person on the other end will be willing to help them. What the person is really doing is trying to get a hook to take advantage of them. The child is then lured with promises of attention, giving and loving by way of the Internet. Then, once they think the child feels comfortable with them, they start to introduce them to content of a sexual nature. Being that most children are curious by nature, they seek to find out more. So the person starts sending them sexually provocative images and talks to them in a sexually explicit manner. In essence they´re being brainwashed to renounce their normal life as a child. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061432de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Popular culture is a central part of everyday life to many Americans. Personalities such as Elvis Presley, Oprah Winfrey, and Michael Jordan are more recognizable to many people than are most elected officials. With Amusement for All is the first comprehensive history of two centuries of mass entertainment in the United States, covering everything from the penny press to Playboy, the NBA to NASCAR, big band to hip hop, and other topics including film, comics, television, sports, dance, and music. Paying careful attention to matters of race, gender, class, technology, economics, and politics, LeRoy Ashby emphasizes the complex ways in which popular culture simultaneously reflects and transforms American culture, revealing that the world of entertainment constantly evolves as it tries to meet the demands of a diverse audience. Trends in popular entertainment often reveal the tensions between competing ideologies, appetites, and values in American society. For example, in the late 19th century, Americans embraced ´´self-made men´´ such as John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie; the celebrities of the day were circus tycoons P.T. Barnum and James A. Bailey, Wild West star ´´Buffalo Bill´´ Cody, professional baseball organizer Albert Spalding, and prizefighter John L. Sullivan. At the same time, however, several female performers challenged traditional notions of weak, frail Victorian women. Adah Isaacs Menken astonished crowds by wearing tights that made her appear nude while performing dangerous stunts on horseback, and the shows of the voluptuous burlesque group British Blondes often centered on provocative images of female sexual power and dominance. Ashby describes how history and politics frequently influence mainstream entertainment. When Native Americans, blacks, and other non-whites appeared in the 19th-century circuses and Wild West shows, it was often to perpetuate demeaning racial stereotypes - crowds jeered Sitting Bull at Cody... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pierce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007188de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This provocative study asks why we have held on to vivid images of the Nazis total control of the visual and performing arts, even though research has shown that many artists and their works thrived under Hitler. To answer this question, Potter investigates how historians since 1945 wrote about music, art, architecture, theater, film, and dance in Nazi Germany and how their accounts were colored by politics of the Cold War, the fall of communism, and the wish to preserve the idea that true art and politics cannot mix. She doesn´t deny that the persecution of Jewish artists and other enemies of the state was a high priority in the Third Reich, but this did not erase their artistic legacies from German cultural life.Art of Suppressionexamines the cultural histories of the Third Reich to help us understand how the circumstances of exile, the Allied occupation of Germany, the Cold War, and the complex meanings of modernism have sustained a distorted and problematic characterization of cultural life in the Third Reich.
Closely based on Haring´s own concept for the monograph he wanted to publish before his untimely death, this volume represents more than a decade of research and contains a wealth of unpublished photographic and written material including drawings, studio photographs, and journal entries. From chalk drawings deep in the New York City subways to murals in Pisa and Berlin; collaborations with William Burroughs and the famous body painting of Grace Jones, this book follows the incredible trajectory of Keith Haring´s artistic career: how a young man from a small town in rural Pennsylvania came to revolutionize the art world-and the course of art history-within little more than a decade. An incredibly prolific artist, Keith Haring created countless bold, provocative, endearing, and unforgettable images that continue to inspire artists-and delight children-worldwide. Tracing the arc from his early subway ´´tags´´ to his poignant work on social issues as diverse as AIDS, illiteracy and apartheid, this visually stunning book is the definitive work on Keith Haring.
Teen runaway, supermodel, and actress Carre Otis found herself in the public eye from a very tender age. Millions of people gazed at provocative images of her in magazine and billboard ads from Guess and Calvin Klein as well as in features on the pages of Playboy and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. By the time she was twenty, they had also seen her on posters for the controversial film Wild Orchid, with Mickey Rourke. The troubled marriage to Rourke that followed soon thereafter was widely reported on in the media, as were Carre´s struggles with drugs and a particularly brutal eating disorder. But to see someone naked on the page or exposed on the screen and in tabloids doesn’t mean we know who that person really is. After a decade-long deeply reflective and spiritual journey to discover for herself who she is, Carre found the balance and serenity she sought and is now ready to share her side of the story with the world. She confronts her complex past fearlessly and with unrelenting candor to set the record straight. The result is a narrative of success, despair, and ultimate triumph over sexual exploitation and our cultural obsession with appearance - a narrative of beauty disrupted, reclaimed, and made more radiant through self-acceptance, inner peace, and the love of family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carre Otis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002592de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first monograph on notorious photographer Chris von Wangenheim, whose shocking work epitomized the glamour and excess of the 1970s and reflected the fashionable underworld living life on the edge. Between the years 1968 and 1981, photographer Chris von Wangenheim shocked the world with a body of work that explored sex, violence, and danger in the realm of high fashion. Von Wangenheim´s dark photographs were emblematic of the time--an era that encompassed Deep Throat, the sexual revolution, punk, and porn--and continually challenged the viewers´ taste by its stylized depictions of suggestive (and often harrowing) narratives. His images appeared in every top fashion publication--including Vogue, Harper´s Bazaar, Vogue Italia, and Interview--and he produced unforgettable campaigns for Dior and Valentino until he died in a car accident at age 39. This book, the first monograph on von Wangenheim´s career, contains over two hundred provocative and iconic images from this tumultuous era, including never-before-seen outtakes from memorable shoots with such supermodels as Christie Brinkley, Lisa Taylor, and the late Gia Carangi. Drawing on interviews with models, editors, art directors, and photographers who were influenced by him, the Padilhas revive von Wangenheim´s explosive depictions of the glamour and excess of the 1970s for a contemporary audience and reveal how his work continues to inform fashion imagery today.
As children get older, they will want to know more. With the emergence of the internet, this is easier than parents think. All it takes is a few keystrokes and they have come to the website of their choice. Even with that, children find ways to get the information they want. Being online exposes children to a new way of exploring things. Or they will access one of their favorite childrens television websites and look at old episodes of their favorite shows. If it doesnt cost them much of anything, they will take advantage of what the internet has available.Even though a child may land on a child-friendly website, some of them do have chat rooms. Who says they would not try to access one of them? If they get lonely, they can look for new friends online. These are people they have never met before. Down the road, they start to feel comfortable talking to them. Then once they get to know them, they seek out people who have their same interests. Little do some of these children know that they may be setting themselves up for trouble if theyre not careful. The person on the other end seems to be interested in having a friendship as well. This friendship gets so intense that the child starts pouring out their heart to them. They start to divulge their innermost thoughts and problems. They think that the person on the other end will be willing to help them. What the person is really doing is trying to get a hook to take advantage of them. The child is then lured with promises of attention, giving and loving by way of the internet. Then, once they think the child feels comfortable with them, they start to introduce them to content of a sexual nature. Being that most children are curious by nature, they seek to find out more. So the person starts sending them sexually provocative images and talks to them in a sexually explicit manner.