Download Free Images, Power, and Politics PDF by Barbara N. Porter Full Book and published by American Philosophical Society. This book was released on 1993 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download Free A History of Social Justice and Political Power in the Middle East PDF by Linda T. Darling Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a comprehensive survey of the exercise of political power and justice in the Middle East from ancient Mesopotamia through into the 20th century, through a detailed examination of the Circle of Justice. A must read for students, policymakers, and ordinary citizens, this book will be an important contribution to the areas of political history, political theory, Middle East studies and Orientalism.
Download Free Image, Power and Space PDF by Alan Tomlinson Full Book and published by Meyer & Meyer Verlag. This book was released on 2007 with total page 359 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of studies by scholars working at the Chelsea School Research Centre and the University of Brighton
Download Free Asian Power and Politics PDF by Lucian W. PYE Full Book and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2009-06-30 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a major new book, Lucian Pye reconceptualizes Asian political development as a product of cultural attitudes about power and authority. He contrasts the great traditions of Confucian East Asia with the Southeast Asian cultures and the South Asian traditions of Hinduism and Islam, and explores the national differences within these larger civilizations. Breaking with modern political theory, Pye believes that power differs profoundly from one culture to another. In Asia the masses of the people are group-oriented and respectful of authority, while their leaders are more concerned with dignity and upholding collective pride than with problem-solving. As culture decides the course of political development, Pye shows how Asian societies, confronted with the task of setting up modern nation-states, respond by fashioning paternalistic forms of power that satisfy their deep psychological craving for security. This new paternalism may appear essentially authoritarian to Western eyes, but Pye maintains that it is a valid response to the people's needs and will ensure community solidarity and strong group loyalties. He predicts that we are certain to see emerging from Asia's accelerating transformation some new version of modern society that may avoid many of the forms of tension common to Western civilization but may also produce a whole new set of problems. This book revitalizes Asian political studies on a plane that comprehends the large differences between Asia and the West and at the same time is sensitive to the subtle variations among the many Asian cultures. Its comparative perspective will provide indispensable insights to anyone who wishes to think more deeply about the modern Asian states.
Download Free Images of Others PDF by Nathaniel Levtow Full Book and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2008-06-23 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this volume, Nathaniel Levtow articulately interacts with Mesopotamian and Israelite iconoclastic traditions, locating Israelite polemics against cult images among a spectrum of ancient West Asian literary genres and ritual practices that target the embodied deities of political opponents. Levtow argues that Israelite parodies of Mesopotamian iconic cult were not unique expressions of aniconic monotheism but assertions of Israelite political potency during and shortly after the Babylonian Exile. By interpreting Israelite icon parodies in this context, Levtow rejects the idea of “idolatry” as a static, native Israelite descriptive category and highlights the ability of Israelite writers to compose authoritative classifications of cult that profoundly influenced ancient and modern understandings of iconic worship practices. He concludes that biblical representations of iconic cult reveal dynamic acts of Israelite social formation and exemplify the enduring power of the cult image in ancient West Asian societies.
Download Free The Image of Gender and Political Leadership PDF by Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2023 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There are many theories as to why women remain severely underrepresented in democratic governments. Perhaps voters do not consider women to be capable leaders, or maybe party elites obstruct women's paths to office because they don't believe that they are electable. But if these attitudes are hurdles standing in the way of women being elected to office, where did they develop? In The Image of Gender and Political Leadership, Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson and Nehemia Geva bring together parallel experiments conducted in countries around the world to compare the ways in which young adults view gender and leadership. Together, the chapters in this book present findings from on-site experiments conducted with over 6,000 young adult students of highly diverse socio-economic backgrounds in eight countries that have varying levels of experience with women in government: Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, England, Israel, Sweden, the United States, and Uruguay. Overall, the book finds little evidence of traditional gender stereotypes that would limit young people's support for women as political leaders. Women candidates are accepted as leaders by the participants, indicating young adults' approval of women's ability to hold diverse posts, win votes, and manage stereotypically masculine policy areas. The book also finds that young adults are very responsive to political party--regardless of gender, they tend to favor candidates from their preferred parties. With an in-depth, cross-national perspective, Taylor-Robinson and Geva provide empirical evidence to dispel myths about what contributes to the low election rates of women, and importantly, investigate logical steps to achieve gender parity.
Download Free Power and Politics in Old Regime France, 1720-1745 PDF by Peter Campbell Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2003-10-04 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Download Free Art and Political Thought in Medieval England, C. 1150-1350 PDF by Laura Slater Full Book and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2018 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An exploration of how power and political society were imagined, represented and reflected on in medieval English art
Download Free Trees, Kings, and Politics PDF by Barbara N. Porter Full Book and published by Saint-Paul. This book was released on 2003 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Zwischen dem 9. und 7. Jahrhundert v. Chr. stellten assyrische Konige zahlreiche Bilder, Reliefs und Stelen an offentlichen Platzen, in Tempeln und an Palastmauern aus. Welche Bedeutung und Funktion hatten diese Bildnisse? Allen Beitragen liegt die These zugrunde, dass sie der assyrischen Propaganda dienten, um die politische Haltung und das Verhalten am koniglichen Hof, in Assyrien sowie im riesigen, kulturell vielfaltigen assyrischen Reich zu beeinflussen und zu steuern.
Download Free Culture and Politics in South Asia PDF by Dev Nath Pathak Full Book and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-07-20 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume looks at the politics of communication and culture in contemporary South Asia. It explores languages, signs and symbols reflective of current mythologies that underpin instances of performance in present-day India and its neighbouring countries. From gender performances and stage depictions to protest movements, folk songs to cinematic reconstructions and elections to war-torn regions, the chapters in the book bring the multiple voices embedded within the grand theatre of popular performance and the cultural landscape of the region to the fore. Breaking new ground, this work will prove useful to students and researchers in sociology and social anthropology, art and performance studies, political studies and international relations, communication and media studies and culture studies.
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Download Free Biopolitical Screens PDF by Pasi Valiaho Full Book and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2014-07-18 with total page 203 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An investigation of the aesthetics and politics of new visual media under twenty-first-century capitalism, from console games to virtual reality to video installation art. In Biopolitical Screens, Pasi Väliaho charts and conceptualizes the imagery that composes our affective and conceptual reality under twenty-first-century capitalism. Väliaho investigates the role screen media play in the networks that today harness human minds and bodies—the ways that images animated on console game platforms, virtual reality technologies, and computer screens capture human potential by plugging it into arrangements of finance, war, and the consumption of entertainment. Drawing on current neuroscience and political and economic thought, Väliaho argues that these images work to shape the atomistic individuals who populate the neoliberal world of accumulation and war. Väliaho bases his argument on a broad notion of the image as something both visible and sayable, detectable in various screen platforms but also in scientific perception and theoretical ideas. After laying out the conceptual foundations of the book, Väliaho offers focused and detailed investigations of the current visual economy. He considers the imagery of first-person shooter video games as tools of “neuropower”; explores the design and construction of virtual reality technologies to treat post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan; and examines three instances of video installation art that have the power to disrupt the dominant regime of sensibility rather than reinforce it.
Download Free The Image of God in the Garden of Eden PDF by Catherine L. McDowell Full Book and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2015-09-02 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Catherine McDowell presents a detailed and insightful analysis of the creation of adam in Gen 2:5–3:24 in light of the Mesopotamian mīs pî pīt pî (“washing of the mouth, opening of the mouth”) and the Egyptian wpt-r (opening of the mouth) rituals for the creation of a divine image. Parallels between the mouth washing and opening rituals and the Eden story suggest that the biblical author was comparing and contrasting human creation with the ritual creation, animation, and installation of a cult statue in order to redefine ṣelem ʾelohîm as a human being—the living likeness of God tending and serving in the sacred garden. McDowell also considers the explicit image and likeness language in Gen 1:26–27. Drawing from biblical and extrabiblical texts, she demonstrates that ṣelem and demût define the divine-human relationship, first and foremost, in terms of kinship. To be created in the image and likeness of Elohim was to be, metaphorically speaking, God’s royal sons and daughters. While these royal qualities are explicit in Gen 1, McDowell persuasively argues that kinship is the primary metaphor Gen 1 uses to define humanity and its relationship to God. Further, she discusses critical issues, noting the problems inherent in the traditional views on the dating and authorship of Gen 1–3, and the relationship between the two creation accounts. Through a careful study of the tôledôt in Genesis, she demonstrates that Gen 2:4 serves as both a hinge and a “telescope”: the creation of humanity in Gen 2:5–3:24 should be understood as a detailed account of the events of Day 6 in Gen 1. When Gen 1–3 are read together, as the final redactor intended, these texts redefine the divine-human relationship using three significant and theologically laden categories: kinship, kingship, and cult. Thus, they provide an important lens through which to view the relationship between God and humanity as presented in the rest of the Bible.
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