Description : Now published in a revised second edition, The Matter of Images searches through the resonances of the term ‘representation’, analysing images in terms of why they matter, what they are made of, and the material realities they refer to. Richard Dyer’s analyses consider representations of ‘out’ groups and traditionally dominant groups alike, and encompass the eclectic texts of contemporary culture, from queers to straights, political correctness, representations of Empire and films including Gilda, Papillon and The Night of the Living Dead. Essays new to the second edition discuss Lillian Gish as the ultimate white movie star, the representation of whiteness in the South in Birth of a Nation, and society’s fascination with serial killers. The Matter of Images is distinctive in its commitment to writing politically about contemporary culture, while insisting on the importance of understanding the formal qualities and complexity of the images it investigates.
Description : In the second edition of this classic book, Dyer analyses culture from royalty to serial killers, political correctnesss and films.
Description : "Martin Luther's rhetoric of the demonic in his treatise Against the Heavenly Prophets in the Matter of Images and Sacraments (1525) expresses a soteriological argument regarding the necessary relation between the two realms of faith and works, which he reformulates as the proper relationship between justification and sanctification. Ultimately the lack of a such a hermeneutic of the two realms is what Luther sees as decisive in the theological argument of Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt and "the heavenly prophets" and the source of what renders them demonic. This demonic confusion between the two realms affects in turn their interpretations of ontology, anthropology and Christology and drives their radical understanding of how the two kingdoms relate. According to Luther, this confusion is grounded in a flawed "demonic" interpretation of the two kingdoms, and results in a disordered political and social agenda owing to its embrace of a reasoning of extremes. The radical reformers' confusion of the "two realms" is the essence of the demonic for Luther and is underpinned by unorthodox presuppositions. For Luther, all the principal theological loci depend upon the dialectical structure implicit in the logic of the two realms. When one appreciates that Luther's dialectical theory cannot be treated in isolation from his practical, homiletical goal as expressed in his rhetoric, it becomes clear that his polemic against the radical reformers is carried out by means of a rhetoric which draws upon his understanding and definition of the demonic. The dissertation builds upon the revisionist approaches of interdisciplinary studies by applying the concerns of rhetoric and linguistics as new tools of research in the field of Reformation Studies. It is hoped that such an approach will enable a more even-handed assessment of the often shocking language and disturbing rhetorical devices employed by a controversial theologian like Luther." --
Description : That black young people have been subject to unequal treatment in the youth justice system has been the belief of some individuals and groups, reinforced, at best, by anecdotal evidence. Negative Images: A Simple Matter of Black and White? provides not only evidential weight to uphold this view but also provides some insights into the processes by which it comes about. Findings of a case study detailed in the book demonstrate how in one youth court black youths were over-represented amongst those receiving high-tariff sentencing and that this over-representation could not be explained by seriousness or persistence of offending. Whilst responsibility for differential sentencing has often been laid at the door of Magistrates, this study reveals how social work court report practice may be contributing to the situation.
Description : In Images of Matter, a collection of essays first presented at the Eighth Citadel Conference on Literature, the contributors address the complex relationship between words and images. The book is organized into three parts that illuminate aspects of Francis Bacon's dictum in The Advancement of Learning about the creative act: words are but the images of matter, and except they have life of reason and invention, to fall in love with them is all one as to fall in love with a picture.
Description : Campt explores the affective resonances of two archives of Black European photographs for those pictured, their families, and the community. Image Matters looks at photograph collections of four Black German families taken between 1900 and the end of World War II and a set of portraits of Afro-Caribbean migrants to Britain taken at a photographic studio in Birmingham between 1948 and 1960.
Description : Forty years of in-depth research on Martin Luther's theology has left Oswald Bayer uniquely qualified to present this comprehensive study. He does so with clarity and care, simply enough for nontheologians to access. This remarkable book offers the basics of Luther's understanding of theology, discussing his response to the philosophy of science tradition, the formula by which he studied theology, and the basic philosophy that informed him. Bayer then takes Luther's stance on Christian dogmatics and ethics and applies it to our own theological understanding in the modern age. With such a complete Lutheran dogmatic concept -- the first of its kind offered -- the stunning inner consistency of Luther's theology and its ease of application to contemporary studies become unmistakably clear. Martin Luther's Theology is a valuable tool for students and teachers of theology and for those looking for a guide into the mind and heart of Luther -- a theologian for today.
Description : 'Image Matters For Men' includes tips on grooming, clothes, care and accessories and will show men how to dress to impress, how to look confident in an interview, attractive for a romantic meal and relaxed on holiday.
Description : Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd, this book explores the images of Pink Floyd album sleeves and the artwork they contain. Strom Thorgerson is a world-famous artist whose memoirs of his time spent with Pink Floyd are combined with all the artwork he created to represent the band at each stage of their career. Forty years on, Storm revisits the work he created for the albums and tells the stories behind them.