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Author Strecker, Ivo
Title Astonishment and Evocation : The Spell of Culture in Art and Anthropology
Imprint New York, NY : Berghahn Books, Incorporated, 2013
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (211 pages)
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Series Studies in Rhetoric and Culture Ser. ; v.5
Studies in Rhetoric and Culture Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Illustrations -- Introduction -- Part I - Image -- Chapter 1 - Do Pictures Stare? Thoughts about Six Elements of Attention -- Chapter 2 - Gazing at Paintings and the Evocation of Life -- Chapter 3 - Tangled Up in Blue: Symbolism and Evocation -- Chapter 4 - Co-Presence, Astonishment, and Evocation in Cinematography -- Part II - Performance -- Chapter 5 - Captivated by Ritual: Visceral Visitations and the Evocation of Community -- Chapter 6 - The Spell of Riddles Among the Witoto -- Chapter 7 - Sounds of the Past: Music, History, and Astonishment -- Chapter 8 - Tears, Not So Idle Tears: "Time Binding," Lachrymose Emotionality, and Ethnographic Disambiguation -- Chapter 9 - Stones, Drumbeats, and Footprints in the Writing of the Other -- Chapter 10 - The Translation of the Said and the Unsaid in Sikkanese Ritual Texts -- Chapter 11 - Ethnographic Evocations and Evocative Ethnographies -- Chapter 12 - Reading Public Culture: Reason and Excess in the Newspaper -- Contributors -- Index
All societies are shaped by arts, media, and other persuasive practices that can awe, captivate, enchant or otherwise seem to cast a spell on the audience. Likewise, scholarship itself often is driven by a sense of wonder and a willingness to be open to what lies beyond the obvious. This book broadens and deepens this perspective. Inspired by Stephen Tyler's view of ethnography as an art of evocation, international scholars from the fields of aesthetics, anthropology, and rhetoric explore the spellbinding power of elusive meanings as people experience them in daily life and while gazing at works of art, watching films or studying other cultures. The book is divided into three parts covering the evocative power of visual art, the immersion in ritual and performance, and the reading, writing, and interpretation of texts. Taken as a whole, the contributions to the book demonstrate how astonishment and evocation deserve an important place in the conceptual repertoire of the human sciences
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Strecker, Ivo Astonishment and Evocation : The Spell of Culture in Art and Anthropology New York, NY : Berghahn Books, Incorporated,c2013 9780857459350
Subject Art and anthropology.;Art and society.;Visual anthropology.;Visual perception
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Alt Author Verne, Markus
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