Picturing Empire

Picturing Empire

But as James R. Ryan argues in Picturing Empire, Victorian photographs reveal as much about the imaginative landscapes of imperial culture as they do about the "real" subjects captured within their frames.

Author: James R. Ryan

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780231631

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Coinciding with the extraordinary expansion of Britain's overseas empire under Queen Victoria, the invention of photography allowed millions to see what they thought were realistic and unbiased pictures of distant peoples and places. This supposed accuracy also helped to legitimate Victorian geography's illuminations of the "darkest" recesses of the globe with the "light" of scientific mapping techniques. But as James R. Ryan argues in Picturing Empire, Victorian photographs reveal as much about the imaginative landscapes of imperial culture as they do about the "real" subjects captured within their frames. Ryan considers the role of photography in the exploration and domestication of foreign landscapes, in imperial warfare, in the survey and classification of "racial types," in "hunting with the camera," and in teaching imperial geography to British schoolchildren. Ryan's careful exposure of the reciprocal relation between photographic image and imperial imagination will interest all those concerned with the cultural history of the British Empire.
Categories: Science

Picturing Paul in Empire

Picturing Paul in Empire

Picturing. Paul. Christianity took root and sprang to life in a world saturated with
Roman imperial imagery. This book offers a study of Colossians, Ephesians, 1
and 2 Timothy and Titus (the Pastoral Epistles) against the backdrop of the
Empire's ...

Author: Harry O. Maier

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567192707

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Pauline Christianity sprang to life in a world of imperial imagery. In the streets and at the thoroughfares, in the market places and on its public buildings and monuments, and especially on its coins the Roman Empire's imperial iconographers displayed imagery that aimed to persuade the Empire's diverse and mostly illiterate inhabitants that Rome had a divinely appointed right to rule the world and to be honoured and celebrated for its dominion. Harry O. Maier places the later, often contested, letters and theology associated with Paul in the social and political context of the Roman Empire's visual culture of politics and persuasion to show how followers of the apostle visualized the reign of Christ in ways consistent with central themes of imperial iconography. They drew on the Empire's picture language to celebrate the dominion and victory of the divine Son, Jesus, to persuade their audiences to honour his dominion with praise and thanksgiving. Key to this imperial embrace were Colossians, Ephesians, and the Pastoral Epistles. Yet these letters remain neglected territory in consideration of engagement with and reflection of imperial political ideals and goals amongst Paul and his followers. This book fills a gap in scholarly work on Paul and Empire by taking up each contested letter in turn to investigate how several of its main themes reflect motifs found in imperial images.
Categories: Religion

Post Empire Imaginaries

Post Empire Imaginaries

Anglophone Literature, History, and the Demise of Empires Barbara Buchenau,
Virginia Richter ... 65James R. Ryan, Picturing Empire: Photography and the
Visualization of the British Empire (Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1997): 217. 66 Ryan
 ...

Author: Barbara Buchenau

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004302280

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 502

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Barbara Buchenau and Virginia Richter’s Post-Empire Imaginaries? Anglophone Literature, History, and the Demise of Empires explores the legacies of different empires across various media, focusing on the spatial, temporal, and critical dimensions of what the editors term the post-empire imaginary.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Hunting for Empire

Hunting for Empire

Ritvo, Animal Estate, 249; Mackenzie, Empire of Nature, 30; Ryan, Picturing
Empire, 107. For a biography of Selous and his exploits, see Stephen Taylor, The
Mighty Nimrod: A Life ofFrederich Courteney Selous, African Hunter and
Adventurer ...

Author: Greg Gillespie

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774840385

Category: History

Page: 200

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Hunting for Empire offers a fresh cultural history of sport and imperialism. Greg Gillespie integrates critical perspectives from cultural studies, literary criticism, and cultural geography to analyze the themes of authorship, sport, science, and nature. In doing so he produces a unique theoretical lens through which to study nineteenth-century British big-game hunting and exploration narratives from the western interior of Rupert's Land. Sharply written and evocatively illustrated, Hunting for Empire will appeal to students and scholars of culture, sport, geography, and history, and to general readers interested in stories of hunting, empire, and the Canadian wilderness.
Categories: History

Materials of the Mind

Materials of the Mind

Ryan, Picturing Empire, 51. 83. On the connection between the environment and
race, particularly in India, see Mark Harrison, Climates and Constitutions: Health,
Race, Environment, and British Imperialism in India, 1600–1850 (Oxford: Oxford ...

Author: James Poskett

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780226626758

Category: History

Page: 360

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Phrenology was the most popular mental science of the Victorian age. From American senators to Indian social reformers, this new mental science found supporters around the globe. Materials of the Mind tells the story of how phrenology changed the world--and how the world changed phrenology. This is a story of skulls from the Arctic, plaster casts from Haiti, books from Bengal, and letters from the Pacific. Drawing on far-flung museum and archival collections, and addressing sources in six different languages, Materials of the Mind is an impressively innovative account of science in the nineteenth century as part of global history. It shows how the circulation of material culture underpinned the emergence of a new materialist philosophy of the mind, while also demonstrating how a global approach to history can help us reassess issues such as race, technology, and politics today.
Categories: History

Images and Empires

Images and Empires

On Holman Hunt, see also Linda Nochlin, “The Imaginary Orient,” Art in America,
May, 1993, 127, cited by James Ryan, Picturing Empire: Photography and the
Visualization of the British Empire (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997),
 ...

Author: Paul S. Landau

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520229495

Category: History

Page: 380

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This volume considers the meaning and power of images in African history and culture. It assembles a wide-ranging collection of essays dealing with specific visual forms, including monuments cinema, cartoons, domestic and professional photography, body art, world fairs, and museum exhibits.
Categories: History

Picturing Russia

Picturing Russia

a long time the focus in western writing on imperial russia fell much more on
russia than on the russian Empire. topics with a high russian content were the
norm—the history of the russian court or the russian peasantry, for example—and
the ...

Author: Valerie Ann Kivelson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300119619

Category: Art

Page: 284

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What can Russian images and objects—a tsar’s crown, a provincial watercolor album, the Soviet Pioneer Palace—tell us about the Russian people and their culture? This wide-ranging book is the first to explore the visual culture of Russia over the entire span of Russian history, from ancient Kiev to contemporary, post-Soviet society. Illustrated with more than one hundred diverse and fascinating images, the book examines the ways that Russians have represented themselves visually, understood their visual environment, and used visual images in social and political contexts. Expert contributors discuss images and objects from all over the Russian/Soviet empire, including consumer goods, architectural monuments, religious icons, portraits, news and art photography, popular prints, films, folk art, and more. Each of the concise and accessible essays in the volume offers a fresh interpretation of Russian cultural history. Putting visuality itself in focus as never before, Picturing Russia adds an entirely new dimension to the study of Russian literature, history, art, and culture. The book enriches our understanding of visual documents and shows the variety of ways they serve as far more than mere illustration.
Categories: Art

Edge of Empire

Edge of Empire

PICTURING. THE. EMPIRE. When Palumbo applied for full planning permission
to redevelop his Bank Junction site in the mid-1980s, conservationists and the
Corporation of London rallied to the defence of what heritage authorities had ...

Author: Jane M. Jacobs

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415120063

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

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British imperialism carved its way through space: possessing and ordering territories across the globe. This spatial legacy is not a relic of the past, it lingers in the present and shapes the nature of postcolonial futures. Edge of Empire examines struggles over urban space in three contemporary First World cities in an attempt to map the real geographies of colonialism and postcolonialism. From London, the one-time heart of the empire, to Perth and Brisbane, scenes of Aboriginal claims for the sacred in the space of the modern city, Jacobs emphasises the global geography of the local and unravels the spatialised cultural politics of postcolonial processes. Edge of Empire forms the basis for understanding imperialism over space and time, and is a recognition of the unruly spatial politics of race and nation, nature and culture, past and present.
Categories: Social Science

Global Interests

Global Interests

PICTURING HISTORY Series Editors In the same series Health and Illness
Images of Difference SANDER L. GILMAN ... BLACK Trading Territories Mapping
the Early Modern World JERRY BROTTON Picturing Empire Photography and
the ...

Author: Lisa Jardine

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861895493

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 393

Looking outward for confirmation of who they were and what defined them as "civilized," Europeans encountered the returning gaze of what we now call the East, in particular the attention of the powerful Ottoman Empire. Global Interests explores the historical interactions that arose from these encounters as it considers three less-examined art objects—portrait medals, tapestries, and equestrian art—from a fresh and stimulating perspective. As portable artifacts, these objects are particularly potent tools for exploring the cultural currents flowing between the Orient and Occident. Global Interests offers a timely reconsideration of the development of European imperialism, focusing on the Habsburg Empire of Charles V. Lisa Jardine and Jerry Brotton analyze the impact this history continues to have on contemporary perceptions of European culture and ethnic identity. They also investigate the ways in which European culture came to define itself culturally and aesthetically during the century-long span of 1450 to 1550. Ultimately, their study offers a radical and wide-ranging reassessment of Renaissance art.
Categories: History

Better Britons

Better Britons

Reproduction, National Identity, and the Afterlife of Empire Nadine Attewell ...
ofthe Andean Image World (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1997) and James R. Ryan,
Picturing Empire: 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 Notes to pages 85–90 237.

Author: Nadine Attewell

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442667075

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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In 1932, Aldous Huxley published Brave New World, his famous novel about a future in which humans are produced to spec in laboratories. Around the same time, Australian legislators announced an ambitious experiment to “breed the colour” out of Australia by procuring white husbands for women of white and indigenous descent. In this study, Nadine Attewell reflects on an assumption central to these and other policy initiatives and cultural texts from twentieth-century Britain, Australia, and New Zealand: that the fortunes of the nation depend on controlling the reproductive choices of citizen-subjects. Better Britons charts an innovative approach to the politics of reproduction by reading an array of works and discourses – from canonical modernist novels and speculative fictions to government memoranda and public debates – that reflect on the significance of reproductive behaviours for civic, national, and racial identities. Bringing insights from feminist and queer theory into dialogue with work in indigenous studies, Attewell sheds new light on changing conceptions of British and settler identity during the era of decolonization.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Columbia Guide to Central African Literature in English Since 1945

The Columbia Guide to Central African Literature in English Since 1945

Harvard University Press, 1965. Ryan, James R. Picturing Empire: Photography
and the Visualization of the British Empire. London: Reaktion Books, 1997.
Schoffeleers, Matthew, ed. Guardians of the Land: Essays on Central African
Territorial ...

Author: Adrian Roscoe

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231503792

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

View: 160

Columbia's guides to postwar African literature paint a unique portrait of the continent's rich and diverse literary traditions. This volume examines the rapid rise and growth of modern literature in the three postcolonial nations of Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia. It tracks the multiple political and economic pressures that have shaped Central African writing since the end of World War II and reveals its authors' heroic efforts to keep their literary traditions alive in the face of extreme poverty and AIDS. Adrian Roscoe begins with a list of key political events. Since writers were composing within both colonial and postcolonial contexts, he pays particular attention to the nature of British colonialism, especially theories regarding its provenance and motivation. Roscoe discusses such historical figures as David Livingstone, Cecil Rhodes, and Sir Harry Johnston, as well as modern power players, including Robert Mugabe, Kenneth Kaunda, and Kamuzu Banda. He also addresses efforts to create a literary-historical record from an African perspective, an account that challenges white historiographies in which the colonized was neither agent nor informer. A comprehensive alphabetical guide profiles both established and emerging authors and further illustrates issues raised in the introduction. Roscoe then concludes with a detailed bibliography recommending additional reading and sources. At the close of World War II the people of Central Africa found themselves mired in imperial fatigue and broken promises of freedom. This fueled a desire for liberation and a major surge in literary production, and in this illuminating guide Roscoe details the campaigns for social justice and political integrity, for education and economic empowerment, and for gender equity, participatory democracy, rural development, and environmental care that characterized this exciting period of development.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography

(1996) Visions of Empire: Voyages, Botany and Representations of Nature.
Cambridge: ... Ploszajska, T. (2000) Historiographies of geography and empire.
In Modern ... Picturing Empire: Photography and the Visualization of the British
Empire.

Author: Nuala C. Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118384435

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

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**Named a 2014 Choice Outstanding Academic Title** Combining coverage of key themes and debates from a variety of historical and theoretical perspectives, this authoritative reference volume offers the most up-to-date and substantive analysis of cultural geography currently available. A significantly revised new edition covering a number of new topics such as biotechnology, rural, food, media and tech, borders and tourism, whilst also reflecting developments in established subjects including animal geographies Edited and written by the leading authorities in this fast-developing discipline, and features a host of new contributors to the second edition Traces the historical evolution of cultural geography through to the very latest research Provides an international perspective, reflecting the advancing academic traditions of non-Western institutions, especially in Asia Features a thematic structure, with sections exploring topics such as identities, nature and culture, and flows and mobility
Categories: Social Science

Space and Place in Children s Literature 1789 to the Present

Space and Place in Children   s Literature  1789 to the Present

Ryan, James R. Picturing Empire: Photography and the Visualization of the
British Empire. Chicago: university of Chicago Press, 1997. Said, Edward.
Orientalism. New york: Random house, 1977. Schama, Simon. Landscape and
Memory.

Author: Maria Sachiko Cecire

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472420565

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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Focusing on questions of space and locale in children’s literature, this collection explores how metaphorical and physical space can create landscapes of power, knowledge, and identity in texts from the early nineteenth century to the present. The collection is comprised of four sections that take up the space between children and adults, the representation of 'real world' places, fantasy travel and locales, and the physical space of the children’s book-as-object. In their essays, the contributors analyze works from a range of sources and traditions by authors such as Sylvia Plath, Maria Edgeworth, Gloria Anzaldúa, Jenny Robson, C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Knox, and Claude Ponti. While maintaining a focus on how location and spatiality aid in defining the child’s relationship to the world, the essays also address themes of borders, displacement, diaspora, exile, fantasy, gender, history, home-leaving and homecoming, hybridity, mapping, and metatextuality. With an epilogue by Philip Pullman in which he discusses his own relationship to image and locale, this collection is also a valuable resource for understanding the work of this celebrated author of children’s literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Picturing Imperial Power

Picturing Imperial Power

Bringing the Empire Home THE BLACK SERVANT IN DOMESTIC
PORTRAITURE I am the sugar in the bottom of the English cup of tea . stuart hall ,
" Old and New Identities , Old and New Ethnicities ” 1 Several eighteenth -
century portraits ...

Author: Beth Fowkes Tobin

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822323389

Category: Art

Page: 306

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An interdisciplinary study of visual representations of British colonial power in the eighteenth century.
Categories: Art

Dr Livingstone I Presume

Dr Livingstone I Presume

Missionaries, Journalists, Explorers and Empire Clare Pettitt ... and Empire (2001
). Tim Young's book, Travellers in Africa: British Travelogue 1850– 1900 (1994)
and James Ryan's Picturing Empire: Photography and the Further Reading.

Author: Clare Pettitt

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847650955

Category: Religion

Page: 297

View: 940

Livingstone's Missionary Tales had already been a bestseller. He now wanted to outdo other explorers and find the sources of the Nile. But after 5 years of travelling he was widely assumed to be dead. At that point, Stanley turned up with his Stars and Stripes flag and a caravan of much-needed supplies. In a brilliant book Clare Pettitt tells the story of their meeting and what led up to it, and the reactions to it of contemporaries and afterwards. The 'truth' is complicated. Livingstone, the crusading missionary had often cooperated with the slave-traders. He had made only one convert and his greatest achievement of exploration - the discovery of the source of the Nile - was in fact a misidentification. It is a fascinating story of conflict and paradox taking us into the extraordinary history of British engagement with Africa...and shows both the darkest side of imperialism and the popular myth-making of the music hall jokes, the cartoons etc. This is the second title in the new Profiles in History series, edited by Mary Beard. This series explores classic moments of world history - those 'ring-a-bell' events that we always know less about than we think!
Categories: Religion

Key Concepts in Geography

Key Concepts in Geography

... Journal of Historical Geography , 26 : 555-71 . Rose , G. ( 2001 ) Visual
Methodologies . London : Sage . Ryan , J. ( 1997 ) Picturing Empire . London :
Reaktion . Said , E. ( 1995 , first published 1978 ) Orientalism . London : Penguin
Books .

Author: Sarah Holloway

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761973893

Category: Science

Page: 342

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Defining the key terms that inform the language of geography and define the geographical imagination: space, time, place, scale, landscape, this volume provides definitions of terms from both human and physical geography.
Categories: Science

The Empire of Nature

The Empire of Nature

In The Empire of Nature, John M. MacKenzie assesses the significance of the hunting cult as a major element of the imperial experience in Africa and Asia.

Author: John M. MacKenzie

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719052270

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

View: 817

In The Empire of Nature, John M. MacKenzie assesses the significance of the hunting cult as a major element of the imperial experience in Africa and Asia.
Categories: Political Science

Animals in Film

Animals in Film

68–9; James R. Ryan, Picturing Empire: Photography and the Visualization of the
British Empire (London, 1997), pp. 99–139; Brian Winston, Technologies of
Seeing: Photography, Cinematography, Television (London, 1996), p. 40.

Author: Jonathan Burt

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861895721

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 348

From Salvador Dalí to Walt Disney, animals have been a constant yet little-considered presence in film. Indeed, it may come as a surprise to learn that animals were a central inspiration to the development of moving pictures themselves. In Animals in Film, Jonathan Burt points out that the mobility of animals presented technical and conceptual challenges to early film-makers, the solutions of which were an important factor in advancing photographic technology, accelerating the speed of both film and camera. The early filming of animals also marked one of the most significant and far-reaching changes in the history of animal representation, and has largely determined the way animals have been visualized in the twentieth century. Burt looks at the extraordinary relation-ship between animals, cinema and photography (including the pioneering work of Eadweard Muybridge and Jules-Etienne Marey) and the technological developments and challenges posed by the animal as a specific kind of moving object. Animals in Film is a shrewd account of the politics of animals in cinema, of how movies and video have developed as weapons for animal rights activists, and of the roles that animals have played in film, from the avant-garde to Hollywood.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Companion to Modern African Art

A Companion to Modern African Art

Picturing Empire: Photography and the Visualization of the British Empire.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Schmidt, Karl Wilhelm (1888). Sansibar:
Ein Ostafrikanisches Culturbild. Leipzig, Germany: F. A. Brockhaus. Sekula, Allan
(1986).

Author: Gitti Salami

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118515051

Category: Art

Page: 648

View: 635

Offering a wealth of perspectives on African modern and Modernist art from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, this new Companion features essays by African, European, and North American authors who assess the work of individual artists as well as exploring broader themes such as discoveries of new technologies and globalization. A pioneering continent-based assessment of modern art and modernity across Africa Includes original and previously unpublished fieldwork-based material Features new and complex theoretical arguments about the nature of modernity and Modernism Addresses a widely acknowledged gap in the literature on African Art
Categories: Art