Images Of Silence
The most important journey in life is the journey inward-to the depths of our own being. It is a journey we are all invited to make. It takes us beyond words and images into silence. The silence allows the restless mind to become still and in the stillness we enter a new world. We return to our hearts. Here we find our true selves. We discover an ancient way of finding God that has almost become lost.
Amy Stuart is running away from her past, convinced that if she can put some distance between herself and the events that nearly destroyed her, she'll be okay. Distracted mid-flight, she falls into the middle of a family saga between a man and his young son. Now employed as their governess, Amy diverts her attention to uncovering the reasons for the strange dynamics in the Wilde household.
Twelve penetrating, painful essays explore the author's codes of silence, deference, and expression that govern Japanese and American women's lives and the images of the body that make sex seem foreign to Japanese women and ever-present to Americans.
Images of silence
The Jacobsen family moves into an aged house in the town of Amityville. Almost immediately they witness strange occurrences and begin seeing terrifying images around the house. The local townspeople also have a secret and soon the Jacobsen's are battling with an evil spirit in the house and the malicious locals who want them silenced. The curse of Amityville is back.
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When Pico Iyer decided to go to Kyoto and live in a monastery, he did so to learn about Zen Buddhism from the inside, to get to know Kyoto, one of the loveliest old cities in the world, and to find out something about Japanese culture today-not the world of businessmen and production lines, but the traditional world of changing seasons and the silence of temples, of the images woven through literature, of the lunar Japan that still lives on behind the rising sun of geopolitical power.
"Haunted Images" takes a close look at a range of treatments of the Holocaust in film, using sustained textual analysis to radically rethink film as a witness to history. Questioning the legitimacy of persistent claims that the Holocaust remains 'unrepresentable', this volume seeks to redefine the singular challenges this event presents to filmmakers, suggesting that filmic representations address the Holocaust as much through what they leave unseen - through silences and ellipses - as through what they visualise directly.
One of Greece's leading photographers, John Demos captures the spirit of the people. He pictures the traditional life of Greece. These are people who simply do what they have always done-with their rituals of procession, feast days, marriages and burials. These are images that reach far back in time. Consciously or unconsciously, ancient myths are reenacted.
Weaving together evidence from sociolgy, anthropology, history, and biblical studies, this book shows that patriarchal and hierarchial views of gender arise from agrarian culture, along with images of woman as unequal, inferior, unclean, and evil. . T
Well-known for his historical accounts of Satan and hell, Jeffrey Burton Russell here explores the brighter side of eternity: heaven. Dispensing with the cliche images of goodness that can make even heaven seem unbearable, the author stimulates our
Glenn Jordan and Chris Weedon look at the role of culture in reproducing and contesting social relations of class, gender and race. They focus on relationships between culture, subjectivity, and power, in what is the first comprehensive introduction to contemporary cultural politics. * Whose culture shall be the official one and whose shall be subordinated? * What cultures shall be regarded as worthy of display and which shall be hidden? * Whose history shall be remembered and whose forgotten? * What images of social life shall be projected and which shall be marginalized? * What voices shall be heard and which shall be silenced? * Who is representing whom and on what basis? * How can marginalized and oppressed people be empowered to change their social position? * What is cultural democracy and how can it be achieved? These key questions are among the radical issues Cultural Politics addresses, through case studies from Britain, North America, Eastern Europe and Australia.
An acclaimed fashion photographer provides a personal, luminous, and moving account of post-tsunami Japan. This volume is an extraordinary photographic report by the famous Japanese fashion photographer Yasushi Handa, taken a few weeks after the terrible earthquake and tsunami that battered the eastern coastline of Japan in March 2010. It includes the detailed history of the provinces affected by the disaster, an accessible scientific explanation of the reasons why such an event can occur, and a look to the future that talks clearly about how damage can be limited and how nuclear disasters can be prevented.
Queer Media Images: LGBT Perspectives presents fifteen chapters that address how the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered communities are depicted in the media. This collection focuses on how the LGBT community has been silenced or given voice through the media. Through a study of queer media images, this book scrutinizes LGBT media representations and how these representations contribute to a dialogue about civil rights for this marginalized community.