Picturing Pity

Picturing Pity is the first full length monograph on missionary photography.

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Author: Marianne Gullestad†

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782388807

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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Picturing Pity is the first full length monograph on missionary photography. Empirically, it is based on an in-depth analysis of the published photographs taken by Norwegian evangelical missionaries in Northern Cameroon from the early nineteen twenties, at the beginning of their activities in this region, and until today. Being part of a large international movement, Norway sent out more missionaries per capita than any other country in Europe. Marianne Gullestad's main contention is that the need to continuously justify their activities to donors in Europe has led to the creation and maintenance of specific ways of portraying Africans. The missionary visual rhetoric is both based on earlier visualizations and has over time established its own conventions which can now also be traced within secular fields of activity such as international development agencies, foreign policy, human relief organizations and the mass media. Picturing Pity takes part in the present "pictorial turn" in academic teaching and research, constituting visual images as an exciting site of conversation across disciplinary lines.

Picturing Pity

PICTURING PITY Pitfalls and pleasures in cross - cultural communication . Image and word in a North Cameroon mission Marianne Gullestad Picturing Pity is ...

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Author: Marianne Gullestad

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845453433

Category: Political Science

Page: 302

View: 515

Picturing Pity is the first full length monograph on missionary photography. Empirically, it is based on an in-depth analysis of the published photographs taken by Norwegian evangelical missionaries in Northern Cameroon from the early nineteen twenties, at the beginning of their activities in this region, and until today. Being part of a large international movement, Norway sent out more missionaries per capita than any other country in Europe. Marianne Gullestad's main contention is that the need to continuously justify their activities to donors in Europe has led to the creation and maintenance of specific ways of portraying Africans. The missionary visual rhetoric is both based on earlier visualizations and has over time established its own conventions which can now also be traced within secular fields of activity such as international development agencies, foreign policy, human relief organizations and the mass media. Picturing Pity takes part in the present pictorial turn in academic teaching and research, constituting visual images as an exciting site of conversation across disciplinary lines.

Churches and Education

1850s A focus on pity' as a motive, prevalent across ... 3, in turn referencing Marianne Gullestad, Picturing Pity: Pitfalls and Pleasures in Cross-Cultural ...

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Author: Morwenna Ludlow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108487085

Category: Religion

Page: 628

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Brings together the work of a wide range of scholars to explore the history of churches and education.

Protestant Missions and Local Encounters in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Picturing Pity: Pitfalls and Pleasures in Cross-cultural Communication - Image and Word in a North Cameroon Mission. Oxford and New york: Berghahn, 2007.

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Author: Hilde Nielssen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004202986

Category: Religion

Page: 337

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This book makes visible an important but neglected aspect of Christian missions: its transnational character. Missionaries considered themselves global actors, yet they operated within a variety of nation-states. The volume demonstrates how processes on a national level are closely linked to larger transnational processes.

Picturing Disability

We show pity for the worthy by providing charity and contempt for the unworthy by requiring that they take care of themselves or be punished.

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Author: Robert Bogdan

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815633020

Category: Photography

Page: 198

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Midget, feeble-minded, crippled, lame, and insane: these terms and the historical photographs that accompany them may seem shocking to present-day audiences. In this book, Bogdan and his collaborators gather over 200 historical photographs showing how people with disabilities have been presented over the years.

Write about Dogs

So what happens when you don't concentrate on who you are because you're spending all your time picturing pity disguised as interest ?

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Author: Keith Ryan

Publisher: Keith Ryan Pub

ISBN: 0968392210

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Write About Dogs is not just another guy and his dog book. No, this novel is about science and love and spiritual understanding and yes, a beautiful dog, unfortunately deceased, a beautiful woman, gone too, a crabby school teacher, multiple breaches of faith, this guy, another guy who hates this guy, oh, and both their fathers as well, the whole lot of them, all mixed up and personally involved. This book has ideas about marriage, large animals, and inner peace. Woven through and bound up with lies and deceit, the story is first forgotten, then recounted, then changed, and finally a brand new completely made up story put in its place. Along the way there is some frank discussion, room for error, and more than a few laughs. In the end, everyone lives happily ever after.

Communication and Conversation in Northern Cameroon

Picturing Pity: Pitfalls and Pleasures in Cross-cultural Communication – Image and Word in a North Cameroon Mission. Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2007.

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Author: Tomas Sundnes Drønen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004177543

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

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Describing a fascinating case from the modern mission movement in Africa, this book offers new and valuable insight from the encounter between the Dii people and Norwegian missionaries. Spiritual and social changes were results of fascination, miscommunication and constant negotiation in a spiritual and civilizing marketplace.

Ethnographies of Waiting

Picturing Pity: Pitfalls and Pleasures in Cross-cultural Communication – Image and Word in a North Cameroon Mission. Oxford: Berghahn Books. Guyer, Jane.

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Author: Manpreet K. Janeja

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000183764

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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We all wait – in traffic jams, passport offices, school meal queues, for better weather, an end to fighting, peace. Time spent waiting produces hope, boredom, anxiety, doubt, or uncertainty. Ethnographies of Waiting explores the social phenomenon of waiting and its centrality in human society. Using waiting as a central analytical category, the book investigates how waiting is negotiated in myriad ways. Examining the politics and poetics of waiting, Ethnographies of Waiting offers fresh perspectives on waiting as the uncertain interplay between doubting and hoping, and asks "When is time worth the wait?" Waiting thus conceived is intrinsic to the ethnographic method at the heart of the anthropological enterprise. Featuring detailed ethnographies from Japan, Georgia, England, Ghana, Norway, Russia and the United States, a Foreword by Craig Jeffrey and an Afterword by Ghassan Hage, this is a vital contribution to the field of anthropology of time and essential reading for students and scholars in anthropology, sociology and philosophy.

Vulnerability in Scandinavian Art and Culture

Picturing Pity: Pitfalls and Pleasures in Cross-Cultural Communication—Image and Word in a North Cameroon Mission. New York: Berghahn Books. Institutet.

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Author: Adriana Margareta Dancus

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030373825

Category: Art

Page: 324

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In this open access book, seventeen scholars discuss how contemporary Scandinavian art and media have become important arenas to articulate and stage various forms of vulnerability in the Scandinavian welfare states. How do discourses of privilege and vulnerability coexist and interact in Scandinavia? How do the Scandinavian countries respond to vulnerability given increased migration? How is vulnerability distributed in terms of margin and centre, normality and deviance? And how can vulnerability be used to move audiences towards each other and accomplish change? We address these questions in an interdisciplinary study that brings examples from celebrated and provocative fiction and documentary films, TV-series, reality TV, art installations, design, literature, graphic art, radio podcasts and campaigns on social media.

Action Research in Criminal Justice

Picturing pity. Pitfalls and pleasures in cross- cultural communication. Image and word in a North Cameroon mission. Oxford: Berghahn Books.

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Author: Inge Vanfraechem

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317310099

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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To understand how people experience justice and security is a challenging task in times of unrest, marked by growing perceptions of insecurity, discrimination and uncertainty. The European project ALTERNATIVE aimed to understand justice and security experiences related to conflicts in intercultural settings, when citizens are given the means to actively contribute to these processes. This book relates how the project was set up as an action research through the concrete description of four action sites: social housing estates in Vienna, Austria; a small community in Hungary with a Roma population; three border towns in Serbia; and three communities in Northern Ireland. These four sites have been compared through an innovative methodology, which leads to a deeper understanding of the impact of participatory and restorative justice oriented processes, and - in a more general way - of what action research may entail in the criminological field. Bringing together researchers and case studies from around Europe, this book examines the scientific potential of action research as a methodology in criminal justice settings. This book is one of two volumes resulting from the work by a group of researchers in six European countries having cooperated intensively during four years in ALTERNATIVE, an action research project funded under the EU Seventh Framework Programme.

Colonialism China and the Chinese

... Picturing Pity: Pitfalls and Pleasures in Cross-Cultural Communication. Image and Word in a North Cameroon Mission (New York, NY: Berghahn Books, 2007).

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Author: Peter Monteath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429753459

Category: History

Page: 210

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This book explores the place of China and the Chinese during the age of imperialism. Focusing not only on the state but also on the vitality of Chinese culture and the Chinese diaspora, it examines the seeming contradictions of a period in which China came under immense pressure from imperial expansion while remaining a major political, cultural and demographic force in its own right. Where histories of China commonly highlight episodes of conflict and subjugation in China’s relations with the West, the contributions to this volume explore the complex spaces where empires and their peoples did not merely collide but also became entangled.

Teachers and Teaching on Stage and on Screen

Picturing pity: Pitfalls and pleasures in cross-cultural communication – Image and word in a North Cameroon mission. New York, NY: Berghahn Books.

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Author: Diane Conrad

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781789380682

Category: Performing Arts

Page:

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Why are educators and their profession the focus of so much film and theatre? Diane Conrad and Monica Prendergast bring together scholars and practitioners in education, examining dramatic portrayals of teachers and teaching to answer this very question. Films such as Freedom Writers, Bad Teacher and School of Rock, to name a few, intentionally or inadvertently comment on education and influence the opinions and, ultimately, the experiences of anyone who has taught or been taught. The chapters gathered in this collection critique the Hollywood 'good teacher' repertoire, delve into satiric parodies and alternative representations and explore issues through analyses of independent and popular films and plays from around the world. By examining teacher-student relationships, institutional cultures, societal influences and much more, Teachers and Teaching on Stage and on Screen addresses these media’s varied fascinations with the educator like no collection before it.

The Norwegian Mission s Literacy Work in Colonial and Independent Madagascar

Picturing Pity: Pitfalls and Pleasures in Cross-cultural Communication—Image and Word in a North Cameroon Mission. Oxford: Berghahn Books.

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Author: Ellen Vea Rosnes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351730792

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Offering an original historical perspective on literacy work in Africa, this book examines the role of the Norwegian Lutheran mission in Madagascar and sheds light on the motivations that drove colonizing powers’ literacy work. Focusing on both colonial and independent Madagascar, Rosnes examines how literacy practices were facilitated through mission schools and the impact on the reading and writing skills to Malagasy children and youth. Analysing how literacy work influenced identity formation and power relations in the Malagasy society, the author offers new insights into the field of language and education in Africa.

Narratives of Storytelling across Cultures

Picturing pity: pitfalls and pleasures in cross-cultural communication: image and word in a north Cameroon mission. New York: Berghahn Books.

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Author: Tony R. DeMars

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498589420

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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This book digs deeply into the meanings systems that make up social groups, addressing contemporary and historical cases both in the U.S. and internationally. Drawing from traditional and social media along with interpersonal communication situations, contributors provide an engaging multicultural narrative.

Gender and Violence in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

248; see also Marianne Gullestad, Picturing Pity: Pitfalls and Pleasures in a Cross-Cultural Communication: Image and Word in a North Cameroon Mission, ...

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Author: Jyoti Atwal

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000639230

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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This book covers a range of issues and phenomena around gender-related violence in specific cultural and regional conditions. Using an interdisciplinary approach, it discusses historical and contemporary developments that trigger violence while highlighting the social conditions, practices, discourses, and cultural experiences of gender-related violence in India. Beginning with the issues of gender-based violence within the traditional context of Indian history and colonial encounters, it moves on to explore the connections between gender, minorities, marginalisation, sexuality, and violence, especially violence against Dalit women, disabled women, and transgender people. It traces and interprets similarities and differences as well as identifies social causes of potential conflicts. Further, it investigates the forms and mechanisms of political, economic, and institutional violence in the legitimation or de-legitimation of traditional gender roles. The chapters deal with sexual violence, violence within marriage and family, influence of patriarchal forces within factory-based gender violence, and global processes such as demand-driven surrogacy and the politics of literary and cinematic representations of gender-based violence. The book situates relevant debates about India and underlines the global context in the making of the gender bias that leads to violence both in the public and private domains. An important contribution to feminist scholarship, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers of gender studies, women’s studies, history, sociology, and political science.

Racialization Racism and Anti Racism in the Nordic Countries

Picturing Pity. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books. Hansen, L. (2002). Introduction. In L. Hansen & O. Wæver (Eds.), European Integration and National ...

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Author: Peter Hervik

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319746302

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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This book represents a comprehensive effort to understand discrimination, racialization, racism, Islamophobia, anti-racist activism, and the inclusion and exclusion of minorities in Nordic countries. Examining critical media events in this heavily mediatized society, the contributors explore how processes of racialization take place in an environment dominated by commercial interests, anti-migrant and anti-Muslim narratives and sentiments, and a surprising lack of informed research on national racism and racialization. Overall, in tracing how these individual events further racial inequalities through emotional and affective engagement, the book seeks to define the trajectory of modern racism in Scandinavia.

Picturing the Bible

As he described an actual experience of viewing a picture of this story , Gregory reflected on its emotional impact — the way it caused him to feel pity and ...

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Author: Jeffrey Spier

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300116837

Category: Art

Page: 309

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Published on the occasion of the exhibition organized by the Kimbell Art Museum and shown there November 18, 2007 - March 30, 2008.

Picturing Death 1200 1600

lips are left about my teeth, have pity on me, have pity on me ...!”74 Such disjunction cannot have been lost on the collegiate canons as they gazed upon ...

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Author: Stephen Perkinson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004441118

Category: Architecture

Page: 476

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Picturing Death: 1200-1600 brings together essays considering four key centuries of imagery related to human mortality, from tomb sculpture to painted altarpieces, from manuscripts to printed books, and from minute carved objects to large-scale architecture.

Picturing Women s Health

... casting it as immature. Ethelinde appears to be forced into a concession arising from pity for a distressed boy. This effect 26 Picturing Women's Health.

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Author: Ji Won Chung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317319276

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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The essays in this collection examine women in diverse roles; mother, socialite, prostitute, celebrity, medical practitioner and patient. The wide range of commentators allows a diverse picture of women’s health in this period.

Picturing Reform in Victorian Britain

Viewers of this print are asked to pity its subjects, and, as the narrator of George Eliot's Middlemarch wisely explains, pity is an emotion based on ...

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Author: Janice Carlisle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139867221

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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How did Victorians, as creators and viewers of images, visualize the politics of franchise reform? This study of Victorian art and parliamentary politics, specifically in the 1840s and 1860s, answers that question by viewing the First and Second Reform Acts from the perspectives offered by Ruskin's political theories of art and Bagehot's visual theory of politics. Combining subjects and approaches characteristic of art history, political history, literary criticism and cultural critique, Picturing Reform in Victorian Britain treats both paintings and wood engravings, particularly those published in Punch and the Illustrated London News. Carlisle analyzes unlikely pairings - a novel by Trollope and a painting by Hayter, an engraving after Leech and a high-society portrait by Landseer - to argue that such conjunctions marked both everyday life in Victorian Britain and the nature of its visual politics as it was manifested in the myriad heterogeneous and often incongruous images of illustrated journalism.