Staring: How we Look [Audiobook] download free by Rosemarie Garland Thomson

Staring: How we Look Audiobook download free by Rosemarie Garland Thomson
  • Listen audiobook: Staring: How we Look
  • Author: Rosemarie Garland Thomson
  • Release date: 2009/10/31
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Reference
  • ISBN: 9780195326802
  • Rating: 7.82 of 10
  • Votes: 892
  • Review by: Kiara Walter
  • Review rating: 7.91 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/23
  • Duration: 3H11M24S in 256 kbps (51.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-06
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MOD, WAV, WMA, MPEG4, FLAC, MP3 (compression CHM, RAR, Z, IMG, TAR, DEB, ZIP)
  • Total pages original book: 256
  • Includes a PDF summary of 20 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 15M37S (4 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: From a very young age we are told not to stare, and one hallmark of maturation is the ability to resist (or at least hide) our staring behavior. And yet, rarely do we master the impulse. Despite the complicated role it plays in our development, and its unique brand of visual enticement, staring has not been considered before as a suitable object for socio-cultural analysis. What is it about certain kinds of people that makes it impossible to take our eyes offthem? Why are some visual stimuli irresistible? Why does staring produce so much anxiety? Drawing on examples from art, media, fashion, history and memoir, Garland-Thomson defines staring, explores the factors that motivate it, and considers the targets and the effects of the stare. A bodily inventory then enumerates how stares actually operate in daily life. A section on 'Bodies' focuses on the question of size and scale as key indicators of normalcy, while certain body parts show themselves to be disproportionately arresting, as passages on 'Faces' 'Hands' and 'Breasts'reveal. A concluding chapter on 'Beholding' considers the frisson at play between starer and staree and offers an alternative way of understanding visual communication between people. Featuring over forty illustrations, Staring captures the stimulating combination of symbolic, material and emotional factors that make staring so irresistible while endeavoring to shift the usual response to staring, shame, into an engaged self-consideration. Elegant and provocative, this book advances new ways of thinking about visuality and the body that will appeal to readers who are interested in the overlap between the humanities and human behaviors.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Social, Group Or Collective Psychology, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Communication Studies
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 35.26 USD
  • Dimensions: 155x233x17mm
  • Weight: 370g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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