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Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 12 May 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399070-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9907-0
Series: ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
Published: 14 December 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002598-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0259-8
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By Natasha Myers
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 07 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375630-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7563-0
... of these animations render molecules in ways that exceed the conventions and mechanistic logics to which practitioners are expected to conform. Animations invite viewers to consider the lively, wily, indeterminate nature of molecular life. This chapter takes up practitioners’ anxieties about anthropomorphisms...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... project language onto the sounds of nature and how certain musicians, philosophers, and poets have either indulged in or resisted sonic anthropomorphism. It concludes with analyses of onomatopoeia (imitative language) and Cratylism (the notion that words, vowels, and consonants are inherently related...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... how we project language onto the sounds of nature and how certain musicians, philosophers, and poets have either indulged in or resisted sonic anthropomorphism. It concludes with analyses of onomatopoeia (imitative language) and Cratylism (the notion that words, vowels, and consonants are inherently...
Series: a Cultural Politics Book
Published: 18 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007159-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0715-9
... that, on the surface, seems unhelpfully senti- mental or anthropomorphic. In order to take these texts seriously, however, it is necessary to situate these questions of representation in relation to long- standing traditions within media and cultural studies. Though important ground has been gained by recent attempts...
Book Chapter

By Natasha Myers
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 07 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7563-0
... takes up practitioners’ anxieties about anthropomorphisms and their attempts to police their ongoing participation in animating molecular life. It explores how their stories waver between the mechanistic and the animistic, and how this ambivalence engenders a “lively mechanism” that does not conform...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
... or hunger or another such thing, according to what he, who is drunk, may relate of what he remembers. You may judge in what state his brain may be, for they say they think they see the houses turn upside Anthropomorphic carved Taíno mahogany figure, 153 cm in height, thought to be a zemi. Some scholars have...
Series: The Visual Arts of Africa and its Diasporas
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012894-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1289-4
.... 61 Emanating from the foliage are four anthropomorphic beings. Their linear frames echo the verticality of the cane stalks, and their col- oring allows for a camouflage effect. Yet their masklike faces, large bul- bous breasts and buttocks, which resemble fruits like papaya, not to men- tion...
Published: 18 December 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012825-016
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1282-5
..., or making Allah almost human, that is, anthropomorphizing his traits to the point of absurdity. Even though both poles were to be avoided, Shaykh al- Akbar favored the Sufis who did embrace both, like the early master, Qushayri, or the common folk who only see Allah as tashbih. He disdained the scholars...
Published: 06 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012818-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1281-8
.... Syracuse, NY: Syracuse Uni- versity Press, 2006. Colley, Anne. Wild Animal Skins in Victorian Britain: Zoos, Collections, Portraits and Maps. Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2014. Daston, Lorraine, and Gregg Mittman, eds. Thinking with Animals: New Perspectives on Anthropomorphism. New York: Columbia Univer- sity...
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By Joseph Pugliese
Series: ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
Published: 23 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009078-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0907-8
... are not reducible, I emphasize, to an ensemble of narratological and rhetorical constructions or to a series of anthropomorphically animated tropes. On the contrary, they are embed- ded within the very materiality of the ecological relations that inflect and ori- ent their significations. In the words of Daniel...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009160-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0916-0
... of the anthropomorphic mouse s journey from city to country in search of his missing friend Margalo the bird, I savored the sound of this sentence as it unexpectedly wrapped us in a verdant world of won der: In the loveliest town of all, where the houses were white and high and the elm trees were green and higher than...
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372370-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7237-0
... life- forms is represented through the anthropomorphization of the planet and the cosmos lovingly embracing vegetal and animal life- forms, including the human.1 All three artists have been misread on their use of self- portraiture. One of Mendieta s critics viewed the use of her own body in her art...
Book Chapter

By Joseph Pugliese
Series: ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
Published: 23 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009078-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0907-8
...- Pacific, inexorably leaching toxic microparticulates into the oceans, to the melting ice sheets in Antarctica and the Artic. Operative in this anthropocenic geohistorical context is an excessive dose of anthropomor- phism generating an anthropomorphism of the critical zones. Bruno Latour s shuttling...
Published: 31 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005537-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0553-7
... is elegant, curvy, and almost anthropomorphic; it has a certain sensuality about it.31 Through its displacements 9 Props interrogates the photographic portrait, asking, as Kristen Eckrich has, To what extent can portraiture be understood and still regarded as such without its usual signifiers? 32 The work...
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By Lesley Stern
Series: Writing Matters!
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-039
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
... an elephant (depends from which end you look at it whether you see a trunk or a tail). I like this inversion normally every- thing else, especially microbes, are anthropomorphized; it tickles me to have the human body elephantized. I guess what he means is that, as Rob Knight puts it, although we know...
Series: Writing Matters!
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-047
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
... and grace, and sinking down again into the deep. If poetry were at my fingertips I would tap out the words of an unknown language, but all I can do is try to negotiate the reefy shores where inexpressible awe hits the sponginess of sentimentality and cheesiness of anthropomorphism. · · · Back home Elvis...
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377610-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7761-0
... personified as a silent, malicious destroyer is a repetition and reinforcement of the menace represented by the city, which is anthropomorphized in the opening pages as a monster swallowing up the workers as they arrive in the morning: "[L]a cohue s'engouffrait dans Paris, ou elle se noyait...
Book Chapter

By Eva Haifa Giraud
Series: a Cultural Politics Book
Published: 18 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007159-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0715-9
... portrayed as holding ethico- political potential, in giving rise to sustained relations of care.54 In contrast, activist emotions are often portrayed as lying at the root of paternalistic or irratio- nal responses to political issues, or even as giving rise to problematic forms of anthropomorphism wherein...