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Fraser, Benjamin

Overview
Works: 31 works in 205 publications in 2 languages and 10,929 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Exhibition catalogs  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, 070, edc
Classifications: PR6003.E282, 848.91409
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Most widely held works about Benjamin Fraser
 
Most widely held works by Benjamin Fraser
Cultures of representation : disability in world cinema contexts by Benjamin Fraser( )

21 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cultures of Representation: Disability in World Cinema Contexts is the first book to explore the cinematic portrayal of disability in films from a full range of locations across the globe. Contributors explore classic and recent films from Belgium, France, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Senegal, Spain, and even a pair of Anglophone films with global resonance. Anchored by David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder's co-authored essay on global disability film festivals, the volume's content spans the years since 1950, addressing socially disabling forces that are rendered visible in the representation of physical, developmental, cognitive and psychiatric disabilities. These essays emphasize well-known global figures, directors and industries--from Temple Grandin to Pedro Almodóvar, Akira Kurosawa and even Bollywood--but also shine a spotlight on films from less frequently studied cultural locations such as those portrayed in the Iranian and Korean New Waves. Whether covering postwar Italy, postcolonial Senegal or twenty-first-century Russia, the essays in this volume are accessible to scholars, undergraduates and general readers alike."--Page 4 of cover
Cognitive disability aesthetics : visual culture, disability representations, and the (in)visibility of cognitive difference by Benjamin Fraser( )

15 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cognitive Disability Aesthetics explores the invisibility of cognitive disability in theoretical, historical, social, and cultural contexts. Benjamin Fraser's cutting edge research and analysis signals a second-wave in disability studies that prioritizes cognition. Fraser expands upon previous research into physical disability representations and focuses on those disabilities that tend to be least visible in society (autism, Down syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia). Moving beyond established literary approaches analyzing prose representations of disability, the book explores how iconic and indexical modes of signification operate in visual texts. Taking on cognitive disability representations in a range of visual media (painting, cinema, and graphic novels), Fraser showcases the value of returning to impairment discourse. Cognitive Disability Aesthetics successfully reconfigures disability studies in the humanities and exposes the chasm that exists between Anglophone disability studies and disability studies in the Hispanic world."--
Disability studies and Spanish culture : films, novels, the comic and the public exhibition by Benjamin Fraser( )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disability Studies and Spanish Culture is the first book to apply the tenets of Disability Studies to the Spanish context. In particular, this work is an important corrective to existing cultural studies of disability in Spain that tend to largely ignore intellectual disabilities. Taking on the representation of Down syndrome, autism, alexia/agnosia as well as childhood disability, its chapters combine close readings of a number of Spanish cultural products (films, novels, the comic/graphic novel and the public exhibition) with a broader socio-cultural take on the state of disability in Spain. While researchers and students of cinema will be particularly interested in the book's detailed analyses of the formal aspects of the films, comics, and novels discussed, readers from backgrounds in history, political science and sociology will all be able to appreciate discussions of contemporary legislation, advocacy groups, cultural perceptions, models of social integration and more
Henri Lefebvre and the Spanish urban experience : reading the mobile city by Benjamin Fraser( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An important contribution to the still evolving field of 'urban cultural studies, ' Henri Lefebvre and the Spanish Urban Experience is the first book to thoroughly apply the French urban philosopher's thoughts on cities to the culture and literatureof Spain. Fraser shows how Lefebvre's complex view of the city as a mobile phenomenon is relevant to understanding a variety of Spanish cultural products--from urban plans and short writings on the urban experience during the ninetheenth century by MarianoJosé de Larra, Ramón de Mesonero Ramanos, and Ildefons Cerdà to urban theories, cultural practice
Trains, literature, and culture : reading/writing the rails by Steven D Spalding( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trains, literature and culture is the first work to thoroughly explore the railroad's connections with a full range of cultural discourses--including literature, visual art, music, graffiti, and television but also advertising, architecture, cell phones, and more ..."--Provided by publisher
Antonio López García's everyday urban worlds : a philosophy of painting by Benjamin Fraser( )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book <span style=""font-style:italic;""> carries the reader on an interdisciplinary journey through painting, philosophy, art criticism, Spanish literature and film, history and culture, immigration, architecture, urban planning, and more. Made for general readers and with endnotes appealing to the specialist, each chapter is inspired by a single image by the Spanish artist
Marxism and urban culture by Benjamin Fraser( )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first volume to reconcile social science and humanities perspectives on culture. Covering a range of global cities--Bologna, Buenos Aires, Guatemala City, Liverpool, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mahalla al-Kubra, Mexico City, Montreal, Osaka, Strasbourg, Vienna--the contributions fuse political and theoretical concerns with analyses of urban cultural practices and historical movements, as well as urban-themed literary and filmic art."--Publishers website
Encounters with Bergson(ism) in Spain : reconciling philosophy, literature, film and urban space by Benjamin Fraser( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- INTRODUCTION: BERGSON(ISM) IN SPAIN -- PART I. THE SPANISH NOVEL -- 1. Pío Baroja: Medicine and Mysticism -- 2. Miguel de Unamuno: Against Abstract Philosophy -- 3. Juan Benet: Recalibrating Space and Time in Región -- 4. Belén Gopegui: Mental and Cartographic Space -- PART II. FILM STUDIES -- 5. From Bergson to Deleuze: Duration and Multiplicity in Two Spanish Films -- 6. Film as the Redemption of Reality: The Importance of Iconicity/Indexicality -- 7. Carlos Saura's Taxi: Reconciling Filmspace and Urban Space -- PART III. URBAN THEORY -- 8. From Bergson to Lefebvre: Toward a Philosophy of the Urban -- 9. Manuel Delgado Ruiz: Theorizing the Living City -- CONCLUSION -- APPENDIX: Bergson's addresses in Madrid at the Ateneo on May 2 and 6, 1916 -- REFERENCES -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Trains, culture, and mobility : riding the rails by Benjamin Fraser( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trains, Culture, and Mobility: Riding the Rails goes beyond textual representations of rail travel to engage an impressive range of political, sociological, and urban theories. Taken together, these essays highlight the complexity of the modern experience of train mobility and its salient relation to a number of cultural discourses. Incorporating traditionally marginal areas of cultural production such as graffiti, museums, and architecture, or even plunging into the social experience of travel inside the train car itself, each essay works from the act of riding the train toward questions of much larger significance. Crisscrossing cultures from the Old and New Worlds, from East and West, these essays share a common preoccupation with the ways in which trains and railway networks have mapped and remapped the contours of both cities and states in the modern period. Bringing together individual and large-scale social practices, this volume traces out the cultural implications of "riding the rails."
Visible cities, global comics : urban images and spatial form by Benjamin Fraser( )

8 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More and more people are noticing links between urban geography and the spaces within the layout of panels on the comics page. Benjamin Fraser explores the representation of the city in a range of comics from across the globe. Comics address the city as an idea, a historical fact, a social construction, a material-built environment, a shared space forged from the collective imagination, or as a social arena navigated according to personal desire. Accordingly, Fraser brings insights from urban theory to bear on specific comics. The works selected comprise a variety of international, alternative, and independent small-press comics artists, from engravings and early comics to single-panel work, graphic novels, manga, and trading cards, by artists such as Will Eisner, Tsutomu Nihei, Hariton Pushwagner, Julie Doucet, Frans Masereel, and Chris Ware. In the first monograph on this subject, Fraser touches on many themes of modern urban life: activism, alienation, consumerism, flânerie, gentrification, the mystery story, science fiction, sexual orientation, and working-class labor. He leads readers to images of cities such as Barcelona, Buenos Aires, London, Lyon, Madrid, Montevideo, Montreal, New York, Oslo, Paris, São Paolo, and Tokyo. Through close readings, each chapter introduces readers to specific comics artists and works and investigates a range of topics related to the medium's spatial form, stylistic variation, and cultural prominence. Mainly, Fraser mixes interest in urbanism and architecture with the creative strategies that comics artists employ to bring their urban images to life." --
Digital cities : the interdisciplinary future of the urban geo-humanities by Benjamin Fraser( )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book highlights an interdisciplinary terrain where the humanities and social sciences combine with digital methods. It argues that while disciplinary frictions still condition the potential of digital projects, the nature of the urban phenomenon pushes us toward an interdisciplinary and digital future where the primacy of cities is assured
Toward an urban cultural studies : Henri Lefebvre and the humanities by Benjamin Fraser( Book )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With convincing arguments and useful detail, Benjamin Fraser's important new book maps out the terrain of an urban cultural studies. Engaging with core questions of cultural value, textuality, and the role of the humanities, Toward an Urban Cultural Studies skillfully moves in and out of the work of Henri Lefebvre, situating this work in relation to other key currents in cultural theory and analysis. While the theoretical arguments here are effective, Fraser also delivers the analytic goods, in effective case studies that show us how an urban cultural studies might renew the study of literature, cinema and music. I expect the influence of this book to be enduring and far-reaching." - Will Straw, Professor, Art History and Communications Studies, McGill University, Canada "Benjamin Fraser's book is the most accessible, inspiring, and convincing point of entry to date into why an urban cultural studies method is necessary and important. Building upon Lefebvre's notion of Marxian totality, Fraser skillfully makes the case that collaboration between social scientists and humanists holds the key to understanding our increasingly complex urban society." - Stephen Vilaseca, Associate Professor, Hispanic Studies, Northern Illinois University, USA
The art of Pere Joan : space, landscape, and comics form by Benjamin Fraser( )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Mallorca, Pere Joan RIera (known professionally as Pere Joan) thrived in the underground comics world, beginning in the mid-1970s with the self-published collections "Baladas Urbanas" and "Muérdago", both of which were released almost immediately after the death of the dictator Francisco Franco and Spain's transition to democracy. The first monograph in English on a comics artist from the Spain, "The Art of Pere Joan" takes a topographical approach to reading comics, applying theories of cultural and urban geography to Pere Joan's treatment of space and landscape in his singular body of work. Balancing this goal with an exploration of specific works by Pere Joan, Benjamin Fraser demonstrates that looking at the thematic, structural, and aesthetic originality of the artist's landscape-driven work can help us begin to newly understand the representational properties of comics as a spatial medium. This in-depth examination reveals the resonance between the cultural landscapes of Mallorca and Pere Joan's metaphorical approach to both rural and urban environments in comics that weave emotional, ecological, and artistic strands in revolutionary ways
Deaf history and culture in Spain : a reader of primary documents by Benjamin Fraser( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this landmark reader, Benjamin Fraser offers in five parts 44 Spanish documents dating from 1417 to the present, translated for the first time to trace the turbulent history of Deaf culture in Spain. Part I: The Birth of Oralism and Deafness as Metaphor illustrates the predominant impression of deafness as isolation, exemplified by Teresa de Cartagena's writings in 1455-60 about deafness as an island. Part II: The Return to Deaf Education highlights writers who wished to restore "the Spanish 'Art'" of educating deaf students. Lorenzo Hervas y Panduro wrote The Spanish School of Deafmutes, or Method of Teaching Them to Write and Speak the Spanish Language in 1795. Yet, Madrid's Royal School for Deaf-Mutes, which opened in 1805, taught deaf students using methodical signs adopted from the system developed by Abbe de l'Epee in France." "Readings in Part III: The Contemporary Deaf Experience reveal considerations from the 1970s to the '90s of Deaf culture and linguistics similar
Understanding Juan Benet : new perspectives by Benjamin Fraser( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capital inscriptions : essays on Hispanic literature, film and urban space in honor of Malcolm Alan Compitello by Benjamin Fraser( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive Disability Aesthetics by Benjamin Fraser( )

4 editions published in 2018 in Undetermined and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive Disability Aesthetics explores the invisibility of cognitive disability in theoretical, historical, social, and cultural contexts. Fraser?s cutting edge research and analysis signals a second-wave in disability studies that prioritizes cognition. He expands upon previous research into physical disability representations and focuses on those disabilities that tend to be least visible in society (autism, Down syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia). Moving beyond established literary approaches analyzing prose representations of disability, the book explores how iconic and indexical modes of signification operate in visual texts. Cognitive Disability Aesthetics successfully reconfigures disability studies in the humanities and exposes the chasm that exists between Anglophone disability studies and disability studies in the Hispanic world
La urbanización decimonónica de Madrid by Mariano José de Larra( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri Lefebvre and Spanish Urban Experience: Reading from the Mobile City by Benjamin Fraser( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An important contribution to the still evolving field of 'urban cultural studies, ' Henri Lefebvre and the Spanish Urban Experience is the first book to thoroughly apply the French urban philosopher's thoughts on cities to the culture and literature of Spain. Fraser shows how Lefebvre's complex view of the city as a mobile phenomenon is relevant to understanding a variety of Spanish cultural products from urban plans and short writings on the urban experience during the nineteenth century by Mariano Jose de Larra, Ramon de Mesonero Ramanos, and Ildefons Cerda to urban theories, cultural practices and literary fiction of the twentieth by Luis Martin-Santos, Juan Jose Millas, Juan Goytisolo, and Manuel Delgado Ruiz. He pushes on to interrogate even the appearance of Mediterranean space and Barcelona in recent video games. Working through the direct and indirect resonance of the French philosopher's legacy in Spain, a comprehensive first chapter grounds the reader in the key concepts of Lefebvre's urban theory that are explored throughout the book his critiques of static space, modern urban planning, knowledge, alienation in everyday life and his emphasis on a method that underscores the importance of movement and rhythm. Fraser compellingly shows how each of these aspects of Lefebvre's work relates to the others, just as he ties together canonical and non-traditional cultural products from Madrid and Barcelona
Rethinking Beckett : a collection of critical essays by Lance St. John Butler( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do we take Beckett seriously enough? This study starts from the assumption that we do not, and that this arises from an unwillingness to face up to the central philosophical issues implicit in his work. By associating Samuel Beckett with the philosophy of Heidegger, Sartre, and more experimentally, Hegel, this study attempts to illuminate Beckett with the help of these philosophers, on the assumption that his work offers objective correlatives of their central insights
 
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Encounters with Bergson(ism) in Spain : reconciling philosophy, literature, film and urban space
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Deaf history and culture in Spain : a reader of primary documents
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Fraser, Benjamin

Fraser, Benjamin 1976-

Languages
English (186)

Spanish (3)