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Poor Richard: A Comedy in Three Acts

by Jean Kerr

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Visual sociology has been part of the sociological vocabulary since the 1970s, but until now there has not been a comprehensive text that introduces this area. Written by one of the founding fathers in the field, Visual Sociology explores how the world that is seen, photographed, drawn, or otherwise represented visually is different from the world that is represented through words and numbers. Doug Harper's exceptional photography and engaging, lively writing style will introduce: visual sociology as embodied observation visual sociology as semiotics visual sociology as an approach to data: empirical, narrative, phenomenological and reflexive visual sociology as an aspect of photo documentary visual sociology and multimedia. This definitive textbook is made up of eleven chapters on the key topics in visual sociology. With teaching and learning guidance, as well as clear, accessible explanations of current thinking in the field, this book will be an invaluable resource to all those with an interest in visual sociology, research methods, cultural geography, cultural theory or visual anthropology.… (more)
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An affecting play by the author of "Please Don't Eat the Daisies", with both the original play as written, and the final version that appeared on stage. Richard is a poet who has become nationally celebrated for an elegy he wrote for his beloved wife, who has recently died. His editor tries to lift him from his mourning, and his conviction that his poem and the love that inspired it are frauds. His editor's secretary tries to convince Richard that she is the antidote for his grief and that he should marry her. As contrived as this plot reads, Jean Kerr has done a fine job of bringing credibility and pathos to her play. There are slight differences in dialogue between the written and stage versions, and a couple of major changes in the conclusion that almost make them two different plays. I prefer Jean Kerr's written version. The book includes photographs from the Broadway play, with a young Gene Hackman and Alan Bates as the editor and Richard. ( )
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Visual sociology has been part of the sociological vocabulary since the 1970s, but until now there has not been a comprehensive text that introduces this area. Written by one of the founding fathers in the field, Visual Sociology explores how the world that is seen, photographed, drawn, or otherwise represented visually is different from the world that is represented through words and numbers. Doug Harper's exceptional photography and engaging, lively writing style will introduce: visual sociology as embodied observation visual sociology as semiotics visual sociology as an approach to data: empirical, narrative, phenomenological and reflexive visual sociology as an aspect of photo documentary visual sociology and multimedia. This definitive textbook is made up of eleven chapters on the key topics in visual sociology. With teaching and learning guidance, as well as clear, accessible explanations of current thinking in the field, this book will be an invaluable resource to all those with an interest in visual sociology, research methods, cultural geography, cultural theory or visual anthropology.

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