Creativity in Exile by Michael Hanne, Michael Hanne

By Michael Hanne, Michael Hanne

Until eventually lately, dialogue of ‘creativity in exile’ has focussed virtually completely on a couple of ecu male writers, from Dante to Joseph Brodsky, who sought shelter out of the country from political oppression. This quantity, with accompanying 100-minute DVD, levels even more largely, to envision the extreme inventive endeavours in a number media of fellows and ladies in nearly every little thing of the area who, for a bunch of other purposes, have skilled displacement from their homelands. It brings jointly papers by way of lecturers, lots of whom have skilled exile themselves, on issues as various as: the visible arts in Colombia, fiction through displaced indigenous peoples, convicts and slaves as exiles, writings concerning the partition of Bengal, the tradition of Palestinian americans, philosophers on exile, and the importance of cooking to refugee groups, that are interspersed with poems via modern writers in exile. using the DVD layout has accepted the inclusion of: studio interviews with remarkable exiled writers from Nigeria, Cyprus and Bulgaria, extracts from motion pictures on the subject of exile, a dwell studying of his paintings via an Iraqi poet, an audio and sculptural set up by means of a primary international locations Canadian artist, and a functionality via musicians in exile from Burundi.

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Machine-Age Ideology: Social Engineering and American by John M. Jordan

By John M. Jordan

During this interdisciplinary paintings, John Jordan strains the numerous impact on American politics of a impossible hero: the pro engineer. Jordan exhibits how technical triumphs--bridges, radio broadcasting, airplanes, vehicles, skyscrapers, and electric power--inspired social and political reformers to borrow the language and good judgment of engineering within the early 20th century, bringing phrases like efficiency, technocracy, and social engineering into the political lexicon. Demonstrating that the cultural influence of expertise unfold some distance past the manufacturing facility and laboratory, Jordan exhibits how a panoply of reformers embraced the language of equipment and engineering as metaphors for contemporary statecraft and social development. President Herbert Hoover, himself an engineer, turned the main robust of the technocratic progressives. in different places, this imaginative and prescient of social engineering used to be debated through lecturers, philanthropists, and commentators of the day--including John Dewey, Thorstein Veblen, Lewis Mumford, Walter Lippmann, and Charles Beard. the end result, Jordan argues, used to be a brand new manner of speaking in regards to the state.

Originally released in 1994.

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Visionary Observers: Anthropological Inquiry and Education by Jill B. R. Cherneff, Eve Hochwald, Sydel Silverman

By Jill B. R. Cherneff, Eve Hochwald, Sydel Silverman

Visionary Observers explores the connection among anthropology and public coverage, interpreting the careers of 9 twentieth-century American anthropologists who made very important contributions to debates approximately race, ethnicity, socialization, and schooling. integrated are Franz Boas, the founding father of American anthropology; Ruth Benedict, who analyzed sleek societies in the course of and after international battle II; Margaret Mead, anthropology's so much well-known public educator; Gene Weltfish, whose “pragmatic anthropology” located schooling on the middle of tradition; Hortense Powdermaker, whose fieldwork embraced Black the United States, Hollywood, and the Pacific; Solon Kimball, who studied the impression of desegregation; Ruth Landes, who followed a cultural method of instructing academics; Jules Henry, who analyzed the institutional outcomes of implementing middle-class tradition; and Eleanor Leacock, who pioneered “advocacy anthropology.”
 
The questions they asked—about tradition and human habit, democracy and inequality, and systemic functionality and disjunction—and the dilemmas they confronted as citizen-scientists are recurrent ones. the themes they addressed illustrate how the lens of yank anthropology has lengthy been concerned with family concerns. via its emphasis on anthropologists as practitioners in addition to theorists, this anthology provides a brand new measurement to the historical past and improvement of anthropology within the United States.

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Writing the Revolution: German and English Radical by Raphael Hormann

By Raphael Hormann

This learn investigates German and English innovative literary discourse among 1819 and 1848/49. Marked through dramatic socioeconomic differences, this era witnessed a mentioned transnational shift from the concept that of political revolution to 1 of social revolution. Writing the Revolution engages with literary authors, radical newshounds, early proletarian pamphleteers, and political theorists, tracing their calls for for social liberation, in addition to their struggles with the threat of proletarian revolution. The ebook argues that those ideological battles translated into competing "poetics of revolution." (Series: Kulturgeschichtliche Perspektiven - Vol. 10)

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The Trickster Figure in American Literature by Winifred Morgan

By Winifred Morgan

This e-book analyzes and provides clean insights into the trickster culture together with African American, American Indian, Euro-American, Asian American, and Latino/a tales, Morgan examines the oral roots of every racial/ethnic workforce to bare how every one group's heritage, frustrations, and aspirations have molded the culture in modern literature.

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Beyond Explicit: Pornography and the Displacement of Sex by Helen Hester

By Helen Hester

Develops a singular characterization of the pornographic as a cultural concept.

This unique contribution to porn experiences goals to interrogate formerly untheorized alterations in modern understandings of the pornographic. Helen Hester argues that the phrases “porn” and “pornographic” are at present being utilized to an ever-expanding diversity of fabric and that this variation in language utilization displays a much broader shift in belief. She means that we're witnessing a doubtless paradoxical circulate clear of intercourse inside modern understandings of porn, as a number of different elements come to steer the concept that. utilizing examples from media, literature, and tradition, and discussing the increase of notions resembling “torture porn” and “misery porn,” Hester’s argument levels from sexually specific German novels and British coverage records to a dialogue of the ameliorations among ecu and American variations of pornographic movies. She concludes that 4 elements in particular—transgression, depth, prurience, and authenticity—can be obvious to steer the way in which that we take into consideration porn

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Structures on the Move: Technologies of Governance in by Antje Flüchter, Susan Richter

By Antje Flüchter, Susan Richter

This ebook enters new territory by way of relocating towards a brand new conceptual framework for comparative and interdisciplinary study on transcultural kingdom formation. once again, statehood and governance are hugely mentioned issues, wherein sleek country construction is frequently thought of to be a surely ecu attribute, although early glossy Europeans knew of, skilled and grappled with hugely constructed states in Asia. The articles accrued during this e-book talk about how innovations of governance have been a part of transcultural transfers among the 2 continents. the 1st half offers and discusses recommendations of statehood that allows you to supply a suite of conceptual instruments for interpreting the transcultural appropriation of governmental recommendations. the second one half is anxious with case reviews that learn the transcultural conception of governance, and the 3rd and ultimate half gathers views on political perform in transcultural encounters (e.g. army, management, and diplomacy)

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L'esprit de l'escalier ou les degrés du savoir. (Faux Titre) by Raymond Mahieu

By Raymond Mahieu

De tous les espaces de l. a. demeure que los angeles fiction dite r?aliste repr?sente, l'escalier est sans doute le moins investi par l'?criture : sa pr?sence dans le texte, qui donne parfois lieu ? une description ?labor?e, se limite le plus souvent ? une point out tr?s discr?te. Or, il se trouve que les degr?s, conduisant d'un ?tage ? un autre, peuvent mener conjointement d'un ?tat ? un autre, et, davantage, ? los angeles notion d'une mutation. Encourag?e en cela par l. a. solitude qui r?gne fr?quemment dans ce lieu, ou, diff?remment, par les particularit?s, physiques ou psychologiques, des rencontres qui ? l'occasion s'y produisent, los angeles moral sense est weak d'acc?der ici ? un mode unique de cognition, qu'elle n'aurait pu ?laborer ailleurs : acquisition peut-?tre impr?vue d'un savoir nouveau, dans laquelle l'orientation du mouvement - vers le haut, vers le bas - intervient de fa?on pr?pond?rante. Relu dans cette viewpoint, le roman fran?ais du XIXe si?cle, dont un very important ?chantillonnage constitue le corpus de cet essai, en acquiert comme un surcro?t d'intelligibilit?. Les aventures de l'esprit dans l'escalier ne bouleversent pas notre appr?hension de cette litt?rature du sujet triomphant, mais elles l'affinent sans doute. Elles permettent, aussi, de retrouver, dans les ?volutions de cette th?matique, le mouvement d'une histoire de los angeles fiction romanesque, voire de l'Histoire elle-m?me.

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The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, RAM Dass, by Don Lattin

By Don Lattin

The Harvard Psychedelic membership Tells the tale of ways 3 very good students and one bold freshman crossed paths within the early sixties at a Harvard-sponsored psychedelic-drug examine venture, remodeling their lives and American tradition and launching the mind/body/spirit move that encouraged the explosion of yoga sessions, natural produce, and substitute drugs.

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