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Download Gender Relations in Global Perspective: Essential Readings by Nancy Cook Ph. PDF

By Nancy Cook Ph.

Gender kin in worldwide point of view is really multidisciplinary. it truly is partly drawn from the paintings of sociologists, yet articles written through gender students from the disciplines of Cultural reports, heritage, political technological know-how, geography, and literary concept, also are integrated. The readings learn traditionally continual, cross-culturally suitable, and empirically grounded matters akin to men's place within the relatives and women's courting to paintings, media and the worldwide economic system, in addition to the gendered difficulties of violence, sexuality and copy, and racism.

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Download Homo Academicus by Pierre Bourdieu PDF

By Pierre Bourdieu

This hugely acclaimed paintings, within which Pierre Bourdieu turns his realization to the tutorial global and gives an excellent research of contemporary highbrow tradition, is now to be had in paperback. The academy is proven to be not only a realm of discussion and debate, but additionally a sphere of strength within which reputations and careers are made, defended and destroyed.

Bourdieu constructs a map of the highbrow box in France and analyzes the types of capital energy, the strains of clash and the styles of swap which represent the procedure of upper schooling in France this day.

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

By Don Lattin

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

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Download Literature and Law (Rodopi Perspectives on Modern by Michael J. Meyer PDF

By Michael J. Meyer

In recent times, there was a continual and protracted world-wide curiosity within the interplay among the 2 disciplines of legislations and literature. even though there were many collections of fundamental texts that mixed those components, this quantity provides literary analyses and feedback in an try to check the various relationships among legislation and justice, among legal professionals and consumers, and among readers’ perceptions and authors’ purpose, optimistically suggesting why they've got always been yoked jointly. One similarity among the 2 is that attorneys, like writers, needs to capture their audience’s recognition by means of novelty of scene, area of expertise of voice, and ingenuity of layout. in addition, felony advocates needs to recreate a concrete experience of truth, constructing shiny and legitimate images of a particular time and position. briefly, either attorneys and writers try to supply a foundation for juries / readers to pass judgement on defendants / characters by means of their motivations and their activities and to make a decision no matter if a good ruling / evaluation is justified. jointly, the essays during this e-book are designed to accommodate topics of guilt and innocence, correct and mistaken, morality and legality. The essays additionally recommend that the area because it is delineated via attorneys is certainly a textual content that like its literary opposite numbers occasionally blurs the excellence among truth and fiction because it makes an attempt to outline "truth" and to set up standards for "impartial" justice. through exploring interdisciplinary contexts, readers would definitely be made extra conscious, extra delicate to the jobs that tales play within the felony career and to the dilemmas confronted by way of criminal structures that regularly reach preserving the rights and privileges of a dominant societal staff on the cost of a much less strong one.

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Download European literary immigration into the French language : by Gary, Romain; Semprún, Jorge; Kristof, Agota; Kundera, PDF

By Gary, Romain; Semprún, Jorge; Kristof, Agota; Kundera, Milan; Miletić, Tijana

The serious, emotional and highbrow switch which each immigrant is obliged to suffer and confront is skilled with singular depth by way of immigrant writers who've additionally followed one other language for his or her literary expression. targeting ecu authors of the second one half the 20 th century who've selected French as a language for his or her literary expression, and specifically the novels by means of Romain Gary, Agota Kristof, Milan Kundera and Jorge Semprun, just about many others, European Literary Immigration into the French Language explores a number of the universal parts in those works of fiction, which regardless of the numerous own situations and literary aesthetics of the authors, stick with an analogous course within the development of a literary identification and legitimacy within the new language. the alternative of the French language is inextricably associated with the next literary offerings of those writers. This research charts a brand new territory inside Francophone and ecu literary reports in treating the eu immigrants as a separate workforce, and in making use of linguistic, sociological and psychoanalytical principles within the research of the works of fiction, and hence represents a proper contribution to the certainty of ecu cultural id. This quantity is appropriate to French and eu literature students, and an individual with curiosity in immigration, ecu id or moment language adoption

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Download Mapping the Futures: Local Cultures, Global Change (Futures, by John Bird PDF

By John Bird

There at the moment are new reviews of area and time; new tensions among globalism and regionalism, socialism and consumerism, fact and spectacle; new instabilities of price, which means and identification - a dialectic among earlier and destiny. How are we to appreciate those? Mapping the Futures is the 1st of a chain which brings jointly cultural theorists from diverse disciplines to evaluate the results of monetary, political and social switch for highbrow inquiry and cultural perform.

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Download Human Rights: Concepts, Contests, Contingencies by Austin Sarat, Thomas R. Kearns PDF

By Austin Sarat, Thomas R. Kearns

Today the language of human rights, if now not human rights themselves, is almost common. Human Rights brings jointly essays that attend to either the attract and feedback of human rights. They study contestation and contingency in state-of-the-art human rights politics and aid us reconsider many of the simple techniques of human rights. Questions addressed in Human Rights comprise: Can nationwide self-determination be reconciled with human rights? Can human rights be complex with no thwarting efforts to strengthen indigenous felony traditions? How are the forces of modernization linked to globalization remodeling our realizing of human dignity and private autonomy? What does it suggest to speak about tradition and cultural selection? Is the safety of tradition and cultural selection an immense worth in human rights discourse? How do human rights determine in neighborhood political contests and the way are these contests, in flip, formed via the unfold of capitalism and industry values? What contingencies form the implementation of human rights in societies and not using a powerful culture of adherence to the rule of thumb of legislations? What are the stipulations below which human rights claims are complicated and lower than which countries reply to their appeal?

Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political technological know-how, Amherst collage. Thomas R. Kearns is William H. Hastie Professor of Philosophy and Professor of legislations, Jurisprudence, and Social suggestion, Amherst College.

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Download Krieg in den Medien (Amsterdamer Beiträge zur neueren by Heinz-Peter Preußer PDF

By Heinz-Peter Preußer

Wie Kriege dargestellt werden, hat Einfluss auf die Kriegsf?hrung. Das gilt nicht erst f?r die elektronischen Waffeng?nge moderner Zeitrechnung. Mit dem Zweiten Golfkrieg aber, so eine g?ngige Lesweise, hat sich die Wahrnehmung von Kriegen selbst ver?ndert. used to be wird perzipiert, was once bleibt au?en vor, was once geht unter in der Flut an Informationen? Nachrichten ?ber Kriege sind immer ungleich auf Interessenlagen bezogen. In den Blick ger?t, was once Medien verbreiten. Andere Kriege existieren in der Realit?t, aber nicht im Bewusstsein von Zeitgenossen weltweit. Fiktionale Verarbeitungen von Kriegen k?nnen, anders und intensiver als die Nachricht, die Gewalt reflektieren, sie einordnen, ihr Sinn geben oder sie verwerfen. Sie sind Mittel oder Teil der kriegerischen Strategie und der Propaganda, k?nnen aber ebenso intestine Gegenentw?rfe anbieten zu den Gr?ueltaten, die sie repr?sentieren. Weder Fiktionalit?t oder details, noch die artwork der medialen Umsetzung stellen, an sich betrachtet, eine Vorentscheidung dar, wie kritisch oder wie affirmativ Kriegshandlungen geschildert oder gedeutet werden. Der vorliegende Band zeigt diese grunds?tzliche Ambivalenz in den gro?en, epochalen Umbr?chen der Mediendispositive und den inter- und transmedialen Wandlungen insgesamt. Er reflektiert sie anhand der Geschichte der Einzelmedien wie Fotografie und Malerei, H?rspiel, Tageszeitung, Essay, Internetforum oder Fernsehnachricht, an der Arbeit von PR-Agenturen oder in der fiktionalen Verarbeitung etwa im comedian. Krieg in den Medien bringt zudem Einzelanalysen und Autorenportr?ts in den Gattungen Roman, Poetikvorlesung, Spielfilm, Drama oder politisch-philosophische Theorie. Heinz Peter PREUSSER: Perzeption und Urteilsverm?gen. Eine Einleitung zu Krieg in den Medien Juli ZEH: “Ich bin auf Standby – Ich sehe alles und nichts.” Aus dem Tagebuch einer Reise durch Bosnien-Herzegowina II. INTER- UND TRANSMEDIALE WANDLUNGEN Manuel K?PPEN: Von Tolstoi bis Griffith. Krieg im Wandel der Mediendispositive J?rgen WILKE: Krieg als Medienereignis. Zur Geschichte seiner Vermittlung in der Neuzeit Niels WERBER: Medien des Krieges. Zur Semantik des Weltverkehrs Erhard SCH?TZ; Wahn-Europa. Mediale Gas-Luftkrieg-Szenarien der Zwischenkriegszeit Heinz-Peter PREUSSER: T?dliche Blicke. Filmische Typologien des Fotografen, des newshounds und des Regisseurs im Kriege. Spottiswoode – Born/Schl?ndorff – Manchevski – Kusturica – Angelopoulos III. GESCHICHTE DER EINZELMEDIEN, VERGLEICHE Jochen MEISSNER: Das Prinzip dwell – Krieg im H?rspiel Mirjana STAN?I?: Der Balkankrieg in den deutschen Medien – Seine Wahrnehmung in der S?ddeutschen Zeitung, bei Peter Handke und in den ?bersetzungen der exjugolsawischen Frauenliteratur Heinz-B. HELLER: “Wir warten auf die Bilder…” Beobachtungen und Anmerkungen zur Irak-Kriegsberichterstattung 2003 Michael KUNCZIK: Public family in Kriegszeiten – Die Notwendigkeit von L?ge und Zensur Ole FRAHM: Zwischen den Linien. Zur Kriegsdarstellung in Comics von George Herriman, Harvey Kurtzman und Jacques Tardi Klaus KREIMEIER: Die Konfiguration des B?sen. Ikonographische Anmerkungen zum Bild Osama bin Ladens in den Massenmedien IV. WERKANALYSEN, AUTOREN Gregor STREIM: Der Bombenkrieg als Sensation und als Dokumentation. Gert Ledigs Roman Vergeltung und die Debatte um W. G. Sebalds Luftkrieg und Literatur Matteo GALLI: Wirklichkeitsentzug – Krieg und Medien bei Alexander Kluge J?rgen KOST: Mediale Inszenierung als Paradigma der entfremdeten Moderne: Friedrich D?rrenmatts Der Auftrag oder Vom Beobachten des Beobachters der Beobachter Thomas F. SCHNEIDER: “Giving a feeling of conflict because it fairly used to be” – Pr?formation, advertising and marketing und Rezeption von Steven Spielbergs Saving inner most Ryan Horst DOMDEY: ?ber die Darstellung kriegerischer Gewalt in Goethes Faust Christian J?GER: Kriegsmaschinen. Zur politischen Theorie von Gilles Deleuze und F?lix Guattari V. ANHANG Verzeichnis der Abbildungen Zu den Autorinnen und Autoren Personenregister

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Download The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup by Susan Orlean PDF

By Susan Orlean

The bestselling writer of The Orchid Thief is again -- and she's introduced a few buddies -- during this splendidly enjoyable selection of the acclaimed New Yorker writer's top and brightest profiles. Meet greater than thirty-five of Susan Orlean's favourite humans -- from the well-known (Bill Blass and Tonya Harding) to the unknown (a ordinary ten-year-old boy) to the previously identified (the Nineteen Sixties lady crew the Shaggs).

Passionate humans. recognized humans. brief humans. teens. And one championship convey puppy named Biff, who from a undeniable attitude seems much like President Clinton.

Orlean transports us into the lives of a few particularly eccentric contributors, just like the guy who has spent thirty years promoting not anything yet ceiling enthusiasts; or Bob Silverstein, maker of the large Chair -- the creme de los angeles creme of outsized chairs used for novelty images at carnivals. Others reside hugely strange lives, like Cristina Sanchez, the eponymous bullfighter, the 1st woman...

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Download Punchlines: The Case for Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Humor by Leon Rappoport PDF

By Leon Rappoport

The idea that of ethnic, racial, and gender humor is as delicate a topic this present day because it has ever been; but at no time some time past have we had this type of volume of this humor circulating all through society. we will see the facility of such content material manifested always in our culture's motion pictures and stand-up comedy exercises, in addition to on renowned television sitcoms, the place Jewish, black, Asian, Hispanic, and homosexual characters and issues have likely turn into necessary to comedian situations. although such humor is frequently merciless, it may be a resource of satisfaction and play between minorities, ladies, and gays. Leon Rappoport's incisive account takes an in-depth examine ethnic, racial and gender humor. regardless of the polarization that's usually obvious within the debates such humor inspires, crucial melting pot during this state could be the one who we input once we proportion fun at ourselves.

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