Undoing Gender

Autore: Judith Butler
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415969222
Grandezza: 68,43 MB
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Butler addresses the regulation of sexuality and gender that takes place in psychology, aesthetics, and social policy. These essays deepen her treatment of issues introduced by earlier work on the relationship between power and the body, the meaning & purpose of the incest taboo, and the problems of kinship.

Becoming Beside Ourselves

Autore: Brian Rotman
Editore: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822389118
Grandezza: 61,11 MB
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Vista: 9033

Becoming Beside Ourselves continues the investigation that the renowned cultural theorist and mathematician Brian Rotman began in his previous books Signifying Nothing and Ad Infinitum...The Ghost in Turing’s Machine: exploring certain signs and the conceptual innovations and subjectivities that they facilitate or foreclose. In Becoming Beside Ourselves, Rotman turns his attention to alphabetic writing or the inscription of spoken language. Contending that all media configure what they mediate, he maintains that alphabetic writing has long served as the West’s dominant cognitive technology. Its logic and limitations have shaped thought and affect from its inception until the present. Now its grip on Western consciousness is giving way to virtual technologies and networked media, which are reconfiguring human subjectivity just as alphabetic texts have done for millennia. Alphabetic texts do not convey the bodily gestures of human speech: the hesitations, silences, and changes of pitch that infuse spoken language with affect. Rotman suggests that by removing the body from communication, alphabetic texts enable belief in singular, disembodied, authoritative forms of being such as God and the psyche. He argues that while disembodied agencies are credible and real to “lettered selves,” they are increasingly incompatible with selves and subjectivities formed in relation to new virtual technologies and networked media. Digital motion-capture technologies are restoring gesture and even touch to a prominent role in communication. Parallel computing is challenging the linear thought patterns and ideas of singularity facilitated by alphabetic language. Barriers between self and other are breaking down as the networked self is traversed by other selves to become multiple and distributed, formed through many actions and perceptions at once. The digital self is going plural, becoming beside itself.

Queer Art

Autore: Renate Lorenz
Editore: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 383941685X
Grandezza: 46,46 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6373

A queer theory of visual art - based on extensive readings of art works Queer Art traces the question of how strategies of denormalization initiated by visual arts can be continued through writing. In the book's three chapters art theoretical debates are combined with queer theory, post-colonial theory, and (dis-)ability studies, proposing the three terms radical drag, transtemporal drag, and abstract drag. The works discussed include those by Zoe Leonard, Shinique Smith, Jack Smith, Wu Ingrid Tsang, Ron Vawter, Bob Flanagan, Henrik Olesen, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Sharon Hayes, and Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz.

Fundamentals Of English Grammar

Editore: Prabhat Prakashan
ISBN: 9350481855
Grandezza: 80,13 MB
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Vista: 7157

Ashtanga Yoga The Intermediate Series

Autore: Gregor Maehle
Editore: New World Library
ISBN: 1577319877
Grandezza: 59,14 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 9387

In this much-anticipated follow-up to his first book, Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy, Gregor Maehle offers a detailed and multifaceted guide to Ashtanga Yoga’s Intermediate Series. An expert yogi and teacher, Maehle will guide you to your next level with an unprecedented depth of anatomical explanation and unparalleled attention to the practice’s philosophical and mythological heritage. You will learn: • The background and applications of each of the three forms of yoga: Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana • How to use Indian myth and cosmology to deepen your practice • The importance of the Sanskrit language to the yogic tradition • The mythology behind the names of the Intermediate Series postures • The functions and limitations of body parts integral to the Intermediate Series, including the spine, the sacroiliac joint, the shoulder joint, and the hip joint • How to reap the full benefits of practicing the Intermediate Series Maehle meticulously explores all twenty-seven postures of the Intermediate Series through photos, anatomical line drawings, and practical, informative sidebars. He also discusses the philosophical and spiritual background of Ashtanga Yoga and places the practice within the context of Indian cultural history. With passionate erudition, Maehle will prepare you to reap physical, spiritual, and mental fulfillment from your evolving practice.

Women Art And Literature In The Iranian Diaspora

Autore: Mehraneh Ebrahimi
Editore: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815654820
Grandezza: 31,72 MB
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Vista: 5968

Does the study of aesthetics have tangible effects in the real world? Does examining the work of diaspora writers and artists change our view of "the Other"? In this thoughtful book, Ebrahimi argues that an education in the humanities is as essential as one in politics and ethics, critically training the imagination toward greater empathy. Despite the surge in Iranian memoirs, their contributions to debunking an abstract idea of terror and their role in encouraging democratic thinking remain understudied. In examining creative work by women of Iranian descent, Ebrahimi argues that Shirin Neshat, Marjane Satrapi, and Parsua Bashi make the Other familiar and break a cycle of reactionary xenophobia. These authors, instead of relying on indignation, build imaginative bridges in their work that make it impossible to blame one evil, external enemy. Ebrahimi explores both classic and hybrid art forms, including graphic novels and photo-poetry, to advocate for the importance of aesthetics to inform and influence a global community. Drawing on the theories of Rancière, Butler, Arendt, and Levinas, Ebrahimi identifies the ways in which these works give a human face to the Other, creating the space and language to imagine a new political and ethical landscape.

A Phraseological English Latin Dictionary

Autore: Charles Duke Yonge
Grandezza: 76,19 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6522

Beside Herself

Autore: Sarah Daniels
Editore: Heinemann Educational Books
Grandezza: 47,68 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3706

The Logic Of The Lure

Autore: John Paul Ricco
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226711003
Grandezza: 48,34 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 5650

The attraction of a wink, a nod, a discarded snapshot—such feelings permeate our lives, yet we usually dismiss them as insubstantial or meaningless. With The Logic of the Lure, John Paul Ricco argues that it is precisely such fleeting, erotic, and even perverse experiences that will help us create a truly queer notion of ethics and aesthetics, one that recasts sociality and sexuality, place and finitude in ways suggested by the anonymity and itinerant lures of cruising. Shifting our attention from artworks to the work that art does, from subjectivity to becoming, and from static space to taking place, Ricco considers a variety of issues, including the work of Doug Ischar, Tom Burr, and Derek Jarman and the minor architecture of sex clubs, public restrooms, and alleyways.

The Silent Cry

Autore: Dorothee Sölle
Editore: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451407082
Grandezza: 22,40 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 5173

Today, a kind of Rdemocratized mysticismS of those without much religious background flourishes. This mystical experience is not drawn so much of the tradition as out of contemporary experiences. In that sense, each of us is a mystic, and Soelle's work seeks to give theological depth, clarity and direction. This work conveys Soelle's deep religious knowledge and wisdom with her passion for social justice.


Autore: Edward L. Boye
Editore: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877808
Grandezza: 14,41 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7209

Musings is a collection of short, easy-reading essays dealing with the challenges of life. Do we take certain beliefs for granted? Are our beliefs distorted by hand-me-down thinking? How can we respond to others with love, acceptance, and compassion? Poetry and humor are interspersed throughout this book's invitation to contemplate a deeper spiritual awareness. If the Beatitudes in the Bible were rewritten today, would we find this one: "Blessed are they whose plans have been foiled, for they shall be given the opportunity to see the world anew"? Readers are suggested to pick one essay a day. Reflect on the deeper messages and chuckle with the lighter moments while you consider choices that can lighten the load of living.

Chambers Concise Dictionary

Editore: Allied Publishers
Grandezza: 42,82 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6648

Expositions Of The Psalms 1 32 Vol 1

Autore: Saint Augustine
Editore: New City Press
ISBN: 1565481402
Grandezza: 47,37 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8639

This is the first volume of the long-awaited translation of one of Augustine’s classics and a great work in Christian literature. Newly translated by Maria Boulding, O.S.B., whose masterful translation of Augustine’s Confessions in the same series has been praised as being “of a different level of excellence from practically anything else in the market” (Bishop Rowan Williams, Monmouth, England). As the psalms are a microcosm of the Old Testament, so the Expositions of the Psalms can be seen as a microcosm of Augustinian thought. They recapitulate and focus the experiences of Augustine’s personal life, his theological reflections, and his pastoral concerns as Bishop of Hippo. “This first volume of the Exposition of the Psalms in Sister Maria Boulding's fine translation fills a long existing vacuum among the translated works of Augustine available to contemporary readers. Her clear and attractive translation presents Augustine's expression of his own spirituality, which necessarily entails his most valuable theological insights. The comprehensive and scholarly 51-page introduction by Michael Fiedrowicz offers a key to the Psalms' various depths of meaning and shows how they are a microcosm of Augustinian thought.” Mary T. Clark, RSCJ Author of: Augustine in the “Outstanding Christian Thinkers Series”

A New Hindustani English Dictionary

Autore: S. W. Fallon
Editore: Asian Educational Services
ISBN: 9788120603738
Grandezza: 40,93 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7644

With illust. from Hindustani lierature and follore

On The Aesthetic Education Of Man

Autore: Friedrich Schiller
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486117391
Grandezza: 44,79 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 5813

A classic of 18th-century thought, Schiller's treatise defines the relationship between beauty and art. His proposal of art as fundamental to the development of society and the individual remains an influential concept.

Dictionnaire Anglais Fran Ais

Autore: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Editore: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 9780877791669
Grandezza: 17,58 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9719

A French-English dictionary with French-Canadian terms and essential French vocabulary.


Autore: Robert Harvey
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441124241
Grandezza: 37,80 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3713


Short Plays From The States

Autore: Dietrich Weichold
Editore: Ernst Klett Sprachen
ISBN: 9783125784109
Grandezza: 34,80 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4210