The Politics Of The Encounter

Author: Andy Merrifield
Editor: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 082034530X
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The Politics of the Encounter is a spirited interrogation of the city as a site of both theoretical inquiry and global social struggle. The city, writes Andy Merrifield, remains "important, virtually and materially, for progressive politics." And yet, he notes, more than forty years have passed since Henri Lefebvre advanced the powerful ideas that still undergird much of our thinking about urbanization and urban society. Merrifield rethinks the city in light of the vast changes to our planet since 1970, when Lefebvre's seminal Urban Revolution was first published. At the same time, he expands on Lefebvre's notion of "the right to the city," which was first conceived in the wake of the 1968 student uprising in Paris. We need to think less of cities as "entities with borders and clear demarcations between what's inside and what's outside" and emphasize instead the effects of "planetary urbanization," a concept of Lefebvre's that Merrifield makes relevant for the ways we now experience the urban. The city—from Tahrir Square to Occupy Wall Street—seems to be the critical zone in which a new social protest is unfolding, yet dissenters' aspirations are transcending the scale of the city physically and philosophically. Consequently, we must shift our perspective from "the right to the city" to "the politics of the encounter," says Merrifield. We must ask how revolutionary crowds form, where they draw their energies from, what kind of spaces they occur in—and what kind of new spaces they produce.

A History Of Greek Philosophy Aristotle An Encounter

Author: William Keith Chambers Guthrie
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Encounter

Author: Stephen Spender
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The Politics Of Ideas

Author: Lawrence J. R. Herson
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Encounter

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The Encounter Between Theology And Ideology

Author: Thannickapurathu Mathai Philip
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Study on the theology of Madathilparampil Mammen Thomas, b. 1916.

Tragedy As Encounter

Author: Jessica Leah Otey
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Encounter With Martin Buber

Author: Aubrey Hodes
Editor: Lane, Allen
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Study Encounter

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Environment And Planning

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The American Encounter

Author: James F., Jr. Hoge
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An anthology of essays by the twentieth century's leading historians and policymakers includes many that have shaped American history

Cultural Encounters

Author: Søren Clausen
Editor: Aarhus Universitetsforlag
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Essays commemorating 25 years of East Asian Studies at the University of Aarhus.

Encounters

Author: David Medalie
Editor: Witwatersrand University Press Publications
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Museums Of Communism

Author: Stephen M. Norris
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253050316
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How did communities come to terms with the collapse of communism? In order to guide the wider narrative, many former communist countries constructed museums dedicated to chronicling their experiences. Museums of Communism explores the complicated intersection of history, commemoration, and victimization made evident in these museums constructed after 1991. While contributors from a diverse range of fields explore various museums and include nearly 90 photographs, a common denominator emerges: rather than focusing on artifacts and historical documents, these museums often privilege memories and stories. In doing so, the museums shift attention from experiences of guilt or collaboration to narratives of shared victimization under communist rule. As editor Stephen M. Norris demonstrates, these museums are often problematic at best and revisionist at worst. From occupation museums in the Baltic States to memorial museums in Ukraine, former secret police prisons in Romania, and nostalgic museums of everyday life in Russia, the sites considered offer new ways of understanding the challenges of separating memory and myth.

Intellectuals And Socialism

Author: Radhika Desai
Editor: Lawrence & Wishart Limited
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This study is concerned with the role of intellectuals in left-wing parties, focusing on the case of the social democratic intellectuals in the Labour Party. It suggests that at the core of Labour's paralysis lies the fact that Labour still lacks a coherent strategy, and that it has failed to resolve the ambiguities about its identity and ideology which have plagued it over more than two decades, and which were at the root of the SDP split.

The Politics Of Imagination

Author: Tara Forrest
Editor: Transcript Verlag
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This book explores Walter Benjamin, Siegfried Kracauer, and Alexander Kluge's analyses of the role that a rejuvenation in the capacity for imagination can play in encouraging us to reconceive the possibilities of the past, the present, and the future outside of the parameters of the status quo. Through a detailed analysis of their engagements with subjects that span a broad range of historical and thematic contexts, this book charts the extent to which the concept of imagination plays a central role in the writers' explorations of a mode of perception and experience which could serve as a catalyst for the creation and sustenance of a desire for a different kind of future. Tara Forrest teaches film and cultural studies at the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia).

Murder The Media And The Politics Of Public Feelings

Author: Jennifer Petersen
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In 1998, the horrific murders of Matthew Shepard -- a gay man living in Laramie, Wyoming -- and James Byrd Jr. -- an African American man dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas -- provoked a passionate public outrage. The intense media coverage of the murders made moments of violence based in racism and homophobia highly visible and which eventually led to the passage of The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in 2009. The role the media played in cultivating, shaping, and directing the collective emotional response toward these crimes is the subject of this gripping new book by Jennifer Petersen. Tracing the emotional exchange from news stories to the creation of law, Petersen calls for an approach to media and democratic politics that takes into account the role of affect in the political and legal life of the nation.

Encounter With Strangers

Author: Göran Rystad
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The Politics Of Medical Encounters

Author: Howard Waitzkin
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300055115
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The complaints that patients bring to their doctors often have roots in social issues that involve work, family life, gender roles and sexuality, aging, substance use; or other problems of nonmedical origin. In this book, physician/sociologist Howard Waitzkin examines interactions between patients and doctors to show how physicians' focus on physical complaints often fails to address patients' underlying concerns and also reinforces the societal problems that cause or aggravate these maladies. A progressive doctor-patient relationship, Waitzkin argues, fosters social change. Waitzkin provides a pathbreaking analysis of medical encounters, applying perspectives from structuralism, post-structuralism, and critical literary theory to transcripts of recorded conversations between doctors and patients. He demonstrates how doctors unintentionally maintain dominance in their dealings with patients, encourage conforming social behavior and attitudes, and marginalize patients' concerns with social problems. Waitzkin urges physicians to attend to the social as well as the medical problems that emerge from patients' narratives and suggests ways to restructure the manner in which patients and doctors communicate with each other. Physicians and patients, for example, should work together to demystify medical discourse, should refrain from medicalizing social problems through medications or reassurances that dull socially caused pain, and should be prepared to call on advocacy organizations seeking to change the social conditions that create personal distress. This book will influence and challenge physicians scholars, and students in the social sciences and humanities, as well as anyone concerned about the present problems and future direction of medicine.