Contemporary Homo Ludens

Author: Halina Mielicka-Pawłowska

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443898104

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Page: 395

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Play allows the fulfilment of one’s dreams, yet also teaches subjugation to the norms governing daily life. Furthermore, traditional forms of play, transmitted from one generation to another, guarantee a culture’s continuance and perpetuation in time. Contemporary forms of play integrate a populace, creating a specific community of laughter which places a high value on individuality and the ability to lead social games. Play invalidates social divisions, but also diversifies behaviours through the introduction of changes in the rules, depending on the age of those engaged. Furthermore, it adapts to the forms by which social reality is created, as well as that reality’s goals, which, in turn, impart sense and meaning to something which, of its own nature, seems deprived thereof.
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Homo Ludens

Author: Johan Huizinga

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415175944

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Homo Ludens Ils 86

Author: J. Huizinga

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317834054

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Contemporary Athletics & Ancient Greek Ideals (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Daniel A. Dombrowski

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459605926

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 316

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Despite their influence in our culture, sports inspire dramatically less philosophical consideration than such ostensibly weightier topics as religion, politics, or science. Arguing that athletic playfulness coexists with serious underpinnings, and that both demand more substantive attention, Daniel Dombrowski harnesses the insights of ancient Greek thinkers to illuminate contemporary athletics. Dombrowski contends that the ideas of Plato, Aristotle, and Plotinus shed important light on issues - such as the pursuit of excellence, the concept of play, and the power of accepting physical limitations while also improving one's body - that remain just as relevant in our sports-obsessed age as they were in ancient Greece. Bringing these concepts to bear on contemporary concerns, Dombrowski considers such questions as whether athletic competition can be a moral substitute for war, whether it necessarily constitutes war by other means, and whether it encourages fascist tendencies or ethical virtue. The first volume to philosophically explore twenty-first-century sport in the context of its ancient predecessor, Contemporary Athletics and Ancient Greek Ideals reveals that their relationship has great and previously untapped potential to inform our understanding of human nature.
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Theorizing Rituals

Annotated Bibliography of Ritual Theory, 1966-2005

Author: Jens Kreinath,Michael Strausberg

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004153438

Category: Religion

Page: 573

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Volume two of Theorizing Rituals mainly consists of an annotated bibliography of more than 400 items covering those books, edited volumes and essays that are considered most relevant for the field of ritual theory. Instead of proposing yet another theory of ritual, the bibliography is a comprehensive monument documenting four decades of theorizing rituals.
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Education and other modes of thinking in Latin America

Author: Robert Aman,Timothy Ireland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315388405

Category: Education

Page: 116

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After long periods of military dictatorships, civil wars, and economic instability, Latin America has changed face, and become the foremost region for counter-hegemonic processes. This book seeks to address contemporary paradigms of education and learning in Latin America. Although the production of knowledge in the region has long been subject to imperial designs and disseminated through educational systems, recent interventions – from liberation theology, popular education, and critical literacy to postcolonial critique and decolonial options – have sought to shift the geography of reason. Over the last decades, several Latin American communities have countered this movement by forming some of the most dynamic and organised forms of resistance: from the landless movements in Brazil to the Zapatistas in the Chiapas region of Mexico, from the indigenous social movements in Bolivia to Venezuela’s Chavistas, to mention but a few. The central question to be addressed is how, in times of historical ruptures, political reconstructions, and epistemic formations, the production of paradigms rooted in ‘other’ logics, cosmologies, and realities may renegotiate and redefine concepts of education, learning, and knowledge. Consequently, this book transcends disciplinary, epistemological, and methodological boundaries in education and learning by engagement with ‘other’ paradigms. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Lifelong Education.
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Art Inquiry

Recherches Sur Les Arts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Homo ludens, homo aestheticus

the transformation of "free play" in the rise of literary criticism

Author: Nancy Webb Kelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 674

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Homo ludens, der spielende Mensch

Internationale Beiträge des Institutes für Spielforschung und Spielpädogik an der Hochschule"Mozarteum" Salzburg

Author: Günther Bauer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783873973398

Category: Play

Page: 441

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Oeconomica Polona

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economics

Page: N.A

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Modern Black literature

Author: Sébastian Okechukwu Mezu

Publisher: Black Academy Press, Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Euripides Our Contemporary

Author: J. Michael Walton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408143933

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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'In this masterful reevaluation of Euripides, Michael Walton recasts the playwright in light of his resonance for today's translators and directors. Springing from the rehearsal room rather than the page, Walton shows us not only why we are ready for Euripides, but why we so desperately need him.' Mary Louise Hart, Associate Curator of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum 'A useful, reader-friendly introduction aimed at non-specialists, [it] offers detailed summaries of Euripides' plays, along with keen observations on their relevance for today's theater.' Rush Rehm, author of Radical Theatre Euripides Our Contemporary is a major new study of the work of the great classical tragedian that illuminates his work and demonstrates both its vitality and how it continues to speak to us today. Taking a thematic approach to Euripides' plays it provides the reader with a wide-ranging and thorough appreciation of the writer's entire canon. For students, teachers and practitioners this is the best single-volume treatment of the writer's work, considering the plays for their accessibility and for their focus on issues and concerns which are as significant as ever in the modern world. Divided into three sections, the book first examines 'Domesticating Tragedy', the manner in which Euripides gave the world of myth an application to ordinary life. The second section tackles the 'Grand Passions': characters under extraordinary pressure and the extent to which personal responsibility can be absolved through various aspects of circumstance. The third looks at the nature of Euripides' theatre and his acknowledgment of it, the great roles and the playwrights of the last hundred years whose craft seems most influenced by his work. An Appendix at the end of the book provides a short summary of the plots of all nineteen plays.
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Contemporary French Art 1

Eleven Studies

Author: Michael Bishop

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042024186

Category: Art

Page: 189

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Ben Vautier, Niki De Saint Phalle, François Morellet, Louise Bourgeois, Alexandre Hollan, Claude Viallat, Sophie Calle, Bernard Pagès, Jean-Pierre Pincemin, Annette Messager, Gérard Titus-Carmel: eleven major French artists of the last forty years or so, examined in the light of their uniqueness and their rootedness, the specificities of their differing and at times overlapping plastic practices and the swirling and often highly hybridised conceptions entertained in regard to such practices. Thus does analysis range from discussion of the feisty, Fluxus-inspired, free-spirited funkiness of Ben Vautier's work to the various modes of transcendence of trauma and haunting fear generated by the exceptional gestures of Niki de Saint Phalle and Louise Bourgeois, to the alyrical formalism yet imbued with irony and ludicity of François Morellet, through to the serene intensities of Alexandre Hollan'svies silencieuses, the infinite a-signatures of Claude Viallat's adventure in the sheer joy of apoiein of self-reflexive coloration, the powerfully elegant and muscular disarticulations of Bernard Pagès' sculpture, the great sweep through art's history implied by Jean-Pierre Pincemin's chameleon-like gestures, the vast swirling programme of socio-psychological analysis the arts of Annette Messager and Sophie Calle offer in their radically distinctive manners, the obsessively serialised oeuvre of Gérard Titus-Carmel allowing a burrowing deep into the opaque logic of a real though dubious 'presence to the world'.
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Dionysus Reborn

Play and the Aesthetic Dimension in Modern Philosophical and Scientific Discourse

Author: Mihai Spariosu,Professor Mihai Spariosu

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801423277

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

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Picturing Extraterrestrials

Alien Images in Modern Culture

Author: John Francis Moffitt

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 595

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In this witty, erudite, and thoroughly researched book, art historian John Moffitt discusses the popular iconography depicting alleged extraterrestrial (ET) visitors and the widespread appeal of this New Age craze as a mass cultural phenomenon. A thorough skeptic, Moffitt is interested in kitschy ET portraiture, not as evidence of aliens among us, but for what this imagery reveals about contemporary culture. By brilliantly placing the present cultural moment in historical context, he demonstrates how typical portrayals of aliens reflect long-running (even ancient) cultural motifs. Whether we realize it or not, among ET's precursors are the ecstatic maenads of ancient Greek art, early depictions of Christ in Byzantine icons, the religious visions shown in 15th-century Spanish paintings, and the popular images of witches and incubi from the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, in our postmodern space age, these timeless figures of imagination and art have taken on the otherworldly trappings of alien creatures. By the same token, centuries-old beliefs, whether in nature gods and goddesses, demons, witches, Satan, or saints, have evolved into the current New Age mythology that often surrounds the stories and pictures connected with aliens. Fueled by a huge entertainment industry, mass media, and the relentless profit drive of capitalism, alien imagery has become ubiquitous, and in the process the line between fantasy and reality ever harder to discern. This sweeping and above all entertaining perusal of popular culture presents a sophisticated yet very accessible and often funny dissection of our current obsession with the possibility that "we are not alone."
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Journal of the Folklore Institute

Author: Indiana University, Bloomington. Folklore Institute,Indiana University. Folklore Institute

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Folklore

Page: N.A

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