Author: Lilian Chaitas
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 4764Das literarische Feld sei ein Mikrokosmos des sozialen Wettbewerbs um Status und Prestige – so Pierre Bourdieu. Dementsprechend rücken zwangsläufig Strategien in den Fokus des Interesses, mittels derer sich Literaturproduzenten wie -rezipienten positionieren und die erkämpfte Position behaupten. Dieser Kampf wird bestimmt durch die Logik des Sich-Abgrenzens und Sich-Abhebens von anderen. Als historisch breit angelegte Fallstudie des 20. Jahrhunderts zeichnet die vorliegende Untersuchung die im Feld der amerikanischen Lyrik vorherrschenden Machtkämpfe um (Be-)Deutungshoheit nach. Die Profilierung des Strategiebegriffs als zentrales Analyseinstrument ermöglicht es, einerseits Strategien der Selbstwahrnehmung und Selbstpositionierung und andererseits der Wahrnehmung und Positionierung von anderen Akteuren zu identifizieren. Distinktionsstrategien umfassen den Einsatz eines Arsenals von Kampfbegriffen, an denen sich der literarische Diskurs im Laufe des Jahrhunderts kontinuierlich unter sich verändernden literarhistorischen Vorzeichen abarbeitet.
Phonogeräte in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (1957-1973). Eine Objektgeschichte
Author: Monika Röther
Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
View: 9275Im digitalen Medienzeitalter erleben die analogen Musikmedien ein Revival. Musikliebhaber bevorzugen den vollen Klang der Vinyl-Schallplatten, mit nostalgischen Gefühlen erinnern sich viele an die altgediente Musikkassette. Monika Röther schaut zurück in die Zeit der späten Fünfziger- und der Sechzigerjahre, als Musikschränke und Stereoanlagen, Plattenspieler, Tonbandgeräte und Kassettenrekorder ihren Platz in der westdeutschen Gesellschaft eroberten. Der luxuriöse Musikschrank im Wohnzimmer der Eltern bekam Konkurrenz durch den farbenfrohen, tragbaren Kofferplattenspieler der Jugendlichen. Technikliebhaber fachsimpelten über die beste Zusammenstellung der neuesten Stereoanlagen oder widmeten sich technischen Basteleien am Tonbandgerät. Die jüngeren Rockmusik-Fans zeichneten die neuesten Hits auf Tonband und Kassette auf. Die Objektgeschichten der Phonogeräte erzählen eine facettenreiche Geschichte der "wilden Sechziger", die in der sozialhistorischen Forschung als Umbruchphase gelten: Der Gebrauch der Phonogeräte zuhause und unterwegs stellte eingeübte Muster des Musik- und Technikkonsums in Frage und beförderte neue Formen des sozialen Miteinanders.
Author: Dorrit Cohn
Publisher: JHU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 3665Winner of the Modern Language Association's Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies The border between fact and fiction has been trespassed so often it seems to be a highway. Works of history that include fictional techniques are usually held in contempt, but works of fiction that include history are among the greatest of classics. Fiction claims to be able to convey its own unique kinds of truth. But unless a reader knows in advance whether a narrative is fictional or not, judgment can be frustrated and confused. In The Distinction of Fiction, Dorrit Cohn argues that fiction does present specific clues to its fictionality, and its own justifications. Indeed, except in cases of deliberate deception, fiction achieves its purposes best by exercising generic conventions that inform the reader that it is fiction. Cohn tests her conclusions against major narrative works, including Proust's A la Recherche du temps perdu, Mann's Death in Venice, Tolstoy's War and Peace, and Freud's case studies. She contests widespread poststructuralist views that all narratives are fictional. On the contrary, she separates fiction and nonfiction as necessarily distinct, even when bound together. An expansion of Cohn's Christian Gauss lectures at Princeton and the product of many years of labor and thought, The Distinction of Fiction builds on narratological and phenomenological theories to show that boundaries between fiction and history can be firmly and systematically explored.
Stand Out by Building Your Brand
Author: William Arruda,Kirsten Dixson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
View: 7326Praise for Career Distinction "Hands down, this book is the bible on branding for your career!" -- Susan Britton Whitcomb, author of Job Search Magic "As a professional resume writer and career coach, I have extolled the concept of personal branding for my clients for years. Now, for the first time ever, I have an outstanding resource to recommend--Career Distinction by William Arruda and Kirsten Dixson. This book details the concept of personal branding in a magnificent and easy-to-digest presentation that is a must-buy for every serious job seeker." -- Wendy S. Enelow, CCM, MRW, JCTC, CPRW Executive Director of the Career Masters Institute "Arruda and Dixson are widely respected in the global career coaching community as gurus who not only teach but live the personal branding model, and their expertise and passion show through on every page of this practical, indispensable book. I highly recommend it to all who want to distinguish themselves from the competition." -- L. Michelle Tullier, PhD, Vice President of Right Management and author of The Unofficial Guide to Landing a Job
On Religion and Modernity
Author: Nancy Levene
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
View: 1199In this major new work, philosopher of religion Nancy Levene examines the elemental character of religion and modernity. Deep in their operating systems, she argues, are dualisms of opposition and identity that cannot be reconciled with the forms of life they ostensibly support. These dualisms are dead ends, but they conceal a richer position—another kind of dualism constitutive of mutual relation. This dualism is difficult to distinguish and its concept of relation difficult to commit to. It risks contention and even violence. But it is also the indispensable support for modernity’s most innovative ideals: democracy, criticism, and interpretation. In readings from Abraham to the present, Levene recovers this richer dualism in its difference from the alternatives—other dualisms, nondualism, multiplication. From Abraham we get the biblical call to give up tribal belonging for a promised land of covenantal relation. Yet modernity, inclusive of this call, is also the principle that critiques the promise when it divides self from other, us from them. Drawing on a long tradition of thinkers and scholars even as she breaks new ground, Levene offers here nothing less than a new way of understanding modernity as an ethical claim about our world, a philosophy of the powers of distinction to include rather than to divide.
Author: J. Daloz
Category: Social Science
View: 3686The analysis of social distinction cannot indefinitely remain confined to logics of reasoning that are markedly ethnocentric. Rather than just applying the consecrated schemes of Veblen or Bourdieu, Daloz provides new foundations in this book for understanding 21st Century Dubai, China, Russia and settings of the past.
A Historical and Comparative Perspective on English Public Law
Author: J. W. F. Allison
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
View: 8702This book is the first comprehensive historical and comparative analysis of the emergence of English Public law as a distinct branch of law to govern the state. It explains persistent problems and considers potential reforms by contrasting the development of the innovative and influential French system of public law. It attributes the relative inadequacies of English public law to differences between the English and French legal and political traditions.
Author: Philippe Coulangeon,Julien Duval
Category: Social Science
View: 1126This edited collection explores the genesis of Bourdieu's classical book Distinction and its international career in contemporary Social Sciences. It includes contributions from contemporary sociologists from diverse countries who question the theoretical legacy of this book in various fields and national contexts. Invited authors review and exemplify current controversies concerning the theses promoted in Distinction in the sociology of culture, lifestyles, social classes and stratification, with a specific attention dedicated to the emerging forms of cultural capital and the logics of distinction that occur in relation to material consumption or bodily practices. They also empirically illustrate the theoretical contribution of Distinction in relation with such notions as field or habitus, which fruitfulness is emphasized in relation with some methodological innovations of the book. In this respect, a special focus is put on the emerging stream of "distinction studies" and on the opportunities offered by the geometrical data analysis of social spaces.
What Difference Does a Difference Make?
Author: Georges B.J. Dreyfus,L. Sara McClintock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
View: 2108Madhyamaka, or "Middle Way," philosophy came to Tibet from India and became the basis of all of Tibetan Buddhism. The Tibetans, however, differentiated two streams of Madhyamaka philosophy--Svatantrika and Prasangika. In this collection, leading scholars in the field address the distinction on various levels, including the philosophical import for both Indian and Tibetan Madhyamaka and the historical development of the distinction itself.
Review and Analysis of McKain's Book
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
View: 3289The must-read summary of Scott McKain's book: "Collapse of Distinction: Stand Out and Move Up While Your Competition Fails". This complete summary of the ideas from Scott McKain's book "Collapse of Distinction" shows that instead of standardised products, customers crave distinction. They want products that stand out for all the right reasons because they are delivered by companies which are fanatical about creating a great customer experience. And this is especially true when the economy is down. If you can create distinction, you lift yourself above your competition and create the conditions which will allow you to charge more for your products and services.This summary teaches how to differentiate from the competition, even in tough economic times. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the key concepts • Increase your business knowledge To learn more, read "Collapse of Distinction" and discover how to differentiate from the competition.
The Classic Skinner Method to Speech on the Stage
Author: Edith Skinner
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Category: Performing Arts
View: 7762(Applause Books). Widely recognized as the most complete and rigorous text of its kind since it was first published in 1942, Speak With Distinction is an invaluable resource. It presents a comprehensive study of the sounds of Spoken English in their most important phonetic environments. This most recent revision also adds much material for comparisons of speech sounds; suggestions for accurate, efficient and conversational ways of combining the sounds into connected utterance; indications that foster a working knowledge of two dialects of speech (General American and what Mrs. Skinner called Good Speech for classic and elevated texts); and beginning material to show application of the principles of Good Speech to well-written texts. Some important additions to the book are the extensive Glossary and Index, abundant guides to pronunciations, new sections featuring such details as the complete "Ask-List" of words, a program for the elimination of glottal attacks of vowel and dipthong sounds, greatly expanded practice material of phrases and sentences, and an updated Chart showing several levels of phonetic transcription and spelling equivalents in current usage. Speak With Distinction can be used in several ways: as a primary educational textbook for both the beginning and advanced actor; as a supplementary textbook for teachers and students who have their own methods and agenda for study; and as a reference book for teachers, speech coaches and directors.
The Millenium Woman
Author: Gladys L. Alexander
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Social Science
View: 1835A woman of Distinction is a book geared to enlighten women to Who they are and what they can become. Simply by applying themselves to goals to make their dreams come true. Under all the centuries of hurt and neglect is a diamond in the rough. Waiting to be purified by her power of thought. So as a person think so is he. If this book sound redounded it was meant to be, whatever it take to get the job done and drive the point home. Simple, Women you are somebody!
Redescribing the Descriptions of Modernity
Author: Niklas Luhmann,William Rasch
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Category: Social Science
View: 7264The essays in this volume formulate what is considered to be the preconditions for an adequate theory of modern society. The volume starts with an examination of the modern European philosophical and scientific tradition notably the phenomenology of Edmund Husserl.