Indecent Acts in a Public Place

Sports, Insolence and Sedition (20th Anniversary Edition)

Author: Rod Dubey

Publisher: Charivari Press

ISBN: 1895166004

Category: Sports

Page: 78

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In four striking essays, Dubey challenges the idea that sport indoctrinates men into being good corporate citizens. Sports teams are seen as a form of men's society that excludes and subjugates women while challenging day-to-day morality. Like the gang, teams defend a territory and resist corporate control with their own nebulous power structure.

Beautiful in My Worn Clothes...

The Transgressions of Love

Author: Rod Dubey

Publisher: Charivari Press

ISBN: 9781895166101

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 89

View: 5756

…beautiful in my worn clothes…The Transgressions of Love is an essay on the transgressive nature of love. Love is described as a river that freely flows without regard to prohibitions based on race, gender, class or religion. It transgresses the boundaries set by church, state and family which seek to control it and is thus, inherently subversive. From the moment we begin to love those outside of our family we are on a path which undermines its power over our lives. Periods marked by the insistence on love have had a profound effect in shaping our world. Enhancing and respecting the loving relations between members of a community is at the heart of significant and radical views of how to remake society from voices as diverse as Shelley, Ghandi, the Surrealists, Ivan Illitch and Raoul Vaneigem. Increasingly in our daily lives we have come to define freedom as our ability to pursue the love that we autonomously feel. We see this in the struggles for gay rights, gender equality, peace, and civil rights. Love is put forth as the basis of ethics, refuting the monopoly of religions to define moral behaviour. Love also transgresses the apartheid of intellectual constructs where the recommended ideals are to live a rational, objective, healthy, measured existence. Love encompasses the subconscious, madness, the imagination and the sickness of love. It is a creative act of the whole person and the reason many of us exist at all. Love has become our central aesthetic preoccupation and the basis of free self-expression as we struggle against the idealism that censors and restricts cultural production on behalf of authority and its ideological goals. …beautiful in my worn clothes…The Transgressions of Love is a timely book, written in a period of war and increasing simulation. It draws its examples from current events and popular culture, history, art, poetry, philosophy, fiction, music, and film.

The Mocking Serenade: Charivari and the Politics of Humiliation

Author: Rod Dubey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781895166385

Category: Political Science

Page: 86

View: 9542

An engaging, illustrated book looking at the centuries old custom of charivari (the mock serenade using pots and pans, meant to shame someone) from the traditional British skimmington to contemporary versions in such places as Buenos Aires, Montreal, and New York City (where they were a feature of the Occupy Movement). In the past, as now, charivaris go beyond partisan politics to unite communities in protecting themselves and expressing outrage against economic and political power. As a form of community street theatre, charivari also has linkages with such things as modern happenings, efforts to resist control of the commons of cyberspace, other forms of satire and protest, and critiques about the integration of art and politics.This book should have appeal to those interested in political theory, cultural theory, and history. It delves into contemporary issues such as the Occupy Movement, the debt crisis, surveillance and cybernetics. Rod Dubey's recent writing includes essays on monopoly capitalism and Alain Badiou, for The Montreal Review, and a review of Sex and Punishment, for Fifth Estate. He has two books with Charivari Press: Indecent Acts in a Public Place: Sports, Insolence and Sedition, and ...beautiful in my worn clothes...The Transgressions of Love."

Lectures on the Relation Between Law and Public Opinion in England During the Nineteenth Century

Author: Albert Venn Dicey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351509195

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 4469

The famed 1914 edition of this classic is one of the small handful of works that deserve to be read by Americans to understand the 1980s. Indeed, the final three chapters, describing the decline of will and consensus in late Victorian England, stand as a stark, unmistakable reminder that such national decline can happen again. Dicey was the most influential constitutional authority in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain. Modern politicians have often invoked the phrase "rule of law." So commonplace has it become that few recognize its source in the work of Dicey. Law and Public Opinion in England is written with simplicity, wit and a sense of purpose that marks it as a book apart. It did much more than fortell the decline of empire, it developed the forms in which such decline comes about. In many ways this book represents a pioneering statement on the libertarian tradition as a consequence of rather than rebellion against the legal norms of an advanced civilization. This is a central book for students of society and politics alike.

The Ring and the Book (Unabridged)

Author: Robert Browning

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 807484322X

Category: Drama

Page: 954

View: 3305

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Ring and the Book (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Ring and the Book is a long dramatic narrative poem, and, more specifically, a verse novel, of 21,000 lines, written by Robert Browning. It was published in four volumes from 1868 to 1869 by Smith, Elder & Co. The book tells the story of a murder trial in Rome in 1698, whereby an impoverished nobleman, Count Guido Franceschini, is found guilty of the murders of his young wife Pompilia Comparini and her parents, having suspected his wife was having an affair with a young cleric, Giuseppe Caponsacchi. Having been found guilty despite his protests and sentenced to death, Franceschini then appeals—unsuccessfully—to Pope Innocent XII to overturn the conviction. The poem comprises twelve books, nine of which are dramatic monologues spoken by a different narrator involved in the case (Count Guido speaks twice), usually giving a different account of the same events, and two books (the first and the last) spoken by the author. Robert Browning (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets.

The Freedmen's Book

Author: Lydia Maria Francis Child

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 9913


A Brief History of American Literature

Author: Richard Gray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444392463

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 420

View: 6938

A Brief History of American Literature offers students and general readers a concise and up-to-date history of the full range of American writing from its origins until the present day. Represents the only up-to-date concise history of American literature Covers fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction, as well as looking at other forms of literature including folktales, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller and science fiction Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past twenty years Offers students an abridged version of History of American Literature, a book widely considered the standard survey text Provides an invaluable introduction to the subject for students of American literature, American studies and all those interested in the literature and culture of the United States

The French Revolution

A History ...

Author: Thomas Carlyle

Publisher: N.A


Category: France

Page: N.A

View: 7404


Pierre, Or, The Ambiguities

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140434842

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2837

Restored to Melville's intended form, this story examines the life of an idealistic young hero and satirizes sentimental gothic novels.

Letters on a Regicide Peace

Author: Edmund Burke,Francis Canavan,Edward John Payne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780865971677

Category: History

Page: 434

View: 5708

Part of a three-volume set, this text presents selected work of Edmund Burke on English history and political thought. This third volume presents his "Letters on a Regicide Peace"(1795-1796). The first volume contains Burke's defence of the American colonists' complaints of British policy and includes "Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents"(1770), "Speech on American Taxation"(1774), and "Speech on Conciliation"(1775). Volume Two in the set consists of Burke's "Reflections on the Revolution in France". The text includes notes and introductory essays by E. J. Payne.

The Works of Benjamin Franklin

Including the Private as Well as the Official and Scientific Correspondence Together with the Unmutilated and Correct Version of the Autobiography

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 522


The Persian Letters

Author: de Montesquieu, Charles

Publisher: Aegitas

ISBN: 1773138103

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 7431

Persian Letters is a literary work, written in 1721, by Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu, recounting the experiences of two Persian noblemen, Usbek and Rica, who are traveling through France.

Mardi and a Voyage Thither

Author: Herman Melville,Harrison Hayford,Hershel Parker

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810116900

Category: Fiction

Page: 681

View: 9077

Presented as narratives of his own South Sea experiences, Melville's first two books had roused incredulity in many readers. Their disbelief, he declared, had been "the main inducement" in altering his plan for his third book, Mardi: and a Voyage Thither (1849). Melville wanted to exploit the "rich poetical material" of Polynesia and also to escape feeling "irked, cramped, & fettered" by a narrative of facts. "I began to feel . . . a longing to plume my pinions for a flight," he told his English publisher. Mardi began as a sequel to Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847), but changed radically while he was writing it and emerged as an altogether independent and original work. In its combination of adventure, allegorical romance, realistic portraits of characters and scenes from nature, philosophical speculation, and travelogue-satire, Mardi was Melville's first attempt to create a great work of fiction. This edition of is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America).

Judgment of Murder

Author: C.S. Challinor

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738751006

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 3214

It’s a dark day for Scottish barrister Rex Graves when he learns that Lord Gordon Murgatroyd has passed away. Referred to as “Judge Murder” by Rex’s colleagues, the famously severe judge supposedly died of natural causes—but his daughter Phoebe thinks otherwise. Wanting to honor the man who’d always been uncharacteristically kind to him, Rex thinks it would be a good idea to follow up on Phoebe’s suspicions . . . until a meeting with a suspect leaves him drugged and beaten within an inch of his life. With a target on his back and a child abduction case gripping the region, Rex fears that the judge’s death won’t be an isolated incident.