Radical Thought in Italy

A Potential Politics

Author: Michael Hardt,Paolo Virno

Publisher: Choice Publishing Co., Ltd.

ISBN: 9780816649242

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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Provides an original view of the potential for a radical democratic politics today that speaks not only to the Italian situation but also to a broadly international context. First, the essays settle accounts with the culture of cynicism, opportunism and fear that has come to permeate the Left. They then proceed to analyze the new difficulties and possibilities opened by current economic conditions and the crisis of the welfare state. Finally, the authors propose a series of new concepts that are helpful in rethinking revolution for our times. Contributors include Giorgio Agamben, Massimo De Carolis, Alisa Del Re, Augusto Illuminati, Maurizio Lazzarato, Antonio Negri, Franco Piperno, Marco Revelli, Rossana Rossanda, Carlo Vercellone and Adelino Zanini.
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Radical Thought in Italy

A Potential Politics

Author: Paolo Virno,Michael Hardt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816625536

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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Provides an original view of the potential for a radical democratic politics today that speaks not only to the Italian situation but also to a broadly international context. First, the essays settle accounts with the culture of cynicism, opportunism and fear that has come to permeate the Left. They then proceed to analyze the new difficulties and possibilities opened by current economic conditions and the crisis of the welfare state. Finally, the authors propose a series of new concepts that are helpful in rethinking revolution for our times. Contributors include Giorgio Agamben, Massimo De Carolis, Alisa Del Re, Augusto Illuminati, Maurizio Lazzarato, Antonio Negri, Franco Piperno, Marco Revelli, Rossana Rossanda, Carlo Vercellone and Adelino Zanini.
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Die Kunst des Kollektiven

Performance zwischen Theater, Politik und Sozio-Ökonomie

Author: Kai van Eikels

Publisher: Verlag Wilhelm Fink

ISBN: 3846751405

Category: Art

Page: 528

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Ein Kollektiv ist weder notwendig eine Gruppe, die der Vielzahl ihrer Mitglieder eine institutionelle Einheit überstülpt, noch braucht es intensive emotionale Bindungen oder eine starke Gemeinschaftsimagination. Konzepte zerstreuter, sich durch Distanzen und Nachlässigkeiten organisierender Kollektivität geben uns heute die Möglichkeit, das ›Zusammen‹ des Zusammenlebens neu zu bestimmen. Kai van Eikels erforscht lose, schwarmartige Kollektivdynamiken in künstlerischem, politischem und ökonomischem Agieren. Er zeigt, wie diese Praxisfelder im 21. Jahrhundert einander im Begriff "performance" überschneiden, und fragt nach Strategien des Übens, des Improvisierens und einer demokratischen Anerkennung für kollektives Handeln diesseits von Staat und Gemeinschaft.
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Szenen des Virtuosen

Author: Gabriele Brandstetter,Bettina Brandl-Risi,Kai van Eikels

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839417031

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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»Das ist virtuos!« Dieses Urteil kann sich auf alles beziehen, was jemand so (über-)steigert, dass es andere zu exzessiven Reaktionen motiviert: zu tosendem Beifall ebenso wie zu Tumult oder Protest. Gabriele Brandstetter, Bettina Brandl-Risi und Kai van Eikels untersuchen die besondere Steigerung, die Virtuosität ausmacht, in der gesamten Bandbreite menschlicher Tätigkeiten. Sie erkennen in den Szenen des Virtuosen Verbindungen und Wechselbeziehungen zwischen Kunst, Politik, Ökonomie, Technik und Gesellschaft - vom antiken Ideal der »arete« bis zur »collective virtuosity« in postfordistischen Arbeitskulturen und in Tanz und Performance des 21. Jahrhunderts.
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The Transnational Significance of the American Civil War

Author: Jörg Nagler,Don H. Doyle,Marcus Gräser

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319402684

Category: History

Page: 253

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This volume of pioneering essays brings together an impressive array of well-established and emerging historians from Europe and the United States whose common endeavor is to situate America’s Civil War within the wider framework of global history. These essays view the American conflict through a fascinating array of topical prisms that will take readers beyond the familiar themes of U. S. Civil War history. They will also take readers beyond the national boundaries that typically confine our understanding of this momentous conflict. The history of America’s Civil War has typically been interpreted within a familiar national narrative focusing on the internal discord between North and South over the future of slavery in the United States.
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Dance [and] Theory

Author: Gabriele Brandstetter,Gabriele Klein

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839421519

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 324

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Both the identity of dance and that of theory are at risk as soon as the two intertwine. This anthology collects observations by choreographers and scholars, dancers, dramaturges and dance theorists in an effort to trace the multiple ways in which dance and theory correlate and redefine each other: What is the nature of their relationship? How can we outline a theory of dance from our particular historical perspective which will cover dance both as a practice and as an academic concept? The contributions examine which concepts, interdependencies and discontinuities of dance and theory are relevant today and promise to engage us in the future. They address crucial topics of the current debate in dance and performance studies such as artistic research, aesthetics, politics, visuality, archives, and the »next generation«.
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Zoopolis

Eine politische Theorie der Tierrechte

Author: Sue Donaldson,Will Kymlicka

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518734326

Category: Nature

Page: 608

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Massentierhaltung, Fleischskandale, Tierversuche – unser Umgang mit Tieren ist längst kein Nischenthema mehr, für das sich lediglich Aktivisten oder Ethiker interessieren, sondern steht im Fokus breiter öffentlicher Debatten. Allerdings konzentrieren sich die Diskussionen zumeist auf Fragen der Moral, darauf, welche moralischen Rechte und Interessen wir Tieren aufgrund ihrer Eigenschaften und Fähigkeiten – zum Beispiel Schmerzen zu empfinden – zuschreiben müssen und welche moralischen Pflichten sich daraus für uns ergeben. Sue Donaldson und Will Kymlicka gehen weit darüber hinaus und behaupten, dass Tiere auch politische Rechte haben. Im Rückgriff auf avancierte Theorien der Staatsbürgerschaft argumentieren sie dafür, ihnen neben unverletzlichen Grundrechten einen je gruppenspezifischen politischen Status zuzusprechen. Das heißt konkret: Bürgerrechte für domestizierte Tiere, Souveränität für Gemeinschaften von Wildtieren sowie ein »Stammgastrecht« für jene, die zwar nicht domestiziert sind, aber in unmittelbarer Nachbarschaft zu uns leben. »Zoopolis« macht auf so kluge wie eindringliche Weise ernst mit der Tatsache, dass wir mit den Tieren untrennbar verbunden sind. Elegant und keineswegs nur für Spezialisten geschrieben, entwirft es eine neue, folgenreiche Agenda für das künftige Zusammenleben mit diesen Geschöpfen, denen wir mehr schulden als unser Mitleid. Das Tier, so sagt dieses Buch, ist ein genuin politisches Wesen. Wir schulden ihm auch Gerechtigkeit.
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Digital Media, Cultural Production and Speculative Capitalism

Author: Freya Schiwy,Alessandro Fornazzari,Susan Antebi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317982304

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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This collection of essays explores the interfaces between new information technologies and their impact on contemporary culture, and recent transformations in capitalist production. From a transnational frame, the essays investigate some of the key facets of contemporary global capitalism: the ascendance of finance capital, and the increasing importance of immaterial labor (understood here as a post-Fordist notion of work that privileges the art of communication, affect, and virtuosity). The contributors address these transformation by exploring their relation to new digital media (YouTube, MySpace, digital image and video technology, information networks, etc.) and various cultural forms including the Hispanic television talk show, indigenous video production, documentary film in Southern California, the Latin American stock market, German security surveillance, transnational videoconferencing, and Japanese tourists’ use of visual images on cell phones. The authors argue that the seemingly radical newness and alleged immateriality of contemporary speculative capitalism, turns out to be less dramatically new and more grounded in colonial/racial histories of both material and immaterial exploitation than one might at first imagine. Similarly, human interaction with digital media and virtuality, ostensibly a double marker for the contemporary and economically privileged subject, in fact reveals itself in many cases as transgressive of racial, economic and historical categories.
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Über die Revolution

Author: Hannah Arendt

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492964451

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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Die globalen Veränderungen der letzten Jahrzehnte und das Ende des Kalten Krieges werfen ein neues Licht auf Hannah Arendts Schrift »Über die Revolution«. Arendt analysiert in dieser brillanten Studie eines der erstaunlichsten Phänomene des 20. Jahrhunderts: Ausgehend von der amerikanischen und der Französischen Revolution, untersucht sie die Ablösung des Krieges als Mittel der gewaltsamen Veränderung durch die Revolution.
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The Labour Debate

An Investigation Into the Theory and Reality of Capitalist Work

Author: Ana C. Dinerstein,Mike Neary

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 245

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Through a radical reinterpretation of Marx's social theory the contributors to this unique book revitalize the concept and reality of labour as the fundamental constitutive principle of the social world. This refocus is inspired by the real changes in the forms of identity, organization and struggle taking place in response to the global restructuring of capitalist work.
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Wetwares

Experiments in Postvital Living

Author: Richard Doyle

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816640096

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 235

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The mind of the machine, the body suspended in time, organs exchanged, thought computed, genes manipulated, DNA samples abducted by aliens: the terrain between science and speculation, fraught with the possibility of technological and perhaps even evolutionary transformations, is the territory Richard Doyle explores in Wetwares. In a manner at once sober and playful, Doyle maps potentials for human transformation by new ecologies of information in the early twenty-first century. Wetwares ranges over recent research in artificial life, cloning, cryonics, computer science, organ transplantation, and alien abduction. Moving between actual technical practices, serious speculative technology, and science fiction, Doyle shows us emerging scientific paradigms where "life" becomes more a matter of information than of inner vitality--in short, becomes "wetwares" for DNA and computer networks. Viewing technologies of immortality--from cryonics to artificial life--as disciplines for welcoming a thoroughly other future, a future of neither capital, god, human, nor organism, the book offers tools for an evolutionary, transhuman mutation in the utterly unpredictable decades to come.
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Discourse

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Communication

Page: N.A

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Indianizing film

decolonization, the Andes, and the question of technology

Author: Freya Schiwy

Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 282

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Focusing on films from Bolivia, Ecuador and Columbia, Indianizing Film encourages readers to consider how indigenous media contributes to a wider understanding of decolonization and anticolonial study against the universal backdrop of the twenty-first century. Through questions of gender, power, and representation Schiwy argues that, instead of solely creating entertainment, through their work indigenous media activists are building communication networks that encourage interaction between diverse cultures. As a result, mainstream images are retooled, permitting communities to strengthen their cultures and express their own visions of development and modernization.
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Means Without End

Notes on Politics

Author: Giorgio Agamben

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816630363

Category: Political Science

Page: 153

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In this critical rethinking of the categories of politics within a new sociopolitical and historical context, the distinguished political philosopher Giorgio Agamben builds on his previous work to address the status and nature of politics itself. Bringing politics face-to-face with its own failures of consciousness and consequence, Agamben frames his analysis in terms of clear contemporary relevance. He proposes, in his characteristically allusive and intriguing way, a politics of gesture--a politics of means without end.
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Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Exodus

Author: Paolo Virno,Klaus Neundlinger,Gerald Raunig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783851326024

Category:

Page: 107

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The Matrixial Borderspace

Author: Bracha Ettinger

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816635870

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

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Artist, psychoanalyst, and feminist theorist Bracha Ettinger presents an original theoretical exploration of shared affect and emergent expression, across the thresholds of identity and memory. Ettinger works through Lacan’s late works, the anti-Oedipal perspectives of Deleuze and Guattari, as well as object-relations theory to critique the phallocentrism of mainstream Lacanian theory and to rethink the masculine-feminine opposition. She replaces the phallic structure with a dimension of emergence, where objects, images, and meanings are glimpsed in their incipiency, before they are differentiated. This is the matrixial realm, a shareable, psychic dimension that underlies the individual unconscious and experience. Concerned with collective trauma and memory, Ettinger’s own experience as an Israeli living with the memory of the Holocaust is a deep source of inspiration for her paintings, several of which are reproduced in the book. The paintings, like the essays, replay the relation between the visible and invisible, the sayable and ineffable; the gaze, the subject, and the other. Bracha Ettinger is a painter and a senior clinical psychologist. She is professor of psychoanalysis and aesthetics at the University of Leeds, England, and Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem. Judith Butler is professor of rhetoric and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Griselda Pollock is professor of fine arts at the University of Leeds. Brian Massumi is professor of communication at the University of Montreal.
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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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Postmodernism and the Politics of "culture"

Author: Adam Katz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

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Furthermore, Postmodernism and the Politics of "Culture" addresses the mode in which cultural studies constitutes and reproduces itself along with its objects, showing that the same logic of heterogeneity and subversion cultural studies located in the "popular" also serves to present cultural studies itself as a (post) discipline immune to structural critique.
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