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Advancing Phenomenology

Essays in Honor of Lester Embree

Author: Thomas Nenon,Philip Blosser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048192861

Category: Philosophy

Page: 518

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Philip Blosser and Thomas Nenon The essays in the volume were assembled in honor of Lester Embree, who celebrated his 70th birthday on January 9, 2008. A preview of this volume was presented to Professor Embree at a reception sponsored by the Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology that was held in his honor at the 2008 meeting of the Husserl Circle at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The title Advancing Phenomenology is purposely ambiguous. On the one hand, these essays document the progress that phenomenology as an ongoing and vibrant movement has made in the period of over a century since its inception. They ill- trate the advance of phenomenology both in terms of the range of topics represented in this volume and in terms of the disciplinary and geographical diversity of the scholars who have contributed to it. The topics range from scholarly appropriations of past achievements in phenomenology, to concrete phenomenological investi- tions into ethics, gender, and environmental philosophy, as well as phenomenolo- cal reflections on the foundations of disciplines outside philosophy such as psychology, history, the social sciences, and archeology. The contributors come both from philosophy departments and from a number disciplines outside of philosophy such as sociology, psychology, and archeology; and they come from all around the world – from North America, from Western and Eastern Europe, from Latin America, and from several different countries in Asia.

Democracy's Body

Judson Dance Theater, 1962-1964

Author: Sally Banes

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822313991

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 270

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Democracy's Body offers a lively, detailed account of the beginnings of the Judson Dance Theater--a popular center of dance experimentation in New York's Greenwich Village--and its place in the larger history of the avant-garde art scene of the 1960s. JDT started when Robert Dunn, a student of John Cage, offered a dance composition class in Merce Cunningham's studio. The performers--many of whom included some of the most prominent figures in the arts in the early sisties--found a welcome performance home in the Judson Memorial Church in the Village. Sally Banes's account draws on interviews, letters, diaries, films, and reconstructions of dances to paint a portrait of the rich culture of Judson, which was the seedbed for postmodern dance and the first avant-garde movement in dance theater since the modern dance of the 1930s and 1940s. Originally published in 1983, this edition brings back into print a highly regarded work of dance history.

Ways of Sensing

Understanding the Senses In Society

Author: David Howes,Constance Classen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317929470

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Ways of Sensing is a stimulating exploration of the cultural, historical and political dimensions of the world of the senses. The book spans a wide range of settings and makes comparisons between different cultures and epochs, revealing the power and diversity of sensory expressions across time and space. The chapters reflect on topics such as the tactile appeal of medieval art, the healing power of Navajo sand paintings, the aesthetic blight of the modern hospital, the role of the senses in the courtroom, and the branding of sensations in the marketplace. Howes and Classen consider how political issues such as nationalism, gender equality and the treatment of minority groups are shaped by sensory practices and metaphors. They also reveal how the phenomenon of synaesthesia, or mingling of the senses, can be seen as not simply a neurological condition but a vital cultural mode of creating social and cosmic interconnections. Written by leading scholars in the field, Ways of Sensing provides readers with a valuable and engaging introduction to the life of the senses in society.

Society Of The Spectacle

Author: Guy Debord

Publisher: Bread and Circuses Publishing

ISBN: 1617508306

Category: Political Science

Page: 90

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The Das Kapital of the 20th century,Society of the Spectacle is an essential text, and the main theoretical work of the Situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's, in particular the May 1968 uprisings in France, up to the present day, with global capitalism seemingly staggering around in it’s Zombie end-phase, the volatile theses of this book have decisively transformed debates on the shape of modernity, capitalism, and everyday life in the late 20th century. This ‘Red and Black’ translation from 1977 is Introduced by Notting Hill armchair insurrectionary Tom Vague with a galloping time line and pop-situ verve, and given a more analytical over view by young upstart thinker Sam Cooper.

The Oxford History of the Prison

The Practice of Punishment in Western Society

Author: Norval Morris

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195118148

Category: Social Science

Page: 425

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Ranging from ancient times to the present, a survey of the evolution of the prison explores its relationship to the history of Western criminal law and offers a look at the social world of prisoners over the centuries

Chanteuse in the City

The Realist Singer in French Film

Author: Kelley Conway

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520244079

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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'Chanteuse in the City' provides a genealogy of realist performance through analysis of the music hall careers & film roles of Mistinguett, Josephine Baker, Fréhel, & Damia. Conway offers a fresh interpretation of 1930s French cinema, emphasising its love affair with popular song.


women, tradition, literatures in French

Author: Joan E. DeJean,Nancy K. Miller

Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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"The contributions are uniformly good and represent a wide range of concerns, from the constitution of particular literary classics to the contexts in which women writers were canonized and/or marginalized and, finally, to the influence of Francophone writers on the concept of French literature as an institutional practice."--Ralph Albanese, Papers on French Seventeenth-Century Literature.

Enemies of the Enlightenment

The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity

Author: Darrin M. McMahon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195158938

Category: History

Page: 262

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"Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, Darrin M. McMahon shows that well before the French Revolution, enemies of the Enlightenment were warning that the secular thrust of modern philosophy would give way to horrors of an unprecedented kind. Greeting 1789, in turn, as the realization of their worst fears, they fought the Revolution from its onset, profoundly affecting its subsequent course. The radicalization - and violence - of the Revolution was as much the product of militant resistance as any inherent logic."--BOOK JACKET.

Transforming Christian Theology

For Church and Society

Author: Philip Clayton

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451416059

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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This compact volume offers a way for Christians to reflect deeply on how best to conceive Christian identity, commitment, and discipleship in today's challenged, globalized, pluralistic scene. This volume seeks to capture and articulate the ferment in grassroots North American Christianity today and to relate it directly to the recent strong resurgence of progressive thought and politics. It argues strongly for a mediating role specifically for Christian theology, conceived first as a life practice of Christian discipleship.

The Human Zoo

Author: Desmond Morris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409020622

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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This study concerns the city dweller. Morris finds remarkable similarities with captive zoo animals and looks closely at the aggressive, sexual and parental behaviour of the human species under the stresses and pressures of urban living.

The Many Faces of Eros

A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Human Sexuality

Author: Joyce McDougall

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Category: Psychoanalysis

Page: 257

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"Human sexuality is inherently traumatic." Thus begins this fascinating psychoanalytic study. As Joyce McDougall convincingly demonstrates, the psychic conflicts arising from the tensions between the inner world of primitive instinctual drives and the constraining and denying forces of the external world begin in earliest infancy and have ramifications throughout life. Consequently, psychoanalysis has a specific contribution to make to the study of aberrations in core gender, as well as to the understanding of psychic conflict concerning sexual identity and the quest for love.

Oeuvres de Platon

Author: Plato

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 9781230739625


Page: 382

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Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent generalement telecharger une copie gratuite scannee du livre original (sans les coquilles) aupres de l'editeur. Non reference. Non illustre. 1845 edition. Extrait: ...payer a l'accuse le double de la somme a laquelle il n'avait pas voulu se soumettre de bon gre. Les agronomes et leurs gardes vivront de la maniere suivante pendant les deux annees de leur charge. D'abord, en chaque canton, il y aura pour eux des salles a manger communes; quiconque aura ete prendre son repas ailleurs, meme un seul jour, et aura decouche, ne futce qu'une nuit, sans ordre des chefs, ou sans une necessite urgente, s'il est denonce par les cinq agronomes, et qu'ils exposent son nom dans la place publique comme ayant quitte son poste, sera note d'infamie pour avoir trahi l'Etat autant qu'il etait en lui, et le premier venu pourra, s'il le veut, le frapper de coups impunement. Si quelqu'un des chefs tombe dans la meme faute, ses collegues sont charges d'y mettre ordre. Celui d'entreeuxqui s'en sera apercu, ou l'aura appris, et ne denoncera pas le coupable, sera soumis aux memes peines que s'il avait fait la faute, et puni plus severement que les simples gardes: on le declarera meme inhabile a posseder aucune des charges exercees par les jeunes gens. Ce sera aux gardiens des lois a veiller exactement a ce que de pareils desordres n'arrivent point, ou, s'ils arrivent, ne demeurent pas impunis. Il est essentiel que tous se persuadent qu'aucun homme, quel qu'il soit, n'est capable de faire un digne usage de l'autorite, si auparavant il n'a pas appris a obeir, et qu'on doit moins se glorifier de savoir bien commander que bien obeir, d'abord aux lois, dansla persuasion que c'est..