Moving beyond “no future”— that is, moving beyond confirming punk as chaos or style—this anthology illustrates how paradigmatically German punk traced the global fissures effaced by the construction of two Germanies in the postwar ...
Author: Mirko M. Hall
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
The first book of its kind in English, Beyond No Future: Cultures of German Punk explores the texts and contexts of German punk cultures. Notwithstanding its "no future" sloganeering, punk has had a rich and complex life in German art and letters, in German urban landscapes, and in German youth culture. Beyond No Future collects innovative, methodologically diverse scholarly contributions on the life and legacy of these cultures. Focusing on punk politics and aesthetics in order to ask broader questions about German nationhood(s) in a period of rapid transition, this text offers a unique view of the decade bookended by the “German Autumn” and German unification. Consulting sources both published and unpublished, aesthetic and archival, Beyond No Future's contributors examine German punk's representational strategies, anti-historical consciousness, and refusal of programmatic intervention into contemporary political debates. Taken together, these essays demonstrate the importance of punk culture to historical, political, economic, and cultural developments taking place both in Germany and on a broader transnational scale.
Theorists such as Lee Edelman, in his polemical book No Future, see the investment in futurity as one of the most pervasive ... indeed it is the work of not settling for the present, of asking and looking beyond the here and now.
Author: Sherryl Vint
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Performing Arts
From 9/11 to COVID-19, the twenty-first century looks increasingly dystopian—and so do its television shows. Long-form science fiction narratives take one step further the fears of today: liberal democracy in crisis, growing economic precarity, the threat of terrorism, and omnipresent corporate control. At the same time, many of these shows attempt to visualize alternatives, using dystopian extrapolations to spotlight the possibility of building a better world. Programming the Future examines how recent speculative television takes on the contradictions of the neoliberal order. Sherryl Vint and Jonathan Alexander consider a range of popular SF narratives of the last two decades, including Battlestar Galactica, Watchmen, Colony, The Man in the High Castle, The Expanse, and Mr. Robot. They argue that science fiction television foregrounds governance as part of explaining the novel institutions and norms of its imagined futures. In so doing, SF shows allegorize and critique contemporary social, political, and economic developments, helping audiences resist the naturalization of the status quo. Vint and Alexander also draw on queer theory to explore the representation of family structures and their relationship to larger social structures. Recasting both dystopian and utopian narratives, Programming the Future shows how depictions of alternative-world political struggles speak to urgent real-world issues of identity, belonging, and social and political change.
For without the knowledge of God that comes through divine fellowship, the oppressed would not know that what the world ... it is a hope that energizes revolutionary struggle: If death is the ultimate power and life has no future beyond ...
Author: Richard Grigg
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Discusses the issue of christological pluralism--the panoply of competing visions of Christ that exist today--and provides criteria for evaluating these.
Yet any hopes of limiting the power of elites to determine the future behind our backs rest in no small part on ... the production, consumption and discussion of news and current affairs proceeds as if there is no future beyond the next ...
Author: Matthewman, Steve
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Category: Social Science
With contributions from leading experts in the fields of anthropology, communications, disaster studies, economics, epidemiology, Indigenous studies, philosophy and sociology, this expansive book offers a diverse range of social science perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic, providing critical insights into what a research agenda for COVID-19 and society resembles across different fields of study.
Pannenberg prefers the difficulty of not having a way of accounting for evil in a world created ex nihilo by a ... of some forms of process theology is that they offer no hope beyond death.115 Death effectively eliminates the future .
Author: Cornelius A. Buller
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The Unity of Nature and History in Pannenberg's Theology addresses the problematic relationship of humans to the non-human world by analyzing Wolfhart Pannenberg's theology and ethics.
As such it is appropriate to analyze the No Action alternative under the assumption that there would be no future maintenance of the road beyond the washout . If No Action were selected , than as discussed in the EIS , a future analysis ...
Divided , But Not Disconnected : German Experiences of the Cold War . ... The British Journal of Sociology 62 , No. ... In Mirko M. Hall , Seth Howes , and Cyrus M. Shahan , eds . , Beyond No Future : Cultures of German Punk , 71–88 .
Author: Jeff Hayton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Culture from the Slums explores the history of punk rock in East and West Germany during the 1970s and 1980s. These decades witnessed an explosion of alternative culture across divided Germany, and punk was a critical constituent of this movement. For young Germans at the time, punk appealed to those gravitating towards cultural experimentation rooted in notions of authenticity-endeavors considered to be more 'real' and 'genuine.' Adopting musical subculture from abroad and rearticulating the genre locally, punk gave individuals uncomfortable with their societies the opportunity to create alternative worlds. Examining how youths mobilized music to build alternative communities and identities during the Cold War, Culture from the Slums details how punk became the site of historical change during this era: in the West, concerning national identity, commercialism, and politicization; while in the East, over repression, resistance, and collaboration. But on either side of the Iron Curtain, punks' struggles for individuality and independence forced their societies to come to terms with their political, social, and aesthetic challenges, confrontations which pluralized both states, a surprising similarity connecting democratic, capitalist West Germany with socialist, authoritarian East Germany. In this manner, Culture from the Slums suggests that the ideas, practices, and communities which youths called into being transformed both German societies along more diverse and ultimately democratic lines. Using a wealth of previously untapped archival documentation, this study reorients German and European history during this period by integrating alternative culture and music subculture into broader narratives of postwar inquiry and explains how punk rock shaped divided Germany in the 1970s and 1980s.
DeVries finds that the same applies to quite a number of the occurrences, and calls them a “sham future, that is, ... future will include certain changes which are strongly discontinuous with the present and that no future beyond this ...
Author: H.G.M. Williamson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Hugh Williamson's Isaiah 1-5 is the first of three volumes in a important new commentary on Isiah 1-27. For over one hundred years International Critical Commentaries have had a special place among works on the Bible. They bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis - linguistic, textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological - to help the reader understand the meaning of the books of the Old and New Testaments. The new commentaries continue this tradition. All new evidence now available is incorporated and new methods of study are applied. The authors are of the highest international standing. No attempt has been made to secure a uniform theological or critical approach to the biblical text: contributors have been invited for their scholarly distinction, not for their adherence to any one school of thought.
DeVries finds that the same applies to quite a number of the occurrences, and calls them a 'sham future, that is, ... discontinuous with the present and that no future beyond this new state can be envisaged.58 On the other hand, ...
Author: Hugh Williamson
Publisher: A&C Black
For over years, International Critical Commentaries have had a special place among works on the Bible. They bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis - linguistic, textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological - to help the reader understand the meaning of the books of the Old and New Testaments.
If'we' can read certain traces as the marks of what we will have been, then we might say that we are opened to a power of tracing beyond humans, who are no longer the sole authors of sense. A history and a future has been written, ...
Author: Adeline Johns-Putra
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This electronic version has been made available under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) open access license. How might literary scholarship engage with the sustainability debate? Aimed at research scholars and advanced students in literary and environmental studies, this collection brings together twelve essays by leading and up-coming scholars on the theme of literature and sustainability. In today’s sociopolitical world, sustainability has become a ubiquitous term, yet one potentially driven to near meaninglessness by the extent of its usage. While much has been written on sustainability in various domains, this volume sets out to foreground the contributions literary scholarship might make to notions of sustainability, both as an idea with a particular history and as an attempt to reconceptualise the way we live. Essays in this volume take a range of approaches, using the tools of literary analysis to interrogate sustainability’s various paradoxes and to examine how literature in its various forms might envisage notions of sustainability.