Author: Jeffrey Thompson Schnapp,Matthew Tiews

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804754804

Category: History

Page: 439

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Crowds presents several layers of meditation on the phenomenon of collectivities, from the scholarly to the personal; it is the most comprehensive cross-disciplinary publication on crowds in modernity. For more information, visit

René Girard and Creative Mimesis

Author: Thomas Ryba

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739168991

Category: Religion

Page: 342

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For half a century René Girard’s theories of mimetic desire and scapegoating have captivated the imagination of thinkers and doers in many fields as an incisive look into the human condition, particularly the roots of violence. In a 1993 interview with Rebecca Adams, he highlighted the positive dimensions of mimetic phenomena without expanding on what they might be. Now, two decades later, this groundbreaking book systematically explores the positive side of mimetic theory in the context of the multi-faceted world of creativity. Several authors build on Adams’ insight that loving mimesis can be understood as desiring the subjectivity of the other, particularly when the other may be young or wounded. With highly nuanced arguments authors show how mimetic theory can be used to address child and adult development, including the growth of consciousness and a capacity to handle complexity. Mimetic theory is brought to bear on big questions about creativity in nature, evolutionary development, originality, and religious intrusion into politics.

Feasting on the Gospels--Luke, Volume 1

A Feasting on the Word Commentary

Author: Cynthia A. Jarvis,E. Elizabeth Johnson

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

ISBN: 0664235514

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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"Feasting on the Gospels is a new series that follows up on the success of the Feasting of the Word series to provide another trusted preaching resource, this time on the most preached-on books in the Bible, the four Gospels." -- Inside cover

Using Key Passages to Understand Literature, Theory and Criticism

Author: Barry Laga

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351357476

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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Using Key Passages to Understand Literature, Theory and Criticism is a completely fresh and innovative approach to teaching and learning literary theory: using short passages of theory to make sense of literary and cultural texts. It focuses on the key concepts that help readers understand literature and cultural events in new and provocative ways. Covering a wide variety of iconic and contemporary theorists, the book offers a broad chronological and global overview, including thirty passages from theorists such as Viktor Shklovsky, Roland Barthes, Judith Butler, Diana Fuss, Jean Baudrillard, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Michel Foucault, Monique Wittig, and Eve Sedgwick. Built on the premise that scholars use theory pragmatically, Using Key Passages to Understand Literature, Theory and Criticism identifies problems, puzzles, and questions readers may encounter when they read a story, watch a film, or look at artwork. It explains, in detail, thirty concepts that help readers make sense of these works and invites students to apply the concepts to a range of writing and research projects. The textbook concludes by helping students read theory with an eye on finding productive passages and writing their own “theory chapter,” signaling a shift from student as critic to student as theorist. Used as a main text in introductory theory courses or as a supplement to any literature, film, theater, or art course, this book helps students read closely and think critically.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.