Download E-books Artists and Intellectuals and the Requests of Power (Studies on the Interaction of Art, Thought and Power) PDF

By Hans-Christian Günther

A far mentioned query in classical reports is the comparability among the location of poets in Augustan Rome and that of artists and intellectuals within the totalitarian regimes of the 20 th century. As instructive as this question proves to be for an figuring out of the relation among the liberty of paintings and pondering at the one hand and gear at the different, it additionally unearths the insufficiency of our current grab of this significant articulation of our humanity. This quantity deals a multidisciplinary and comparative method of the matter, complementing the old standpoint with a regard on japanese traditions. It hence explores tentative paths for destiny examine on a subject of severe significance for the shaping of the worldwide international.

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Download E-books Five Bodies: Re-figuring Relationships (Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society) PDF

By John O'Neill

Five Bodies bargains an advent to a couple of the main pressing modern matters in the sociology of the physique.

The publication used to be first released in 1985 within the united states by means of Cornell collage Press, and was once nominated for the loo Porter Award (sponsored via the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association). A course breaking booklet, it provided a framework for the growing to be box of the sociology of the physique and spread out 'the physique' for sociological learn.

This re-creation (the earlier variation was once released through Cornell collage Press (1985) has been considerably revised and up to date to handle contemporary problems with the physique in smooth existence, neighborhood and politics.

John O'Neill examines how embodied selves and relationships are being re-shaped and re-figured and the way the embodied figures of the polity, financial system and society signify the contested notions of id, wish, wholeness and fragmentation. He focuses upon these cultural practices during which we map our macro-micro worlds:

· articulating a cosmology

· a physique politic

· a productivensumptive economy

· a bio-technological frontier of human layout and transplantation

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Download E-books Not With a Bang But a Whimper: The Politics and Culture of Decline PDF

By Theodore Dalrymple

In now not with a Bang yet a Whimper, Dalrymple takes the degree of our cultural decline, with specific awareness to Britain-its bureaucratic clutter, oppressive welfare mentality, and aimless young-all pursued within the identify of democracy and freedom. He exhibits how terrorism and the becoming numbers of Muslim minorities have replaced our public existence. additionally listed below are Mr. Dalrymple's trenchant observations on artists and ideologues, and at the therapy of criminals and the mentally disturbed, his zone of clinical curiosity.

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Download E-books The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America PDF

By Don Lattin

“[Don Lattin] has created a stimulating and punctiliously engrossing read.” —Dennis McNally, writer of A lengthy unusual journey: the interior heritage of the thankful useless, and Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, the Beat new release, and the USA

It is very unlikely to overstate the cultural value of the 4 males defined in Don Lattin’s The Harvard Psychedelic Club. Huston Smith, tirelessly operating to advertise cross-cultural non secular and religious tolerance. Richard Alpert, a.k.a. Ram Dass, inspiring generations together with his mantra, “be the following now.” Andrew Weil, undisputed chief of the holistic drugs revolution. And, in fact, Timothy Leary, the charismatic, rebellious counter-culture icon and LSD guru. Journalist Don Lattin presents the humorous, relocating inside of tale of the “Cambridge Quartet,” who crossed paths with the notorious Harvard Psilocybin venture within the early 60’s, and went directly to pioneer the Mind/Body/Spirit flow that may popularize yoga, vegetarianism, and jap mysticism within the Western international.

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Download E-books The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals PDF

By Michael Pollan

One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten most sensible Books of the Year

Winner of the James Beard Award

writer of number one New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules

What may still we have now for dinner? Ten years in the past, Michael Pollan faced us with this likely basic query and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his amazing and eye-opening exploration of our nutrients offerings, proven that how we solution it this day might confirm not just our wellbeing and fitness yet our survival as a species. In the years on account that, Pollan’s innovative exam has replaced the way in which americans take into consideration nutrients. Bringing extensive awareness to the little-known yet very important dimensions of nutrients and agriculture in the USA, Pollan introduced a countrywide dialog approximately what we devour and the profound effects that even the best daily meals offerings have on either ourselves and the flora and fauna. Ten years later, The Omnivore’s Dilemma continues to rework the best way american citizens take into consideration the politics, perils, and pleasures of consuming.

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Download E-books Schooling and Social Change 1964-1990 PDF

By Roy Lowe

This is often the 1st ebook to supply an summary of the ways that the sweeping social and fiscal alterations of the fashionable interval have impacted at the schooling method. Roy Lowe attracts on estensive learn to color a shiny photograph of the ways that colleges and universities have been moulded by means of exterior occasions and of the half they performed in selling modernisation of society.
The publication explores a few key themes:
* the character of the commercial differences taking place;
* the turning out to be understanding of gender issues;
* the altering ethnic composition of contemporary Britain;
* the bureaucratisation of society and the increase of a brand new politics.
Exploring the hyperlinks among those concerns and academic provision, Lowe argues that the starting to be political importance of academic matters is basically defined through the severe half performed by way of the schooling approach in supplying social and fiscal balance in the course of those years of quick social change.
Roy Lowe is Professor of schooling on the college of Wales, Swansea.

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Download E-books Dharma Delight: A Visionary Post Pop Comic Guide to Buddhism and Zen PDF

In Dharma Delight, summary artist and Zen practitioner Rodney Greenblat makes use of lighthearted narrative and brilliant pop paintings work to have fun the thrill of dwelling existence from the interior out.

Part photo advisor, half own testimony, half paintings ebook, Dharma Delight illustrates how looking the trail of compassion and reputation may be as zany and exuberant because it is profound. it's a chuffed exploration of Buddhist Enlightenment—what it's, the place to hunt it—and the way to realize the perfection in ourselves. an exceptional choice for Zen novices and skilled practitioners alike, sutras (teachings), Bodhisattvas (enlightened beings) and jataka stories (parables) are offered in a fashion that is basic, upbeat and enjoyable to learn.

The unique paintings—some new, a few already identified at the long island artwork scene and elsewhere—are an inventive and maintaining mind's-eye view of Buddhist educating. jointly, the phrases and illustrations are a hot and joyful invitation to newbies and a funky splash of refreshment to any vacationer at the street to enlightenment.

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Download E-books Effeminism: The Economy of Colonial Desire PDF

By Revathi Krishnaswamy

Effeminism charts the flows of colonial wish within the works of British writers in India. engaged on the belief that hope is very political, traditionally constituted, and materially made up our minds, the booklet exhibits how the inscriptions of masculinity within the fictions of plant life Annie metal, Rudyard Kipling, and E. M. Forster are deeply implicated within the politics of colonial rule and anticolonial resistance. while, the learn refrains from representing colonialism as a coherent set of public occasions, regulations, and practices whose social, political, and cultural meanings are self-evident. as an alternative, via tracing the resistant and unassailable modes of masculine wish in colonial fiction, the learn insists on an explosive innovative power that makes hope usually intractable. And through restoring the political within the subconscious and the subconscious within the political, the e-book proposes to appreciate colonialism by way of old failure, ideological inadequacy, and political competition. This publication will curiosity not just students of nineteenth- and 20th-century British literature and colonial and postcolonial literatures, but additionally these operating within the components of cultural experiences, gender reviews, and South Asian studies.

“Krishnaswamy makes use of ‘effeminization’ to explain the complex paths of colonial sexual wish, stereotypes of Indian male passivity, and the way ‘colonizing males used womanhood to delegitimize, discredit and disempower colonized men.’ interpreting texts through Rudyard Kipling (a ‘culturally hybrid male’), E. M. Forster (a homosexual), and F. A. metal (a woman), the writer indicates how those strategies have an effect on the illustration not just of colonized women and men but in addition of the marginalized writers of the colonizing tradition. within the procedure, she makes interesting analogies among androgyny and biculturalism.”

—Choice

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Download E-books Social Class and Educational Inequality: The Impact of Parents and Schools PDF

By Iram Siraj, Aziza Mayo

Social type is usually obvious as an intractable barrier to luck, but a few youngsters from deprived backgrounds nonetheless have the ability to exhibit resilience and be triumphant opposed to the percentages. This publication provides the findings from fifty baby and kin Case experiences (CFCS) carried out with 13-16 12 months olds. The authors glance in particular on the roles that folks and stories - at domestic, in faculties and within the wider neighborhood - have performed within the studying life-courses of those childrens; how those elements have affected their success; and causes and meanings given through respondents to the original features, stories and occasions of their lives. that includes the voices of actual mom and dad and kids, and subsidized up by way of a decade of quantitative info, this can be a compelling checklist that may aid readers to appreciate the advanced nature of social drawback and the interaction among probability and protecting elements in houses and colleges that may make for a transformational academic event.

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