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Writings (Electronic Mediations)

Ten years after his demise, Vilém Flusser’s recognition as one in every of Europe’s most unusual smooth philosophers maintains to develop. more and more influential in Europe and Latin the United States, the Prague-born intellectual’s concept has beforehand remained principally unknown within the English-speaking global. His cutting edge writings theorize—and finally embrace—the epochal shift that humanity is present process from what he termed "linear considering" (based on writing) towards a brand new kind of multidimensional, visible considering embodied by means of electronic tradition. For Flusser, those new modes and applied sciences of verbal exchange make attainable a society (the "telematic" society) within which discussion among humans turns into the excellent value.The first English-language anthology of Flusser’s paintings, this quantity screens the extreme variety and subtlety of his mind. a few of the essays accrued right here introduce and intricate his concept of conversation, prompted by means of thinkers as diversified as Martin Buber, Edmund Husserl, and Thomas Kuhn. whereas taking dystopian, posthuman visions of conversation applied sciences under consideration, Flusser celebrates their liberatory and humanizing features. For Flusser, life used to be similar to being thrown into an abyss of absurd adventure or "bottomlessness"; turning into human required developing that means out of this painful occasion via consciously connecting with others, partly via such applied sciences. different essays current Flusser’s concepts at the way forward for writing, the progressive nature of images, the connection among exile and creativity, and his unconventional inspiration of posthistory. Taken jointly, those essays determine Flusser’s value and prescience inside modern philosophy.Vilém Flusser (1920–1991) used to be born in Prague and taught philosophy in Brazil. Andreas Ströhl is director of the movie division on the Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes in Munich. Erik Eisel works for a software program know-how corporation in Southern California.

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Packaging Life: Cultures of the Everyday

By Pramod K Nayar

This publication explores the cultural politics of 4 points of way of life - overall healthiness, convenience, chance and mobility - as show up in public tradition. It examines the commodification of those points, arguing that our adventure and notion are mediated through discourses circulating within the mass media. The booklet is a vital interpreting should you are looking to comprehend sleek city cultural rhetorics. students and practitioners operating within the fields of media and communique, shopper behaviour reviews and cultural reports will locate it hugely attractive in addition to provocative.

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Aereality: Essays on the World from Above

By William L. Fox

Photographs AND A STORY

PART 1: Out West
1 Targeting
2 Earthworks
3 The Pit . . .
4 . . . and the Stack
5 The Horizontal City
6 The Angels of Mulholland Drive
7 Surveillance

FLYING WEST TO EAST

PART 2: again East
8 Time Flies By
9 The 9-11 Trail
10 The Vertical City
11 flooring Truth

FLYING NORTH TO SOUTH

PART three: Down Under
12 Mount Kosciuszko: 2,228 Meters (7,310 Feet)
13 Pennyroyal
14 Lake Eyre: forty nine toes less than Sea Level
15 Lake Eyre: 4,500 ft Above Sea Level
16 Alice Springs
17 Over Canberra . . . and l. a.

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The Ukrainians (4th Edition)

By Andrew Wilson

The main acute, expert, and up to date account to be had at the present time of Ukraine and its humans, now in its fourth edition.
"An fascinating and provocative learn, that allows you to, one hopes, give a contribution to the Western figuring out of what Ukraine is and why it matters."—Volodymyr Kulyk, Harvard Ukrainian Studies
"A lively and eminently discovered research of who Ukranians say that they're, how they got here to be so, and the way others view them. . . . when you re upload just one publication of Ukraine, this could most likely be it."—Elizabeth Luchka Haigh, H-Net Reviews

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News Culture (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies (Paperback))

By Stuart Allan

News Culture bargains a well timed exam of the varieties, practices, associations and audiences of journalism. Having highlighted a variety of urgent concerns confronting the worldwide information at the present time, it proceeds to supply a ancient attention of the increase of 'objective' reporting in newspaper, radio and tv news.

It explores the way in which information is produced, its textual conventions, and its negotiation by means of the reader, listener or viewer as a part of lifestyle. Stuart Allan additionally explores issues corresponding to the cultural dynamics of sexism and racism as they form information assurance, in addition to the increase of on-line information, citizen journalism, conflict reporting and celebrity-driven infotainment.

construction at the good fortune of the bestselling earlier variants, this new version addresses the troubles of the scoop media age, featuring:

  • An accelerated bankruptcy on information, strength and the general public sphere
  • A chapter-length dialogue of struggle journalism, tracing key components shaping reportage from the battlefields of Vietnam to the present warfare in Iraq
  • A bankruptcy on citizen journalism in instances of drawback, together with a few examples the place traditional participants have played the function of a journalist to undergo witness to tragic events

This ebook is key studying for college kids of journalism, cultural and media reviews, sociology and politics.

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Masculinities

This is an exhilarating new version of R.W. Connell's groundbreaking textual content, which has develop into a vintage paintings at the nature and building of masculine id. In its first variation, Masculinities provided probably the most vital voices in feminist scholarship by way of males. Connell argued that there's no such factor as a unmarried suggestion of masculinity, yet, fairly, that many various masculinities exist, each one linked to various positions of energy. In a global within which gender order maintains to increase privilege to males over girls, yet that still increases tricky concerns for males and boys, Connell's account is extra pertinent than ever.

In the hot edition's big new creation and end, Connell discusses the advance of masculinity reviews within the ten years because the book's preliminary ebook. He explores worldwide gender family, new theories, and functional makes use of of masculinity study. trying to the long run, his new concluding bankruptcy addresses the politics of masculinities, and the consequences of masculinity study as a manner of knowing present international matters. opposed to the backdrop of an more and more divided international, one who is shortly ruled by means of neo-conservative politics, Connell's account highlights a sequence of compelling questions about the way forward for human society.

This moment variation of Connell's vintage ebook may be crucial interpreting for college kids taking classes on masculinities and gender experiences and should be of curiosity to scholars and students around the humanities and social sciences.

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Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class

By Jefferson R. Cowie

A wide-ranging cultural and political background that would perpetually redefine a misunderstood decade, Stayin’ Alive is prize-winning historian Jefferson Cowie’s striking account of ways working-class the USA hit the rocks within the political and monetary upheavals of the Nineteen Seventies. during this edgy and incisive book—part political intrigue, half exertions background, with huge doses of yankee track, movie and tv lore—Cowie, with “an ear for the ability and poetry of vernacular speech” (Cleveland simple Dealer), unearths America’s attention-grabbing course from emerging earning and optimism of the hot Deal to the widening fiscal inequalities and dampened expectancies of the present.

Winner of the 2011 Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of yank Historians for the simplest e-book on American History

Winner of the 2011 Merle Curti Prize from the association of yank Historians for the simplest ebook in American Social History

Winner of the 2011 hard work historical past most sensible e-book Prize

Winner of the 2011 top ebook Award from the United organization for exertions Education

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Visual Culture: The Study of the Visual after the Cultural Turn (MIT Press)

By Margaret Dikovitskaya

In fresh years, visible tradition has emerged as a starting to be and critical interdisciplinary box of analysis. visible tradition regards pictures as imperative to the illustration of that means on the earth. It encompasses "high" artwork with out an assumption of its larger prestige. yet regardless of the present proliferation of reports and courses in visible tradition, there looks no consensus in the box itself as to its scope and pursuits, definitions, and techniques. In Visual Culture, Margaret Dikovitskaya bargains an summary of this new region of research that allows you to reconcile its varied theoretical positions and comprehend its strength for extra examine. Her objective is to teach how visible tradition can keep away from what she defines because the Scylla and Charybdis that threaten it: the shortcoming of a selected item of research (given its departure from the conventional hierarchies of paintings historical past) and the growth of the sphere to the purpose of incoherence because it turns out to subsume every little thing on the topic of the cultural and the visual.

Dikovitskaya provides us an archaeology of visible tradition, reading the "cultural flip" clear of artwork background and the emergence of visible reports. Drawing on responses to questionnaires, oral histories, and interviews with the field's top students, she discusses first the field's background, theoretical frameworks, and techniques, after which examines 4 courses and classes in visible tradition -- these on the college of Rochester, the college of Chicago, the college of California at Irvine, and the kingdom collage of latest York at Stony Brook. Bringing jointly concerns of concept and perform, Dikovitskaya charts the way forward for visible tradition courses within the twenty-first century.

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A Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America

This huge advent to Colonial American literatures brings out the comparative and transatlantic nature of the writing of this era and highlights the interactions among local, non-scribal teams, and Europeans that helped to form early American writing.
Situates the writing of this era in its quite a few ancient and cultural contexts, together with colonialism, imperialism, diaspora, and kingdom formation.
Highlights interactions among local, non-scribal teams and Europeans through the early centuries of exploration.
Covers a variety of ways to defining and examining early American writing.
Looks on the improvement of neighborhood spheres of impact within the 17th and eighteenth centuries.
Serves as a necessary adjunct to Castillo and Schweitzer's 'The Literatures of Colonial the US: An Anthology' (Blackwell Publishing, 2001).

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The Sacred And The Profane: An Investigation Of Hipsters

By Jake Kinzey

The Sacred and the Profane is a piece that mixes neighborhood and worldwide research to ascertain our age's often-talked approximately, yet quite often misunderstood, mainstream tradition: the hipster. This booklet seeks to respond to questions like, Why don't hipsters are looking to be known as hipsters? and Why do they act like they're assorted once they are only like any the opposite hipsters? in the event you can't stand hipsters, are a hipster, or don't comprehend what a hipster is, this ebook is for you.

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