Essential Essays Volume 2

Part of the problem is that we have forgotten what sort of space the space of popular ... They talk about the mapping of high and low in psychic forms, ...

Essential Essays  Volume 2

Author: Stuart Hall

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 1478002719

Page: 352

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From his arrival in Britain in the 1950s and involvement in the New Left, to founding the field of cultural studies and examining race and identity in the 1990s and early 2000s, Stuart Hall has been central to shaping many of the cultural and political debates of our time. Essential Essays—a landmark two-volume set—brings together Stuart Hall's most influential and foundational works. Spanning the whole of his career, these volumes reflect the breadth and depth of his intellectual and political projects while demonstrating their continued vitality and importance. Volume 2: Identity and Diaspora draws from Hall's later essays, in which he investigated questions of colonialism, empire, and race. It opens with “Gramsci's Relevance for the Study of Race and Ethnicity,” which frames the volume and finds Hall rethinking received notions of racial essentialism. In addition to essays on multiculturalism and globalization, black popular culture, and Western modernity's racial underpinnings, Volume 2 contains three interviews with Hall, in which he reflects on his life to theorize his identity as a colonial and diasporic subject.

Modernism Theory and Responsible Reading

Understanding property as a psychic projection and extension of the bodily ... Further, Esposito marks the (omni)presence of the modern prosthetic in the ...

Modernism  Theory  and Responsible Reading

Author: Stephen Ross

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350185825

Page: 256

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Introducing readers to a new theory of 'responsible reading', this book presents a range of perspectives on the contemporary relationship between modernism and theory. Emerging from a collaborative process of comment and response, it promotes conversation among disparate views under a shared commitment to responsible reading practices. An international range of contributors question the interplay between modernism and theory today and provide new ways of understanding the relationship between the two, and the links to emerging concerns such as the Anthropocene, decolonization, the post-human, and eco-theory. Promoting responsible reading as a practice that reads generously and engages constructively, even where disagreement is inevitable, this book articulates a mode of ethical reading that is fundamental to ongoing debates about strength and weakness, paranoia and reparation, and critique and affect.

Final Causality in Nature and Human Affairs

This is no longer a familiar notion, in significant part because of modern science, and some discussion will be required to make its meaning clear.

Final Causality in Nature and Human Affairs

Author: Richard F. Hassing

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 081323056X

Page: 288

View: 656

This study of the questions of final causality is arranged in historical order from Aristotle to contemporary anthropic-principle cosmology. It discusses such teleological issues as chance and providence, and Aristotle's definition of nature in relation t

Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror Film Sequels Series and Remakes

An Illustrated Filmography, Volume II (1996-2016) Kim R. Holston, ... nurse Adele/doll girl #2 (Corbett tuck), nurse Kelly (Heather tocquigny), ...

Science Fiction  Fantasy and Horror Film Sequels  Series and Remakes

Author: Kim R. Holston

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476629854

Page: 374

View: 482

Science fiction, fantasy and horror movies have spawned more sequels and remakes than any other film genre. Following Volume I, which covered 400 films made 1931-1995, Volume II analyzes 334 releases from 1996 through 2016. The traditional cinematic monsters are represented--Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, a new Mummy. A new wave of popular series inspired by comics and video games, as well as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, could never have been credibly produced without the advances in special effects technology. Audiences follow the exploits of superheroes like Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Thor, and such heroines as the vampire Selene, zombie killer Alice, dystopian rebels Katniss Everdeen and Imperator Furiosa, and Soviet spy turned American agent Black Widow. The continuing depredations of Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers are described. Pre-1996 movies that have since been remade are included. Entries features cast and credits, detailed synopsis, critics' reviews, and original analysis.

Studies in Philosophy and the History of Philosophy

2. Only a critic in blinders could miss the marked correspondences here that ... best exemplifies for both the meaning of time; the psychically undivided ...

Studies in Philosophy and the History of Philosophy

Author: John K. Ryan

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 081323106X

Page: 238

View: 123

The character of this work is perhaps sufficently indicated by its title. However it must be noted that the term "philosophy" is not used so strictly as to exclude material from other disciplines connected with philosophy or helpful to it and to an unders

Fryderyk Chopin

What finally convinced Robert-Houdin was the moment when Alexis correctly foretold what cards ... 12. CFC, vol. 3, pp. 429–30; KFC, vol. 2, pp. 309–10. 13.

Fryderyk Chopin

Author: Alan Walker

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571348572

Page: 740

View: 716

A landmark biography of the Polish composer by one of the world's leading authorities on Chopin and his time Based on ten years of research and a vast cache of primary sources located in archives in Warsaw, Paris, London, New York, Washington, D.C., Alan Walker's monumental Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times is the most comprehensive biography of the great Polish composer to appear in English. Walker sets out to dispel the many myths and legends that continue to surround Chopin. Fryderyk Chopin is an intimate look into a dramatic life; of particular focus are Chopin's childhood and youth in Poland, which are brought into line with Walker's latest scholarly findings, and Chopin's romantic life with George Sand, with whom he lived for nine years. Comprehensive and engaging, and written in highly readable prose, the biography wears its scholarship lightly: this is a book suited as much for the professional pianist as it is for the casual music lover. Just as he did in his definitive biography of Liszt, Walker illuminates Chopin and his music with unprecedented clarity in this magisterial biography, bringing to life one of the nineteenth century's most confounding, beloved, and legendary artists.

Kamic versus Manasic Action

Or Mediumship versus Adeptship. Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. PSYCHOLOGY DOES NOT RECOGNISE HIGHER MENTAL FUNCTION A.A. Herzen,1 to whom the claim of free will ...

Kamic versus Manasic Action

Author: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

Publisher: Philaletheians UK


Page: 21

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Motion or the “Great Breath,” ergo “sound,” is Motion Unmanifested: beginningless and endless, the one eternal life, and the basis and genesis of the subjective as well as the objective universe. On the other hand, all psychic activity, from its lowest to its highest manifestations, is nothing but vortical motion, the material term for Motion Manifested. Our body is an Aeolian harp, chorded with two sets of strings, one made of pure silver, the other of catgut. When the breath from the divine Fiat brushes softly over the former, man becomes like unto his God (Christos) but the other set (Chr?stos) feels it not. More! Every cell and every organ in our body is endowed with a consciousness and memory “of its own kind.” Cells, therefore, respond to both m?nasic as well as k?mic impulses, which in turn elicit the corresponding noëtic or psychic action.

Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

... including the psychic state of a human observer. According to China scholar Joseph Needham, sequential events are connected as part of an organic whole, ...

Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

Author: Alan Lightman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101871873

Page: 240

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From the acclaimed author of Einstein's Dreams, here is an inspires, lyrical meditation on religion and science that explores the tension between our yearning for permanence and certainty, and the modern scientific discoveries that demonstrate the impermanent and uncertain nature of the world. As a physicist, Alan Lightman has always held a scientific view of the world. As a teenager experimenting in his own laboratory, he was impressed by the logic and materiality of a universe governed by a small number of disembodied forces and laws that decree all things in the world are material and impermanent. But one summer evening, while looking at the stars from a small boat at sea, Lightman was overcome by the overwhelming sensation that he was merging with something larger than himself—a grand and eternal unity, a hint of something absolute and immaterial. Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine is Lightman's exploration of these seemingly contradictory impulses. He draws on sources ranging from Saint Augustine's conception of absolute truth to Einstein's theory of relativity, from the unity of the once-indivisible atom to the multiplicity of subatomic particles and the recent notion of multiple universes. What he gives us is a profound inquiry into the human desire for truth and meaning, and a journey along the different paths of religion and science that become part of that quest.

The Iconology of Abstraction

Non-figurative Images and the Modern World Krešimir Purgar ... and especially psychic impacts of respectively the climate and colors on the individual, ...

The Iconology of Abstraction

Author: Krešimir Purgar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429557574

Page: 278

View: 679

This book uncovers how we make meaning of abstraction, both historically and in present times, and examines abstract images as a visual language. The contributors demonstrate that abstraction is not primarily an artistic phenomenon, but rather arises from human beings’ desire to imagine, understand and communicate complex, ineffable concepts in fields ranging from fine art and philosophy to technologies of data visualization, from cartography and medicine to astronomy. The book will be of interest to scholars working in image studies, visual studies, art history, philosophy and aesthetics.

The Pre Crime Society

Crime, Culture and Control in the Ultramodern Age Arrigo, Bruce, Sellers, Brian. observations about pre-crime culture.2 Both this exit and this narrative ...

The Pre Crime Society

Author: Arrigo, Bruce

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1529205271

Page: 534

View: 183

We now live in a pre-crime society, in which information technology strategies and techniques such as predictive policing, actuarial justice and surveillance penology are used to achieve hyper-securitization. However, such securitization comes at a cost – the criminalization of everyday life is guaranteed, justice functions as an algorithmic industry and punishment is administered through dataveillance regimes. This pioneering book explores relevant theories, developing technologies and institutional practices and explains how the pre-crime society operates in the ‘ultramodern’ age of digital reality construction. Reviewing pre-crime's cultural and political effects, the authors propose new directions in crime control policy.

Work and the Image v 2 Work in Modern Times Visual Mediations and Social Processes

Volume 2: Work in Modern Times - Visual Mediations and Social Processes ... She is a reclaimed Rosie the Riveter, the documentary icon of a moment in the ...

Work and the Image  v  2  Work in Modern Times   Visual Mediations and Social Processes

Author: Valerie Mainz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351746057

Page: 266

View: 575

This title was first published in 2000. Published in two volumes, "Work and the Image" addresses a critical theme in contemporary social and cultural debates whose place in visual representation has been neglected. Ranging from Greek pottery to contemporary performance, and exploring a breadth of geo-national perspectives including those of France, Britain, Hungary, Soviet Russia, the Ukraine, Siberia and Germany, the essays provide a challenging reconsideration of the image of work, the meaning of the work process, and the complex issues around artistic activity as itself a form of work even as it offers a representation of labour. With a shared focus on the 20th century, the era of modernity and its postmodern aftermath, the essays in this volume examine the diverse ways in which the social relations of work in industrial societies from both capitalist and socialist regimes were publicly and privately mediated by changing forms of visual representation. The authors discuss traditional analyses of the image of the worker in the light of contemporary critical theories that address the question of the subjectivity of the worker in relation to class, gender, nationhood and the concept of modernity.

Beyond the Primal Addiction

In: Peculiarities of Behavior, Volume 2, ed. J.S. Van Teslaar, pp. ... The Present Moment In Psychotherapy and Everyday Life. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Co ...

Beyond the Primal Addiction

Author: Nina Savelle-Rocklin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429619952

Page: 178

View: 747

Written by experienced practitioners in the fields of addiction and psychoanalysis, and illustrated by a range of moving vignettes, this groundbreaking book examines the psychological foundations of addiction in the areas of food, sex, gambling, internet usage, shopping, and work. This book not only explores the roots of addictive behavior, explaining why popular treatment options such as the 12-Step Program often fail, it also provides insights for emotional resolution and strategies for behavioral change. Beyond the Primal Addiction seeks to understand rather than pathologize addictive behaviours, now so pervasive in contemporary societies. It will be essential reading for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, and other mental health professionals, as well as their clients.

Around the Day in Eighty Worlds

Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008. Coon, Deborah J. “ 'One Moment in the World's Salvation': Anarchism and the Radicalisation of William James.

Around the Day in Eighty Worlds

Author: Martin Savransky

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 1478021438

Page: 198

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In Around the Day in Eighty Worlds Martin Savransky calls for a radical politics of the pluriverse amid the ongoing devastation of the present. Responding to an epoch marked by the history of colonialism and ecological devastation, Savransky draws on the pragmatic pluralism of William James to develop what Savransky calls a “pluralistic realism”—an understanding of the world as simultaneously one and many, ongoing and unfinished, underway and yet to be made. Savransky explores the radical multifariousness of reality by weaving key aspects of James's thought together with divergent worlds and stories: of Magellan's circumnavigation, sorcery in Mozambique, God's felt presence among a group of evangelicals in California, visible spirits in Zambia, and ghosts in the wake of the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Throughout, he experiments with these storied worlds to dramatize new ways of approaching the politics of radical difference and the possibility of transforming reality. By exploring and constructing relations between James's pluralism and the ontological turn in anthropology, Savransky offers a new conceptualization of the pluriverse that fosters modes of thinking and living otherwise.

Fate and Prognostication in the Chinese Literary Imagination

But forthemoment,theseendeavors have not reallyproventobeconvincinginan ... that seems so contradictory to modern Western standards of an “either or”, ...

Fate and Prognostication in the Chinese Literary Imagination


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004427570

Page: 232

View: 187

The essays collected in Fate and Prognostication in the Chinese Literary Imagination deal with the issues hidden in the Chinese conception of fate as represented in literary texts and films, with a focus placed on human efforts to solve the riddles of fate prediction.

Queering Childhood in Early Modern English Drama and Culture

If premodern representations of childhood signify as queer, then they further offer us an opportunity to look beyond our own cultural and historical moment, ...

Queering Childhood in Early Modern English Drama and Culture

Author: Jennifer Higginbotham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319727699

Page: 281

View: 735

This volume analyzes early modern cultural representations of children and childhood through the literature and drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Contributors include leading international scholars of the English Renaissance whose essays consider asexuals and sodomites, roaring girls and schoolboys, precocious princes and raucous tomboys, boy actors and female apprentices, while discussing a broad array of topics, from animal studies to performance theory, from queer time to queer fat, from teaching strategies to casting choices, and from metamorphic sex changes to rape and cannibalism. The collection interrogates the cultural and historical contingencies of childhood in an effort to expose, theorize, historicize, and explicate the spectacular queerness of early modern dramatic depictions of children.

Data Publics

... steps forward to say that he, alone, can fix it” (Levitz, 2018). ... that is constitutive of our present psychic order... a moment of orphic ambiguity, ...

Data Publics

Author: Peter Mörtenböck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429589840

Page: 246

View: 648

Data has emerged as a key component that determines how interactions across the world are structured, mediated and represented. This book examines these new data publics and the areas in which they become operative, via analysis of politics, geographies, environments and social media platforms. By claiming to offer a mechanism to translate every conceivable occurrence into an abstract code that can be endlessly manipulated, digitally processed data has caused conventional reference systems which hinge on our ability to mark points of origin, to rapidly implode. Authors from a range of disciplines provide insights into such a political economy of data capitalism; the political possibilities of techno-logics beyond data appropriation and data refusal; questions of visual, spatial and geographical organization; emergent ways of life and the environments that sustain them; and the current challenges of data publics, which is explored via case studies of three of the most influential platforms in the social media economy today: Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp. Data Publics will be of great interest to academics and students in the fields of computer science, philosophy, sociology, media and communication studies, architecture, visual culture, art and design, and urban and cultural studies.

The Anthropological Paradox

Niches, Micro-worlds and Psychic Dissociation Massimo De Carolis. 4 5 6 7 8 there you might observe more conveniently all that there is in the world.” 2 I ...

The Anthropological Paradox

Author: Massimo De Carolis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351137522

Page: 100

View: 905

This book addresses how the erosion of traditional forms of political association and legal regulation has given rise to a pluralism of "imperfect communities" constantly exposed to the risk of dissolution. These are niches and micro-worlds that are connected through precarious and ambivalent ties. Such a far-reaching transformation affects at one and the same time both our psychic and social identity. The book argues that this phenomenon is linked to the proliferation of new forms of psychic "disorder" – depression, personality disorder, dissociation – typical of hypermodern societies. However, while these can easily turn into genuine disorders, they can also open onto richer forms of identity, more complex than those of the past. Based on this analysis, the book’s main claim is that this dynamic epitomizes a general anthropological paradox – one that has always marked the human animal: humans are bound by their own biological constitution to fend off disorder by drawing the boundaries of artificial niches, and yet they are inclined to expose themselves to unlimited contingency so that they can find a truly suitable environment. Pursuing a novel understanding of the apparent collapse of traditional juridico-political settings, this book makes the case that the emergence of dissociations at several levels – individual, social, political, legal – does not stem from a lack of political imagination. Rather, it is a situation with which humans are inevitably confronted: a perennial tension between the limited and the unlimited, between the desire to take refuge and the desire to cross borders.

Children s Dreams

From Freud's Observations to Modern Dream Research Claudio Colace ... of Childhood Dreams (1912), published in Zentralblatt fur Psychoanalyse, volume 2, p.

Children s Dreams

Author: Claudio Colace

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429911890

Page: 248

View: 301

This book aims to present a study on the actuality and empirical value of Freuds dream theory, even if through the analysis of a specific part of it - the hypotheses about childrens dreams. It provides a systematic description of Freuds observations on child dreaming and presents the results obtained from four empirical studies on childrens dreams that the author conducted during the span of a decade. These studies (two conducted in school settings, one in a home setting, and one based on a questionnaire completed by parents) allow an empirical judgment on Freuds main hypotheses on child dreaming: the hypotheses on formal aspect of childrens dreams, the relationship between dream bizarreness and development of the superego functions, and the issue of wish-fulfilment dreams. The author concludes that it is possible to test empirically Freuds hypothesis on the early forms of dreaming and that this test is not irrelevant for an empirical judgment of certain more general statements of Freuds dream theory (e.g. the dream censorship hypothesis).