Download E-books Avatar Bodies: A Tantra for Posthumanism (Electronic Mediations, Volume 10) PDF

By Ann Weinstone

Otherness, alterity, the alien-over the process the prior fifty years many people have dependent our hopes for extra moral relationships on ideas of distinction. Combining philosophy, literary feedback, fiction, autobiography, and genuine and imagined correspondence, Ann Weinstone proposes that purely once we cease ordering the opposite to be other-whether technological, animal, or just inanimate-will we actually turn into posthuman.
Posthumanism has to this point centred approximately solely on human-technology family. Avatar our bodies develops a posthumanist vocabulary for human-to-human relationships that turns our capacities for devotion, character, and delight. Drawing on either the philosophies and practices of Indian Tantra, Weinstone argues for the impossibility of absolute otherness; we're all avatar our bodies, along with undecidably shared gestures, talents, stories, sensations, ideals, and impacts.
Weinstone calls her publication a "tantra"-by which she skill a collection of directions for practices geared toward sensitizing the reader to the inherent permeability of self to different, self to international. This tantra for posthumanism elaborates devotional gestures that may disclose us to extra unfettered contacts and the transformative contact.
Ann Weinstone is assistant professor of literature and new media at Northwestern college and the winner of the 1994 Chelsea Award for Fiction.

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By Sheila Whiteley

Women and renowned Music explores the altering position of ladies musicians and the ways that their songs resonate in pop culture. Sheila Whiteley starts by means of studying the counter-culture's reactionary attitudes to ladies throughout the lyrics of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. She explores the ways that artists like Joplin and Joni Mitchell faced problems with sexuality and freedom, redefining women's participation within the undefined, and assesses the non-public price in their achievements. She considers how stars akin to Annie Lennox, Madonna and k.d. lang have faced problems with gender stereotyping and sexuality, via pop video clips for 'Justify My Love' and 'Sweet desires (Are made up of This)', and appears on the enduring significance of the singer-songwriter via artists similar to Tracey Chapman. finally, she assesses the contribution of latest artists together with Tori Amos, P.J. Harvey and Courtney Love, and asks even if the Spice ladies are only a 'cartoon feminist pop workforce' or in the event that they supply confident function versions for teenage women.

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Download E-books Media and Cultural Studies: Keyworks PDF

Revised and up to date with a different emphasis on concepts in social media, the second one variation of Media and Cultural reports: Keyworks stands because the most well-liked and hugely acclaimed anthology within the dynamic and multidisciplinary box of cultural reviews.

  • Features a number of new readings with a different emphasis on issues when it comes to new media, social networking, feminist media concept, and globalization
  • Includes up to date introductory editorials and more advantageous therapy of social media corresponding to Twitter and YouTube
  • New participants comprise Janice Radway, Patricia Hill-Collins, Leah A. Lievrouw, Danah M. Boyd, Nicole B. Ellison, and Gloria Anzaldúa

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Download E-books A Tale of the Dispossessed/La Multitud Errante: A Novel (English and Spanish Edition) PDF

"How am i able to inform him that he'll by no means locate her, after he has been trying to find her all his lifestyles? If i may seek advice from him with out breaking his middle, there's something i might inform him, in hopes it should cease his sleepless nights and wrongheaded look for a shadow. i'd repeat this to him: 'Your Matilde Lina is in limbo, the residing position of these who're neither lifeless nor alive.' yet that will be like severing the roots of the tree that helps him. in addition to, why do it if he isn't going to think me."

In the midst of battle, the protagonists of A story of the Dispossessed are consistently looking out: for a promised land, a future, the face of a girl who has disappeared -- trying to find an most unlikely love and, conversely, for a love that's possible.

A manner station for refugees from violence is the surroundings for an severe love triangle within which an uprooted and wandering humans lead the reader to event the collective drama of compelled relocation. A story of the Dispossessed speaks to us in regards to the inexorable legislations that has led guy, expelled from paradise because the days of Adam via to trendy instances, in his look for a manner again home.

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Download E-books Done into Dance: Isadora Duncan in America PDF

By Ann Daly

This cultural examine of recent dance icon Isadora Duncan is the 1st to put her in the notion, politics and artwork of her time. Duncan's dancing earned her foreign reputation and encouraged generations of yank women and girls, but the romantic fable that surrounds her has left a few questions unanswered: What did her audiences see on degree, and the way did they reply? What desires and fears of theirs did she play out? Why, in brief, was once Duncan's dancing so compelling? First released in 1995 and now again in print, performed into Dance unearths Duncan enmeshed in social and cultural currents of her time — the moralism of the revolutionary period, the creative radicalism of prewar Greenwich Village, the xenophobia of the Nineteen Twenties, her organization with feminism and her racial suggestion of "Americanness."

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By Clive James

'One stupendous starburst of untamed brilliance' SIMON SCHAMA 'Aphoristic and acutely provocative: a crash direction in civilization' J. M. COETZEE prepared from A via Z, and containing over a hundred essays, Cultural Amnesia is the final word consultant to the 20th century. 'This is a gorgeous ebook. James proves himself not just to be in ownership of a towering mind, yet a unique skill to speak his passions' Observer 'Witty, insightful and unashamedly erudite, the booklet is a wonderful miscellany of 20th-century cultural and political subjects' The Sunday occasions 'Over the earlier 40 years James has been scribbling notes within the margins of the books he has learn ...and this is often the outcome. smart, contentious and funny' dad or mum 'An eclectic trip during the twentieth century, as Clive James explores the careers of luminaries reminiscent of Charles de Gaulle and Charlie

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Download E-books The Ethics of Memory in a Digital Age: Interrogating the Right to be Forgotten (Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies) PDF

This edited quantity files the present reflections at the 'Right to be Forgotten' and the interaction among the worth of reminiscence and citizen rights approximately reminiscence. It offers a complete research of difficulties linked to endurance of reminiscence, the definition of identities (legal and social) and the problems coming up for facts administration.

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Download E-books What Is Posthumanism? (Posthumanities) PDF

By Cary Wolfe

What does it suggest to imagine past humanism? Is it attainable to craft a style of philosophy, ethics, and interpretation that rejects the vintage humanist divisions of self and different, brain and physique, society and nature, human and animal, natural and technological? Can a brand new form of humanities-posthumanities-respond to the redefinition of humanity's position on the planet via either the technological and the organic or "green" continuum within which the "human" is yet one lifestyles shape between many?

Exploring how either serious concept besides cultural perform have reacted to this radical repositioning, Cary Wolfe-one of the founding figures within the box of animal reports and posthumanist theory-ranges throughout bioethics, cognitive technological know-how, animal ethics, gender, and incapacity to increase a theoretical and philosophical procedure conscious of our altering realizing of ourselves and our global. Then, in appearing posthumanist readings of such different works as Temple Grandin's writings, Wallace Stevens's poetry, Lars von Trier's Dancer within the Dark, the structure of Diller+Scofidio, and David Byrne and Brian Eno's My existence within the Bush of Ghosts, he indicates how this philosophical sensibility can rework paintings and culture.

For Wolfe, a colourful, rigorous posthumanism is essential for addressing questions of ethics and justice, language and trans-species conversation, social platforms and their inclusions and exclusions, and the highbrow aspirations of interdisciplinarity. In What Is Posthumanism? he conscientiously distinguishes posthumanism from transhumanism (the biotechnological enhancement of people) and slender definitions of the posthuman because the hoped-for transcendence of materiality. In doing so, Wolfe finds that it's humanism, now not the human in all its embodied and prosthetic complexity, that's left in the back of in posthumanist thought.

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This is a thrilling re-creation of R.W. Connell's groundbreaking textual content, which has turn into a vintage paintings at the nature and building of masculine identification. In its first variation, Masculinities provided some of the most vital voices in feminist scholarship via males. Connell argued that there's no such factor as a unmarried proposal of masculinity, yet, quite, that many various masculinities exist, every one linked to assorted positions of strength. In a global during 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 gigantic new creation and end, Connell discusses the advance of masculinity experiences within the ten years because the book's preliminary e-book. He explores international gender kin, new theories, and useful makes use of of masculinity study. trying to the longer term, his new concluding bankruptcy addresses the politics of masculinities, and the results of masculinity learn as a manner of figuring out present global concerns. opposed to the backdrop of an more and more divided international, person who is shortly ruled by way of neo-conservative politics, Connell's account highlights a chain of compelling questions about the way forward for human society.

This moment variation of Connell's vintage e-book can be crucial interpreting for college students taking classes on masculinities and gender stories and should be of curiosity to scholars and students around the humanities and social sciences.

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