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"The Crisis of Representation in Europe"

♥ Book Title : The Crisis of Representation in Europe
♣ Name Author : Jack Hayward
∞ Launching : 2012-10-12
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781136305399
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1136305394
⊕ Number Pages : Total 226 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The 1994 European Elections focused public attention on the perception that representatives put integration above public interest. The contributors here critically assess the diagnosis of the ailment and the solutions that have been canvassed to remedy its causes and consequences."Article| Jack Hayward| Statement ..."

"Crisis in Representation"

♥ Book Title : Crisis in Representation
♣ Name Author : Steven Blakemore
∞ Launching : 1997
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0838637140
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780838637142
⊕ Number Pages : Total 273 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "For Paine, Wollstonecraft, and Williams, the crisis in representation was actually a variety of representational crises. That they returned to the paradigms of the past to resolve the crisis signified that they were rewriting the Revolution within the textual space of the tradition they had originally opposed."Article| Steven Blakemore| Statement ..."

"Anarchism and the Crisis of Representation"

♥ Book Title : Anarchism and the Crisis of Representation
♣ Name Author : Jesse S. Cohn
∞ Launching : 2006
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1575911051
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781575911052
⊕ Number Pages : Total 326 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Current theories of knowledge, art, and power are locked into sterile debates around the question of representation. This book examines the limits of antirepresentationalism in these fields and argues that the anarchist tradition can point the way beyond our contemporary crisis of representation. The author rereads the theory and practical experiences of anarchism from the nineteenth century to the present, proposing a radical revision of received notions of the subject - from the equation of anarchy with literary decadence to the interpretation of anarchism as yet another discourse founded on a notion of the human essence. What emerges, instead, is a complex portrait of anarchism as a body of thought that provides the framework for a kind of critical realism, with implications for fields ranging from aesthetics to economics, from philosophy to politics. Jesse Cohn teaches English at Purdue University North Central."Article| Jesse S. Cohn| Statement ..."

"Aesthetic Nervousness"

♥ Book Title : Aesthetic Nervousness
♣ Name Author : Ato Quayson
∞ Launching : 2007
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780231139021
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0231139020
⊕ Number Pages : Total 246 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Focusing primarily on the work of Samuel Beckett, Toni Morrison, Wole Soyinka, and J. M. Coetzee, Ato Quayson launches a thoroughly cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study of the representation of physical disability. Quayson suggests that the subliminal unease and moral panic invoked by the disabled is refracted within the structures of literature and literary discourse itself, a crisis he terms "aesthetic nervousness." The disabled reminds the able-bodied that the body is provisional and temporary and that normality is wrapped up in certain social frameworks. Quayson expands his argument by turning to Greek and Yoruba writings, African American and postcolonial literature, depictions of deformed characters in early modern England and the plays of Shakespeare, and children's films, among other texts. He considers how disability affects interpersonal relationships and forces the character and the reader to take an ethical standpoint, much like representations of violence, pain, and the sacred. The disabled are also used to represent social suffering, inadvertently obscuring their true hardships."Article| Ato Quayson| Statement ..."

"Male Trouble"

♥ Book Title : Male Trouble
♣ Name Author : Abigail Solomon-Godeau
∞ Launching : 1999-05-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0500280371
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780500280379
⊕ Number Pages : Total 264 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Why did the male nude become an object of spectacle and erotic display in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries? Why was the male nude later eclipsed by the female nude? Why have historians ignored this "crisis" in the representation of masculinity, characterized by a taste for feminized male bodies? In this pioneering and compelling book, Abigail Solomon-Godeau shows that the masculine ideal, whether in the guise of martial, virile heroes or languishing, disempowered youths, raises important questions about the fashioning of masculinity itself. Examining the different forms of ideal manhood in relation to the cataclysms of the French Revolution and to international Neoclassicism, she explores how and why the beautiful male body dominated the visual culture of the time and appealed so powerfully to male spectators. Drawing on feminist, psychoanalytic, and critical theory, as well as on art and cultural history, Solomon-Godeau proposes a radical revision of Neoclassical visual culture as it relates to the emerging bourgeois order, demonstrating how both reflect the status of women."Article| Abigail Solomon-Godeau| Statement ..."

"Fallen Languages"

♥ Book Title : Fallen Languages
♣ Name Author : Robert Markley
∞ Launching : 1993
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0801425883
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780801425882
⊕ Number Pages : Total 268 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "According to Robert Markley, historians and philosophers of science who link the "rise" of science to the "rise" of modern, objective forms of writing are interpreting the works of Robert Boyle, Isaac Newton, and their contemporaries far too narrowly. Focusing on the crises of representation in the discourse of "physico-theology" in English natural philosophy from 1660 to 1740, Markley demonstrates the crucial role played by theology in the development of modern science. Drawing on the insights of such theorists as Mikhail Bakhtin, Michel Serres, Jean-Joseph Goux, and Geoffrey Chew, Markley looks closely at a number of works - Boyle's Some Considerations Touching the Style of the Holy Scriptures, John Wilkins's Essay Towards a Real Character and a Philosophical Language, Peter Shaw's restructured "Abridgement" of Boyle, and several popularizations of Newton's thought, as well as his theological manuscripts and his Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John. He rereads these texts as efforts both to register the complexity of the physical world and to reinforce theocentric conceptions of order and authority. The conflict between the epistemological requirements of experimental philosophy and the perceived need to justify conservative theological and political beliefs, Markley says, leads these writers both to theorize new bases for the natural and social orders and to develop complex, nondeterministic conceptions of science and epistemology. Fallen Languages raises profound questions about the structures of knowledge in the sciences and the nature and ends of theory. It will offer challenging reading for scholars and students in the fields of Restoration and eighteenth-century English literature, literary theory, intellectual history, and the history and philosophy of science."Article| Robert Markley| Statement ..."

"Literal Figures"

♥ Book Title : Literal Figures
♣ Name Author : Thomas H. Luxon
∞ Launching : 1995-04-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0226497852
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780226497853
⊕ Number Pages : Total 256 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Literal Figures is the most important work on John Bunyan to appear in many years, and a significant contribution to the history and theory of representation. Beginning with mainstream Puritan responses to a challenge to orthodoxy—a man who claims he has been literally transformed into Christ and his companion who claims to be the "Spouse of Christ"—and concluding with an analysis of The Pilgrim's Progress, which John Bunyan described as a "fall into Allegory," Thomas Luxon presents detailed analyses of key moments in the Reformation crisis of representation. Why did Puritan Christianity repeatedly turn to allegorical forms of representation in spite of its own intolerance of "Allegorical fancies?" Luxon demonstrates that Protestant doctrine itself was a kind of allegory in hiding, one that enabled Puritans to forge a figural view of reality while championing the "literal" and the "historical". He argues that for Puritanism to survive its own literalistic, anti-symbolic, and millenarian challenges, a "fall" back into allegory was inevitable. Representative of this "fall," The Pilgrim's Progress marks the culminating moment at which the Reformation's war against allegory turns upon itself. An essential work for understanding both the history and theory of representation and the work of John Bunyan, Literal Figures skillfully blends historical and critical methods to describe the most important features of early modern Protestant and Puritan culture."Article| Thomas H. Luxon| Statement ..."

"Anthropology as Cultural Critique"

♥ Book Title : Anthropology as Cultural Critique
♣ Name Author : George E. Marcus
∞ Launching : 1999-05
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0226504506
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780226504506
⊕ Number Pages : Total 194 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Using cultural anthropology to analyse debates that reverberate throughout the human sciences, this text looks at cultural anthropology's past accomplishments, its current predicaments, future direction, and its insights for other fields of study."Article| George E. Marcus| Statement ..."

"The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes"

♥ Book Title : The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes
♣ Name Author : Scott Mainwaring
∞ Launching : 2006
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0804767912
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780804767910
⊕ Number Pages : Total 377 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The essays in this book analyze and explain the crisis of democratic representation in five Andean countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. In this region, disaffection with democracy, political parties, and legislatures has spread to an alarming degree. Many presidents have been forced from office, and many traditional parties have fallen by the wayside. These five countries have the potential to be negative examples in a region that has historically had strong demonstration and diffusion effects in terms of regime changes. "The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes" addresses an important question for Latin America as well as other parts of the world: Why does representation sometimes fail to work?"Article| Scott Mainwaring| Statement ..."

"A Forest of Signs"

♥ Book Title : A Forest of Signs
♣ Name Author : no defined
∞ Launching : 1989
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0262071193
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780262071192
⊕ Number Pages : Total 176 sheet
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"The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry"

♥ Book Title : The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry
♣ Name Author : Thomas A. Schwandt
∞ Launching : 2007-03-05
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781412909273
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1412909279
⊕ Number Pages : Total 322 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Now with 70 additional terms as well as a Reader′s Guide, key references have been updated and several terms and phrases from previous editions have been reorganized and expanded. Students and teachers will find this book a very useful resource for navigating various perspectives on qualitative inquiry and as a starting point for launching their own investigations into the issues covered in this guide."Article| Thomas A. Schwandt| Statement ..."

"Collecting Visible Evidence"

♥ Book Title : Collecting Visible Evidence
♣ Name Author : Jane Gaines
∞ Launching : 1999
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0816631360
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780816631360
⊕ Number Pages : Total 339 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In documentary studies, the old distinctions between fiction and nonfiction no longer apply, as contemporary film and video artists produce works that defy classification. Coming together to make sense of these developments, the contributors to this book effectively redefine documentary studies. They trace the documentary impulse in the early detective camera, in the reenactment of battle scenes from World War I, and in the telecast of the Nevada A-bomb test in 1952. Other topics include experiments in virtual reality; the crisis of representation in anthropology; and video art and documentary work that challenge the asymmetry of the postcolonial us/them divide. Book jacket."Article| Jane Gaines| Statement ..."