Demetrius

Author: Friedrich Schiller
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5040893493
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Perennial Scope Of Philosophy

Author: Karl Jaspers
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0806537213
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The text of six lectures in which Karl Jaspers redefines the position of philosophy in the world today, particularly in relation to science and theology, and defines and outlines his own philosophy.

Genre And Writing

Author: Wendy Bishop
Publisher: Boynton/Cook
ISBN: 9780867094213
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The theory and criticism of genres of writing was once a stable, staid area of English studies, based largely on a fixed taxonomy of genres and on the tenets of formalism. But with the rise of different postmodern theories, work in sociolinguistics, and the influence of contemporary research, these notions are now under dispute. Wendy Bishop and Hans Ostrom's new book takes a broad look at the new concepts and applications of "genre," presenting several theoretical, critical, and pedagogical perspectives. This collection includes many essays that explicitly concern and/or take into account student writing, including essays exploring links between "process" pedagogy and genre, and between social epistemic pedagogy and genre. Other essays explore the acquisition of genre familiarity; still others, the several possible social functions of genre. By design, these pieces often echo one another, or argue dialectically, in effect collaborating to pursue arguments and lines of inquiry about textual forms and functions. An additional team of contributors wrote brief responses to some of the essays as a way of building conversation and dialogue into the structure of the collection, as a way of inviting readers to imagine their own responses. To showcase these different perspectives, the editors have divided this volume into four sections, comprised of one to six essays each (some with responses), and three intersections where two essayists were paired because their texts either talked to, complicated, or illustrated one another. Bishop and Ostrom state, "Our purpose in stretching and teasing academic writing is not to be clever just for the sake of cleverness; instead we believe that a collection on genre should sweep around its own back door, so to speak; also we know the stretching and teasing and conversing will multiply useful connections, the ones most of us are trying to make these days between our lived lives, our teaching, our scholarship, and our research." Anyone trying to make connections of their own will find this book essential reading.

New Face Of Digital Populism

Author: Jamie Bartlett
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781906693862
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Populist parties and movements are now a force to be reckoned with in many Western European countries. These groups are known for their opposition to immigration, their "anti-establishment" views, and their concern for protecting national culture. Their rise in popularity has gone hand-in-hand with the advent of social media, and they are adept at using new technology to amplify their message, recruit, and organize. The online social media following for many of these parties dwarfs the formal membership, consisting of tens of thousands of sympathizers and supporters. This mélange of virtual and real political activity is the way millions of people--especially young people--relate to politics in the 21st century. This is the first quantitative investigation into these digital populists, based on over 10,000 survey responses from 12 countries. It includes data on who they are, what they think and what motivates them to shift from virtual to real-world activism. It also provides new insight into how populism--and politics and political engagement more generally--is changing as a result of social media. The New Face of Digital Populism, a publication of the UK think tank Demos, calls on mainstream politicians to respond to and address concerns over immigration and cultural identity without succumbing to xenophobic solutions. People must be encouraged to become actively involved in political and civic life, whatever their political persuasion--it is important to engage and debate forcefully with these parties and their supporters, not shut them out as beyond the pale. The Open Society Foundations organized the conference "We Say What You Think: Is populism the Future of European Politics" in November 2011 to discuss the findings with policy makers, journalists and academics.

Accelerate

Author: John P. Kotter
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1625271743
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Describes how organizations can learn to move swiftly to accommodate change while still providing the necessary structures that nurture employees and long-term success.

The Information Society

Author: Armand Mattelart
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446232439
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The impact of the information society' are multiform and transdisciplinary. There are few areas of social, political and economic life that have not been affected or challenged by the new technologies of information and communication. In this short introduction, Armand Mattelart unpacks the notion of the information society, and examines why it has become the dominant paradigm for social change in the 21st Century. Critically, he also asks why the notion has come to dominant in the absence of any critical examination of the conditions under which it has been produced. Combining a long-term historical and geopolitical perspective, Mattelart questions the axioms used to legitimate the Information Society and critically assesses the ways in which it has been conceptualised as a theoretical concept as well as policy making tool. This introduction will be of interest to all students of media and communication, as well as social scientists in general.

Shakespeare And Literary Theory

Author: Jonathan Gil Harris
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199573387
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Shakespeare and Literary Theory examines the most influential movements in contemporary literary theory and how its leading practitioners have engaged with Shakespeare. The book consists of twelve chapters, each devoted to a different theoretical movement. The chapters are in turn grouped into three larger parts, each of which focuses on an umbrella theme. Part One, 'Language and Structure', pursues a trajectory from formalism, structuralism anddeconstruction to rhizome and actor-network theory. Part Two, 'Desire and Identity', traces a second trajectory from Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis through feminism to queer theory. Part Three, 'Culture and Society', picks up on a third trajectory from Marxism and poststructuralist Marxism through newhistoricism and cultural materialism to postcolonial theory. Even as the book seeks to cover the gamut of contemporary literary theoretical movements, its three parts are also calibrated with persistent theoretical preoccupations in Shakespeare's poems and plays.

Sociocultural Evolution

Author: Bruce G. Trigger
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781557869777
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Sociocultural evolution is the most important concept that has guided social science thought over the past 300 years. Throughout this time it has, however, been fiercely contested and has changed as it has slowly discarded the providential concerns that originally characterized it. This book traces the gradual development of the concept of sociocultural evolution and relates how it is currently understood, and misunderstood, to the major political and cultural debates of the present day. The author examines, in particular, issues relating to neo-conservative socioeconomic policy and postmodernism, which he regards as the chief cultural expression of transnational capitalism. He argues that continued sociocultural development requires a greater degree of planning than ever before in human history and far more general participation in the planning process than has been possible or attempted in the past. Sociocultural Evolution will be welcomed by students of anthropology, history, and archaeology, as well as general readers interested in the concerns surrounding further technological development and social change.

Uni Wissen Literary Theory An Introduction To Approaches Methods And Terms

Author: Ingo Berensmeyer
Publisher: Klett Lerntraining
ISBN: 312939110X
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This book is a concise introduction to the major approaches, methods and terms in contemporary literary theory. It traces the development of literary theory from the late 19th to the early 21st century, from varieties of formalism to queer theory, postcolonial studies and ecocriticism. Written in a clear and accessible style, it helps readers to participate in current theoretical discussions and to use theory as a tool for exploring the fascinating complexities of literary texts.