Download E-books Foreign Bodies: Performance, Art, and Symbolic Anthropology PDF

By A. David Napier

In 5 wide-ranging essays, A. David Napier explores the ways that the international turns into actually and metaphorically embodied as part of cultural identification instead of being noticeable as anything outdoors it. Pre-classical Greece, Baroque Italy, and Western postmodernism are one of the inventive domain names Napier considers, whereas the symbolic terrain levels from Balinese cosmography to physique symbolism in biomedicine.

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Download E-books Nature and Culture in Western Discourses PDF

By Stephen Horigan

How exact is guy? How a lot are we certain by way of a typical nature? To what quantity is tradition an expression of intuition? Such questions have haunted the improvement of social thought. during this attention-grabbing e-book, Stephen Horigan argues that our pondering on those concerns has been bedevilled via the enlightenment contrast among nature and tradition. He criticizes this in view that phrases similar to 'nature', 'culture', 'human', and 'animal' are ambiguous. He makes use of the topics of wildness and primitivism and instances of 'feral' teenagers to demonstrate his argument.

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Download E-books Individualism Old and New (Great Books in Philosophy) PDF

By John Dewey

America's most famed social thinker John Dewey shines his robust mind at the severe public and cultural concerns surrounding where of the person in a technologically complicated society. during this penetrating research, he addresses the terror that non-public inventive capability may be trampled by way of assembly-line monotony, political paperwork, and an industrialized tradition of uniformity. Armed along with his pragmatic process and his trust within the energy of severe intelligence, Dewey argues that individualism has actually been provided a uniquely larger aircraft of technological improvement upon which to develop, mature, and redefine itself.

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Download E-books Nova Europa: European Survival Strategy in a Darkening World PDF

By Arthur Kemp

Given present demographic traits, ecu humans will first develop into an outright minority of their personal lands in the subsequent thirty years. Thereafter, they're going to develop into a tiny minority, and soon after that, will vanish thoroughly less than a flood of extra immigration and miscegenation. "Traditional" political task has did not stem the tide, and the time has come to think about an alternate procedure with a view to guard Europeans within the post-Western age. This booklet describes the stairs required to achieve a realistic resolution, specifically a ecu ethnostate, divorced from "white supremacy" over others. Drawing upon background and sensible examples (the Afrikaner city of Orania and the Zionist kingdom of Israel), the writer types an coherent argument for the production of, before everything, neighborhood eu groups, after which ultimately, the construction of a ecu ethnostate coming up from the chaos of a 3rd Worldized globe. It comprises distinctive steps and territorial proposals. it's a confident, useful, solution to the problem dealing with eu guy and which, if applied, may well supply his purely salvation.

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Download E-books Ritual and Politics: Writing the History of a Dynastic Conflict in Medieval Poland (East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450) PDF

By Zbigniew Dalewski

Referring, when it comes to instance, to the chronicler's tale a couple of dynastic clash in medieval Poland, this booklet bargains an perception into the modes of utilizing ritual as a good device of political motion within the center a long time either within the perform of political entreprising, and at the point of narrative information regarding that perform after which displays in regards to the nature of the connection among the truth of the written account and the truth of the sensible actions defined in it. It demonstrates the ways that the truth of the narrative account and the truth of practics ritual-in-text and ritual-in-performance overlaid and interlaced each other, and exercised a mutual influence, thereby together making a framework during which, within the previous and excessive heart a long time, political task took place."

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Download E-books Civil Society and Political Theory (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought) PDF

By Jean L. Cohen

In this significant contribution to modern political thought, Jean Cohen and Andrew Arato argue that the idea that of civil society articulates a contested terrain within the West which could develop into a main locus for the growth of democracy and rights.

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Download E-books The Mass Media and the Dynamics of American Racial Attitudes PDF

By Paul M. Kellstedt

Paul Kellstedt examines edition in americans' racial attitudes over the past half-century, rather within the courting among media assurance and American public opinion. His analyses demonstrate that racial coverage personal tastes have developed in an unexpected excess of the prior fifty years. Sustained sessions of liberalism, continuously through eras of conservatism, reply to cues provided within the nationwide media. Kellstedt examines this courting among attitudes at the significant problems with the 20 th century--race and the welfare kingdom.

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Download E-books De morbis venereis: La construcción de raza y sexo en los tratados médicos de Jean Astruc ( 1736-1765) PDF

By Mónica Eraso Jurado

¿De qué manera se inscribe l. a. historia en el cuerpo? ¿Para qué nos sirve hoy conocer narraciones médicas del siglo XVII? ¿De qué historias están hechas nuestras entrañas? Este libro presenta un recorrido por dos tratados del médico francés Jean Astruc en el que se van delineando una cadena de anatomías diferenciadas. Al tiempo que prescribe una diferencia inconmensurable entre el cuerpo de hombres y el de mujeres, marca una diferencia constitutiva entre mujeres europeas y mujeres "de los países ardientes". Desde los aportes del feminismo decolonial, este texto analiza los tratados de Astruc como un desarrollo científico ilustrado del discurso teológico sobre l. a. limpieza de sangre.

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