Corporeal Generosity

Corporeal Generosity


  • Release: 2012-02-01
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 236 page
  • ISBN: 9780791488843
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Challenges the accepted model, and builds a politically sensitive notion of generosity.

How to Land

How to Land


  • Release: 2018-12-14
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9780190873677
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How to Land: Finding Ground in an Unstable World foregrounds the importance of embodiment as a means of surviving the disorientation of our twenty-first century world. Linking somatics and politics, author Ann Cooper Albright argues that a renewed attention to gravity as both a metaphoric sensibility and a physical experience can help transform moments of personal disorientation into an opportunity to reflect on the important relationship between individual resiliency and communal responsibility. Long one of the nation's preeminent thinkers in dance studies, Albright asks how contemporary bodies are affected by repeated images of falling bodies, bombed-out buildings, and displaced peoples, as well as recurring evocations of global economies and governments in discursive free fall or dissolution. What kind of fear gets lodged in connective tissue when there is an underlying anxiety that certain aspects of our world are in danger of falling apart? To answer this question, she draws on analyses of perception from cognitive studies, tracing the discussions of meaning, body and language through the work of Sara Ahmed, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Shaun Gallagher, among others. In addition, she follows the past decade of debate in contemporary media concerning the implications of the weightless and two-dimensional social media exchanges on structures of attention and learning, as well as their effect on the personal growth and socialization of a generation of young adults. Each chapter interweaves discussions of movement actions with their cultural implications, documenting specific bodily experiences and then tracing their ideological ripples out through the world.

Refiguring the Ordinary

Refiguring the Ordinary


  • Release: 2008
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  • File: PDF, 244 page
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105131662756
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The striking role of mundane experience in daily life

Overcoming Objectification

Overcoming Objectification


  • Release: 2012-01-25
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 200 page
  • ISBN: 9781136859311
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Objectification is a foundational concept in feminist theory, used to analyze such disparate social phenomena as sex work, representation of women's bodies, and sexual harassment. In this work, Cahill argues that the notion should be abandoned by feminist theorists due to its reliance on outdated philosophical assumptions, such as the centrality of autonomy and rationality to both subjectivity and ethics. Instead, she suggests working towards an ethics of sexuality based upon the recognition of difference.

The Origins of Sociable Life  Evolution After Science Studies

The Origins of Sociable Life Evolution After Science Studies


  • Release: 2009-05-29
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 202 page
  • ISBN: IND:30000123132031
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This ambitious book considers social scientific topics such as identity, community, sexual difference, self, and ecology from a microbial perspective. Harnessing research and evidence from earth systems science and microbiology, and particularly focusing on symbiosis and symbiogenesis, the book argues for the development of a microontology of life.

Empathic Vision

Empathic Vision


  • Release: 2005
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  • File: PDF, 188 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015059200348
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This book analyzes contemporary visual art produced in the context of conflict and trauma from a range of countries, including Colombia, Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Australia. It focuses on what makes visual language unique, arguing that the "affective" quality of art contributes to a new understanding of the experience of trauma and loss. By extending the concept of empathy, it also demonstrates how we might, through art, make connections with people in different parts of the world whose experiences differ from our own. The book makes a distinct contribution to trauma studies, which has tended to concentrate on literary forms of expression. It also offers a sophisticated theoretical analysis of the operations of art, drawing on philosophers such as Gilles Deleuze, but setting this within a postcolonial framework. Empathic Vision will appeal to anyone interested in the role of culture in post-September 11 global politics.

Environment

Environment


  • Release: 2008
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 583 page
  • ISBN: UCSC:32106019993887
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The articles collected together in this volume capture conceptual developments in the field of environmental studies in human geography and illustrate the diversity and remarkable vitality of geographical research on society-environment relations.

The Passion of Organizing

The Passion of Organizing


  • Release: 2006
  • Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 281 page
  • ISBN: IND:30000107494845
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This book enriches motivation theory by showing how to rethink it in three moves.