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Anticapitalism and Culture

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ISBN: 9781847884510 Year: Pages: 224 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_392115 Language: English
Publisher: Berg Publishers Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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What does 'anticapitalism' really mean for the politics and culture of the twenty-first century? Anticapitalism is an idea which, despite going global, remains rooted in the local, persisting as a loose collection of grassroots movements and actions. Anticapitalism needs to develop a coherent and cohering philosophy, something which cultural theory and the intellectual legacy of the New Left can help to provide, notably through the work of key radical thinkers, such as Ernesto Laclau, Stuart Hall, Antonio Negri, Gilles Deleuze and Judith Butler.

Anticapitalism and Culture argues that there is a strong relationship between the radical tradition of cultural studies and the new political movements which try to resist corporate globalization. Indeed, the two need each other: whilst theory can shape and direct the huge diversity of anticapitalist activism, the energy and sheer political engagement of the anticapitalist movement can breathe new life into cultural studies.Anticapitalism is an idea which, despite going global, remains rooted in the local, persisting as a loose collection of
grassroots movements and actions. This work argues that there is a strong relationship between the radical tradition of cultural studies and the new political movements which try to resist corporate globalization.

Introduction
1. A political history of cultural studies, part one: The Post-War Years
2. A political history of cultural studies, part two: The Politics of Defeat
3. Another World is Possible: The Anti-Capitalist Movement 
4. (Anti)Capitalism and Culture 
5. Ideas in Action: Rhizomatics, Radical Democracy, and the Power of the Multitude
6. Mapping the Territory: Prospects for Resistance in the Neoliberal Conjuncture
7. Beyond the Activist Imaginary: Nomadic Strategies for the New Partisans
Conclusion - Liberating the Collective
Bibliography
Index

Struggling for Self-Reliance: Four case studies of Australian Regional Force Projection in the late 1980s and the 1990s

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Book Series: Canberra Papers on Strategy and Defence ISBN: 9781921536090 Year: Pages: 231 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459735 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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Military force projection is the self-reliant capacity to strike from mainland ports, bases and airfields to protect Australia’s sovereignty as well as more distant national interests. Force projection is not just a flex of military muscle in times of emergency or the act of dispatching forces. It is a cycle of force preparation, command, deployment, protection, employment, sustainment, rotation, redeployment and reconstitution. If the Australian Defence Force consistently gets this cycle wrong, then there is something wrong with Australia’s defence.

This monograph is a force projection audit of four Australian regional force projections in the late 1980s and the 1990s—valid measures of competence. It concludes that Australia is running out of luck and time.

The Rudd Government has commissioned a new Defence White paper. This monograph is Exhibit A for change

Cast Out

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ISBN: 9780896802629 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Ohio University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102808
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Throughout history, those arrested for vagrancy have generally been poor men and women, often young, able-bodied, unemployed, and homeless. Most histories of vagrancy have focused on the European and American experiences. This is the first book to consider global laws, homelessness, and the historical processes they accompanied. Vagrancy and homelessness are used to examine the migration of labor, social and governmental responses, poverty through charity, welfare, and prosecution. Cast Out includes discussions of the lives of the underclass, strategies for surviving and escaping poverty, the criminalization of poverty by the state, the rise of welfare and development programs, the relationship between imperial powers and colonized peoples, and the struggle to achieve independence after colonial rule.

High-resolution sensitivity studies with the regional climate model COSMO-CLM

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Book Series: Wissenschaftliche Berichte des Instituts für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung der Universität Karlsruhe (TH) ISSN: 01795619 ISBN: 9783866442283 Year: Volume: 42 Pages: 191 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000007813 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Astronomy (General)
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High-resolution regional ensemble climate simulations with the regional climate model COSMO-CLM are performed for Southwest Germany to study the sensitivity of meteorological and hydrological variables to parameter settings. The soil-vegetation model VEG3D is implemented into COSMO-CLM to assess the impact of the lower atmospheric boundary on simulation results. A statistical-dynamical downscaling method is tested to shorten the simulation time for regional climate studies.

The Beatles on Film

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Book Series: Film ISBN: 9783839408858 9783899428858 Year: Pages: 214 DOI: 10.14361/9783839408858 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Performing Arts
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This book provides the production history and a contextual interpretation of The Beatles' movies (A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Yellow Submarine, Let It Be) and describes their ability to project the group's image at different stages in their career. It also includes a discussion of all of The Beatles' promotional films and videos, as well as their television cartoon series and the self-produced television special Magical Mystery Tour. Along with The Beatles' feature movies and promos, this analysis also contains documentaries, such as The Compleat Beatles and Anthology, as well as dramatizations of the band's history, such as Backbeat, The Hours and Times, and Two of Us.

Dimensions of Locality

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Book Series: Globaler lokaler Islam ISBN: 9783839409688 9783899429688 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.14361/9783839409688 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Religion
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As a world religion Islam is based on a highly abstract and absolute notion of the transcendent, which its followers establish and celebrate - in a seemingly contradictory fashion - at very specific sites: Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem, and the vast and complex landscapes of mosques and Muslim saints' shrines around the world. Sacred locality has thus become a paradigm for the relationship between the human and the transcendent, a model for urban planning, regional networks, imaginary spaces, and spiritual hierarchies alike. This importance of saintly places has, however, become increasingly complicated and troubled by reformist currents within Islam, on the one hand, and the emergence of modern archeology and anthropology, on the other. While they have often tended to posit 'the local' in opposition to 'the universal', in this volume islamologists, anthropologists, and sociologists offer new ways of thinking about the local, the place, and the conceptual landscapes and spaces of saints. In this, its eighth volume, the Yearbook for the Sociology of Islam looks at different sites and regions around the Muslim world (notably Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Southeast Asia) not as 'localized' versions of a universal Islam, but as constitutive of one particular outlook of the universalizing order of a world religion.

Port Cities as Areas of Transition

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Book Series: Urban Studies ISBN: 9783839409497 9783899429497 Year: Pages: 212 DOI: 10.14361/9783839409497 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Sociology
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In the past decades, international port cities have been strongly affected by global transformation processes, dramatically altering life and work around the ports, the built environment and public imagery of urban waterfronts. Based on recent theories of city-port development, the ethnographic studies in this volume focus on local stakeholders' perceptions and strategies in port cities in Europe and Latin America. This book covers a wide variety of urban fields, from traditional dockland communities, inland waterway sailors and new forms of migration and exile, to active agents of urban transformation.

Public Istanbul

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Book Series: Urban Studies ISBN: 9783839408650 9783899428650 Year: Pages: 352 DOI: 10.14361/9783839408650 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Sociology
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Istanbul is one of the largest and most dynamic metropolises on the European continent. In the context of processes of globalization and local urban planning projects urban space is continously contested. In this anthology forms, meanings and images of these urban spaces are discussed by architects, historians, and social scientists. Through interdisciplinary approaches of theory and case studies the book delivers a deep insight into the construction and constitution of public spaces and spheres in contemporary Istanbul.

Paradoxes of Interactivity

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Book Series: Kultur- und Medientheorie ISBN: 9783839408421 9783899428421 Year: Pages: 344 DOI: 10.14361/9783839408421 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Media and communication
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Current findings from anthropology, genetics, prehistory, cognitive and neuroscience indicate that human nature is grounded in a co-evolution of tool use, symbolic communication, social interaction and cultural transmission. Digital information technology has recently entered as a new tool in this co-evolution, and will probably have the strongest impact on shaping the human mind in the near future. A common effort from the humanities, the sciences, art and technology is necessary to understand this ongoing co- evolutionary process. Interactivity is a key for understanding the new relationships formed by humans with social robots as well as interactive environments and wearables underlying this process. Of special importance for understanding interactivity are human-computer and human-robot interaction, as well as media theory and New Media Art. »Paradoxes of Interactivity« brings together reflections on »interactivity« from different theoretical perspectives, the interplay of science and art, and recent technological developments for artistic applications, especially in the realm of sound.

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