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The Humid Condition

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ISBN: 9781950192717 9781950192724 Year: Pages: 194 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0284.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The Humid Condition: (More) Overheated Observations continues on the clicking heels of Dominic Pettman’s Humid, All Too Humid (2016), providing a companion volume of pithy and witty observations for our overheated age. Covering topics from pop culture to academia to romance to politics to human mortality to everything in between, this collection of pointed musings aims to amuse, edify, instruct, provoke, tease, caution, and inspire. As with the first installment, the spirit of this book represents a fusion of Montaigne and Wilde; a mashup of Adorno and Yogi Berra; a parallel channeling of Marx and Marx (both Karl and Groucho). No doubt, Hannah Arendt would be appalled at the irreverence on display within these pages. Then again, “Heidegger has left the bildung.” And as the author himself notes: “I have nothing new to say. And I’m saying it!”

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cultural studies --- humor --- aphorism

Critique of Fantasy, Vol. 1

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ISBN: 9781950192922 Year: Pages: 254 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0277.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Performing Arts --- Psychology --- Languages and Literatures
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"Critique of Fantasy, Vol. 1: Between a Crypt and a Date Mark addresses both the style or genre of fantasy and the mental faculty, long the hot property of philosophical ethics. Freud passed it along in his 1907 essay on the poetics of daydreaming when he addressed omnipotent wish fantasy as the source and resource of the aspirations and resolutions of art, which, however, the artwork can never look back at or acknowledge. By grounding his genre in the one fantasy that is true, the Gospel, J.R.R. Tolkien obviated and made obvious the ethical mandate of fantasy’s restraining order. With George Lucas’s Star Wars we entered the borderlands of the fantasy and science fiction genres, a zone resulting from and staggering a contest, which Tolkien inaugurated in the 1930s. The history of this contested borderland marks changes that arose in expectation of what the new media held in store, changes realized (but outside the box of what had been projected) upon the arrival of the unanticipated digital relation, which at last seemed to award the fantasy genre the contest prize. Freud’s notion of the Zeitmarke (datemark), the indelible impress of the present moment that triggered the daydream that denies it, already introduced the import of fantasy's historicization. Science fiction won a second prize that keeps it in the running. No longer bound to projecting the future, the former calling which in light of digitization it flunked, science fiction becomes allegorical and reading in the ruins of its failed predictions illuminates all the date marks and crypts hiding out in the borderlands it traverses with fantasy. To motivate the import of an evolving science fiction genre, Critique of Fantasy makes Gotthard Günther's reflections in the 1950s on American science fiction – as heralding a new metaphysics and a new planetary going on interstellar civilization – a mainstay of its cultural anthropology with B-genres."

Re-imagining Japan after Fukushima

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ISBN: 9781760463533 Year: Pages: 174 DOI: 10.22459/RJF.2020 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- General and Civil Engineering --- Social Sciences
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"The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster (collectively referred to as ‘3.11’, the date of the earthquake), had a lasting impact on Japan’s identity and global image. In its immediate aftermath, mainstream media presented the country as a disciplined, resilient and composed nation, united in the face of a natural disaster. However, 3.11 also drew worldwide attention to the negative aspects of Japanese government and society, thought to have caused the unresolved situation at Fukushima. Spurred by heightened emotions following the triple disaster, the Japanese became increasingly polarised between these two views of how to represent themselves. How did literature and popular culture respond to this dilemma? Re-imagining Japan after Fukushima attempts to answer that question by analysing how Japan was portrayed in post-3.11 fiction. Texts are selected from the Japanese, English and French languages, and the portrayals are also compared with those from non-fiction discourse. This book argues that cultural responses to 3.11 had a significant role to play in re-imagining Japan after Fukushima."

Imagined Economies - Real Fictions

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Book Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft ISBN: 9783839448816 Year: Pages: 180 DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839448816 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Social Sciences
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The way we conceptualise the economy and ourselves as homo economicus has profound consequences for our lives. The contributions to this anthology take debates about the financial crisis, about recent austerity measures or about the Brexit referendum a step further. A common denominator of these dynamics are underlying ideas of »the economy«. Each author identifies a facet of Britain's imagined economies. They connect seemingly separate fields such as finance and fiction in order to better understand current political changes. In addition, the book offers an urgently needed interdisciplinary view on the performative power of economic thought - and in this respect moves far beyond merely British perspectives.

Transgressive Truths and Flattering Lies

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Book Series: Postcolonial Studies ISBN: 9783839450482 Year: Pages: 300 DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839450482 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: History --- Migration
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This book explores the formative correlations and inventive transmissions of Anglophone Arab representations ranging from early 20th century Mahjar writings to contemporary transnational Palestinian resistance art. Tracing multiple beginnings and seminal intertexts, the comparative study of dissonant truth-making presents critical readings in which the notion of cross-cultural translation gets displaced and strategic unreliability, representational opacity, or matters of act advance to essential qualities of the discussed works' aesthetic devices and ethical concerns. Questioning conventional interpretive approaches, Markus Schmitz shows what Anglophone Arab studies are and what they can become from a radically decentered relational point of view. Among the writers and artists discussed are such diverse figures as Rabih Alameddine, William Blatty, Kahlil Gibran, Ihab Hassan, Jabra Ibrahim Jabra, Emily Jacir, Walid Raad, Ameen Rihani, Edward Said, Larissa Sansour, and Raja Shehadeh.

Entangled Mobilities in the Transnational Salsa Circuit

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ISBN: 9780367433666 Year: Pages: 226 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Social Sciences --- Sociology
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With attention to the transnational dance world of salsa, this book explores the circulation of people, imaginaries, dance movements, conventions and affects from a transnational perspective. Through interviews and ethnographic, multi-sited research in Havana and several European cities, the author draws on the notion of ‘entangled mobilities’ to show how the intimate gendered and ethnicized moves on the dance floor relate to the cross-border mobility of salsa dance professionals and their students. A combination of research on migration and mobility with studies of music and dance, Entangled Mobilities in the Transnational Salsa Circuit contributes to the fields of transnationalism, mobility and dance studies, thus providing a deeper theoretical and empirical understanding of gendered and racialized transnational phenomena. As such it will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in migration, cultural studies and gender studies.

Markeninszenierung in Japan

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Book Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft ISBN: 9783839449080 Year: Pages: 314 DOI: 10.14361/9783839449080 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Arts in general
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Sexualität - Geschlecht - Affekt

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Book Series: Gender Studies ISBN: 9783839451687 Year: Pages: 328 DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839451687 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Gender Studies
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Achtsamkeit als kulturelle Praxis

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Book Series: Achtsamkeit - Bildung - Medien ISBN: 9783839452301 Year: Pages: 400 DOI: 10.14361/9783839452301 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Religion
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Die Formation des literarischen Humors

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Book Series: Lettre ISBN: 9783839452868 Year: Pages: 338 DOI: 10.14361/9783839452868 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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