Cultural Cohesion: The Essential Essays by Clive James

By Clive James

Six years after the much-heralded booklet of Cultural Amnesia, Clive James provides his “prequel”—forty-nine essays that he has chosen because the better of his half-century occupation. initially showing as As of This Writing, Cultural Cohesion examines the twisted cultural terrain of the 20 th century in a single of the main available and cohesive volumes on hand. Divided into 4 sections—“Poetry,” “Fiction and Literature,” “Culture and Criticism,” and “Visual Images”—James reviews on poets like W. H. Auden and Phillip Larkin, novelists like D. H. Lawrence and Raymond Chandler (not to say Judith Krantz!), and filmmakers like Fellini and Bogdanovich. all through, James delights his readers along with his manic strength and important aplomb. This quantity, that includes a brand new creation, is a one-volume cultural schooling that few contemporary books can rival.

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A Critique of Freedom and Equality by John Charvet

By John Charvet

This booklet is ready the grounds of moral existence, or the character and foundation of our moral responsibilities. It comprises an unique account of those grounds and indicates how this realizing calls for particular sorts of social and political existence. Charvet considers the information of the liberty and equality of guys within the many varieties they've got taken and indicates that there's a radical incoherence underlying them which is composed within the failure to combine in a coherent method the actual and the ethical or communal dimensions of person lifestyles. those dimensions are separated and against one another. within the ultimate component to the publication Charvet develops an unique account of the grounds of moral lifestyles which satisfactorily integrates those specific and communal parts of individuality. it truly is designed to teach how the ethical claims of people are grounded of their linked wills in a group and but how the sort of belief preserves the separate individuality of the community's contributors.

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Antigone in Modernism: Classicism, Feminism and Theatres of by Keri Walsh

By Keri Walsh

In 1936, Simone Weil defined Sophocles’s Antigoneto French manufacturing unit
workers as “the tale of a man or woman who, on their lonesome, with none backing, dares
to be against her personal nation, to the legislation of that state, to the pinnacle of
its govt, and who's, evidently, quickly placed to death.” Weil’s insistence on
Antigone as a civilian protester, instead of Hegel’s version of female household
virtue, recurs all through writing of the fascist interval. From Virginia Woolf and
Louis MacNeice within the British Isles, to Marguerite Yourcenar and Jean Anouilh in
France, Antigone got here to embrace the courageous political resistance of the person.
By 1950, Hegel’s influential interpreting of the play as featuring rightful yet
irreconcilable claims appeared able to cave in: “as for Creon,” the Oxford
classicist Gilbert Murray instructed a BBC radio viewers after the conflict, “it used to be of
course preposterous of Hegel to indicate that that he was once as a lot within the correct as
Antigone and that our sympathies might be flippantly divided.” This partisan
reading of Antigonegrew in energy within the post-war interval, inspiring feminist,
pacifist, and post-colonial engagements with the play.

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Simplified Swahili by Peter M. Wilson

By Peter M. Wilson

This path has been writing in the event you desire to teachthemselves Swahili, yet have very little backgroundknowledge of the language. The easy-to-follow steps are sponsored up via common exerciseswhich perform and enhance the student's command ofSwahili. The booklet covers the entire vital grammar pointsand furthermore contains either English-Swahili and Swahili-English vocabulary lists, a precis of verb tenses, asimplified thesaurus of grammatical phrases and different usefulappendices.

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Handbook of the Brief Psychotherapies by Richard A. Wells, Vincent J. Giannetti

By Richard A. Wells, Vincent J. Giannetti

The final 20 years have visible extraordinary raises in health and wellbeing care charges and, even as, encouraging growth in psychotherapy study. at the one hand, responsibility, cost-effectiveness, and potency have now turn into standard phrases for services of psychological future health prone while, nonetheless, an more and more voluminous literature has emerged assisting the effectiveness of a couple of varieties of psychotherapies. There now exists the chance for the layout and supply of psychological health and wellbeing providers that-drawing upon this literature-more heavily approximate empirically verified facts in regards to the appropriateness and effectiveness of psychotherapy. The guide of the short Psychotherapies is meant to seize one significant thrust of this circulation: the advance of a bunch of empirically grounded, time-limited treatments all sharing a typical curiosity within the medical usage of a established concentration and an emphasis on time and motion. for a few years, expert self-interest, competing theoretical para­ digms, and the vagaries of perform, knowledge, and medical fable have stimulated the perform of psychotherapy. A serious wondering of the ensuing, predomi­ nantly nondirective, open-ended, and worldwide remedies has ended in a growing to be emphasis on action-oriented, problem-focused, time-limited cures. but, mockingly, this curiosity within the short psychotherapies has now not a lot concerned a thorough departure from conventional healing modalities because it has emphasised a brand new pragmatism approximately how time, motion, and constitution function in lifestyles in addition to in therapy.

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White: Essays on Race and Culture by Richard Dyer

By Richard Dyer

White individuals are now not actually or symbolically white; nor are they uniquely virtuous and natural. Racial imagery and racial illustration are imperative to the enterprise of the modern international yet, whereas there are various reviews of pictures of black and Asian humans, whiteness is an invisible racial place. on the point of racial illustration, whites usually are not of a definite race. they're simply the human race, a 'colour' opposed to which different ethnicities are constantly examined.
In White, Richard Dyer appears past the obvious unremarkability of whiteness and argues for the significance of analysing pictures of white humans. Dyer lines the illustration of whiteness by means of whites in Western visible tradition, targeting the mass media of images, advertisements, fantastic artwork, cinema and television.
Dyer examines the illustration of whiteness and the white physique within the contexts of Christianity, 'race' and colonialism. In a chain of soaking up case reviews, he discusses the representations of whiteness in muscle-man motion cinema, from Italian 'peplum' video clips to the Tarzan and Rambo sequence; exhibits the development of whiteness in images and cinema within the lights of white and black faces, and analyses the illustration of white girls in end-of-empire fictions similar to The Jewel within the Crown, and strains the aggravating organization of whiteness with loss of life, in vampire narratives and dystopian motion pictures akin to Blade Runner and the Aliens trilogy.

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Conflicts Of Rights: Moral Theory And Social Policy by John Rowan

By John Rowan

The language of rights is applied usually in debates over modern social issues—a fetus’s “right to existence” as opposed to a woman’s “right to choose,” for instance. simply because those debates pertain to what our social rules may be, it truly is transparent that the rights in query are ethical rights, and that latest criminal rights must be replaced or maintained consequently. the matter, besides the fact that, is that ethical rights require ethical justification. In Conflicts of Rights, John Rowan takes this subsequent step, and investigates attainable ethical justifications for rights speculated to exist in 4 contexts: abortion, affirmative motion, welfare, and pornography freedoms. In doing so, he reaches conclusions in regards to the morally acceptable coverage for every factor, and in addition in regards to the effectiveness of rights language normally.

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Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough by Clive Hamilton, Richard Denniss

By Clive Hamilton, Richard Denniss

Our homes are higher than ever, yet our households are smaller. our children visit the simplest colleges we will have the funds for, yet we infrequently see them. We’ve bought extra money to spend, but we’re extra in debt than ever sooner than. what's going on?

The Western global is within the grip of a intake binge that's distinct in human historical past. We aspire to the life of the wealthy and well-known on the price of relations, pals and private fulfilment. premiums of rigidity, melancholy and weight problems are up as we combat with the vacancy and unending disappointments of the shopper life.

Affluenza pulls no punches, claiming our entire society is hooked on overconsumption. It tracks how a lot Australians overwork, the turning out to be mountains of stuff we throw out, the medication we take to ‘self-medicate’ and the genuine that means of ‘choice’. thankfully there's a healing. an increasing number of Australians are determining to disregard the advertisers, decrease their purchaser spending and recapture their time for the issues that truly topic.

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