Land, Law and Environment: Mythical Land, Legal Boundaries by Allen Abramson, Dimitrios Theodossopoulus

By Allen Abramson, Dimitrios Theodossopoulus

Members to this quantity take factor with the ‘idealist’ procedure during which land and panorama – position and house – are learn as in basic terms expressive and eventually poetic. They argue that an excessive amount of emphasis at the subjective building of land obscures the essentially significant feel within which land can also be used and appropriated: whereas land can have a few subjective, ideological that means, it exists, additionally, as a realistic source. The essays concentrate on postcolonial legacies in land legislations, modern disputes and land claims surrounding ancestral lands, conservation concerns and highway protests. parts lined contain Western and japanese Europe, West Africa, the Caribbean, Australia and the Pacific, India and Indonesia.

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Orlan: Millennial Female (Dress, Body, Culture) by Kate Ince

By Kate Ince

The French functionality artist Orlan has received either status and infamy for her performances. A multimedia artist because the Nineteen Sixties, she embarked before everything of the Nineteen Nineties on a undertaking of physique amendment via cosmetic surgery, the fundamental premise of which used to be to remodel herself right into a digitally designed pastiche of the best icons of woman good looks in Western paintings. Orlan's undertaking has sparked severe debate within the visible arts, between feminists, and between these eager about scientific ethics, because it increases complicated questions about sexuality, good looks, subjectivity, gender and expertise. This booklet addresses some of these concerns, and specializes in the interrelations of gown, physique and tradition in Orlan's paintings because the Nineteen Sixties. Surgical performances characterize the main severe section of Orlan's creative perform, yet she has made wide and sundry use of dress all through her profession.
utilizing the "body theory" and theories of monstrosity built by means of feminist, gender and picture theorists, and the paintings of philosophers Luce Irigaray and Gilles Deleuze, the writer examines the demanding situations Orlan's functionality paintings poses to its audience. a person operating within the fields of gender, the visible arts or cultural reports will locate this ebook and the questions it increases provocative and enlightening.

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Alternative Shakespeares, Volume 2

Substitute Shakespeares, released in 1985, shook up the realm of Shakespearean experiences, demythologising Shakespeare and employing new theories to the learn of his paintings. substitute Shakespeares: quantity 2 investigates Shakespearean feedback over a decade later, introducing new debates and new theorists into the frame.
Both proven students and new names seem the following, supplying a extensive cross-section of up to date Shakespearean experiences, together with psychoanalysis, sexual and gender politics, race and new historicism.
Alternative Shakespeares: quantity 2 represents the leading edge of up to date Shakespearean reviews. This urgently-needed addition to a vintage paintings of literary feedback is one that academics and students will welcome.

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Alternative Shakespeares, Volume 1 (2nd Edition)

Whilst severe thought met literary stories within the Seventies and '80s, probably the most radical and intriguing theoretical paintings focused at the quasi-sacred determine of Shakespeare. In substitute Shakespeares, John Drakakis introduced jointly key essays by way of founding figures during this circulation to remake Shakespeare studies.

A new afterword via Robert Weimann outlines the extreme influence of other Shakespeares on educational Shakespeare stories. yet as but, the Shakespeare delusion keeps to thrive either in Stratford and in our colleges. those essays are as correct and as robust as they have been upon e-book and with a contributor record that reads like a 'who's who' of recent Shakespeare experiences, replacement Shakespeares calls for to be learn.

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Ordinary Lives: Studies in the Everyday by Ben Highmore

By Ben Highmore

This new research from Ben Highmore seems on the doubtless banal global of items, paintings, day-by-day media, and nutrients, and reveals there a scintillating array of passionate adventure. via a sequence of case experiences, and development on his earlier paintings at the daily, Highmore examines our dating to prevalent gadgets (a favorite chair), repetitive paintings (housework, typing), media (distracted tv viewing and radio listening) and foodstuff (specifically the nutrients of multicultural Britain). A chair permits him to think about the heritage of flat-pack furnishings in addition to the full of life presence of inorganic ‘stuff’ in our day-by-day lives. Distracted tv staring at and radio listening turns into one of many preconditions for experiencing ask yourself in the course of the media.

Ordinary Lives hyperlinks the concrete examine of regimen lifestyles to theoretical mirrored image on daily life. The e-book discusses philosophers akin to Jacques Rancière, William James and David Hume and combines them with autobiographical tales, ancient learn and the research of pop culture to enquire the trivialities of daily existence. Highmore argues that aesthetic event is embedded within the mundane sensory international of daily life. He asks the reader to reassess the destructive institutions of behavior and regimen, focusing in particular at the intrinsic ambiguity of behavior (habit, we discover out, is either inflexible and adaptive). instead of ask ‘what does lifestyle mean?’ this e-book asks ‘what does lifestyle suppose like and the way do our sensual, emotional and temporal reviews interconnect and intersect?’

Ordinary Lives is an available, lively and interesting ebook that's best to either scholars and researchers operating in cultural experiences, media and communique and sociology.

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God in Pink by Hasan Namir

By Hasan Namir

A revelatory novel approximately being queer and Muslim, set in war-torn Iraq in 2003. Ramy is a tender homosexual Iraqi suffering to discover a stability among his sexuality, faith, and tradition. Ammar is a sheikh whose assistance Ramy seeks, and whose tolerance is proven via his trust within the teachings of the Qur'an. filled with quiet moments of good looks and uncooked depictions of violence, God in red poignantly captures the pain and the fortitude of Islamic existence in Iraq.

Hasan Namir was once born in Iraq in 1987. God in crimson is his first novel.

Lambda Literary Award finalist

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Commodity Histories by Bruce Robbins

By Bruce Robbins

Essay's first paragraph:

One amazing attribute of commodity histories, a unexpectedly ubiquitous style of renowned non-fiction, is a undeniable overkill of their subtitles. A consultant pattern may well comprise, say, Corn and Capitalism: How a Botanical Bastard Grew to international Dominance; Tobacco: A Cultural background of the way an unique Plant Seduced Civilization; The Potato: How the common-or-garden Spud Rescued the Western World; The global of Caffeine: The technological know-how and tradition of the World’s preferred Drug; Cod: A Biography of the Fish that modified the World; and Mauve: How One guy Invented a colour that modified the World. in basic terms somewhat much less over-the-top than the “changed the world” clause, which additionally seems to be in fresh histories of vanilla, condominium cats, ping pong balls, dishwashing liquid, and pocket lint, is the fashion for two-word titles during which an adjective, often a commodity-identifying colour, is paired with the main coveted of beneficial metals. a few examples are Blue Gold (water), White Gold (rubber), Black Gold (oil), and Green Gold (tea and marijuana). Such titles recommend that every one of those commodities, even the humblest, have the ability to get continents stumbled on, dynasties toppled, mountains moved. We take a few of these commodities with no consideration, yet them all have replaced the world.

Citation:

Robbins, Bruce. "Commodity Histories." PMLA, 120.2 (Mar., 2005): 454-463.

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