Archaeology of Knowledge

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

ISBN: 9780415287531

Category: Philosophy

Page: 239

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In France, a country that awards its intellectuals the status other countries give their rock stars, Michel Foucault was part of a glittering generation of thinkers, one which also included Sartre, de Beauvoir and Deleuze. One of the great intellectual heroes of the twentieth century, Foucault was a man whose passion and reason were at the service of nearly every progressive cause of his time. From law and order, to mental health, to power and knowledge, he spearheaded public awareness of the dynamics that hold us all in thrall to a few powerful ideologies and interests. Arguably his finest work, Archaeology of Knowledge is a challenging but fantastically rewarding introduction to his ideas.

The Order of Things

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317336674

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 9374

When one defines "order" as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear as to what Foucault is doing here. With virtuoso showmanship, he weaves an intensely complex history of thought. He dips into literature, art, economics and even biology in The Order of Things, possibly one of the most significant, yet most overlooked, works of the twentieth century. Eclipsed by his later work on power and discourse, nonetheless it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant. Pirouetting around the outer edge of language, Foucault unsettles the surface of literary writing. In describing the limitations of our usual taxonomies, he opens the door onto a whole new system of thought, one ripe with what he calls "exotic charm". Intellectual pyrotechnics from the master of critical thinking, this book is crucial reading for those who wish to gain insight into that odd beast called Postmodernism, and a must for any fan of Foucault.

The Birth of the Clinic

An Archaeology of Medical Perception

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415039574

Category: Clinical medicine

Page: 215

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Foucault's classic study of the history of medicine.

Die Geburt der Klinik

eine Archäologie des ärztlichen Blicks

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596274000

Category: Hospitals

Page: 218

View: 663

Philosophische Abhandlung Michel Foucaults über die Macht und Hierarchie in staatlichen Institutionen sowie deren Auswirkung auf die Personen, die sich in diesen Institutionen aufhalten.

Articulations of Self and Politics in Activist Discourse

A Discourse Analysis of Critical Subjectivities in Minority Debates

Author: Jan Zienkowski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319407031

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 451

View: 4555

This book focuses on the discursive processes that allow activists to make sense of themselves and of the modes of politics they engage in. It shows how political and metadiscursive awareness develop in tandem with a reconfiguration of one’s sense of self. The author offers an integrated pragmatic and poststructuralist perspective on self and subjectivity. He draws on Essex style discourse theory, early pragmatist philosophy, and linguistic pragmatics, arguing for a notion of discourse as a multi-dimensional practice of articulation. Demonstrating the analytical power of this perspective, he puts his approach to work in an analysis of activist discourse on integration and minority issues in Flanders, Belgium. Subjects articulate a whole range of norms, values, identities and narratives to each other when they engage in political discourse. This book offers a way to analyse the logics that structure political awareness and the associated boundaries for discursive self-interpretation.

Speaking of Violence

The Politics and Poetics of Narrative in Conflict Resolution

Author: Sara Cobb PhD

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199826250

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 7437

In the context of ongoing or historical violence, people tell stories about what happened, who did what to whom and why. Yet frequently, the speaking of violence reproduces the social fractures and delegitimizes, again, those that struggle against their own marginalization. This speaking of violence deepens conflict and all too often perpetuates cycles of violence. Alternatively, sometimes people do not speak of the violence and it is erased, buried with the bodies that bear it witness. This reduces the capacity of the public to address issues emerging in the aftermath of violence and repression. This book takes the notion of "narrative" as foundational to conflict analysis and resolution. Distinct from conflict theories that rely on accounts of attitudes or perceptions in the heads of individuals, this narrative perspective presumes that meaning, structured and organized as narrative processes, is the location for both analysis of conflict, as well as intervention. But meaning is political, in that not all stories can be told, or the way they are told delegitimizes and erases others. Thus, the critical narrative theory outlined in this book offers a normative approach to narrative assessment and intervention. It provides a way of evaluating narrative and designing "better-formed" stories: "better" in that they are generative of sustainable relations, creating legitimacy for all parties. In so doing, they function aesthetically and ethically to support the emergence of new histories and new futures. Indeed, critical narrative theory offers a new lens for enabling people to speak of violence in ways that undermine the intractability of conflict

Global R&D in China

Author: Yifei Sun,Max von Zedtwitz,Denis Fred Simon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317997077

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 9868

The volume focuses on the issue of globalization of research and development (R&D) in China. China has become the number one choice of R&D for multination corporations (MNCs), according to a recent survey. Many of the largest MNCs in the world, such as Microsoft, GE, GM, HP, Motorola, and Lucent, among hundred of others, have established R&D facilities. The phenomenon has become a hot issue among policy debates in many countries regarding job outsourcing, national and regional competitiveness, and China. This book examines the issue of foreign R&D, particularly, those from MNCs in China: the drivers, missions, locations, management challenges, policies, and implications for China’s innovation system. This book was previously published as a special issue of the Asian Pacific Business Review.

The Semiotics of Heritage Tourism

Author: Emma Waterton,Steve Watson

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845414217

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 6594

This book presents a new way of understanding heritage tourism that focuses on what people feel and not just what they see. Traditionally, semiotics points to the study of signs and symbols, and how we use them to make sense of the world. Here semiotics is extended into our other senses as part of what it means to experience heritage as tourists.

The Jargon of Authenticity

Author: Theodor Adorno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134438370

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 8896

Theodor Adorno was no stranger to controversy. In The Jargon of Authenticity he gives full expression to his hostility to the language employed by certain existentialist thinkers such as Martin Heidegger. With his customary alertness to the uses and abuses of language, he calls into question the jargon, or 'aura', as his colleague Walter Benjamin described it, which clouded existentialists' thought. He argued that its use undermined the very message for meaning and liberation that it sought to make authentic. Moreover, such language - claiming to address the issue of freedom - signally failed to reveal the lack of freedom inherent in the capitalist context in which it was written. Instead, along with the jargon of the advertising jingle, it attributed value to the satisfaction of immediate desire. Alerting his readers to the connection between ideology and language, Adorno's frank and open challenge to directness, and the avoidance of language that 'gives itself over either to the market, to balderdash, or to the predominating vulgarity', is as timely today as it ever has been.

Ist Wissen Macht?

Erkenntnisse über Wissen

Author: Nico Stehr,Marian Adolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783958320741

Category:

Page: 275

View: 6755

The Thought World of Hindu Nationalism

Analyzing a Political Ideology

Author: Christian Karner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780773456266

Category: History

Page: 389

View: 2460

This book analyzes textual material and qualitative data on Hindu nationalism to reveal the co-existence of several 'self-other category relations' and of more elaborate schemas of interpretation in a transnationally circulating discourse often reduced to a cognitive pattern of binary 'us versus them' distinctions. The result is a theoretical approach capable of addressing the blind spots in traditional structuralism -- structural diversity, meaning, history, and agency.

Disciplinary Matters

Black Studies and the Politics of Institutionalization

Author: Nicholas O. Mitchell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 492

View: 1045

Seeking Changes

The Economics Development in Contemporary China

Author: Yanhui Zhou

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: China

Page: 263

View: 9382

Crisis, Media

Author: N.A

Publisher: Autonomedia

ISBN: 9788190142946

Category: Political Science

Page: 484

View: 1256

Contributed articles presented at the Crisis/Media Workshop organized by Sarai-CSDS, Delhi in March 2003 analysing media coverage on wars and internal disturbances in various South Asian countries.

The Classical Archaeology of Greece

Experiences of the Discipline

Author: Michael Shanks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134693176

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 2212

Archaeologists do not discover the past but take the fragmentary remains which they recover and make something of them. Archaeology is a process of detection and supposition; this is what makes it so fascinating. However, the interpretations of archaeologists differ and change over time. They depend upon the amount of evidence available, the ideas and preconceptions of the archaeologist and their interests and aims. Michael Shanks's enlivening work is a guide to the discipline of classical archaeology and its objects. It assesses archaeology as a means of reconstructing ancient Greek society using the latest approaches of social archaeology. In addition, The Classical Archaeology of Greece outlines the history of the discipline and discusses why Classical Greece continues to fascinate us and why it has had such an impact on European civilization and identity.

Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America

An Encyclopedia

Author: Susan Toby Evans,David L. Webster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136801863

Category: Reference

Page: 992

View: 1351

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Order of Things

An Archaeology of the Human Sciences

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415267373

Category: Philosophy

Page: 422

View: 1369

Possibly one off the most significant yet most overlooked works of the twentieth century, it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant.