Archaeology of Knowledge

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415287529

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

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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.

Die Geburt der Klinik

eine Archäologie des ärztlichen Blicks

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596274000

Category: Hospitals

Page: 218

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

The Birth of the Clinic

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134955391

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Foucault's classic study of the history of medicine.

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: 3590

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.

Ist Wissen Macht?

Erkenntnisse über Wissen

Author: Nico Stehr,Marian Adolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783958320741

Category:

Page: 275

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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: 3054

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

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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: 7980

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: 1979

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.

Poststrukturalismus

Author: Catherine Belsey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150190708

Category:

Page: 167

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Die Macht der Psychiatrie

Vorlesungen am Collège de France 1973-1974

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518297520

Category:

Page: 595

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In Die Macht der Psychiatrie präsentiert Michel Foucault eine Genealogie der modernen Psychiatrie und der spezifischen Wissensformen, die sie hervorgebracht hat. Man kann, so seine These, den Erkenntnissen der Psychiatrie über den Wahnsinn nur dann Rechnung tragen, wenn man sie ausgehend von den Dispositiven und Wissenstechniken analysiert, die die Behandlung der Kranken bestimmen. Foucaults brillante Untersuchung konzentriert sich vor allem auf die Frühzeit der Psychiatrie von Pinel bis Charcot und schließt mit einer Betrachtung der ”Depsychiatrisierung“ des Wahnsinns in den Neurowissenschaften und der Psychoanalyse, die über die Bewegung der Antipsychiatrie bis in die Gegenwart wirkt.

The Thought World of Hindu Nationalism

Analyzing a Political Ideology

Author: Christian Karner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780773456266

Category: History

Page: 389

View: 4454

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.

Die Welt des Parmenides

der Ursprung des europäischen Denkens

Author: Karl R. Popper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492240710

Category:

Page: 480

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Ein Leben lang hat sich der aus Wien stammende Philosoph Karl R. Popper mit den Vorsokratikern Parmenides, Xenophanes, Heraklit und anderen auseinandergesetzt. Europa verdankt ihnen die Grundlegung seiner Philosophie, seiner Wissenschaft und seines Humanismus. In dieser einzigartigen Sammlung von Texten wird deutlich, wie die Urväter der Philosophie und Naturwissenschaft Probleme durchdacht haben. Popper zeigt in seiner klaren Sprache die erstaunliche Vielfalt und ungebrochene Aktualität frühgriechischen Denkens. >Parmenides öffnete mir die Augen für die poetische Schönheit der Erde und des gestirnten Himmels. Er lehrte mich, sie mit neuem Forscherblick zu betrachten.

Disciplinary Matters

Black Studies and the Politics of Institutionalization

Author: Nicholas O. Mitchell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 492

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Seeking Changes

The Economics Development in Contemporary China

Author: Yanhui Zhou

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: China

Page: 263

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Jargon der Eigentlichkeit

zur deutschen Ideologie

Author: Theodor W. Adorno

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518100912

Category: Existentialism

Page: 138

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