Author: Sara Mills

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415290135

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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Offering an accessible analysis of the term 'discourse', this second edition is updated to include new advances in critical discourse analysis, coverage of theorists such as Zizek and Bourdieu and a revised section on social psychology.

Jazz Among the Discourses

Author: Krin Gabbard

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822315964

Category: Music

Page: 288

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The study of jazz comes of age with this anthology. One of the first books to consider jazz outside of established critical modes, Jazz Among the Discourses brings together scholars from an array of disciplines to question and revise conventional methods of writing and thinking about jazz. Challenging "official jazz histories," the contributors to this volume view jazz through the lenses of comparative literature; African American studies; music, film, and communication theory; English literature; American studies; history; and philosophy. With uncommon rigor and imagination, their essays probe the influence of various discourses—journalism, scholarship, politics, oral history, and entertainment—on writing about jazz. Employing modes of criticism and theory that have transformed study in the humanities, they address questions seldom if ever raised in jazz writing: What are the implications of building jazz history around the medium of the phonograph record? Why did jazz writers first make the claim that jazz is an art? How is an African American aesthetic articulated through the music? What are the consequences of the interaction between the critic and the jazz artist? How does the improvising artist navigate between chaos and discipline? Along with its companion volume, Representing Jazz, this versatile anthology marks the arrival of jazz studies as a mature, intellectually independent discipline. Its rethinking of conventional jazz discourse will further strengthen the position of jazz studies within the academy. Contributors. John Corbett, Steven B. Elworth, Krin Gabbard, Bernard Gendron, William Howland Kenney, Eric Lott, Nathaniel Mackey, Burton Peretti, Ronald M. Radano, Jed Rasula, Lorenzo Thomas, Robert Walser

Paradoxal Discourses

oder ungemeine Meinungen von Macrocosmo und Microcosmo

Author: Franciscus Mercurius van Helmont

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Discourses of Domination

Racial Bias in the Canadian English-language Press

Author: Frances Henry,Carol Tator

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802084576

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 291

View: 5809

Applying critical discourse analysis as their principal methodology, Frances Henry and Carol Tator investigate the way in which the media produce, reproduce, and disseminate racist thinking through language and discourse.

Discourses of Difference

An Analysis of Women's Travel Writing and Colonialism

Author: Sara Mills

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415096645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 3313

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Discourses of the Vanishing

Modernity, Phantasm, Japan

Author: Marilyn Ivy

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226388328

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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Japan today is haunted by the ghosts its spectacular modernity has generated. Deep anxieties about the potential loss of national identity and continuity disturb many in Japan, despite widespread insistence that it has remained culturally intact. In this provocative conjoining of ethnography, history, and cultural criticism, Marilyn Ivy discloses these anxieties—and the attempts to contain them—as she tracks what she calls the vanishing: marginalized events, sites, and cultural practices suspended at moments of impending disappearance. Ivy shows how a fascination with cultural margins accompanied the emergence of Japan as a modern nation-state. This fascination culminated in the early twentieth-century establishment of Japanese folklore studies and its attempts to record the spectral, sometimes violent, narratives of those margins. She then traces the obsession with the vanishing through a range of contemporary reconfigurations: efforts by remote communities to promote themselves as nostalgic sites of authenticity, storytelling practices as signs of premodern presence, mass travel campaigns, recallings of the dead by blind mediums, and itinerant, kabuki-inspired populist theater.

Rousseau: 'The Discourses' and Other Early Political Writings

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau,Victor Gourevitch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521424455

Category: History

Page: 437

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The work of Jean-Jacques Rousseau is presented in two volumes, which together form the most comprehensive anthology of Rousseau's political writings in English. Volume I contains the earlier writings such as the First and Second Discourses. The American and French Revolutions were profoundly affected by Rousseau's writing, thus illustrating the scope of his influence. Volume II contains the later writings such as the Social Contract. The Social Contract was publicly condemned on publication causing Rousseau to flee. In exile he wrote both autobiographical and political works. These volumes contain comprehensive introductions, chronologies, and guides to further reading, and will enable students to fully understand the writings of one of the world's greatest thinkers.

Symeon New Theologian

Author: Saint Symeon (the New Theologian)

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809122301

Category: Religion

Page: 396

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St. Symeon (942-1022), abbot, spiritual director, theologian and church reformer, was the great spiritual master of Eastern Christianity. His Discourses, the central work of his life, were preached to his monks during their Matins ritual.

Questions of Travel

Postmodern Discourses of Displacement

Author: Caren Kaplan

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822318217

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

View: 3334

Contemporary theory is replete with metaphors of travel—displacement, diaspora, borders, exile, migration, nomadism, homelessness, and tourism to name a few. In Questions of Travel, Caren Kaplan explores the various metaphoric uses of travel and displacement in literary and feminist theory, traces the political implications of this “traveling theory,” and shows how various discourses of displacement link, rather than separate, modernism and postmodernism. Addressing a wide range of writers, including Paul Fussell, Edward Said, James Clifford, Gilles Deleuze, Jean Baudrillard, Gayatri Spivak, Edward Soja, Doreen Massey, Chandra Mohanty, and Adrienne Rich, Kaplan demonstrates that symbols and metaphors of travel are used in ways that obscure key differences of power between nationalities, classes, races, and genders. Neither rejecting nor dismissing the powerful testimony of individual experiences of modern exile or displacement, Kaplan asks how mystified metaphors of travel might be avoided. With a focus on theory’s colonial discourses, she reveals how these metaphors continue to operate in the seemingly liberatory critical zones of poststructuralism and feminist theory. The book concludes with a critique of the politics of location as a form of essentialist identity politics and calls for new feminist geographies of place and displacement.

Bridging Discourses in the ESL Classroom

Students, Teachers and Researchers

Author: Pauline Gibbons

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826455369

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 322

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Sociocultural approaches to second language acquisition and pedagogy acquisition are the two biggest areas of research in applied linguistics and need to be anchored in studies. This text addresses the central issues in these fields. Pauline Gibbons at University of Technology, Sydney.

The Discourses of Epictetus

With the Encheiridion and Fragments

Author: Epictetus

Publisher: N.A


Category: Conduct of life

Page: 452

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Discourses of Sexuality

From Aristotle to AIDS

Author: Domna C. Stanton

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472065134

Category: Social Science

Page: 415

View: 3085

An important and timely book on a subject of enduring interest

Discourses of Desire

Gender, Genre, and Epistolary Fictions

Author: Linda S. Kauffman

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801495106

Category: Desire in literature

Page: 331

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Kauffman looks at a neglected genre--the love letter written by literary heroines. Tracing the development of the genre from Ovid to the twentieth-century novel, she explores the important implications of these amatory discourses for an understanding of fictive representation in general.

Christian Discourses

The Crisis and a Crisis in the Life of an Actress

Author: Søren Kierkegaard,Howard Vincent Hong,Edna Hatlestad Hong

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691016498

Category: Philosophy

Page: 489

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First published in 1848, Christian Discourses is a quartet of pieces written and arranged in contrasting styles. Parts One and Three, "The Cares of the Pagans" and "Thoughts That Wound from Behind--for Upbuilding," serve as a polemical overture to Kierkegaard's collision with the established order of Christendom. Yet Parts Two and Four, "Joyful Notes in the Strife of Suffering" and "Discourses at the Communion on Fridays," are reassuring affirmations of the joy and blessedness of Christian life in a world of adversity and suffering. Written in ordinary language, the work combines simplicity and inwardness with reflection and presents crucial Christian concepts and presuppositions with unusual clarity. Kierkegaard continued in the pattern that he began with his first pseudonymous esthetic work, Either/Or, by pairing Christian Discourses with The Crisis, an unsigned esthetic essay on contemporary Danish actress Joanne Luise Heiberg.

Discourses on Livy

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226500331

Category: Philosophy

Page: 424

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Discourses on Livy is the founding document of modern republicanism, and Harvey C. Mansfield and Nathan Tarcov have provided the definitive English translation of this classic work. Faithful to the original Italian text, properly attentive to Machiavelli's idiom and subtlety of thought, it is eminently readable. With a substantial introduction, extensive explanatory notes, a glossary of key words, and an annotated index, the Discourses reveals Machiavelli's radical vision of a new science of politics, a vision of "new modes and orders" that continue to shape the modern ethos. "[Machiavelli] found in Livy the means to inspire scholars for five centuries. Within the Discourses, often hidden and sometimes unintended by their author, lie the seeds of modern political thought. . . . [Mansfield and Tarcov's] translation is careful and idiomatic."—Peter Stothard, The Times "Translated with painstaking accuracy—but also great readability."—Weekly Standard "A model of contemporary scholarship and a brave effort at Machiavelli translation that allows the great Florentine to speak in his own voice."—Choice

Discontented Discourses

Feminism/textual Intervention/psychoanalysis

Author: Marleen S. Barr,Richard Feldstein

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252060236

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses

Author: Søren Kierkegaard

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865548794

Category: Philosophy

Page: 371

View: 2927

Upbuilding or edification, is the central theme of Soren Kierkegaard's authorship: only the truth that builds up is truth for you (E02:354). Somewhere along the way, Soren Kierkegaard developed a plan to publish some upbuilding discourses to 'accompany his pseudonymous works. These Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses are the focus of the edifying commentaries in this volume.