Everyday Life in the Modern World

Author: Henri Lefebvre
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781474272469
Release Date: 2016-02-25
Genre: Philosophy

Henri Lefebvre was one of the most significant and influential social theorists of the 20th century. His impressive body of work crosses multiple disciplines including sociology, philosophy, economics, politics and cultural studies. In Everyday Life in the Modern World Lefebvre reveals the decisions and events which, day to day, we know very little about and do not actively participate in and yet have a profound effect on our lives. He considers the impact of consumerism, language and mass media on everyday life using a variety of critical approaches including Marxism and Structuralism. The Revelations edition includes an introduction by Philip Wander in which he discusses the context and importance of the book, particularly in the fields of communications, work, science and technology. This is Lefebvre's manifesto for a new cultural revolution of the everyday which is as relevant today as it ever was.

Key Writings

Author: Henri Lefebvre
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781350041684
Release Date: 2017-10-19
Genre: Philosophy

Henri Lefebvre is widely recognized as one of the most influential social theorists of the Twentieth Century. His writings on cities, everyday life, and the production of space have become hugely influential across Cultural Studies, Sociology, Geography and Architecture. Key Writings presents the full range of Lefebvre's thought in a single volume. The selection of essays spanning 1933 to 1990, reinforce the relevance of Lefebvre's work to current debates in social theory, politics and philosophy. The book is divided into five sections: 'Philosophy and Marxism', 'The Critique of Everyday Life', 'The Country and the City' 'History, Time and Space' and 'Politics' and includes a general introduction by the editors as well as separate introductions to each section.

The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements

Author: George D. Chryssides
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781441198297
Release Date: 2014-01-02
Genre: Religion

The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements covers key themes such as charismatic leadership, conversion and brainwashing, prophecy and millennialism, violence and suicide, gender and sexuality, legal issues, and the portrayal of New Religious Movements by the media and anti-cult organisations. Several categories of new religions receive special attention, including African new religions, Japanese new religions, Mormons, and UFO religions. This guide to New Religious Movements and their critical study brings together 29 world-class international scholars, and serves as a resource to students and researchers. The volume highlights the current state of academic study in the field, and explores areas in which future research might develop. Clearly and accessibly organised to help users quickly locate key information and analysis, the book includes an A to Z of key terms, extensive guides to further resources, a comprehensive bibliography, and a timeline of major developments in the field such as the emergence of new groups, publications, legal decisions, and historical events.

Revelation 12 22

Author: Peter J. Leithart
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780567664921
Release Date: 2018-02-22
Genre: Religion

The Book of Revelation is the last book in the canon of the New Testament, and its only apocalyptic document, though there are short apocalyptic passages in various places in the gospels and the epistles. This second of two volumes on Revelation offers a systematic and thorough interpretation of the latter chapters of the book. Revelation brings together the worlds of heaven, earth and hell in a final confrontation between the forces of good and evil. Its characters and images are both real and symbolic, spiritual and material, and it is frequently difficult to know the difference between them, Revelation's cryptic nature has ensure that it would always be a source of controversy. This commentary focuses on the theological content, gleaning the best from both the classical and modern commentary traditions and showing the doctrinal development of Scriptural truths. Scholarship on the book of Revelation has nonetheless not only endured, but even captured the imagination of generations of Bible students, both professionals and laypeople alike. Through its focus on the message of the book through scholarly analysis, this ITC reconnects to the ecclesial tradition of biblical commentary as an effort in ressourcement, though not slavish repetition.

Das Recht auf Stadt

Author: Henri Lefebvre
Publisher: Edition Nautilus
ISBN: 9783960540076
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre: Political Science

Das unumstrittene Grundlagenwerk für die moderne Stadt - Henri Lefebvres Recht auf Stadt endlich in deutscher Übersetzung Allerorten wird in den letzten Jahren ein »Recht auf Stadt« eingefordert - von sozialen Protestbewegungen gegen Gentrifizierung weltweit. NGOs und UN-Organisationen postulieren es gleichermaßen. Kritische Stadtforscher wie David Harvey, Peter Marcuse oder Niels Boeing beziehen sich in ihrer radikalen Gesellschaftskritik auf Henri Lefebvre, der das Konzept 1968 entworfen hat - in einer Schrift, die hier nun zum ersten Mal in deutscher Übersetzung vorliegt. »Recht auf Stadt« ist mehr als die individuelle Freiheit, auf städtische Ressourcen zugreifen zu können. Es ist das Recht auf ein erneuertes urbanes Leben. Angesichts der sozialen Probleme in den desolaten Hochhaus-Vorstädten und anderer Folgen des rasanten Städtewachstums nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg stellte Lefebvre schon in den sechziger Jahren fest, dass der Urbanisierungsprozess einhergeht mit einem Verlust der Stadt als Ort der kreativen Schöpfung, zugunsten einer bloßen industriellen Verwertungslogik. Er postuliert aber keine Abkehr von der Stadt - etwa in die zeitgleich entstehenden amerikanischen Mittelklasse-Vororte -, sondern macht in der Stadt ein enormes Potenzial aus, das zu einer emanzipierten urbanen Gesellschaft führen kann. Das Recht auf Stadt ist ein gesamtgesellschaftliches Anrecht auf Begegnung, Teilhabe, Austausch, das große Fest und einen kollektiv gestalteten und genutzten städtischen Raum. Zum selben Thema sind erschienen: Niels Boeing VON WEGEN. Überlegungen zur freien Stadt der Zukunft Christoph Twickel GENTRIFIDINGSBUMS oder EINE STADT FÜR ALLE

Illuminating Faith

Author: Francesca Aran Murphy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780567656070
Release Date: 2015-01-29
Genre: Religion

This textbook will give students a clear understanding of the connection between faith and reason. Illuminating Faith gives students a clear and accessible introduction to some of the major ways faith and the relationship between faith and reason have been understood within Western Christianity. In twenty-six short and easy to digest units it covers different accounts of faith beginning with Scripture, moving through the history of Christian thought, and ending with contemporary views. Along the way it explores some of the decisive theological and philosophy accounts of faith, such as faith seeking understanding, faith and supernatural virtue, faith and skepticism, and faith and science. Yet it also includes significant issues and movements not typically covered in introductory texts, such as documents from church councils, faith as knowledge, assent, and trust in the Protestant scholastics, faith and the heart in pietism, secularized accounts of faith, faith after Auschwitz, and faith and liberation. The goal of each unit is to introduce students to topical issues surrounding the nature of faith, to provide historical background for each topic, and to generate further discussion and reflection on the nature of faith. The result is a well balanced and unique introduction to various understandings of faith. Designed specifically with classroom use in mind, Illuminating Faith includes a glossary of words, an update-to-date bibliography, and each chapter ends with questions for discussion as well as suggestions for relevant reading material.

The Moses Tradition

Author: George W. Coats
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567067081
Release Date: 1993-08-01
Genre: Religion

These essays from the doyen of Moses studies focus on issues primarily in Pentatuchal/Hexateuchal research. The volume, containing several papers previously unpublished, forms a companion volume to Coats's 'Moses: Heroic Man, Man of God'. Together the two volumes comprise the whole of Coats's unique and wide-ranging investigations of the figure of Moses.

Pierre Bourdieu

Author: Michael Grenfell
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826467083
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Philosophy

The French social theorist Pierre Bourdieu is now recognized as a leading intellectual of the late twentieth-century, and one whose ideas are very much relevant for the twenty-first. This comprehensive account of Bourdieu's life and work locates both in their social and political context, thereby tracing the origins of his ideas and theories. It explains and explores just what Bourdieu argued for and why. It also illustrates the social, political and philosophical strands that run through his work. Michael Grenfell's broad scope takes in Bourdieu's response to The Algerian Crisis, his ideas for the reform of state education and his views on aesthetics and the mass media. Detailed attention is also paid to Bourdieu's overtly political stance, including his critique of capitalism and his opposition to recent Western military action in Iraq, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan. This book offers a reading of Bourdieu's work as a coherent and valuable response to those key social and political issues, events and trends that combined to shape contemporary society. The implications and consequences of his work are laid out and assessed, along with suggestions for where his ideas might be taken from here. This is the clearest and most thorough account of Bourdieu's work available; as such, it will be invaluable to students, researchers and teachers of contemporary social theory.

Introducing the Psalms

Author: Klaus Seybold
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567054234
Release Date: 1990-07-01
Genre: Religion

A new general introduction to the Psalms. Seybold guides the reader through the most important aspects of the history and literary form of the Psalm texts and the major questions of critical scholarship, and discusses all leading writers on the subject.

Arun Kolatkar and Literary Modernism in India

Author: Laetitia Zecchini
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781623565589
Release Date: 2014-07-31
Genre: Literary Criticism

In this first scholarly work on India's great modern poet, Laetitia Zecchini outlines a story of literary modernism in India and discusses the traditions, figures and events that inspired and defined Arun Kolatkar. Based on an impressive range of archival and unpublished material, this book also aims at moving lines of accepted genealogies of modernism and 'postcolonial literature'. Zecchini uncovers how poets of Kolatkar's generation became modern Indian writers while tracing a lineage to medieval oral traditions. She considers how literary bilingualism allowed Kolatkar to blur the boundaries between Marathi and English, 'Indian' and 'Western sources; how he used his outsider position to privilege the quotidian and minor and revived the spirit of popular devotion. Graphic artist, poet and songwriter, storyteller of Bombay and world history, poet in Marathi, in English and in 'Americanese', non-committal and deeply political, Kolatkar made lines wobble and treasured impermanence. Steeped in world literature, in European avant-garde poetry, American pop and folk culture, in a 'little magazine' Bombay bohemia and a specific Marathi ethos, Kolatkar makes for a fascinating subject to explore and explain the story of modernism in India. This book has received support from the labex TransferS: http://transfers.ens.fr/

Sympathetic Sentiments

Author: John Jervis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472535610
Release Date: 2015-01-29
Genre: Political Science

Sympathetic Sentiments develops an innovative interdisciplinary framework to explore the implications of living in a culture of feeling that seems ill at ease with itself, one in which sentiments are frequently denounced for being sentimental and self-indulgent. These tensions are traced back to the inheritance of the eighteenth century, enabling us to identify a distinctive 'spectacle of sympathy', in which sympathy entails public forms of expression whereby being on show is both a condition of the authenticity of such affects and of their capacity to be masked and simulated. This, John Jervis suggests, is at the root of a range of controversies central to modern life, art and culture, including contemporary debates around trauma and compassion fatigue. Connected to these debates is the issue of modern sensationalism, discussed here and elaborated in a companion volume: Sensational Subjects: The Dramatization of Experience in the Modern World, which is published simultaneously by Bloomsbury.

Letzte Gespr che

Author: Benedikt XVI.
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 9783426440520
Release Date: 2016-09-09
Genre: Religion

Erstmals in der Geschichte des Christentums: Ein Papst zieht die Bilanz seiner Amtszeit In den Gesprächen, die Papst Benedikt XVI. mit dem Journalisten Peter Seewald kurz vor und nach seinem Rücktritt geführt hat, blicken sie auf das Pontifikat des deutschen Papstes zurück. Nie zuvor hat Benedikt XVI. so offen über die Hintergründe seiner überraschenden Demission und die Erneuerung des Glaubens als das große Thema seines Pontifikats gesprochen, aber auch über kontroverse Themen seiner Amtszeit, etwa das Verhältnis zu Juden und Muslimen/Islam, Vatileaks oder die Affäre um die Piusbruderschaft. Und nie zuvor hat dieser Papst so persönlich über seinen Zugang zum Glauben, die gegenwärtigen Herausforderungen für das Christentum und die Zukunft der Kirche Auskunft gegeben. Seine Erinnerungen an die Familie, an wichtige Weggefährten und prägende Ereignisse seines Lebens unterstreichen den besonderen Charakter dieses Buches. Nach den Interviewbüchern "Salz der Erde", "Gott und die Welt" und "Licht der Welt", die Benedikt XVI./Joseph Ratzinger und Peter Seewald veröffentlicht haben und die allesamt Bestseller waren, sind die "Letzten Gespräche" das Vermächtnis des deutschen Papstes, einem der bedeutendsten Denker und Theologen unserer Zeit. Er hat acht Jahre lang die Geschicke des Vatikan geleitet und als Pontifex Maximus an der Spitze der katholischen Kirche mit ihren 1,3 Milliarden Mitgliedern bedeutende Wegmarkierungen gesetzt und wichtige Impulse für die Kirche des 3. Jahrtausends gegeben. Über den Bestseller "Licht der Welt" notierte die "Süddeutsche Zeitung": "Seewalds Interviewbuch mit dem Papst ist selbstverständlich eine Sensation: So ausführlich hat noch nie ein Papst Rede und Antwort gestanden" (SZ, 20.12.2010). Benedikt XVI., 1927 als Joseph Ratzinger geboren, war Professor für Theologie, Erzbischof von München und Freising (1977-1982) und Präfekt der Glaubenskongregation (1982-2005), bevor er im Konklave 2005 zum Papst gewählt wurde; 2013 überraschte er die Welt mit seinem Rücktritt. Peter Seewald, Jahrgang 1954, arbeitete als Journalist für den SPIEGEL, den STERN und das Magazin der SÜDDEUTSCHEN ZEITUNG. Er gilt heute als einer der erfolgreichsten religiösen Autoren Deutschlands. Seine bekanntesten Bücher sind neben "Salz der Erde", "Gott und die Welt" und "Licht der Welt" die Werke "Jesus Christus. Die Biografie" und "Gott ohne Volk?" (zus. mit Bischof Stefan Oster).

Drogen

Author: Johann Hari
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104035680
Release Date: 2015-11-26
Genre: Fiction

»Hari vereint präzise Recherche mit einer zutiefst menschlichen Erzählung. Dieses Buch wird eine dringend notwendige Debatte auslösen.« Glenn Greenwald Der Krieg gegen die Drogen gilt inzwischen als gescheitert, der Handel mit Drogen ist ein blühendes Geschäft, alle Maßnahmen gegen den Konsum sind weitgehend erfolglos. Woran liegt das? Der britische Journalist Johann Hari begibt sich auf eine einzigartige Reise – von Brooklyn über Mexiko bis nach Deutschland – und erzählt die Geschichten derjenigen, deren Leben vom immerwährenden Kampf gegen Drogen geprägt ist: von Dealern, Süchtigen, Kartellmitgliedern, den Verlierern und Profiteuren. Mit seiner grandiosen literarischen Reportage schreibt Hari sowohl eine Geschichte des Krieges gegen Drogen als auch ein mitreißendes und streitbares Plädoyer zum Umdenken. »Hervorragender Journalismus, packend erzählt.« Naomi Klein »Phantastisch!« Noam Chomsky