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Cartographies of the Absolute

Cartographies of the Absolute

  • Author: Alberto Toscano,Jeff Kinkle
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782799737
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 311
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Can capital be seen? Cartographies of the Absolute surveys the disparate answers to this question offered by artists, film-makers, writers and theorists over the past few decades. It zones in on the crises of representation that have accompanied the enduring crisis of capitalism, foregrounding the production of new visions and artefacts that wrestle with the vastness, invisibility and complexity of the abstractions that rule our lives.

Fanaticism

Fanaticism

On the Uses of an Idea

  • Author: Alberto Toscano
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9781786630544
  • Category: Fanaticism
  • Page: 352
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A genealogy of fanaticism--unearthing its long history, before it became a tool in the Clash of Civilizations It is commonplace to hear fanaticism described as a deviant or extreme variant of an already irrational set of religious beliefs, an assertion that helps to demonize convictions outside political orthodoxy. Alberto Toscano's compelling and erudite counter-history explodes this accepted convention by exploring the critical role fanaticism played in the formation of modern politics and the liberal state. Showing how fanaticism results from a failure to formulate an adequate emancipatory politics, this illuminating history sheds new light on an idea that continues to dominate debates about faith and secularism. This expanded edition includes new material that revisits the idea of fanaticism as it operates at the limits of the liberal political imaginary, highlighting its relation to fraternal violence, political purity and the refusal of compromise, as well as its centrality to times of social crisis and international conflict.

Cartographies of Place

Cartographies of Place

Navigating the Urban

  • Author: Michael Darroch,Janine Marchessault
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773590390
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 320
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Media are incorporated into our physical environments more dramatically than ever before - literally opening up new spaces of interactivity and connection that transform the experience of being in the city. Public gatherings and movement, even the capabilities of democratic ideology, have been redefined. Urban Screens, mobile media, new digital mappings, and ambient and pervasive media have all created new ecologies in cities. How do we analyze these new spaces? Recognition of the mutual histories and research programs of urban and media studies is only the beginning. Cartographies of Place develops new vocabularies and methodologies for engaging with the distinctive situations and experiences created by media technologies which are reshaping, augmenting, and expanding urban spaces. The book builds upon the rich traditions and insights of a post-war generation of humanist scholars, media theorists, and urban planners. Authors engage with different historical and contemporary currents in urban studies which share a common concern for media forms, either as research tools or as the means for discerning the expressive nature of city spaces around the world. All of the media considered here are not simply "free floating," but are deeply embedded in the geopolitical, economic, and material contexts in which they are used. Cartographies of Place is exemplary of a new direction in interdisciplinary media scholarship, opening up new ways of studying the complexities of cities and urban media in a global context.

El espectador emancipado

El espectador emancipado

  • Author: Jacques Rancière
  • Publisher: Ediciones Manantial
  • ISBN: 9875001376
  • Category: Aesthetics
  • Page: 130
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Cartographies of Violence

Cartographies of Violence

Japanese Canadian Women, Memory, and the Subjects of the Internment

  • Author: Mona Oikawa
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442664312
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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In 1942, the federal government expelled more than 22,000 Japanese Canadians from their homes in British Columbia. From 1942 to 1949, they were dispossessed, sent to incarceration sites, and dispersed across Canada. Over 4,000 were deported to Japan. Cartographies of Violence analyses the effects of these processes for some Japanese Canadian women. Using critical race, feminist, anti-colonial, and cultural geographic theory, Mona Oikawa deconstructs prevalent images, stereotypes, and language used to describe the 'Internment' in ways that masks its inherent violence. Through interviews with women survivors and their daughters, Oikawa analyses recurring themes of racism and resistance, as well as the struggle to communicate what happened. Disturbing and provocative, Cartographies of Violence explores women's memories in order to map the effects of forced displacements, incarcerations, and the separations of family, friends, and communities.

Crisis Cultures

Crisis Cultures

The Rise of Finance in Mexico and Brazil

  • Author: Brian Whitener
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • ISBN: 082298685X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
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Drawing on a mix of political, economic, literary, and filmic texts, Crisis Cultures challenges current cultural histories of the neoliberal period by arguing that financialization, and not just neoliberalism, has been at the center of the dramatic transformations in Latin American societies in the last thirty years. Starting from political economic figures such as crisis, hyperinflation, credit, and circulation and exemplary cultural texts, Whitener traces the interactions between culture, finance, surplus populations, and racialized state violence after 1982 in Mexico and Brazil. Crisis Cultures makes sense of the emergence of new forms of exploitation and terrifying police and militarized violence by tracking the cultural and discursive forms, including real abstraction and the favela and immaterial cadavers and voided collectivities, that have emerged in the complicated aftermath of the long downturn and global turn to finance.

The Cinema of Raúl Ruiz

The Cinema of Raúl Ruiz

Impossible Cartographies

  • Author: Michael Goddard
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231850506
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 224
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Raúl Ruiz, while considered one of the world's most significant filmmakers by several film critics, is yet to be the subject of any thorough engagement with his work in English. This volume sets out on this task by mapping, as fully as possible, Ruiz's cinematic trajectory across more than five decades of prolific work, up to his death in 2011; ranging from his earliest work in Chile to high-budget 'European' costume dramas culminating in Mysteries of Lisbon (2010). It does so by treating Ruiz's work—with its surrealist, magic realist, popular cultural, and neo-Baroque sources—as a type of 'impossible' cinematic cartography, mapping real, imaginary, and virtual spaces, and crossing between different cultural contexts, aesthetic strategies, and technical media. It argues that across the different phases of Ruiz's work identified, there are key continuities such as the invention of singular cinematic images and the interrogation of their possible and impossible combinations.

Love, Sex, and Democracy in Japan during the American Occupation

Love, Sex, and Democracy in Japan during the American Occupation

  • Author: M. McLelland
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137014962
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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This is the first book in English to examine, through material in the popular press, the radical changes that took place in Japanese ideas about sex, romance and male-female relations in the wake of Japan's defeat and occupation by Allied forces at the end of the Second World War.

The Culture of Violence

The Culture of Violence

Essays on Tragedy and History

  • Author: Francis Barker
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226037189
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 258
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'Culture' and 'violence' have always been regarded as antithetical terms. In The Culture of Violence, Francis Barker takes a different view. Central to his argument is the contention that, contrary to post-Enlightenment humanist, liberal and conservative thought, 'culture' does not necessarily stand in opposition to political inequality and social injustice, but may be complicit with the oppressive exercise of power. The book focuses on Shakespearean tragedy and on the historicism and culturalism of much present-day cultural theory. Barker's analysis moves dialectically backwards and forwards between these two moments in order to illuminate aspects of early modern culture, and to critique the ways in which the complicity between culture and violence has been occluded. Rejecting the tendency of both modernism and post-modernism to homogenise historical time, Barker argues for a genuinely new, 'diacritical' understanding of the violence of history.

Schizoanalytic Cartographies

Schizoanalytic Cartographies

  • Author: Felix Guattari,Andrew Goffey
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441167277
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 272
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The first English translation of a crucial work of twentieth-century French philosophy, in which Felix Guattari presents the most detailed account of his theoretical position.