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Distinction

Distinction

A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

  • Author: Pierre Bourdieu
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113587316X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 640
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No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. First published in 1979, the book is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind. In the course of everyday life we constantly choose between what we find aesthetically pleasing, and what we consider tacky, merely trendy, or ugly. Taste is not pure. Bourdieu demonstrates that our different aesth

The Distinction of Fiction

The Distinction of Fiction

  • Author: Dorrit Cohn
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801865220
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 208
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Winner of the Modern Language Association's Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies The border between fact and fiction has been trespassed so often it seems to be a highway. Works of history that include fictional techniques are usually held in contempt, but works of fiction that include history are among the greatest of classics. Fiction claims to be able to convey its own unique kinds of truth. But unless a reader knows in advance whether a narrative is fictional or not, judgment can be frustrated and confused. In The Distinction of Fiction, Dorrit Cohn argues that fiction does present specific clues to its fictionality, and its own justifications. Indeed, except in cases of deliberate deception, fiction achieves its purposes best by exercising generic conventions that inform the reader that it is fiction. Cohn tests her conclusions against major narrative works, including Proust's A la Recherche du temps perdu, Mann's Death in Venice, Tolstoy's War and Peace, and Freud's case studies. She contests widespread poststructuralist views that all narratives are fictional. On the contrary, she separates fiction and nonfiction as necessarily distinct, even when bound together. An expansion of Cohn's Christian Gauss lectures at Princeton and the product of many years of labor and thought, The Distinction of Fiction builds on narratological and phenomenological theories to show that boundaries between fiction and history can be firmly and systematically explored.

Strategies of Distinction

Strategies of Distinction

The Construction of the Ethnic Communities, 300-800

  • Author: Walter Pohl,Helmut Reimitz
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9789004108462
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 347
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Being Different: Strategies of Distinction and Twentieth-Century American Poetic Avant-Gardes

Being Different: Strategies of Distinction and Twentieth-Century American Poetic Avant-Gardes

  • Author: Lilian Chaitas
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3506784420
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 436
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Das literarische Feld sei ein Mikrokosmos des sozialen Wettbewerbs um Status und Prestige – so Pierre Bourdieu. Dementsprechend rücken zwangsläufig Strategien in den Fokus des Interesses, mittels derer sich Literaturproduzenten wie -rezipienten positionieren und die erkämpfte Position behaupten. Dieser Kampf wird bestimmt durch die Logik des Sich-Abgrenzens und Sich-Abhebens von anderen. Als historisch breit angelegte Fallstudie des 20. Jahrhunderts zeichnet die vorliegende Untersuchung die im Feld der amerikanischen Lyrik vorherrschenden Machtkämpfe um (Be-)Deutungshoheit nach. Die Profilierung des Strategiebegriffs als zentrales Analyseinstrument ermöglicht es, einerseits Strategien der Selbstwahrnehmung und Selbstpositionierung und andererseits der Wahrnehmung und Positionierung von anderen Akteuren zu identifizieren. Distinktionsstrategien umfassen den Einsatz eines Arsenals von Kampfbegriffen, an denen sich der literarische Diskurs im Laufe des Jahrhunderts kontinuierlich unter sich verändernden literarhistorischen Vorzeichen abarbeitet.

The Sound of Distinction

The Sound of Distinction

Phonogeräte in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (1957-1973). Eine Objektgeschichte

  • Author: Monika Röther
  • Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
  • ISBN: 3828855458
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 518
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Im digitalen Medienzeitalter erleben die analogen Musikmedien ein Revival. Musikliebhaber bevorzugen den vollen Klang der Vinyl-Schallplatten, mit nostalgischen Gefühlen erinnern sich viele an die altgediente Musikkassette. Monika Röther schaut zurück in die Zeit der späten Fünfziger- und der Sechzigerjahre, als Musikschränke und Stereoanlagen, Plattenspieler, Tonbandgeräte und Kassettenrekorder ihren Platz in der westdeutschen Gesellschaft eroberten. Der luxuriöse Musikschrank im Wohnzimmer der Eltern bekam Konkurrenz durch den farbenfrohen, tragbaren Kofferplattenspieler der Jugendlichen. Technikliebhaber fachsimpelten über die beste Zusammenstellung der neuesten Stereoanlagen oder widmeten sich technischen Basteleien am Tonbandgerät. Die jüngeren Rockmusik-Fans zeichneten die neuesten Hits auf Tonband und Kassette auf. Die Objektgeschichten der Phonogeräte erzählen eine facettenreiche Geschichte der "wilden Sechziger", die in der sozialhistorischen Forschung als Umbruchphase gelten: Der Gebrauch der Phonogeräte zuhause und unterwegs stellte eingeübte Muster des Musik- und Technikkonsums in Frage und beförderte neue Formen des sozialen Miteinanders.

Dritte Zusammenkunfft Einer vornehmen Engeländischen Dame Mit einem Frantzosen von Distinction, Wobey auch die Engeländische Historie, und curiose Nachrichten, von dieser Nation sowohl, as dem Lande selber, mit einfliessen

Dritte Zusammenkunfft Einer vornehmen Engeländischen Dame Mit einem Frantzosen von Distinction, Wobey auch die Engeländische Historie, und curiose Nachrichten, von dieser Nation sowohl, as dem Lande selber, mit einfliessen

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A Democracy of Distinction

A Democracy of Distinction

Aristotle and the Work of Politics

  • Author: Jill Frank
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226260194
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 199
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Offering an ancient education for our times, Jill Frank's A Democracy of Distinction interprets Aristotle's writings in a way that reimagines the foundations, aims, and practices of politics, ancient and modern. Concerned especially with the work of making a democracy of distinction, Frank shows that such a democracy requires freedom and equality achieved through the exercise of virtue. Moving back and forth between Aristotle's writings and contemporary legal and political theory, Frank breathes new life into our conceptions of property, justice, and law by viewing them not only as institutions but as dynamic activities as well. Frank's innovative approach to Aristotle stresses his appreciation of the tensions and complexities of politics so that we might rethink and reorganize our own political ideas and practices. A Democracy of Distinction will be of enormous value to classicists, political scientists, and anyone interested in revitalizing democratic theory and practice.

Your MBA with Distinction

Your MBA with Distinction

Developing a Systematic Approach to Succeeding in Your Business Degree

  • Author: Caroline Gatrell,Sharon Turnbull
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9780273656678
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 254
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This book de-mystifies the process of getting an MBA, and helps students to optimise their performance. Take control of your learning and get the results you want.

Distinguished with Distinctions

Distinguished with Distinctions

  • Author: Anslem M. Diayi
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 9781462052769
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 124
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Distinguished with Distinctions is a book that reveals key secrets of distinction. Get to read live stories of people who were classifi ed as failures and how they became distinguished in life. It also tells us about the mistakes made by those who allowed destructive inhibitors to take over their lives and how they were cut down in their prime on the express way to distinction. This book reminds everyone that distinction is never ending therefore we must strive to get more every passing day.

The Image before the Weapon

The Image before the Weapon

a critical history of the distinction between combatant and civilian

  • Author: Helen M. Kinsella
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801461262
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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Since at least the Middle Ages, the laws of war have distinguished between combatants and civilians under an injunction now formally known as the principle of distinction. The principle of distinction is invoked in contemporary conflicts as if there were an unmistakable and sure distinction to be made between combatant and civilian. As is so brutally evident in armed conflicts, it is precisely the distinction between civilian and combatant, upon which the protection of civilians is founded, cannot be taken as self-evident or stable. Helen M. Kinsella documents that the history of international humanitarian law itself admits the difficulty of such a distinction. In The Image Before the Weapon, Kinsella explores the evolution of the concept of the civilian and how it has been applied in warfare. A series of discourses-including gender, innocence, and civilization- have shaped the legal, military, and historical understandings of the civilian and she documents how these discourses converge at particular junctures to demarcate the difference between civilian and combatant. Engaging with works on the law of war from the earliest thinkers in the Western tradition, including St. Thomas Aquinas and Christine de Pisan, to contemporary figures such as James Turner Johnson and Michael Walzer, Kinsella identifies the foundational ambiguities and inconsistencies in the principle of distinction, as well as the significant role played by Christian concepts of mercy and charity. She then turns to the definition and treatment of civilians in specific armed conflicts: the American Civil War and the U.S.-Indian Wars of the nineteenth century, and the civil wars of Guatemala and El Salvador in the 1980s. Finally, she analyzes the two modern treaties most influential for the principle of distinction: the 1949 IV Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Times of War and the 1977 Protocols Additional to the 1949 Conventions, which for the first time formally defined the civilian within international law. She shows how the experiences of the two world wars, but particularly World War II, and the Algerian war of independence affected these subsequent codifications of the laws of war. As recognition grows that compliance with the principle of distinction to limit violence against civilians depends on a firmer grasp of its legal, political, and historical evolution, The Image before the Weapon is a timely intervention in debates about how best to protect civilian populations.

Sonnet Sequences and Social Distinction in Renaissance England

Sonnet Sequences and Social Distinction in Renaissance England

  • Author: Christopher Warley
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521842549
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 240
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A study of the popularity of sonnet sequences in Renaissance England.

Pass With Distinction Physics by Topic

Pass With Distinction Physics by Topic

  • Author: Tan Kim Seng
  • Publisher: Shing Lee Publishers Pte Ltd
  • ISBN: 9812374582
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 184
  • View: 1948
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Pass with Distinction Physics (By Topic) is specially written for students who wish to score an excellent grade in their GCE O Level Physics examination. Based on the LATEST syllabus (5058), it contains many challenging questions that provide excellent revision material. These questions also help to reinforce students’ understanding of concepts and their ability to apply them. The multiple choice questions (MCQs) and structured questions (SQs) have been carefully categorised into 22 topics. Answers are provided for all questions, with detailed solutions for the SQs. Full solutions, explanations and comments are also included for the more challenging MCQs. The new trend and challenging questions are marked with ✪. It is hoped that every student will greatly benefit from the use of this book. We believe it will give students an edge and added confidence in their forthcoming examination.

Distinction

Distinction

English for Advanced Learners

  • Author: Mark Foley,Diane Hall
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780175563951
  • Category: English
  • Page: 192
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Career Distinction

Career Distinction

Stand Out by Building Your Brand

  • Author: William Arruda,Kirsten Dixson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118045060
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 224
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Praise for Career Distinction "Hands down, this book is the bible on branding for your career!" -- Susan Britton Whitcomb, author of Job Search Magic "As a professional resume writer and career coach, I have extolled the concept of personal branding for my clients for years. Now, for the first time ever, I have an outstanding resource to recommend--Career Distinction by William Arruda and Kirsten Dixson. This book details the concept of personal branding in a magnificent and easy-to-digest presentation that is a must-buy for every serious job seeker." -- Wendy S. Enelow, CCM, MRW, JCTC, CPRW Executive Director of the Career Masters Institute "Arruda and Dixson are widely respected in the global career coaching community as gurus who not only teach but live the personal branding model, and their expertise and passion show through on every page of this practical, indispensable book. I highly recommend it to all who want to distinguish themselves from the competition." -- L. Michelle Tullier, PhD, Vice President of Right Management and author of The Unofficial Guide to Landing a Job

Horses of Distinction

Horses of Distinction

Stars of the Pleasure Breeds with Exceptional Shine

  • Author: F. Lynghaug
  • Publisher: Horses of Distinction
  • ISBN: 9780977894703
  • Category: Horse breeds
  • Page: 80
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A New Old Damascus

A New Old Damascus

Authenticity and Distinction in Urban Syria

  • Author: Christa Salamandra
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253110411
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
  • View: 7736
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"[F]illed with rare encounters with Syria's oldest, most elite families. Critics of anthropology's taste for exoticism and marginality will savor this study of upper-class Damascus, a world that is urbane and cosmopolitan, yet in many ways as remote as the settings in which the best ethnography has traditionally been done.... [Written] with a nuanced appreciation of the cultural forms in question and how Damascenes themselves think, talk about, and create them." -- Andrew Shryock In contemporary urban Syria, debates about the representation, preservation, and restoration of the Old City of Damascus have become part of status competition and identity construction among the city's elite. In theme restaurants and nightclubs that play on images of Syrian tradition, in television programs, nostalgic literature, and visual art, and in the rhetoric of historic preservation groups, the idea of the Old City has become a commodity for the consumption of tourists and, most important, of new and old segments of the Syrian upper class. In this lively ethnographic study, Christa Salamandra argues that in deploying and debating such representations, Syrians dispute the past and criticize the present. Indiana Series in Middle East Studies -- Mark Tessler, general editor

Observations concerning the distinction of ranks in society

Observations concerning the distinction of ranks in society

  • Author: John Millar
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Master and servant
  • Page: 240
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We Must Preserve Our Distinction Or Die!

We Must Preserve Our Distinction Or Die!

  • Author: Nasir Hakim
  • Publisher: Elijah Muhammad Books
  • ISBN: 1884855695
  • Category:
  • Page: 86
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Muslims, followers of Elijah Muhammad, have been bombarded with a host of outward as well as inward attacks. Their distinction is their power, but in the land where breaching all elements of normalcy is the order of the day, racial integration, religious integration, social integration, cultural integration, political integration, and philosophical integration erode the very fabric of what makes the Nation of Islam unique and qualified for this time - OUR TIME! With the coming of God, as many scriptures of religion talks about, the original is making himself known again. This is being done through the words given to Elijah Muhammad from God Himself. Those internalizing these word and becoming doers instead of hearers only, are taking on a different distinction that those still in the mind of mankind. We Must Preserve Our Distinction or Die was written to address this argument.

A Distinction of Stories

A Distinction of Stories

The Medieval Unity of Chaucer's Fair Chain of Narratives for Canterbury

  • Author: Judson Boyce Allen,Theresa Anne Moritz
  • Publisher: Ohio State University Press
  • ISBN: 0814203108
  • Category: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature.
  • Page: 258
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