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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

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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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.

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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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.

Powers of Distinction

Powers of Distinction

On Religion and Modernity

  • Author: Nancy Levene
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022650767X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 304
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In this major new work, philosopher of religion Nancy Levene examines the elemental character of religion and modernity. Deep in their operating systems, she argues, are dualisms of opposition and identity that cannot be reconciled with the forms of life they ostensibly support. These dualisms are dead ends, but they conceal a richer position—another kind of dualism constitutive of mutual relation. This dualism is difficult to distinguish and its concept of relation difficult to commit to. It risks contention and even violence. But it is also the indispensable support for modernity’s most innovative ideals: democracy, criticism, and interpretation. In readings from Abraham to the present, Levene recovers this richer dualism in its difference from the alternatives—other dualisms, nondualism, multiplication. From Abraham we get the biblical call to give up tribal belonging for a promised land of covenantal relation. Yet modernity, inclusive of this call, is also the principle that critiques the promise when it divides self from other, us from them. Drawing on a long tradition of thinkers and scholars even as she breaks new ground, Levene offers here nothing less than a new way of understanding modernity as an ethical claim about our world, a philosophy of the powers of distinction to include rather than to divide.

Rethinking Social Distinction

Rethinking Social Distinction

  • Author: J. Daloz
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137316411
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 252
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The analysis of social distinction cannot indefinitely remain confined to logics of reasoning that are markedly ethnocentric. Rather than just applying the consecrated schemes of Veblen or Bourdieu, Daloz provides new foundations in this book for understanding 21st Century Dubai, China, Russia and settings of the past.

Svatantrika-Prasangika Distinction

Svatantrika-Prasangika Distinction

What Difference Does a Difference Make?

  • Author: Georges B.J. Dreyfus,L. Sara McClintock
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0861717759
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 416
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Madhyamaka, or "Middle Way," philosophy came to Tibet from India and became the basis of all of Tibetan Buddhism. The Tibetans, however, differentiated two streams of Madhyamaka philosophy--Svatantrika and Prasangika. In this collection, leading scholars in the field address the distinction on various levels, including the philosophical import for both Indian and Tibetan Madhyamaka and the historical development of the distinction itself.

A Continental Distinction in the Common Law

A Continental Distinction in the Common Law

A Historical and Comparative Perspective on English Public Law

  • Author: J. W. F. Allison
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 019829865X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 278
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This book is the first comprehensive historical and comparative analysis of the emergence of English Public law as a distinct branch of law to govern the state. It explains persistent problems and considers potential reforms by contrasting the development of the innovative and influential French system of public law. It attributes the relative inadequacies of English public law to differences between the English and French legal and political traditions.