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Otherworldly Politics

Otherworldly Politics

The International Relations of Star Trek, Game of Thrones, and Battlestar Galactica

  • Author: Stephen Benedict Dyson
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421417162
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 176
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"To the extent that politics involves decision-making amidst an array of competing values, most of human interaction may be understood as political. For students of international relations and political science, it can be a daunting task to evaluate value propositions in debate and discussion of issues with equally compelling opposing sides. Fictions found in storybooks, on the stage, and on the silver screen, however, offer scenarios in which value propositions may be sorted out as low-stakes case studies. To help his students think critically about international relations and politics, Stephen Benedict Dyson has found that using the fictional realities of three different television and cable programs, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and Game of Thrones, so thoroughly engages his students in the classrooms that conversations frequently spill out into the hallways after class and onto Blackboard discussion groups. Students' strong grasp of these shows' events, themes, characters, and plot lines allow them to more easily understand the theory of international relations and politics and then translate that theory into contemporary political scenarios"--

Friendship in Politics

Friendship in Politics

Theorizing Amity in and between States

  • Author: Preston King,Graham M. Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317969677
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
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Previously published as a special issue of the Critical Review of Social and Political Philosophy, this volume throws light on the place of friendship in politics by connecting theoretical questions to empirical answers. Today, friendship and politics are most commonly viewed as distinct and mutually opposed concerns. Politics tends to be seen as general and impersonal, to do with power and hierarchy. Friendship, by contrast, is conceived as particular and intimate, relating to equality and fraternity. Ancient Greek and Roman thought tended to bring the two together, locating friendship as the moral foundation of the political. But is this view sound? Ought not Friendship to be dismissed by moderns as primitive, inefficient, nepotistic (Freud)? Or ought it to be promoted as a vital moral constraint on power and the consuming egotism of rulers (Plutarch and others)? The contributors seek to answer these questions, directly and indirectly, by supplying: analyses of the concept critical reconstructions of some crucial modern accounts (Kierkegaard, Arendt and Schmitt) concrete accounts of the actual play of friendship both within and between states.

Stranger Gods

Stranger Gods

Salman Rushdie's Other Worlds

  • Author: Roger Young Clark
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773521070
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 226
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A study of Salman Rushdie's seven published novels, with a special focus on his earliest, "Grimus", and his most provocative, "Midnight's Children", "Shame" and "The Satanic Verses". It shows how Rushdie employs cosmology, mythology and mysticism to structure otherworldly dramas.

The Politics of Star Trek

The Politics of Star Trek

Justice, War, and the Future

  • Author: George A. Gonzalez
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137546328
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 219
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The Star Trek franchise reflects, conveys, and comments upon the key philosophical tensions of the modern era. This book details the manner in which these tensions and controversies are manifested in Star Trek across its iterations, arguing that Star Trek offers an indispensable contribution to our understanding of politics in the modern era.

Conflict in JP's Politics

Conflict in JP's Politics

  • Author: Bhola Chatterji
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: India
  • Page: 396
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On the political philosophy of Jai Prakash Narain, 1902-1979, Indian statesman.

Toward socio-criticism

Toward socio-criticism

selected proceedings of the conference "Luso-Brazilian literatures, a socio-critical approach"

  • Author: Roberto Reis
  • Publisher: Univ of Arizona Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 236
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Richard Hooker and the politics of a Christian England

Richard Hooker and the politics of a Christian England

  • Author: Robert K. Faulkner
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 190
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Materializing democracy

Materializing democracy

toward a revitalized cultural politics

  • Author: Russ Castronovo
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 427
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Investigates the complex histories and conflicting desires that are generally concealed behind the term “democracy.”

The rhythms of Black folk

The rhythms of Black folk

race, religion, and pan-Africanism

  • Author: Jon Michael Spencer
  • Publisher: Africa World Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 206
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In this book, Jon Michael Spencer argues that African rhythm, particularly African rhythm in the New World, gives rise to the distinctive qualities of black cultures. These rhythms especially undergird and distinguish black music, dance and religion, each of which is a means by which Afro-peoples absorb these rhythms and concretize them in other aesthetic ways. Since black music has been the primary carrier of African rhythms (both black religion and dance are dependent on black music), Spencer contends that it is from black music that black people glean what he calls "rhythmic confidence", a phenomenon he describes as essentially equivalent to "soul". He explains how this rhythmic confidence is sometimes casual and calm and at other times explicit and insurgent, such as in rap music. Spencer's intent for reading the cultural history of Afro-peoples through this rhythmic lens is to clarify the cultural relationship people of African descent have to one another.

The pedagogical state

The pedagogical state

education and the politics of national culture in post-1980 Turkey

  • Author: Sam Kaplan
  • Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
  • ISBN: 9780804754323
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 254
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This ethnographic study of a local school system in Turkey illuminates the dynamic interplay between politics, society, and education.

Public Enemy #1

Public Enemy #1

  • Author: David L. Shabazz
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781893680012
  • Category: Black nationalism
  • Page: 120
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The Emergency of Black and the Emergence of Rap

The Emergency of Black and the Emergence of Rap

  • Author: Jon Michael Spencer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: African Americans
  • Page: 94
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Black Sacred Music

Black Sacred Music

A Journal of Theomusicology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: African Americans
  • Page: N.A
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Protestantism and Politics in Korea

Protestantism and Politics in Korea

  • Author: Chung-shin Park
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • ISBN: 9780295981499
  • Category: History
  • Page: 316
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This publication provides coverage of the law of checks and negotiable instruments, including: signature requirements; tranfer and negotiation; holders in due course; contract of the parties; liabilities and defences; overdrafts and regulation CC. (Also published as Volumes 7, 7a, 8, 8a of Banking Law.)

Necro citizenship

Necro citizenship

death, eroticism, and the public sphere in the nineteenth-century United States

  • Author: Russ Castronovo
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 351
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Argues that the category of death was a central part of the concept of citizenship in the nineteenth-century U.S., and that the particular form of that construction functioned to naturalize white males as ideal citizens.

Choice

Choice

A Classified Cumulation : Volumes 1-10, March 1964--February 1974

  • Author: Richard K. Gardner,Phyllis Grumm
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Best books
  • Page: N.A
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Radical Cosmopolitics

Radical Cosmopolitics

The Ethics and Politics of Democratic Universalism

  • Author: James D. Ingram
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231536410
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 352
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While supporting the cosmopolitan pursuit of a world that respects all rights and interests, James D. Ingram believes political theorists have, in their approach to this project, compromised its egalitarian and emancipatory principles. Focusing on recent debates without losing sight of cosmopolitanism's ancient and Enlightenment roots, Ingram confronts the philosophical difficulties of defending universal ideals and the implications for ethics and political theory. In morality as in politics, theorists have generally focused first on discovering universal values and second on their implementation. Ingram argues that only by prioritizing the development and articulation of universal values through political action in the fight for freedom and equality can theorists do justice to these efforts and cosmopolitanism's universal vocation. Only by proceeding from the local to the global, from the bottom up rather than from the top down, on the basis of political practice rather than moral ideals, can we salvage moral and political universalism. In this book, Ingram provides the clearest, most systematic account yet of this schematic reversal and its radical possibilities.

Otherworldly John Dryden

Otherworldly John Dryden

Occult Rhetoric in His Poems and Plays

  • Author: Professor Jack M Armistead
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1472424999
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 198
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Reminding readers of John Dryden’s persistent use of occult rhetoric, Jack M. Armistead argues that Dryden’s otherworldliness involves more than Christian apologetics, biblical typology, or intermittent borrowings from the supernatural materials in classical literature. Rather, it manifests throughout his career in occult materials drawn from many traditions, including but going well beyond the standard classical and Christian ones. As Armistead shows, Dryden’s practice of juxtaposing pre- and post-scientific treatments of such occult topics as alchemy, astrology, and demonology pervades many of his poems and plays. In its engagement with works such as The Indian Queen, Annus Mirabilis, All for Love, and Absalom and Achitophel, among many others, Otherworldly John Dryden not only enhances our understanding of Dryden’s works, but also tracks the writer’s attitudes about Providence and the ability of the poet to perceive a hidden design in earthly events.

The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States

The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States

  • Author: Derek H. Davis
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190208783
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 592
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Study of church and state in the United States is incredibly complex. Scholars working in this area have backgrounds in law, religious studies, history, theology, and politics, among other fields. Historically, they have focused on particular angles or dimensions of the church-state relationship, because the field is so vast. The results have mostly been monographs that focus only on narrow cross-sections of the field, and the few works that do aim to give larger perspectives are reference works of factual compendia, which offer little or no analysis. The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States fills this gap, presenting an extensive, multidimensional overview of the field. Twenty-one essays offer a scholarly look at the intricacies and past and current debates that frame the American system of church and state, within five main areas: history, law, theology/philosophy, politics, and sociology. These essays provide factual accounts, but also address issues, problems, debates, controversies, and, where appropriate, suggest resolutions. They also offer analysis of the range of interpretations of the subject offered by various American scholars. This Handbook is an invaluable resource for the study of church-state relations in the United States.

Augustine and Politics As Longing in the World

Augustine and Politics As Longing in the World

  • Author: John von Heyking
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • ISBN: 9780826263711
  • Category:
  • Page: 278
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Saint Augustine's political thought has usually been interpreted by modern readers as suggesting that politics is based on sin. In Augustine and Politics as Longing in the World, John von Heyking shows that Augustine actually considered political life a substantive good that fulfills a human longing for a kind of wholeness. Rather than showing Augustine as supporting the Christian church's domination of politics, von Heyking argues that he held a subtler view of the relationship between religion and politics, one that preserves the independence of political life. And while many see his politics as based on a natural-law ethic or on one in which authority is conferred by direct revelation, von Heyking shows how Augustine held to an understanding of political ethics that emphasizes practical wisdom and judgment in a mode that resembles Aristotle rather than Machiavelli.