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Revolt, Revolution, Critique

Revolt, Revolution, Critique

The Paradox of Society

  • Author: Bulent Diken
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134005636
  • Category: History
  • Page: 216
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In contemporary society the idea of ‘revolution’ seems to have become obsolete. What is more untimely than the idea of revolution today? At the same time, however, the idea of radical change no longer refers to exceptional circumstances but has become normalized as part of daily life. Ours is a ‘culture’ of permanent revolution in which constant systemic disembedding demands a meta-stable subjectivity in continuous transformation. In this sense, the idea of revolution is painfully timely. This paradoxical coincidence, the simultaneous absence and presence of the desire for radical change in contemporary society, is the point of departure for the symptomatic reading this book offers. The book addresses the social, political and cultural significance of revolt and revolution in three dimensions. First, it analyzes revolt and revolution as ‘events’ which are of history but not reducible to it. Second, it elaborates on theories that grant revolt and revolution a central place in their structure. Thirdly, it discusses revolutionary or emancipatory theories that seek to participate in radical change. Further, since both revolt and revolution involve the critique of what exists, of actual reality, the implications of the intimate relationship between revolt, revolution and critique are explicated.

Abendländische Apokalyptik

Abendländische Apokalyptik

Kompendium zur Genealogie der Endzeit

  • Author: Veronika Wieser,Christian Zolles,Catherine Feik,Martin Zolles,Leopold Schlöndorff
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 305005798X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 766
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Die Autorinnen und Autoren untersuchen in ihren Beiträgen europäische Endzeit- und Untergangsvorstellungen von der Spätantike bis hinein ins 21. Jahrhundert, welche lange Zeit über in Anlehnung an die biblischen Apokalypsen und allen voran an die neutestamentliche Johannes-Offenbarung entstanden. Das Hauptaugenmerk liegt auf den dahinter auszumachenden sozialen Dynamiken und diskursiven und medialen Faktoren, die gerade auch in End-Setzungen grundlegende identitätsstiftende, einheits- und gemeinschaftsbildende Funktionen erkennen lassen. Der kulturwissenschaftlich ausgerichtete und unter diesem Blickwinkel ausführlich eingeleitete Band unterteilt sich in drei die Moderne und drei die Frühe Neuzeit und das Mittelalter behandelnde Abschnitte mit den Schwerpunkten: Allmachtsformen, Medienregulative, Denken der Kontingenz, typologische Schemata, Differenz und Gemeinsinn und Zeithorizonte.

Turkey's Kurds

Turkey's Kurds

A Theoretical Analysis of the PKK and Abdullah Ocalan

  • Author: Ali Kemal Özcan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134211309
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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The Kurdish Worker's Party (PKK) is examined here in this text on Kurdish nationalism. Incorporating recent field-based research results and newly translated material on Abdullah Ocalan, the PKK's long-time leader; it explores the nature and the organizational working of the party, from its growth in the late 1970s to its recent shrinkage. A variety of issues are addressed including: * the views and philosophy of Abdullah Ocalan * the successes and failures of the PKK in bringing about the Kurdish opposition in Turkey * the role of PKK's philosophy of recruitment, organizational diligence, use of arms and other contextual factors in Kurdish resistance * factors involved in the development of the nationalism of the Kurds in Turkey. The text also reappraises the Kurdish movement in Turkey and presents insights into the nature of Kurdish social structure, thinking, and the particularities of the Kurdish ethnic distinctness.

American Society

American Society

Toward a Theory of Societal Community

  • Author: Talcott Parsons,Giuseppe Sciortino
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317263766
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 537
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Never before published, American Society is the product of Talcott Parsons' last major theoretical project. Completed just a few weeks before his death, this is Parsons' promised 'general book on American society'. It offers a systematic presentation and revision of Parson's landmark theoretical positions on modernity and the possibility of objective sociological knowledge. Even after the passage of many years, American Society imparts a remarkably provocative interpretation of US society and a creative approach to social theory.

Die globale sexuelle Revolution

Die globale sexuelle Revolution

Zerstörung der Freiheit im Namen der Freiheit

  • Author: Gabriele Kuby
  • Publisher: Fe-Medienverlag
  • ISBN: 3863570790
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 456
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Die globale sexuelle Revolution, vorangetrieben von UN und EU, hat sich zunächst hinter dem Rücken der Öffentlichkeit in Politik, Institutionen und Ausbildungseinrichtungen eingeschlichen. Inzwischen ist daraus längst ein gewaltiges gesellschaftliches Umerziehungsprogramm geworden, welches die Voraussetzungen einer freiheitlichen Gesellschaft zerstört und zunehmend totalitäre Züge annimmt. In diesem Buch lesen Sie, was man heute nicht mehr sagen darf über • UN und EU als Betreiber der sexuellen Revolution • die große Umerziehung zum sexualisierten Gender-Menschen • die politische Vergewaltigung der Sprache • die Seuche der Pornografie • die Homosexuellen-Bewegung • Sex-Erziehung in Schule und Kindergarten • die schiefe Ebene zum Totalitarismus im neuen Gewand "Dass Gabriele Kuby den Mut hat, die Bedrohung unserer Freiheit durch eine antihumanistische Ideologie beim Namen zu nennen, bringt ihr möglicherweise Feindseligkeit, ja sogar Hetze ein. Sie hat stattdessen für ihre Aufklärungsarbeit unser aller Dank verdient. Möglichst viele Menschen sollten dieses Buch lesen, um aufmerksam zu werden, was auf sie zukommt, wenn sie sich nicht wehren". (Aus dem Geleitwort von Prof. Robert Spaemann)

Critique of Everyday Life

Critique of Everyday Life

  • Author: Henri Lefebvre
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 179
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The Critique of Everyday Life is perhaps the richest, most prescient work by one of the twentieth century's greatest philosophers. A historian and sociologist, Lefebvre developed his ideas over seven decades through intellectual confrontation with figures as diverse as Bergson, Breton, Sartre, Debord and Althusser. Written at the birth of postwar consumerism, though only now translated into English, the Critique is a book of enormous range and subtlety. Lefebvre takes as his starting point and guide the "trivial" details of quotidian experience: an experience colonized by the commodity, shadowed by inauthenticity, yet which remains the only source of resistance and change. Whether he is exploring the commercialization of sex or the disappearance of rural festivities, analyzing Hegel or Charlie Chaplin, Lefebvre always returns to the ubiquity of alienation, the necessity of revolt. This is an enduringly radical book, untimely today only in its intransigence and optimism. This third volume of the Critique of Everyday Life completes Lefebvre's monumental project. It seeks to shed light on changes inscribed within everyday life, and at the same time to reveal certain virtualities of the everyday, taking into account the crisis of modernity but also the decisive assertion of technological modernism.

The Library Journal Book Review

The Library Journal Book Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Books
  • Page: 934
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The Wealth Paradox

The Wealth Paradox

Economic Prosperity and the Hardening of Attitudes

  • Author: Frank Mols,Jolanda Jetten
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107079802
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 222
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The West is currently in the grip of a perfect storm: a lingering economic recession, a global refugee crisis, declining faith in multiculturalism, and the rise of populist anti-immigration parties. These developments seem to confirm the widely held view that hardship and poverty lead to social unrest and, more specifically, scapegoating of minorities. Yet in this provocative new book, Mols and Jetten present compelling evidence to show that prejudice and intergroup hostility can be equally prevalent in times of economic prosperity, and among more affluent sections of the population. Integrating theory and research from social psychology, political science, sociology, and history, the authors systematically investigate why positive factors such as gratification, economic prosperity, and success may also fuel negative attitudes and behaviours. The Wealth Paradox provides a timely and important re-evaluation of the role that economic forces play in shaping prejudice.

Revolution at the Gates

Revolution at the Gates

A Selection of Writings from February to October 1917

  • Author: Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9781859845462
  • Category: History
  • Page: 344
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Lenin's writings of 1917 are testament to a formidable political figure. They reveal his ability to grasp the significance of an extraordinary moment in history. Whatever the discussionthe forthcoming crisis of capitalism, the possibility of redeeming violence, the falsity of liberal toleranceSlavoj Zizek believes that Lenin's time has come again.

ITCC Review

ITCC Review

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Technical assistance
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New Society

New Society

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social sciences
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Books in Print

Books in Print

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: American literature
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts

Modern history abstracts, 1775-1914

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History, Modern
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Development and Social Change

Development and Social Change

A Global Perspective

  • Author: Philip McMichael
  • Publisher: Pine Forge Press
  • ISBN: 1412955920
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 347
  • View: 6207
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"Development and Social Change is a richly described and well written survey of change in the post-1950 period...The first edition was a practical and accessible contribution to the literature on social change. The fourth edition continues in this vein." -TEACHING SOCIOLOGY Explores development through historical narrative and examines the globalization/development paradox through in-depth case studies Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective, Fourth Edition, describes the dramatic acceleration of the global and political economy across three historical periods: colonialism, the development era, and the current era of globalization. Author Philip McMichael helps students make sense of a complex world in transition and explains how globalization became part of public discourse. Filled with case studies, this text makes the intricacies of globalization concrete, meaningful, and clear for students and moves them away from simple social evolutionary views, encouraging them to ponder social change, development, and global inequalities. The book challenges students to see themselves as global citizens whose consumption decisions have real implications. New to the Fourth Edition Links contemporary world issues such as slum proliferation, rebellion in Latin America, AIDS, the rise of China, and climate change to the long-term course of development as a global project Weaves a stronger ecological theme into the story and emphasizes gendered features of modernization, as well as the complexity of its progressive claims, urging students to think critically about the costs and benefits of development Reviews current trends and asks new questions about the future of international development Instructors Resources on CD are available to qualified instructors. Contact [email protected] or 1-800-818-7243 (6 am - 5 pm, PT) to request a copy. Intended Audience This text is an ideal core or supplementary text for a variety of undergraduate or beginning graduate courses such as Globalization, Social Development, and Social Change in departments of sociology, political science, and global studies.

The Social Movements Reader

The Social Movements Reader

Cases and Concepts

  • Author: Jeff Goodwin,James M. Jasper
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111872979X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 448
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Jeff Goodwin is Professor of Sociology at New York University. --

Choice

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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  • Category: Best books
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The Year of Dreaming Dangerously

The Year of Dreaming Dangerously

  • Author: Slavoj Zizek
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 1781680434
  • Category: History
  • Page: 142
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Call it the year of dreaming dangerously: 2011 caught the world off guard with a series of shattering events. While protesters in New York, Cairo, London, and Athens took to the streets in pursuit of emancipation, obscure destructive fantasies inspired the world’s racist populists in places as far apart as Hungary and Arizona, achieving a horrific consummation in the actions of mass murderer Anders Breivik. The subterranean work of dissatisfaction continues. Rage is building, and a new wave of revolts and disturbances will follow. Why? Because the events of 2011 augur a new political reality. These are limited, distorted—sometimes even perverted—fragments of a utopian future lying dormant in the present

The Writers directory 2005

The Writers directory 2005

  • Author: Miranda H. Ferrara
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781558625280
  • Category: Authors, American
  • Page: 2164
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Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

The humanities and social sciences

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Humanities
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