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Decoding Chomsky

Decoding Chomsky

Science and Revolutionary Politics

  • Author: Chris Knight
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300222157
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 256
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A fresh and fascinating look at the philosophies, politics, and intellectual legacy of one of the twentieth century’s most influential and controversial minds Occupying a pivotal position in postwar thought, Noam Chomsky is both the founder of modern linguistics and the world’s most prominent political dissident. Chris Knight adopts an anthropologist’s perspective on the twin output of this intellectual giant, acclaimed as much for his denunciations of US foreign policy as for his theories about language and mind. Knight explores the social and institutional context of Chomsky’s thinking, showing how the tension between military funding and his role as linchpin of the political left pressured him to establish a disconnect between science on the one hand and politics on the other, deepening a split between mind and body characteristic of Western philosophy since the Enlightenment. Provocative, fearless, and engaging, this remarkable study explains the enigma of one of the greatest intellectuals of our time.

Revolutionary Keywords for a New Left

Revolutionary Keywords for a New Left

  • Author: Ian Parker
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN: 1785356437
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 312
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Revolutionary Keywords for a New Left comprises short essays on fifty revolutionary keywords, each word being put to work on a contemporary political issue. With keywords ranging from academicisation to neoliberalism, from postcolonial to Zionism and with subjects including, Badiou, North Korea, sexual violence and Žižek, the book concludes with an essay mapping the development of progressive keywords before our century of revolution, which began in 1917, keywords that emerged in the fifty years of struggle between 1917 and 1967, and revolutionary keywords for the new left today.

Surveillance Valley

Surveillance Valley

The Secret Military History of the Internet

  • Author: Yasha Levine
  • Publisher: Icon Books
  • ISBN: 1785785052
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 384
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Featured as a Guardian Long Read in December 2018 EVERYTHING WE HAVE BEEN TOLD ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC NATURE OF THE INTERNET IS A MARKETING PLOY. As the Cambridge Analytica scandal has shown, private corporations consider it their right to use our data (and by extension, us) which ever way they see fit. Tempted by their appealing organisational and diagnostic tools, we have allowed private internet corporations access to the most intimate corners of our lives. But the internet was developed, from the outset, as a weapon. Looking at the hidden origins of many internet corporations and platforms, Levine shows that this is a function, not a bug of the online experience. Conceived as a surveillance tool by ARPA to control insurgents in the Vietnam War, the internet is now essential to our lives. This book investigates the troubling and unavoidable truth of its history and the unfathomable power of the corporations who now more or less own it. Without this book, your picture of contemporary society will be missing an essential piece of the puzzle.

Human Origins

Human Origins

Contributions from Social Anthropology

  • Author: Camilla Power,Morna Finnegan,Hilary Callan
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1785333798
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 364
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Human Origins brings together new thinking by social anthropologists and other scholars on the evolution of human culture and society. No other discipline has more relevant expertise to consider the emergence of humans as the symbolic species. Yet, social anthropologists have been conspicuously absent from debates about the origins of modern humans. These contributions explore why that is, and how social anthropology can shed light on early kinship and economic relations, gender politics, ritual, cosmology, ethnobiology, medicine, and the evolution of language.

Four Words for Friend

Four Words for Friend

Why Using More Than One Language Matters Now More Than Ever

  • Author: Marek Kohn
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300245149
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 288
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A compelling argument about the importance of using more than one language in today’s world In a world that has English as its global language and rapidly advancing translation technology, it’s easy to assume that the need to use more than one language will diminish—but Marek Kohn argues that plural language use is more important than ever. In a divided world, it helps us to understand ourselves and others better, to live together better, and to make the most of our various cultures. Kohn, whom the Guardian has called “one of the best science writers we have,” brings together perspectives from psychology, evolutionary thought, politics, literature, and everyday experience. He explores how people acquire languages; how they lose them; how they can regain them; how different languages may affect people’s perceptions, their senses of self, and their relationships with each other; and how to resolve the fundamental contradiction of languages, that they exist as much to prevent communication as to make it happen.

Responsibility of Intellectuals

Responsibility of Intellectuals

Reflections by Noam Chomsky and Others After 50 Years

  • Author: Nicholas Allott,Chris Knight,Neil Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781787355521
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 142
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With the publication of "The Responsibility of Intellectuals," Noam Chomsky burst onto the US political scene as a leading critic of the war in Vietnam. Privilege, he argues, brings with it the responsibility to tell the truth and expose lies, but our intellectual culture only pays lip service to this ideal. The essay has been described as the "single most influential piece of anti-war literature" of the Vietnam war period. Since then, Chomsky has continued to equip a growing international audience with the facts and arguments needed to understand--and change--our world. According to the New York Times, Chomsky "may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet today." This book revisits "The Responsibility of Intellectuals" half a century later. It includes six new essays written to celebrate Chomsky's famous intervention and explore its relevance in today's world. Nicholas Allott, Chris Knight, Milan Rai, and Neil Smith have studied and written about Chomsky's thought for many years, while Craig Murray and Jackie Walker describe the personal price they have paid for speaking out. The book concludes with Chomsky's recollections of the background to the original publication of his essay, followed by extensive commentary from him on its fiftieth anniversary.

Communication Revolution

Communication Revolution

Critical Junctures and the Future of Media

  • Author: Robert Waterman McChesney
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 301
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A provocative critique of media studies by the author of the award-winning Rich Media, Poor Democracy is a historical analysis that evaluates the communication revolution currently influencing twenty-first-century life, arguing that media scholarship has become increasingly irrelevant and requires new perspectives on the role and understanding of communication studies.

South America, Central America and the Caribbean

South America, Central America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Routledge
  • Publisher: Europa Publications
  • ISBN: 9781857433920
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1076
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This volume contains a collection of statistics, surveys and essays on the region and includes contributions from acknowledged authorities who examine topics of regional importance. It includes individual chapters on each country and territory.

Library Journal

Library Journal

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Libraries
  • Page: N.A
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Designing & delivering cost-effective training

Designing & delivering cost-effective training

  • Author: Jack Gordon,Ron Zemke
  • Publisher: Lakewoods Pubns
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 782
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