Self-Transformations: Foucault, Ethics, and Normalized by Cressida J. Heyes

By Cressida J. Heyes

Heyes' monograph in feminist philosophy is at the connection among the assumption of "normalization"--which in line with Foucault is a style or strength of regulate that homogenizes a population--and the gendered physique. Drawing on Foucault and Wittgenstein, she argues that the foremost photo of the self--a photo that presupposes an "inner" middle of the self that's expressed, thoroughly or now not, by means of the outer body--obscures the relationship among modern discourses and practices of self-transformation and the forces of normalization. In different phrases, photographs of the self can carry us captive once they are being learn from the outer self--the body--rather than the internal self, and we will be able to exhibit our internal self through engaged on our outer physique to comply. Articulating this concept with a mixture of the theoretical and the sensible, she seems to be at case experiences regarding transgender humans, weightloss weight loss program, and plastic surgery. Her concluding chapters examine the tough factor of ways to tell apart non-normalizing practices of the self from normalizing ones, and makes feedback approximately how feminists may conceive of matters as embodied and enmeshed in strength family but additionally in a position to self-transformation.

The topic of normalization and its dating to sex/gender is an enormous one in feminist concept; Heyes' ebook is exclusive in her masterful use of Foucault; its readability, and its subtle mixture of the theoretical and the anecdotal. it is going to attract feminist philosophers and theorists.

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Scandal on Stage: European Theater as Moral Trial by Theodore Ziolkowski

By Theodore Ziolkowski

New performs and operas have frequently attempted to disillusioned the established order or disturb the assumptions of theatre audiences. but, as this examine explores, the reactions of the viewers or of the specialists are usually extra severe than the creators had envisaged, to incorporate outrage, riots, protests or censorship. Scandal on level seems at ten recognized theater scandals of the earlier centuries in Germany and France as signs of up to date social, political, moral, and aesthetic upheavals. The writers and composers involved, together with Schiller, Stravinsky, Strauss, Brecht and Weil, portrayed new inventive and ideological principles that got here into clash with the expectancies in their audiences. In a comparative viewpoint, Theodore Ziolkowski indicates how theatrical scandals mirror or problem cultural and moral assumptions and asks even if theatre can nonetheless be, as Schiller wrote, an ethical establishment: person who effectively makes its viewers imagine in a different way approximately social, political and moral questions.

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Our Cannibals, Ourselves by Priscilla L. Walton

By Priscilla L. Walton

Why does Western tradition stay occupied with and saturated by means of cannibalism? relocating from the assumption of the damaging different, Priscilla L. Walton's Our Cannibals, Ourselves indicates us how modern day cannibalism has been recaptured as within the vampire tale, resurrected into the human blood flow, and mutated into the idea of germs via AIDS, Ebola, and so on. whilst, it has elevated to surround the workings of whole monetary platforms (such as in "consumer cannnibalism"). _x000B__x000B_Our Cannibals, Ourselves is an interdisciplinary research of cannibalism in modern tradition. It demonstrates how what we take for present day traditional tradition is imaginatively and traditionally rooted in very robust methods of the stumble upon among our personal and assorted, usually "threatening," cultures from around the globe. Walton indicates that the taboo on cannibalism is seriously strengthened simply partially out of worry of cannibals themselves; as a substitute, cannibalism is evoked so as to use worry for different reasons, together with the sale of worry leisure. _x000B__x000B_Ranging from literature to renowned journalism, movie, tv, and discourses on disorder, Our Cannibals, Ourselves offers an all-encompassing, insightful meditation on what occurs to pop culture whilst it is going global.

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Moral Panics, Social Fears, and the Media: Historical by Siân Nicholas,Tom O'Malley

By Siân Nicholas,Tom O'Malley

The media have continually performed a primary position in setting up the best way rules movement via societies. yet what occurs while these rules are disruptive to common social family? Bringing jointly paintings through students in background, media and cultural stories and sociology, this assortment explores this position in additional intensity and with extra consciousness paid to the complexities in the back of traditional analyses.?Attention is paid to morality and law; empire and picture; the function of ladies; authoritarianism; wartime and fears of treachery; and fears of cultural contamination.

The ebook starts off with essays that contextualise the theoretical and historiographical problems with the connection among social fears, ethical panics and the media. the second one part offers case stories which illustrate the ways that the media has participated in, or been visible because the resource of, the production of threats to society. eventually, the 3rd part then exhibits how old study calls into query uncomplicated assumptions in regards to the dating among the media and social disruption.

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Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels: [Two by M. Keith Booker

By M. Keith Booker

At a time while picture novels have extended past their fan cults to develop into mainstream bestsellers and resources for Hollywood leisure, Encyclopedia of comedian Books and picture Novels serves as an exhaustive exploration of the genre's heritage, its landmark creators and creations, and its profound impact on American lifestyles and tradition.

Encyclopedia of comedian Books and photo Novels specializes in English-language comics—plus a small collection of influential eastern and ecu works on hand in English—with specific emphasis at the new photo novel layout that emerged within the Nineteen Seventies. Entries disguise influential comedian artists and writers corresponding to Will Eisner, Alan Moore, and supply Morrison, significant genres and topics, and particular characters, comedian ebook imprints, and landmark titles, together with the pulp noir 100 Bullets, the post-apocalyptic Y: The final Man, the revisionist superhero drama, Identity Crisis, and extra. Key franchises similar to Superman and Batman are the heart of a constellation of similar entries that come with photo novels and different imprints that includes an identical characters or material.

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Sport, Leisure and Culture in the Postmodern City (Heritage, by Peter Bramham,Stephen Wagg

By Peter Bramham,Stephen Wagg

The frequent thought of the 'postmodern urban' is often associated with the decline of conventional production industries and a corresponding wane of white working-class tradition. rather than those look versatile operating practices, a varied team, and a better emphasis on intake, relaxation, and tourism.

Illustrated by way of an interdisciplinary learn of Leeds, a customary postmodern urban, this quantity examines how such towns have reinvented themselves – commercially, politically and spatially – over the last twenty years. The paintings addresses concerns like cultural coverage, city-centre improvement, game, relaxation and id, and explores various city techniques when it comes to altering configuration of sophistication, gender and ethnicity within the postmodern city.

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Civic Engagement and Social Media: Political Participation by J. Uldam,A. Vestergaard

By J. Uldam,A. Vestergaard

The Occupy flow and the Arab Spring have introduced worldwide awareness to the opportunity of social media for empowering another way marginalized teams. This ebook addresses questions like what occurs after the instant of protest and worldwide visibility and even if social media may also support maintain civic engagement past protest.

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