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A Society Fit for Human Beings
A Society Fit for Human Beings (October 1997)
E. M. Adams - Author

Argues for a humanistic cultural reformation to counter our materialistic values and science-dominated intellectual life and shows how this would affect our lives and transform our society.

"This is a work of much wisdom. One can rarely read a book and then say that, if we would only follow this author's advice, the world might be saved. I had that experience in reading Adams's book. I know of no book of this scope that ...(Read More)
The Social Studies Curriculum
The Social Studies Curriculum (July 1997)
Purposes, Problems, and Possibilities
E. Wayne Ross - Editor

Presents a substantive overview of the issues faced in social studies curriculum design, development, and implementation, with an emphasis on diversity of purposes and forms of knowledge within social studies as a school subject.

This book offers contemporary perspectives on some of the most enduring problems facing social studies educators. The contributors systematically investigate a broad range of issues affecting th...(Read More)
Cross-Addressing (July 1996)
Resistance Literature and Cultural Borders
John C. Hawley - Editor

Using a "cultural studies" approach to the question of what constitutes literary study at the end of the twentieth century, the contributors address identity politics in specific cultural instances.

The sixteen original essays by scholars from around the world examine concerns common to writers who experience marginalization based upon their inescapable identification with two or more cultures. From Australian aboriginal and Maori, to ...(Read More)
Obscenity, Anarchy, Reality
Obscenity, Anarchy, Reality (July 1996)
Crispin Sartwell - Author

Examines the consequences of utter affirmations of our world as it is, exploring the themes of transgressive sexuality, political anarchism, addiction, death, and embodiment.

"Sartwell invokes and comments in detail on selected texts of Emerson, Nietzsche, Havel, various anarchists, and Oglala Sioux. His book has made me examine more closely the relationship between my own philosophical concerns and the way I live my lif...(Read More)
Zones of Contention
Zones of Contention (July 1996)
Essays on Art, Institutions, Gender, and Anxiety
Carol Becker - Author

Addresses the questions: What might be the role of the artist in the 21st century? How essential is art to the psychic and political well-being of American society?
This collection of essays by cultural critic Carol Becker plumbs particular areas of controversy to understand what information these "zones of contention" might yield about the multifarious culture wars taking place within American society today.
In the process she addre...(Read More)
Postmodernism - Local Effects, Global Flows
Postmodernism - Local Effects, Global Flows (July 1996)
Vincent B. Leitch - Author

Offers readable case studies in postmodern economics, philosophy, literary criticism, feminism, pedagogy, poetry, painting, historiography, and cultural studies, showing disorganization as characteristic of postmodern times.

"In earlier books on deconstruction, cultural criticism, and other recent movements, Vincent B. Leitch established himself as an intrepid reporter from the darkest and most impenetrable regio...(Read More)
Lacan, Politics, Aesthetics
Lacan, Politics, Aesthetics (January 1996)
Willy Apollon - Editor
Richard Feldstein - Editor

This is an anthology of psychoanalytic criticism applied to the wider field of cultural studies including class, gender, representation, ideology, and law.

"What I like most about this book is its demonstration of the importance and breadth of Lacan's thought. These papers take up Lacan's invitation to engage his texts as he did Freud's, not out of passive discipleship but out of a shared conviction of the consequences o...(Read More)
Fire and Roses
Fire and Roses (November 1995)
Postmodernity and the Thought of the Body
Carl A. Raschke - Author

Interprets postmodernity in relation to the body--the "somatological a priori," and applies current critical theory to issues of gender, popular culture fashion, and magic, as well as the Western philosophical/theological tradition.

Covering a wealth of authors and literature from Baudrillard to Foucault, from Freud to Lacan, from Plato to Heidegger, from the study of women's fashion to Girardian perspective...(Read More)
Violence and Mediation in Contemporary Culture
Violence and Mediation in Contemporary Culture (November 1995)
Ronald Bogue - Editor
Marcel Cornis-Pope - Editor

This collection of essays addresses two major issues of contemporary culture: the problem of violence in relation to notions of "difference" and power; and the role of mediation in making possible non-conflictive play of cultural differences.

Two major issues in contemporary culture are explored in this book: the problem of violence in relation to the much-debated notions of difference, representation, and power; and the...(Read More)
Fear, Truth, Writing
Fear, Truth, Writing (October 1995)
From Paper Village to Electronic Community
Alison Leigh Brown - Author

This book describes and examines the fear of exposure one faces when creating for cultural consumption. Examining the work of Cixous, Foucault, Irigaray, Spinoza, Hegel, Hakim Bey, Heidegger, Kathy Acker, Derrida, and Kierkegaard, the author finds spaces where fear and anxiety give way to connection and community.
"The book will both inspire further investigation into questions of identity, gender, 'anarchy', and new ways of formulating these q...(Read More)
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