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Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction, 4th edition

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Rosemarie P Tong, "Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction, 4th edition"
English | ISBN: 0813348412 | 2014 | 440 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction, 4th edition
Feminist Thought is a clear, comprehensive, and incisive introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, from liberal feminism, radical feminism, and Marxist and socialist feminism to care-focused feminism, psychoanalytic feminism, women of color feminisms, and ecofeminism. The fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded. The chapter on multiculturalism was renamed Women of Color Feminisms and significantly updated, revised, and expanded by Tina Fernandes Botts of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. The revisions also include a new section on existentialism as it relates to postmodern feminism, and a new conclusion that contemplates third-wave feminism and the future directions of feminist theory. Learning tools such as the new end-of-chapter discussion questions, and the bibliography, organized by topics within chapters, make Feminist Thought an essential resource for students and thinkers who want to understand the theoretical origins and complexities of contemporary feminist debates.
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Kurt Vonnegut and the American Novel: A Postmodern Iconography (Continuum Literary Studies)

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Robert T., Jr. Tally, "Kurt Vonnegut and the American Novel: A Postmodern Iconography (Continuum Literary Studies)"
Publisher: Continuum | ISBN: 1441164456 | 2011 | PDF | 208 pages | 3.3 MB

Kurt Vonnegut and the American Novel: A Postmodern Iconography (Continuum Literary Studies)
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Loading the Silence: Australian Sound Art in the Post-Digital Age

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Loading the Silence: Australian Sound Art in the Post-Digital Age by Linda Ioanna Kouvaras
2013 | ISBN: 1409441563 | English | 277 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Loading the Silence: Australian Sound Art in the Post-Digital Age
The experimentalist phenomenon of 'noise' as constituting 'art' in much twentieth-century music (paradoxically) reached its zenith in Cage's ('silent' piece,) 4'33". But much post-1970s musical endeavour with an experimentalist telos, collectively known as 'sound art', has displayed a postmodern need to 'load' modernism's 'degree zero'. After contextualizing experimentalism from its inception in the early twentieth century, Dr Linda Kouvaras's explores the ways in which selected sound art works demonstrate creatively how sound is embedded within local, national, gendered and historical environments. Taking Australian music as its primary — but not sole — focus, the book not only covers discussions of technological advancement, but also engages with aesthetic standpoints, through numerous interviews, theoretical developments, analysis and cultural milieu for a contemporary Australian, and wider postmodern, context. Developing new methodologies for synergies between musicology and cultural studies, the book uncovers a new post-postmodern aesthetic trajectory, which Kouvaras locates as developing over the past two decades — the altermodern. Australian sound art is here put firmly on the map of international debates about contemporary music, providing a standard reference and valuable resource for practitioners in the artform, music critics, scholars and educators.
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Albert Schweitzer’s Ethical Vision A Sourcebook

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Albert Schweitzer's Ethical Vision A Sourcebook by Predrag Cicovacki
English | 2009-02-02 | ISBN: 0195377885, 0195377893 | PDF | 264 pages | 2 MB

Albert Schweitzer’s Ethical Vision A Sourcebook
The philosophy of Albert Schweitzer has proved widely influential in modern thinking, especially in the field of ethics. His leading ethical idea can be summarized in the phrase "reverence for life" – namely, that good consists in maintaining and perfecting life, and evil consists in destroying and obstructing life. For Schweitzer, all life is sacred. Ethics thus deals with human attitudes and behavior toward all living beings.

Unlike many moral philosophers, Schweitzer argues that knowledge of human nature does not provide a sufficient foundation for any adequate moral theory. That is why he bases his ethics on much broader foundations, articulated in his philosophy of civilization and the philosophy of religion. Schweitzer argues that the material aspect of our civilization has become far more important than its spiritual counterpart. Even organized religion has put itself in the service of politics and economy, thereby losing its vitality and moral authority.

Schweitzer's ethics of reverence for life, argues Predrag Cicovacki, offers a viable alternative at a time when traditional ethical theories are found inadequate. Schweitzer's robust and un-dogmatic idealism may offer the best antidote to the prevailing relativism and nihilism of the postmodern epoch. His ethical vision directs us toward a new way of building a more just and more peaceful world. Collecting sixteen of Schweitzer's most effective essays, this volume serves as a compelling introduction to this remarkable thinker and humanist.
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The Dissolution of Place: Architecture, Identity, and the Body

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The Dissolution of Place: Architecture, Identity, and the Body (Ashgate Studies in Architecture) by Shelton Waldrep
2013 | ISBN: 1409417689 | English | 228 pages | PDF | 6 MB

The Dissolution of Place: Architecture, Identity, and the Body
Postmodern architecture – with its return to ornamentality, historical quotation, and low-culture kitsch – has long been seen as a critical and popular anodyne to the worst aspects of modernist architecture: glass boxes built in urban locales as so many interchangeable, generic anti-architectural cubes and slabs. This book extends this debate beyond the modernist/postmodernist rivalry to situate postmodernism as an already superseded concept that has been upended by deconstructionist and virtual architecture as well as the continued turn toward the use of theming in much new public and corporate space. It investigates architecture on the margins of postmodernism – those places where both architecture and postmodernism begin to break down and to reveal new forms and new relationships. The book examines in detail not only a wide range of architectural phenomena such as theme parks, casinos, specific modernist and postmodernist buildings, but also interrogates architecture in relation to identity, specifically Native American and gay male identities, as they are reflected in new notions of the built environment. In dealing specifically with the intersection between postmodern architecture and virtual and filmic definitions of space, as well as with theming, and gender and racial identities, this book provides provides ground-breaking insights not only into postmodern architecture, but into spatial thinking in general.
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The Dissolution of Place: Architecture, Identity, and the Body

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The Dissolution of Place: Architecture, Identity, and the Body (Ashgate Studies in Architecture) by Shelton Waldrep
2013 | ISBN: 1409417689 | English | 228 pages | PDF | 6 MB

The Dissolution of Place: Architecture, Identity, and the Body
Postmodern architecture – with its return to ornamentality, historical quotation, and low-culture kitsch – has long been seen as a critical and popular anodyne to the worst aspects of modernist architecture: glass boxes built in urban locales as so many interchangeable, generic anti-architectural cubes and slabs. This book extends this debate beyond the modernist/postmodernist rivalry to situate postmodernism as an already superseded concept that has been upended by deconstructionist and virtual architecture as well as the continued turn toward the use of theming in much new public and corporate space. It investigates architecture on the margins of postmodernism – those places where both architecture and postmodernism begin to break down and to reveal new forms and new relationships. The book examines in detail not only a wide range of architectural phenomena such as theme parks, casinos, specific modernist and postmodernist buildings, but also interrogates architecture in relation to identity, specifically Native American and gay male identities, as they are reflected in new notions of the built environment. In dealing specifically with the intersection between postmodern architecture and virtual and filmic definitions of space, as well as with theming, and gender and racial identities, this book provides provides ground-breaking insights not only into postmodern architecture, but into spatial thinking in general.
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The Other Renaissance: Italian Humanism between Hegel and Heidegger

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The Other Renaissance: Italian Humanism between Hegel and Heidegger by Rocco Rubini
English | December 22, 2014 | ISBN: 022618613X | 408 Pages | EPUB/MOBI/AZW3/PDF (Converted) | 6 MB
A natural heir of the Renaissance and once tightly conjoined to its study, continental philosophy broke from Renaissance studies around the time of World War II. In The Other Renaissance, Rocco Rubini achieves what many have attempted to do since: bring them back together.

The Other Renaissance: Italian Humanism between Hegel and Heidegger
Telling the story of modern Italian philosophy through the lens of Renaissance scholarship, he recovers a strand of philosophic history that sought to reactivate the humanist ideals of the Renaissance, even as philosophy elsewhere progressed toward decidedly antihumanist sentiments.

Bookended by Giambattista Vico and Antonio Gramsci, this strand of Renaissance-influenced philosophy rose in reaction to the major revolutions of the time in Italy, such as national unity, fascism, and democracy. Exploring the ways its thinkers critically assimilated the thought of their northern counterparts, Rubini uncovers new possibilities in our intellectual history: that antihumanism could have been forestalled, and that our postmodern condition could have been entirely different. In doing so, he offers an important new way of thinking about the origins of modernity, one that renews a trust in human dignity and the Western legacy as a whole.
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Painting with Pastels: Easy Techniques to Master the Medium

Painting with Pastels: Easy Techniques to Master the Medium by Maggie Price
2007 | ISBN: 1581808194 | English | 128 pages | EPUB | 16.15 MB
Come enjoy the art of pastel painting with beloved workshop instructor Maggie Price. In this step-by-step guide, she teaches you everything you need to know to make the most of this accessible art form. From selecting the right materials to learning the fundamentals of composition, Maggie starts with the basics and progresses to 21 complete pastel demonstrations that detail specific painting techniques and effects.

You'll learn how to:

Create depth and movement with color
Paint using a range of strokes
Blend colors to create luminous skies, reflections and more
Underpaint to achieve brilliant light and deep shadows
Mix pastels with watercolor and gouache to create fluid effects
Create new compositions from photographs

In addition to step-by-step guidance, you'll be inspired by the work of ten nationally renowned pastel artists. Their contributions to this book illustrate the limitless possibilities of pastel painting and offer additional insight for working with this versatile medium. Maggie also includes dozens of helpful sidebars to help you save time, avoid mistakes and work more efficiently.
With its blend of visual instruction, thorough guidance and breathtaking artwork, this is the only guide you need to experience the joy and satisfaction of painting with pastels.

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