Negotiations of the »New World«

The Omnipresence of »Global« as a Political Phenomenon
Author: Sabine Selchow
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839428963
Category: Social Science
Page: 234
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»Global« is everywhere - recent years have seen a significant proliferation of the adjective »global« across discourses. But what do social actors actually do when using this term? Written from within the political studies and International Relations disciplines, and with a particular interest in the US, this book demonstrates that the widespread use of »global« is more than a linguistic curiosity. It constitutes a distinct political phenomenon of major importance: the negotiation and reproduction of the »new world«. As such, the analysis of the use of »global« provides fascinating insights into an influential and politically loaded aspect of contemporary imaginations of the world.

The Letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Author: Ralph L. Rusk
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231105309
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 518
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Moving deftly among literary and visual arts, as well as the modern critical canon, Christopher Prendergast's book explores the meaning and value of representation as both a philosophical challenge (What does it mean to create an image that "stands for" something absent?) and a political issue (Who has the right to represent whom?). The Triangle of Representation raises a range of theoretical, historical, and aesthetic questions, and offers subtle readings of such cultural critics as Raymond Williams, Paul de Man, Edward Said, Walter Benjamin, and Hélène Cixous, in addition to penetrating investigations of visual artists like Gros, Ingres, and Matisse and significant insights into Proust and the onus of translating him. Above all, Prendergast's work is a striking display of how a firm grounding in theory is essential for the exploration of art and literature.

God and the Afterlife

The Groundbreaking New Evidence for God and Near-Death Experience
Author: Jeffrey Long,Paul Perry
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062279564
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Based on the largest near-death experience study in history, involving 3,000 people from diverse backgrounds and religious traditions, including nonbelievers, God and the Afterlife presents startling evidence that a Supreme Being exists—and there is amazing consistency about what he is like. In his bestselling book Evidence of the Afterlife, Dr. Jeffrey Long showed us that there is a strong scientific case for life after death. Now, he goes further, revealing evidence that God is real. At the Near Death Experience Research Foundation, Dr. Long studied the stories of thousands of people who have journeyed to the afterlife. Though there are a wide variety of differences in how people experience NDEs—some see a bright light, others go through a tunnel, still others experience a review of their life—he discovered that many of the accounts shared a remarkably similar description of God; a Supreme Being who radiated love and grace. Expanding on his analysis begun in Evidence of the Afterlife, God and the Afterlife is the first intensive exploration of the people who have reported going to the frontier of heaven, met God, and have returned to share their journey. Groundbreaking and profound, it provides new insight into the human experience and expands our notions of mortality, offering possibility, hope, and comfort.

Sexuality and the Erotic in the Fiction of Joseph Conrad

Author: Jeremy Hawthorn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 144113509X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 190
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Awarded third place for� The Adam Gillon Book Award in Conrad Studies 2009 The book presents a sustained critique of the interlinked (and contradictory) views that� the fiction of Joseph Conrad is largely innocent of any interest in or concern with sexuality and the erotic, and that when Conrad does attempt to depict sexual desire or erotic excitement then this results in bad writing. Jeremy Hawthorn argues for a revision of the view that Conrad lacks� understanding of and interest in sexuality.� He argues that� the comprehensiveness of Conrad's vision does not exclude a concern with the sexual and the erotic, and that this concern is not with the sexual and the erotic as separate spheres of human life, but as elements dialectically related to those matters public and political that have always been recognized as central to Conrad's fictional achievement. The book will open Conrad's fiction to readings enriched by the insights of critics and theorists associated with Gender Studies and Post-colonialism.

The Lonely City

Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
Author: Olivia Laing
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250039576
Category: Art
Page: 336
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"You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a particular flavor to the loneliness that comes from living in a city, surrounded by thousands of strangers. The Lonely City is a roving cultural history of urban loneliness, centered on the ultimate city: Manhattan, that teeming island of gneiss, concrete, and glass. What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we're not intimately involved with another human being? How do we connect with other people, particularly if our sexuality or physical body is considered deviant or damaged? Does technology draw us closer together or trap us behind screens? Olivia Laing explores these questions by travelling deep into the work and lives of some of the century's most original artists, among them Andy Warhol, David Wojnarowicz, Edward Hopper, Henry Darger and Klaus Nomi. Part memoir, part biography, part dazzling work of cultural criticism, The Lonely City is not just a map, but a celebration of the state of loneliness. It's a voyage out to a strange and sometimes lovely island, adrift from the larger continent of human experience, but visited by many - millions, say - of souls"--

City of Pillars

Author: Dominic Peloso
Publisher: The Invisible College Press, LLC
ISBN: 1931468001
Category: Fiction
Page: 220
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An Old Testament Theology

Author: Bruce K. Waltke
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310863325
Category: Religion
Page: 1040
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The Old Testament is more than a religious history of the nation of Israel. It is more than a portrait gallery of heroes of the faith. It is even more than a theological and prophetic backdrop to the New Testament. Beyond these, the Old Testament is inspired revelation of the very nature, character, and works of God. As renowned Old Testament scholar Bruce Waltke writes in the preface of this book, the Old Testament’s every sentence is “fraught with theology, worthy of reflection.” This book is the result of decades of reflection informed by an extensive knowledge of the Hebrew language, the best of critical scholarship, a deep understanding of both the content and spirit of the Old Testament, and a thoroughly evangelical conviction. Taking a narrative, chronological approach to the text, Waltke employs rhetorical criticism to illuminate the theologies of the biblical narrators. Through careful study, he shows that the unifying theme of the Old Testament is the “breaking in of the kingdom of God.” This theme helps the reader better understand not only the Old Testament, but also the New Testament, the continuity of the entire Bible, and ultimately, God himself.

Blessed Trinity

Author: Vanessa Davis Griggs
Publisher: Dafina Books
ISBN: 0758217323
Category: Fiction
Page: 308
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Guarding a horrifying secret that could destroy her, Faith, along with her sisters, Hope and Charity, joins the Followers of Jesus Faith Worship Center in an attempt to find comfort, but instead discovers that prayer is the only way to unravel the mystery shadowing her family. Original.

A Year with Hafiz

Daily Contemplations
Author: Hafiz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101559268
Category: Poetry
Page: 448
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Daniel Ladinsky’s stunning interpretations of 365 soul-nurturing poems—one for each day of the year—by treasured Persian lyric poet Hafiz The poems of Hafiz are masterpieces of sacred poetry that nurture the heart, soul, and mind. With learned insight and a delicate hand, Daniel Ladinsky explores the many emotions addressed in these verses. His renderings, presented here in 365 poignant poems—including a section based on the translations of Hafiz by Ralph Waldo Emerson—capture the compelling wisdom of one of the most revered Sufi poets. Intimate and often spiritual, these poems are beautifully sensuous, playful, wacky, and profound, and provide guidance for everyday life, as well as deep wisdom to savor through a lifetime.

Learning to Fulfill the Needs of Your Self

It's an Inside Job!
Author: Faith H. Charles Ph D
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477162100
Category: Self-Help
Page: 231
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An interesting and valuable tool to assess the significance of a complex of psychosocial factors affecting the mental and physical health of us all. Its an innovative idea and deserves exposure. Eric Fine, MD Dr. Charles has an amazing ability to make a difficult concept easily understood. Justin Parr, MD She presents a natural and practical way to fulfill your needs and bring harmony to your life. Edward Pratowski, author of Writing for the Deep People


Author: Nicki Bennett,Ariel Tachna
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 1634774639
Category: Fiction
Page: 294
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When sword-for-hire Teodoro Ciéza de Vivar accepts a commission to “rescue” Lord Christian Blackwood from unsuitable influences, he doesn’t expect to land in an assassination plot—or to fall in love.

The Loony-bin Trip

Author: Kate Millett
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252068881
Category: Social Science
Page: 316
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"The Loony-Bin Tripis the powerful, staggeringly personal story of Kate Millett's struggle to regain control of her life after falling under an ascription of manic depression. Compulsively readable, Millett's journey into ""that other region"" traverses a fearful terrain of self-doubt, futility, and alienation.Beginning with the summer at her farm in Poughkeepsie, New York, when she decides to prove her sanity by going off the lithium prescribed to combat depression, Millett courses through a season of doubt about her own sanity And The loyalty of the people around her. Tormented by the fear that her own mind is ""too dangerous"" to be left to its own devices, haunted by recollections of two brief, involuntary commitments to mental hospitals--the first by a doctor who mockingly commented, ""Your only mistake was in trusting the people who brought you here""--she becomes increasingly terrified of being ""captured"" again. Millett's nightmares come true when she is forcibly confined to a mental hospital while traveling in Ireland.""I am telling you what happened to me,"" Kate Millett says, ""in the hope that it may help all those who have been or are about to be in the same boat."" Her story illuminates not only the personal but also the social conditions--the ""general superstition""--of mental illness. A new preface comments on recent movements for patients' rights and notes touchstone books that have begun to tread the still-taboo ground of psychiatric confinement."

The Ultimate

Your Self Revealed
Author: Marie S. Watts
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787207625
Category: Religion
Page: 91
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What is the Ultimate? At first glance the title to this book, The Ultimate, may seem to present a challenge, or it could appear presumptuous. However, the answer to the above question will disclose that neither of these attitudes is implied. The Ultimate is that glorious point in revelation where the long struggle for Spiritual understanding is ended, where ever-present perfection is realized to be the entirety of the Life, Soul, Being, and Body of the seeker. Of course this does not mean that all revelation has come to an end. Rather it is from this point that the Truth reveals Itself from within in ever-increasing Light and clarity. Here you stand in the Light as the Light; and the Light is Consciousness, YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS. In the Ultimate there is no dualism. Here there is conscious awareness that God is in the Universe as the Universe. God is recognized to be the Life, Mind, Soul, Substance, and Body of all that has existence. This infinite Self-containment includes YOU, your entire Life, Mind, Soul, Substance, Being, Body, and Experience.

Radicals for Capitalism

A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement
Author: Brian Doherty
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 0786731885
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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On Wall Street, in the culture of high tech, in American government: Libertarianism—the simple but radical idea that the only purpose of government is to protect its citizens and their property against direct violence and threat— has become an extremely influential strain of thought. But while many books talk about libertarian ideas, none until now has explored the history of this uniquely American movement—where and who it came from, how it evolved, and what impact it has had on our country. In this revelatory book, based on original research and interviews with more than 100 key sources, Brian Doherty traces the evolution of the movement through the unconventional life stories of its most influential leaders— Ludwig von Mises, F.A. Hayek, Ayn Rand, Murray Rothbard, and Milton Friedman—and through the personal battles, character flaws, love affairs, and historical events that altered its course. And by doing so, he provides a fascinating new perspective on American history—from the New Deal through the culture wars of the 1960s to today's most divisive political issues. Neither an exposé nor a political polemic, this entertaining historical narrative will enlighten anyone interested in American politics.