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Realisms of the Avant-Garde

Realisms of the Avant-Garde [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3110637537
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Realisms of the Avant-Garde by , Book Resume:

The historical avant-gardes defined themselves largely in terms of their relationship to various versions of realism. At first glance modernism primarily seems to take a counter-position against realism, yet a closer investigation reveals that these relations are more complex. This book is dedicated to the links between realism, modernism and the avant-garde in their international context from the late 19th century up to the present day.

On Critique

On Critique [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0745683533
Author: Luc Boltanski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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On Critique by Luc Boltanski Book Resume:

The relationship between sociology and social critique has haunted the discipline since its origins. Does critique divert sociology from its scientific project? Or is critique the ultimate goal of sociology, without which the latter would be a futile activity disconnected from the concerns of ordinary people? This issue has underpinned two divergent theoretical orientations that can be found in the discipline today: the critical sociology that was developed in its most elaborate form by Pierre Bourdieu, and the pragmatic sociology of critique developed by Luc Boltanski and his associates. In critical sociology, description in terms of power relations underscores the potency of mechanisms of oppression, the way the oppressed passively endure them, going so far in their alienation as to adopt the values that enslave them. Pragmatic sociology, by contrast, describes the actions of human beings who rebel but who are endowed with reason. It stresses their ability, in certain historical conditions, to rise up against their domination and construct new interpretations of reality in the service of critical activity. In this major new book Boltanski develops a framework that makes it possible to reconcile these seemingly antagonistic approaches - the one determinist and assigning the leading role to the enlightening science of the sociologist, the other concerned to stick as closely as possible to what people say and do. This labour of unification leads him to rework central notions such as practice, institution, critique and, finally, ‘social reality,' all with the aim of contributing to a contemporary renewal of practices of emancipation.

Beyond Given Knowledge

Beyond Given Knowledge [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3110567687
Author: Harri Veivo,Jean-Pierre Montier,Françoise Nicol,David Ayers,Benedikt Hjartarson,Sascha Bru
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Beyond Given Knowledge by Harri Veivo,Jean-Pierre Montier,Françoise Nicol,David Ayers,Benedikt Hjartarson,Sascha Bru Book Resume:

The effort to go beyond given knowledge in different domains – artistic, scientific, political, metaphysical – is a characteristic driving force in modernism and the avant-gardes. Since the late 19th century, artists and writers have frequently investigated their medium and its limits, pursued political and religious aims, and explored hitherto unknown physical, social and conceptual spaces, often in ways that combine these forms of critical inquiry into one and provoke further theoretical and methodological innovations. The fifth volume of the EAM series casts light on the history and actuality of investigations, quests and explorations in the European avant-garde and modernism from the late 19th century to the present day. The authors seek to answer questions such as: How have modernism and the avant-garde appropriated scientific knowledge, religious dogmas and social conventions, pursuing their investigation beyond the limits of given knowledge and conceptions? How have modernism and avant-garde created new conceptual models or representations where other discourses have allegedly failed? In what ways do practises of investigation, quest or exploration shape artistic work or the formal and thematic structures of artworks?

Créer une union locale de CFDT

Créer une union locale de CFDT [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2952461740
Author: Bernard Urlacher
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Créer une union locale de CFDT by Bernard Urlacher Book Resume:

Comment défendre les personnes licenciées qui n’ont aucune ressource à leur disposition ? Pour le comprendre, et le faire, en 1984, Bernard Urlacher recrée l’union locale de la CFDT de Clichy, ville où il enseigne le dessin technique et la technologie. En utilisant les notes prises au magnétophone pendant la première année, il raconte le travail syndical qu’il accomplit et les débuts de sa thèse sur le monde ouvrier. Il a été secrétaire de l’union locale pendant une quinzaine d’années. Une histoire de l’intérieur, différente de l’histoire officielle des syndicats.

Philosophy en noir

Philosophy en noir [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8024638533
Author: Miroslav Petříček
Publisher: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
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Philosophy en noir by Miroslav Petříček Book Resume:

Thought necessarily reflects the times. Following the tragedy of the Holocaust, this fact became ever more clear. And it may be the reason postwar philosophical texts are so difficult to understand, since they confront incomprehensibly traumatic experiences. In this first English-language translation of any of his books, Miroslav Petříček — one of the most influential and erudite Czech philosophers, and a student of Jan Patočka — argues that to exist in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond, Western philosophy has had to rewrite its tradition and its discourse, radically transforming itself. Should philosophy be capable of bearing witness to the time, Petříček contends, this metamorphosis in philosophy is necessary. Offering an original Central European perspective on postwar philosophical discourse that reflects upon the historical underpinnings of pop culture phenomena and complex philosophical schools — including Adorno, Agamben, Benjamin, Derrida, Husserl, Kracauer, and many others — Philosophy en noir is a record of this transformation

European Integration, Processes of Change and the National Experience

European Integration, Processes of Change and the National Experience [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137411252
Author: S. Börner,M. Eigmüller
Publisher: Springer
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European Integration, Processes of Change and the National Experience by S. Börner,M. Eigmüller Book Resume:

In order to better understand processes of European integration, this book offers a new perspective that compares past experiences of change to current transitional moments at the European level. It addresses key questions about European society, EU integration and social change to reveal the social construction of emergent polities and societies.

The Republic of Letters

The Republic of Letters [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0300240449
Author: Marc Fumaroli
Publisher: Yale University Press
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The Republic of Letters by Marc Fumaroli Book Resume:

A provocative exploration of intellectual exchange across four centuries of European history by the author of When the World Spoke French In this fascinating study, preeminent historian Marc Fumaroli reveals how an imagined “republic” of ideas and interchange fostered the Italian Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the French Revolution. He follows exchanges among Petrarch, Erasmus, Descartes, Montaigne, and others from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries, through revolutions in culture and society. Via revealing portraits and analysis, Fumaroli traces intellectual currents engaged with the core question of how to live a moral life—and argues that these men of letters provide an example of the exchange of knowledge and ideas that is worthy of emulation in our own time. Combining scholarship, wit, and reverence, this thought†‘provoking volume represents the culmination of a lifetime of scholarship.

Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong

Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781608192441
Author: Pierre Bayard
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong by Pierre Bayard Book Resume:

In his brilliant reinvestigation of the classic case of The Hound of the Baskervilles, Pierre Bayard uses the last thoughts of the murder victim as his key to unravel the mystery, leading the reader to the astonishing conclusion that Holmes-and, in fact, Arthur Conan Doyle-got things all wrong. Part intellectual entertainment, part love letter to crime novels, and part crime novel in itself, Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong turns one of our most beloved stories delightfully on its head.

Mysteries and Conspiracies

Mysteries and Conspiracies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0745683444
Author: Luc Boltanski
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Mysteries and Conspiracies by Luc Boltanski Book Resume:

The detective story, focused on inquiries, and in its wake the spy novel, built around conspiracies, developed as genres in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. During the same period, psychiatry was inventing paranoia, sociology was devising new forms of causality to explain the social lives of individuals and groups and political science was shifting the problematics of paranoia from the psychic to the social realm and seeking to explain historical events in terms of conspiracy theories. In each instance, social reality was cast into doubt. We owe the project of organizing and unifying this reality for a particular population and territory to the nation-state as it took shape at the end of the nineteenth century. Thus the figure of conspiracy became the focal point for suspicions concerning the exercise of power. Where does power really lie, and who actually holds it? The national authorities that are presumed to be responsible for it, or other agencies acting in the shadows - bankers, anarchists, secret societies, the ruling class? Questions of this kind provided the scaffolding for political ontologies that banked on a doubly distributed reality: an official but superficial reality and its opposite, a deeper, hidden, threatening reality that was unofficial but much more real. Crime fiction and spy fiction, paranoia and sociology - more or less concomitant inventions - had in common a new way of problematizing reality and of working through the contradictions inherit in it. The adventures of the conflict between these two realities - superficial versus real - provide the framework for this highly original book. Through an exploration of the work of the great masters of detective stories and spy novels - G.K. Chesterton, Arthur Conan Doyle, John Le Carré and Graham Greene among others - Boltanski shows that these works of fiction and imagination tell us something fundamental about the nature of modern societies and the modern state.

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and New Management Standards

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and New Management Standards [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319656759
Author: Iñaki Heras-Saizarbitoria
Publisher: Springer
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ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and New Management Standards by Iñaki Heras-Saizarbitoria Book Resume:

This book is a comprehensive reference on ISO management system standards and their implementation. The impacts that ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 have had on business performance are analyzed in depth, and up-to-date perspectives are offered on the integration of these and other management standards (e.g. SA8000, ISO/TS 16949). Detailed information is provided on the signaling value of different management standards and on the new ISO standards for management systems, such as ISO 50001 and ISO 45001, relating to energy management and occupational health and safety. The role of audits in ensuring compliance with the standards and achievement of objectives is also carefully considered. The volume examines avenues for further research and emerging challenges. In offering an integrated, holistic perspective on ISO management system standards, this book will have wide appeal for academics, public decision-makers, and practitioners in the field of quality and environmental management.

The New Spirit of Capitalism

The New Spirit of Capitalism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1786633272
Author: Luc Boltanski,Eve Chiapello
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The New Spirit of Capitalism by Luc Boltanski,Eve Chiapello Book Resume:

New edition of this major work examining the development of neoliberalism In this established classic, sociologists Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello get to the heart of contemporary capitalism. Delving deep into the latest management texts informing the thinking of employers, the authors trace the contours of a new spirit of capitalism. They argue that beginning in the mid-1970s, capitalism abandoned the hierarchical Fordist work structure and developed a new network-based form of organization founded on employee initiative and autonomy in the workplace—a putative freedom bought at the cost of material and psychological security. This was a spirit in tune with the libertarian and romantic currents of the period (as epitomized by dressed-down, cool capitalists such as Bill Gates and Ben and Jerry) and, as the authors argue, a more successful, pernicious, and subtle form of exploitation. In this new edition, the authors reflect on the reception of the book and the debates it has stimulated.

Contra Instrumentalism

Contra Instrumentalism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1496215923
Author: Lawrence Venuti
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
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Contra Instrumentalism by Lawrence Venuti Book Resume:

Contra Instrumentalism questions the long-accepted notion that translation reproduces or transfers an invariant contained in or caused by the source text. This "instrumental" model of translation has dominated translation theory and commentary for more than two millennia, and its influence can be seen today in elite and popular cultures, in academic institutions and in publishing, in scholarly monographs and in literary journalism, in the most rarefied theoretical discourses and in the most commonly used clichés. Contra Instrumentalism aims to end the dominance of instrumentalism by showing how it grossly oversimplifies translation practice and fosters an illusion of immediate access to source texts. Lawrence Venuti asserts that all translation is an interpretive act that necessarily entails ethical responsibilities and political commitments. Venuti argues that a hermeneutic model offers a more comprehensive and incisive understanding of translation that enables an appreciation of not only the creative and scholarly aspects of what a translator does but also the crucial role translation plays in the cultural and social institutions that shape human life.

Pasquale's Angel

Pasquale's Angel [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0575088370
Author: Paul McAuley
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Pasquale's Angel by Paul McAuley Book Resume:

Florence in the year 1518 is riven by scientific and sociological change caused b the wonderful devices of the Great Engineer, Leonardo da Vinci. Now he is old and lives as a recluse working behind the walls of his castle. The Raphaelites, artists and anti-technologists led by Raphael of Urbino, call for his excommunication. Pasquale di Cione fiesole, an apprentice painter witnesses an assassination attempt on Raphael at a Cathedral service. The weapon falls into his hands, and he is soon on the run from engineers and artists, desperate to prove his innocence.

In an Iron Glove

In an Iron Glove [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0776616137
Author: Claire Martin
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
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In an Iron Glove by Claire Martin Book Resume:

Claire Martin's autobiography was first published in two volumes in 1965 and 1966. Already a prize winning Quebec writer, the author generated a wave of controversy with this detailed account of a childhood subjected to cruelty and brutality. Her deeply moving portrayal drew acclaim from readers who saw aspects of their own childhood experiences mirrored in its pages; it also evoked resistance from traditionalists unsettled by its exposé of family, church, and convent school some decades before the Quiet Revolution. Written with the passion of one who has known harsh injustices, this memoir nevertheless reflects the steady focus and narrative skill of an seasoned writer. With a richly descriptive style and deft ironic touch, Claire Martin tells her own unforgettable story of a young person confronting and finally emerging from the oppressions of unrestrained malign authority.

»Truth« and Fiction

»Truth« and Fiction [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3839446503
Author: Peter Deutschmann,Jens Herlth,Alois Woldan
Publisher: transcript Verlag
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»Truth« and Fiction by Peter Deutschmann,Jens Herlth,Alois Woldan Book Resume:

Several of the most prolific and influential conspiracy theories originated in Eastern Europe. The efficacy of conspiracy narratives can be observed in recent developments in Poland or with regard to the wars waged in Eastern Ukraine and in former Yugoslavia. This volume analyses the history behind this widespread phenomenon as well as its relationship with representations of the present in Eastern European cultures and literatures.

The Spirit of Luc Boltanski

The Spirit of Luc Boltanski [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1783082976
Author: Simon Susen,Bryan S. Turner
Publisher: Anthem Press
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The Spirit of Luc Boltanski by Simon Susen,Bryan S. Turner Book Resume:

What is the relevance of Luc Boltanski’s ‘pragmatic sociology of critique’ to central issues in contemporary social and political analysis? In seeking to respond to this question, this book contains critical commentaries from prominent social theorists attempting to map out the influence and broad scope of Boltanski’s oeuvre.

Birdman

Birdman [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0802194494
Author: Mo Hayder
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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Birdman by Mo Hayder Book Resume:

A serial killer stalks the streets of London in this “top-notch debut thriller”—the first Jack Caffery novel from the acclaimed author of Gone (Kirkus Reviews). In his first case as lead investigator with London’s murder squad, Det. Inspector Jack Caffery is called on to investigate the murder of a young woman whose body has been discovered near the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, southeast London. Mutilated beyond recognition, the victim is soon joined by four others discovered in the same area—all female and all ritualistically murdered. And when the postmortem examination reveals a gruesome signature connecting the victims, Caffery realizes exactly what he’s dealing with—a dangerous serial killer. A finalist for the Edgar Award, Birdman explores the darkest reaches of the human mind and introduces a fascinating detective to the world of British crime fiction. “Treading the grisly path blazed by Thomas Harris in 1981 with Red Dragon, promising newcomer Hayder crafts a blood-curdlingly creepy debut thriller.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “A deftly plotted assault on the nerves . . . Birdman preys on the reader’s expectations expertly, and Hayder handles her story’s complicated time scheme with enviable assurance. Graphic, disturbing, splendidly readable.” —Kirkus Reviews

The New Literary Middlebrow

The New Literary Middlebrow [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 113740292X
Author: B. Driscoll
Publisher: Springer
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The New Literary Middlebrow by B. Driscoll Book Resume:

The middlebrow is a dominant cultural force in the twenty-first century. This book defines the new literary middlebrow through eight key features: middle class, feminized, reverential, commercial, emotional, recreational, earnest and mediated. Case studies include Oprah's Book Club, the Man Booker Prize and the Harry Potter phenomenon.

Crime Beat

Crime Beat [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780759515680
Author: Michael Connelly
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Crime Beat by Michael Connelly Book Resume:

From #1 bestseller Michael Connelly's first career as a prizewinning crime reporter--the gripping, true stories that inspired and informed his novels. Before he became a novelist, Michael Connelly was a crime reporter, covering the detectives who worked the homicide beat in Florida and Los Angeles. In vivid, hard-hitting articles, Connelly leads the reader past the yellow police tape as he follows the investigators, the victims, their families and friends--and, of course, the killers--to tell the real stories of murder and its aftermath. Connelly's firsthand observations would lend inspiration to his novels, from The Black Echo, which was drawn from a real-life bank heist, to Trunk Music, based on an unsolved case of a man found in the trunk of his Rolls Royce. And the vital details of his best-known characters, both heroes and villains, would be drawn from the cops and killers he reported on: from loner detective Harry Bosch to the manipulative serial killer the Poet. Stranger than fiction and every bit as gripping, these pieces show once again that Michael Connelly is not only a master of his craft, but also one of the great American writers in any form.