The Theory Toolbox

Author: Jeffrey Thomas Nealon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742570495
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This text involves students in understanding and using the tools of critical social and literary theory from the first day of class. It is an ideal first introduction before students encounter more difficult readings from critical and postmodern perspectives. Nealon and Giroux describe key concepts and illuminate each with an engaging inquiry that asks students to consider deeper and deeper questions. Written in students' own idiom, and drawing its examples from the social world, literature, popular culture, and advertising, The Theory Toolbox offers students the language and opportunity to theorize. Updated throughout, the second edition of The Theory Toolbox includes a discussion of new media, as well as two new chapters on life and nature"--"This text involves students in understanding and using the "tools" of critical social and literary theory from the first day of class. It is an ideal first introduction before students encounter more difficult readings from critical and postmodern perspectives. Nealon and Giroux describe key concepts and illuminate each with an engaging inquiry that asks students to consider deeper and deeper questions. Written in students' own idiom, and drawing its examples from the social world, literature, popular culture, and advertising, The Theory Toolbox offers students the language and opportunity to theorize. Updated throughout, the second edition of The Theory Toolbox includes a discussion of new media, as well as two new chapters on life and nature"--

Cinematic Sociology

Author: Jean-Anne Sutherland
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412960460
Format: PDF, Docs
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Sociology Through Film uses feature films to teach central areas in sociology such as culture, race/ethnicity, social class, and gender/sexuality. By using Film to introduce the sociological imagination, students will 'experience' social context being studied, and reinforce critical thinking skills. An introductory chapter includes a discussion of the significance of film in modern society, a consideration of the ways that film both reflects and shapes social reality, an explanation of how sociologists analyze film, and coverage of sociological tools for 'reading' film as text. Films will provide an illustrative framework for understanding the social world, and therefore the films discussed will not go 'out of date'.

Die Nachricht ein Medium

Author: Vera Bühlmann
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3990436309
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What would it entail to reformulate the classical architectonic question under genuinely civic instead of natural conditions? The author sketches a concept of mediality as the element of symbolically constituted, distributed and discrete possibilities, engendered from the probabilistic mixture in which the open totality of what can be communicated is indexed.

Between Race and Reason

Author: Susan Searls Giroux
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804775117
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Inquiring into the future of the university, Susan Giroux finds a paradox at the heart of higher education in the post-civil rights era. Although we think of "post-civil rights" as representing a colorblind or race transcendent triumphalism in national political discourse, Giroux argues that our present is shaped by persistent "raceless" racism at home and permanent civilizational war abroad. She sees the university as a primary battleground in this ongoing struggle. As the heir to Enlightenment ideals of civic education, the university should be the institution for the production of an informed and reflective democratic citizenry responsible to and for the civic health of the polity, a privileged site committed to free and equal exchange in the interests of peaceful and democratic coexistence. And yet, says Giroux, historically and currently the university has failed and continues to fail in this role. Between Race and Reason engages the work of diverse intellectuals—Friedrich Nietzsche, W. E. B. Du Bois, Michel Foucault, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jacques Derrida and others—who challenge the university's past and present collusion with racism and violence. The book complements recent work done on the politics of higher education that has examined the consequences of university corporatization, militarization, and bureaucratic rationalization by focusing on the ways in which these elements of a broader neoliberal project are also racially prompted and promoted. At the same time, it undertakes to imagine how the university can be reconceived as a uniquely privileged site for critique in the interests of today's urgent imperatives for peace and justice.

German Open

Author: Gerard Hadders
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
ISBN:
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In the last two years the German art scene has experienced a tremendous growth unlike anything since the early 1980s -- owing to a revitalized Berlin and an ever-expanding cultural diversity. German Open captures this energy by giving an overview of more than 30 of the best young artists working in Germany today. The artists documented represent the entire spectrum of visual art, from installation to painting to video, and their work can no longer be viewed as a matter of scattered individual gestures, but must be examined in a group context. Among the artists included here are Franz Ackerman, Kai Althoff, Simone Bohm, Coisma von Bonin, Matti Braun, Olafur Eliasson, Stefan Hoderlein, Stefan Kern, Michel Majerus, Tobias Rehberger, Daniel Richter, Heidi Specker, Johannes Wohnseifer, and Joseph Zehrer.

Einf hrung in die Literaturtheorie

Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3476014347
Format: PDF, ePub
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Was ist Literatur? , fragt das mittlerweile legendäre Einleitungskapitel dieses Bandes. Pointiert und kritisch-souverän zugleich führt Eagleton an erste literaturtheoretische Fragen heran. Ebenso anschaulich erläutert der Autor in den weiteren Kapiteln die Grundlagen und Methoden der zentralen Ansätze der Literaturtheorie. Die 5. Auflage des erfolgreichen Buches enthält ein neues Vorwort Eagletons zur literaturtheoretischen Entwicklung der letzten 25 Jahre. Für die Annäherung an einen komplexen Stoff ohne Scheu und Verständnisschwierigkeiten.

Sherman Alexie in the classroom

Author: Heather E. Bruce
Publisher: Natl Council of Teachers
ISBN: 9780814144572
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Discusses ways to teach the works of award-winning Native American author Sherman Alexie, including his short story collection "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven," his film "Smoke Signals," and his novel "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian."