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Technologies Of The Self

Author : Michel Foucault
ISBN : 0870235931
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume is a wonderful introduction to Foucault and a testimony to the deep humanity of the man himself.

Technologies Of The Self

Author : Margarita Rivera Ford
ISBN : OCLC:35146487
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Technologies Of The Ignatian Exercises

Author : Michael P. Dante
ISBN : OCLC:844356737
Genre : Desire
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The hermeneutical lens this dissertation will apply for exploring Ignatius's Spiritual Exercises will be Michel Foucault's concept of "technologies of the self." Foucault understands these technologies or spiritual practices as specific operations a person applies to his or her body, thoughts, soul, or spirit. The repeated practices of these technologies will transform the person's self to a desired state of happiness or perfection. The purpose of this dissertation is to explore three technologies operative within the Ignatian Exercises. By means of an inter-disciplinary analysis the technologies of solitude, silence, and schooling desires will be explored so as to discover how these technologies could transform the contemporary self into a self based on magnanimous apostolic service. The methodology employed will be a constructive-relational model as outlined by William Rogers. His method is inter-disciplinary The dissertation will use four broad investigative disciplines. The first investigative approach is the anthropological. Its aim is to examine how various technologies Ignatius used contributed to his religious experiences. Likewise, the anthropological approach will explore what conditions in the human personality enable such technologies in the Exercises to create the condition for the possibility of having similar religious experiences. Second, a cultural analysis will be done throughout the dissertation. This approach will identify several factors in the contemporary world that are potential inordinate attachments that retreatants may have when starting the Exercises. Identifying and understanding these contemporary inordinate attachments will help illuminate the ways the technologies in the Exercises provide a means of liberating the retreatant from them and potentially transforming him or her. Third, a textual analysis of the Spiritual Exercises will be interwoven throughout the dissertation. It will illuminate certain exercises more fully as to how these exercises relate to a particular technology. Lastly, a Christological approach will be used. The approach will discuss the encounter and experience the retreatant has with Christ in the Exercises. Hence, by using Rogers' constructive model, each of these investigative approaches can be appropriately employed for understanding how the technologies of solitude, silence, and schooling desire contribute to transforming the person's sense of self.

Digital Technologies Of The Self

Author : Yasmine Abbas
ISBN : 9781443815970
Genre : Social Science
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Inspired by the “technologies of the self” theorized by Michel Foucault in the early 1980s, this volume investigates how contemporary individuals fashion their identity/identities using digital technologies such as ambient intelligent devices, social networking platforms and online communities (Facebook, CouchSurfing and craigslist), online gaming (SilkRoad Online, Oblivion and World of Warcraft), podcasts, etc. With high-speed internet access, ubiquitous computing and generous storage capacity, the opportunities for staging and transforming the self/selves have become nearly limitless. This book explores how technologies contribute to the expression, (co-)construction and enactment of identities. It examines these issues from various perspectives as it brings together insights from different disciplines – design, discourse analysis, philosophy and sociology.

Technologies Of The Self

Author : Haris A. Durrani
ISBN : 9781942083191
Genre : Fiction
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“So true to mixed experience, it feels defiant.” –Sofia Samatar, winner of the World Fantasy Award In this timely and instantly notable fiction debut, Haris Durrani immerses readers in the life of a young American Muslim struggling to understand himself in the context of his family, classmates, and contemporary urban life. Engineering student Jihad, or “Joe” as he introduces himself in the confusing intersections of post 9/11 New York City, finds himself on a personal quest of possibly a spiritual nature, even if he isn’t sure that’s what it is – after all, it’s hard enough to keep halal in his Dominican-Pakistani-Muslim Washington Heights household. He’s surprised to find himself in the stories his Uncle Tomás tells of his own youth, stories in which Tomás fights both the devil and the weaknesses of the flesh – often at the same time. Culture, nation, religion, family, identity, race, and time battle for dominion over Jihad until he realizes he is facing the same demon his uncle claims to have defeated, and all Jihad has to fight with is himself. Durrani's stories, memoirs, and essays have appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, The University of Toronto Undergraduate Journal of Middle East Studies, The 2014 Campbellian Anthology, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and The Best Teen Writing of 2012, 2011, and 2010. He writes monthly for altMuslimah and has appeared regularly on John Hockenberry’s NPR show The Takeaway.

Subjectivity Truth

Author : Tina Besley
ISBN : 0820481955
Genre : Education
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This book focuses on Foucault’s later work and his (re)turn to ‘the hermeneutics of the subject’, exploring the implications of his thinking for education, pedagogy, and related disciplines. What and who is the subject of education and what are the forms of self-constitution? Chapters investigate Foucault’s notion of ‘the culture of self’ in relation to questions concerning truth (parrhesia or free speech) and subjectivity, especially with reference to the literary genres of confession and biography, and the contemporary political forms of individualization (governmentality).

Recommendation Systems As Technologies Of The Self Algorithmic Control And The Formation Of Music Taste

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The article brings to light the use of recommender systems as technologies of the self, complementing the observations in current literature regarding their employment as technologies of ‘soft’ power. User practices on the music recommendation website last.fm reveal that many users do not only utilize the website to receive guidance about music products but also to examine and transform an aspect of their self, i.e. their ‘music taste’. The capacity of assisting users in self-cultivation practices, however, is not unique to last.fm but stems from certain properties shared by all recommendation systems. Furthermore, unlike other oft-studied digital/web technologies of the self which facilitate ‘self-publishing’ vis-à-vis virtual companions in social media, recommender algorithms themselves can act as ‘intimate experts’, accompanying users in their self-care practices. Thus, recommendation systems can facilitate both algorithmic control and creative self-transformation, which calls for a theorization of this new cultural medium as a space of tension.

Von Der Natur Der Dinge

Author : Titus Lucretius Carus
ISBN : HARVARD:32044085209633
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Ber Das Gl Ck

Author : Epicurus (Philosoph, Griechenland)
ISBN : 3257241623
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War Trauma And Technologies Of The Self

Author : Marisa Renee Brandt
ISBN : 1303193310
Genre : Exposure therapy
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This dissertation research follows the development of Virtual Iraq, a virtual reality system designed to assist clinicians conducting a prolonged exposure therapy among military service members diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Research was conducted using a mixed methods approach, employing both textual analysis and multi-sited ethnography, following the system from the designers' computer screens to public demos to clinicians' offices. I argue that in remediating therapy through a VR system, Virtual Iraq not only impacts therapeutic practice, but also impacts cultural conceptions of therapy. The system's resemblance to video games has provided a justification for its development by suggesting that it will help to destigmatize therapy and thereby attract young male "digital generation" service members from the to seek mental health care for PTSD. However, it was not designed for play: rather, the system uses multimedia representations of war to enhance an empirically supported psychotherapy. The inventors had to negotiate competing concerns to design, research, and promote a tool clinicians will accept that also makes therapy look "cool" enough to garner popular support and military funding. Not actually a game, Virtual Iraq has been made to perform as game-like in order to create a cultural place for it as a tool for transforming the public image of therapy to conform to concepts of military masculinity--a performance sometimes at odds with medical legitimacy. The development of VR exposure therapy (VRET) is therefore a site wherein issues of medical legitimacy, militarized masculinity, and technological innovation are negotiated. As the first large-scale clinical trial of VRET began in April 2011, the project charts the development of a technological practice that may fundamentally change psychotherapy. As a biography of a technology in the making, this is the first major investigation of clinical VR from a cultural perspective, providing historical, ethnographic, and discursive insight into a young field that has the potential to affect how thousands of people receive mental health care, as well as the kind of care they expect.

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