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The Body Electric

Author : Carolyn Thomas de la Pena
ISBN : 9780814719831
Genre : History
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This collection introduces and develops Lacanian thought concerning the relations among language, subjectivity, and society. Lacanian Theory of Discourse provides an account of how language both interacts with and constitutes structures of subjectivity, producing specific attitudes and behaviors as well as significant social effects.

The Body Electric

Author : Carolyn Thomas de la Pena
ISBN : OCLC:615140328
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Zur Ck In Die Zukunft

Author : Klaus Freitag
ISBN : 9783862198887
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Im vorliegenden Tagungsband wird „Zukunft“ nicht als anthropologische Konstante, sondern vielmehr als eine mit dem soziokulturellen Umfeld eng verknüpfte, dynamische Denkweise verstanden. Folglich liegt der Fokus der Beiträge nicht allein auf der Frage, ob und wie Wissenschaften und Gesellschaften mit Zukunftskonzepten und Zukunftsvorstellungen umgegangen sind, sondern auch darauf, die unterschiedlichen Schnittstellen ausfindig zu machen, die „Zukunft“ als Denkkategorie mit Gesellschaft und Wissenschaft verbinden.

Through The Healing Glass

Author : John Stanislav Sadar
ISBN : 9781317562610
Genre : Architecture
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In the mid-1920s a physiologist, a glass chemist, and a zoo embarked on a project which promised to turn buildings into medical instruments. The advanced chemistry of "Vita" Glass mobilised theories of light and medicine, health practices and glassmaking technology to compress an entire epoch’s hopes for a healthy life into a glass sheet – yet it did so invisibly. To communicate its advantage, Pilkington Bros. spared no expense as they launched the most costly and sophisticated marketing campaign in their history. Engineering need for "Vita" Glass employed leading-edge market research, evocative photography and vanguard techniques of advertising psychology, accompanied by the claim: "Let in the Health Rays of Daylight Permanently through "Vita" Glass Windows." This is the story of how, despite the best efforts of two glass companies, the leading marketing firm of the day, and the opinions of leading medical minds, "Vita" Glass failed. However, it epitomised an age of lightness and airiness, sleeping porches, flat roofs and ribbon windows. Moreover, through its remarkable print advertising, it strove to shape the ideal relationship between our buildings and our bodies.

Die Maschine Steht Still

Author : E. M. Forster
ISBN : 9783455814040
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In E. M. Forsters Dystopie leben die Menschen in einer unterirdischen, abgekapselten Welt mit allem Komfort: Das ganze Leben ist durch die Dienstleistungen der »Maschine« perfekt geregelt. Die Menschen haben kein Bedürfnis mehr nach persönlichen Begegnungen, man kommuniziert nur über die Maschine, die über allem wacht. Ihr Handbuch ist zu einer Art Bibel geworden, die Menschen sind gefangen in ihrer absoluten Abhängigkeit von der Technik, die sie nicht mehr kontrollieren können. Doch nach und nach geht das Wissen, das hinter der Maschine steckt, verloren und das System wird anfällig für Pannen ... E. M. Forsters visionäres Werk wirft Fragen auf, die von großer Aktualität sind: Wie kann der Mensch seine Selbstbestimmung wahren gegenüber Maschinen, die immer stärker unser Leben bestimmen?

A Feeling Of Belonging

Author : Shirley Jennifer Lim
ISBN : 9780814751930
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When we imagine the activities of Asian American women in the mid-twentieth century, our first thoughts are not of skiing, beauty pageants, magazine reading, and sororities. Yet, Shirley Jennifer Lim argues, these are precisely the sorts of leisure practices many second generation Chinese, Filipina, and Japanese American women engaged in during this time. In A Feeling of Belonging, Lim highlights the cultural activities of young, predominantly unmarried Asian American women from 1930 to 1960. This period marks a crucial generation—the first in which American-born Asians formed a critical mass and began to make their presence felt in the United States. Though they were distinguished from previous generations by their American citizenship, it was only through these seemingly mundane “American”activities that they were able to overcome two-dimensional stereotypes of themselves as kimono-clad “Orientals.” Lim traces the diverse ways in which these young women sought claim to cultural citizenship, exploring such topics as the nation's first Asian American sorority, Chi Alpha Δ the cultural work of Chinese American actress Anna May Wong; Asian American youth culture and beauty pageants; and the achievement of fame of three foreign-born Asian women in the late 1950s. By wearing poodle skirts, going to the beach, and producing magazines, she argues, they asserted not just their American-ness, but their humanity: a feeling of belonging.

Provincetown

Author : Karen Christel Krahulik
ISBN : 9780814747810
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How did a sleepy New England fishing village become a gay mecca? In this dynamic history, Karen Christel Krahulik explains why Provincetown, Massachusetts—alternately known as “Land’s End,” “Cape-tip,” “Cape-end,” and, to some, “Queersville, U.S.A”—has meant many things to many people. Provincetown tells the story of this beguiling coastal town, from its early history as a mid-nineteenth century colonial village to its current stature as a bustling gay tourist destination. It details the many cultures and groups—Yankee artists, Portuguese fishermen, tourists—that have comprised and influenced Provincetown, and explains how all of them, in conjunction with larger economic and political forces, come together to create a gay and lesbian mecca. Through personal stories and historical accounts, Provincetown reveals the fascinating features that have made Provincetown such a textured and colorful destination: its fame as the landfall of the Mayflower Pilgrims, charm as an eccentric artists’ colony, and allure as a Dionysian playground. It also hints at one of Provincetown’s most dramatic economic changes: its turn from fishing village to resort town. From a history of fishing economies to a history of tourism, Provincetown, in the end, is as eclectic and vibrant as the city itself.

Rewiring The Nation

Author : Carolyn de la Peña
ISBN : 0801886511
Genre : Social Science
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Discussing technologies of transcendence; the cultural work of technological systems; technology and knowledge systems; and technology, mobility, and the body; they consider the place of American technologies in an increasingly globalized, multi-polar, high-tech world and illuminate the relationship between technological positivism and the dynamics

Motor Mensch

Author : Anson Rabinbach
ISBN : 3851322703
Genre : Fatigue
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Inhaltsubersicht: Danksagungen, Einleitung, 1. Vom Mussiggang zur Ermudung, 2. Transzendentaler Materialismus: der Primat der Arbeitskraft, 3. Die politische Okonomie der Arbeitskraft, 4. Zeit und Bewegung: Etienne-Jules Marey und die Mechanik des Korpers, 5. Die Gesetze des Motors Mensch, 6. Geistige Ermudung, Neurasthenie und Zivilisation, 7. Die Europaische Arbeitswissenschaft, 8. Die Arbeitswissenschaft und die soziale Frage, 9. Die Amerikanisierung der Arbeitskraft und der grosse Krieg 1913-1919, 10. Die Arbeitswissenschaft zwischen den Kriegen, Schluss: Das Ende der Arbeitsgesellschaft, Anmerkungen, Namenindex, Sachindex

Homo Deus

Author : Yuval Noah Harari
ISBN : 9783406704024
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In seinem Kultbuch „Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit“ erklärte Yuval Noah Harari, wie unsere Spezies die Erde erobern konnte. In „Homo Deus“ stößt er vor in eine noch verborgene Welt: die Zukunft. Was wird mit uns und unserem Planeten passieren, wenn die neuen Technologien dem Menschen gottgleiche Fähigkeiten verleihen – schöpferische wie zerstörerische – und das Leben selbst auf eine völlig neue Stufe der Evolution heben? Wie wird es dem Homo Sapiens ergehen, wenn er einen technikverstärkten Homo Deus erschafft, der sich vom heutigen Menschen deutlicher unterscheidet als dieser vom Neandertaler? Was bleibt von uns und der modernen Religion des Humanismus, wenn wir Maschinen konstruieren, die alles besser können als wir? In unserer Gier nach Gesundheit, Glück und Macht könnten wir uns ganz allmählich so weit verändern, bis wir schließlich keine Menschen mehr sind.

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