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The Matter Of Air

Author : Steven Connor
ISBN : 9781861898821
Genre : History
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Take a deep breath. Air—without it, life on Earth would cease to exist. Though not usually seen, its presence is relied upon. At once both ethereal and physical, air has been associated with flight and spirit, and yet it has progressively become a territory that can be claimed through communications, warfare, travel, and scientific exploration. At the same time, air is no longer a completely reliable part of our daily life: like water, it has become an environmental element that must be watched closely for quality and purity. A Matter of Air investigates the meanings of air over the last three centuries, including our modern concern over emissions and climate change. Steven Connor looks at the human relationship with air, both positive and negative. His explorations include the dangers posed by radio atmospherics, poison gas, and haze as well as our continued fascination with effervescence and explosives. Drawing ideas from religion, science, art, literature, and philosophy, A Matter of Air creates a comprehensive history of the human perception of air. Thoroughly researched and written with wit and quirky enthusiasm, the book will appeal to a wide range of general readers interested in the environment, human history, and our most essential aspects of life.

Place Of Breath In Cinema

Author : Davina Quinlivan
ISBN : 9780748664740
Genre : Performing Arts
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This study considers the locus of the breathing body in the film experience and its implications for the study of embodiment in film and sensuous spectatorship.

Beyond Words

Author : Steven Connor
ISBN : 9781780233031
Genre : Reference
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In Beyond Words, Steven Connor seeks to understand spoken human language outside words, a realm that encompasses the sounds we make that bring depth, meaning, and confusion to communication. Plunging into the connotations and uses associated with particular groups of vocal utterances—the guttural, the dental, the fricative, and the sibilant—he reveals the beliefs, the myths, and the responses that surround the growls, stutters, ums, ers, and ahs of everyday language. Beyond Words goes outside of linguistics and phonetics to focus on the popular conceptions of what language is, rather than what it actually is or how it works. From the moans and sobs of human grief to playful linguistic nonsense, Connor probes the fringes and limits of human language—and our definition of “voice” and meaning—to challenge our basic assumptions about what it is to communicate and where we find meaning in language. By engaging with vocal sounds and tics usually trivialized or ignored, Beyond Words presents a startling and fascinating new way to engage with language itself.

The New Annual Register Or General Repository Of History Politics Arts Sciences And Literature

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ISBN : BSB:BSB10717275
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The London Encyclopaedia Or Universal Dictionary Of Science Art Literature And Practical Mechanics By The Orig Ed Of The Encyclopaedia Metropolitana T Curtis

Author : Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
ISBN : OXFORD:600046972
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Politische Landschaften

Author : Rainer Guldin
ISBN : 9783839428184
Genre : Philosophy
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Benedict Anderson hat im Zusammenhang mit der Entstehung nationaler Gebilde das erfolgreiche Konzept der imagined communities geprägt. Die Schaffung einer nationalen Sprache, einer Ursprungslegende und einer Erinnerungskultur ermöglicht die Konstitution eines Feldes der nationalen Zeit. Diesem zeitlichen Feld entspricht auch ein räumliches. So wurden nationale Formationen im europäischen Raum immer wieder auf bestimmte Landschaftstypologien zurückgeführt. Aufgrund seines diskursiv-medialen Ansatzes geraten bei Anderson landschaftliche Phänomene jedoch erst gar nicht in den Blick. Rainer Guldin schließt diese theoretische Lücke hier exemplarisch für den deutschen Sprachraum. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei Prozesse der Metaphorisierung, denen auch Simon Schama in seinem Buch über Landschaft und Gedächtnis nachgegangen ist.

London Encyclopaedia Or Universal Dictionary Of Science Art Literature And Practical Mechanics

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ISBN : MINN:319510021220816
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The Madness Of Knowledge

Author : Steven Connor
ISBN : 1789140722
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Many human beings have considered the powers and the limits of human knowledge, but few have wondered about the power that the idea of knowledge has over us. Steven Connor's The Madness of Knowledge is the first book to investigate this emotional inner life of knowledge--the lusts, fantasies, dreams, and fears that the idea of knowing provokes. There are in-depth discussions of the imperious will to know, of Freud's epistemophilia (or love of knowledge), and the curiously insistent links between madness, magical thinking, and the desire for knowledge. Connor also probes secrets and revelations, quarreling and the history of quizzes and "general knowledge," charlatanry and pretension, both the violent disdain and the sanctification of the stupid, as well as the emotional investment in the spaces and places of knowledge, from the study to the library. In an age of artificial intelligence, alternative facts, and mistrust of truth, The Madness of Knowledge offers an opulent, enlarging, and sometimes unnerving psychopathology of intellectual life.

The Live Creature And Ethereal Things

Author : Nicola Triscott
ISBN : 099277764X
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'The Live Creature and Ethereal Things: Physics in Culture' is a collection of essays, images and short texts that present fundamental physics and the physics of the universe as human activities and cultural endeavours. Contributions by artists, curators and physicists examine the role of personality, power and culture in physics and discuss the value of cross-pollination between the practices of contemporary art and physics. These reflections shed light on the people and the material practices of physics: from the vast underground particle physics laboratory at CERN, Geneva, used by half of the world's particle physicists, and deep underground neutrino observatories in the UK, Italy and Antarctica, to super-computers that construct astonishing visualisations of the evolution of the universe. Contributors: Dr Nicola Triscott, Professor Fiona Crisp, Tavares Strachan, Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt), Dr Suchitra Sebastian, Professor Tara Shears, Dr Chamkaur Ghag, Ansuman Biswas, Nahum, Professor Roger Malina, Dr Mark Neyrinck, Tomás Saraceno, Dr Flaviu Cipcigan, Annie Carpenter, Dr Marek Kukula, Harry Lawson, Dr Massimo Mannarelli, Phil Coy, Mónica Bello, Jol Thomson, and Blanca Pujals. Foreword by Johanna Kieniewicz, Institute of Physics

Year Book Of Facts In Science And Art

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ISBN : UCAL:B3082514
Genre : Industrial arts
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