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Habeas Viscus

Author : Alexander G. Weheliye
ISBN : 9780822376491
Genre : Social Science
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Habeas Viscus focuses attention on the centrality of race to notions of the human. Alexander G. Weheliye develops a theory of "racializing assemblages," taking race as a set of sociopolitical processes that discipline humanity into full humans, not-quite-humans, and nonhumans. This disciplining, while not biological per se, frequently depends on anchoring political hierarchies in human flesh. The work of the black feminist scholars Hortense Spillers and Sylvia Wynter is vital to Weheliye's argument. Particularly significant are their contributions to the intellectual project of black studies vis-à-vis racialization and the category of the human in western modernity. Wynter and Spillers configure black studies as an endeavor to disrupt the governing conception of humanity as synonymous with white, western man. Weheliye posits black feminist theories of modern humanity as useful correctives to the "bare life and biopolitics discourse" exemplified by the works of Giorgio Agamben and Michel Foucault, which, Weheliye contends, vastly underestimate the conceptual and political significance of race in constructions of the human. Habeas Viscus reveals the pressing need to make the insights of black studies and black feminism foundational to the study of modern humanity.

The Sonic Episteme

Author : Robin James
ISBN : 9781478007371
Genre : Music
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In The Sonic Episteme Robin James examines how twenty-first-century conceptions of sound as acoustic resonance shape notions of the social world, personhood, and materiality in ways that support white supremacist capitalist patriarchy. Drawing on fields ranging from philosophy and sound studies to black feminist studies and musicology, James shows how what she calls the sonic episteme—a set of sound-based rules that qualitatively structure social practices in much the same way that neoliberalism uses statistics—employs a politics of exception to maintain hegemonic neoliberal and biopolitical projects. Where James sees the normcore averageness of Taylor Swift and Spandau Ballet as contributing to the sonic episteme's marginalization of nonnormative conceptions of gender, race, and personhood, the black feminist political ontologies she identifies in Beyoncé's and Rihanna's music challenge such marginalization. In using sound to theorize political ontology, subjectivity, and power, James argues for the further articulation of sonic practices that avoid contributing to the systemic relations of domination that biopolitical neoliberalism creates and polices.

Migrating The Black Body

Author : Leigh Raiford
ISBN : 9780295999586
Genre : Social Science
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Migrating the Black Body explores how visual media�from painting to photography, from global independent cinema to Hollywood movies, from posters and broadsides to digital media, from public art to graphic novels�has shaped diasporic imaginings of the individual and collective self. How is the travel of black bodies reflected in reciprocal black images? How is blackness forged and remade through diasporic visual encounters and reimagined through revisitations with the past? And how do visual technologies structure the way we see African subjects and subjectivity? This volume brings together an international group of scholars and artists who explore these questions in visual culture for the historical and contemporary African diaspora. Examining subjects as wide-ranging as the appearance of blackamoors in Russian and Swedish imperialist paintings, the appropriation of African and African American liberation images for Chinese Communist Party propaganda, and the role of YouTube videos in establishing connections between Ghana and its international diaspora, these essays investigate routes of migration, both voluntary and forced, stretching across space, place, and time.

Theatres Of Contagion

Author : Fintan Walsh
ISBN : 9781350085992
Genre : Performing Arts
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To what extent is theatre a contagious practice, capable of undoing and enlivening people and cultures? Theatres of Contagion responds to some of the anxieties of our current political and cultural climate by exploring theatre's status as a contagious cultural force, questioning its role in the spread or control of medical, psychological and emotional conditions and phenomena. Observing a diverse range of practices from the early modern to contemporary period, the volume considers how this contagion is understood to happen and operate, its real and imagined effects, and how these have been a source of pleasure and fear for theatre makers, audiences and authorities. Drawing on perspectives from medicine, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, philosophy, law and affect theory, essays investigate some of the ways in which theatre can be viewed as a powerful agent of containment and transmission. Among the works analysed include a musical adaptation and an intercultural variation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet; a contemporary queer take on Hamlet; Grand Guignol and theatres of horror; the writings and influence of Artaud; immersive theatre and the work of Punchdrunk, and computer gaming and smartphone apps

Black Mirror And Critical Media Theory

Author : Angela M. Cirucci
ISBN : 9781498573542
Genre : Social Science
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This book provides insight into why Black Mirror has garnered so much attention. Featuring international scholars, the book reverse-engineers Black Mirror episodes and invites readers to consider their own relationships with digital technology through the work of theorists including Foucault, Baudrillard, Debord, McLuhan, and Virilio.

Feminist Collections

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ISBN : OSU:32435087647426
Genre : Women's studies
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The Cyclopaedia Or Universal Dictionary Of Arts Sciences And Literature

Author : Abraham Rees
ISBN : ONB:+Z170555901
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Q Horatii Flacci Opera Omnia Recognovit Et Commentariis Instruxit G Dillenburger Editio Tertia

Author : Horace
ISBN : BL:A0017509265
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Examination Papers

Author : Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland)
ISBN : CORNELL:31924057564910
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Vocabulary Plus High School And Up

Author : Alleen Pace Nilsen
ISBN : UVA:X004704205
Genre : Education
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Most vocabulary books either give good advice about teaching vocabulary or provide ways to teach specific words, Vocabulary Plus does both by presenting sound theory combined with workable teaching materials. The major advantage of a source-based approach is that the words have "natural" connections to each other and so can be taught through what are variously called gestalts, webs, or ladders. Because the words have grown out of the most basic parts of human experience, even young children have a place to start as they unlock and learn new concepts. There is no need to create "fake" mnemonics to help students remember isolated words, nor is there a need to devise "wrong" sample sentences from which students select the correct answer. Each chapter includes Workshop pages ready for photocopying, along with suggestions for many other activities that will engage students' interest long enough that their minds will have time to absorb the meanings. Inservice and preservice teachers.

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