Ghostly Matters

Author : Avery Gordon
ISBN : 081662089X
Genre : Social Science
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'Avery Gordon's stunningly original and provocatively imaginative book explores the connections linking horror, history, and haunting. She shows how fiction writing can sometimes function as a social force, as a repository of memories that are too brutal, to debilitating, and too horrifying to register through direct historical or social science narratives...'--George Lipsitz, University of California, San Diego
Category: Social Science

Marx Sons

Author : Jacques Derrida
ISBN : 3518292609
Genre : Communism
File Size : 64.25 MB
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Category: Communism

Keeping Good Time

Author : Avery Gordon
ISBN : 9781317257066
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 34.9 MB
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Avery Gordon's first book, Ghostly Matters, was widely acclaimed as a work of striking sociological imagination and social theory. Keeping Good Time, her much anticipated second book, brings together essays by Gordon that were "written to be read aloud." Her eloquent voice in this book further establishes her place among literary sociological writers of a new generation. Keeping Good Time will be of great interest to activists, feminists, sociologists, students and everyone concerned about how to beat the odds in influencing the shape of social and culture change. Readers will find their thinking changed by the author's perennial quest to "develop insights gained in confrontation with injustice."
Category: Social Science

The Ethics Of Teaching At Sites Of Violence And Trauma

Author : Natalie Bormann
ISBN : 9781137594457
Genre : Education
File Size : 86.94 MB
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This book chronicles a professor’s experience with a group of US undergraduate students at Holocaust memorials, museums, and sites of remembrance as part of a yearly Holocaust study abroad program to Germany and Poland. Narrated through a series of personal encounters, The Ethics of Teaching at Sites of Violence and Trauma synthesizes a concrete experiential teaching account - on issues ranging from trauma tourism to the ethics of spectatorship - with contemporary debates on Holocaust education. In doing so, this book seeks to offer a critical assessment on the possibilities and limitations of teaching at sites that were central to the planning and execution of the Holocaust.
Category: Education

Culture Power And History

Author : Stephen J. Pfohl
ISBN : 9789004146594
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 32.88 MB
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This volume brings together theoretical meditations and empirical studies of the intersection of culture, power and history in social life. Contributors bring a diversity of critical sociological perspectives and subject matters to this important edited book.
Category: Social Science

Spectral Spaces And Hauntings

Author : Christina Lee
ISBN : 9781317515012
Genre : Social Science
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This anthology explores the spatial dimension and politics of haunting. It considers how the ‘appearance’ of absence, emptiness and the imperceptible can indicate an overwhelming presence of something that once was, and still is, (t)here. At its core, the book asks: how and why do certain places haunt us? Drawing from a diversity of mediums, forms and disciplinary approaches, the contributors to Spectral Spaces and Hauntings illustrate the complicated ways absent presences can manifest and be registered. The case studies range from the memory sites of a terrorist attack, the lost home, a vanished mining town and abandoned airports, to the post-apocalyptic wastelands in literary fiction, the photographic and filmic surfaces where spectres materialise, and the body as a site for re-corporealising the disappeared and dead. In ruminating on the afteraffects of spectral spaces on human experience, the anthology importantly foregrounds the ethical and political imperative of engaging with ghosts and following their traces.
Category: Social Science

Haunting The Korean Diaspora

Author : Grace M. Cho
ISBN : 9780816652747
Genre : Social Science
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Since the Korean Wara the forgotten wara more than a million Korean women have acted as sex workers for U.S. servicemen. More than 100,000 women married GIs and moved to the United States. Through intellectual vigor and personal recollection, Haunting the Korean Diaspora explores the repressed history of emotional and physical violence between the United States and Korea and the unexamined reverberations of sexual relationships between Korean women and American soldiers.
Category: Social Science

Urban Constellations

Author : Dr Zoë Thompson
ISBN : 9781472427229
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 42.36 MB
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This book investigates the iconic architectural cultural spaces of the contemporary cityscape as engines of regeneration. Promising much to their fading locales, these spaces locate culture in the space where production once ruled in order to revitalise post-industrial urban provinces. With close attention to four sites across the UK, Urban Constellations engages with the work of Walter Benjamin and Jean Baudrillard, to read these spaces and in so doing, offer a critical intervention into the theory and experience of contemporary cityscapes.
Category: Social Science

Choix D Un Pass

Author : Brigitta Kuster
ISBN : 3903046051
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