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The New Sincerity

Author : Alena Smith
ISBN : 9780822234258
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: Rose Spencer has just achieved the ultimate young-intellectual’s dream: becoming a staff writer for a prestigious New York literary/criticism journal. And her editor, the smart and attractively cynical Benjamin, is definitely flirting with her—while also respecting her writing. With the sudden rise of an Occupy-style political movement in a public park right outside the journal’s offices, Rose sees a way to participate in what may be the defining activist movement for her generation, but too quickly she must learn to recognize the difference between sincere action and skillful self-promotion.
Category: Drama

Not Your Mother S Morals

Author : Jonathan D. Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9781625391704
Genre : Religion
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In Not Your Mothers Morals: How the New Sincerity is Changing Pop Culture for the Better, Jonathan D. Fitzgerald argues that todays popular music, movies, TV shows, and books are making the world a better place. For all the hand-wringing about the decline of morals and the cheapening of culture in our time, contemporary media brims with examples of fascinating and innovative art that promote positive and uplifting moral messages--without coming across as preachy. The catch? Todays moral messages can be quite different than the ones your mother taught you. Fitzgerald compares the pop culture of yesterday with that of today and finds that while both are committed to major ideals—especially God, Family, and Country—the nature of those commitments has shifted. In his witty, expressive style, Fitzgerald explains how weve arrived at the era of New Sincerity and why its good news for our future.
Category: Religion

Sincerity After Communism

Author : Ellen Rutten
ISBN : 9780300213980
Genre : History
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A compelling study of "new sincerity" as a powerful cultural practice, born in perestroika-era Russia, and how it interconnects with global social and media flows The global cultural practice of a "new sincerity" in literature, media, art, design, fashion, film, and architecture grew steadily in the wake of the Soviet collapse. Cultural historian Ellen Rutten traces the rise and proliferation of a new rhetoric of sincere social expression characterized by complex blends of unabashed honesty, playfulness, and irony. Insightful and thought provoking, Rutten's masterful study of a sweeping cultural trend with roots in late Soviet Russia addresses postsocialist, postmodern, and postdigital questions of selfhood. The author explores how and why a uniquely Russian artistic and social philosophy was shaped by "cultural memory, commodification, and mediatization," and how, under Putin, "new sincerity" talk merges with transnational pleas to "revive sincerity." This essential study stands squarely at the intersection of the history of emotions, media studies, and post-Soviet studies to shed light on a new cultural reality--one that is profoundly affecting creative thought, artistic expression, and lifestyle virtually everywhere.
Category: History

Sincerity After Communism

Author : Ellen Rutten
ISBN : 9780300224832
Genre : History
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A compelling study of new sincerity as a powerful cultural practice, born in perestroika-era Russia, and how it interconnects with global social and media flows The global cultural practice of a new sincerity in literature, media, art, design, fashion, film, and architecture grew steadily in the wake of the Soviet collapse. Cultural historian Ellen Rutten traces the rise and proliferation of a new rhetoric of sincere social expression characterized by complex blends of unabashed honesty, playfulness, and irony. Insightful and thought provoking, Rutten s masterful study of a sweeping cultural trend with roots in late Soviet Russia addresses postsocialist, postmodern, and postdigital questions of selfhood. The author explores how and why a uniquely Russian artistic and social philosophy was shaped by cultural memory, commodification, and mediatization, and how, under Putin, new sincerity talk merges with transnational pleas to revive sincerity. This essential study stands squarely at the intersection of the history of emotions, media studies, and post-Soviet studies to shed light on a new cultural reality one that is profoundly affecting creative thought, artistic expression, and lifestyle virtually everywhere.
Category: History

Profit And Loss

Author : Leontia Flynn
ISBN : 9781448112814
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Celebrated as an unusually original poet - nervy, refreshing, deceptively simple - Leontia Flynn has quickly developed into a writer of assured technical complexity and a startling acuity of perception. In her third collection, Flynn examines and dismantles a fugitive life. The first sequence moves through a series of rooms, reflecting on aspects of the author's personal and family history. Using the idea of the haunted house or the house with a sealed-off room, and Gothic tropes of madness, doubles, revenants and religious brooding, the poems consider ideas of inheritance and legacy. The second section comprises a magnificent long poem written in the months leading up to the banking crisis and presidential election of October 2008. Taking as its occasion a flat-clearing, it assumes a more public voice (inspired partly by Auden's 'Letter to Lord Byron'), and reflects on aspects of the rapid social and technological change of the last decade. An extraordinarily moving reflection on mutability and mortality prompted by the spring-cleaning of a life's detritus, 'Letter to Friends' evolves from a private reliquary to a public obsequy. Its collapse back into private griefs, including the poet's father's decline into Alzheimer's disease, is pursued in the third section of the book. Here the theme of a tallying of private and public balance sheets, of different kinds of profit and loss, widens to include poems of motherhood and marriage, the possibilities of hope and repair.
Category: Literary Criticism

Sincerity And Authenticity

Author : Lionel TRILLING
ISBN : 9780674504196
Genre : Literary Criticism
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“Now and then,” writes Lionel Trilling, “it is possible to observe the moral life in process of revising itself.” In this new book he is concerned with such a mutation: the process by which the arduous enterprise of sincerity, of being true to one’s self, came to occupy a place of supreme importance in the moral life—and the further shift which finds that place now usurped by the darker and still more strenuous modern ideal of authenticity. Instances range over the whole of Western literature and thought, from Shakespeare to Hegel to Sartre, from Robespierre to R.D. Laing, suggesting the contradictions and ironies to which the ideals of sincerity and authenticity give rise, most especially in contemporary life. Lucid, and brilliantly framed, its view of cultural history will give Sincerity and Authenticity an important place among the works of this distinguished critic.
Category: Literary Criticism

Sincerity How A Moral Ideal Born Five Hundred Years Ago Inspired Religious Wars Modern Art Hipster Chic And The Curious Notion That We All Have Something To Say No Matter How Dull

Author : R. Jay Magill
ISBN : 9780393084191
Genre : Philosophy
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“A serious and engaging cultural history painted on an admirably large canvas.”—Laura Kipnis, New York Times Book Review What do John Calvin, Sarah Palin, Jean-Jacques Rosseau, and Bon Iver have in common? A preoccupation with sincerity. With deep historical perspective and a brilliant contemporary spin, R. Jay Magill Jr. tells the beguiling tale of sincerity’s theological past, its current emotional resonance, and the deep impact it has had on the Western soul. At a time when politicians are scrutinized less for the truth of what they say than for how much they really mean it, Sincerity provides a wide-ranging examination of a moral ideal that remains a strange magnetic north in our secular moral compass.
Category: Philosophy

Dutch Contributions To The Fourteenth International Congress Of Slavists Ohrid September 10 16 2008

Author : Sander Brouwer
ISBN : 9789042024878
Genre : History
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In this volume of SSLP the contributions of Dutch scholars working in the field of Slavic literature and culture to the 14th International Congress of Slavists (Ohrid, Macedonia, September 10¿16, 2008) are brought together. All of them except one (on the Polish poet Cyprian Norwid¿s story Stigma), deal with Russian literature from the end of the 18th century up to recent years. A variety of topics is treated, such as the feminization of Russian literature, the reflection of poetry in prose, anthropological and religious dimensions of literature, the specifics of theme and of plot, Russian modernism and postmodernism, and the status of language, from different methodological angles: gender studies, structural analysis, philosophical-contextual, postcolonial. Works of such Russian authors as Ippolit Bogdanovich, Ivan Turgenev, Pavel Mel¿nikov-Pecherskii, Ignatii Potapenko, Iurii Trifonov, Timur Kibirov and Viktor Pelevin are discussed in detail. This volume is of interest for a scholarly audience interested in Russian literature of the last 250 years. Contents Thera GIEZEN: Lap-dogs, or the Feminization of Russian Literature Eric DE HAARD: Love of Poetry and Literary Creation in Turgenev¿s First Love Willem G. WESTSTEIJN: The Structure of the Plot in the Novels of Pavel Mel¿nikov-Pecherskii Arent VAN NIEUKERKEN: Stigma, a Short Story of Cyprian Kamil Norwid. In Search of Traces of Sacred History on the Surface of the World Otto BOELE: ¿New Times Require New People¿. The Demise of the Epoch-making Hero in Late Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature Dennis IOFFE: Russian and European Modernism and the Idea of Life-Creation Joost VAN BAAK: The House of Socialism in Literature. Trifonov¿s House on the Embankment Ellen RUTTEN: Strategic Sentiments. Pleas for a New Sincerity in Post-Soviet Literature Boris NOORDENBOS: Copy-writing Post-Soviet Russia. Viktor Pelevin¿s work in Postcolonial Terms Sander BROUWER: What Is It Like to Be a Bat-Author? Viktor Pelevin¿s Empire V Index
Category: History

The Film Cultures Reader

Author : Graeme Turner
ISBN : 0415252814
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Film Cultures Reader brings together key writings on contemporary cinema by leading authors in cinema and cultural studies. It focuses on film as a social and cultural practice, and on the relationship between cinema and popular culture. The Reader is divided into six thematic sections: understanding film technology film Industries meanings and pleasures identities audiences consumption. The perfect companion to Film as Social Practics, key features of the Reader include the editor's introduction to each thematic section, the focus on contemporary popular cinema and a comprehensive bibliography and resource information.
Category: Performing Arts

Ritual And Its Consequences

Author : Adam B. Seligman
ISBN : 9780195336009
Genre : Religion
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Drawing on examples from many places and times, this work argues for the continuing tension across historical contexts between movements emphasizing ritual and movements emphasizing sincerity. It contends that our contemporary age has, at great risk, downplayed the importance of ritual.
Category: Religion