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A Lure Of Knowledge

Author : Judith Roof
ISBN : 0231074867
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Lesbianism in literature has been dealt with rather indirectly in the past. Editors have led readers to the "artistry" of a work containing lesbianism, emphasizing instead the literary history and historical context of the work rather than the representations of lesbianism. The editor for Colette's The Pure and the Impure, for instance, affirms that Colette has a knowledge of a "strange sisterhood," but assures readers she has never strayed from the "normal." In the groundbreaking A Lure of Knowledge, Judith Roof demonstrates that representations of lesbian sexuality occupy specific locations or positions in the arguments, subject matter, and rhetoric of Western European and American literary criticism. She examines the political context of representations: how lesbian sexuality is used as a signifier an why it appears when and where it does. Roof argues that attempts to depict or explain lesbian sexuality spur anxieties about knowledge and identity. In reaction to and denial of these anxieties, lesbian sexuality is represented in film, literature, theory, and criticism as foreplay, as simulated heterosexuality, as erotic excess, as joking inauthenticity, as artful compromise, or as masculine mask in a specific repertoire of neutralization and evasion. Challenging the heterosexism of film theory and feminist theory, this book analyzes the rhetorical use of lesbian sexuality. Roof explores a range of discourses, from the woks of such authors as Anais Nin, Olga Broumas, Julia Kristeva, Jane Rule, Luce Iriguray, and Sigmund Freud, to films such as Emmanuelle, Desert Hearts, Entre Nous, and I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, to professional tennis.
Category: Literary Criticism

Perspective In Whitehead S Metaphysics

Author : Stephen David Ross
ISBN : 0873956575
Genre : Philosophy
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Stephen David Ross presents an extensive, detailed, and critical interpretation of Whitehead s mature thought, emphasizing the fundamental role of perspective in Whitehead s cosmology, and tracing the conflicts and difficulties therein to tensions involving perspective in relation to other central features of Whitehead s thought. Ross isolates four principles as having a fundamental role in whitehead s metaphysics: perspective, cosmology, experience, and mechanical analysis. He argues that many of Whitehead s difficulties can be eliminated by raising the principle of perspective to prominence and by revising the other central features of Whitehead s theory accordingly. This book addresses key Whiteheadian texts and secondary interpretations of Whitehead. The discussion ranges over most of Whitehead s theory in Process and Reality, and offers a number of significant and, in some cases, novel views on different aspects of Whitehead s theory: perception, prehension, causation, objective immortality, self-causation, the extensive continuum, natural order, possiblity, concreteness, and God. Ross s concluding suggestions for modifying Whitehead s system promise to occasion much debate among process philosophers, theologians, and anyone concerned with Whitehead s thought."
Category: Philosophy

The Lure Of The Transcendent

Author : Dwayne Huebner
ISBN : 9781136496110
Genre : Education
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In 1969, Bill Pinar was privileged to study with Dwayne Huebner at Teachers College. In a large room with 70 others, he watched an extraordinary figure in the distance--speaking a tongue few of them grasped--whom they all found compelling. They knew they were in the presence of a most remarkable and learned man. Huebner helped create the world which contemporary curriculum scholars now inhabit and labor to recreate as educators and theoreticians. His generative influence has been evident in many discourses, including the political, the phenomenological, the aesthetic, and the theological. This volume situates Huebner's work historically, emphasizing the ways it foreshadowed the reconceptualization of the field in the 1970s.
Category: Education

The Elgar Companion To Innovation And Knowledge Creation

Author : Harald Bathelt
ISBN : 9781782548522
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This unique Companion provides a comprehensive overview and critical evaluation of existing conceptualizations and new developments in innovation research. It draws on multiple perspectives of innovation, knowledge and creativity from economics, geography, history, management, political science and sociology. The Companion brings together leading scholars to reflect upon innovation as a concept (Part I), innovation and institutions (Part II), innovation and creativity (Part III), innovation, networking and communities (Part IV), innovation in permanent spatial settings (Part V), innovation in temporary, virtual and open settings (Part VI), innovation, entrepreneurship and market making (Part VII), and the governance and management of innovation (Part VIII).

Knowledge Is Pleasure

Author : Lindsay Shen
ISBN : 9789888139590
Genre : History
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‘The Sensuous Realist’ Florence Ayscough—poet, translator, Sinologist, Shanghailander, avid collector, pioneering photographer and early feminist champion of women’s rights in China. Ayscough’s modernist translations of the classical poets still command respect, her ethnographic studies of the lives of Chinese women still engender feminist critiques over three quarters of a century later and her collections of Chinese ceramics and objets now form an important part of several American museum’s Asian art collections. Raised in Shanghai in an archetypal Shanghailander family in the late nineteenth century, Ayscough was to become anything but a typical foreigner in China. Encouraged by the New England poet Amy Lowell, she was to become a much sought after translator in the early years of the new century, not least for her radical interpretations of the Tang-dynasty poet Tu Fu. She later moved on to record China and particularly Chinese women using the new technology of photography, turn the Royal Asiatic Society’s Shanghai library into the best on the China Coast and build several impressive collections featuring textiles, Ming and Qing ceramics. By the time of her death Florence Ayscough has left a legacy of collection and scholarship unrivalled by any other foreign woman in China before or since. In this biography, Lindsay Shen recovers Ayscough for posterity and returns her to us as a woman of amazing intellectual vibrancy and strength.
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Pinter At Sixty

Author : Katherine H. Burkman
ISBN : UOM:39015028897257
Genre : Drama
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"... insights and expertise which all together furnish a useful addition to Pinter studies." -- Modern Language Review Essays by both scholars and theater artists examine the work of British playwright Harold Pinter. The essays focus on performance, politics, gender issues, interpersonal manipulation, style and language, on influence, and on the interplay between Pinter's theatrical and film-scripting careers. Illustrated.
Category: Drama