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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

The Island Of Knowledge

Author : Marcelo Gleiser
ISBN : 9780465031719
Genre : Philosophy
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A natural philosophy expert who is also a physics and astronomy professor discusses the limits of scientific explanations and how our knowledge of the universe and its nature will always remain necessarily incomplete. 15,000 first printing.
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.
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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."
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The Lure Of The Key

Author : William Wallace
ISBN : 1910787256
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The keys in your pocket right now are probably pretty boring. Mass-produced, stamped out without care, and used without thought, they're nothing more these days than a tool. ?But that hasn't always been the case--and the large numbers of key collectors the world over know better than anyone. In Lure of the Key, William Wallace draws on more than thirty-five years of collecting keys to offer a richly illustrated history of the key from the Middle Ages to 1900. Paying particular attention to the incredible innovations and craftsmanship of the period around 1700, the zenith of creative keymaking, Wallace invests his history with a clear sense of the pleasure and excitement of key collecting (or cagophily)--after reading his account, you'll never take even your dull modern keys for granted again.

The Bounds Of Reason

Author : Anthony J. Cascardi
ISBN : 0231062125
Genre : Literary Criticism
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