FIGURING THE FUTURE

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Figuring The Future

Author : Jennifer Cole
ISBN : UOM:39015082720171
Genre : Social Science
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Review: "To address how and why youth and children have come to seem so important to globalization, the contributors to this volume look at both the spatial relations of globalization and the temporal dimensions, examining the reality behind truisms such as "youth are the future" or "children are our hope for the future." Discourses of, and practices by, youth and children bring the new temporal conjunctions of globalization into relationship with people's negotiations of the life course. Reaching from the design of children's toys to youth political mobilization, such discourses and practices are critical sites through which people everywhere conceive of, produce, contest, and naturalize the new futures."--BOOK JACKET
Category: Social Science

Re Figuring Hayden White

Author : Frank Ankersmit
ISBN : 0804776253
Genre : Philosophy
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Produced in honor of White's eightieth birthday, Re-Figuring Hayden White testifies to the lasting importance of White's innovative work, which firmly reintegrates historical studies with literature and the humanities. The book is a major reconsideration of the historian's contributions and influence by an international group of leading scholars from a variety of disciplines. Individual essays address the key concepts of White's intellectual career, including tropes, narrative, figuralism, and the historical sublime while exploring the place of White's work in the philosophy of history, postmodernism, and ethics. They also discuss his role as historian and teacher and apply his ideas to specific historical events.
Category: Philosophy

Figuring Transcendence In Les Miserables

Author : Kathryn M. Grossman
ISBN : 080931889X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"The religious motifs in Les Miserables identify the sublime not just with utopian ideals (and the overthrow of Napoleon III's grotesque Second Empire) but with artistic death and resurrection. The novel is largely concerned with the monstrous "brutalities of progress" called revolutions that must precede the advent of heaven on earth, and Grossman traces that link to a mythos of sin and redemption, showing how the moral concerns of the plot also illuminate Hugo's aesthetics." "Les Miserables explores the tensions between heroes and scoundrels, chaos and order, law and lawlessness. Grossman painstakingly follows the novel's ethical hierarchy, from the grotesque (criminality), to the conventional (bourgeois complacency), to the sublime (sainthood), and she demonstrates how that hierarchy corresponds to two other hierarchies: the literary and the political. Hugo creates a system of master tropes, using structures of contiguity and resemblance, metonymy and metaphor, and through such complex patterns he defines the relation between history and utopian vision, politics and poetics, genius and revolution. Grossman reveals Hugo's virtually inexhaustible meditation on the romantic sublime, his poetics of transcendence."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Literary Criticism

Dream Death And The Self

Author : J. J. Valberg
ISBN : 0691128596
Genre : Philosophy
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Approaches the familiar question about dream and reality by seeking to identify its subject matter: what is it that would be the dream if "this" were a dream? This book discusses the puzzle about death which is one of several extra-philosophical puzzles about the self.
Category: Philosophy

Figuring Korean Futures

Author : Dafna Zur
ISBN : 9781503603110
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book is the story of the emergence and development of writing for children in modern Korea. Starting in the 1920s, a narrator-adult voice began to speak directly to a child-reader. This child audience was perceived as unique because of a new concept: the child-heart, the perception that the child's body and mind were transparent and knowable, and that they rested on the threshold of culture. This privileged location enabled writers and illustrators, educators and psychologists, intellectual elite and laypersons to envision the child as a powerful antidote to the present and as an uplifting metaphor of colonial Korea's future. Reading children's periodicals against the political, educational, and psychological discourses of their time, Dafna Zur argues that the figure of the child was particularly favorable to the project of modernity and nation-building, as well as to the colonial and postcolonial projects of socialization and nationalization. She demonstrates the ways in which Korean children's literature builds on a trajectory that begins with the child as an organic part of nature, and ends, in the post-colonial era, with the child as the primary agent of control of nature. Figuring Korean Futures reveals the complex ways in which the figure of the child became a driving force of nostalgia that stood in for future aspirations for the individual, family, class, and nation.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Laws Of M O S E S America S Financial Future

Author : Claus M. Bohm
ISBN : 9781469126975
Genre : Business & Economics
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Dare to take a journey in a discussion to change the face of our financial world. Discover a new way to run the United States economy with a simple approach that gives us all real freedom. This content will not use economic jargon and complicated graphs. It will analyze our system with simple models and theories. We will then see how a system of fairness and equality can come from the effort. This will be a true revolution in how we view money today and how we will handle it in the future. This proposal, questions and critiques our financial institutions. It says we can do better to achieve something that has never been done before. This unusual view of our financial system by spirituality and political morality will identify the hypocrisy of our times. It will show and legitimize our reasons for building a new and sustainable capitalism.
Category: Business & Economics

My Life Map

Author : Kate Marshall
ISBN : 9781592407842
Genre : Self-Help
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A husband and wife team help readers set goals and envision a future with purpose through the creation of a visual road map that may reveal unnoticed patterns and help establish next steps and checkups for putting your map into action. 50,000 first printing.
Category: Self-Help

Re Figuring Theology

Author : Stephen H. Webb
ISBN : 0791405710
Genre : Religion
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Here is a rhetorical treatment of Karl Barth’s early theology. Although scholars have long noted the rhetorical power of Barth’s work, calling it volcanic and explosive, this book uses rhetoric to illuminate the peculiar nature of his prose. It displays a Barth whose prose is radically unstable and inseparable from his theological arguments. The author connects Barth’s early theology to the Expressionism of the Weimar Republic. He develops an original theory of figures of speech, relying on the philosophies of Paul Ricoeur and Hayden White, to delve more deeply into the particular configurations of Barth’s writings. Nietzsche’s hyperbole and Kierkegaard’s irony are examined as rhetorical precedents of Barth‘s style. The closing chapter surveys Barth’s later, realistic theology and then suggests ways in which his earlier tropes, especially the figures of excess and self-negation, can serve to enable theology to speak today.
Category: Religion