Queer Phenomenology

Author : Sara Ahmed
ISBN : 0822339145
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Cultural theorist Sara Ahmed demonstrates how queer studies can put phenomenology to productive use by analyzing what it means for bodies to be "oriented" in space and time.
Category: Literary Criticism

Queer Phenomenology

Author : Sara Ahmed
ISBN : UOM:39015066880298
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Theoretical study of the spatialization of sexuality through a consideration of how the "orientation" of bodies within a social space informs concepts of sexual desire.
Category: Literary Criticism

Luftbeben

Author : Peter Sloterdijk
ISBN : UOM:39015051568809
Genre : Terrorism
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Category: Terrorism

K Rper Von Gewicht

Author : Judith Butler
ISBN : 3518117378
Genre : Femininity
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Category: Femininity

The Promise Of Happiness

Author : Sara Ahmed
ISBN : 9780822392781
Genre : Philosophy
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The Promise of Happiness is a provocative cultural critique of the imperative to be happy. It asks what follows when we make our desires and even our own happiness conditional on the happiness of others: “I just want you to be happy”; “I’m happy if you’re happy.” Combining philosophy and feminist cultural studies, Sara Ahmed reveals the affective and moral work performed by the “happiness duty,” the expectation that we will be made happy by taking part in that which is deemed good, and that by being happy ourselves, we will make others happy. Ahmed maintains that happiness is a promise that directs us toward certain life choices and away from others. Happiness is promised to those willing to live their lives in the right way. Ahmed draws on the intellectual history of happiness, from classical accounts of ethics as the good life, through seventeenth-century writings on affect and the passions, eighteenth-century debates on virtue and education, and nineteenth-century utilitarianism. She engages with feminist, antiracist, and queer critics who have shown how happiness is used to justify social oppression, and how challenging oppression causes unhappiness. Reading novels and films including Mrs. Dalloway, The Well of Loneliness, Bend It Like Beckham, and Children of Men, Ahmed considers the plight of the figures who challenge and are challenged by the attribution of happiness to particular objects or social ideals: the feminist killjoy, the unhappy queer, the angry black woman, and the melancholic migrant. Through her readings she raises critical questions about the moral order imposed by the injunction to be happy.
Category: Philosophy

The Feminist Porn Book Band 1

Author : Tristan Taormino
ISBN : 9783944153070
Genre : Social Science
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The Feminist Porn Book, Band 1 vereint zum ersten Mal Schriften von FeministInnen aus der Erotikbranche und Forschung feministischer Pornowissenschaftler. Das Buch geht nicht nur der Frage nach, wie FeministInnen Pornographie verstehen, sondern auch wie FeministInnen Pornographie "machen" - also in einer der lukrativsten und wachsenden Industriezweige der Welt Regie führen oder als Darsteller, Produzenten und Konsumenten agieren. Mit Originalbeiträgen von Susie Bright, Candida Royalle, Betty Dodson, Nina Hartley, Buck Angel und anderen aktualisiert The Feminist Porn Book, Band 1 die Debatten der Pornokriege in den 1980er-Jahren, welche die Frauenbewegung tief gespalten haben, und stellt die Pornografie als eine Form des Ausdrucks und der Berufstätigkeit dar, in der auch Frauen und andere Minderheiten Macht und Lust produzieren.
Category: Social Science

Skype Bodies Screens Space

Author : Robyn Longhurst
ISBN : 9781317054467
Genre : Social Science
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Despite the popularity of Skype with video many of us are still figuring out how to ‘do’ it. Interviews reveal that we can now run the programme but we are less certain about how to ‘perform’ in front of the webcam. Seeing ourselves in the box on the side can feel strange. We are not quite sure which bits of our bodies to display on the screen, how much to move around the room, or move the device around the room. Is it acceptable to use Skype with video at a funeral, in crowded spaces or while in bed? This book addresses how people are emotionally and affectually connecting with others audio-synchronously on the screen in a variety of different spatial contexts. Topics include Skype with video being used by grandparents to connect with grandchildren, friends and family using it for special occasions, and partners using it for romance and sex. Theories addressing bodies, gender, queerness, phenomenology and orientation inform the research. It concludes that while Skype does not offer some kind of utopian future, it does open up possibilities for existing power relations to be filtered through new lines of sight/site which are shaping what bodies can do and where.
Category: Social Science

The Oxford Handbook Of Modern Chinese Literatures

Author : Associate Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies Carlos Rojas
ISBN : 9780199383313
Genre : Chinese literature
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With over forty original essays, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literatures offers an in-depth engagement with the current analytical methodologies and critical practices that are shaping the field in the twenty-first century. Divided into three sections--Structure, Taxonomy, and Methodology--the volume carefully moves across approaches, genres, and forms to address a rich range topics that include popular culture in Late Qing China, Zhang Guangyu's Journey to the West in Cartoons, writings of Southeast Asian migrants in Taiwan, the Chinese Anglophone Novel, and depictions of HIV/AIDS in Chu T'ien-wen's Notes of a Desolate Man.
Category: Chinese literature

Filming The Body In Crisis

Author : Davina Quinlivan
ISBN : 9781137361370
Genre : Performing Arts
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How does film affect the way we understand crises of the body and mind and how does it manifest other kinds of crises levelled at the spectator? This book offers vital scholarly analysis of the embodied nature of film viewing and the ways in which film deals with the question of loss, the healing body and its material registering of trauma.
Category: Performing Arts

Die Macht Der Vielen

Author : Ramón Reichert
ISBN : 9783839421277
Genre : Social Science
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Die »Macht der Vielen« hat die Tektonik der Gegenwartskultur maßgeblich verschoben. Der Alltagsgebrauch der Sozialen Medien hat eine neuartige Beteiligungs- und Vernetzungskultur hervorgebracht - mit einer Vielzahl von partizipativen und kollaborativen Projekten, die sowohl ökonomisch verwertbar als auch normativ aufgeladen sind. Die derart in Prozesse der Medialisierung und Visualisierung eingebundenen Kollektive sind im populärkulturellen Mainstream verankert und können nur dann verstanden werden, wenn sie im (genealogischen) Kontext von Medientechnik und visueller Kultur thematisiert werden. Ramón Reicherts Studien zeigen, dass die »Macht der Vielen« der sozialen Funktion der digitalen Vernetzung entspringt. Folglich können Soziale Medien als Selbstbeschreibung gesellschaftlicher Ordnungsvorstellungen verstanden werden. Vor diesem Hintergrund entziffert er die Zusammenhänge der medientechnischen Operationen und ihrer repräsentationspolitischen Dimensionen und entfaltet so eine umfassende Zeitdiagnose der digitalen Welt, in der wir leben.
Category: Social Science