THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TROUBLE AND SPACIOUSNESS

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The Encyclopedia Of Trouble And Spaciousness

Author : Rebecca Solnit
ISBN : 9781595341990
Genre : Social Science
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The incomparable Rebecca Solnit, author of more than a dozen acclaimed, prizewinning books of nonfiction, brings the same dazzling writing to the essays in Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness. As the title suggests, the territory of Solnit’s concerns is vast, and in her signature alchemical style she combines commentary on history, justice, war and peace, and explorations of place, art, and community, all while writing with the lyricism of a poet to achieve incandescence and wisdom. Gathered here are celebrated iconic essays along with little-known pieces that create a powerful survey of the world we live in, from the jungles of the Zapatistas in Mexico to the splendors of the Arctic. This rich collection tours places as diverse as Haiti and Iceland; movements like Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring; an original take on the question of who did Henry David Thoreau’s laundry; and a searching look at what the hatred of country music really means. Solnit moves nimbly from Orwell to Elvis, to contemporary urban gardening to 1970s California macramé and punk rock, and on to searing questions about the environment, freedom, family, class, work, and friendship. It’s no wonder she’s been compared in Bookforum to Susan Sontag and Annie Dillard and in the San Francisco Chronicle to Joan Didion. The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness proves Rebecca Solnit worthy of the accolades and honors she’s received. Rarely can a reader find such penetrating critiques of our time and its failures leavened with such generous heapings of hope. Solnit looks back to history and the progress of political movements to find an antidote to despair in what many feel as lost causes. In its encyclopedic reach and its generous compassion, Solnit’s collection charts a way through the thickets of our complex social and political worlds. Her essays are a beacon for readers looking for alternative ideas in these imperiled times.
Category: Social Science

Best Of 2014

Author : Trinity University Press Trinity University Press
ISBN : 9781595347503
Genre : Literary Collections
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Selections from Trinity University Press's best books of 2014. Includes excerpts from Maximilian and Carlota: Europe's Last Empire in Mexico by M. M. McAllen, The Osage Orange Tree by William Stafford and Dennis Cunningham, Early Morning by Kim Stafford, Outside by Barry Lopez and Barry Moser, Unchopping a Tree by W. S. Merwin and Liz Ward, Writing Architecture by Carter Wiseman, The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness by Rebecca Solnit, A Muse and a Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic by Peter Turchi, and Nobody Home: Writing, Buddhism, and Living in Places by Julia Martin and Gary Snyder.
Category: Literary Collections

Climate Change Across The Curriculum

Author : Eric J. Fretz
ISBN : 9781498511193
Genre : Education
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In this book, faculty members from a wide range of disciplines reflect on how they engage their academic specializations to teach students about the science, politics, and ethics of climate change. The contributors provide methods, strategies, rationales, and theoretical justifications for teaching climate issues in the university.
Category: Education

Posthuman Glossary

Author : Rosi Braidotti
ISBN : 9781350030268
Genre : Philosophy
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If art, science, and the humanities have shared one thing, it was their common engagement with constructions and representations of the human. Under the pressure of new contemporary concerns, however, we are experiencing a "posthuman condition†?; the combination of new developments-such as the neoliberal economics of global capitalism, migration, technological advances, environmental destruction on a mass scale, the perpetual war on terror and extensive security systems- with a troublesome reiteration of old, unresolved problems that mean the concept of the human as we had previously known it has undergone dramatic transformations. The Posthuman Glossary is a volume providing an outline of the critical terms of posthumanity in present-day artistic and intellectual work. It builds on the broad thematic topics of Anthropocene/Capitalocene, eco-sophies, digital activism, algorithmic cultures and security and the inhuman. It outlines potential artistic, intellectual, and activist itineraries of working through the complex reality of the 'posthuman condition', and creates an understanding of the altered meanings of art vis-Á -vis critical present-day developments. It bridges missing links across disciplines, terminologies, constituencies and critical communities. This original work will unlock the terms of the posthuman for students and researchers alike.
Category: Philosophy

The Encyclopedia Of The Novel

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ISBN : 9781118779071
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 63.90 MB
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Now available in a single volume paperback, this advanced reference resource for the novel and novel theory offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, and genre of the novel, in over 140 articles of 500-7,000 words. Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style); subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, such as definitions of the novel; book history; and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines. The Encyclopedia is arranged in A-Z format and features entries from an international cast of over 140 scholars, overseen by an advisory board of 37 leading specialists in the field, making this the most authoritative reference resource available on the novel. This essential reference, now available in an easy-to-use, fully indexed single volume paperback, will be a vital addition to the libraries of literature students and scholars everywhere.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Encyclopedia Of Religious Phenomena

Author : J Gordon Melton
ISBN : 9781578592593
Genre : Religion
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From sacred mountains and places of pilgrimage to visions and out-of-body travel, this reference explores unusual and unexplained physical events, apparitions, and other phenomena rooted in religious beliefs. Each entry features a balanced presentation and includes a description of the phenomenon, the religious claims surrounding the occurrence, and a scientific response. Touring the world and history, this comprehensive reference includes entries on angels, comets, Marian apparitions, and religious figures such as Jesus, Mohammad, and Lao Tzu.
Category: Religion

Encyclopedia Of Rhetoric And Composition

Author : Theresa Enos
ISBN : 9781136993695
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 51.48 MB
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This reference guide surveys the field, covering rhetoric's principles, concepts, applications, practical tools, and major thinkers. Drawing on the scholarship and expertise of 288 contributors, the Encyclopedia presents a long-needed overview of rhetoric and its role in contemporary education and communications, discusses rhetoric's contributions to various fields, surveys the applications of this versatile discipline to the teaching of English and language arts, and illustrates its usefulness in all kinds of discourse, argument, and exchange of ideas. 媭
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

British Encyclopedia

Author : William Nicholson
ISBN : HARVARD:HN5MP7
Genre : Natural history
File Size : 41.55 MB
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Category: Natural history