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Against Nature

Author : Tomas Espedal
ISBN : 0857422359
Genre : Fiction
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In contemporary Norwegian fiction, Tomas Espedal's work stands out as uniquely bound up with the author's personal experiences.Against Nature, a companion volume to the already-published Against Art, is an examination of factory work, love's labour and the work of writingworking in order to live in compliance with society and nature. But what is natural? And why is Espedal drawn towards the impossibleimpossible love, books, myths, taboos? He reads the story of Abélard and Héloïse and about young Marguerite Duras and her Chinese lover, and realizes that he too is turning into one of those who live against nature.
Category: Fiction

Against Nature

Author : Joris-Karl Huysmans
ISBN : 9781625588692
Genre : Fiction
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Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans is a novel in which very little happens; its narrative concentrates almost entirely on its principal character, and is mostly a catalogue of the tastes and inner life of Jean Des Esseintes, an eccentric, reclusive aesthete and antihero, who loathes 19th century bourgeois society and tries to retreat into an ideal artistic world of his own creation. Against Nature contains many themes which became associated with the Symbolist aesthetic. In doing so, it broke from naturalism and became the ultimate example of decadent literature. Jean Des Esseintes is the last member of a powerful and once proud noble family. He has lived an extremely decadent life in Paris which has left him disgusted with human society. Without telling anyone, he absconds to a house in the countryside. He fills the house with his eclectic art collection and decides to spend the rest of his life in intellectual and aesthetic contemplation. Throughout his intellectual experiments, he recalls various debauched events and love affairs of his past in Paris.
Category: Fiction

Against Nature

Author : Steven Vogel
ISBN : 0791430456
Genre : Philosophy
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Against Nature examines the history of the concept of nature in the tradition of Critical Theory, with chapters on Lukacs, Horkheimer and Adorno, Marcuse, and Habermas. It argues that the tradition has been marked by significant difficulties with respect to that concept; that these problems are relevant to contemporary environmental philosophy as well; and that a solution to them requires taking seriously--and literally--the idea of nature as socially constructed.
Category: Philosophy

Against Nature

Author : Jeffrey Weeks
ISBN : STANFORD:36105002311616
Genre : Psychology
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A Reform Against Nature

Author : Carolyn Summers Vacca
ISBN : 0820458112
Genre : Political Science
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Debates over women's suffrage filled the pages of nineteenth-century articles, speeches, and books. Early natural rights justifications gave way to those based on women's special characteristics - characteristics used by vehement anti-suffragists to justify women's exclusion from the polity. These questions over natural rights reappeared in immigration and naturalization debates, which also attracted the print media's attention. This shift in the rationale for inclusion in the suffrage debates paved the way for a reorientation of American views - from citizenship as a right, to citizenship as a privilege - a view that informed America's response to questions of immigration and naturalization in the early twentieth century.
Category: Political Science

Crimes Against Nature

Author : Karl Jacoby
ISBN : 9780520957930
Genre : History
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Crimes against Nature reveals the hidden history behind three of the nation's first parklands: the Adirondacks, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon. Focusing on conservation's impact on local inhabitants, Karl Jacoby traces the effect of criminalizing such traditional practices as hunting, fishing, foraging, and timber cutting in the newly created parks. Jacoby reassesses the nature of these "crimes" and provides a rich portrait of rural people and their relationship with the natural world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Category: History

Against Nature

Author : J. K. Huysmans
ISBN : 9781907650314
Genre : Fiction
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Study of obsession and aesthetics in fin-de-siecle France.
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Crimes Against Nature

Author : Don Liddick
ISBN : 9780313384646
Genre : Business & Economics
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This comprehensive analysis of garbage trafficking, wildlife trafficking, illegal fishing, and illegal logging highlights the difficulty in balancing human interests and environmental responsibility. * Provides a comprehensive overview of environmental damage worldwide from illicit industries * Includes coverage of key environmental regulations, including the Basel Convention, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and the Lacey Act * Presents a chronology of the development of illegal industries and the advent of legislation intended to fight these exploitative businesses * Includes seven tables relevant to garbage trafficking, wildlife trafficking, and illegal fishing * A bibliography and endnotes with each chapter document the sources used
Category: Business & Economics

Sins Against Nature

Author : Zeb Tortorici
ISBN : 9780822371625
Genre : History
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In Sins against Nature Zeb Tortorici explores the prosecution of sex acts in colonial New Spain (present-day Mexico, Guatemala, the US Southwest, and the Philippines) to examine the multiple ways bodies and desires come to be textually recorded and archived. Drawing on the records from over three hundred criminal and Inquisition cases between 1530 and 1821, Tortorici shows how the secular and ecclesiastical courts deployed the term contra natura—against nature—to try those accused of sodomy, bestiality, masturbation, erotic religious visions, priestly solicitation of sex during confession, and other forms of "unnatural" sex. Archival traces of the visceral reactions of witnesses, the accused, colonial authorities, notaries, translators, and others in these records demonstrate the primacy of affect and its importance to the Spanish documentation and regulation of these sins against nature. In foregrounding the logic that dictated which crimes were recorded and how they are mediated through the colonial archive, Tortorici recasts Iberian Atlantic history through the prism of the unnatural while showing how archives destabilize the bodies, desires, and social categories on which the history of sexuality is based.
Category: History