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Against Nature

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

Man Against Nature

Author : Gordon Chism
ISBN : 9780615156866
Genre : Reference
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"Man Against Nature: Why Are We Damaging Our Biosphere" presents a unique perspective on the current state of the environment. It is a journey through human life in nature - the time that wrote man's emotional programming - to the modern world's self-destructive patterns. Written in layman's terms to appeal to the non-academic, this book is an entertaining, offbeat, thought-provoking narrative with an interactive component. The reader is encouraged to share his/her own insights of the ideas presented. Through the wisdom of common consciousness, an outside perspective on ourselves can be generated, hopefully leading to an understanding of how to work with our genetic programming and save this beautiful planet.
Category: Reference

Against Nature

Author : Jeffrey Weeks
ISBN : STANFORD:36105002311616
Genre : Psychology
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Category: Psychology

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

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

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

Games Against Nature

Author : Robert Harms
ISBN : 0521655358
Genre : History
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In this book, Robert Harms makes an important advance toward recovering the history of the people of the rain forest by telling the story of the Nunu, who live in and around swampy floodplains of the middle Zaire River. Using concepts drawn from game theory, Professor Harms explores the changing relationship between nature and culture among the Nunu. Picturing Nunu society as animated by a never-ending competition among lineages and households, he traces how the competition pushed people into new environments, and how adaption to the new environment, in turn, led to new forms of competition.
Category: History