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The Captive Mind

Author : Czesław Miłosz
ISBN : 0140189270
Genre : Communism
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Category: Communism

My Private War

Author : Norman Bussel
ISBN : UOM:39015079166529
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Documents the World War II veteran's experiences as a nineteen-year-old prisoner of war, a tortuous process that left him struggling with PTSD and rage at the way his fellow captives and he were treated and compromised his ability to peacefully reacclimate when he was returned home.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Indigeneity And Universality In Social Science

Author : Partha Nath Mukherji
ISBN : 9780761932154
Genre : Social Science
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Emerging out of the Renaissance and the industrial revolution, the set of disciplines that got institutionalised as the social sciences were fashioned in Europe. However, what were areas of scholarly inquiry responding to specifically Western problems and concerns, laid claim to universality in course of time and were uncritically accepted as being so until they began to be challenged by non-Western thinkers in the second half of the twentieth century. Bringing together 18 essays by distinguished social scientists, this volume is a major contribution to the debate on the indigenisation of the social sciences. It addresses two central questions from a primarily Asian perspective: - Are the social sciences that originated in the West, and are essentially indigenous to it, universal for the rest? - Can the universal explain the particular, unless the universals in the particulars of different cultural contexts contribute to the construction of the universal? Some of the issues explored in this twin framework are: - The de-parochialisation of Western social science. - The concept of the ‘captive mind’, which fails to fathom its captivity. - The limitations of Western social sciences on crucial issues such as modernisation, economic liberalisation and structural adjustment. - The validity and potential of indigenous models of development as demonstrated by Bhutan’s concept of Gross National Happiness. - Oral traditions and their potential for universal knowledge.
Category: Social Science

The Poet S Work

Author : Leonard Nathan
ISBN : 0674689704
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Born eighty years ago in Lithuania, Czeslaw Milosz has been acclaimed "one of the greatest poets of our time, perhaps the greatest" (Joseph Brodsky). This self-described "connoisseur of heavens and abysses" has produced a corpus of poems, essays, memoirs, and fiction of such depth and range that the reader's imagination is moved far beyond ordinary limits of consciousness. In The Poet's Work Leonard Nathan and Arthur Quinn follow Milosz's wanderings in exile from Poland to Paris to Berkeley as they chart the singular development of his art. Relating his life and his works to the unfolding of his thought, they have crafted a lucid reading of Milosz that far surpasses anything yet written on this often enigmatic poet. The Poet's Work is not only a solid introduction to Milosz; it is also a unique record of the poet's own interpretations of his work. As colleagues of Milosz at Berkeley, Nathan and Quinn had long, detailed discussions with the poet. It is this spirit of collaboration that brings a sense of immediacy and authority to their seamless study. Nathan and Quinn reveal as never before why Milosz is a true visionary, a poet of ideas in history. And they show how the influence of Blake, Simone Weil, Dostoevsky, Lev Shestov, and Swedenborg, together with Henry Miller, Allen Ginsberg, and Robinson Jeffers, has enriched his vision. Milosz's lifelong experience of totalitarian regimes that exalt science and technology over individual needs and aspirations, his acute sense of alienation as an émigré, and his humanistic zeal and belief in the primacy of living have brought a prismatic quality to his poetry. At seventy, Milosz spoke of himself as an "ecstatic pessimist." In their sensitive mapping of his art, Nathan and Quinn skillfully demonstrate that Milosz's global influence has been achieved by the ever-shifting balance he strikes between ecstasy and pessimism. Irony and humor are never far from this book, which not only communicates Milosz's polyphonic message but also evokes his uniquely humane sensibility. The Poet's Work is an illuminating introduction to Milosz that will inform and engage scholars and general readers for years to come.
Category: Literary Criticism

Ali Shariati And The Future Of Social Theory

Author : Dustin J. Byrd
ISBN : 9789004353732
Genre : Social Science
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Ali Shariati and the Future of Social Theory: Religion, Revolution and the Role of the Intellectual is a collection of essays engaged in a future-oriented remembrance of the life and praxis of one of Iran’s most influential revolutionary intellectuals: Ali Shariati.
Category: Social Science

Continuing Debate

Author : Syed Hussein Alatas
ISBN : OCLC:963228322
Genre : East and West
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The Cthulhu Tome Revised

Author : H. P. Lovecraft
ISBN : 9781773563091
Genre : Fiction
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A large collection of stories by and co-written by Howard Phillips Lovecraft. These stories are the staging point for the style of horror written by the large collection of horror writers who are writing today. The stories in this collection are dark and brooding and can easily drain the sanity of any reader that dares look into this tome! Now in larger print!
Category: Fiction