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Like A Thief In Broad Daylight

Author : Slavoj Zizek
ISBN : 9781609809768
Genre : Philosophy
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The latest book from "the most despicable philosopher in the West" (New Republic) considers the new dangers and radical possibilities set in motion by advances in Big Tech. In recent years, techno-scientific progress has started to utterly transform our world--changing it almost beyond recognition. In this extraordinary new book, renowned philosopher Slavoj Žižek turns to look at the brave new world of Big Tech, revealing how, with each new wave of innovation, we find ourselves moving closer and closer to a bizarrely literal realization of Marx's prediction that "all that is solid melts into air." With the automation of work, the virtualization of money, the dissipation of class communities, and the rise of immaterial, intellectual labor, the global capitalist edifice is beginning to crumble, more quickly than ever before--and it is now on the verge of vanishing entirely. But what will come next? Against a backdrop of constant socio-technological upheaval, how could any kind of authentic change take place? In such a context, Žižek argues, there can be no great social triumph--because lasting revolution has already come into the scene, like a thief in broad daylight, stealing into sight right before our very eyes. What we must do now is wake up and see it. Urgent as ever, Like a Thief in Broad Daylight illuminates the new dangers as well as the radical possibilities thrown up by today's technological and scientific advances, and their electrifying implications for us all.
Category: Philosophy

Paragon Park

Author : Mark Doty
ISBN : 9781567924428
Genre : Fiction
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Back when we were both very young, Godine had the honor of publishing the first two poetry books of Mark Doty, who has since gone on to considerable and deserved fame and fortune, winning the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008, as well as honors from the National Book Critics Circle, the LA Times Book Prize, a Whiting Award, and (as the first American in its history) the T.S.Eliot Prize. Here, reset and containing almost two dozen poems that appeared in small magazines but have never before been collected, are the complete texts of Turtle, Swan and Bethlehem in Broad Daylight to which Doty has contributed a new introduction. Essentially a new book, and important both for its history and its new inclusions.
Category: Fiction

In Broad Daylight

Author : Yael Stein
ISBN : UOM:39015051817644
Genre : History
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Category: History

In Broad Daylight

Author : Harry N. MacLean
ISBN : 0312942362
Genre : True Crime
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Recounts the true story of the murder of Ken Rex McElroy, a man who had terrorized and bullied the citizens of Skidmore, Missouri, and whose killer is still protected by a code of silence.
Category: True Crime

In Broad Daylight

Author : Gabriele Pedulla
ISBN : 9781844679195
Genre : Performing Arts
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From plasma screens to smartphones, today moving images are everywhere. How have films adapted to this new environment? And how has the experience of the spectator changed because of this proliferation? In Broad Daylight investigates one of the decisive shifts in the history of Western aesthetics, exploring the metamorphosis of films in the age of individual media, when the public is increasingly free but also increasingly resistant to the emotive force of the pictures flashing around us. Moving deftly from philosophy of mind to film theory, from architectural practice to ethics, from Leon Battista Alberti to Orson Welles, Gabriele Pedullà examines the revolution that is reshaping the entire system of the arts and creativity in all its manifestations.
Category: Performing Arts

In Broad Daylight

Author : Marie Ferrarella
ISBN : 9781426868535
Genre : Fiction
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SHE WAS ALL KINDS OF WRONG FOR A MAN TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING She moved like poetry and wore her sensuality like a second skin. Blond, beautiful Brenda York could make a good cop cross the line. And when that cop was Dax Cavanaugh, on the trail of a missing child, it was an all-out war between duty and desire. And desire was winning. Thrown together with the detective searching for her kidnapped student, Brenda couldn't ignore the sexual tension simmering between them. But what would happen once Dax learned she was carrying another man's child? Was their love strong enough to make them forget everything but the need to be together at any cost?
Category: Fiction

Coyotes In Broad Daylight

Author : Robert Yehling
ISBN : 9780978544768
Genre : Poetry
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Yehling explores a world without the many masks of fear and self-trickery that people wear for acceptance and survival, a world in which they reveal their deepest selves. This collection also features a few selections written in previously forgotten Ancient Greek poetry forms, as well as a series of new challenging and entertaining essays.
Category: Poetry

Vanished In Broad Daylight

Author : Mark A. Bingaman
ISBN : 9781481743716
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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BABY-PROOF—CHILDPROOF—BULLETPROOF, THE ROLE OF PARENTS HAS NEVER BEEN GREATER. Roaming unabated, a serial pedophile spent every waking moment pacifying his inner demons. Combatting illicit sexual cravings, like self-medicating an incurable disease, required daily heavy doses of hardcore pornography. A chilling account of an eight-year-old child kidnapped and brutally murdered. Rising up from a rural California town and striking back, a world-wide chase ensued for a sociopath gone mad. No respecter of human rights—a child's life. Leaving the United States and spanning half the globe, the hunt would never end until coming face-to-face with every parent's worst nightmare. A harrowing true-crime story grippingly told by a team of detectives left standing. The story of Maria Piceno is a testament of courage and faith—under fire. This special child wouldn't go quietly into the night. Out of life's hardest lessons, comes unforgettable sweet tender moments. Anyone that has loved a child—this is a must read, no one can afford to miss. You'll never be the same: WHEN TOUCHED BY A CHILD
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Midnight In Broad Daylight

Author : Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
ISBN : 9780062351951
Genre : History
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Meticulously researched and beautifully written, the true story of a Japanese American family that found itself on opposite sides during World War II—an epic tale of family, separation, divided loyalties, love, reconciliation, loss, and redemption—this is a riveting chronicle of U.S.–Japan relations and the Japanese experience in America. After their father’s death, Harry, Frank, and Pierce Fukuhara—all born and raised in the Pacific Northwest—moved to Hiroshima, their mother’s ancestral home. Eager to go back to America, Harry returned in the late 1930s. Then came Pearl Harbor. Harry was sent to an internment camp until a call came for Japanese translators and he dutifully volunteered to serve his country. Back in Hiroshima, his brothers Frank and Pierce became soldiers in the Japanese Imperial Army. As the war raged on, Harry, one of the finest bilingual interpreters in the United States Army, island-hopped across the Pacific, moving ever closer to the enemy—and to his younger brothers. But before the Fukuharas would have to face each other in battle, the U.S. detonated the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, gravely injuring tens of thousands of civilians, including members of their family. Alternating between the American and Japanese perspectives, Midnight in Broad Daylight captures the uncertainty and intensity of those charged with the fighting as well as the deteriorating home front of Hiroshima—as never told before in English—and provides a fresh look at the dropping of the first atomic bomb. Intimate and evocative, it is an indelible portrait of a resilient family, a scathing examination of racism and xenophobia, an homage to the tremendous Japanese American contribution to the American war effort, and an invaluable addition to the historical record of this extraordinary time.
Category: History

In Broad Daylight Movies And Spectators After The Cinema

Author : Gabriele Pedulla
ISBN : 9781844678532
Genre : Performing Arts
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Traces revolutionary changes in the experiences of spectators and the arts in the age of YouTube, exploring how films and their viewers adapt to such innovations as plasma screens and smartphones, assessing such topics as film theory, architectural practice and ethics.
Category: Performing Arts