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Thinking Past Terror

Author : Susan Buck-Morss
ISBN : 1859845851
Genre : Philosophy
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Renowned critical theorist Susan Buck-Morss argues convincingly that a global public needs to think past the twin insanities of terrorism and counter-terrorism in order to dismantle regressive intellectual barriers. Surveying the widespread literature on the relationship of Islam to modernity, she reveals that there is surprising overlap where scholars commonly and simplistically see antithesis. Thinking Past Terror situates this engagement with the study of Islam among critical contemporary discourses—feminism, post-colonialism and the critique of determinism. Reminding us powerfully that domination and consensus are maintained not by the lack of opposing ideas but by the disorganization of dissent, Thinking Past Terror presents the empowering idea of a global counter-culture as a very real possibility. If the language of a global, radically cosmopolitan Left is not presumed but its attainment struggled for, if the Leftist project is itself this struggle, then democracy defines its very core.
Category: Philosophy

Thinking About War And Peace Past Present And Future

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ISBN : 9781848880849
Genre : Social Science
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The papers contained in this volume provide a snapshot of the contributions made to the 8th Global Conference on War and Peace which took place in Warsaw, Poland from 22nd to 24th May 2011
Category: Social Science

Democracy And America S War On Terror

Author : Robert L. Ivie
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114192979
Genre : History
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Robert Ivie discusses democracy's centrality to the national identity and how prevailing constructions of democracy constitute a republic of fear in which the threat of foreign and domestic "others" is chronically exaggerated through rituals of vilification and victimization.
Category: History

Handbook Of Cultural Politics And Education

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ISBN : 9789460911774
Genre : Education
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In academia, the effects of the “cultural turn” have been felt deeply. In everyday life, tenets from cultural politics have influenced how people behave or regard their options for action, such as the reconfiguration of social movements, protests, and praxis in general.
Category: Education

On Shifting Ground

Author : Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone
ISBN : 9781558618565
Genre : Political Science
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"This book contains many thoughtful, highly relevant, and frequently brilliant essays on the contemporary ideas, organization, activities, and agency of Muslim women in several countries." Nikki Keddie, author of Women in the Middle East: Past and PresentHas Arab Spring made life better for Muslim women? Has new media brought feminists together, or has it become a tool to organize the opposition? This essential collection is updated with a new introduction and two new essays, offering insider views on how Muslim women are navigating technology, social media, public space, secularism/fundamentalism, and citizenship.Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone is a historian at the American University School of International Service.
Category: Political Science


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ISBN : UVA:X006169105
Genre : Arts
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Category: Arts

Whitney Biennial 2004

Author : Whitney Museum of American Art
ISBN : 0874271398
Genre : Art, American
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Hegel Haiti And Universal History

Author : Susan Buck-Morss
ISBN : 9780822973348
Genre : Philosophy
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In this path-breaking work, Susan Buck-Morss draws new connections between history, inequality, social conflict, and human emancipation. Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History offers a fundamental reinterpretation of Hegel's master-slave dialectic and points to a way forward to free critical theoretical practice from the prison-house of its own debates. Historicizing the thought of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and the actions taken in the Haitian Revolution, Buck-Morss examines the startling connections between the two and challenges us to widen the boundaries of our historical imagination. She finds that it is in the discontinuities of historical flow, the edges of human experience, and the unexpected linkages between cultures that the possibility to transcend limits is discovered. It is these flashes of clarity that open the potential for understanding in spite of cultural differences. What Buck-Morss proposes amounts to a "new humanism," one that goes beyond the usual ideological implications of such a phrase to embrace a radical neutrality that insists on the permeability of the space between opposing sides and as it reaches for a common humanity.--publisher description.
Category: Philosophy

Terror And Taboo

Author : David Douglass
ISBN : 041591759X
Genre : Social Science
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Terror and Taboo is about the mythography of terror. It aims to unveil the semantics of the culture of terror and thereby demystify and disenchant the obsession with terrorism and remove the taboos surrounding it.
Category: Social Science

Illiberal Practices Of Liberal Regimes

Author : Didier Bigo
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123846128
Genre : Civil rights
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In the name of protection and nationl security, we witness the development of both a transnational field of professionals of politics and of professionals of security (police, intelligence, military). This development might provide a feeling of safety, but il also induces illiberal practices that lead to resistance from judges, human rights groups and part of the public. Drawing on research from several European countries, this volume brings together essays on the way counterterrorism is embedded into the very logic of the fields of politics and of security, both in their internal and international dimension.
Category: Civil rights

Gorbachev S New Thinking On Terrorism

Author : Galia Golan
ISBN : 0275934829
Genre : Political Science
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This book examines the reevaluation of Soviet foreign policy under Gorbachev, known as the "new thinking," and its effects on Soviet attitude and behavior toward terrorism.
Category: Political Science

Under Fire

Author : Jordan Crandall
ISBN : UOM:39015060646463
Genre : Art
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Through a series of discussions about an array of issues - battle simulation techniques and news programming, democracy and violence, the privatization of the military, and militarized bodies - Jordan Crandall explores the organization and representation of contemporary armed conflict. Moderated by Crandall, 'Under Fire 1' is a compilation of a series of dialogues that occurred online from January 25 through April 19, 2004 between artists, political scientists, critics, activists, and journalists around the central theme.
Category: Art

Radical Philosophy

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123422714
Genre : Philosophy
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Category: Philosophy

War Culture And The Contest Of Images

Author : Dora Apel
ISBN : UIUC:30112112510588
Genre : Art
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Part 1. The romance of war. 1. Technologies of War, Media, and Dissent in the Post-9/11 Work of Krzysztof Wodiczko ; 2. Historical reenactment: Romantic Amnesia or Counter-Memory? - Part II. The Body of War. 3. Abu Ghraib, Gender, and the Military ; 4. The Body as Political Corpus. - Part III. The Landscape of War. 5 Controlling the Frame: Photojournalism, Digital Technology, and "Modern Warfare" ; 6. Israel/Palestine and the Political Imaginary. - Conclusion : On Human Rights.
Category: Art