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Download E-books Eclipse and Re-emergence of the Communist Movement (Revolutionary Pocketbooks) PDF

By Gilles Dauvé

The unique essays incorporated right here have been first written among 1969 and 1972 through humans excited by the main radical points of the French normal strike and circulated between left communist and employee circles. through the years those 3 essays were released individually in numerous languages and revealed as books in either the U.S. and the united kingdom with few alterations. This 3rd English variation is up-to-date take into consideration the modern political state of affairs; half the current quantity is new fabric. The ebook argues that removing wage-labor, type, the nation, and personal estate is critical, attainable, and will merely be accomplished through a ancient holiday, one who will surely fluctuate from October 1917, but it should no longer be a relaxed, slow, piecemeal evolution both. Like their historic predecessors, the authors nonetheless think in revolution.

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Download E-books Public Figures (Wesleyan Poetry Series) PDF

By Jena Osman

Public Figures is an essay-poem with photos and textual content that starts with a playful idea test: statues of individuals in public areas have eyes, yet what are they ? to reply to that query, Jena Osman units up a digicam to trace the gaze of a couple of statues in Philadelphia—mostly nineteenth century army figures wearing guns. How does their perspective vary from our personal? and the way does it examine, say, to the perspective of different watchful army figures, comparable to drone pilots? during this ebook, Osman combines the histories at the back of those statues with poetic narratives that ask us to contemplate our personal relational positions, and the way our personal daily gaze could be complicit with the gun-sights of conflict. Public Figures illustrates how background is remodeled, or even erased, by way of monuments and different public files of occasions. via poetry, these histories might be made obvious back. cost for the web reader’s spouse at http://publicfigures.site.wesleyan.edu.

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Download E-books Transcultural Cinema PDF

By David MacDougall

David MacDougall is a pivotal determine within the improvement of ethnographic cinema and visible anthropology. As a filmmaker, he has directed in Africa, Australia, India, and Europe. His prize-winning movies (many made together along with his spouse, Judith MacDougall) comprise The marriage ceremony Camels, Lorang's Way, To stay with Herds, A spouse between Wives, Takeover, Photo Wallahs, and Tempus de Baristas. As a theorist, he articulates imperative concerns within the relation of movie to anthropology, and is likely one of the few documentary filmmakers who writes generally on those matters. The essays amassed the following handle, for example, the variation among movies and written texts and among the location of the filmmaker and that of the anthropological writer.

In truth, those works supply an outline of the heritage of visible anthropology, in addition to commentaries on particular matters, similar to point-of-view and subjectivity, reflexivity, using subtitles, and the function of the cinema topic. Refreshingly freed from jargon, every piece belongs greatly to the culture of the essay in its own engagement with exploring tough matters. the writer eventually disputes the view that ethnographic filmmaking is only a visible kind of anthropology, retaining as a substitute that it's a radical anthropological perform, which demanding situations some of the simple assumptions of the self-discipline of anthropology itself. even if influential between filmmakers and critics, a few of these essays have been released in small journals and feature been earlier tricky to discover. the 3 longest items, together with the name essay, are new.

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Download E-books Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education PDF

By Neil Postman

In a chain of feisty and finally hopeful essays, one among America's sharpest social critics casts a clever eye over modern tradition to bare the worst -- and the easiest -- of our behavior of discourse, traits in schooling, and obsessions with technological novelty. Readers will locate themselves rethinking lots of their bedrock assumptions: should still schooling transmit tradition or guard us opposed to it? Is technological innovation growth or a chiefly American dependancy? whilst every person watches an analogous tv courses -- and tv manufacturers do not discriminate among the audiences for Sesame highway and Dynasty -- is youth something greater than a sentimental thought? Writing within the traditions of Orwell and H.L. Mencken, Neil Postman sends surprise waves of wit and important intelligence during the cultural desolate tract.

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Download E-books Collecting Himself: James Thurber on Writing and Writers, Humor, and Himself PDF

By James Thurber, Michael J. Rosen

The 1st quantity of a sequence containing formerly unpublished Thurber fabric comprising drawings, cartoons, essays, autobiographical and biographical sketches. This publication is prepared basically by means of topic, instead of through chronology or style. The editor has attempted to exploit Thurber's personal instincts for anthologising, blending different types of writing, article, essay, overview, caricature and parody. integrated are Thurber's parody of "The Postman continually earrings Twice", an imagined assembly with Henry James and his reviews on girls, canine and E.B.White.

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Download E-books Zoom: How Everything Moves: From Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees PDF

From the rate of sunshine to relocating mountains--and every little thing in between--ZOOM explores how the universe and its items move.

If you take a seat as nonetheless as you could in a quiet room, you're in a position to persuade your self that not anything is relocating. yet air currents are nonetheless wafting round you. Blood rushes via your veins. The atoms on your chair jiggle furiously. actually, the planet you're sitting on is whizzing via area thirty-five occasions swifter than the rate of sound.

Natural movement dominates our lives and the difficult mechanics of the area round us. In ZOOM, Bob Berman explores how movement shapes each point of the universe, actually from the floor up. With an unique kind and a present for distilling the wondrous, Berman spans astronomy, geology, biology, meteorology, and the background of technological know-how, uncovering how clouds remain aloft, how the Earth's rotation curves a house run's flight, and why a mosquito's primary whine resembles a telephone's dial tone.

For readers who like to get smarter with out figuring out it, ZOOM bursts with technological know-how writing at its top.

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Download E-books Lapham's Quarterly: Disaster (Spring 2016) PDF

Quantity IX, quantity 2

Lapham’s Quarterly embodies the idea that background is the foundation of all schooling, clinical and literary in addition to political and monetary. each one factor addresses a subject matter of present curiosity and concern—war, faith, cash, medication, nature, crime—by mentioning to the microphone of the current the recommendation and suggestions of the past.

The texts are drawn from authors at the order of Aristotle, William Shakespeare, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Thucydides, Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, Edward Gibbon, Mahatma Gandhi, Confucius, Honoré de Balzac, Jane Austen, Jorge Luis Borges, Matsuo Bashō, Henry David Thoreau, and Joan Didion. Abridged instead of paraphrased, not one of the textual content within the Quarterly runs to a size longer than six pages, others not more than six paragraphs. including passages from the world’s nice literature, every one factor bargains full-color reproductions of work and sculpture by way of the world’s nice artists. The connecting of the then with the now could be additional augmented with the testimony present in the letters, speeches, diaries, and pictures, in five-act performs and three-part songs.

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Download E-books The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012 PDF

By Dan Ariely

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The most sensible American sequence is the optimal annual exhibit for the country’s most interesting brief fiction and nonfiction. each one volume’s sequence editor selects extraordinary works from 1000's of magazines, journals, and internet sites. A precise visitor editor, a number one author within the box, then chooses the top twenty or so items to submit. This exact method has made the most sensible American sequence the main revered — and hottest — of its kind.

The most sensible American technology and Nature Writing 2012 includes

JEROME GROOPMAN, SY MONTGOMERY, MICHAEL BEHAR, DEBORAH BLUM, THOMAS GOETZ, DAVID EAGLEMAN, RIVKA GALCHEN, DAVID KIRBY, and others

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Download E-books The Complete Works of Kate Chopin (Southern Literary Studies) PDF

By Kate Chopin

In 1969, according to Seyersted gave the realm the 1st accrued works of Kate Chopin. Seyersted's presentation of Chopin's writings and biographical and bibliographical info ended in the rediscovery and social gathering of this turn-of-the-century writer. Newsweek hailed the two-volume opus -- "In tale after tale and in all her novels, Kate Chopin's oracular feminism and prophetic psychology nearly outweigh her estimable literary skills. Her revival is either attention-grabbing and timely." Now for the 1st time, Seyersted'sComplete Works comes in a single-volume paperback. it's the first and in simple terms paperback variation of Chopin's overall oeuvre. Containing twenty poems, ninety-six tales, novels, and 13 essays -- in brief, every thing Chopin wrote other than a number of extra poems and 3 unfinished kid's tales -- in addition to Seyersted's unique revelatory creation and Edmund Wilson's foreword, this anthology is either a ancient and a literary fulfillment. it's excellent for an individual who needs to discover the pleasures of studying this hugely acclaimed author.

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