Download or read book Practices of Selfhood written by Zygmunt Bauman and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-05-19 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contemporary understanding of human subjectivity has come a long way since the Cartesian 'thinking thing' or Freud's view of the self struggling with its unconscious. We no longer think of ourselves as stable and indivisible units or combinations thereof - instead, we see the self as constantly reinvented and reorganised in interaction with others and with its social and cultural environments. But the world in which we live today is one of uncertainty where nothing can be taken for granted. Coping with change is a challenge but it also presents new opportunities. Uncertainty can be both liberating and oppressive. How does an individual understand her or his position in the world? Are we as human beings determined by our genetic heritage, social circumstances and cultural preferences, or are we free in our choices? How does selfhood emerge? Does it follow the same pattern of development in all people, all cultures, all ages? Or is it a socio-cultural construction that cannot be understood outside its historical context? Are the patterns of selfhood fundamentally changing in the present world? Does new technology allow us more autonomy or does it tempt us to give up the freedoms we have? These are the questions that Zygmunt Bauman and Rein Raud explore in their engaging and wide-ranging dialogue, combining their competences in sociology, philosophy and cultural theory to look at how selfhood is produced in social practice, through language, efforts of self-presentation and self-realisation as well as interaction with others. An indispensable text for understanding the complexities of selfhood in our contemporary liquid-modern world.
Download or read book The Rights of the Defenseless written by Susan J. Pearson and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2011-07-15 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this work, Pearson seeks to understand the institutional, cultural, legal, and political significance of the perceived bond between animals and children, and the attempts made to protect them.
Download or read book Becoming a New Self written by Moshe Sluhovsky and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2017 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Becoming a New Self, Moshe Sluhovsky examines the diffusion of spiritual practices among lay Catholics in early modern Europe. By offering a close examination of early modern Catholic penitential and meditative techniques, Sluhovsky makes the case that these practices promoted the idea of achieving a new self through the knowing of oneself. Practices such as the examination of conscience, general confession, and spiritual exercises, which until the 1400s had been restricted to monastic elites, breached the walls of monasteries in the period that followed. Thanks in large part to Franciscans and Jesuits, lay urban elites—both men and women—gained access to spiritual practices whose goal was to enhance belief and create new selves. Using Michel Foucault’s writing on the hermeneutics of the self, and the French philosopher’s intuition that the early modern period was a moment of transition in the configurations of the self, Sluhovsky offers a broad panorama of spiritual and devotional techniques of self-formation and subjectivation.
|Author||: Downs, Murna|
|Publisher||: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)|
|Release Date||: 2014-09-01|
|ISBN 10||: 9780335245338|
|Pages||: 608 pages|
|Rating||: 4.3/5 (352 users)|
Download or read book Excellence In Dementia Care Research Into Practice written by Downs, Murna and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2014-09-01 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive text on dementia care, drawn from research evidence, practice and the experience of people with dementia.
Download or read book In Practice written by Holger Mathias Briel and published by Peter Lang Pub Incorporated. This book was released on 2001 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contents: Holger Briel/Andreas Kramer: Introduction - Josh Cohen: Dialectic of Entanglement: Adorno, Auschwitz, and the Contradictions of Representation - Ben Morgan: Dialectic of Enlightenment: A Missing Link in Histories of the Self - Arne Klawitter: 'We must produce something that doesn't yet exist': Tasks and Problems in Adorno's and Foucault's Social Criticism - Ingolfur Bluhdorn: From Critical Theory to the Theory of Societal Self-Critique: Ulrich Beck's Attempt at Saving the Critical Project - Colin B. Grant: Fictions and Counterfactual Ideals in the Concept of 'Intersubjectivity' - Holger Briel: Thinking Adorno: The Necessity of Poetry - Michael Spindler: Adorno's Critique of Veblen - Martin Roiser: The American Reception of The Authoritarian Personality - Amresh Sinha: Adorno on Mimesis in Aesthetic Theory - Martin Brady: Film as Music and Script: Adorno's Transparencies on Film - Eugenia Afinoguenova: Adorno - a Farce Character, or: The Origins of Cultural Critique in Spain - Rajeev S. Patke: Adorno: An Asian Extrapolation.
Download or read book Emotion and Social Theory written by Simon Williams and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2001-02-27 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The emotions have traditionally been marginalized in mainstream social theory. This book demonstrates the problems that this has caused and charts the resurgence of emotions in social theory today. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, both classical and contemporary, Simon Williams treats the emotions as a universal feature of human life and our embodied relationship to the world. He reflects and comments upon the turn towards the body and intimacy in social theory, and explains what is important in current thinking about emotions. In his doing so, readers are provided with a critical assessment of various positions within the field, including the strengths and weaknesses of poststructuralism and postmodernism for examinin
Download or read book The Practice Turn in Contemporary Theory written by Karin Knorr Cetina and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-06-20 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides an exciting and diverse philosophical exploration of the role of practice and practices in human activity. It contains original essays and critiques of this philosophical and sociological attempt to move beyond current problematic ways of thinking in the humanities and social sciences. It will be useful across many disciplines, including philosophy, sociology, science, cultural theory, history and anthropology.
|Release Date||: 2021-09-27|
|ISBN 10||: 9789004466005|
|Pages||: 384 pages|
|Rating||: 4.0/5 (44 users)|
Download or read book Fictional Practice Magic Narration and the Power of Imagination written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-09-27 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tying on case studies from late antiquity to the 21st century, this is the first volume that systematically explores the inter-relationship between fictional narratives about magic and the real-world ritual art of practicing magicians.
Download or read book Mindfulness written by Ed Halliwell and published by Hay House Pub. This book was released on 2015-01-05 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Mindfulness: How to Live Well by Paying Attention, mindfulness teacher Ed Halliwell makes this increasingly popular subject accessible to beginners. Featuring practical exercises you can try for yourself, it presents traditional mindfulness teaching alongside the increasing body of scientific evidence that shows these practices have huge potential for enhancing our health and well-being.
|Author||: Elaine Denny|
|Publisher||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
|Release Date||: 2009-02-25|
|ISBN 10||: 9781137021250|
|Pages||: 304 pages|
|Rating||: 4.1/5 (37 users)|
Download or read book The Sociology of Long Term Conditions and Nursing Practice written by Elaine Denny and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2009-02-25 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In recent years there have been major developments in how long term conditions are managed and so it is important nurses understand the rationale behind policy initiatives and their implications for practice. This timely book provides a unique examination of the sociology surrounding long term conditions and the experiences of the patients who have them. It examines the social context of chronic illness and contains individual chapters on the common long term conditions present in the United Kingdom today.
Download or read book Islam and Modernity in Turkey written by B. Silverstein and published by Springer. This book was released on 2011-01-31 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In contrast to much of the Muslim world, a majority of Turks consider Islam to be primarily a matter of personal choice and private belief. How did such an arrangement come about? Moreover, most observant Muslims in Turkey do not see such a conception and practice of Islam as illegitimate. Why not? Islam and Modernity in Turkey addresses these questions through an ethnographic study of Islamic discourses and practices and their articulation with mass media in Turkey, against the background of late Ottoman and early Republican precedents. This ground-breaking book sheds new light on issues of commensurability and difference in culture, religion, and history, and reformulates our understanding of Islam, secularism, and public life in Turkey, the Muslim world, and Europe.
Download or read book Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology written by Julia Twigg and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-06-12 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Later years are changing under the impact of demographic, social and cultural shifts. No longer confined to the sphere of social welfare, they are now studied within a wider cultural framework that encompasses new experiences and new modes of being. Drawing on influences from the arts and humanities, and deploying diverse methodologies – visual, literary, spatial – and theoretical perspectives Cultural Gerontology has brought new aspects of later life into view. This major new publication draws together these currents including: Theory and Methods; Embodiment; Identities and Social Relationships; Consumption and Leisure; and Time and Space. Based on specially commissioned chapters by leading international authors, the Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology will provide concise authoritative reviews of the key debates and themes shaping this exciting new field.
Download or read book Critical Practice written by Martin McQuillan and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-02-21 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. What is the relationship between theory and practice in the creative arts today? In Critical Practice, Martin McQuillan offers a critical interrogation of the idea of practice-led research. He goes beyond the recent vocabulary of research management to consider the more interesting question of the emergence of a cultural space in which philosophy, theory, history and practice are becoming indistinguishable. McQuillan considers the work of a number of writers and thinkers who cross the divide between theoretical and creative practice, including Alain Badiou and Terry Eagleton, and the longer tradition of 'theory-writing' that runs through the work of Hélène Cixous, Roland Barthes and Louis Althusser. His aim is to elucidate the contemporary ramifications of a relationship that has been contested throughout the long history of philosophy, from Plato's dialogues to Derrida's 'Envois'.
Download or read book Digital Enlightenment Yearbook 2013 written by M. Hildebrandt and published by IOS Press. This book was released on 2013-09-12 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The value of personal data has traditionally been understood in ethical terms as a safeguard for personality rights such as human dignity and privacy. However, we have entered an era where personal data are mined, traded and monetized in the process of creating added value - often in terms of free services including efficient search, support for social networking and personalized communications. This volume investigates whether the economic value of personal data can be realized without compromising privacy, fairness and contextual integrity. It brings scholars and scientists from the disciplines of computer science, law and social science together with policymakers, engineers and entrepreneurs with practical experience of implementing personal data management. The resulting collection will be of interest to anyone concerned about privacy in our digital age, especially those working in the field of personal information management, whether academics, policymakers, or those working in the private sector.
Download or read book Moral Projects Disciplinary Practices written by Ian A. M. Nicholson and published by National Library of Canada = Bibliothèque nationale du Canada. This book was released on 1996 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Mindfulness Made Easy written by Ed Halliwell and published by Hay House, Inc. This book was released on 2019-01-08 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An introductory book on mindfulness that will help you to understand this popular technique and cultivate a daily practice. Mindfulness is a powerful antidote to the stresses of modern life and teaches us how to be still in the present moment, to pay attention to ourselves and our surroundings and cultivate peaceful clarity and openness. Ed Halliwell teaches mindfulness to prestigious global organizations, advises the UK government on creating mindfulness-based policies and works on mindfulness campaigns for the Mental Health Foundation. In this week-by-week guide, packed with practical exercises and suitable for all levels of experience, Ed presents traditional mindfulness teaching alongside scientific evidence that shows these techniques have huge potential for enhancing our health and wellbeing. Explore: - key mindfulness practices - the science of mindful attention and neuroplasticity - how to cultivate a mindful attitude - seeing with awareness and approaching challenges - when to let go and when to take mindful action This book was previously published under the title Mindfulness (Hay House Basics series).
Download or read book Media Literacy in Schools written by Andrew Burn and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2007-05-22 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes CD-Rom 'Intriguing and timely...I whole heartedly recommend this text to teacher educators and their trainees, certainly across English and the Arts, but arguably to all engaged in considering critical pedagogy across the curriculum' - ESCalate `This is a very timely book, firmly rooted in authentic, albeit visionary, classroom practice, that has much to offer to teachers of all subjects, but should be particularly welcomed by English and media colleagues' - English Drama Media `Heaving with ideas...outstanding lesson ideas and inspiring work from students' - The Secondary English Magazine `I really enjoyed working my way through this book...The book is accompanied by a DVD organised into chapters which correspond to those in the book, and it was great to see the ideas and schemes referred to in the text come alive. The schemes have been included which makes it even easier to adapt the work to fit the technology and resources available in your own school..All teachers of media would benefit from browsing this book' - Learning & Teaching Update This book is for secondary English, Media, and ICT teachers who want to develop practical media work and media literacy across the curriculum. It is ideal for secondary English and media teachers and curriculum leaders in secondary schools, as well as ICT teachers and co-ordinators, PCGE English/Media students, and researchers working on media, English and ICT projects. A range of case studies are presented which show how digital media work, from video editing to computer game authoring, can be developed in schools, drawing on children's own cultural knowledge. It also shows the benefits of such projects in terms of learning outcomes and increased self-esteem for a range of learners. The book comes with a CD-Rom of children's work from the various case study projects, exhibiting the high standard of moving image work, animations and computer games that can be produced with the help of this text. With an integrated approach drawing together practice, theory and research, the book will help teachers to plan for and develop their own media projects in school. It offers advice on integrating media work across the curriculum (in English and media classes as well as in ICT and citizenship), and presents a model of progression which shows how learning can develop from the first years of secondary school through to GCSE level. In line with current government initiatives to open up curriculum boundaries, the book shows how to plan for longer periods of time for these projects.