The Badlands of Modernity

Heterotopia and Social Ordering

Author: Kevin Hetherington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134822464

Category: Science

Page: 176

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The Badlands of Modernity offers a wide ranging and original interpretation of modernity as it emerged during the eighteenth century through an analysis of some of the most important social spaces. Drawing on Foucault's analysis of heterotopia, or spaces of alternate ordering, the book argues that modernity originates through an interplay between ideas of utopia and heterotopia and heterotopic spatial practice. The Palais Royal during the French Revolution, the masonic lodge and in its relationship to civil society and the public sphere and the early factories of the Industrial Revolution are all seen as heterotopia in which modern social ordering is developed. Rather than seeing modernity as being defined by a social order, the book argues that we need to take account of the processes and the ambiguous spaces in which they emerge, if we are to understand the character of modern societies. The book uses these historical examples to analyse contemporary questions about modernity and postmodernity, the character of social order and the significance of marginal space in relation to issues of order, transgression and resistance. It will be important reading for sociologists, geographers and social historians as well as anyone who has an interest in modern societies.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Protest Music After Fukushima

Author: Noriko Manabe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190606533

Category: Music

Page: 464

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Nuclear power has been a contentious issue in Japan since the 1950s, and in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, the conflict has only grown. Government agencies and the nuclear industry continue to push a nuclear agenda, while the mainstream media adheres to the official line that nuclear power is Japan's future. Public debate about nuclear energy is strongly discouraged. Nevertheless, antinuclear activism has swelled into one of the most popular and passionate movements in Japan, leading to a powerful wave of protest music. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima shows that music played a central role in expressing antinuclear sentiments and mobilizing political resistance in Japan. Combining musical analysis with ethnographic participation, author Noriko Manabe offers an innovative typology of the spaces central to the performance of protest music--cyberspace, demonstrations, festivals, and recordings. She argues that these four spaces encourage different modes of participation and methods of political messaging. The openness, mobile accessibility, and potential anonymity of cyberspace have allowed musicians to directly challenge the ethos of silence that permeated Japanese culture post-Fukushima. Moving from cyberspace to real space, Manabe shows how the performance and reception of music played at public demonstrations are shaped by the urban geographies of Japanese cities. While short on open public space, urban centers in Japan offer protesters a wide range of governmental and commercial spaces in which to demonstrate, with activist musicians tailoring their performances to the particular landscapes and soundscapes of each. Music festivals are a space apart from everyday life, encouraging musicians and audience members to freely engage in political expression through informative and immersive performances. Conversely, Japanese record companies and producers discourage major-label musicians from expressing political views in recordings, forcing antinuclear musicians to express dissent indirectly: through allegories, metaphors, and metonyms. The first book on Japan's antinuclear music, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised provides a compelling new perspective on the role of music in political movements.

Locating Paul

Places of Custody as Narrative Settings in Acts 21-28

Author: Matthew L. Skinner,Andrew Hollis Wakefield

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 234

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Material worlds

proceedings of the conference held at Glasgow University, 2005

Author: Rachel Moffat,Eugene de Klerk

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: Philosophy

Page: 161

View: 3485

What are the contemporary definitions of materiality and culture and how do they interrelate? This expansive brief is the starting point for this publication, which draws from some of the definitions presented at the Material Worlds Conference, held at the University of Glasgow in 2005.Following the keynote set by Professor Catherine Belsey, participants debated how it is that the real is negotiated and mediated by cultural practice. Those who contributed to this volume seek to examine how the intangible can be made real through different media and how these influence our experience of the world. Furthermore they also ask what it is about the real that resists cultural transcription. Included in these papers are analyses of attempts to inscribe the soul; the ongoing difficulty of propertizing concepts; and the material, sometimes pornographic, manifestations of capitalism and empire.By the end of the conference a concern was expressed that even the antinomy between culture and the real was something which had largely been discursively or ideologically determined and demanded a fundamental revision. This is something which Professor Peter Hallward highlights when he seeks to outline the position of the real in modern philosophy.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 3759

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Other spaces

the affair of the heterotopia

Author: Roland Ritter,Bernd Knaller-Vlay

Publisher: Haus Der Architektur


Category: Architecture

Page: 189

View: 1846

Das Tor zur Sonne


Author: Ilyās Ḫūrī

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423135641


Page: 741

View: 914

Corps utopique

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518296714

Category: Body image

Page: 103

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The volume brings together two radio lectures of Michel Foucault on "The Utopian body" and "The Heterotopia" that aired in December 1966 on the program "Culture française".

Raymond Roussel

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518115596


Page: 191

View: 4266

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 6913


Politik und Internet in Iran

Author: Annabelle Sreberny,Gholam Khiabany,Jan-Hinrik Schmidt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3868545468

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

View: 7971

Die Protestwelle nach der umstrittenen Präsidentschaftswahl im Iran vom Juni 2009 lenkte die Aufmerksamkeit der Weltöffentlichkeit auf die lebendige Internetkultur der Islamischen Republik. Das Internet, heißt es, befördert den gesellschaftlichen Wandel in Ländern wie dem Iran, doch inwiefern unterscheidet sich das Netz von den Printmedien? Stellt es tatsächlich eine neue öffentliche Sphäre dar? Welchen Einfluss haben soziale Netzwerke wie Facebook, Twitter oder YouTube auf die Organisation von Demonstrationen? Bringt die iranische Blogosphäre eine Kultur des Dissidententums hervor, die das islamistische Regime am Ende zu Fall bringen wird? Diese wegweisende Studie bietet Einblicke in die Internetkultur im heutigen Iran und untersucht die Auswirkungen der neuen Kommunikationsformen auf Gesellschaft und Politik. Die Autoren warnen davor, "Blogger" mit "Dissident" gleichzusetzen, denn auch das Regime hat längst mit der "Kolonisierung Blogistans" begonnen. Das Internet, so eine ihrer Thesen, bringt Veränderungen mit sich, die weder die Regierung noch die Demokratiebewegungen vorhersehen konnten und können. "Blogistan" ist nicht nur eine Fallstudie zur Internetaneigung in der islamischen Welt, sondern das Buch macht auch deutlich, welche Auswirkungen die Neuen Medien auf gesellschaftliche Strukturen und Prozesse haben.

Geistige und körperliche Arbeit

zur Epistemologie der abendländischen Geschichte

Author: Alfred Sohn Rethel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783527176908

Category: Marxian economics

Page: 226

View: 5627

Paraíso Travel

Author: Jorge Franco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783293003460


Page: 282

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Reina und Marlon haben die Nase voll vom Elend in Medellín. Mithilfe der zwielichtigen Agentur >Paraíso Travel wollen sie den amerikanischen Traum, den sueño gringo,verwirklichen und sich im gelobten Land eine gemeinsame Zukunft aufbauen. Doch kaum sind die beiden in New York angelangt, verirrt sich Marlon im Labyrinth der Straßen und wird von der anonymen Großstadt verschluckt. Auf der Suche nach seiner großen Liebe Reina lernt er die Kehrseite des amerikanischen Traums kennen: die illegalen Einwanderer und ihren Balanceakt zwischen Erfolg und Scheitern. Nur die verzweifelte Hoffnung, Reina eines Tages wiederzufinden, bewahrt ihn davor aufzugeben. Von Medellín nach New York, ins Herz des amerikanischen Traums Brillant, wie Franco die ungeheure Passion der Liebe zu beschreiben versteht, einer Liebe, die blind macht und einem den Verstand raubt, einer Liebe, die keine Grenzen kennt.

Walter Benjamin: Einbahnstraße

Walter Benjamins kritische Fragmente umfassen alltägliche Gegenstände des Lebens, literarische Texte der Zeit, Kinofilme sowie flüchtige Anliegen der Öffentlichkeit

Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 802721694X

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

View: 6947

Dieses eBook wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfältig formatiert. Die Ausgabe ist mit interaktiven Inhalt und Begleitinformationen versehen, einfach zu navigieren und gut gegliedert. Diese Sammlung philosophischer Fragmente von Walter Benjamin erschien erstmals 1928. Einbahnstrasse war Walter Benjamins erster Versuch, aus den engen Grenzen der Akademie und den Techniken der Literaturwissenschaft auszubrechen. Benjamins kritische Fragmente umfassen alltägliche Gegenstände des Lebens, literarische Texte der Zeit, Kinofilme sowie flüchtige Anliegen der Öffentlichkeit.


Author: Arnold Van Gennep

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593378367

Category: Rites and ceremonies

Page: 258

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