Download E-books Postkoloniale Theorie: Eine kritische Einführung (Cultural Studies 36) (German Edition) PDF

By María do Mar Castro Varela, Nikita Dhawan

Die koloniale Beherrschung stellt ein wirkmächtiges Ereignis solchen Ausmaßes dar, dass es nicht verwundert, dass postkoloniale Studien aktuell zu den einflussreichsten kritischen Interventionen zählen.
Postkoloniale Theorie zielt darauf ab, die verschiedenen Ebenen kolonialer Begegnungen in textlicher, figuraler, räumlicher, historischer, politischer und wirtschaftlicher Perspektive zu analysieren. Der Fokus liegt dabei nie auf einzelnen Regionen oder Disziplinen - vielmehr wird versucht, die sozio-historischen Interdependenzen und Verflechtungen zwischen den Ländern des »Südens« und des »Nordens« herauszuarbeiten.
Gleichwohl widersetzt sich der Begriff »postkolonial« einer exakten Markierung: Weder bezeichnet er einen spezifisch-historischen Zeitraum noch einen konkreten Inhalt oder ein klar bestimmbares politisches Programm.
Diese Einführung eröffnet das weite und dynamische Feld postkolonialer Theoriebildung über eine kritische Debatte der Schriften der drei prominentesten postkolonialen Stimmen - Edward acknowledged, Gayatri Spivak und Homi Bhabha. Die stark überarbeitete und aktualisierte zweite Auflage unterzieht insbesondere die neuen Schriften Spivaks und Bhabhas einer kritischen Würdigung, setzt sich aber auch ausführlich mit den gegenwärtigen Diskussionen um Globalisierung, faith, Menschenrechte, transnationale Gerechtigkeit, internationales Recht, Entwicklungspolitiken und Dekolonisierung auseinander.

»Mit der ersten Auflage 'Postkoloniale Theorie' von María do Mar Castro Varela und Nikita Dhawan ist diese kritische Theorierichtung im deutschsprachigen Raum angekommen. Die komplett überarbeitete und deutlich erweiterte zweite Auflage integriert nun die wichtigsten Weiterentwicklungen postkolonialer Theorie. Sie richtet sich an Einsteiger/-innen und Kenner/-innen postkolonialer Theorie gleichermaßen. Ein Muss für alle, die sich kritisch mit Gesellschaftstheorien beschäftigen.

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Download E-books Our Cultural Agony PDF

Cultural twilight capability cultural disintegration or dying. It skill cul­ tural anguish. Such anguish steadily fades into the sunrise of tomorrow's tradition, simply because the twilight of a summer's night proceeds into the sunlight of the coming near near day. for that reason cultural twilight or soreness simul­ taneously is the sunrise - the milieu of start - of destiny gods. With those phrases an in depth interbelonging of the lately released look for GoDS with the current learn, OUR CULTURAL suffering, is under pressure. either one of those books belong jointly and represent one and an analogous "story". whereas look for GODS bargains with guy of day after today in his enterprise to discover the best way which might lead him to his dawning gods, OUR CULTURAL discomfort makes an attempt to reveal modern man's methods of erring - his stray­ ing methods. additionally, simply because the means in the direction of man's destiny gods is simul­ taneously his strategy to his real cultural self, so are his straying methods his methods of an absence of self. Man's method to his precise self is his genuine, innermost, "bloody" or "ex-istential" method, whereas the best way of his loss of self is his inauthentic means. The inauthentic methods, typically conversing, are "democratic" methods: they're the general public and customary methods of modem society, most common or attribute of it. therefore, whereas look for GODS has an indi­ vidualistic personality, OUR CULTURAL pain has a social personality.

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Download E-books The Body in Question: A Socio-Cultural Approach PDF

Why is there at present such powerful educational and renowned curiosity in ‘the physique’ in modern societies? What elements form our conceptions of the physique, its naturalness, future health and normality? what's the mind-body dualism and why may still it topic?

This booklet examines those and different physique questions from a serious socio-cultural point of view. particularly, it exhibits how conceptions of the physique are stricken by approaches of individualization, medicalization and commodification. Chapters talk about the effect of recent biomedical applied sciences at the concept of the average physique, efforts to reshape and ideal the physique, the position of the media in ‘framing’ physique concerns, techniques of physique type, the effect of consumerism on techniques of health and wellbeing, therapeutic and self-care, and the results of theoretical and sensible efforts to ‘integrate’ brain and body.

This ebook could be a useful resource for these trying to comprehend the social, cultural and political importance of ‘the physique’ in modern society.

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Download E-books Inauthentic Culture and Its Philosophical Critics PDF

By Jay Newman

Jay Newman first places the modern challenge of inauthentic tradition into philosophical and historic context. He then is going directly to convey how conventional philosophical feedback of inauthentic tradition might help us comprehend many tense elements of such modern cultural phenomena as tv and public family members, in addition to modern sorts of craftsmanship, democracy, and the academy. Inauthentic tradition and Its Philosophical Critics may be of significant curiosity to all these all in favour of philosophy, cultural conception, and the iconic challenge of cultural decline.

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Download E-books Medicine and Morality in Haiti: The Contest for Healing Power (Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology) PDF

By Paul Brodwin

Morality and drugs are inextricably intertwined in rural Haiti, and either are formed by means of different neighborhood non secular traditions, Christian and Vodoun, in addition to through biomedical and people scientific practices. while humans get sick, they search therapy not just from Western medical professionals but in addition from herbalists, non secular healers and midwives. Dr Brodwin examines the situational common sense, the pragmatic judgements, that advisor humans in making offerings once they are confronted with ailment. He additionally explains the ethical matters that come up in a society the place soreness is linked to guilt, yet the place varied, occasionally conflicting, moral platforms coexist. additionally, he exhibits how within the quandary of sickness humans remodel non secular identities and are compelled to deal with primary social and political difficulties.

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Download E-books Echoes of the Tambaran: Masculinity, history and the subject in the work of Donald F. Tuzin PDF

By David Lipset

Within the Sepik Basin of Papua New Guinea, ritual tradition was once ruled by means of the Tambaran —a male tutelary spirit that acted as a social and highbrow mum or dad or buyer to these lower than its aegis as they made their approach via lifestyles. To Melanesian scholarship, the cultural and mental anthropologist, Donald F. Tuzin, was once anything of a Tambaran, a determine whose really good and fine-grained ethnographic undertaking within the Arapesh village of Ilahita used to be immensely influential inside and past New Guinea anthropology. Tuzin died in 2007, on the age of sixty one. In his reminiscence, the editors of this assortment commissioned a collection of unique and suggestion upsetting essays from eminent and complete anthropologists who knew and have been motivated by way of his paintings. they're echoes of the Tambaran. The anthology starts off with a biographical comic strip of Tuzin's existence and scholarship. it truly is divided into 4 sections, each one of which focuses loosely round one among his preoccupations. the 1st matters conflict background, the male cult and altering masculinity, all in Melanesia. the second one addresses the connection among actor and constitution. right here, the ethnographic concentration momentarily shifts to the Caribbean prior to turning again to Papua new Guinea in essays that learn uncanny phenomena, narratives approximately formative years and messianic supplies. The 3rd half is going directly to supply comparative and psychoanalytic views at the topic in Fiji, Bali, the Amazon in addition to Melanesia. properly, the final part concludes with essays on Tuzin's fieldwork sort and his detailed authorial voice.

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Download E-books Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity PDF

A number one identify in anthropology, Conrad Philip Kottak keeps to outline scholar studying within the common anthropology path. Anthropology: Appreciating Human variety bargains an up to date holistic creation to basic anthropology from the four-field point of view. Key topics of appreciating the stories scholars convey to the study room, appreciating human range, and appreciating the sphere of anthropology are showcased in the course of the textual content. targeting an more and more interconnected international, the recent specialize in Globalization essays learn themes as various as tourism within the historic and smooth worlds, worldwide disorder pandemics, global occasions (including the Olympics and the realm Cup), and the growth of overseas finance and branding.

attach is the single built-in studying process that empowers scholars by means of always adapting to convey accurately what they want, once they desire it, and the way they want it, in order that your classification time is extra attractive and effective.

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