Postmodernism In A Global Perspective

Author: Samir Dasgupta
Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited
ISBN: 9788132113188
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Postmodernism In A Global Perspective from the Author: Samir Dasgupta. During the past three decades, two terms, ā€œpostmodernismā€ and ā€œglobalizationā€ have entered not only academic discourse, but everyday discussions outside the groves of academia. This book contains essays assembled with a conviction that both postmodernism and globalization have the potential to be valuable tools for social analysts, this despite the uncertainties and ambiguities that persist. The editors and the contributors make no claim to have found a solution that would overcome the uncertainties and ambiguities. Rather, it is assumed that at some level both the concepts will remain contested. All the essays are expressions of efforts to employ one or both of the concepts in terms of empirically grounded topics. They also add further precision or clarity to the concepts themselves in order to enhance their utility in making sense of the dynamics of social change.

Occultism In A Global Perspective

Author: Henrik Bogdan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317544463
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Occultism In A Global Perspective from the Author: Henrik Bogdan. The study of the ideas and practices associated with occultism is a rapidly growing branch of contemporary scholarship. However, most research has focused on English and French speaking areas and has not addressed the wider spread and significance of occultism. Occultism in a Global Perspective presents a broad international overview. Essays range across the German magical order of the Fraternitas Saturni, esoteric Satanism in Denmark, sexual magic in Colombia and the reception of occultism in modern Turkey, India and the former Yugoslavia. As any other form of cultural practice, the occult is not isolated from its social, discursive, religious, and political environment. By studying occultism in its global context, the book offers insights into the reciprocal relationships that colour and shape regional occultism.

Beyond Quality In Early Childhood Education And Care

Author: Gunilla Dahlberg
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780750707695
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Beyond Quality In Early Childhood Education And Care from the Author: Gunilla Dahlberg. The 1980s saw a debt crisis among developing countries that indicated a deeper, dangerous fault in the foundations of financial mechanisms. Rocha argues that contractually provided adaptation mechanisms can help avoid the disruption of medium- and long-term financing transactions; he also challenges the current practice of hazardous and resource-consuming ad hoc debt rescheduling that has characterized debt tremors to date. General adoption of these flexible adaptation mechanisms would be, argues Rocha, like flexible construction joints in an earthquake: both debtors and lenders would be more stable in the rocky environment of international finance.

Postmodernism And The Environmental Crisis

Author: Arran Gare
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134802730
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Postmodernism And The Environmental Crisis from the Author: Arran Gare. Postmodernism and the Environmental Crisis is the only book to combine cultural theory and environmental philosophy. In it, Arran Gare analyses the conjunction between the environmental crisis, the globalisation of capitalism and the disintegration of the culture of modernity. It explains the paradox of growing concern for the environment and the paltry achievements of environmental movements. Through a critique of the philosophies underlying approaches to the environmental crisis, Arran Gare puts forward his own, controversial theory of a new postmodern world view. This would be the foundation for the environmental movement to succeed. Arran Gare's work will be a vital reading for advanced students of environmental studies, as well as for environmental philosophers and cultural theorists.

Media Theories And Approaches

Author: Mark Balnaves
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137094923
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Media Theories And Approaches from the Author: Mark Balnaves. This is a manageable introduction to all the theories and approaches that make up media studies. The book is accompanied by extensive textual and online resources to give readers guidance at every step. Offering a truly global approach, this is a cutting edge text for today's students seeking to understand worldwide media, past and present.

Education In The Era Of Globalization

Author: Klas Roth
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402059450
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Education In The Era Of Globalization from the Author: Klas Roth. Education seems to have lost its orientation in Western culture and is in disarray all over the globe in time of global transitions. This book attempts to address the challenge of globalization to education in the broadest sense of the concept of education. The various texts are written by some of the most famous and interesting scholars in the field. This collection is unique and opens the door for further research and public discussion on the future role of education.

Postmodern Culture

Author: Hal Foster
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745300030
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Postmodern Culture from the Author: Hal Foster. In all the arts a war is being waged between modernists and postmodernists. Radicals have tended to side with the modernists against the forces of conservatism. Postmodern Culture is a break with this tendency. Its contributors propose a postmodernism of resistance - an aesthetic that rejects hierarchy and celebrates diversity. Ranging from architecture, sculpture and painting to music, photography and film, this collection is now recognised as a seminal text on the postmodernism debate.The essays are by Hal Foster, JĆ¼rgen Habermas, Kenneth Frampton, Rosalind Krauss, Douglas Crimp, Craig Owens, Gregory L. Ulmer, Fredric Jameson, Jean Baudrillard, and Edward W. Said.

Social Studies The Next Generation

Author: Avner Segall
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820470672
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Social Studies The Next Generation from the Author: Avner Segall. "Social Studies - The Next Generation" broadens the imagination within social studies education by highlighting current, cutting-edge scholarship incorporating critical discourses. Drawing on postmodern, poststructural, postcolonial, and feminist theories often borrowed from cultural studies, curriculum theory, critical geography, women's studies, and queer studies, the scholars contributing to this volume ask new questions about social studies, use different methodologies to study the field, and report findings with new forms of textualization. This book is dialogic and even conversational, ending with provocative responses from established social studies scholars and the editors and disturbs the given and the taken for granted in social studies research.