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A Critical Companion to Tim Burton is a comprehensive examination of Tim Burton's entire artistic career and film oeuvre. Each chapter in this book is scholarly yet accessible and the perspectives come from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
A Discourse on African Philosophy A New Perspective on Ubuntu and Transitional Justice in South Africa
This book explores the influence of ubuntu on South Africa's post-apartheid transitional justice mechanism, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), and-in contrast to ethnophilosophy-takes differences, historical developments, and social contexts s
This book is the first postphenomenological analysis of the important roles the cellphone plays in contemporary everydayness. It is an example of a new methodology to study everyday technologies that combines historical research with a philosophical inves
This book offers a comprehensive commentary on Lucretius' De Rerum Natura, the earliest surviving full scale epic poem from ancient Rome.
This work proposes an original philosophy of nature, contributes to our understanding of two of America's greatest philosophers, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Charles S. Peirce, and examines the philosophical expressions of the art of nineteenth-century America
This book investigates the bittersweet legacy of the art-for-art's sake movement in today's popular culture and the modern landscape where questions of beauty are seen as secondary to those of social justice by examining Bryan Fuller's Hannibal, among oth
African American Girls and the Construction of Identity explores identity formation among African American adolescent girls through the lens of socioeconomic class.
This study analyzes the social and political impact of the 1977 National Women's Conference. It provides a behind-the-scenes account of this landmark event four decades later and examines how conference delegates discussed the range of barriers to women's
This book comprehensively examines the aesthetic views of Thomas Aquinas, treating both the objective nature and the subjective human experience of beauty. It locates Aquinas's views in their historical context and illustrates their relations to other pop
This volume addresses the problematic relationship between colonialism and the Bible. It does so from the perspective of the Global South, calling upon voices from Africa and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Communication, Culture, and Making Meaning in the City Ethnographic Engagements in Urban Environments
This book addresses contemporary urban life through ethnographic examinations of mundane experience. International in scope, authors explore the city as image, movement, history, and relationship.
In Cosmopolitan Love and Individuality, Nigel Rapport outlines his quest for an ethic of social recognition and inclusion based on shared humanity rather than membership of fictional social, and cultural groupings such as nationalities, religions, and eth
Focusing on the concept of "dark ecology" and its invitation to add an anti-pastoral perspective to ecocriticism, this collection of essays on American literature and culture offers examples of how a vision of nature's darker side can create a fuller unde
Hume says we never have grounds to believe in miracles. He's right, but many commentators misunderstand his theory of probability and therefore his argument. This book shows that Humean probability descends from Roman law, and once properly contextualized
This book analyzes the concept of democracy and its practical application in the twenty-first century from a philosophical and postcolonial perspective.
Ecocriticism in Japan provides an answer to the question, "What can ecocriticism do when engaging with Japanese literature and culture?" Engaging works ranging from The Tale of Genji to Abe, Oe, Ishimure, and Miyazaki, this volume examines works Japanese
This anthology situates the cultural and literary theories of ecofeminism in an interdisciplinary and global dialogue. It brings ecofeminism into conversation with several areas of inquiry, including ecocriticism, postcolonialism, geography, environmental
This book shows the Emersonian arc in environmental ethics and nature writing extending into contemporary discussions of those topics. Dunston connects Emerson's nature literacy and natural philosophy to contemporary forms of eco-feminism, living systems
By integrating eight contemporary American films to determine the role the use of Voodoo in popular representations in the construction of black female imaginaries, this book evaluates the employment of Voodoo aesthetics to reenact black women's spiritual
This ecumenical essay collection explores the rich Christian song tradition across its two-thousand-year history and around the globe. Employing a variety of methodologies and approaches, contributors engage the topic of spirituality in music in order to
This collection examines symbolic communication and the role of visual experience in Central European urban communities in the late medieval and early modern periods. The contributors analyze how images, monuments, and rituals both reflected and affected
This book retraces the development of Hans-Georg Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics in relation with (and against) Martin Heidegger's early ontological hermeneutics as well as his later thought and subjects it to a critical examination from the point of
This work explores issues in Gandhi scholarship, political theory, and religion. By applying core aspects of Gandhian philosophy to the present age it shows a harmony between commonly taken to be disparate aspects of social life that should interest anyo
This book explores the campaign history of California's women legislators and the increasingly complex strategies they used in efforts to transcend gender barriers when running for office from 1912 to 1970. Nearly 500 women ran on the primary ballots, re-
This book is the first comprehensive examination of the relationship between dance and geography. It includes articles from geographers, anthropologists, dance historians, architects, and urban planners and examines how dance uses, transforms and gives me
In charting the life and times of Gordon Stretton, this text makes a major contribution to both jazz and popular music studies. By asking historians to re-evaluate the contributions made to the development of jazz by those "other than" African Americans,
Grief and Romantic Relationship Dissolution analyzes divorce and romantic relationship breakups and how they can be experienced as grief. Dr. Blue provides a history of love models and attachment theory and makes observations of the process of grief that
This book argues that the Doctrine of the Concept is the centerpiece of Hegel's philosophical system and, through a close analysis of this final part of the Science of Logic, presents a detailed account of the key features of Hegel's ontology.
This book analyzes and compares the different concepts that Heidegger developed about language over his career, reflects critically on his idea of the mysterious language of Er-eignis, and offers an alternative model of the appropriating force of language
Gisella Perl's memoir is an extraordinarily candid account of women's extreme efforts to survive Auschwitz. It was the first memoir by a woman survivor and established the model for understanding the gendered Nazi policies and practices targeting Jewish w
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