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Completed just before the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center catastrophe, this book is remarkably prescient of the new concerns that have now become foremost in our thoughts since the attack.

Author: Carol Becker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742509206

Category: Art

Page: 161

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Leading social critic Carol Becker offers a timely analysis of the nature of art and its role in politics and society. Completed just before the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center catastrophe, this book is remarkably prescient of the new concerns that have now become foremost in our thoughts since the attack. Becker raises the question of the place of art and the function of public intellectuals in a society desperately in need of creativity and leadership. Visit our website for sample chapters!
2002 By Carol Becker

Which recapitulates well enough the SoN's undertaking: not to propose another
surpassing, after two centuries of surpassings of all kinds involuted into “nihilism,”
“postmodernism,” “spectacle,” “simulacrum,” parody, but: to think surpassing ...

Author: Mehdi Belhaj Kacem

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472528629

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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A contemporary philosopher of Tunisian origin, Mehdi Belhaj Kacem is here published in English for the first time. His new book, Transgression and the Inexistent: A Philosophical Vocabulary, is a comprehensive foray into Kacem's elaborate philosophical system in twenty-seven discreet chapters, each dedicated to a single concept. In each chapter, he explicates a critical re-thinking of ordinary lived experiences - such as desire, irony, play - or traditional philosophical ideas – such as catharsis, mimesis, techne – in light of 'the spirit of nihilism' that marks the contemporary human condition. Kacem gained notoriety in the domain of critical theory amid his controversial break with his mentor and leading contemporary philosopher, Alain Badiou. Transgression and the Inexistent lays out the essential concepts of his philosophical system: it is the most complete and synthetic book of his philosophical work, as well as being one of the most provocative in its claims. As a Francophone author engaging with contemporary world thought, he is able to develop novel philosophical perspectives that reach beyond the Middle East or the Continental, and the East/West binary. This is the book's first publication in any language, constituting a much-awaited first translation of Kacem into English.
2014-10-23 By Mehdi Belhaj Kacem

... 208,214, 215 Bacon, Henry,187 Baddeley, Alan, 188 Ballard, James Graham,
106,116 Ball, Michael, 27 Banes, Sally, 206 Battle ofOrgreave, The,153 Becker,
Carol, 215 Surpassing the Spectacle, 215 Behrendt, Eva,179 Benjamin,Walter, ...

Author: A. Birch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137283498

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 253

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This book investigates the expanding parameters for site-specific performance to account for the form's increasing popularity in the twenty-first century. Leading practitioners and theorists interrogate issues of performance and site to broaden our understanding of the role that place plays in performance and the ways that performance influences it
2012-10-10 By A. Birch

The fact is that a critique capable of surpassing the spectacle must know how to
bide its time . 221 SELF - EMANCIPATION in our time is emancipation from the
material bases of an inverted truth . This “ historic mission to establish truth in the

Author: Guy Debord


ISBN: UCSC:32106012330822

Category: Philosophy

Page: 154

View: 143

Analyzes the relationship of power, bureaucracy, and change in modern society
1994 By Guy Debord

surpassing spectacle! a triple rainbow painted in the air before us. Over two
equal bows a third was reared upon the feet of the first; and like to it in the order
of hues. – These were the celestial arches of the sun's building, a peace in
heaven ...

Author: Bsaithi Omar

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443806725

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

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This book is both a study of the work of the Scottish writer, Kenneth White, in thought, travel writing and poetry, and an application of one of White’s main concepts, geopoetics, to Charles Doughty’ Arabia Deserta. It is a largely forgotten fact that Doughty considered all his travels to be leading up to an ars poetica. Omar Bsaïthi’s thesis is that Arabia Deserta is a superb example of geopoetics in action The result of the meeting of White and Doughty orchestrated by Bsaïthi is not only the reinterpretation of an English classic and perhaps a renewal of Arab studies, it is an introduction, via the writings of Kenneth White, to a regrounded field of culture. “In his presentation of geopoetics and intellectual nomadism, Bsaithi draws attention both to the nature of discontent felt in the Western culture and civilization in the postmodern era, and to the possible forms of encounter between figures highly representative of the Western mind, searching for the “ways out”, and other cultural spaces.” —Khalid Hajji, Professor at Mohamed 1rst University, Oujda, Morocoo “It is the merit of Mr Omar Bsaithi’s book to focus on a Franco-Scottish poet to establish an unprecedented correlation with Charles Doughty, author of Travels in Arabia Deserta. By so doing, he applies a method which belongs to Kenneth White’s own geopoetic practice: in a different and a priori foreign cultural context, he reveals similitudes and links through the study of a deeper and more poetic relation to terrestrial space.” —Laurent Margantin, Université de La Réunion
2009-03-26 By Bsaithi Omar

Laden on TV Jazeera covered the death of Bin Laden, constructing a major
media spectacle of the era. ... the millennium, but also argue how the Osama/al-
Qaeda spectacle had been surpassed by the spectacle of the Arab Awakening,
even ...

Author: Douglas Kellner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441185778

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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For the inaugural book in our Critical Adventures in New Media series, Douglas Kellner elaborates upon his well known theory which explores how media spectacle can be used as a key to interpreting contemporary culture and politics. Grounded in both cultural and communication theory, Kellner argues that politics, war, news and information, media events (like terrorist attacks or royal weddings), and now democratic uprisings, are currently organized around media spectacles, and demonstrates how and why this has occurred. Rooting the discussions within key events of 2011 - including the war in Libya, the Arab Uprisings, the wedding of William Windsor to Kate Middleton, the killing of Osama bin Laden, and the Occupy movements - The Time of the Spectacle makes a highly relevant contribution to the field of media and communication studies. It offers a fresh perspective on the theme of contemporary media spectacle and politics by adopting an approach that is based around critical social and cultural theory. This series gives students a strong critical grounding from which to examine new media.
2012-11-02 By Douglas Kellner




ISBN: UOM:39015047947133

Category: Art


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The independent voice of the visual arts.
2001 By

... spectacle frames. That wasn't hard to do, but it wasn't very exciting of a
demonstration. I know that I could have performed the same task using my own

Author: Lawrence Scadden

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469102948

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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In high school, despite my passion for and acumen in math and science, I was counseled to avoid higher education in these fields because there would not be employment opportunities for a blind man in these disciplines. Surpassing Expectations: My Life without Sight is a memoir which describes the activities that brought me international acclaim as a scientist, policymaker, and advocate. Dozens of vignettes are included that portray my joyous and successful life despite having been blind since the age of five. The book was written to be informative, entertaining, and, hopefully for some, inspirational. Many people have a disability or at least a functional limitation, and too many of them feel lost, not knowing whether life will ever be fulfilling for them. Often they are helped by learning about someone else with a disability who had the motivation, persistence, and tools that allowed him or her to overcome their difficulties and to attain a higher quality of life. My book is intended to serve this purpose. Dispersed throughout the autobiographical material, I answer questions that people regularly pose to me: What emotional crises did I face when adapting to blindness as a child? What barriers did I encounter during my education and when seeking competitive employment? What techniques do I use to ensure safe independent travel especially in foreign countries? What adaptations did I need to make as a husband and father? What type of technological tools do I use to reduce the effects of blindness? What imagery do blind people experience in their thoughts and dreams? The memoir describes legislation that I drafted, which enhanced computer usability for people with disabilities. I also recount incidents that occurred during my numerous foreign travels, invitations to speak and advise in venues such as the White House and Universal Television studios, and my interactions with famous people from Swedish Queen Silvia to Geraldo Rivera. The book concludes with my thoughts on how I succeeded in my education and arduous career while enjoying an active life. I offer suggestions on how my formula for success and happiness can be emulated by others, especially young people who also have a disability.
2008-07-22 By Lawrence Scadden

The tasteful arrangement of the goods, the disposition of the lights, and the
reflection in the side-glasses with which the shop-windows are always provided,
presented a continuous spectacle of surpassing beauty. Ten years ago the Palais

Author: Charles Carroll Fulton


ISBN: UCAL:$B42021

Category: Europe

Page: 312

View: 653


The tasteful arrangement of the goods, the disposition of the lights, and the
reflection in the side-glasses with which the shop-windows are always provided,
presented a continuous spectacle of surpassing beauty. Ten years ago the Palais

Author: Charles Carroll Fulton


ISBN: HARVARD:32044037715125

Category: Europe

Page: 312

View: 411


A line of prairie schooners was constructed for the picture, which William Fox
intended to surpass the spectacle achieved by Paramount's The Covered Wagon
in 1923. Even before shooting began, Walsh's movie received much attention
from ...

Author: Ronald L. Davis

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806186467

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Almost two decades after his death, John Wayne is still America’s favorite movie star. More than an actor, Wayne is a cultural icon whose stature seems to grow with the passage of time. In this illuminating biography, Ronald L. Davis focuses on Wayne’s human side, portraying a complex personality defined by frailty and insecurity as well as by courage and strength. Davis traces Wayne’s story from its beginnings in Winterset, Iowa, to his death in 1979. This is not a story of instant fame: only after a decade in budget westerns did Wayne receive serious consideration, for his performance in John Ford’s 1939 film Stagecoach. From that point on, his skills and popularity grew as he appeared in such classics as Fort Apache, Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Quiet Man, The Searches, The Man who Shot Liberty Valance, and True Grit. A man’s ideal more than a woman’s, Wayne earned his popularity without becoming either a great actor or a sex symbol. In all his films, whatever the character, John Wayne portrayed John Wayne, a persona he created for himself: the tough, gritty loner whose mission was to uphold the frontier’s--and the nation’s--traditional values. To depict the different facets of Wayne’s life and career, Davis draws on a range of primary and secondary sources, most notably exclusive interviews with the people who knew Wayne well, including the actor’s costar Maureen O’Hara and his widow, Pilar Wayne. The result is a well-balanced, highly engaging portrait of a man whose private identity was eventually overshadowed by his screen persona--until he came to represent America itself.
2012-09-06 By Ronald L. Davis

Her annual summer ball must always surpass the spectacle of luxury and the
cachet of previous years and nothing must be overlooked. But what Clementine
did not foresee was that it would become one of the most talked-about events of
the ...

Author: Tessa Arlen

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781466854277

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Lady Montfort has been planning her annual summer costume ball for months, and with scrupulous care. Pulling together the food, flowers and a thousand other details for one of the most significant social occasions of the year is her happily accepted responsibility. But when her husband's degenerate nephew is found murdered, it's more than the ball that is ruined. In fact, Lady Montfort fears that the official police enquiry, driven by petty snobbery and class prejudice, is pointing towards her son as a potential suspect. Taking matters into her own hands, the rather over-imaginative countess enlists the help of her pragmatic housekeeper, Mrs. Jackson, to investigate the case, track down the women that vanished the night of the murder, and clear her son's name. As the two women search for a runaway housemaid and a headstrong young woman, they unearth the hidden lives of Lady Montfort's close friends, servants and family and discover the identity of a murderer hiding in plain sight. In this enchanting debut sure to appeal to fans of Downton Abbey, Tessa Arlen draws readers into a world exclusively enjoyed by the rich, privileged classes and suffered by the men and women who serve them. Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman is an elegant mystery filled with intriguing characters and fascinating descriptions of Edwardian life—a superb treat for those who love British novels.
2015-01-06 By Tessa Arlen

out this surpassing spectacle , even to inspect the most costly fabrics , the rarest
THE WHITE CITY : PORTRAYED IN VIVID jewels , or the latest marvel in
mechanism , COLORS . seems like a profanation of things divine . Within these
temples ...



ISBN: HARVARD:32044102790821

Category: Education


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Includes "Official program of the ... meeting of the Pennsylvania State Educational Association" (sometimes separately paged).
1893 By

There are times when the machine that seems a virtual fact of nature , more
voracious than the tiger , is the spectacle itself , image consuming image like the
expenditure of bodies in the human waves of a holy war . It was the Vietnam War

Author: Herbert Blau


ISBN: STANFORD:36105041102471



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1990 By Herbert Blau

Spectacle, Empire, and Metaphysics Chanon Ross. Republic, the role of popular
political ... 187 In some ways, American democracy has actually surpassed Rome
in uniting spectacle and politics. To illustrates this, let us compare the ...

Author: Chanon Ross

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630876692

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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Spectacles designed to capture our attention surround us. Marketing, movies, shopping malls, concerts, and virtual realities capture our imaginations and cultivate our desires. We live in a "society of the spectacle." However, is the power and prevalence of spectacle unique to the modern era? In the pages of Gifts Glittering and Poisoned, early Christian voices echo across the centuries to show that the society of the spectacle is not new. Our era resembles a time when the spectacular entertainments of ancient Rome had a profound effect on every aspect of social life. By drawing on the rich theology and witness of early Christianity, Gifts Glittering and Poisoned asks what it means for us to live in a new era of empire and spectacle. Through Augustine's description of the demonic, it shows how consumerism constructs a sophisticated symbolic order, a "society of the spectacle," that corrupts our deepest longings for God.
2014-11-18 By Chanon Ross

Augustus: Spectacles,. Popular. Politics,. and. Empire. Adorn this capital with
utter disregard of expense and make it magnificent with festivals of every kind.
For it is fitting that we who rule over many people should surpass all men in all
things, ...

Author: Donald G. Kyle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118613566

Category: History

Page: 376

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The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World updates Donald G. Kyle’s award-winning introduction to this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late Roman Empire. • Challenges traditional scholarship on sport and spectacle in the Ancient World and debunks claims that there were no sports before the ancient Greeks • Explores the cultural exchange of Greek sport and Roman spectacle and how each culture responded to the other’s entertainment • Features a new chapter on sport and spectacle during the Late Roman Empire, including Christian opposition to pagan games and the Roman response • Covers topics including violence, professionalism in sport, class, gender and eroticism, and the relationship of spectacle to political structures
2014-12-31 By Donald G. Kyle

In a way that far surpassed the efforts of newspapers elsewhere in the United
States , the New York press fostered interest in the prince ' s visit . The coverage
was more thorough and livelier than in other newspapers – which accounts both
for ...

Author: Ian Walter Radforth

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802086659

Category: History

Page: 469

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In 1860, Queen Victoria sent her eighteen-year-old son, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, on a goodwill mission to Canada and the United States. The young heir-apparent (later King Edward VII) had not yet gained his reputation as a fashion setter and rake, but he nevertheless attracted enormous crowds both in Canada, where it was the first royal visit, and in the United States. Civic leaders hosted the visitor in princely style, decorating their towns with triumphal arches and organizing royal entries, public processions, openings, and grand balls. In Royal Spectacle, Ian Radforth recreates these displays of civic pride by making use of the many public and private accounts of them, and he analyses the heated controversies the visit provoked. When communities rushed to honour the prince and put themselves on display, social divisions inadvertently became part of the spectacle seen by the prince and described by visiting journalists. Street theatre reached a climax in Kingston, where the Prince of Wales could not disembark from his steamer because of the defiance of thousands of Orangemen dressed in their brilliant regalia and waiving their banners. Contemporary depictions of the tour provide an opportunity to interpret the cultural values and social differences that shaped Canada during the Confederation decade and the United States on the eve of the Civil War. Topics explored include Orange-Green conflict, First Nations and the politics of public display, contested representations of race and gender, the tourist gaze, and meanings of crown and empire. An original and erudite study, Royal Spectacle contributes greatly to historical research on public spectacle, colonial and national identities, Britishness in the Atlantic world, and the history of the monarchy.
2004-01-01 By Ian Walter Radforth

LIKE A DREAM . out this surpassing spectacle , even to inspect the most costly
fabrics , the rarest THE WHITE CITY PORTRAYED IN VIVID jewels , or the latest
marvel in mechanism , COLORS . seems like a profanation of things divine .

Author: Thomas Henry Burrowes


ISBN: CHI:096947779

Category: Education


View: 141


We surpassed our expectations by regularly playing to full houses and making a
£5,000 surplus, before wages. Our production costs were next to nothing
because we'd borrowed the set and costumes from Redgrave Theatre, in
Farnham; ...

Author: Pete Postlethwaite

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297864943

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Vibrant and candid memoirs of the late, great British character actor, Pete Postlethwaite. After training as a teacher, Pete Postlethwaite started his acting career at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre where his colleagues included Bill Nighy, Jonathan Pryce, Antony Sher and Julie Walters. After routine early appearances in small parts for television programmes such as THE PROFESSIONALS, Postlethwaite's first success came with the acclaimed British film DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES in 1988. He then received an Academy Award nomination for his role in THE NAME OF THE FATHER in 1993. His performance as the mysterious lawyer "Kobayashi" in THE USUAL SUSPECTS is well-known, and he appeared in many successful films including ALIEN 3, BRASSED OFF, THE SHIPPING NEWS, THE CONSTANT GARDENER, as Friar Lawrence in Baz Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET, and in INCEPTION with Leonardo diCaprio. Pete Postlethwaite was one of the best-loved and widely admired performers on stage, TV (SHARPE, THE SINS) and in cinema. In THE ART OF DISCWORLD, Terry Pratchett said that he had always imagined Sam Vimes as 'a younger, slightly bulkier version of Pete Postlethwaite', while Steven Spielberg called him 'the best actor in the world', about which Postlethwaite said: 'I'm sure what Spielberg actually said was, "the thing about Pete is that he thinks he's the best actor in the world."' This is the story of a diverse and multi-talented actor's eventful life, told in his own candid and vibrant words.
2011-06-23 By Pete Postlethwaite

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