The Year's Work in the Oddball Archive

Download or Read eBook The Year's Work in the Oddball Archive PDF written by Joseph Campana and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2016-02-01 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Publisher: Indiana University Press

Total Pages: 448

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ISBN-10: 9780253018519

ISBN-13: 025301851X

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Book Synopsis The Year's Work in the Oddball Archive by : Joseph Campana

“By playing with notions of collecting and cataloging, this anthology offers a range of investigations into detritus and forgotten ephemera.”—Colin Dickey, coeditor of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology The modern age is no stranger to the cabinet of curiosities, the freak show, or a drawer full of odds and ends. These collections of oddities engagingly work against the rationality and order of the conventional archive found in a university, a corporation, or a governmental holding. In form, methodology, and content, The Year’s Work in the Oddball Archive offers a counterargument to a more reasoned form of storing and recording the avant-garde (or the post-avant-garde), the perverse, the off, the bent, the absurd, the quirky, the weird, and the queer. To do so, it positions itself within the history of mirabilia launched by curiosity cabinets starting in the mid-fifteenth century and continuing to the present day. These archives (or are they counter-archives?) are located in unexpected places—the doorways of Katrina homes, the cavity of a cow, the remnants of extinct animals, an Internet site—and they offer up “alternate modes of knowing” to the traditional archive. “An unruly―and much-needed―model for how to do the archive differently.”—Scott Herring, author of The Hoarders: Material Deviance in Modern American Culture “It was a pleasure to read through this collection, and I suspect some of the essays, if not the entire book, will find itself on the syllabus for my Archive and Ephemera graduate course.”—Museum Anthropology Review “A finely wrought collection of curiosities . . . A vital intervention into how we talk about the stuff that surrounds us.”—Colin Dickey, coeditor of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology

Culture and Computing. Design Thinking and Cultural Computing

Download or Read eBook Culture and Computing. Design Thinking and Cultural Computing PDF written by Matthias Rauterberg and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-07-03 with total page 507 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Culture and Computing. Design Thinking and Cultural Computing

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Total Pages: 507

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ISBN-10: 9783030774318

ISBN-13: 3030774317

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The two-volume set LNCS 12794-12795 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Culture and Computing, C&C 2021, which was held as part of HCI International 2021 and took place virtually during July 24-29, 2021. The total of 1276 papers and 241 posters included in the 39 HCII 2021 proceedings volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 5222 submissions. The papers included in the HCII-C&C volume set were organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: ICT for cultural heritage; technology and art; visitors’ experiences in digital culture; Part II: Design thinking in cultural contexts; digital humanities, new media and culture; perspectives on cultural computing.

The Year's Work in Nerds, Wonks, and Neocons

Download or Read eBook The Year's Work in Nerds, Wonks, and Neocons PDF written by Jonathan P. Eburne and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2017-04-17 with total page 379 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Year's Work in Nerds, Wonks, and Neocons

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Publisher: Indiana University Press

Total Pages: 379

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ISBN-10: 9780253026873

ISBN-13: 0253026873

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Book Synopsis The Year's Work in Nerds, Wonks, and Neocons by : Jonathan P. Eburne

Essays on intellect, passion, alienation, and America’s geeky subcultures. What happens when math nerds, band and theater geeks, goths, sci-fi fanatics, Young Republican debate poindexters, techies, Trekkies, D&D players, wallflowers, bookworms, and RPG players grow up? And what can they tell us about the life of the mind in the contemporary United States? With recent years bringing us phenomena from #GamerGate to The Big Bang Theory, it’s clear that nerds, policy wonks, and neoconservatives play a major role in today’s popular culture. The Year’s Work in Nerds, Wonks, and Neocons delves into subcultures of intellectual history to explore their influence on contemporary American intellectual life. Not limiting themselves to describing how individuals are depicted, the authors consider the intellectual endeavors these depictions have come to represent, exploring many models and practices of learnedness, reflection, knowledge production, and opinion in the contemporary world. As teachers, researchers, and university scholars continue to struggle for mainstream visibility, this book illuminates the other forms of intellectual excitement that have emerged alongside them and found ways to survive and even thrive in the face of dismissal or contempt.

The Shaken and the Stirred

Download or Read eBook The Shaken and the Stirred PDF written by Stephen Schneider and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2020-09-01 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Shaken and the Stirred

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Publisher: Indiana University Press

Total Pages: 406

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ISBN-10: 9780253052322

ISBN-13: 0253052327

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Over the past decade, the popularity of cocktails has returned with gusto. Amateur and professional mixologists alike have set about recovering not just the craft of the cocktail, but also its history, philosophy, and culture. The Shaken and the Stirred features essays written by distillers, bartenders and amateur mixologists, as well as scholars, all examining the so-called 'Cocktail Revival' and cocktail culture. Why has the cocktail returned with such force? Why has the cocktail always acted as a cultural indicator of class, race, sexuality and politics in both the real and the fictional world? Why has the cocktail revival produced a host of professional organizations, blogs, and conferences devoted to examining and reviving both the drinks and habits of these earlier cultures?

Extinction and the Human

Download or Read eBook Extinction and the Human PDF written by Timothy Sweet and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2021-10-08 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Extinction and the Human

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Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

Total Pages: 200

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ISBN-10: 9780812253429

ISBN-13: 0812253426

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Book Synopsis Extinction and the Human by : Timothy Sweet

In Extinction and the Human Timothy Sweet ponders the realities of animal extinction and endangerment and the often divergent Native American and Euro-American narratives that surround them, focusing especially on the force of human impact on megafauna—mammoths, whales, and the North American bison.

The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature

Download or Read eBook The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature PDF written by Rajini Srikanth and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-12-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature

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ISBN-10: 9781316368459

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Book Synopsis The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature by : Rajini Srikanth

The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature presents a comprehensive history of the field, from its origins in the nineteenth century to the present day. It offers an unparalleled examination of all facets of Asian American writing that help readers to understand how authors have sought to make their experiences meaningful. Covering subjects from autobiography and Japanese American internment literature to contemporary drama and social protest performance, this History traces the development of a literary tradition while remaining grounded in current scholarship. It also presents new critical approaches to Asian American literature that will serve the needs of students and specialists alike. Written by leading scholars in the field, The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature will not only engage readers in contemporary debates but also serve as a definitive reference for years to come.

Agrotopias

Download or Read eBook Agrotopias PDF written by Abby L. Goode and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2022-08-24 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Agrotopias

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Publisher: UNC Press Books

Total Pages: 295

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ISBN-10: 9781469669830

ISBN-13: 1469669838

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Book Synopsis Agrotopias by : Abby L. Goode

In this book, Abby L. Goode reveals the foundations of American environmentalism and the enduring partnership between racism, eugenics, and agrarian ideals in the United States. Throughout the nineteenth century, writers as diverse as Martin Delany, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Walt Whitman worried about unsustainable conditions such as population growth and plantation slavery. In response, they imagined agrotopias—sustainable societies unaffected by the nation's agricultural and population crises—elsewhere. Though seemingly progressive, these agrotopian visions depicted selective breeding and racial "improvement" as the path to environmental stability. In this fascinating study, Goode uncovers an early sustainability rhetoric interested in shaping, just as much as sustaining, the American population. Showing how ideas about race and reproduction were central to early sustainability thinking, Goode unearths an alternative environmental archive that ranges from gothic novels to Black nationalist manifestos, from Waco, Texas, to the West Indies, from city tenements to White House kitchen gardens. Exposing the eugenic foundations of some of our most well-regarded environmental traditions, this book compels us to reexamine the benevolence of American environmental thought.

Surrealism: Key Concepts

Download or Read eBook Surrealism: Key Concepts PDF written by Krzysztof Fijalkowski and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-06-10 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Surrealism: Key Concepts

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Publisher: Routledge

Total Pages: 299

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ISBN-10: 9781317221920

ISBN-13: 1317221923

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Book Synopsis Surrealism: Key Concepts by : Krzysztof Fijalkowski

Emerging from the disruption of the First World War, surrealism confronted the resulting ‘crisis of consciousness’ in a way that was arguably more profound than any other cultural movement of the time. The past few decades have seen an expansion of interest in surrealist writers, whose contribution to the history of ideas in the twentieth-century is only now being recognised. Surrealism: Key Concepts is the first book in English to present an overview of surrealism through the central ideas motivating the popular movement. An international team of contributors provide an accessible examination of the key concepts, emphasising their relevance to current debates in social and cultural theory. This book will be an invaluable guide for students studying a range of disciplines, including Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology and Cultural Studies, and anyone who wishes to engage critically with surrealism for the first time. Contributors: Dawn Ades, Joyce Cheng, Jonathan P. Eburne, Krzysztof Fijalkowski, Guy Girard, Raihan Kadri, Michael Löwy, Jean-Michel Rabaté, Michael Richardson, Donna Roberts, Bertrand Schmitt, Georges Sebbag, Raymond Spiteri, and Michael Stone-Richards.

Timescales

Download or Read eBook Timescales PDF written by Bethany Wiggin and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2020-01-05 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Timescales

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Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

Total Pages: 231

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ISBN-10: 9781452963686

ISBN-13: 1452963681

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Book Synopsis Timescales by : Bethany Wiggin

Humanists, scientists, and artists collaborate to address the disjunctive temporalities of ecological crisis In 2016, Antarctica’s Totten Glacier, formed some 34 million years ago, detached from its bedrock, melted from the bottom by warming ocean waters. For the editors of Timescales, this event captures the disjunctive temporalities of our era’s—the Anthropocene’s—ecological crises: the rapid and accelerating degradation of our planet’s life-supporting environment established slowly over millennia. They contend that, to represent and respond to these crises (i.e., climate change, rising sea levels, ocean acidification, species extinction, and biodiversity loss) requires reframing time itself, making more visible the relationship between past, present, and future, and between a human life span and the planet’s. Timescales’ collection of lively and thought-provoking essays puts oceanographers, geophysicists, geologists, and anthropologists into conversation with literary scholars, art historians, and archaeologists. Together forging new intellectual spaces, they explore the relationship between geological deep time and historical particularity, between ecological crises and cultural expression, between environmental policy and social constructions, between restoration ecology and future imaginaries, and between constructive pessimism and radical (and actionable) hope. Interspersed among these essays are three complementary “etudes,” in which artists describe experimental works that explore the various timescales of ecological crisis. Contributors: Jason Bell, Harvard Law School; Iemanjá Brown, College of Wooster; Beatriz Cortez, California State U, Northridge; Wai Chee Dimock, Yale U; Jane E. Dmochowski, U of Pennsylvania; David A. D. Evans, Yale U; Kate Farquhar; Marcia Ferguson, U of Pennsylvania; Ömür Harmanşah, U of Illinois at Chicago; Troy Herion; Mimi Lien; Mary Mattingly; Paul Mitchell, U of Pennsylvania; Frank Pavia, California Institute of Technology; Dan Rothenberg; Jennifer E. Telesca, Pratt Institute; Charles M. Tung, Seattle U.

Modernism and Time Machines

Download or Read eBook Modernism and Time Machines PDF written by Tung Charles M. Tung and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2019-03-14 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Modernism and Time Machines

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Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Total Pages: 331

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ISBN-10: 9781474431361

ISBN-13: 1474431364

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Bridging modernist studies and science fiction scholarshipModernism and Time Machines places the fascination with time in canonical works of twentieth-century literature and art side-by-side with the rise of time-travel narratives and alternate histories in popular culture. Both modernism and this cardinal trope of science fiction produce a range of effects and insights that go beyond the exhilarations of simply sliding back and forth in history. Together the modernist time-obsession and the fantasy of moving in time help us to rethink the shapes of time, the consistency of timespace and the nature of history.Key FeaturesDraws on insights from a range of sources, including critical geography, postcolonial theory, science and technology studies, and time studiesExamines different kinds of objects together: SF, Impressionism, and Henri Lefebvre's rhythmanalysis; evolutionary biology, Eliot's The Waste Land, and Leinster's "e;Sidewise in Time"e;; Woolf, Philip K. Dick's alternate history, and the film Interstellar; bullet time, Faulkner's racialized lag, and Jessica Hagedorn's postcolonial anachronism; "e;big history,"e; Olaf Stapledon's two-billion-year novel of the human species, and Terrence Malick's film Tree of Life