Mesmerists Monsters and Machines

Mesmerists  Monsters  and Machines Author Martin Willis
ISBN-10 0873388577
Release 2006
Pages 272
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"Mesmerists, Monsters, and Machines interrogates the cultural implications of scientific development as articulated, challenged, and reformulated by science fiction. Each chapter demonstrates that both science and fiction were vital parts of a culture of imaginative and empirical practices that were continually reacting to, arguing with, and influencing one another throughout the nineteenth century. In a narrative that cites classic science fiction texts, Willis establishes a timeline for the reader so that the cultural significance of science fiction is understood and its complexity and relevance to the nineteenth century is demonstrated." "Those interested in nineteenth-century history and literature, cultural studies, the history of science, and science fiction will welcome this addition to the scholarship."--BOOK JACKET.

Monsters on Machines

Monsters on Machines Author Deb Lund
ISBN-10 0152053654
Release 2008
Pages 40
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Construction crew monsters arrive on the scene with tractors, cranes, and grader machines, and after a gruesome site is created as their routine, they straighten it up and leave everything clean.

Nomadic Subjects

Nomadic Subjects Author Rosi Braidotti
ISBN-10 9780231153898
Release 2011
Pages 334
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For more than fifteen years, Nomadic Subjectshas guided discourse in continental philosophy and feminist theory, exploring the constitution of contemporary subjectivity, especially the concept of difference within European philosophy and political theory. Rosi Braidotti's creative style vividly renders a productive crisis of modernity. From a feminist perspective, she recasts embodiment, sexual difference, and complex concepts through relations to technology, historical events, and popular culture. This thoroughly revised and expanded edition retains all but two of Braidotti's original essays, including her investigations into epistemology's relation to the "woman question;" feminism and biomedical ethics; European feminism; and the possible relations between American feminism and European politics and philosophy. A new piece integrates Deleuze and Guattari's concept of the "becoming-minoritarian" more deeply into modern democratic thought, and a chapter on methodology explains Braidotti's methods while engaging with her critics. A new introduction muses on Braidotti's provocative legacy.

Rethinking Research and Professional Practices in Terms of Relationality Subjectivity and Power

Rethinking Research and Professional Practices in Terms of Relationality  Subjectivity and Power Author Kerry H. Robinson
ISBN-10 9781608053391
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 229
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Queer and Subjugated Knowledges: generating subversive Imaginaries makes an invaluable contribution to gender and sexuality studies, engaging with queer theory to reconceptualize everyday interactions. the scholars in this book respond to J. Halberstam's call to engage in alternative imaginings to reconceptualize forms of being, the production of knowledge, and envisage a world with different sites for justice and injustice. the recent work of cultural theorist, Judith Halberstam, makes new investments in the notion of the counter-hegemonic, the subversive and the alternative. for Halberstam, the alternative resides in a creative engagement with subjugated histories, an ecstatic investment in the subcultural and a defiant refusal of a dominant model of theory. Working across Rhetoric and Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Performance Studies, Television and Media Studies, Animation, Sociology, History, Social Policy, Childhood Studies, Education, and Cultural Geography, this unique interdisciplinary text aimed at academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students provides challenging new frameworks for generating knowledge.

Stick to Drawing Comics Monkey Brain

Stick to Drawing Comics  Monkey Brain Author Scott Adams
ISBN-10 9781101216507
Release 2007-10-18
Pages 400
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Everyone knows Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, as the king of workplace humor. His insights into the crazy world of business have long been on display in his hugely popular comic strip and bestselling books like The Dilbert Principle. But there's much more to life than work, and it turns out that the man behind Dogbert and the Pointy-Haired Boss has an equally outrageous take on life outside the cubicle. Adams ventures into uncharted territory in this collection of more than 150 short pieces on everything from lunar real estate to serial killers, not to mention politics, religion, dating, underwear, alien life, and the menace of car singing. He isn't afraid to confront the most pressing questions of our day, such as the pros and cons of toothpaste smuggling, why kangaroos don't drive cars, and whether Jesus would approve of your second iPod. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Parable of His Story

The Parable of His Story Author Nick Taylor
ISBN-10 9781846948268
Release 2011-12-09
Pages 217
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If History is written by the victors then this is His-Story, as corrected by the losers. The Parable of His-Story is a telling of the age where men have been in charge. Inspired by ideas of feminism and spirituality, it suggests that eternal rules are temporary examples of a one sided story, repeatedly told to glorify the masculine and denigrate the feminine. Charting the origin of this story at the dawn of civilization, the book details how his-story spread across the world through successive masculine-driven empires and affected our ideas of sex, gender, sexuality and race. As the financial system crumbles, as religious and political ideologies grow more extreme and as more of us contribute to a collective consciousness through the Internet, The Parable offers suggestions as to what we need to remember in order to bring ourselves, and our relations with our planet, back into balance. If you’ve ever wondered why zero has been taught to mean nothing, why gay has come to be synonymous with rubbish, and why all the major monotheistic gods are blokes, then this book is for you.

Monster machines

Monster machines Author Peter Lafferty
ISBN-10 0752536729
Release 2000
Pages 64
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Monster machines has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Monster machines also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Monster machines book for free.

Reading Negri

Reading Negri Author Pierre Lamarche
ISBN-10 9780812697407
Release 2011-03-11
Pages 288
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Antonio Negri is the most important Marxist theorist working today. His writings include novel readings of classical philosophers such as Machiavelli, Descartes, and Spinoza, revolutionary reinterpretations of the central texts of Marx, and works of contemporary political analysis. Negri is known in the English-speaking world primarily through Empire, a work he co-authored with Michael Hardt in 2000 that became a surprise academic best-seller. His other writings, which have great depth and breadth, are equally deserving of attention. While most critical accounts of Negri focus only on Empire, this collection of essays presents readers with a fuller picture of Negri’s thought, one that does justice to his ability to use the great texts of the philosophical tradition to illuminate the present. The collection contains essays from scholars representing a broad spectrum of disciplines and interests, and it offers both criticism of and positive commentary on Negri’s work.

Monster Machines

Monster Machines Author Caroline Bingham
ISBN-10 9780789427960
Release 1998
Pages 32
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Photographs and text examine the parts and functions of such large machines as trucks, jets, supertankers, tractors, bulldozers, and fire engines.

The Monster in the Machine

The Monster in the Machine Author Zakiya Hanafi
ISBN-10 9780822380351
Release 2000-10-04
Pages 287
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The Monster in the Machine tracks the ways in which human beings were defined in contrast to supernatural and demonic creatures during the time of the Scientific Revolution. Zakiya Hanafi recreates scenes of Italian life and culture from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries to show how monsters were conceptualized at this particular locale and historical juncture—a period when the sacred was being supplanted by a secular, decidedly nonmagical way of looking at the world. Noting that the word “monster” is derived from the Latin for “omen” or “warning,” Hanafi explores the monster’s early identity as a portent or messenger from God. Although monsters have always been considered “whatever we are not,” they gradually were tranformed into mechanical devices when new discoveries in science and medicine revealed the mechanical nature of the human body. In analyzing the historical literature of monstrosity, magic, and museum collections, Hanafi uses contemporary theory and the philosophy of technology to illuminate the timeless significance of the monster theme. She elaborates the association between women and the monstrous in medical literature and sheds new light on the work of Vico—particularly his notion of the conatus—by relating it to Vico’s own health. By explicating obscure and fascinating texts from such disciplines as medicine and poetics, she invites the reader to the piazzas and pulpits of seventeenth-century Naples, where poets, courtiers, and Jesuit preachers used grotesque figures of speech to captivate audiences with their monstrous wit. Drawing from a variety of texts from medicine, moral philosophy, and poetics, Hanafi’s guided tour through this baroque museum of ideas will interest readers in comparative literature, Italian literature, history of ideas, history of science, art history, poetics, women’s studies, and philosophy.

The Body

The Body Author Lisa Blackman
ISBN-10 9781847886217
Release 2008-08-01
Pages 224
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Questions around 'the body' are central to social theory. Our changing understanding of the body now challenges the ways we conceive power, ideology, subjectivity and social and cultural process. The Body: the key concepts highlights and analyses the debates which make the body central to current sociological, psychological, cultural and feminist thinking. Today, questions around the body are intrinsic to a wide range of debates - from technological developments in media and communications, to socio-cultural questions around representation, performance, class, race, gender and sexuality, to the more 'physical' concerns of health and illness, sleep, diet and eating disorders, body parts and the senses.The Body: the key concepts is the ideal introduction for any student seeking a concise and up-to-date analysis of the complex and influential debates around the body in contemporary culture.

Monster Machines

Monster Machines Author Simon Mugford
ISBN-10 0312495382
Release 2005-11-01
Pages 32
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Introduces vehicles that have extreme capabilities, such as automobiles, trains, trucks, and boats. On board pages.

Blaze and the Monster Machines Favorites Blaze and the Monster Machines

Blaze and the Monster Machines Favorites  Blaze and the Monster Machines Author Nickelodeon Publishing
ISBN-10 9781681074467
Release 2017-01-09
Pages 80
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This storybook collection features three Nickelodeon Blaze and the Monster Machines stories: Mighty Monster Machines, Bouncy Tires!, and Wind Power! It’s a great gift for children ages 2 to 5. This Nickelodeon read-along contains audio narration.

Start Your Engines 5 Minute Stories

Start Your Engines 5 Minute Stories Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN-10 9780544158818
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 220
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A collection of ten picture books that can each be read aloud in five minutes includes stories about bikes, cars, trains, boats, and other vehicles.

Theatre and Performance in Digital Culture

Theatre and Performance in Digital Culture Author Matthew Causey
ISBN-10 9781134205691
Release 2007-01-24
Pages 208
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Theatre and Performance in Digital Culture examines the recent history of advanced technologies, including new media, virtual environments, weapons systems and medical innovation, and considers how theatre, performance and culture at large have evolved within those systems. The book examines the two Iraq wars, 9/11 and the War on Terror through the lens of performance studies, and, drawing on the writings of Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou and Martin Heidegger, alongside the dramas of Beckett, Genet and Shakespeare, and the theatre of the Kantor, Foreman, Socíetas Raffaello Sanzio and the Wooster Group, the book positions theatre and performance in technoculture and articulates the processes of aesthetics, metaphysics and politics. This wide-ranging study reflects on how the theatre and performance have been challenged and extended within these new cultural phenomena.

Monster machines

Monster machines Author Mike Hirst
ISBN-10 0439785294
Release 2005
Pages 48
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Shows the many different types of machines from jumbo jets and colossal cranes to logging machines, and shows how they are used. Contains glossary.

The Big Book of Blaze and the Monster Machines Blaze and the Monster Machines

The Big Book of Blaze and the Monster Machines  Blaze and the Monster Machines Author Nickelodeon Publishing
ISBN-10 9781681071022
Release 2015-08-01
Pages 32
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Blaze and the Monster Machines is Nickelodeon's new animated action-adventure series! It stars Blaze, a problem-solving truck that can transform into multiple machines, and his best friend and driver, AJ. This book is sure to thrill kids. This Nickelodeon read-along contains audio narration.