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  1. _Acoustic.space #6____Waves: Electromagnetic waves as material and medium for arts
  2. _Henry Abelove____The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader
  3. _Susanne Ackers/Inke Arns____Vom Verschwinden. Weltverluste und Weltfluchten
  4. _Nanci Adler____Preživeli iz Gulaga
  5. _Theodor W. Adorno____Current of Music. Elements of a Radio Theory
  6. _Janet Afary/Kevin B. Anderson____Foucault and the Iranian Revolution : Gender and the Seductions of Islamism
  7. _Giorgio Agamben____Means Without End: Notes on Politics (Theory Out of Bounds)
  8. _Giorgio Agamben____Signatura rerum: sul metodo
  9. _Giorgio Agamben____State of Exception
  10. _Giorgio Agamben____L’aperto : l’uomo e l’animale
  11. _Giorgio Agamben____The Open: Man and Animal
  12. _Giorgio Agamben____Ausnahmezustand
  13. _Giorgio Agamben____Image et Mémoire : Écrits sur l’image, la danse et le cinéma
  14. _Giorgio Agamben____The Time That Remains: A Commentary On The Letter To The Romans
  15. _Giorgio Agamben____Die Beamten des Himmels
  16. _Giorgio Agamben____Profanazioni
  17. _Giorgio Agamben____Stato di eccezione
  18. _Giorgio Agamben____Genius
  19. _Giorgio Agamben____La potenza del pensiero : saggi e conferenze
  20. _Giorgio Agamben____Che cos’è un dispositivo?
  21. _Giorgio Agamben____Il giorno del giudizio
  22. _Giorgio Agamben____Profanations
  23. _Giorgio Agamben____Homo sacer. Die souveräne Macht und das nackte Leben
  24. _Giorgio Agamben____Il regno e la gloria: Per una genealogia teologica dell’economia e del governo
  25. _Giorgio Agamben____Remnants of Auschwitz : The Witness and the Archive
  26. _Giorgio Agamben____Language and Death: The Place of Negativity
  27. _Giorgio Agamben____Etat d’exception
  28. _Giorgio Agamben____Che cos’e il contemporaneo?
  29. _Warren Kendall Agee____Introduction to mass communications
  30. _Henri Agel____Estetika filma
  31. _Ian Aitken____European Film Theory and Cinema: A Critical Introduction
  32. _David Alderson/Linda R Anderson____Territories of Desire in Queer Culture : Refiguring the Contemporary Boundaries
  33. _Christopher Alexander____The Timeless Way of Building
  34. _David Allen____Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life
  35. _David Allen____Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
  36. _Eric Alliez____The Signature of the World: Or, What is Deleuze and Guattari’s Philosophy?
  37. _Loius Althusser____Izbrani spisi
  38. _Louis Althusser____Philosophy of the Encounter: Later Writings (1978-1987)
  39. _Charles Altieri____The Particulars of Rapture: An Aesthetics of the Affects
  40. _Götz Aly____Hitlers Volksstaat
  41. _Mark Amerika____META/DATA: A Digital Poetics
  42. _Heike Ander/Nadja Rottner____Documenta11_Plattform5: The Catalog
  43. _Lars Even Andersen____Globalizacija: zašto ne uspijeva?
  44. _Benedict Anderson____Under Three Flags: Anarchism and the Anti-Colonial Imagination
  45. _Chris Anderson____The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More
  46. _Gil Anidjar____The Jew, the Arab: A History of the Enemy
  47. _Gil Anidjar____Our Place in Al-Andalus: Kabbalah, Philosophy, Literature in Arab Jewish Letters
  48. _Georges Aperghis/Peter Szendy____Wonderland : La musique, recto verso
  49. _Arjun Appadurai____Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization (Public Worlds, V. 1)
  50. _Arjun Appadurai____Fear of Small Numbers: An Essay on the Geography of Anger
  51. _Asocijacija Apsolutno____The Absolute Report
  52. _Emily Apter____The Translation Zone: A New Comparative Literature
  53. _Hannah Arendt____Totalitarizam
  54. _Beatriz Armendáriz/Jonathan Morduch____The Economics of Microfinance
  55. _S. Aronowitz____Post-Work
  56. _Stanley Aronowitz/Heather Gautney/Clyde W Barrow____Implicating Empire: Globalization and Resistance in the 21st Century
  57. _Giovanni Arrighi____Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century
  58. _Branka Arsic____Passive Constitutions or 7 1/2 Times Bartleby
  59. _Branka Arsić____Pogled i subjektivnost: neki aspekti Barklijeve teorije viđenja
  60. _Talal Asad____Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity
  61. _Talal Asad____On Suicide Bombing
  62. _Charles Ashbacher____SAMS Teach Yourself XML in 24 Hours
  63. _Aleida Assman/Jan Assman/Gabriele Brandstetter/Friedrich Kittler/Andre Lepecki/C. Nadia Seremetakis____ReMembering the Body: Body and Movement in the 20th
  64. _Jacques Attali____Bruits
  65. _Barry Axford____Uvod u politologiju

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_Acoustic.space #6____Waves: Electromagnetic waves as material and medium for arts

[_2006]

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_Henry Abelove____The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader

[Routledge_1993]

The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader is the biggest and most comprehensive multi-disciplinary anthology of critical work in lesbian/gay studies.

Comprising scholarship, viagra criticism, commentary, and political analysis, lesbian/gay studies is one of the fastest growing fields in contemporary thought. Its influence is changing the shape of every branch of learning in the humanities and social sciences.

Bringing together forty-two groundbreaking essays–many of them already classics–this collection provides a much-needed introduction to the contemporary state of lesbian/gay studies, extensively illustrating the range, scope, diversity, appeal, and power of the work currently being done in the field. Featuring essays by such prominent scholars as Judith Butler, John D’Emilio, Kobena Mercer, Adrienne Rich, Gayle Rubin, and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader explores a multitude of sexual, ethnic, racial, and socio-economic experiences. 

Ranging across disciplines including history, literature, critical theory, cultural studies, African American studies, ethnic studies, sociology, anthropology, psychology, classics, and philosophy, this anthology traces the inscription of sexual meanings in all forms of cultural expression. Representing the best and most significant English language work in the field, The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader addresses topics such as butch-fem roles, the cultural construction of gender, lesbian separatism, feminist theory, AIDS, safe-sex education, colonialism, S/M, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, children’s books, black nationalism, popular films, Susan Sontag, the closet, homophobia, Freud, Sappho, the media, the hijras of India, Robert Mapplethorpe, and the politics of representation. It also contains an extensive bibliographical essay which will provide readers with an invaluable guide to further reading.

In the tradition of Routledge’s Cultural Studies and Unequal Sisters, The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader marks a critical moment in the development of the field. It will be essential reading for anyone–gay or straight–interested in the history of sexuality, sexual politics, and gender studies. 

Contributors: Henry Abelove, Tomas Almaguer, Ana Maria Alonso, Michele Barale, Judith Butler, Sue-Ellen Case, Danae Clark, Douglas Crimp, Teresa de Lauretis, John D’Emilio, Jonathan Dollimore, Lee Edelman, Marilyn Frye, Charlotte Furth, Marjorie Garber, Stuart Hall, David Halperin, Phillip Brian Harper, Gloria T. Hull, Maria Teresa Koreck, Audre Lorde, Biddy Martin, Deborah E. McDowell, Kobena Mercer, Richard Meyer, D. A. Miller, Serena Nanda, Esther Newton, Cindy Patton, Adrienne Rich, Gayle Rubin, Joan W. Scott, Daniel L. Selden, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Barbara Smith, Catharine R. Stimpson, Sasha Torres, Martha Vicinus, Simon Watney, Harriet Whitehead, John J. Winkler, Monique Wittig, and Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano.

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_Susanne Ackers/Inke Arns____Vom Verschwinden. Weltverluste und Weltfluchten

[Revolver_2005]

“With the exhibition ‘On Disappearance’ we want to approach the phenomena of vague terrain, transitional stages and unertainty by means of an international comparison, and by doing so, stimulate discussion on the problematic associated with loss of world and escaping from the world on a larger scale. For this reason the exhibition (…) confronts violent loss of world and annihilations with voluntary escape attempts, in other words, with the forms and aporia connected to escaping from the world and the implosion of the political.” (Inke Arns & Ute Vorkoeper)

Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund (27 Aug. – 30 Oct. 2005): Association apsolutno, Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil, Maja Bajevic, Emanuel Licha, Lutz Dammbeck, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Thomas Nordanstad, Thomas Köner, Christine Lemke, Via Lewandowsky, Alice Miceli, Aernout Mik, Multiplicity, Oliver Pietsch, Birgit Schlieps, Wolfgang Staehle, ubermorgen, Ina Wudtke; with texts by Susanne Ackers, Kurt Eichler, Inke Arns, Francis Hunger, Tom McCarthy, Ute Vorkoeper and Frank Stühlmeyer (German/English)
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_Nanci Adler____Preživeli iz Gulaga

[Beogradski krug_2005]

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_Theodor W. Adorno____Current of Music. Elements of a Radio Theory

[Suhrkamp_2006]

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_Janet Afary/Kevin B. Anderson____Foucault and the Iranian Revolution : Gender and the Seductions of Islamism

[University Of Chicago Press_2005]

In 1978, as the protests against the Shah of Iran reached their zenith, philosopher Michel Foucault was working as a special correspondent for Corriere della Sera and Le Monde. During his little-known stint as a journalist, Foucault traveled to Iran, met with leaders like Ayatollah Khomeini, and wrote a series of articles on the revolution. Foucault and the Iranian Revolution is the first book-length analysis of these essays on Iran, the majority of which have never before appeared in English. Accompanying the analysis are annotated translations of the Iran writings in their entirety and the at times blistering responses from such contemporaneous critics as Middle East scholar Maxime Rodinson as well as comments on the revolution by feminist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir.

In this important and controversial account, Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson illuminate Foucault’s support of the Islamist movement. They also show how Foucault’s experiences in Iran contributed to a turning point in his thought, influencing his ideas on the Enlightenment, homosexuality, and his search for political spirituality. Foucault and the Iranian Revolution informs current discussion on the divisions that have reemerged among Western intellectuals over the response to radical Islamism after September 11. Foucault’s provocative writings are thus essential for understanding the history and the future of the West’s relationship with Iran and, more generally, to political Islam. In their examination of these journalistic pieces, Afary and Anderson offer a surprising glimpse into the mind of a celebrated thinker.

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_Giorgio Agamben____Means Without End: Notes on Politics (Theory Out of Bounds)

[University of Minnesota Press_2000]

Political Science/Critical Theory
An essential reevaluation of the proper role of politics in contemporary life. A critical rethinking of the categories of politics within a new sociopolitical and historical context, this book builds on the previous work of the distinguished political philosopher Giorgio Agamben to address the status and nature of politics itself. Bringing politics face-to-face with its own failures of consciousness and consequence, Agamben frames his analysis in terms of clear contemporary relevance. He proposes, in his characteristically allusive and intriguing way, a politics of gesture-a politics of means without end.
Among the topics Agamben takes up are the “properly” political paradigms of experience, as well as those generally not viewed as political. He begins by elaborating work on biopower begun by Foucault, returning the natural life of humans to the center of the polis and considering it as the very basis for politics. He then considers subjects such as the state of exception (the temporary suspension of the juridical order); the concentration camp (a zone of indifference between public and private and, at the same time, the secret matrix of the political space in which we live); the refugee, who, breaking the bond between the human and the citizen, moves from marginal status to the center of the crisis of the modern nation-state; and the sphere of pure means or gestures (those gestures that, remaining nothing more than means, liberate themselves from any relation to ends) as the proper sphere of politics. Attentive to the urgent demands of the political moment, as well as to the bankruptcy of political discourse, Agamben’s work brings politics back to life, and life back to politics.
Giorgio Agamben teaches philosophy at the Collge International de Philosophie in Paris and at the University of Macerata in Italy. He is the author of Language and Death (1991), Stanzas (1992), and The Coming Community (1993), all published by the University of Minnesota Press.
Vincenzo Binetti is assistant professor of Romance languages and literature at the University of Michigan. Cesare Casarino teaches in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota.
Theory Out of Bounds Series, volume 20
Translation Inquiries: University of Minnesota Press

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_Giorgio Agamben____Signatura rerum: sul metodo

[Bollati Boringhieri_2008]

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_Giorgio Agamben____State of Exception

[University Of Chicago Press_2005]

Two months after the attacks of 9/11, the Bush administration, in the midst of what it perceived to be a state of emergency, authorized the indefinite detention of noncitizens suspected of terrorist activities and their subsequent trials by a military commission. Here, distinguished Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben uses such circumstances to argue that this unusual extension of power, or “state of exception,” has historically been an underexamined and powerful strategy that has the potential to transform democracies into totalitarian states.

The sequel to Agamben’s Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life, State of Exception is the first book to theorize the state of exception in historical and philosophical context. In Agamben’s view, the majority of legal scholars and policymakers in Europe as well as the United States have wrongly rejected the necessity of such a theory, claiming instead that the state of exception is a pragmatic question. Agamben argues here that the state of exception, which was meant to be a provisional measure, became in the course of the twentieth century a normal paradigm of government. Writing nothing less than the history of the state of exception in its various national contexts throughout Western Europe and the United States, Agamben uses the work of Carl Schmitt as a foil for his reflections as well as that of Derrida, Benjamin, and Arendt.

In this highly topical book, Agamben ultimately arrives at original ideas about the future of democracy and casts a new light on the hidden relationship that ties law to violence.

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_Giorgio Agamben____L’aperto : l’uomo e l’animale

[Bollati Boringhieri_2002]

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_Giorgio Agamben____The Open: Man and Animal

[Stanford University Press_2004]

The end of human history is an event that has been foreseen or announced by both messianics and dialecticians. But who is the protagonist of that history that is coming—or has come—to a close? What is man? How did he come on the scene? And how has he maintained his privileged place as the master of, or first among, the animals?
In “The Open”, contemporary Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben considers the ways in which the “human” has been thought of as either a distinct and superior type of animal, or a kind of being that is essentially different from animal altogether. In an argument that ranges from ancient Greek, Christian, and Jewish texts to twentieth-century thinkers such as Heidegger, Benjamin, and Kojève, Agamben examines the ways in which the distinction between man and animal has been manufactured by the logical presuppositions of Western thought, and he investigates the profound implications that the man/animal distinction has had for disciplines as seemingly disparate as philosophy, law, anthropology, medicine, and politics.

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_Giorgio Agamben____Ausnahmezustand

[Suhrkamp Verlag KG_2004]

Aus dem Italienischen von Ulrich Müller-Schöll. Nach “Homo sacer” und “Was von Auschwitz bleibt” – Teil 1 und Teil 3 von Giorgio Agambens vieldiskutiertem Homo sacer-Projekt – folgt nun mit Ausnahmezustand der in sich geschlossene erste Band des zweiten Teiles. Der Ausnahmezustand, das heißt jene Suspendierung des Rechtssystems, die wir als Provisorium zur Aufrechterhaltung der Ordnung in Krisensituationen zu betrachten gewohnt sind, wird unter unseren Augen zu einem gängigen Muster staatlicher Praxis, das in steigendem Maße die Politik bestimmt. Agambens neuestes Buch ist der erste Versuch einer bündigen Geschichte und zugleich Fundamentalanalyse des Ausnahmezustandes: Wo liegen seine historischen Wurzeln, und welche Rolle spielt er – in seiner Entwicklung von Hitler bis Guantanamo – in der Gegenwart?
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_Giorgio Agamben____Image et Mémoire : Écrits sur l’image, la danse et le cinéma

[Desclée de Brouwer_2004]

Les essais réunis ici cherchent, chacun dans leur domaine spécifique, à définir le rôle et la fonction de l’image. La première édition de ce livre poursuivait cette quête autour de quatre personnages clés l’historien de l’art Aby Warburg, l’écrivain Victor Segalen, le cinéaste Guy Debord et le philosophe Friedrich Nietzsche. La présente édition approfondit ce champ avec un important essai inédit, Nymphae, écrit en juillet 2003, qui prolonge le premier essai sur Warburg en prenant pour point de départ une exposition de Bill Viola, organisée au Getty Museum à Los Angeles. L’auteur y développe une conception de l’image comme fantasme et ” cristal de mémoire “. Suivent, dans une seconde partie, d’autres essais inédits sur le cinéma (” Pour une éthique du cinéma “), la danse (” Les corps à venir “) et la peinture, à travers des textes où l’esthétique se mêle au théologique et au politique. Un ensemble constitue ainsi un nouveau livre, considérablement augmenté et enrichi, autour du thème de l’image et de la mémoire

Giorgio Agamben est né en 1942 à Rome. Philosophe, il participe à de nombreuses revues, dont Futur antérieur, et son œuvre est régulière-ment traduite en France. Il a publié dernièrement L’Ombre de l’amour (Rivages, 2003) et Etat d’exception (Seuil, 2003)
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_Giorgio Agamben____The Time That Remains: A Commentary On The Letter To The Romans

[Stanford University Press_2005]

In “The Time That Remains”, Agamben seeks to separate the Pauline texts from the history of the Church that canonized them, thus revealing them to be “the fundamental messianic texts of the West.” He argues that Paul’s letters are concerned not with the foundation of a new religion but rather with the “messianic” abolition of Jewish law. Situating Paul’s texts in the context of early Jewish messianism, this book is part of a growing set of recent critiques devoted to the period when Judaism and Christianity were not yet fully distinct, placing Paul in the context of what has been called “Judaeo-Christianity.”
Agamben’s philosophical exploration of the problem of messianism leads to the other major figure discussed in this book, Walter Benjamin. Advancing a claim without precedent in the vast literature on Benjamin, Agamben argues that Benjamin’s philosophy of history constitutes a repetition and appropriation of Paul’s concept of “remaining time.” Through a close reading and comparison of Benjamin’s “Theses on the Philosophy of History” and the Pauline Epistles, Agamben discerns a number of striking and unrecognized parallels between the two works.

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_Giorgio Agamben____Die Beamten des Himmels

[Verlag der Weltreligionen im Insel Verlag_2007]

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_Giorgio Agamben____Profanazioni

[Nottetempo_2005]

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_Giorgio Agamben____Stato di eccezione

[G. Einaudi_1995]

Lo stato di eccezione, ossia quella sospensione dell’ordine giuridico che siamo abituati a considerare una misura provvisoria e straordinaria, sta oggi diventando sotto i nostri occhi un paradigma normale di governo, che determina in misura crescente la politica sia estera sia interna degli stati. Il libro di Agamben è il primo tentativo di fornirne una sommaria ricostruzione storica e, insieme, di analizzare le ragioni e il senso della sua evoluzione attuale, da Hitler a Guantanamo. Quando lo stato di eccezione tende a confondersi con la regola, le istituzioni e gli equilibri delle costituzioni democratiche non possono più funzionare e lo stesso confine fra democrazia e assolutismo sembra cancellarsi. Muovendosi nella terra di nessuno fra la politica e il diritto, fra l’ordine giuridico e la vita, dove i ricercatori non amano avventurarsi, Agamben smonta a una a una le teorizzazioni giuridiche dello stato di eccezione e getta una luce nuova sulla relazione nascosta che lega violenza e diritto.

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_Giorgio Agamben____Genius

[Nottetempo_2004]

I latini chiamavano Genius il dio a cui ciascun uomo viene affidato al momento della nascita. E Genius è il principio che regge l’intera sua esistenza. E’ lui che festeggiamo il giorno della nostra nascita. E’ pensando a lui che ci battiamo la fronte quando crediamo di esserci dimenticati di noi stessi. Al Genio bisogna indulgere, è inutile dirsi che le sue – le nostre – sono solo manie! Contrastare il proprio Genio è il modo di rendersi triste la vita, imbrogliare se stessi… Ancora una volta, con singolare felicità, Giorgio Agamben insegue una parola nei suoi meandri antichi e negli usi quotidiani, e man mano che ne rivela il senso e la richezza, la nostra vita cambia aspetto, ci diventa famiiare e scopre una nuova fiducia, quella nel proprio Genio. Dopo il giorno del Giudizio, Agamben ci dà una nuova prosa, dove il pensiero trova il suo stato di grazia.
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_Giorgio Agamben____La potenza del pensiero : saggi e conferenze

[N. Pozza_2005]

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_Giorgio Agamben____Che cos’è un dispositivo?

[Nottetempo_2006]

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_Giorgio Agamben____Il giorno del giudizio

[Nottetempo_2004]

In questo sasso l’autore prova a guardare per un attimo il mondo come apparirebbe nell’ultimo giorno, nel Giorno del Giudizio. A compiere questo miracolo è, nel primo dei due testi, la fotografia, una foto qualunque che mostra il volto di una sconosciuta, una strada, o dei personaggi famosi. Il volto di quella sconosciuta esige il suo nome, esige che noi ci ricordiamo di lei.
Nel secondo testo, la stessa esigenza è affidata a quei personaggi minori che sempre dimentichiamo, gli “aiutanti” dei romanzi di Kafka o il grillo parlante in Pinocchio, o a quegli oggetti perduti, come lo slittino Rosebud nel film di Orson Welles, che non servono a niente ma che testimoniano qualcosa a cui non possiamo rinunciare.
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_Giorgio Agamben____Profanations

[Zone Books_2007]

The Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben has always been an original reader of texts, understanding their many rich and multiple historical, aesthetic, and political meanings and effects. In Profanations, Agamben has assembled for the first time some of his most pivotal essays on photography, the novel, and film. A meditation on memory and oblivion, on what is lost and what remains, Profanations proves yet again that Agamben is one of the most provocative writers of our time. In ten essays, Agamben ponders a series of literary and philosophical problems: the relation among genius, ego, and theories of subjectivity; the problem of messianic time as explicated in both images and lived experience; parody as a literary paradigm; and the potential of magic to provide an ethical canon.

The range of topics and themes addressed here attest to the creativity of Agamben’s singular mode of thought and his persistent concern with the act of witnessing, sometimes futile, sometimes earth-shattering: the talking cricket in Pinocchio; “helpers” in Kafka’s novels; pictorial representations of the Last Judgment, of anonymous female faces, and of “Rosebud,” the infamous object of obsession in Citizen Kane. “In Praise of Profanity,” the central essay of this small but dense book, confronts the question of profanity as the crucial political task of the moment. An act of resistance to every form of separation, the concept of profanation reorients perceptions of how power, consumption, and use interweave to produce an urgent political modality and desire: to profane the unprofanable. Agamben not only provides a new and potent theoretical model but describes it with a writerly style that itself forges inescapable links among literature, politics, and philosophy.
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_Giorgio Agamben____Homo sacer. Die souveräne Macht und das nackte Leben

[Suhrkamp_2002]

Aus dem Italienischen von Hubert Thüring. Der homo sacer ist die Verkörperung einer archaischen römischen Rechtsfigur: Zwar durfte er straflos getötet, aber nicht geopfert werden, was auch seine Tötung sinnlos und ihn gleichsam unberührbar machte – woraus sich der Doppelsinn von sacer als “verflucht” und “geheiligt” ableitet. Giorgio Agamben stellt im Anschluss an Foucault und als philosophische Korrektur von dessen Konzept der Biopolitik die These auf, dass Biopolitik, indem sie den Menschen auf einen biologischen Nullwert zurückzuführen versucht, das nackte Leben zum eigentlichen Subjekt der Moderne macht. In KZ-Häftlingen, aber auch in Flüchtlingen von heute sieht er die Verkörperung des homo sacer und des nackten Lebens. Er begründet philosophisch, dass diese Möglichkeit nicht nur historisch ist.
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_Giorgio Agamben____Il regno e la gloria: Per una genealogia teologica dell’economia e del governo

[Neri Pozza_2007]

Con questo nuovo libro, l’indagine sulla genealogia del potere iniziata da Agamben dieci anni fa con Homo sacer giunge a uno snodo decisivo. Due domande scandiscono il campo della ricerca: 1) perché il potere ha assunto in occidente la forma di un’«economia», cioè di un governo degli uomini e delle cose? 2) perché, se il potere è essenzialmente governo, esso ha bisogno della gloria, cioè di tutto quell’apparato cerimoniale e liturgico che l’accompagna fin dall’inizio?
Cercando di rispondere, sulle tracce di Michel Foucault, alla prima domanda, Agamben scopre che, nei primi secoli della storia della chiesa, per conciliare il monoteismo con le tre persone, la dottrina della Trinità viene introdotta nella forma di una «economia» della vita divina, come un problema di gestione e di governo della «casa» celeste e del mondo. Agamben mostra che, fondendosi con l’idea di provvidenza, questo paradigma «teologico-economico» è inaspettatamente all’origine di molte delle categorie fondamentali della politica moderna, dalla teoria democratica della divisione dei poteri fino alla dottrina strategica degli «effetti collaterali», dalla «mano invisibile» del liberalismo smithiano fino alle idee di ordine e sicurezza.
Ma la novità forse più grande che emerge dalla ricerca è che il potere moderno non è soltanto «governo», ma anche «gloria» e che gli aspetti cerimoniali, liturgici e acclamatorii che siamo abituati a considerare come un residuo del passato costituiscono invece tuttora la base del potere occidentale. Attraverso un’analisi affascinante delle acclamazioni liturgiche e dei simboli cerimoniali del potere, dal trono alla corona, dalla porpora ai fasci littori, Agamben costruisce un’inedita genealogia che getta una luce nuova sulla funzione del consenso e dei media nelle democrazie moderne. Un libro che rinnova profondamente tutta la nostra visione della politica.
i giudizi della stampa
Perché il potere ha assunto in occidente la forma di un’«economia», cioè di un governo degli uomini e delle cose? Perché, se è essenzialmente governo, il potere ha bisogno della gloria, cioè di tutto quell’apparato cerimoniale e liturgico che l’accompagna fin dall’inizio?
Dopo Homo sacer, una nuova grande opera di Giorgio Agamben. Un libro atteso da tempo che illumina la verità dell’economia e getta una luce nuova sulla funzione del consenso e dei media nelle democrazie moderne

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_Giorgio Agamben____Remnants of Auschwitz : The Witness and the Archive

[Zone Books_1999]

In this book the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben looks closely at the literature of the survivors of Auschwitz, probing the philosophical and ethical questions raised by their testimony.

“In its form, this book is a kind of perpetual commentary on testimony. It did not seem possible to proceed otherwise. At a certain point, it became clear that testimony contained at its core an essential lacuna; in other words, the survivors bore witness to something it is impossible to bear witness to. As a consequence, commenting on survivors’ testimony necessarily meant interrogating this lacuna or, more precisely, attempting to listen to it. Listening to something absent did not prove fruitless work for this author. Above all, it made it necessary to clear away almost all the doctrines that, since Auschwitz, have been advanced in the name of ethics.”
–Giorgio Agamben
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_Giorgio Agamben____Language and Death: The Place of Negativity

[Univ Of Minnesota Press_2006]

A formidable and influential work, Language and Death sheds a highly original light on issues central to Continental philosophy, literary theory, deconstruction, hermeneutics, and speech-act theory. Focusing especially on the incompatible philosophical systems of Hegel and Heidegger within the space of negativity, Giorgio Agamben offers a rigorous reading of numerous philosophical and poetic works to examine how these issues have been traditionally explored. Agamben argues that the human being is not just “speaking” and “mortal” but irreducibly “social” and “ethical.” Giorgio Agamben teaches philosophy at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris and at the University of Macerata in Italy. He is the author of Means without End (2000), Stanzas (1993), and The Coming Community (1993), all published by the University of Minnesota Press. Karen E. Pinkus is professor of French and Italian at the University of Southern California. Michael Hardt is professor of literature and romance studies at Duke University.
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_Giorgio Agamben____Etat d’exception

[Seuil_2003]

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_Giorgio Agamben____Che cos’e il contemporaneo?

[Nottetempo_2008]

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_Warren Kendall Agee____Introduction to mass communications

[HarperCollins Publishers_1991]

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_Henri Agel____Estetika filma

[BIGZ_1978]

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_Ian Aitken____European Film Theory and Cinema: A Critical Introduction

[Indiana University Press_2002]

European Film Theory and Cinema explores the major film theories and movements within European cinema from the 1900s onwards. The study is organized around two major traditions which dominate European film theory and cinema: the ãintuitionist modernist and realistä tradition and the ãpost- Saussurianä tradition. This original and critically astute introduction is a work of intellectual history that considers film theory within the context of the intellectual climate of the last two centuries.
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_David Alderson/Linda R Anderson____Territories of Desire in Queer Culture : Refiguring the Contemporary Boundaries

[Manchester University Press_2001]

This book engages with, and develops, current debates about desire and sexual identification by focusing on a wide selection of contemporary literature, film, and theory. These texts range from the novels of Alan Hollinghurst and Paul Magrs to the work of Pedro Almodovar, RuPaul, Derek Jarman, and Camille Paglia, as well as TV programs like Ellen and Shinjuku Boys, and individual films such as Collard’s Savage Nights.

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_Christopher Alexander____The Timeless Way of Building

[Oxford University Press, USA_1979]

This volume provides the opening work in Christopher Alexander’s seminal trilogy on architecture (continued in A Pattern Language and The Oregon Experiment). Here he provides a fascinating introduction to the ideas behind the succeeding two books.
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_David Allen____Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life

[Viking Adult_2003]

In Getting Things Done, David Allen offered a breakthrough system to enhance productivity-at work and in daily life. Now “the guru of personal productivity” (Fast Company) asks readers what is holding them back and shows how they can be ready for anything-with a clear mind, a clear deck, and clear intentions.

Based on Allen’s highly popular e-newsletter, Principles of Productivity, Ready for Anything offers fifty-two principles to clear your head, focus productively, create structures that work, and get in motion, including:
* stability on one level opens creativity on another
* you can’t win a game you haven’t defined
* the value of a future goal is the present change it fosters

With wit, motivational insights, and inspiring quotes, Ready for Anything shows readers how to make things happen with less effort, stress, and ineffectiveness, and lots more energy, creativity, and clarity. This is the perfect book for anyone wanting to work and live at their very best.
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_David Allen____Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

[Penguin (Non-Classics)_2002]

With first-chapter allusions to martial arts, “flow,” “mind like water,” and other concepts borrowed from the East (and usually mangled), you’d almost think this self-helper from David Allen should have been called Zen and the Art of Schedule Maintenance.
Not quite. Yes, Getting Things Done offers a complete system for downloading all those free-floating gotta-do’s clogging your brain into a sophisticated framework of files and action lists–all purportedly to free your mind to focus on whatever you’re working on. However, it still operates from the decidedly Western notion that if we could just get really, really organized, we could turn ourselves into 24/7 productivity machines. (To wit, Allen, whom the New Economy bible Fast Company has dubbed “the personal productivity guru,” suggests that instead of meditating on crouching tigers and hidden dragons while you wait for a plane, you should unsheathe that high-tech saber known as the cell phone and attack that list of calls you need to return.)
As whole-life-organizing systems go, Allen’s is pretty good, even fun and therapeutic. It starts with the exhortation to take every unaccounted-for scrap of paper in your workstation that you can’t junk, The next step is to write down every unaccounted-for gotta-do cramming your head onto its own scrap of paper. Finally, throw the whole stew into a giant “in-basket”
That’s where the processing and prioritizing begin; in Allen’s system, it get a little convoluted at times, rife as it is with fancy terms, subterms, and sub-subterms for even the simplest concepts. Thank goodness the spine of his system is captured on a straightforward, one-page flowchart that you can pin over your desk and repeatedly consult without having to refer back to the book. That alone is worth the purchase price. Also of value is Allen’s ingenious Two-Minute Rule: if there’s anything you absolutely must do that you can do right now in two minutes or less, then do it now, thus freeing up your time and mind tenfold over the long term. It’s commonsense advice so obvious that most of us completely overlook it, much to our detriment; Allen excels at dispensing such wisdom in this useful, if somewhat belabored, self-improver aimed at everyone from CEOs to soccer moms (who we all know are more organized than most CEOs to start with). –Timothy Murphy

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_Eric Alliez____The Signature of the World: Or, What is Deleuze and Guattari’s Philosophy?

[Continuum International Publishing Group_2005]

Much contemporary philosophy has revelled in declaring the end of metaphysics, of ontology, and sometimes of philosophy itself. In sharp contrast, The Signature of the World is a forceful reminder of the power of philosophy and the need for a reinvention of metaphysics.
The Signature of the World focuses on one of the most influential works of contemporary philosophy: What is Philosophy? by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, their last joint work after the revolutionary texts, Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus.
The Signature of the World sets What is Philosophy? in the context of earlier work by the two theorists and the work of both analytic philosophers and continental theorists.

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_Loius Althusser____Izbrani spisi

[Založba /*cf._2000]

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_Louis Althusser____Philosophy of the Encounter: Later Writings (1978-1987)

[Verso_2006]

From Althusser’s most prolific period, this book is destined to become a classic.

In the late 1970s and 1980s, Louis Althusser endured a period of intense mental instability during which he murdered his wife and was committed to a psychiatric hospital. Spanning this deeply troubling period, this fourth and final volume of political and philosophical writings reveals Althusser wrestling in a creative and unorthodox fashion with a whole series of theoretical problems to produce some of his very finest work. In his profound exploration of questions of determinism and contingency, Althusser developed a “philosophy of the encounter,” which he links to a hidden and subterranean tradition in the history of Western thought.
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_Charles Altieri____The Particulars of Rapture: An Aesthetics of the Affects

[Cornell University Press_2004]

This brilliant, penetrating, and ambitious book by a well-known literary theorist studies the complex relationship between the emotions on the one side and literary works and paintings on the other. A central aim of Charles Altieri’s is to rescue our understanding of the affects from philosophical theories that subordinate them to cognitive control and ethical judgment.
Altieri concentrates on two fundamental aspects of aesthetic experience: the first describes how representative texts and paintings compose intricate affective states; the second engages how we might generalize from the values involved in the affects made articulate by works of art. He addresses a range of affective states, distinguishing carefully among sensations, feelings, moods, emotions, and passions. He shows how art solicits, organizes, and reflects upon affective energies and how many of the qualities of the affects developed within artworks simply disappear when observers are content with adjectival labels such as “sad,” “angry,” or “happy.”
The Particulars of Rapture proposes treating affects in adverbial rather than in adjectival terms, emphasizing the way in which text and paintings shape distinct affective states. Such an emphasis places the manner in which artwork acts upon the emotions central to the quality of the resulting affect. And that emphasis in turn enables Altieri to show how a more general expressivist model for establishing and assessing values can compete with perspectives based on rationality.

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_Götz Aly____Hitlers Volksstaat

[Fischer S. Verlag GmbH_2005]

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_Mark Amerika____META/DATA: A Digital Poetics

[The MIT Press_2007]

This rich collection of writings by pioneering digital artist Mark Amerika mixes (and remixes) personal memoir, net art theory, fictional narrative, satirical reportage, scholarly history, and network-infused language art. META/DATA is a playful, improvisatory, multitrack “digital sampling” of Amerika’s writing from 1993 to 2005 that tells the early history of a net art world “gone wild” while simultaneously constructing a parallel poetics of net art that complements Amerika’s own artistic practice.

Unlike other new media artists who may create art to justify their theories, Amerika documents the emergence of new media art forms while he creates them. Presenting a multifaceted view of the digital art scene on subjects ranging from interactive storytelling to net art, live VJing, online curating, and Web publishing, Amerika gives us “Spontaneous Theories,” “Distributed Fictions” (including his groundbreaking GRAMMATRON, the helpful “Insider’s Guide to Avant-Garde Capitalism,” and others), the more scholarly “Academic Remixes,” “Net Dialogues” (peer-to-peer theoretical explorations with other artists and writers), and the digital salvos of “Amerika Online” (among them, “Surf-Sample-Manipulate: Playgiarism on the Net,” “The Private Life of a Network Publisher,” and satirical thoughts on “Writing as Hactivism”). META/DATA also features a section of full-color images, including some of Amerika’s most well-known and influential works.

Provocative, digressive, nomadic, and fun to read, Amerika’s texts call to mind the cadences of Gertrude Stein, the Beats, cyberpunk fiction, and even The Daily Show more than they do the usual new media theorizing. META/DATA maps the world of net culture with Amerika as guide and resident artist.
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_Heike Ander/Nadja Rottner____Documenta11_Plattform5: The Catalog

[Cantz Editions_2002]

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_Lars Even Andersen____Globalizacija: zašto ne uspijeva?

[Stajer-graf_2003]

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_Benedict Anderson____Under Three Flags: Anarchism and the Anti-Colonial Imagination

[Verso_2006]

The origins of nationalism and anti-globalization are traced by the bestselling author of Imagined Communities.

In this sparkling new work, Benedict Anderson provides a radical recasting of themes from Imagined Communities, his classic book on nationalism, through an exploration of fin-de-siècle politics and culture that spans the Caribbean, Imperial Europe and the South China Sea.

A jewelled pomegranate packed with nitroglycerine is primed to blow away Manila’s 19th-century colonial elite at the climax of El Filibusterismo, whose author, the great political novelist José Rizal, was executed in 1896 by the Spanish authorities in the Philippines at the age of 35. Anderson explores the impact of avant-garde European literature and politics on Rizal and his contemporary, the pioneering folklorist Isabelo de los Reyes, who was imprisoned in Manila after the violent uprisings of 1896 and later incarcerated, together with Catalan anarchists, in the prison fortress of Montjuich in Barcelona. On his return to the Philippines, by now under American occupation, Isabelo formed the first militant trade unions under the influence of Malatesta and Bakunin.

Anderson considers the complex intellectual interactions of these young Filipinos with the new “science” of anthropology in Germany and Austro-Hungary, and with post-Communard experimentalists in Paris, against a background of militant anarchism in Spain, France, Italy and the Americas, José Marti’s armed uprising in Cuba and anti-imperialist protests in China and Japan. In doing so, he depicts the dense intertwining of anarchist internationalism and radical anti-colonialism.

Under Three Flags is a brilliantly original work on the explosive history of national independence and global politics.
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_Chris Anderson____The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More

[Hyperion_2006]

“The Long Tail” is a powerful new force in our economy: the rise of the niche. As the cost of reaching consumers drops dramatically, our markets are shifting from a one-size-fits-all model of mass appeal to one of unlimited variety for unique tastes. From supermarket shelves to advertising agencies, the ability to offer vast choice is changing everything, and causing us to rethink where our markets lie and how to get to them. Unlimited selection is revealing truths about what consumers want and how they want to get it, from DVDs at Netflix to songs on iTunes to advertising on Google. However, this is not just a virtue of online marketplaces; it is an example of an entirely new economic model for business, one that is just beginning to show its power. After a century of obsessing over the few products at the head of the demand curve, the new economics of distribution allow us to turn our focus to the many more products in the tail, which collectively can create a new market as big as the one we already know. The Long Tail is really about the economics of abundance. New efficiencies in distribution, manufacturing, and marketing are essentially resetting the definition of whats commercially viable across the board. If the 20th century was about hits, the 21st will be equally about niches.
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_Gil Anidjar____The Jew, the Arab: A History of the Enemy

[Stanford University Press_2003]

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_Gil Anidjar____Our Place in Al-Andalus: Kabbalah, Philosophy, Literature in Arab Jewish Letters

[Stanford University Press_2002]

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_Georges Aperghis/Peter Szendy____Wonderland : La musique, recto verso

[Bayard Centurion_2004]

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_Arjun Appadurai____Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization (Public Worlds, V. 1)

[University of Minnesota Press_1996]

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_Arjun Appadurai____Fear of Small Numbers: An Essay on the Geography of Anger

[Duke University Press_2006]

The period since 1989 has been marked by the global endorsement of open markets, the free flow of finance capital and liberal ideas of constitutional rule, and the active expansion of human rights. Why, then, in this era of intense globalization, has there been a proliferation of violence, of ethnic cleansing on the one hand and extreme forms of political violence against civilian populations on the other?

Fear of Small Numbers is Arjun Appadurai’s answer to that question. A leading theorist of globalization, Appadurai turns his attention to the complex dynamics fueling large-scale, culturally motivated violence, from the genocides that racked Eastern Europe, Rwanda, and India in the early 1990s to the contemporary “war on terror.” Providing a conceptually innovative framework for understanding sources of global violence, he describes how the nation-state has grown ambivalent about minorities at the same time that minorities, because of global communication technologies and migration flows, increasingly see themselves as parts of powerful global majorities. By exacerbating the inequalities produced by globalization, the volatile, slippery relationship between majorities and minorities foments the desire to eradicate cultural difference.

Appadurai analyzes the darker side of globalization: suicide bombings; anti-Americanism; the surplus of rage manifest in televised beheadings; the clash of global ideologies; and the difficulties that flexible, cellular organizations such as Al-Qaeda present to centralized, “vertebrate” structures such as national governments. Powerful, provocative, and timely, Fear of Small Numbers is a thoughtful invitation to rethink what violence is in an age of globalization.
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_Asocijacija Apsolutno____The Absolute Report

[Revolver_2006]

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_Emily Apter____The Translation Zone: A New Comparative Literature

[Princeton University Press_2005]

Translation, before 9/11, was deemed primarily an instrument of international relations, business, education, and culture. Today it seems, more than ever, a matter of war and peace. In The Translation Zone, Emily Apter argues that the field of translation studies, habitually confined to a framework of linguistic fidelity to an original, is ripe for expansion as the basis for a new comparative literature.
Organized around a series of propositions that range from the idea that nothing is translatable to the idea that everything is translatable, The Translation Zone examines the vital role of translation studies in the “invention” of comparative literature as a discipline. Apter emphasizes “language wars” (including the role of mistranslation in the art of war), linguistic incommensurability in translation studies, the tension between textual and cultural translation, the role of translation in shaping a global literary canon, the resistance to Anglophone dominance, and the impact of translation technologies on the very notion of how translation is defined. The book speaks to a range of disciplines and spans the globe.
Ultimately, The Translation Zone maintains that a new comparative literature must take stock of the political impact of translation technologies on the definition of foreign or symbolic languages in the humanities, while recognizing the complexity of language politics in a world at once more monolingual and more multilingual.

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_Hannah Arendt____Totalitarizam

[Politička kultura _1996]

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_Beatriz Armendáriz/Jonathan Morduch____The Economics of Microfinance

[The MIT Press_2007]

The microfinance revolution, begun with independent initiatives in Latin America and South Asia starting in the 1970s, has so far allowed 65 million poor people around the world to receive small loans without collateral, build up assets, and buy insurance. This comprehensive survey of microfinance seeks to bridge the gap in the existing literature on microfinance between academic economists and practitioners. Both authors have pursued the subject not only in academia but in the field; Beatriz Armendáriz founded a microfinance bank in Chiapas, Mexico, and Jonathan Morduch has done fieldwork in Bangladesh, China, and Indonesia.

The book provides an overview of microfinance by addressing a range of issues, including lessons from informal markets, savings and insurance, the role of women, the place of subsidies, impact measurement, and management incentives. It integrates theory with empirical data, citing studies from Asia, Africa, and Latin America and introducing ideas about asymmetric information, principal-agent theory, and household decision making in the context of microfinance.
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_S. Aronowitz____Post-Work

[Routledge_1997]

For two centuries, America was the land of opportunity which beckoned the call of the good life. Yet as the 21st century approaches, the United States is still characterized as the home of downsizing jobs and lost security, of disappointed hopes and expectations. The computer and the age of digital technology came with the promise of quality of life improvements for all; but, unfortunately, people seem to be working more for less.

In Post-Work, Stanley Aronowitz and Jonathan Cutler have collected essays from a variety of scholars to discuss the dreary future of work. The introduction, The Post-Work Manifesto,, provides the framework for a radical reappraisal of work and suggests an alternative organization of labor. The provocative remaining essays that follow focus on specific issues that are key to our reconceptualization of the notion and practice of work, with coverage of the fight for shorter hours, the relationship between school and work, and the role of welfare, among others.

Armed with an interdisciplinary approach, Post-Work looks beyond the rancorous debates around welfare politics and lays out the real sources of anxiety in the modern workplace. The result is an offering of hope for the future–an alternative path for a cybernation, where the possibility of less work for a better standard of living is possible.

Contributors include: Stanley Aronowitz, Lynn Chancer, Jonathan Cutler, William DiFazio, Dawn Esposito, Joan Greenbaum, Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt, Michael Lewis, Lois Weiner, Ellen Willis, and margaret Yard.

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_Stanley Aronowitz/Heather Gautney/Clyde W Barrow____Implicating Empire: Globalization and Resistance in the 21st Century

[Basic Books_2002]

Combining the work of prominent U.S. and international commentators on globalization, Globalization and Resistance defines the state, and the future, of globalization’s role in world affairs.
Over the past several years, while visible protests against the World Bank and the I.M.F. made front-page news, there has been a growing field of scholarship that looks at the role of globalization for national and international state identities. The first truism of globalization–that we live in an increasingly interconnected world, one in which it is impossible to separate the fate of one nation from that of the others–was dramatically illustrated on September 11, 2001, when the seemingly distant effects of a civil war in Afghanistan so murderously interrupted life in the United States.
Implicating Empire is the first book to look at four crucial dimensions of globalization: first, its role vis-à-vis the current war; second, the impact of globalization on domestic U.S. policy; third, how globalization will necessarily alter national security, both in its definition as well as how it is pursued, and, finally, the future of globalization. Including original essays by Stanley Aronowitz, Ahmed Rashid, Tariq Ali, Manning Marable, Michael Hardt, and Ellen Willis, among others, Implicating Empire will set the agenda for how globalization is debated–and resisted–in the future.

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_Giovanni Arrighi____Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century

[Verso_2007]

An authoritative exploration of China’s emergence as the most dynamic center of economic and commercial expansion in the world today.

In the late eighteenth century, the political economist Adam Smith predicted an eventual equalization of power between the conquering West and the conquered non-West. In this magisterial new work, Giovanni Arrighi shows how China’s extraordinary rise invites us to read The Wealth of Nations in a radically different way than is usually done. He examines how the recent US attempt to bring into existence the first truly global empire in world history was conceived in order to counter China’s spectacular economic success of the 1990s, and how the US’s disastrous failure in Iraq has made the People’s Republic of China the true winner of the US War on Terror. In the 21st century, China may well become again the kind of non-capitalist market economy that Smith described, under totally different domestic and world-historical conditions.
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_Branka Arsic____Passive Constitutions or 7 1/2 Times Bartleby

[Stanford University Press_2007]

This book represents an analysis of one of the most enigmatic characters in American literature. At the same time, it addresses various questions in Melville’s writings, such as passivity, identity, the impersonal and neutral, sexuality and the question of marriage, drug addiction, and ethics (especially the problem of testifying and friendship). Reference is made to the whole range of Melville’s writings (excluding his poetry), and each chapter situates the question it treats within a larger cultural or theoretical context, such as the legacy of American Puritanism, the appearance of the first American asylums, Melville’s treatment of the institutionalization of madness, and the appearance of certain semi-sciences (mesmerism, physiognomy, palmistry, and so on). The book thus covers Melville’s thinking concerning American society, his relationship to the law, his treatment of the arts (specifically Turner’s paintings), and his responses to the appearance of meteorology, reading such matters as a political and philosophical statement concerning the modern world.

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_Branka Arsić____Pogled i subjektivnost: neki aspekti Barklijeve teorije viđenja

[Beogradski krug_1999]

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_Talal Asad____Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity

[Stanford University Press_2003]

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_Talal Asad____On Suicide Bombing

[Columbia University Press_2007]

Like many people in America and around the world, Talal Asad experienced the events of September 11, 2001, largely through the media and the emotional response of others. For many non-Muslims, “the suicide bomber” quickly became the icon of “an Islamic culture of death”& mdash;a conceptual leap that struck Asad as problematic. Is there a “religiously-motivated terrorism?” If so, how does it differ from other cruelties? What makes its motivation “religious”? Where does it stand in relation to other forms of collective violence?

Drawing on his extensive scholarship in the study of secular and religious traditions as well as his understanding of social, political, and anthropological theory and research, Asad questions Western assumptions regarding death and killing. He scrutinizes the idea of a “clash of civilizations,” the claim that “Islamic jihadism” is the essence of modern terror, and the arguments put forward by liberals to justify war in our time. He critically engages with a range of explanations of suicide terrorism, exploring many writers’ preoccupation with the motives of perpetrators. In conclusion, Asad examines our emotional response to suicide (including suicide terrorism) and the horror it invokes.

On Suicide Bombing is an original and provocative analysis critiquing the work of intellectuals from both the left and the right. Though fighting evil is an old concept, it has found new and disturbing expressions in our contemporary “war on terror.” For Asad, it is critical that we remain aware of the forces shaping the discourse surrounding this mode of violence, and by questioning our assumptions about morally good and morally evil ways of killing, he illuminates the fragile contradictions that are a part of our modern subjectivity.

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_Charles Ashbacher____SAMS Teach Yourself XML in 24 Hours

[Sams_2000]

Learn the fundamental concepts of XML using practical, hands-on examples.

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_Aleida Assman/Jan Assman/Gabriele Brandstetter/Friedrich Kittler/Andre Lepecki/C. Nadia Seremetakis____ReMembering the Body: Body and Movement in the 20th

[Hatje Cantz Publishers_2000]

Contributions by Gertrud Koch, Bruce Mau. Text by Aleida Assman, Jan Assman, Gabriele Brandstetter, Friedrich Kittler, Andra Lepecki, C. Nadia Seremetakis.
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_Jacques Attali____Bruits

[Fayard_2001]

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_Barry Axford____Uvod u politologiju

[Politička kultura _2002]