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  1. _Alain Badiou____The Concept of Model: An Introduction to the Materialist Epistemology of Mathematics
  2. _Alain Badiou____Manifeste pour la philosophie
  3. _Alain Badiou/Justin Clemens/Oliver Feltham____Infinite Thought: Truth and the Return to Philosophy
  4. _Alain Badiou____Petit panthéon portatif
  5. _Alain Badiou____Century
  6. _Alain Badiou____De quoi Sarkozy est-il le nom ?
  7. _Alain Badiou____Polemics
  8. _Alain Badiou____Being And Event
  9. _Alain Badiou____L’Etre et l’événement : Tome 2, Logiques des mondes
  10. _Alain Badiou____Le Siècle
  11. _Dirk Baecker____Studien zur nächsten Gesellschaft
  12. _Dirk Baecker____Kapitalismus als Religion
  13. _Dirk Baecker____Archäologie der Arbeit
  14. _Ben H. Bagdikian____The Media Monopoly
  15. _Mieke Bal____Looking In: The Art of Viewing (Critical Voices in Art, Theory & Culture)
  16. _Gopal Balakrishnan/Carl Schmitt____The Enemy: An Intellectual Portrait of Carl Schmitt
  17. _Kevin Bales____Disposable People : New Slavery in the Global Economy
  18. _Etienne Balibar____Mi, građani Evrope
  19. _Carlos Ball____The Morality of Gay Rights: An Exploration in Political Philosophy
  20. _Francois Balmes/Annie Tardits____Zajednica, smrt, vrijeme // Psihoanalitički ateizam i božanska imena
  21. _Albert Laszlo Barabasi____U mreži
  22. _Richard Barbrook____Imaginary Futures: From Thinking Machines to the Global Village
  23. _Harold Barclay____Narod bez vlade
  24. _Roland Barthes____Comment vivre ensemble : Cours et séminaires au Collège de France (1976-1977)
  25. _Jean Baudrillard____Duh terorizma
  26. _Ulrich Beck____Što je globalizacija?
  27. _Mary Field Belenky____Ženski način spoznavanja
  28. _David Bell____The Cybercultures Reader
  29. _Jonathan Beller____The Cinematic Mode of Production: Attention Economy and the Society of the Spectacle
  30. _Yochai Benkler____The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom
  31. _Richard Bernstein____Odgovornost filozofa
  32. _Leo Bersani/Adam Phillips____Intimacies
  33. _Leo Bersani____Homos
  34. _Leo Bersani/Ulysse Dutoit____Forms of Being: Cinema, Aesthetics, Subjectivity
  35. _Inoslav Bešker____Filološke dvoumice
  36. _Hakim Bey____T.A.Z.
  37. _Homi Bhabha____Smeštanje kulture
  38. _Bratko Bibič____Hrup z Metelkove
  39. _Agentur Bilwet____Der Datendandy. Medien, New Age und Technokultur
  40. _Jon Binnie____The Globalization of Sexuality
  41. _Mihailo Bjelica____Srpski ratovi rečima
  42. _Dušan I. Bjelić____Galileo’s Pendulum: Science, Sexuality, and the Body-Instrument Link
  43. _Susan Blackmore____Stroj za mem
  44. _Lewis Blackwell/David Carson____The End of Print: The Graphic Design of David Carson
  45. _Maurice Blanchot____A Voice from Elsewhere
  46. _Marta Blažanović____Nova elektronička glazba: estetički i društveni konteksti popularno-glazbene avangarde 90ih godina
  47. _Barry Blesser/Linda-Ruth Salter____Spaces Speak, Are You Listening?: Experiencing Aural Architecture
  48. _Holger van der Bloom____Digitalna estetika
  49. _Hans Blumenberg____Zu den Sachen und zurück
  50. _Sebastian Bödeker____Wissensallmende
  51. _Heinrich Böll____Potraga za čitateljem
  52. _Luc Boltanski/Laurent Thevenot____On Justification: Economies of Worth
  53. _Luc Boltanski/Eve Chiapello____The New Spirit of Capitalism
  54. _Jay David Bolter/Richard Grusin____Remediation: Understanding New Media
  55. _Kathy Bonk/Henry Griggs/Emily Tynes____The Jossey-Bass Guide to Strategic Communications for Nonprofits
  56. _Jochen Bonz____Sound Signatures: Pop-Splitter
  57. _Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen____Lacan: The Absolute Master
  58. _David Bordwell/Noël Carroll____Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies
  59. _Christine L. Borgamn____Od Gutenbergova izuma do globalnog informacijskog povezivanja
  60. _Yann Moulier Boutang____Le capitalisme cognitif : La Nouvelle Grande Transformation
  61. _Jose Bove____The World is Not For Sale: Farmers Against Junk Food
  62. _Silvia Bovenschen____Über- Empfindlichkeit. Spielformen der Idiosynkrasie.
  63. _Silvia Bovenschen____Älter werden
  64. _Boyd/Brickwood/Haskel/Stikker/Broekmann____New Media Culture in Europe
  65. _James Boyle____Shamans, Software and Spleens : Law and the Construction of the Information Society
  66. _Svetlana Boym____The Future of Nostalgia
  67. _Rosi Braidotti____Metamorphoses : Towards a Materialist Theory of Becoming
  68. _Robert B. Brandom____Making it Explicit : Reasoning, Representing, and Discursive Commitment
  69. _Ray Brassier____Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction
  70. _Horst Bredekamp____Leviathan. Das Urbild des modernen Staates
  71. _Horst Bredekamp____Darwins Korallen
  72. _Horst Bredekamp____Die Fenster der Monade
  73. _Teresa Brennan____The Transmission of Affect
  74. _Andreas Broeckmann/Arjen Mulder____Machine Times-DEAFOO
  75. _Andreas Broeckmann/Rudolf Frieling____Bandbreite
  76. _Elisabeth Bronfen/Birgit R. Erdle/Sigrid Weigel____Trauma. Zwischen Psychoanalyse und kulturellem Deutungsmuster
  77. _Joke Brouwer/Arjen Mulder____TransUrbanism
  78. _Carolyn Brown____Chance and Circumstance: Twenty Years with Cage and Cunningham
  79. _Wendy Brown____Regulating Aversion: Tolerance in the Age of Identity and Empire
  80. _Pascal Bruckner____Bijeda blagostanja
  81. _Borut Brumen____Sv. Peter in njegovi časi
  82. _Hauke Brunkhorst____Solidarität
  83. _Hauke Brunkhorst____Habermas
  84. _Giuliana Bruno____Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture and Film
  85. _Giuliana Bruno____Public Intimacy: Architecture and the Visual Arts
  86. _Levi R. Bryant____Difference and Givenness: Deleuze’s Transcendental Empiricism and the Ontology of Immanence
  87. _Christine Buci-Glucksmann____Au-delà de la mélancolie
  88. _Susan Buck-Morss____Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West
  89. _Susan Buck-Morss____Thinking Past Terror: Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left
  90. _Susan Buck-Morss____Svet snova i katastrofa
  91. _Boris Buden____Der Schacht von Babel
  92. _Erich Buerger____Obrada podataka i programiranje
  93. _Scott Bukatman____Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction
  94. _Michael Bull____Sounding Out the City: Personal Stereos and the Management of Everyday Life (Materializing Culture)
  95. _Michael Bull/Les Back____The Auditory Culture Reader
  96. _Van Burnham____Supercade: A Visual History of the Videogame Age 1971-1984
  97. _Bonnie Burstow____Radikalna feministička terapija
  98. _Franko Bušić____Nitko nitkov kao ja
  99. _Judith Butler____Kritik der ethischen Gewalt
  100. _Judith Butler____Giving an Account of Oneself
  101. _Judith Butler____Antigone’s Claim
  102. _Judith Butler____Precarious Life: The Power of Mourning and Violence
  103. _Judith Butler____Undoing Gender
  104. _Judith Butler/Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak____Who Sings the Nation-State?: Language, Politics, Belonging
  105. _Lloyd L. Byars/Leslie W. Rue/Shaker A. Zahra____Strategic Management: Formulation and Implementation

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_Alain Badiou____The Concept of Model: An Introduction to the Materialist Epistemology of Mathematics

[re.press_2007]

The Concept of Model is the first of Alain Badiou’s early books to be translated fully into English. With this publication English readers finally have access to a crucial work by one of the world’s greatest living philosophers. Written on the eve of the events of May 1968, page The Concept of Model provides a solid mathematical basis for a rationalist materialism. Badiou’s concept of model distinguishes itself from both logical positivism and empiricism by introducing a new form of break into the hitherto implicated realms of science and ideology, and establishing a new way to understand their disjunctive relation. Readers coming to Badiou for the first time will be struck by the clarity and force of his presentation, and the key place that The Concept of Model enjoys in the overall development of Badiou’s thought will enable readers already familiar with his work to discern the lineaments of his later radical developments. This translation is accompanied by a stunning new interview with Badiou in which he elaborates on the connections between his early and most recent thought. “This book is indispensable for those seeking to understand Alain Badiou’s philosophical project, and for anyone interested in investigating real points of contact between the analytic and continental traditions.” – Ray Brassier, Middlesex University
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_Alain Badiou____Manifeste pour la philosophie

[Seuil_1989]

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_Alain Badiou/Justin Clemens/Oliver Feltham____Infinite Thought: Truth and the Return to Philosophy

[Continuum International Publishing Group_2003]

Infinite Thought brings together a representative selection of the range of Alain Badiou’s work, illustrating the power and diversity of his thought. The pieces, including the final interview, are chosen for their accessibility to readers new to the work of a philosopher who is doing no less than changing the way we think about the world.
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_Alain Badiou____Petit panthéon portatif

[La Fabrique éditions_2008]

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_Alain Badiou____Century

[Polity Press_2007]

Everywhere, the twentieth century has been judged and condemned as the century of totalitarian terror, of utopian and criminal ideologies, of empty illusions, of genocides, of false avant-gardes, of democratic realism everywhere replaced by abstraction. It is not this book’s wish to plead for an accused that is perfectly capable of defending itself without the author’s help. Nor does it seek to proclaim, like Frantz, the hero of Sartre’s Prisoners of Altona: ‘I have taken the century on my shoulders and I have said: I will answer for it!’ The Century simply aims to examine what this accursed century, from within its own unfolding, said that it was. Alain Badiou’s proposal is to reopen the dossier on the century – not from the angle of those wise and sated judges that too often we claim to be, but from the standpoint of the century itself. In order to do this, The Century makes use of poems (Mandelstam, Pessoa), philosophical fragments (Sartre, Foucault), political visions (Mao), theatre pieces (Brecht, Pirandello)… This is the material through which the century declares, in thought, its life, its drama, its creations, its passion. Against the grain of all the judgments hitherto pronounced on the century, Badiou argues that this passion was not at all the passion for the imaginary or the passion for ideologies. Even less was it a messianic passion. The terrible passion of the twentieth century was – in contradistinction to the prophetic character of the nineteenth century – the passion for the real. It was a question of activating the True, here and now. This translation features a commentary and notes by Alberto Toscano.
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_Alain Badiou____De quoi Sarkozy est-il le nom ?

[Nouvelles Editions Lignes_2007]

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_Alain Badiou____Polemics

[Verso_2006]

Polemics is a series of brilliant metapolitical reflections, demolishing established opinion and dominant propaganda, and reorienting our understanding of events from the Kosovo and Iraq wars to the Paris Commune and the Cultural Revolution. With critical insight and polemical skill, Badiou considers how language becomes judgment, which judgments form opinion, how opinions harden into propaganda, and which propaganda becomes the dominant power. With wit and profundity, Badiou presents a series of radical philosophical engagements with politics, and questions what constitutes political truth.
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_Alain Badiou____Being And Event

[Continuum International Publishing Group_2006]

Being and Event is the greatest work of Alain Badiou, France’s most important living philosopher. Long-awaited in translation, Being and Event makes available to an English-speaking readership Badiou’s groundbreaking work on set theory – the cornerstone of his whole philosophy. The book makes the scope and aim of Badiou’s whole philosophical project clear, enabling full comprehension of Badiou’s significance for contemporary philosophy. Badiou draws upon and is fully engaged with the European philosophical tradition from Plato onwards; Being and Event deals with such key figures as Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Hegel, Rousseau, Heidegger and Lacan.
This wide-ranging book is organised in a careful, precise and novel manner, reflecting the philosophical rigour of Badiou’s thought. Unlike many contemporary Continental philosophers, Badiou – who is also a novelist and dramatist – writes lucidly and cogently, making his work far more accessible and engaging than much philosophy, and actually a pleasure to read. This English language edition includes a new preface, written by Badiou himself, especially for this translation.
Being and Event is a must-have for Badiou’s significant following and anyone interested in contemporary Continental philosophy.

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_Alain Badiou____L’Etre et l’événement : Tome 2, Logiques des mondes

[Editions du Seuil_2006]

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_Alain Badiou____Le Siècle

[Seuil_2005]

Le XXe siècle a été jugé et condamné : siècle de la terreur totalitaire, des idéologies utopiques et criminelles, des illusions vides, des génocides, des fausses avant-gardes, de l’abstraction partout substituée au réalisme démocratique. Je ne souhaite pas plaider pour un accusé qui sait se défendre seul. Je ne veux pas non plus, comme Frantz, le héros de la pièce de Sartre Les Séquestrés d’Altona, proclamer : ” J’ai pris le siècle sur mes épaules, et j’ai dit : J’en répondrai ! ” Je veux seulement examiner ce que ce siècle maudit, de l’intérieur de son propre devenir, a dit qu’il était. Je veux ouvrir le dossier du siècle, tel qu’il se constitue dans le siècle, et non pas du côté des sages juges repus que nous prétendons être. Pour ce faire, j’utilise des poèmes, des fragments philosophiques, des pensées politiques, des pièces de théâtre… Tout un matériel, que d’aucuns prétendent désuet, où le siècle déclare en pensée sa vie, son drame, ses créations, sa passion. Et je vois alors qu’au rebours de tout le jugement prononcé, cette passion, la passion du XXe siècle, n’a nullement été celle de l’imaginaire ou des idéologies. Encore moins une passion messianique. La terrible passion du XXe siècle a été, contre le prophétisme du XIXe, la passion du réel. Il s’agissait d’activer le Vrai, ici et maintenant.

Alain Badiou, philosophe, dramaturge et romancier, enseigne la philosophie à l’École normale supérieure.
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_Dirk Baecker____Studien zur nächsten Gesellschaft

[Suhrkamp_2007]

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_Dirk Baecker____Kapitalismus als Religion

[Kulturverlag Kadmos Berlin_2003]

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_Dirk Baecker____Archäologie der Arbeit

[Kulturverlag Kadmos Berlin_2002]

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_Ben H. Bagdikian____The Media Monopoly

[Beacon Press_2000]

Since this classic on corporate control of the media was first published in 1997, the number of corporations dominating our media has shrunk from fifty to merely five. Once called “alarmist”, Bagdikian’s claims are uncanny and chilling in their accuracyl This much-needed sixth edition follows up on the digital revolution, revealing startling details of a new communications cartel within the United States.
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_Mieke Bal____Looking In: The Art of Viewing (Critical Voices in Art, Theory & Culture)

[Routledge_2001]

Mieke Bal is one of Europe’s leading theorists and critics. Her work within feminist art history and cultural studies provides a fascinating alternative to prevailing thinking in these fields. The essays in this collection include Bal’s brilliant analyses of the:
Myth of Rembrandt
Imagery of Vermeer
Baroque of Caravaggio
Neo-Baroque of David Reed
Culture of the museum
Visual representation of rape
Closet in Proust
Bal brings a keen visual sense to these studies, as well as an understanding of how literature represents visuality and how the ethics and aesthetics present within museums affect the cultural artifacts displayed.

In his engaging commentary, eminent art historian Norman Bryson shows how Bal’s original approach to the interdisciplinary study of art and visual culture has had wide- reaching influence.

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_Gopal Balakrishnan/Carl Schmitt____The Enemy: An Intellectual Portrait of Carl Schmitt

[Verso_2000]

The writings of Carl Schmitt form what is arguably the most disconcerting, original, and yet still unfamiliar body of twentieth-century political thought. In the English speaking world, he is terra incognita, a name associated with Nazism, the author of a largely untranslated oeuvre forming no recognizable system, coming to us from a disturbing place and time in the form of fragments. The Enemy is a comprehensive inter-textual reconstruction and analysis of all of Schmitt’s major works presented in an arresting narrative form. The format reveals the complex ways in which his ideas took shape in the intertwining timelines of civil and world wars.
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_Kevin Bales____Disposable People : New Slavery in the Global Economy

[University of California Press_2000]

The horror of slavery, says Kevin Bales, is “not confined to history.” It is not only possible that slave labor is responsible for the shoes on your feet or your daily consumption of sugar, he writes, the products of forced labor filter even more quietly into a broad portion of daily Western life. “They made the bricks for the factory that made the TV you watch. In Brazil slaves made the charcoal that tempered the steel that made the springs in your car and the blade on your lawnmower…. Slaves keep your costs low and returns on your investments high.”
The exhaustive research in Disposable People shows that at least 27 million people are currently enslaved around the world. Bales, considered the world’s leading expert on contemporary slavery, reveals the historical and economic conditions behind this resurgence. From Thailand, Mauritania, Brazil, Pakistan, and India, Bales has gathered stories of people in unthinkable conditions, kept in bondage to support their owners’ lives. Bales insists that even a small effort from a large number of people could end slavery, and devotes a large chapter to explaining the practical means by which this might be accomplished. “Are we willing to live in a world with slaves?” he asks. As a sign of his commitment, all his royalties from Disposable People will go toward the fight against slavery. –Maria Dolan

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_Etienne Balibar____Mi, građani Evrope

[Beogradski krug_2003]

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_Carlos Ball____The Morality of Gay Rights: An Exploration in Political Philosophy

[Routledge_2002]

Does society have a moral obligation to recognize gay rights? Carlos Ball says it does. Supporters of gay rights typically argue that the state should maintain a neutral stance on the morality of gay and lesbian sexuality and relationships. But Ball takes the unconventional view that supporters of gay rights should make explicitly moral arguments. In particular, Ball argues that the human needs and capabilities of lesbians and gay men deserve the moral respect of society. In The Morality of Gay Rights, Ball presents a comprehensive exploration of the connection between gay rights and political philosophy. He discusses the writing of contemporary political and legal philosophers-including Rawls, Walzer, Nussbaum, Sandel, Rorty and Dworkin-to evaluate how their theoretical frameworks fit the specific gay rights controversies, such as same-sex marriage and parenting by lesbians and gay men, that are part of our nation’s political and legal debates. The Morality of Gay Rights also takes the unusual position of using the work of the postmodernist philosopher Michel Foucault to support liberal ideas.
With its well-written descriptions of the key texts and its accessible, persuasive arguments, this book belongs on the shelf of every citizen who is serious about gay rights.

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_Francois Balmes/Annie Tardits____Zajednica, smrt, vrijeme // Psihoanalitički ateizam i božanska imena

[_2001]

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_Albert Laszlo Barabasi____U mreži

[Jesenski & Turk_2006]

Što sve povezuje vrtne zabave, terorističke ćelije, gene, epidemije, političare, poslovne ljude i Internet? Sve su to mreže. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, jedan od najvećih svjetskih stručnjaka za mreže, u ovoj nas knjizi vodi kroz uzbudljivu intelektualnu avanturu u kojoj pokazuje kako su i tako različiti fenomeni ustvari slični kad se misli umreženo. Kompleksne mreže donose znanstvenu revoluciju novog milenija. Istraživanje mreža, predvođeno Barabasijem i njegovim suradnicima, potaklo je neviđeno zanimanje među biolozima, fizičarima, ekonomistima, informatičarima i sociolozima. Dok Malcolm Gladwell u Točki preokreta, koja govori o sličnoj temi, šarmira čitatelje primjerima, Barabasi dovodi do dubljeg razumijevanja znanosti mreža koja se krije iza ideja stupnjeva odvojenosti, pravila 80/20, i razloga zbog kojeg bogati postaju još bogatiji.

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_Richard Barbrook____Imaginary Futures: From Thinking Machines to the Global Village

[Pluto Press_2007]

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_Harold Barclay____Narod bez vlade

[DAF_2006]

U ovoj knjizi dokazujem da vlade nastoje usaditi u svoje narode vjerovanje da nema hitnije institucije za opstanak društva od vlade. Pokušao sam pokazati da to uvjerenje nije točno. Moglo bi biti točno jedino u mjeri u kojoj bi čovjek inzistirao na načelu dominacije i hijerarhije. Ali jedan je od prinosa antropologije u tome što je ona otkrila beskrajno mnoštvo društvenih struktura i to da uspješna alternativa vlasti u obliku vlade i države nije rijetka i neobična. I ta alternativa nije utopija. Ne sugeriram da ti alternativni oblici trebaju biti modeli za suvremeno društvo, ali bih ustvrdio da među njima ima naznaka različitih tehnika koje osiguravaju i slobodu i društveni poredak, kako to Alex Comfort zapaža, da su oni živi primjeri naroda koji nemaju potrebu za dominacijom vlada.
Tvrdi se da su anarhična društva koja sam ja prikazao zapravo sva opsegom mala društva u kojima su društveni odnosi izravni, neposredni, što bi se reklo “licem u lice”. Pa su stoga nevažna za moderno, gusto naseljeno, industrijsko društvo. S tim se ne slažem. Prvo, nemamo empirijskoga dokaza da alternativa državi i vladi ne može uspjeti u moderom društvu jer bi država nastojala spriječiti takav dokaz, kao što je slučaj s jednim pokušajem u nedavnoj povijesti da se ostvari anarhistički sustav, u Španjolskoj tijekom revolucije i građanskoga rata između 1936. i 1939. godine. Drugo, dio problema modernoga života je u samoj činjenici iznimno zgusnutoga, industrijskoga ustroja i nestanka tih izravnih odnosa članova društva. Sloboda i alternativa državi i dominaciji zahtijevaju, čini se, “decentralizaciju” i prevlast susjedstava i lokalnih skupina. Istodobno, ne smijemo zaboraviti da decentralizirana društva mogu također biti autokratska pa zato moramo biti budni u otpora sklonostima prema dominaciji.
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_Roland Barthes____Comment vivre ensemble : Cours et séminaires au Collège de France (1976-1977)

[Seuil_2002]

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_Jean Baudrillard____Duh terorizma

[Art radionica Lazareti_2003]

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_Ulrich Beck____Što je globalizacija?

[Vizura_2003]

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_Mary Field Belenky____Ženski način spoznavanja

[Ženska infoteka_1998]

Iz uvoda:
U ovoj knjizi ispitujemo ženske načine spoznavanja: opisat ćemo pet različitih motrišta iz kojih žene sagledavaju zbilju i izvode zaključke o istini, znanju i autoritetu. Pokazat ćemo kako se kod žena način spoznaje isprepleće s predodžbom o sebi. Opisat ćemo kako se žene bore da bi izborile moć nad vlastitim umom. Razmotrit ćemo zatim kako dvije institucije koje su prvenstveno posvećene ljudskom razvoju – obitelj i škola – potiču i kako priječe ženski razvitak.
Većinom ćemo govoriti na temelju iscrpnih intervjua, s običnim ženama koje žive običan život. Izvor informacija bile su nam žene iz američkih gradova i sela, raznih dobi, staleža i etničkog podrijetla, te raznih stupnjeva obrazovanja. Mnoge su upravo u vrijeme kad smo s njima razgovarale proživljavale dramatične osobne i intelektualne mijene, pa su nam i govorile i o skorašnjim i o davnim promjenama načina na koji vide sebe i svijet oko sebe.
Slušale smo ih, a žene su nam pripovijedale o svojem životu, o ljudima i događajima koji su bili katalizator i determinirali način na koji percipiraju sebe i svoj um. Nisu sve priče bile priče sretnih žena. Ovo je i knjiga o boli, o bijesu, o statičnim životima, ali isto tako i knjiga o nadi i životu koji se tek može rascvjetati. Ovo je knjiga o “gromoglasnoj buci, tu s druge strane šutnje” kad obična žena nade svoj glas i iskoristi ga da bi stekla vlast nad svojim životom.
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_David Bell____The Cybercultures Reader

[Routledge_2000]

The Cybercultures Reader brings together articles covering the whole spectrum of cyberspace and related new technologies to explore the ways in which these technologies are reshaping cultural forms and practices at the turn of the century. The reader is divided into thematic sections focussing on key issues such as subcultures in cyberspace, posthumanism and cyberbodies and pop-cultural depictions of human-machine interaction. Key features include:
* section introductions locating the essays in their theoretical and technological context
* editor’s introduction and accompanying user’s guide
* extensive bibliography

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_Jonathan Beller____The Cinematic Mode of Production: Attention Economy and the Society of the Spectacle

[Dartmouth College Press_2006]

“Cinema brings the industrial revolution to the eye,” writes Jonathan Beller, “and engages spectators in increasingly dematerialized processes of social production.” In his groundbreaking critical study, cinema is the paradigmatic example of how the act of looking has been construed by capital as “productive labor.” Through an examination of cinema over the course of the twentieth century, Beller establishes on both theoretical and historical grounds the process of the emergent capitalization of perception. This process, he says, underpins the current global economy.

By exploring a set of films made since the late 1920s, Beller argues that, through cinema, capital first posits and then presupposes looking as a value-productive activity. He argues that cinema, as the first crystallization of a new order of media, is itself an abstraction of assembly-line processes, and that the contemporary image is a politico-economic interface between the body and capitalized social machinery. Where factory workers first performed sequenced physical operations on moving objects in order to produce a commodity, in the cinema, spectators perform sequenced visual operations on moving montage fragments to produce an image.

Beller develops his argument by highlighting various innovations and film texts of the past century. These innovations include concepts and practices from the revolutionary Soviet cinema, behaviorism, Taylorism, psychoanalysis, and contemporary Hollywood film. He thus develops an analysis of what amounts to the global industrialization of perception that today informs not only the specific social functions of new media, but also sustains a violent and hierarchical global society.
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_Yochai Benkler____The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom

[Yale University Press_2006]

With the radical changes in information production that the Internet has introduced, we stand at an important moment of transition, says Yochai Benkler in this thought-provoking book. The phenomenon he describes as social production is reshaping markets, while at the same time offering new opportunities to enhance individual freedom, cultural diversity, political discourse, and justice. But these results are by no means inevitable: a systematic campaign to protect the entrenched industrial information economy of the last century threatens the promise of today’s emerging networked information environment.

In this comprehensive social theory of the Internet and the networked information economy, Benkler describes how patterns of information, knowledge, and cultural production are changing—and shows that the way information and knowledge are made available can either limit or enlarge the ways people can create and express themselves. He describes the range of legal and policy choices that confront us and maintains that there is much to be gained—or lost—by the decisions we make today.

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_Richard Bernstein____Odgovornost filozofa

[Beogradski krug_2000]

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_Leo Bersani/Adam Phillips____Intimacies

[University Of Chicago Press_2008]

Two gifted and highly prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips, here present a fascinating dialogue about the problems and possibilities of human intimacy. Their conversation takes as its point of departure psychoanalysis and its central importance to the modern imagination—though equally important is their shared sense that by misleading us about the importance of self-knowledge and the danger of narcissism, psychoanalysis has failed to realize its most exciting and innovative relational potential.
In pursuit of new forms of intimacy they take up a range of concerns across a variety of contexts. To test the hypothesis that the essence of the analytic exchange is intimate talk without sex, they compare Patrice Leconte’s film about an accountant mistaken for a psychoanalyst, Intimate Strangers, with Henry James’s classic novella The Beast in the Jungle. A discussion of the radical practice of barebacking—unprotected anal sex between gay men—delineates an intimacy that rejects the personal. Even serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer and the Bush administration’s war on terror enter the scene as the conversation turns to the way aggression thrills and gratifies the ego. Finally, in a reading of Socrates’ theory of love from Plato’s Phaedrus, Bersani and Phillips call for a new form of intimacy which they term “impersonal narcissism”: a divestiture of the ego and a recognition of one’s non-psychological potential self in others. This revolutionary way of relating to the world, they contend, could lead to a new human freedom by mitigating the horrifying violence we blithely accept as part of human nature.
Charmingly persuasive and daringly provocative, Intimacies is a rare opportunity to listen in on two brilliant thinkers as they explore new ways of thinking about the human psyche.
(01/11/2008)
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_Leo Bersani____Homos

[Harvard University Press_1996]

Acclaimed for his intricate, incisive, and often controversial explorations of art, literature, and society, Leo Bersani now addresses homosexuality in America.
Hardly a day goes by without the media focusing an often sympathetic beam on gay life–and, with AIDS, on gay death. Gay plays on Broadway, big book awards to authors writing on gay subjects, Hollywood movies with gay themes, gay and lesbian studies at dozens of universities, openly gay columnists and even editors at national mainstream publications, political leaders speaking in favor of gay rights: it seems that straight America has finally begun to listen to homosexual America.
Still, Bersani notes, not only has homophobia grown more virulent, but many gay men and lesbians themselves are reluctant to be identified as homosexuals. In Homos, he studies the historical, political, and philosophical grounds for the current distrust, within the gay community, of self-identifying moves, for the paradoxical desire to be invisibly visible. While acknowledging the dangers of any kind of group identification (if you can be singled out, you can be disciplined), Bersani argues for a bolder presentation of what it means to be gay. In their justifiable suspicion of labels, gay men and lesbians have nearly disappeared into their own sophisticated awareness of how they have been socially constructed. By downplaying their sexuality, gays risk self-immolation–they will melt into the stifling culture they had wanted to contest.
In his chapters on contemporary queer theory, on Foucault and psychoanalysis, on the politics of sadomasochism, and on the image of “the gay outlaw” in works by Gide, Proust, and Genet, Bersani raises the exciting possibility that same-sex desire by its very nature can disrupt oppressive social orders. His spectacular theory of “homo-ness” will be of interest to straights as well as gays, for it designates a mode of connecting to the world embodied in, but not reducible to, a sexual preference. The gay identity Bersani advocates is more of a force–as such, rather cool to the modest goal of social tolerance for diverse lifestyles–which can lead to a massive redefining of sociality itself, and of what we might expect from human communities.

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_Leo Bersani/Ulysse Dutoit____Forms of Being: Cinema, Aesthetics, Subjectivity

[British Film Institute_2004]

In each of the films discussed in this book–Le Mépris (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963), All About My Mother (Pedro Almodóvar, 1999), The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998) –something extraordinary is proposed. Or if not proposed, then shown, visually, by stranger and more powerful means than narrative or argument.
It is a matter in every case of re-imagining the relationship between subjectivity and the world.
At the end of Le Mépris a conventional account of doomed and tragic love is displaced by images of nature as just a space of almost blank appearances, which are beyond all human desire and psychological entanglements.
All About My Mother veers away from imprisoning forms of identity, family and gender. It begins, hesitantly, to depict other kinds of sociability–more fluid ones that do not rely on coercion or obligation.
Most remarkably, The Thin Red Line moves to eradicate discourse itself–to approach the world and the beings in it with a neutral gaze, without presupposing a hierarchy of relationships. In its use of close-ups and in its patterns of visual correspondence between human and non-human life, The Thin Red Line becomes abstract and startlingly indifferent to its violent subject-matter–as if, according to Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit, an impassive, wholly receptive looking were the most appropriate, the most ethically justifiable, the least enraged and possessive way to appreciate the possibilities of existing in a world which is, beyond the conflict that is brought into it, not at war with its inhabitants.
The close analyses (supported by numerous illustrations) in Forms of Being are groundbreakingly original and compelling, suggesting new ways of approaching cinema as visual art. Together they further develop the authors’ longstanding project to redefine the ways in which subjectivity, sexuality, relationality and aesthetics can be understood and transformed.
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_Inoslav Bešker____Filološke dvoumice

[Jesenski & Turk_2007]

Upoznao sam Inoslava Beškera na Filozofskom fakultetu u Zagrebu, gdje sam bio profesor dok je on još bio student. Pisao je zapažene članke i eseje po novinama i časopisima, odlikovao se znanjem i pamćenjem koje je zbunjivalo njegove kolege, ponekad čak i profesore. Zatim sam imao priliku pratiti kako se razvija u intelektualca široka i raznovrsna interesa: novinara i publicista, urednika i pisca, komentatora i politologa te napose filologa i leksikografa. Njegova nova knjiga, Filološke dvoumice, odaje i objedinjuje karakteristike raznih stavova i pristupa. Već u samu naslovu prisutno je priznanje: za mnoge pojave u jeziku i pismenosti nemamo gotovih odgovora ili pak ne možemo prihvatiti one koji nam se žele nametnuti; suočavamo se stalno s „dvoumicama” kakve nam autor knjige podastire ili na koje nas upozorava….
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_Hakim Bey____T.A.Z.

[Centar za savremenu umetnost_2003]

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_Homi Bhabha____Smeštanje kulture

[Beogradski krug_2004]

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_Bratko Bibič____Hrup z Metelkove

[Mirovni inštitut, Inštitut za sodobne družbene in politične študije_2003]

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_Agentur Bilwet____Der Datendandy. Medien, New Age und Technokultur

[Bollmann_]

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_Jon Binnie____The Globalization of Sexuality

[Sage Publications Ltd_2004]

`Lively and engaging… the themes of the chapters are well chosen and cover areas in which several key debates have taken place’ – Nina Wakeford, University of Surrey

What are the relations between homosexuality, globalization and social theory? Why has the debate on globalization paid so little attention to questions of sexuality? This timely and stimulating book explores the relationships between the national state, globalization and sexual dissidence. The book focuses on several key test issues to exploit and develop analysis:

· queer mobility
· migration and tourism
· the economics of queer globalization
· queer politics of post-colonialism
· the spatial politics of AIDS
· queer cosmopolitanism
· nationhood and sexual citizenship.

The book regains an important human dimension that has been conspicuously neglected in the wider debate on globalization.

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_Mihailo Bjelica____Srpski ratovi rečima

[Helsinški odbor za ljudska prava u Srbiji_2003]

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[State University of New York Press_2003]

Examines the history of science in light of recent theories of sexuality and the body.
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_Susan Blackmore____Stroj za mem

[Algoritam_2005]

Stroj za mem Susan Blackmore do danas je (objavljen je 1999.) ostao najbolji uvod u memetiku, znanstvenu disciplinu koja tvrdi da je “mem element kulture koji se prenosi oponašanjem, a ne nasljeđivanjem”. Preveden je na trinaest jezika, Matt Ridley smatra da je “u teoriju kulture konačno unio znanstvenu strogost i dosljednost koja joj je nedostajala”, a evo što je u predgovoru napisao Richard Dawkins:

“Činjenica da nesvjesno oponašamo druge, osobito svoje roditelje, roditeljske figure ili ljude kojima se divimo, opće je poznata. No je li doista vjerojatno da bi oponašanje moglo postati temelj važne teorije o evoluciji ljudskog uma i naglog rasta ljudskoga mozga, pa čak i objasniti što znači biti svjesno biće? Je li sposobnost oponašanja mogla biti ono što je naše pretke činilo drugačijima od svih drugih životinja? Ja to nikada ne bih pomislio, ali Susan Blackmore u ovoj knjizi iznosi provokativno čvrste argumente. Zatim ide dalje, strpljivo i vješto primjenjujući istu metodu na dublje i teže probleme: Zašto toliko govorimo? Zašto ne možemo prestati razmišljati? Čemu služi jezik? Što nas privlači našim partnerima? Zašto smo tako dobri jedni prema drugima? Jesu li memi omogućili brzu, masovnu i neobičnu evolucijsku ekspanziju ljudskoga mozga? Uvijek sam ostavljao otvorenu mogućnost da bi se pojam mema mogao jednoga dana razviti u pravu hipotezu o ljudskome umu, i nisam znao da bi se ta hipoteza na kraju mogla pokazati tako ambicioznom. Svaka teorija zaslužuje priliku, i upravo je to Susan Blackmore omogućila teoriji mema.” 

Prijevod potpisuje Martina Čičin-Šain, a naslovnicu Marina Leskovar.
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_Lewis Blackwell/David Carson____The End of Print: The Graphic Design of David Carson

[Laurence King Publishing_1995]

A collection of the work of David Carson, one of the most innovative and controversial of contemporary graphic designers. In this book, designed by himself, his career is documented with emphasis on his desire to break with established traditions and to forge a new aesthetic.
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_Maurice Blanchot____A Voice from Elsewhere

[State University of New York Press_2007]

Reflections on the enigma and secret of “literature.”
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_Marta Blažanović____Nova elektronička glazba: estetički i društveni konteksti popularno-glazbene avangarde 90ih godina

[_2006]

Diplomski rad obranjen na Muzičkoj akademiji u Zagrebu
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_Barry Blesser/Linda-Ruth Salter____Spaces Speak, Are You Listening?: Experiencing Aural Architecture

[The MIT Press_2006]

We experience spaces not only by seeing but also by listening. We can navigate a room in the dark, and “hear” the emptiness of a house without furniture. Our experience of music in a concert hall depends on whether we sit in the front row or under the balcony. The unique acoustics of religious spaces acquire symbolic meaning. Social relationships are strongly influenced by the way that space changes sound. In Spaces Speak, Are You Listening?, Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter examine auditory spatial awareness: experiencing space by attentive listening. Every environment has an aural architecture.

The audible attributes of physical space have always contributed to the fabric of human culture, as demonstrated by prehistoric multimedia cave paintings, classical Greek open-air theaters, Gothic cathedrals, acoustic geography of French villages, modern music reproduction, and virtual spaces in home theaters. Auditory spatial awareness is a prism that reveals a culture’s attitudes toward hearing and space. Some listeners can learn to “see” objects with their ears, but even without training, we can all hear spatial geometry such as an open door or low ceiling.

Integrating contributions from a wide range of disciplines–including architecture, music, acoustics, evolution, anthropology, cognitive psychology, audio engineering, and many others–Spaces Speak, Are You Listening? establishes the concepts and language of aural architecture. These concepts provide an interdisciplinary guide for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of how space enhances our well-being. Aural architecture is not the exclusive domain of specialists. Accidentally or intentionally, we all function as aural architects.
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_Holger van der Bloom____Digitalna estetika

[Informator_1988]

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_Hans Blumenberg____Zu den Sachen und zurück

[Suhrkamp_2002]

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_Sebastian Bödeker____Wissensallmende

[Vsa Verlag_2005]

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_Heinrich Böll____Potraga za čitateljem

[Buybook_2001]

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_Luc Boltanski/Laurent Thevenot____On Justification: Economies of Worth

[Princeton University Press_2006]

A vital and underappreciated dimension of social interaction is the way individuals justify their actions to others, instinctively drawing on their experience to appeal to principles they hope will command respect. Individuals, however, often misread situations, and many disagreements can be explained by people appealing, knowingly and unknowingly, to different principles. On Justification is the first English translation of Luc Boltanski and Laurent Thévenot’s ambitious theoretical examination of these phenomena, a book that has already had a huge impact on French sociology and is likely to have a similar influence in the English-speaking world.
In this foundational work of post-Bourdieu sociology, the authors examine a wide range of situations where people justify their actions. The authors argue that justifications fall into six main logics exemplified by six authors: civic (Rousseau), market (Adam Smith), industrial (Saint-Simon), domestic (Bossuet), inspiration (Augustine), and fame (Hobbes). The authors show how these justifications conflict, as people compete to legitimize their views of a situation.
On Justification is likely to spark important debates across the social sciences.

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_Luc Boltanski/Eve Chiapello____The New Spirit of Capitalism

[Verso_2007]

A major study of the organization of contemporary capitalism—already a classic.

This major new work examines the structure of capitalism and how it has been reorganized since the 1960s. Via an unprecedented examination of management texts the authors find that employers are using the language of 1968 counterculture to drive through new work practices and more successful and subtle forms of exploitation. They argue that from the middle of the 1970s onwards, capitalism abandoned the hierarchical Fordist work structure and developed a network-based form of organization that was founded on employee initiative and autonomy in the workplace—a ‘freedom’ that came at the cost of material and psychological security. In a work that is already a paradigm-shifting classic, Boltanski and Chiapello show how the new spirit triumphed thanks to a remarkable recuperation of the Left’s critique of the alienation of everyday life. This epoch-defining work is as important and as sweeping in scope as Ernest Mandel’s Late Capitalism and Hardt and Negri’s Empire.
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_Jay David Bolter/Richard Grusin____Remediation: Understanding New Media

[The MIT Press_2000]

Media critics remain captivated by the modernist myth of the new: they assume that digital technologies such as the World Wide Web, virtual reality, and computer graphics must divorce themselves from earlier media for a new set of aesthetic and cultural principles. In this richly illustrated study, Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin offer a theory of mediation for our digital age that challenges this assumption. They argue that new visual media achieve their cultural significance precisely by paying homage to, rivaling, and refashioning such earlier media as perspective painting, photography, film, and television. They call this process of refashioning “remediation,” and they note that earlier media have also refashioned one another: photography remediated painting, film remediated stage production and photography, and television remediated film, vaudeville, and radio.
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_Kathy Bonk/Henry Griggs/Emily Tynes____The Jossey-Bass Guide to Strategic Communications for Nonprofits

[Jossey-Bass_1999]

A Publication of the Communications Consortium Media Center
This nuts-and-bolts workbook is a tool kit for organizations that want to create successful communications strategies. No matter their size or planning experience, nonprofits can use this guide to enhance their profiles in the media, increase name recognition, boost fundraising, recruit membership, and advance changes in public policy. With a clear mission and the right communications skills, even small volunteer organizations can succeed in designing, planning, and implementing strategic public interest campaigns.
The authors draw from more than fifty years of combined experience in communications and media relations to provide step-by-step guidance on all aspects of campaign development, including detailed checklists, illustrative charts, and sample forms. They show nonprofits as well as public agencies how to:
? Construct a solid strategic communications plan
? Research media trAnds and case studies
? Track public education and awareness
? Select the most appropriate type of media for each campaign
? Utilize new media and technology for increased publicity
? Develop top-quality written materials and engaging releases
? Handle media crises quickly and competently
? Organize staffing and funding resources efficiently

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_Jochen Bonz____Sound Signatures: Pop-Splitter

[Suhrkamp_2001]

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_Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen____Lacan: The Absolute Master

[Stanford University Press_1991]

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_David Bordwell/Noël Carroll____Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies

[University of Wisconsin Press_1996]

Dissatisfied with the vast body of film criticism bound to the theories of Sigmund Freud and his disciple Jacques Lacan, David Bordwell and Noel Carroll have compiled a group of essays that pursue alternative routes. “If there is an organizing principle to the volume,” they write in their introduction, “it is that solid film scholarship can proceed without employing the psychoanalytic frameworks routinely mandated by the cinema studies establishment.” These essays tackle films of many genres and from many countries. Looking through the lenses of the anthropologist, the economist, the social critic, the formalist, the aesthetician, the narratologist, and the cultural historian, the essayists in this volume offer original, diverse, and erudite perspectives on the art of the movies.
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_Christine L. Borgamn____Od Gutenbergova izuma do globalnog informacijskog povezivanja

[Naklada Benja_2002]

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_Yann Moulier Boutang____Le capitalisme cognitif : La Nouvelle Grande Transformation

[Editions Amsterdam_2007]

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_Jose Bove____The World is Not For Sale: Farmers Against Junk Food

[Verso_2001]

The small town of Millau in south-west France was the scene last summer of an extraordinary protest. Responding to America’s hike of import duties on the locally produced Roquefort cheese, an angry group of local farmers marched to the site of a McDonald’s fast-food restaurant, then under construction, and dismantled it. They piled the building on the back of their tractors and drove it through the town in front of cheering supporters. The protest made front-page news around the world as the latest indication of burgeoning public concern about the growth of junk food and the agribusiness it depends on. Leading the protest in Millau was a local sheep farmer, José Bové, who has emerged as a charismatic and eloquent spokesman for the movement. In this lively and hard-hitting book Bové, together with the General Secretary of the French Farmers Confederation, François Dufour, recounts the dramatic events of the demonstration and Bové’s subsequent imprisonment. They examine the issues behind the campaign: the industrialization of agriculture in a global economy, the massive environmental damage this is wreaking, and the tasteless, unhealthy food that results. Bové and Dufour propose an alliance of farmers, consumers and ecologists to promote public awareness of these issues. They launched their campaign to enthusiastic support at the WTO protests in Seattle last November.
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_Silvia Bovenschen____Über- Empfindlichkeit. Spielformen der Idiosynkrasie.

[Suhrkamp_2000]

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_Silvia Bovenschen____Älter werden

[Fischer (S.), Frankfurt_2006]

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_Boyd/Brickwood/Haskel/Stikker/Broekmann____New Media Culture in Europe

[Uitgeverij de Balie and the Virtual Platform_1999]

E-mail interviews and bulletin style articles raise questions about the role of cultural organisations in the development of new media and how research centres and innovators in learning and communication are breaking down traditional barriers between professions. Includes case studies and a CD-ROM visual representation of the European network culture. The bold black and white design looks and reads like a manifesto with sound-bites: “…if Leonardo were alive he would be a graphic designer.”
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_James Boyle____Shamans, Software and Spleens : Law and the Construction of the Information Society

[Harvard University Press_1997]

In 1990 the Supreme Court of California ruled that DNA extracted from a spleen removed from your body could be patented–one of many court precedents to define the emerging laws of cyberspace. Boyle explores such seemingly weird decisions as well as legal issues surrounding autodialers, direct advertising, consumer databases, ethnobotany, the right of publicity, and the right to privacy. Boyle argues that contemporary ideas about intellectual property are based on a Romantic notion of selfhood that is outmoded and counterproductive in our information-based society, a society in which–as someone else probably said before the phrase was popularized by Stewart Brand–”information wants to be ‘free.’”
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_Svetlana Boym____The Future of Nostalgia

[Basic Books_2002]

What happens to Old World memories in a New World order? Svetlana Boym opens up a new avenue of inquiry: the study of nostalgia.
Combining personal memoir, philosophical essay, and historical analysis, Svetlana Boym explores the spaces of collective nostalgia that connect national biography and personal self-fashioning in the twenty-first century. She guides us through the ruins and construction sites of post-communist cities–St. Petersburg, Moscow, Berlin, and Prague–and the imagined homelands of exiles–Benjamin, Nabokov, Mandelstahm, and Brodsky. From Jurassic Park to the Totalitarian Sculpture Garden, Boym unravels the threads of this global epidemic of longing and its antidotes.

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_Rosi Braidotti____Metamorphoses : Towards a Materialist Theory of Becoming

[Polity Press_2002]

The discussions about the ethical, political and human implications of the postmodernist condition have been raging for longer than most of us care to remember. They have been especially fierce within feminism. After a brief flirtation with postmodern thinking in the 1980s, mainstream feminist circles seem to have turned their back on the staple notions of poststructuralist philosophy. Metamorphoses takes stock of the situation and attempts to reset priorities within the poststructuralist feminist agenda.Cross-referring in a creative way to Deleuze’s and Irigaray’s respective philosophies of difference, the book addresses key notions such as embodiment, immanence, sexual difference, nomadism and the materiality of the subject. Metamorphoses also focuses on the implications of these theories for cultural criticism and a redefinition of politics. It provides a vivid overview of contemporary culture, with special emphasis on technology, the monstrous imaginary and the recurrent obsession with ‘the flesh’ in the age of techno-bodies.This highly original contribution to current debates is written for those who find changes and transformations challenging and necessary. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of philosophy, feminist theory, gender studies, sociology, social theory and cultural studies.
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_Robert B. Brandom____Making it Explicit : Reasoning, Representing, and Discursive Commitment

[Harvard University Press_1998]

What would something unlike us–a chimpanzee, say, or a computer–have to be able to do to qualify as a possible knower, like us? To answer this question at the very heart of our sense of ourselves, philosophers have long focused on intentionality and have looked to language as a key to this condition. Making It Explicit is an investigation into the nature of language–the social practices that distinguish us as rational, logical creatures–that revises the very terms of this inquiry. Where accounts of the relation between language and mind have traditionally rested on the concept of representation, this book sets out an alternate approach based on inference, and on a conception of certain kinds of implicit assessment that become explicit in language. Making It Explicit is the first attempt to work out in detail a theory that renders linguistic meaning in terms of use–in short, to explain how semantic content can be conferred on expressions and attitudes that are suitably caught up in social practices.
At the center of this enterprise is a notion of discursive commitment. Being able to talk–and so in the fullest sense being able to think–is a matter of mastering the practices that govern such commitments, being able to keep track of one’s own commitments and those of others. Assessing the pragmatic significance of speech acts is a matter of explaining the explicit in terms of the implicit. As he traces the inferential structure of the social practices within which things can be made conceptually explicit, the author defines the distinctively expressive role of logical vocabulary. This expressive account of language, mind, and logic is, finally, an account of who we are.

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_Ray Brassier____Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction

[Palgrave Macmillan_2007]

This book attempts to push nihilism to its ultimate conclusion by forging a link between revisionary naturalism in Anglo-American philosophy and anti-phenomenological realism in recent French philosophy. Contrary to an emerging “post-analytic” consensus which would bridge the analytic-continental divide by uniting Heidegger and Wittgenstein against the twin perils of scientism and skepticism, this book short-circuits both traditions by plugging eliminative materialism directly into speculative realism.
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_Horst Bredekamp____Leviathan. Das Urbild des modernen Staates

[Akademie-Verlag_2003]

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_Horst Bredekamp____Darwins Korallen

[Wagenbach Klaus GmbH_2005]

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_Horst Bredekamp____Die Fenster der Monade

[Akademie Verlag GmbH_2004]

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_Teresa Brennan____The Transmission of Affect

[Cornell University Press_2004]

The idea that one can soak up someone else’s depression or anxiety or sense the tension in a room is familiar. Indeed, phrases that capture this notion abound in the popular vernacular: “negative energy”, “dumping”, “you could cut the tension with a knife”. This book deals with the belief that the emotions and energies of one person or group can be absorbed by or can enter directly into another. The ability to borrow or share states of mind, once historically and culturally assumed, is now pathologized, as Teresa Brennan shows in relation to affective transfer in psychiatric clinics and the prevalence of psychogenic illness in contemporary life. To neglect the mechanism by which affect is transmitted, the author claims, has serious consequences for science and medical research. Brennan’s theory of affect is based on constant communication between individuals and their physical and social environments. Her book details the relationships among affect, energy and “new maladies of the soul”, including attention deficit disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, co-dependency and fibromyalgia.
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_Andreas Broeckmann/Arjen Mulder____Machine Times-DEAFOO

[NAI Publishers_2001]

In the wake of the recent millennium excitement, this publication takes a close look at the role of time in the constitution of our technological reality. At least since Einstein’s theory of relativity and Bergson’s aesthetics, we have been aware that time forms an indispensable dimension of the reality that surrounds us, and of the way in which we perceive this reality. The artists in “Machine Times” explore the manner in which time both delimits and constitutes our spatial reality. “Machine Times” is published on the occasion of the DEAF 2000 festival in Rotterdam, which investigates the phenomenon of time through a variety of formats–interactive image manipulation, sound performances and virtual environments–in art projects, stage events, essays, and interviews. A sequel to “The Art of the Accident” (1998), “Machine Times” includes essays, interviews and projects by Francisco Varela,, Detlef Linke, Isabelle Stingers, Peter Weibel, Perry Hoberman, Cybernetic Culture Research Unit, Helga Nowotny, Woody Vasulka, Eduardo Kac, tx-transform, Atau Tanaka, and several others.
Paperback, 9 x 6.25 inches, 192 pages, 160 color illustrations.
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_Andreas Broeckmann/Rudolf Frieling____Bandbreite

[Kulturverlag Kadmos_2004]

Jeder technologische Fortschritt produziert stets auch neue gesellschaftliche Utopien. Spätestens seit den 1920er Jahren wird versucht, neue Medien und Technologien der Kommunikation zu Instrumenten einer emanzipatorischen Praxis zu machen. Hartnäckig hält sich die Hoffnung, daß sich der gesellschaftliche an den technischen Fortschritt koppeln ließe. Video, Computer und Internet haben diese Utopie einer progressiven technischen Kultur in den letzten drei Jahrzehnten neu aufleben lassen. Die hier versammelten Texte spüren einer solchen Arbeit mit Medien zwischen Kunst und Politik nach. Sie loten den Spielraum zwischen Dokumentation und Kunst aus, folgen den Brüchen einer alternativen Medienpraxis und untersuchen lokal verwurzelte Medienarbeit in globalen Zusammenhängen. Die Autoren erschließen die facettenreiche Geschichte der politischen und künstlerischen Arbeit mit Medien, wie sie in den 1990er Jahren erlebt werden konnte. Die dargestellten medialen Strategien werfen Schlaglichter a uf die immer wieder neu entstehende Utopie der Demokratisierung moderner Gesellschaften.
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_Elisabeth Bronfen/Birgit R. Erdle/Sigrid Weigel____Trauma. Zwischen Psychoanalyse und kulturellem Deutungsmuster

[Böhlau_1999]

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_Joke Brouwer/Arjen Mulder____TransUrbanism

[NAI Publishers_2002]

Recent technological advances have radically altered the parameters of the urban field: trade takes place on a universal scale, work is immaterial and telematic, and new modes of communication influence the development of social relations. The city is the topographical area where these changes occur in their most concentrated form, where the conflicts and tensions accruing from them are most clearly articulated, where pixel and concrete are bound at every level. No longer a material place defined by geographical and architectural boundaries, the city of today is constituted by experiences, by lifestyles and attitudes, by leisure and consumption, by faces and conversations, and by media. Texts and projects by urban designers, artists, and writers, including Archined and V2_lab, Knowbotic Research, Scott Lash, Bart Lootsma, and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, chart groundbreaking ways of thinking about the new city.
Essays by Joke Brouwer, Arjen Mulder.
6.25 x 9 in.
illustrated throughout
English/Dutch

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_Carolyn Brown____Chance and Circumstance: Twenty Years with Cage and Cunningham

[Knopf_2007]

The long-awaited memoir from one of the most celebrated modern dancers of the past fifty years: the story of her own remarkable career, of the formative years of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and of the two brilliant, iconoclastic, and forward-thinking artists at its center—Merce Cunningham and John Cage. 

From its inception in the l950s until her departure in the l970s, Carolyn Brown was a major dancer in the Cunningham company and part of the vibrant artistic community of downtown New York City out of which it grew. She writes about embarking on her career with Cunningham at a time when he was a celebrated performer but a virtually unknown choreographer. She describes the heady exhilaration—and dire financial straits—of the company’s early days, when composer Cage was musical director and Robert Rauschenberg designed lighting, sets and costumes; and of the struggle for acceptance of their controversial, avant-garde dance. With unique insight, she explores Cunningham’s technique, choreography, and experimentation with compositional procedures influenced by Cage. And she probes the personalities of these two men: the reticent, moody, often secretive Cunningham, and the effusive, fun-loving, enthusiastic Cage. 

Chance and Circumstance is an intimate chronicle of a crucial era in modern dance, and a revelation of the intersection of the worlds of art, music, dance, and theater that is Merce Cunningham’s extraordinary hallmark.

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_Wendy Brown____Regulating Aversion: Tolerance in the Age of Identity and Empire

[Princeton University Press_2006]

Tolerance is generally regarded as an unqualified achievement of the modern West. Emerging in early modern Europe to defuse violent religious conflict and reduce persecution, tolerance today is hailed as a key to decreasing conflict across a wide range of other dividing lines– cultural, racial, ethnic, and sexual. But, as political theorist Wendy Brown argues in Regulating Aversion, tolerance also has dark and troubling undercurrents.
Dislike, disapproval, and regulation lurk at the heart of tolerance. To tolerate is not to affirm but to conditionally allow what is unwanted or deviant. And, although presented as an alternative to violence, tolerance can play a part in justifying violence–dramatically so in the war in Iraq and the War on Terror. Wielded, especially since 9/11, as a way of distinguishing a civilized West from a barbaric Islam, tolerance is paradoxically underwriting Western imperialism.
Brown’s analysis of the history and contemporary life of tolerance reveals it in a startlingly unfamiliar guise. Heavy with norms and consolidating the dominance of the powerful, tolerance sustains the abjection of the tolerated and equates the intolerant with the barbaric. Examining the operation of tolerance in contexts as different as the War on Terror, campaigns for gay rights, and the Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance, Brown traces the operation of tolerance in contemporary struggles over identity, citizenship, and civilization.

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_Pascal Bruckner____Bijeda blagostanja

[Algoritam_2004]

Prava je rijetkost čitati o ekonomiji tekst potekao iz ovako strastvena i duhovita pera: u “Bijedi blagostanja” kroz desetak poglavlja i dvanaest encadrés, uokvirenih kratkih eseja, Pascal Bruckner ukazao je na gotovo sve naše zapadnjačke neuračunljivosti. Raspravljajući o globalizaciji, o odnosu američke i europske kulture rada i stvaranja, o kapitalizmu i odnosu prema zemljama u razvoju, o bogatstvu, siromaštvu, pohlepi i škrtosti, kao osnovna misao vodilja izdvaja se kritika razornoga djelovanja ekonomizma. Brucknerova kovanica vrlo je rječita: govori o čovjeku ugašene čovječnosti – svedenome na potrošača, proizvođača, dioničara, kupca ili prodavača, vlasnika ili vlasništvo; na “hrčka u kotaču”, na „sudionika u dosadnoj utopiji“, „nesposobnoga da napravi hijerarhiju svojih pohlepa“, stanovnika podjednako i polisa i supermarketa. Produktivnost, dobit i korist ne valja uzdizati u norme ljudskog ponašanja.
Ne zastajući ni trenutka na praznom negodovanju, i ne hvatajući se u kolo s protivnicima kapitalizma ili globalizacije, s tim „kratkovidnim, a čvrsto zagrljenim osporavateljima“, Bruckner nas ne propušta podsjetiti na sve što je oko nas (i u nama) i što je šteta propustiti u trci za zlatnim teletom. „Treba li podsjećati na očitu činjenicu da je vrijednost neke osobe bogatstvo njezinih odnosa s drugima, njezine sposobnosti da istka veze svake vrste žrtvom, žarom i uzajamnošću? Da je čovjek velik samo onoliko koliko se se može nadmašiti u nečemu većem, u otkriću svijeta koji je zgusnutiji i trajniji od njegove puke subjektivnosti?“ Ovo djelo, neveliko opsegom ali raskošno duhom, nagrađeno kao najbolji ekonomski tekst u Francuskoj 2000. g. pomno i produhovljeno preveo je Oleg Pleše, pogovorom je popratio prof. dr. Jere Tarle, a fotografiju na naslovnici izradila je Morana Zubak.
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_Borut Brumen____Sv. Peter in njegovi časi

[Založba /*cf._2000]

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_Hauke Brunkhorst____Solidarität

[Suhrkamp_2002]

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_Hauke Brunkhorst____Habermas

[Reclam, Ditzingen_2006]

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_Giuliana Bruno____Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture and Film

[Verso_2002]

Named a 2003 Book of the Year by The Guardian [London], winner of the 2004 Kraszna-Krausz Moving Image Book Award in Culture and History (honoring “the world’s best book on the moving images”) and honored as an “Outstanding Academic Title” in Choice, the publication of the American Library Association.

With forays into the fields of geography, art, architecture, design, cartography, and film, Giuliana Bruno’s Atlas of Emotion is a highly original endeavour to map a cultural history of the visual arts. She insists throughout on the inseparability of seeing and travelling. In so doing, she touches on the art of Gerhard Richter and Annette Messager; the filmmaking of Peter Greenaway and Michelangelo Antonioni; the architecture of cinema and its precursors. Visually luscious and daring in conception, the voyage opens new vistas and understandings at every turn.
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_Giuliana Bruno____Public Intimacy: Architecture and the Visual Arts

[The MIT Press_2007]

In his thoughtful collection of essays on the relationship of architecture and the arts, Giuliana Bruno addresses the crucial role that architecture plays in the production of art and the making of public intimacy. As art melts into spatial construction and architecture mobilizes artistic vision, Bruno argues, a new moving space–a screen of vital cultural memory–has come to shape our visual culture.

Taking on the central topic of museum culture, Bruno leads the reader on a series of architectural promenades from modernity to our times. Through these “museum walks,” she demonstrates how artistic collection has become a culture of recollection, and examines the public space of the pavilion as reinvented in the moving-image art installation of Turner Prize nominees Jane and Louise Wilson. Investigating the intersection of science and art, Bruno looks at our cultural obsession with techniques of imaging and its effect on the privacy of bodies and space. She finds in the work of artist Rebecca Horn a notable combination of the artistic and the scientific that creates an architecture of public intimacy. Considering the role of architecture in contemporary art that refashions our “lived space”–and the work of contemporary artists including Rachel Whiteread, Mona Hatoum, and Guillermo Kuitca–Bruno argues that architecture is used to define the frame of memory, the border of public and private space, and the permeability of exterior and interior space. Architecture, Bruno contends, is not merely a matter of space, but an art of time.
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_Levi R. Bryant____Difference and Givenness: Deleuze’s Transcendental Empiricism and the Ontology of Immanence

[Northwestern University Press_2008]

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_Christine Buci-Glucksmann____Au-delà de la mélancolie

[Editions Galilée_2005]

En ces temps de crise marqués par le retour de la mélancolie propre à l’Occident, la recherche d’un au-delà de la mélancolie sonne comme un défi. Défi à la peinture, pensée ici à partir de son histoire florale et cosmique, entre figuration et abstraction, spirales et flux. Loin de toute fascination des corps martyrisés, la peinture relève d’une cosmogenèse des forces, comme le voulait Paul Klee. Défi à la pensée, qui, de Baudelaire à Pessôa et Benjamin, n’a cessé de développer une esthétique de la mélancolie moderne, où le trauma revient comme une ombre et un fantôme qui vampirisent l’ego, et le vouent à la perte et au malheur. Défi enfin à l’Occident, à son corps chrétien qui l’éloigne de tout athéisme pictural et des cultures de l’immanence. Aussi l’esthétique post-mélancolique revendique-t-elle la naissance d’un art-monde diversifié, d’Est en Ouest. Face à l’homogénéisation sans freins ni lois de la terre, elle développe une écologie du regard, qui insère l’homme dans l’univers et fait de l’hétérogène et du ” Concevoir autre ” (Segalen) les principes anthropologiques et philosophiques d’une immanence propre à l’art comme à l’existence. Imaginons donc un “” Ange de l’histoire ” non benjaminien, aussi souriant qu’ailé, comme le rêve cosmique de ce papillon chinois, où l’énergie de l’éphémère, la légèreté et l’humour, sont les seules formes de résistance face aux conformismes et aux tragédies qui nous entourent. Car ce papillon, dans son envol et ses métamorphoses, porte loin le temps post-mélancolique d’un devenir qui est notre seule éternité.
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_Susan Buck-Morss____Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West

[The MIT Press_2000]

The dream of the twentieth century was the construction of mass utopia. As the century closes, this dream is being left behind; the belief that industrial modernization can bring about the good society by overcoming material scarcity for all has been challenged by the disintegration of European socialism, capitalist restructuring, and ecological constraints. The larger social vision has given way to private dreams of material happiness and to political cynicism.

Developing the notion of dreamworld as both a poetic description of a collective mental state and an analytical concept, Susan Buck-Morss attempts to come to terms with mass dreamworlds at the moment of their passing. She shows how dreamworlds became dangerous when their energy was used by the structures of power as an instrument of force against the masses. Stressing the similarities between the East and West and using the end of the Cold War as her point of departure, she examines both extremes of mass utopia, dreamworld and catastrophe.

The book is in four parts. “Dreamworlds of Democracy” asks whether collective sovereignty can ever be democratic. “Dreamworlds of History” calls for a rethinking of revolution by political and artistic avant-gardes. “Dreamworlds of Mass Culture” explores the affinities between mass culture’s socialist and capitalist forms. An “Afterward” places the book in the historical context of the author’s collaboration with a group of Moscow philosophers and artists over the past two tumultuous decades. The book is an experiment in visual culture, using images as philosophy, presenting, literally, a way of seeing the past. Its pictorial narratives rescue historical data that with the end of the Cold War are threatened with oblivion and challenge common conceptions of what this century was all about.
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_Susan Buck-Morss____Thinking Past Terror: Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left

[W. W. Norton & Company_2003]

Renowned critical theorist Susan Buck-Morss argues convincingly that a global public needs to think past the twin insanities of terrorism and counter-terrorism in order to dismantle regressive intellectual barriers. Surveying the widespread literature on the relationship of Islam to modernity, she reveals that there is surprising overlap where scholars commonly and simplistically see antithesis. Thinking Past Terror situates this engagement with the study of Islam among critical contemporary discourses—feminism, post-colonialism and the critique of determinism.
Reminding us powerfully that domination and consensus are maintained not by the lack of opposing ideas but by the disorganization of dissent, Thinking Past Terror presents the empowering idea of a global counter-culture as a very real possibility. If the language of a global, radically cosmopolitan Left is not presumed but its attainment struggled for, if the Leftist project is itself this struggle, then democracy defines its very core.

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_Susan Buck-Morss____Svet snova i katastrofa

[Beogradski krug_2005]

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_Boris Buden____Der Schacht von Babel

[Kulturverlag Kadmos Berlin_2004]

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_Erich Buerger____Obrada podataka i programiranje

[Tehnička knjiga_1984]

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_Scott Bukatman____Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction

[Duke University Press_1993]

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_Michael Bull____Sounding Out the City: Personal Stereos and the Management of Everyday Life (Materializing Culture)

[Berg Publishers_2000]

On buses, trains, and streets over the past decade and more, youths in particular but increasingly older people as well tune into their personal stereos and tune out city sounds. Why? What does the personal stereo mean to these people and to urban culture more generally? Does it heighten reality? Enable people to cope? Isolate? Create a space? Combat boredom? Far too commonplace and enduring to be considered a fashion accessory, the personal stereo has become a potent artefact symbolizing contemporary urban life.

This book opens up a new area of urban studies, the auditory experience of self and place. In doing so, it enhances our understanding of the role of media and technology in everyday life. Urban, cultural and anthropological studies have been dominated by explanations of experiences drawing upon notions of visuality. But culture always has an auditory component that shapes attitudes and behaviour — perhaps nowhere more so than in the city where sound is intensified. This book challenges strictly visual approaches to culture by proposing an auditory understanding of behaviour through an ethnographic analysis of personal stereo use. The author reformulates our understanding of how people, through the senses, negotiate central experiences of the urban, such as space, place, time and the management of everyday experience, and examines the critical role technology plays.

This book will be of interest to anyone seeking a fresh and incisive approach to urban studies, cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, or media and communication studies.

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_Michael Bull/Les Back____The Auditory Culture Reader

[Berg Publishers_2004]

From the evocative tolling of village bells to the grating rattle of exhaust pipes, what we hear influences how we feel and what we do. As technology advances, the world has become an increasingly noisy, confusing and disturbing place. The recent addition of mobile phones alone has irrevocably changed our auditory experiences. In order to retreat from jarring sounds, we seek new sounds–sounds that calm, block, soothe. Beginning with the role of sound in historical and social thought, The Auditory Culture Reader moves on to consider city noise, music, voices, and new technologies and medias of sound. It explores, for example, the sectarian sounds of North Belfast, sounds of the powwow amongst Native Americans, football chants, recorded sermons, and the power and influence of the DJ’s voice.
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_Van Burnham____Supercade: A Visual History of the Videogame Age 1971-1984

[The MIT Press_2001]

It was a time when technology was king, status was determined by your high score, and videogames were blitzing the world…

From Pong to Pac-Man, Asteroids to Zaxxon–more than fifty million people around the world have come of age within the electronic flux of videogames, their subconscious forever etched with images projected from arcade and home videogame systems.

From the first interactive blips of electronic light at Brookhaven National Labs and the creation of Spacewar! at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; to the invention of the TV Game Project and the myriad systems of Magnavox, Atari, Coleco, and Mattel that followed; through the rise of the Golden Age of videogames and forward into the imagination of millions, Supercade is the first book to illustrate and document the history, legacy, and visual language of the videogame phenomenon.

Exuberantly written and illustrated in full color, Supercade pays tribute to the technology, games, and visionaries of one of the most influential periods in the history of computer science–one that profoundly shaped the modern technological landscape and helped change the way people view entertainment.

Supercade includes contributions from such commentators and particpants as Ralph Baer, Julian Dibbell, Keith Feinstein, Joe Fielder, Lauren Fielder, Justin Hall, Leonard Herman, Steven Johnson, Steven Kent, Nick Montfort, Bob Parks, Carl Steadman, and Tom Vanderbilt.
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_Bonnie Burstow____Radikalna feministička terapija

[Centar za žene žrtve rata_2005]

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_Franko Bušić____Nitko nitkov kao ja

[Agapa_2001]

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_Judith Butler____Kritik der ethischen Gewalt

[Suhrkamp_2003]

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_Judith Butler____Giving an Account of Oneself

[Fordham University Press_2005]

What does it mean to lead a moral life?In her first extended study of moral philosophy, Judith Butler offers a provocative outline for a new ethical practice—one responsive to the need for critical autonomy and grounded in a new sense of the human subject.Butler takes as her starting point one’s ability to answer the questions “What have I done?” and “What ought I to do?” She shows that these question can be answered only by asking a prior question, “Who is this `I’ who is under an obligation to give an account of itself and to act in certain ways?” Because I find that I cannot give an account of myself without accounting for the social conditions under which I emerge, ethical reflection requires a turn to social theory.In three powerfully crafted and lucidly written chapters, Butler demonstrates how difficult it is to give an account of oneself, and how this lack of self-transparency and narratibility is crucial to an ethical understanding of the human. In brilliant dialogue with Adorno, Levinas, Foucault, and other thinkers, she eloquently argues the limits, possibilities, and dangers of contemporary ethical thought.Butler offers a critique of the moral self, arguing that the transparent, rational, and continuous ethical subject is an impossible construct that seeks to deny the specificity of what it is to be human. We can know ourselves only incompletely, and only in relation to a broader social world that has always preceded us and already shaped us in ways we cannot grasp. If inevitably we are partially opaque to ourselves, how can giving an account of ourselves define the ethical act? And doesn’t an ethical system that holds us impossibly accountable for full self-knowledge and self-consistency inflict a kind of psychic violence, leading to a culture of self-beratement and cruelty? How does the turn to social theory offer us a chance to understand the specifically social character of our own unknowingness about ourselves?In this invaluable book, by recasting ethics as a project in which being ethical means becoming critical of norms under which we are asked to act, but which we can never fully choose, Butler illuminates what it means for us as “fallible creatures” to create and share an ethics of vulnerability, humility, and ethical responsiveness. Judtith Butler is the Maxine Elliot Professor of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. The most recent of her books are Precarious Life: The Power of Mourning and Violence and Undoing Gender.
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_Judith Butler____Antigone’s Claim

[Columbia University Press_2000]

The celebrated author of Gender Trouble here redefines Antigone’s legacy, recovering her revolutionary significance and liberating it for a progressive feminism and sexual politics. Butler’s new interpretation does nothing less than reconceptualize the incest taboo in relation to kinship — and open up the concept of kinship to cultural change.
Antigone, the renowned insurgent from Sophocles’s Oedipus, has long been a feminist icon of defiance. But what has remained unclear is whether she escapes from the forms of power that she opposes. Antigone proves to be a more ambivalent figure for feminism than has been acknowledged, since the form of defiance she exemplifies also leads to her death. Butler argues that Antigone represents a form of feminist and sexual agency that is fraught with risk. Moreover, Antigone shows how the constraints of normative kinship unfairly decide what will and will not be a livable life.
Butler explores the meaning of Antigone, wondering what forms of kinship might have allowed her to live. Along the way, she considers the works of such philosophers as Hegel, Lacan, and Irigaray. How, she asks, would psychoanalysis have been different if it had taken Antigone — the “postoedipal” subject — rather than Oedipus as its point of departure? If the incest taboo is reconceived so that it does not mandate heterosexuality as its solution, what forms of sexual alliance and new kinship might be acknowledged as a result? The book relates the courageous deeds of Antigone to the claims made by those whose relations are still not honored as those of proper kinship, showing how a culture of normative heterosexuality obstructs our capacity to see what sexual freedom and political agency could be.

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_Judith Butler____Precarious Life: The Power of Mourning and Violence

[Verso_2004]

One of America’s leading intellectuals responds to the current US policies to wage perpetual war.
This profound appraisal of post-9/11 America considers the conditions of heightened vulnerability and aggression that followed from the attack on the US, and US retaliation. Judith Butler critiques the use of violence that has emerged as a response to loss, and argues that the dislocation of first-world privilege offers instead a chance to imagine a world in which that violence might be minimized and in which interdependency becomes acknowledged as the basis for a global political community. Butler considers the means by which some lives become grief-worthy, while others are perceived as undeserving of grief or even incomprehensible as lives. She discusses the political implications of sovereignty in light of the prisoners in Guantánamo Bay. She argues against the anti-intellectual current of contemporary US patriotism and the power of censorship during times of war. Finally, she takes on the question of when and why anti-semitism is leveled as a charge against those who voice criticisms of the Israeli state. She counters that we have a responsibility to speak out against both Israeli injustices and anti-semitism, and argues against the rhetorical use of the charge of anti-semitism to quell public debate.

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_Judith Butler____Undoing Gender

[Taylor and Francis_2004]

Undoing Gender constitutes Judith Butler’s recent reflections on gender and sexuality, focusing on new kinship, psychoanalysis and the incest taboo, transgender, intersex, diagnostic categories, social violence, and the tasks of social transformation. In terms that draw from feminist and queer theory, Butler considers the norms that govern–and fail to govern–gender and sexuality as they relate to the constraints on recognizable personhood. The book constitutes a reconsideration of her earlier view on gender performativity from Gender Trouble. In this work, the critique of gender norms is clearly situated within the framework of human persistence and survival. And to “do” one’s gender in certain ways sometimes implies “undoing” dominant notions of personhood. She writes about the “New Gender Politics” that has emerged in recent years, a combination of movements concerned with transgender, transsexuality, intersex, and their complex relations to feminist and queer theory.

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_Judith Butler/Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak____Who Sings the Nation-State?: Language, Politics, Belonging

[Seagull Books_2007]

In a world of migration and shifting allegiances, the state has become a more provisional place and its inhabitants more stateless. What is contained in a state has become ever more plural while the boundaries of a state have become ever more fluid. No longer does a state naturally come with a nation. This book is set in the form of a conversation between two renowned thinkers, Judith Butler and Gayatri Spivak, who discuss the fact that globalization has made things like national anthems and political boundaries obsolete. The result is a spirited and engaging conversation that ranges widely across Palestine, what Enlightenment and key contemporary philosophers have said about the state, who exercises power in today’s world, whether we can have a right to rights, and even what the singing of “The Star Spangled Banner” in Spanish says about the complex world we live in today.
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_Lloyd L. Byars/Leslie W. Rue/Shaker A. Zahra____Strategic Management: Formulation and Implementation

[Richard D Irwin_1996]

The Rue/Byars author team traditionally provides students with readable, clear, and concise texts. Strategic Management continues to do so. The addition of Shaker Zahra to this successful IRWIN author team has resulted in the inclusion of excellent case and text material sure to help students understand the methods for successful strategic management.