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  1. _Paul Rabinow____Anthropos Today : Reflections on Modern Equipment
  2. _Furio Radin/Vlasta Ilišin____Youth and transition in Croatia
  3. _Furio Radin/Vlasta Ilišin____Mladi uoči trećeg milenija
  4. _Janel M. Radtke____Strategic Communications for Nonprofit Organizations : Seven Steps to Creating a Successful Plan
  5. _Federico Rahola____Zone definitivamente temporanee : i luoghi dell’umanità in eccesso
  6. _Kaushik Sunder Rajan____Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life
  7. _Micha Ramakers____Dirty Pictures : Tom of Finland, Masculinity, and Homosexuality
  8. _Jacques Ranciere____Disagreement: Politics and Philosophy
  9. _Jacques Ranciere____Mržnja demokracije
  10. _Jacques Ranciere____The Flesh of Words: The Politics of Writing
  11. _Jacques Ranciere____La fable cinematographique (La librairie du XXIe siecle)
  12. _Jacques Ranciere____Short Voyages to the Land of the People (Atopia: Philosophy, Political Theory, Ae)
  13. _Jacques Ranciere____The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation
  14. _Jacques Rancière____La haine de la démocratie
  15. _Jacques Rancière____La parole muette : Essai sur les contradictions de la littérature
  16. _Jacques Rancière____Malaise dans l’esthétique
  17. _Jacques Rancière____Le Partage du sensible : Esthétique et politique
  18. _Jacques Rancière____Le destin des images
  19. _William Rasch____Sovereignty and its Discontents
  20. _Jef Raskin____The Humane Interface: New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems
  21. _Gerard Raulet____Apologija građanskog : pravda i tolerancija u sukobu
  22. _Gerald Raunig/Therese Kaufmann____Anticipating European Cultural Policies
  23. _Gerald Raunig____Kunst und Revolution
  24. _Gerald Raunig____Umetnost i revolucija
  25. _John Rawls/Barbara Herman____Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy
  26. _John Rawls____Justice as Fairness: A Restatement
  27. _Eric S Raymond____The New Hacker’s Dictionary
  28. _Olivier Razac____Barbed Wire: A Political History
  29. _Olivier Razac____L’Ecran et le Zoo : Spectacle et domestication, des expositions coloniales à Loft Story
  30. _Olivier Razac____La Grande Santé
  31. _Olivier Razac____Histoire politique du barbelé: La prairie, la tranchée, le camp
  32. _Reinigungsgesellschaft____Even the mond is not autonomous
  33. _Istvan Rev____Retroactive Justice: Prehistory Of Post-Communism
  34. _Simon Reynolds____Generation Ecstasy : Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture
  35. _Howard Rheingold____Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution
  36. _Howard Rheingold____The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier
  37. _David A. J. Richards____Identity and the Case for Gay Rights: Race, Gender, Religion as Analogies
  38. _Gerhard Richter____Thought-Images: Frankfurt School Writers’ Reflections from Damaged Life
  39. _Laurence A. Rickels____Nazi Psychoanalysis: Only Psychoanalysis Won the War
  40. _Laurence A. Rickels____The Case of California
  41. _Jelica Šumič Riha____Avtoriteta in argumentacija
  42. _George Ritzer____Mekdonaldizacija društva : istraživanje mijenjajućeg karaktera suvremenog društvenog života
  43. _Curtis Roads____The Computer Music Tutorial
  44. _Curtis Roads____Microsound
  45. _Arnold Robbins/Linda Lamb____Learning the vi Editor (6th Edition)
  46. _Dave Robinson____Nietzsche i postmodernizam
  47. _Rainer Rochlitz____Subversion et subvention: Art contemporain et argumentation esthétique
  48. _D. N. Rodowick____Reading the Figural, or, Philosophy after the New Media (Post-Contemporary Interventions)
  49. _Marta Rodriguez/Marisa Rueda/Susan Alice Watkins____Feminizam za početnike
  50. _Avital Ronell____Stupidity
  51. _Avital Ronell____The Test Drive
  52. _Donald Rooum____Wildcat: [anarhoidni stripovi]
  53. _Richard Rorty____Philosophy and Social Hope
  54. _Nikolas Rose____The Politics of Life Itself: Biomedicine, Power, and Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century
  55. _Lawrence Rosen____Open Source Licensing : Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law
  56. _Jonathan Rosenbaum____Essential Cinema: On the Necessity of Film Canons
  57. _Alison Ross____The Aesthetic Paths of Philosophy: Presentation in Kant, Heidegger, Lacoue-Labarthe, and Nancy
  58. _Ned Rossiter/Geert Lovink____MyCreativity Reader: a critique of creative industries
  59. _Beate Rössler____Der Wert des Privaten
  60. _Denis de Rougemont____Ljubezen in Zahod
  61. _Michail Ryklin____Mit dem Recht des Stärkeren: Die russische Kultur in Zeiten der gelenkten Demokratie
  62. _Michail Ryklin____Räume des Jubels


_Paul Rabinow____Anthropos Today : Reflections on Modern Equipment

[Princeton University Press_2003]

The discipline of anthropology is, buy at its best, order characterized by turbulence, self-examination, and inventiveness. In recent decades, new thinking and practice within the field has certainly reflected this pattern, as shown for example by numerous fruitful ventures into the “politics and poetics” of anthropology. Surprisingly little attention, however, has been given to the simple insight that anthropology is composed of claims, whether tacit or explicit, about anthropos and about logos–and the myriad ways in which these two Greek nouns have been, might be, and should be, connected. Anthropos Today represents a pathbreaking effort to fill this gap.
Paul Rabinow brings together years of distinguished work in this magisterial volume that seeks to reinvigorate the human sciences. Specifically, he assembles a set of conceptual tools–”modern equipment”–to assess how intellectual work is currently conducted and how it might change.
Anthropos Today crystallizes Rabinow’s previous ethnographic inquiries into the production of truth about life in the world of biotechnology and genome mapping (and his invention of new ways of practicing this pursuit), and his findings on how new practices of life, labor, and language have emerged and been institutionalized. Here, Rabinow steps back from empirical research in order to reflect on the conceptual and ethical resources available today to conduct such inquiries.
Drawing richly on Foucault and many other thinkers including Weber and Dewey, Rabinow concludes that a “contingent practice” must be developed that focuses on “events of problematization.” Brilliantly synthesizing insights from American, French, and German traditions, he offers a lucid, deeply learned, original discussion of how one might best think about anthropos today.


_Furio Radin/Vlasta Ilišin____Youth and transition in Croatia

[Institute for Social Research_2002]


_Furio Radin/Vlasta Ilišin____Mladi uoči trećeg milenija

[Državni zavod za zaštitu obitelji, materinstva i mladeži_2002]


_Janel M. Radtke____Strategic Communications for Nonprofit Organizations : Seven Steps to Creating a Successful Plan


Create an effective, comprehensive communications strategy in an age of information overload
Fax, e-mail, 1-800 numbers, the Internet, infotainment—with so many new and traditional media available, it should be easy for a nonprofit to connect with its constituents. Yet each new technology brings new challenges, adding more messages, more voices, and more information to the clamor. Nonprofits now have to compete harder than ever to win the attention of a media-jaded public. That’s why it is crucial that today’s nonprofits develop comprehensive, coordinated communications plans that are detailed enough to cover all the bases, yet flexible enough to compensate for the unexpected. Strategic Communications for Nonprofit Organizations shows you how.
In this book, Janel Radtke introduces all-important communications concepts and issues in plain English. Taking a wholly practical, in-the-trenches approach, she combines expert insights, real-life case studies, and clear, step-by-step instructions to demonstrate nonprofit communications strategies that work. She provides:
• An easy-to-follow, 7-step program for developing a comprehensive, multifaceted communications plan
• A disk containing all the worksheets, forms, surveys, and self-assessment tools you need to create a total communications plan
• Techniques for matching the message with the medium and for adapting both to specific purposes, such as fund-raising, advocacy, public education, PR, and more
Strategic Communications for Nonprofit Organizations helps you coordinate and streamline communications efforts. It provides proven techniques for guaranteeing that you send the right message to each constituency group or audience, and that you hit your mark every time.


_Federico Rahola____Zone definitivamente temporanee : i luoghi dell’umanità in eccesso

[Ombre corte_2003]


_Kaushik Sunder Rajan____Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life

[Duke University Press_2006]

Biocapital is a major theoretical contribution to science studies and political economy. Grounding his analysis in a multi-sited ethnography of genomic research and drug development marketplaces in the United States and India, Kaushik Sunder Rajan argues that contemporary biotechnologies such as genomics can only be understood in relation to the economic markets within which they emerge. Sunder Rajan conducted fieldwork in biotechnology labs and in small start-up companies in the United States (mostly in the San Francisco Bay area) and India (mainly in New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Bombay) over a five-year period spanning 1999 to 2004. He draws on his research with scientists, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and policymakers to compare drug development in the two countries, examining the practices and goals of research, the financing mechanisms, the relevant government regulations, and the hype and marketing surrounding promising new technologies. In the process, he illuminates the global flow of ideas, information, capital, and people connected to biotech initiatives.

Sunder Rajan’s ethnography informs his theoretically sophisticated inquiry into how the contemporary world is shaped by the marriage of biotechnology and market forces, by what he calls technoscientific capitalism. Bringing Marxian theories of value into conversation with Foucaultian notions of biopolitics, he traces how the life sciences came to be significant producers of both economic and epistemic value in the late twentieth century and early twenty-first.

_Micha Ramakers____Dirty Pictures : Tom of Finland, Masculinity, and Homosexuality

[St. Martin's Press_2000]

In a gay heaven, the choir robes would be designed by Gautier after drawings by Tom of Finland. Even on Earth, utopia must be approaching when the musclebound torsos and bulging baskets of Tom’s manly men attract a full-length critical study. Art historian Micha Ramakers, who previously edited a monograph of Tom of Finland’s drawings, argues persuasively for the influence of these hyper-masculine figures on gay culture since the mid-1950s, when the artist’s renderings of fantasy men first began to appear in American beefcake magazines. Although the consistency of Tom of Finland’s technique and themes over the four decades of his working life doesn’t leave Ramakers much room to discuss the development of his subject’s talents, he makes ample use of his few opportunities (like the introduction of more black figures in the mid-1980s, after the artist spent six months in the U.S.). More rewardingly, he uses the pornographer’s work as a lens for examining the evolution of gay masculinity since the 1950s. –Regina Marler

_Jacques Ranciere____Disagreement: Politics and Philosophy

[University of Minnesota Press_1998]


_Jacques Ranciere____Mržnja demokracije

[Naklada Ljevak_2008]

Temeljna tema knjige Mržnja demokracije Jacquesa Rancièrea, jednog od najznačajnijih suvremenih francuskih filozofa, jest današnji dominantni odnos prema demokraciji. Još donedavno, kreposti demokracije javno su se suprotstavljale totalitarnom užasu dok su revolucionari odbacivali privid tih kreposti u ime stvarne demokracije koja tek treba doći. Dok se neke vlade bave izvozom demokracije oružanim snagama, inteligencija, u svim aspektima privatnog i javnog života, neprestano raspravlja o posmrtnim simptomima “demokratskog individualizma” i pustošenju “egalitarizma” koji uništava zajedničke vrijednosti, radi na novom totalitarizmu i dovodi čovječanstvo do samoubojstva.

Da bismo razumjeli tu ideološku mutaciju, nije dovoljno postaviti je u današnju svjetsku vladavinu bogatstva. Treba se vratiti na prvobitni skandal “narodnog upravljanja” i pohvatati složene odnose između demokracije, politike, republike i zastupanja. Samo je na taj način moguće, nakon donedavnih hladnih ljubavi i današnjih izljeva mržnje, iznova pronaći uvijek novu i prijeteću subverzivnu snagu ideje demokracije.

Jacques Rancière, utjecajni francuski filozof i profesor emeritus na Sveučilištu Paris-VIII, autor je brojnih knjiga o političkoj filozofiji i filozofiji umjetnosti, te je prevođen na niz svjetskih jezika.


_Jacques Ranciere____The Flesh of Words: The Politics of Writing

[Stanford University Press_2004]

This new collection of challenging literary studies plays with a foundational definition of Western culture: the word become flesh. But the “word become flesh” is not, or no longer, a theological already-given. It is a millennial goal or telos toward which each text strives.
Both witty and immensely erudite, Jacques Rancière leads the critical reader through a maze of arrivals toward the moment, perhaps always suspended, when the word finds its flesh. That is what he, a valiant and good-humored companion to these texts, goes questing for through seven essays examining a wide variety of familiar and unfamiliar works.
A text is always a commencement, the word setting out on its excursions through the implausible vicissitudes of narrative and the bizarre phantasmagorias of imagery, Don Quixote’s unsent letter reaching us through generous Balzac, lovely Rimbaud, demonic Althusser. The word is on its way to an incarnation that always lies ahead of the writer and the reader both, in this anguished democracy of language where the word is always taking on its flesh.


_Jacques Ranciere____La fable cinematographique (La librairie du XXIe siecle)



_Jacques Ranciere____Short Voyages to the Land of the People (Atopia: Philosophy, Political Theory, Ae)

[Stanford University Press_2003]

This book analyzes a range of texts that seek, in different ways, to represent “the people.” Rancière approaches these texts as travel narratives or ethnographies whose authors have traveled not to distant or exotic lands but across class lines. In this truly comparative study, he examines Wordsworth’s poetry, the utopian discourse of the Saint-Simoniens, the correspondence and theater of Büchner, Claude Genoux’s Mémoires d’un enfant de la Savoie, Michelet’s theories of history, the prose and poetry of Rilke, and the performance of Ingrid Bergman in Rossellini’s postwar film Europe 51.

Rancière examines the various forms of displacement that affect his subjects, enabling each to become foreign to the sites and trajectories commonly known as reality.

He argues convincingly that “the people” have no proper signification in the texts under consideration, instead, they function as points of reality upon which the voyager can drape a conceptual framework shaped by the circumstances not of the other, but of the self.


_Jacques Ranciere____The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation

[Stanford University Press_1991]

This extraordinary book can be read on several levels. Primarily, it is the story of Joseph Jacotot, an exiled French schoolteacher who discovered in 1818 an unconventional teaching method that spread panic throughout the learned community of Europe.
Knowing no Flemish, Jacotot found himself able to teach in French to Flemish students who know no French; knowledge, Jacotot concluded, was not necessary to teach, nor explication necessary to learn. The results of this unusual experiment in pedagogy led him to announce that all people were equally intelligent. From this postulate, Jacotot devised a philosophy and a method for what he called “intellectual emancipation”–a method that would allow, for instance, illiterate parents to themselves teach their children how to read. The greater part of the book is devoted to a description and analysis of Jacotot’s method, its premises, and (perhaps most important) its implications for understanding both the learning process and the emancipation that results when that most subtle of hierarchies, intelligence, is overturned.
The book, as Kristin Ross argues in her introduction, has profound implications for the ongoing debate about education and class in France that has raged since the student riots of 1968, and it affords Ranciere an opportunity (albeit indirectly) to attack the influential educational and sociological theories of Pierre Bourdieu (and others) that Ranciere sees as perpetuating inequality.


_Jacques Rancière____La haine de la démocratie

[La Fabrique éditions_2005]


_Jacques Rancière____La parole muette : Essai sur les contradictions de la littérature


Jacques Rancière interroge ici le projet qui sous-tend l’émergence de la ” littérature ” par opposition à la définition classique et normative des belles-lettres. Avec cet avènement qui coïncide peu ou prou avec le romantisme, se défont les privilèges de la représentation : au primat de la fiction s’oppose le primat du langage, à la hiérarchie des genres, régale dignité des sujets représentés, à la parole en acte, le modèle de l’écriture. Se démarquant à la fois de la critique de Sartre qui récuse les jeux formels avec le langage au nom de rengagement, et des lectures de Blanchot qui souscrit à une vision quasi mystique de la littérature, Jacques Rancière propose une interprétation nouvelle de cette mutation. La contradiction qui traverse la ” littérature ” rencontre en effet le défi d’une parole démocratique qui s’émancipe des règles codifiant son usage. A la fois tentation aristocratique et vision d’une communauté à venir, la littérature est cette contradiction, cette ” parole muette “. il n’y a pas d’autre vie spirituelle, pas d’autre royaume des œuvres que la coulée infinie de l’encre sur l’aplat des gages, que le corps incorporel de la lettre errante qui s’en va parler à la multitude sans visage des lecteurs de livres.

Jacques Rancière enseigne la philosophie à l’université de Paris VIII. Il a notamment publié, dans la collection ” Pluriel “, La Nuit des prolétaires, et chez 10/18, Le Maître ignorant.


_Jacques Rancière____Malaise dans l’esthétique



_Jacques Rancière____Le Partage du sensible : Esthétique et politique

[La Fabrique_2000]


_Jacques Rancière____Le destin des images

[La Fabrique éditions_2003]

” Le moderne dédaigne d’imaginer ” disait Mallarmé. Poètes, peintres, dramaturges ou ingénieurs voulaient alors mettre l’union de la forme et de l’acte à la place de la vieille dualité de la réalité et de l’image. La vie en eût été révolutionnée. Nos contemporains ne croient plus en la révolution et chantent à nouveau, fût-ce au passé, le culte de l’image : éclair sublime sur la toile, punctum de la photographie ou plan-icône. L’image devient la présence sensible de l’Autre : verbe devenu chair ou marque du dieu irreprésentable. A l’une et l’autre vision Jacques Rancière oppose la nature composée, hétérogène, de ce que nous appelons des images. Celles-ci ne sont ni des copies ni des présences brutes, mais des opérations singulières, redistribuant les rapports du visible, du dicible et du pensable. A l’exemple de la phrase-image de Godard, étudiée ici, qui superpose un plan de film noir, une image de l’extermination des Juifs et un discours de philosophe, ce livre analyse les liens méconnus qui unissent symbolisme poétique et design industriel, fictions du XIXe siècle et témoignages sur les camps ou installations de l’art contemporain. Un même projet anime ces parcours croisés : libérer les images des ombres théologiques pour les rendre à l’invention poétique et à ses enjeux politiques

_William Rasch____Sovereignty and its Discontents



_Jef Raskin____The Humane Interface: New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems

[Addison-Wesley Professional_2000]

“The book that explains why you really hate computers.”
I’ve admired Jef Raskin for years. For those who don’t know, he is the “Father of the Macintosh,” one of the original geniuses who guided the Mac in the early days. But, more than a computer scientist, Raskin is a cognitive psychologist. He studies how the brain works with special emphasis on how that relates to us using computers. His magnum opus was the Canon Cat, which was an excellent and well-thought-out little computer.
In The Humane Interface, Raskin goes into detail describing how computers can be made easier to understand and use. Ever want to know why you really don’t like Windows? The answer is in this book. In fact, there’s so much in this book that makes sense, I really want to send a copy to every employee at Microsoft.
I loved reading this book and nodding my head in rabid agreement. Raskin states, “There has never been any technical reason for a computer to take more than a few seconds to begin operation when it is turned on.” So why then does Windows (or Linux!) take so darn long to start up? The PalmPilot is on instantly, as is your cell phone. But for some reason, we tolerate the computer taking a few eons to start. (And until consumers complain about it, things won’t change.)
Computers can be easy to use, and the people who design them and design software need to read this book. Do you ever get the impression that the person who designed a piece of software must have come from the same company that designed the front panel on your VCR? Why should you have to double-click anything? What does Ctrl+D mean one thing in one program and a completely different thing in another? And what’s the point of the Yes/No confirmation if the user is in the habit of clicking Yes without thinking about it? Raskin neatly probes all these areas.
While I admire everything Raskin has to say, the book is pretty heavy on the psychology end. Myself, I enjoy cognitive psychology (especially books by Raskin’s cohort Donald Norman), though some may find that part of the book boring. Even so, Raskin builds and backs his argument in a most eloquent and scientific manner. Especially if you design software or need to teach or train people to use computers, this book deserves a spot on your shelf. –Dan Gookin


_Gerard Raulet____Apologija građanskog : pravda i tolerancija u sukobu

[Beogradski krug_2004]


_Gerald Raunig/Therese Kaufmann____Anticipating European Cultural Policies



_Gerald Raunig____Kunst und Revolution

[Turia & Kant_2005]


_Gerald Raunig____Umetnost i revolucija

[Futura publikacije_2006]


_John Rawls/Barbara Herman____Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy

[Harvard University Press_2000]

The premier political philosopher of his day, John Rawls, in three decades of teaching at Harvard, has had a profound influence on the way philosophical ethics is approached and understood today. This book brings together the lectures that inspired a generation of students–and a regeneration of moral philosophy. It invites readers to learn from the most noted exemplars of modern moral philosophy with the inspired guidance of one of contemporary philosophy’s most noteworthy practitioners and teachers.
Central to Rawls’s approach is the idea that respectful attention to the great texts of our tradition can lead to a fruitful exchange of ideas across the centuries. In this spirit, his book engages thinkers such as Leibniz, Hume, Kant, and Hegel as they struggle in brilliant and instructive ways to define the role of a moral conception in human life. The lectures delineate four basic types of moral reasoning: perfectionism, utilitarianism, intuitionism, and–the ultimate focus of Rawls’s course–Kantian constructivism. Comprising a superb course on the history of moral philosophy, they also afford unique insight into how John Rawls has transformed our view of this history.


_John Rawls____Justice as Fairness: A Restatement

[Belknap Press_2001]

Few philosophers have made as much of a splash with a single book as John Rawls did with the 1971 publication of A Theory of Justice. Thirty years later, Justice as Fairness rearticulates the main themes of his earlier work and defends it against the swarm of criticisms it has attracted. Throughout the book, Rawls continues to defend his well-known thought experiment in which an “original position”–a sort of prenatal perspective ignorant of our race, class, and gender–provides the basis for formulating ethical principles that result in a harmonious liberal state. In addition, he supplies carefully worked-out responses and, in some cases, reformulations of his theory. Those coming to Rawls for the first time will find a lucid portrayal of his position; those embroiled in the ongoing debate will encounter a closely argued and subtle rejoinder to his adversaries. Readers will be pleased that the daunting volumes of Rawls’s previous work have been distilled to a digestible 214 pages. –Eric de Place

_Eric S Raymond____The New Hacker’s Dictionary

[The MIT Press_1996]

This third edition of the tremendously popular Hacker’s Dictionary adds 100 new entries and updates 200 entries. In case you aren’t familiar with it, this is no snoozer dictionary of technical terms, although you’ll certainly find accurate definitions for most techie jargon. It’s the slang and secret language among computer jocks that offers the most fun. Don’t know what the Infinite-Monkey Theorem is? Or the meaning of “rat dance?” It’s all here. Most people don’t sit down to read dictionaries for entertainment, but this is surely an exception.

_Olivier Razac____Barbed Wire: A Political History

[W. W. Norton & Company_2003]

From the devil’s rope to no man’s land, “a vital work of cultural criticism” (Publishers Weekly).
No less than the internal combustion engine, the transistor, or the silicon chip, barbed wire is a quintessentially modern invention, a product that has influenced the lives of millions of people across the globe since its invention in the late nineteenth century. Barbed Wire: A Political History demonstrates that the invention of barbed wire was a major breakthrough with far-reaching consequences. Cheap and mass-produced, barbed wire accomplished what no other product did before it, or has since done more effectively: the control of vast amounts of open space.
Razac describes how barbed wire has been employed in the harnessing of nature, brutal mass warfare, political conquest and repression, and genocide. In a narrative that spans the history of the American Frontier, the trenches of World War I, the Holocaust, and beyond, Barbed Wire: A Political History looks unflinchingly at a central and fascinating strand of modern life.


_Olivier Razac____L’Ecran et le Zoo : Spectacle et domestication, des expositions coloniales à Loft Story



_Olivier Razac____La Grande Santé



_Olivier Razac____Histoire politique du barbelé: La prairie, la tranchée, le camp



_Reinigungsgesellschaft____Even the mond is not autonomous



_Istvan Rev____Retroactive Justice: Prehistory Of Post-Communism

[Stanford University Press_2005]

This unorthodox scholarly work dissects the ghosts of history in order to analyze how the past—both recent and distant—haunts posterity, and in what ways the present disfigures the image of times gone by. The book presents a novel history of Communism from the perspective of its collapse, and inspects the world beyond the Fall in the distorting mirror of its imagined prehistory. Using a series of strange and darkly ironic stories, the subsequent chapters provide a close exploration of some of the essential objects of historical study: the name, the date, the dead, the relic, the pantheon, the court, the underworld, and the underground. The tension between vast distances, both in space and time, that “Retroactive Justice” covers, and the extremely focused analyses, provide an unexpected experience of writing and rewriting, visioning and revisioning history.

_Simon Reynolds____Generation Ecstasy : Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture


In the early nineties, rave culture exploded with the availability of cheap computers and sampling technology, causing a punk-style do-it-yourself revolution. The resulting upsurge of independent labels and home studio-based artists spawned a legion of subgenres: hardcore, trance, jungle, ambient, gabba, big beat, and many more. Today, DJs and producers such as Fatboy Slim, Prodigy, Goldie and The Chemical Brothers have huge followings, while mainstream artists like Madonna and Bjork have turned to rave’s offspring for artistic rejuvenation. 

In Generation Ecstasy, Simon Reynolds takes the reader on a guided tour of this end-of-the-millenium phenomenon, telling the story of rave culture and techno music as an insider who has dosed up and blissed out. The first critical history of techno music–and the drug culture that accompanies it–Generation Ecstasy traces rave’s origins in Detroit techno and Chicago house, then shows how these black American genres were transformed by British and European youth. Here is everything you ever wanted to know about the artists and the DJs who created dance culture, the fans for whom it is a way of life, and the dance club and outdoor rave scenes that brought it both fame and infamy. 

A celebration of rave’s quest for the perfect beat and the ultimate rush, Generation Ecstasy is the definitive chronicle of rave culture and electronic dance music.


_Howard Rheingold____Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution

[Perseus Books Group_2002]

How the convergence of mobile communications and computing is driving the next social revolution-transforming the ways in which people meet, mate, work, buy, sell, govern, and create.
When Howard Rheingold sneaks off down an untrodden trail, everyone else follows. He is always onto something marvelous no one has seen before. An ever-considerate guide, he navigates this new world with ease, compassion, and grace, and gives you the inside story, with no punches pulled. Tech talk? Howard could get your mother to understand.
From Tokyo to Helsinki, Manhattan to Manila, Howard Rheingold takes us on a journey around the world for a preview of the next techno-cultural shift-a shift he predicts will be as dramatic as the widespread adoption of the PC in the 1980s and the Internet in the 1990s. The coming wave, says Rheingold, is the result of super-efficient mobile communications-cellular phones, personal digital assistants, and wireless-paging and Internet-access devices that will allow us to connect with anyone, anywhere, anytime.
From the amusing (“Lovegetty” devices in Japan that light up when a person with the right date-potential characteristics appears in the vicinity) to the extraordinary (the overthrow of a repressive regime in the Philippines by political activists who mobilized by forwarding text messages via cell phones), Rheingold gives examples of the fundamentally new ways in which people are already engaging in group or collective action. He also considers the dark side of this phenomenon, such as the coordination of terrorist cells, threats to privacy, and the ability to incite violent behavior.
Applying insights from sociology, artificial intelligence, engineering, and anthropology, Rheingold offers a penetrating perspective on the brave new convergence of pop culture, cutting-edge technology, and social activism. At the same time, he reminds us that, as with other technological revolutions, the real impact of mobile communications will come not from the technology itself but from how people use it, resist it, adapt to it, and ultimately use it to transform themselves, their communities, and their institutions.


_Howard Rheingold____The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier

[The MIT Press_2000]

Written by the man known as the First Citizen of the Internet, this book covers Rheingold’s experiences with virtual communities. It starts off with his home community, The Well, out of Sausilito, CA, and makes its way through MUDs and beyond. No one understands the compelling strength of online community like Rheingold.

_David A. J. Richards____Identity and the Case for Gay Rights: Race, Gender, Religion as Analogies

[University Of Chicago Press_2000]

Central to David Richards’s elegant and provocative Identity and the Case for Gay Rights is the injustice of what he calls “moral slavery.” This concept describes the cultural construction of stereotypes that dehumanize the affected group and are rationalized in the context of historical structural injustices. The burdens moral slavery places on individual’s identity formation are similar to those associated with discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and religion, and are similarly unconstitutional and inhumane. Richards finds the analogy to religious toleration most apt and useful as a model for those struggling for recognition of gay rights. One of the strongest points here is that such an approach neatly sidesteps the biological reductionism that shadows women’s rights and race-based rights, and that could attach to gay rights if the “gay gene” theory becomes the dominant theme in mobilization around the issue. By aligning gay rights most closely with religious liberty and other First Amendment values such as free speech and association, Richards is able to preserve both the ideas of identity and choice: like spirituality, sexual orientation is part of who you are and a matter of individual conscience.
This is a beautifully written and powerfully argued piece of scholarship from a highly regarded and prolific constitutional philosopher. Though a slim volume, the book contains historical analysis of case studies that is sophisticated and challenging, as well as a prescription for a model that finds “homosexual” to be a suspect classification. It’s intelligent reading not only for those interested in gay rights but also those who follow the civil rights fortunes of African Americans, women, and religious minorities. –Julia Riches


_Gerhard Richter____Thought-Images: Frankfurt School Writers’ Reflections from Damaged Life

[Stanford University Press_2007]

In this book, Gerhard Richter explores the aesthetic and political ramifications of the literary genre of the Denkbild, or thought-image, as it was employed by four major German-Jewish writers and philosophers of the first half of the twentieth century: Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, and Siegfried Kracauer. The Denkbild is a poetic mode of writing, a brief snapshot-in-prose that stages the interrelation of literary, philosophical, political, and cultural insights. Richter’s careful analysis of the linguistic characteristics of this mode of writing sheds new light on pivotal concerns of modernity, including the fractured cityscape, philosophical problems of modern music, the experience of exiled homelessness, and the disaster of Auschwitz. Thought-Images not only reorients our understanding of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory in important ways but also establishes significant links between these writers and contemporary French thinkers such as Jacques Derrida.


_Laurence A. Rickels____Nazi Psychoanalysis: Only Psychoanalysis Won the War

[University of Minnesota Press_2002]

Psychoanalysis was a symptom of everything the Nazis reviled: an intellectual assault on Kultur largely perpetrated by Jews. It was also, as this remarkable revisionary work shows, an inescapable symptom of modernity, practiced, transformed, and perpetuated by and within the Nazi regime. A sweeping, magisterial work by one of the most incisive and interesting scholars of modern philosophy, theory, and culture, Nazi Psychoanalysis studies the breadth of this phenomenon in order to clarify and deepen our understanding not only of psychoanalysis but of the twentieth century itself.
Tracing the intersections of psychoanalysis and Nazism, Laurence A. Rickels discovers startling conjunctions and continuities in writers as diverse as Adler and Adorno, Kafka and Goethe, Lacan, H. Rider Haggard, and Heidegger, and in works as different as Der Golem, Civilization and Its Discontents, Frankenstein, Faust, and Brave New World. In a richly allusive style, he writes of psychoanalysis in multifarious incarnations, of the concept and actual history of “insurance,” of propaganda in theory and practice, of psychological warfare, Walt Disney, and the Frankfurt School debates-a dizzying tour of the twentieth century that helps us see how the “corridor wars” that arise in the course of theoretical, clinical, social, political, and cultural attempts to describe the human psyche are related to the world wars of the century in an intimate and infinitely complicated manner.
Though some have used its appropriation by the Nazis to brand psychoanalysis with the political odium of fascism, Rickels instead finds an uncanny convergence-one that suggests far-reaching possibilities for both psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic criticism. His work, with its enormous intellectual and historical span, makes a persuasive argument that no element of modernity-not psychoanalysis any more than Marxism or deconstruction, cultural revolutions or technological advances-can be adequately understood without a thorough consideration of its Nazi component.
Laurence A. Rickels is professor of German and comparative literature at the University of California at Santa Barbara. His books include The Vampire Lectures (1999), The Case of California (2001), and the edited volume Acting Out in Groups (1999), all published by Minnesota.


_Laurence A. Rickels____The Case of California

[University of Minnesota Press_2001]

Literary Theory/Cultural Studies
A cult classic that explores the concept of “California”-now back in print!
Focusing on the changing image of the West Coast through such varied social and cultural artifacts as bodybuilding, group therapy, suicide cults, milk-carton images of missing children, teenage slang, and surf music, Laurence Rickels offers a dizzying psychohistory of the twentieth century as crystallized in the symbolic configuration called California and considered in relation to German modernism, national socialism, and Freudian psychoanalysis.
“Rickels has written an important book reading psychoanalyis at the end of our century. His intent is to complete Adorno’s refiguring of Mickey Mouse into his own Rickelian refiguration of Freud’s project.” Sander L. Gilman
“Laurence Rickels is one of the few theorists today who is able to think technology through psychoanalysis and vice versa . . . .With California as the site of this encounter, Rickels takes Freud to the beach and California to the couch, picking up, in many ways, where the Frankfurt School left off.” Artforum
“Provocative (and often hilarious), The Case of California explores the ‘bi-coastal logic of modernity,’ with California as one coast and Germany as the other. . . . Startling and brilliant.” San Francisco Bay Guardian
Laurence A. Rickels is professor of German literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of The Vampire Lectures (1999) and the editor of Acting Out in Groups (1999), both published by the University of Minnesota Press.


_Jelica Šumič Riha____Avtoriteta in argumentacija

[Društvo za teoretsko psihoanalizo_1995]


Diskurz-gospodar in gospodar diskurza
Ali matem misli
Perelmanov filozofski lapsus
Bellum omnium contra omnes
Ali obstaja politika brez etike
Tiranija, teror, izjemno stanje: ni drugega za drugega
Loci communes in aphanisis subjekta
Sublimno telo in republika

_George Ritzer____Mekdonaldizacija društva : istraživanje mijenjajućeg karaktera suvremenog društvenog života

[Naklada Jesenski i Turk / Hrvatsko sociološko društvo_1999]


_Curtis Roads____The Computer Music Tutorial

[The MIT Press_1996]

The Computer Music Tutorial is a comprehensive text and reference that covers all aspects of computer music, including digital audio, synthesis techniques, signal processing, musical input devices, performance software, editing systems, algorithmic composition, MIDI, synthesizer architecture, system interconnection, and psychoacoustics. A special effort has been made to impart an appreciation for the rich history behind current activities in the field.

Profusely illustrated and exhaustively referenced and cross-referenced, The Computer Music Tutorial provides a step-by-step introduction to the entire field of computer music techniques. Written for nontechnical as well as technical readers, it uses hundreds of charts, diagrams, screen images, and photographs as well as clear explanations to present basic concepts and terms. Mathematical notation and program code examples are used only when absolutely necessary. Explanations are not tied to any specific software or hardware.

Curtis Roads has served as editor-in-chief of Computer Music Journal for more than a decade and is a recognized authority in the field. The material in this book was compiled and refined over a period of several years of teaching in classes at Harvard University, Oberlin Conservatory, the University of Naples, IRCAM, Les Ateliers UPIC, and in seminars and workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia.

_Curtis Roads____Microsound

[The MIT Press_2002]

Below the level of the musical note lies the realm of microsound, of sound particles lasting less than one-tenth of a second. Recent technological advances allow us to probe and manipulate these pinpoints of sound, dissolving the traditional building blocks of music — notes and their intervals — into a more fluid and supple medium. The sensations of point, pulse (series of points), line (tone), and surface (texture) emerge as particle density increases. Sounds coalesce, evaporate, and mutate into other sounds.

Composers have used theories of microsound in computer music since the 1950s. Distinguished practitioners include Karlheinz Stockhausen and Iannis Xenakis. Today, with the increased interest in computer and electronic music, many young composers and software synthesis developers are exploring its advantages. Covering all aspects of composition with sound particles, Microsound offers composition theory, historical accounts, technical overviews, acoustical experiments, descriptions of musical works, and aesthetic reflections. The book is accompanied by an audio CD of examples.

_Arnold Robbins/Linda Lamb____Learning the vi Editor (6th Edition)

[O'Reilly Media, Inc._1998]

For many users, working in the Unix environment means using vi, a full-screen text editor available on most Unix systems. Even those who know vi often make use of only a small number of its features. Learning the vi Editor is a complete guide to text editing with vi. Topics new to the sixth edition include multiscreen editing and coverage of four viclones: vim, elvis, nvi, and vile and their enhancements to vi, such as multi-window editing, GUI interfaces, extended regular expressions, and enhancements for programmers. A new appendix describes vi’s place in the Unix and Internet cultures. Quickly learn the basics of editing, cursor movement, and global search and replacement. Then take advantage of the more subtle power of vi. Extend your editing skills by learning to use ex, a powerful line editor, from within vi. For easy reference, the sixth edition also includes a command summary at the end of each appropriate chapter. Topics covered include:
• Basic editing
• Moving around in a hurry
• Beyond the basics
• Greater power with ex
• Global search and replacement
• Customizing vi and ex
• Command shortcuts
• Introduction to the vi clones’ extensions
• The nvi, elvis, vim, and vile editors
• Quick reference to vi and ex commands
• vi and the Internet


_Dave Robinson____Nietzsche i postmodernizam

[Naklada Jesenski i Turk_2001]

U knjizi se objašnjavaju ključne zamisli ovog filozofa – “antikrista”. Usto se na primjerima mislilaca kao što su Derrida, Foucault, Lyotard i Rorty jasno prikazuju središnje teme postmodernističkog mišljenja, a u zaključku se postavlja pitanje može li se Nietzschea opravdano nazivati prvim velikim postmodernistom. Dave Robinson koautor je knjiga uvoda u filozofiju, etiku i Descartesa.

_Rainer Rochlitz____Subversion et subvention: Art contemporain et argumentation esthétique



_D. N. Rodowick____Reading the Figural, or, Philosophy after the New Media (Post-Contemporary Interventions)

[Duke University Press_2001]

In Reading the Figural, or, Philosophy after the New Media D. N. Rodowick applies the concept of “the figural” to a variety of philosophical and aesthetic issues. Inspired by the aesthetic philosophy of Jean-François Lyotard, the figural defines a semiotic regime where the distinction between linguistic and plastic representation breaks down. This opposition, which has been the philosophical foundation of aesthetics since the eighteenth century, has been explicitly challenged by the new electronic, televisual, and digital media. Rodowick—one of the foremost film theorists writing today—contemplates this challenge, describing and critiquing the new regime of signs and new ways of thinking that such media have inaugurated.
To fully comprehend the emergence of the figural requires a genealogical critique of the aesthetic, Rodowick claims. Seeking allies in this effort to deconstruct the opposition of word and image and to create new concepts for comprehending the figural, he journeys through a range of philosophical writings: Thierry Kuntzel and Marie-Claire Ropars-Wuilleumier on film theory; Jacques Derrida on the deconstruction of the aesthetic; Siegfried Kracauer and Walter Benjamin on the historical image as a utopian force in photography and film; and Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault on the emergence of the figural as both a semiotic regime and a new stratagem of power coincident with the appearance of digital phenomena and of societies of control.
Scholars of philosophy, film theory, cultural criticism, new media, and art history will be interested in the original and sophisticated insights found in this book.


_Marta Rodriguez/Marisa Rueda/Susan Alice Watkins____Feminizam za početnike

[Naklada Jesenski i Turk_2002]

Još mislite da je u feminizmu riječ samo o (ne)ravnopravnosti spolova, o ratu spolova ili o međusobnoj mržnji i natjecanju? Krajnje je vrijeme da shvatite kako je feminizam mnogo više i šire od toga. Od sufražetkinja do akademskog neofeminizma dug je put razvoja ideje koja je krenula od zahtjeva za osnovnim ljudskim pravima i razvila se u politički pokret (pokret jake političke snage) koji se proširio diljem Europe i Sjeverne Amerike. I šire… “Feminizam za početnike” (i početnice) s jedne strane slijedi povijesni razvoj feminističkih zamisli, a s druge razbija i raskrinkava mitove koji okružuju tu temu. S feminizmom počinje pripovijest o promjeni podređenog položaja žena. A kada počinje feminizam? Odgovor glasi: kad se žene počnu svjesno, masovno i djelotvorno organizirati radi poboljšanja svoga položaja. A ta pripovijest, burna i mukotrpna, traje već barem nekoliko stoljeća. Vještice i aktivistice, spisateljice i glazbenice, buntovnice i znanstvenice od Mary Wollstonecraft do Simone de Beauvoir, Glorije Steinem, Angele Davis i svih onih bezimenih žena što svakodnevno guraju kotač povijesti – sve su one prokrčile put kojim kroči suvremeni feminizam…

_Avital Ronell____Stupidity

[University of Illinois Press_2001]

“There are three things required for happiness: good health, selfishness, and stupidity, and without stupidity the others are useless.” — Gustave Flaubert
There is something about stupidity that is untrackable; it evades our cognitive scanners and turns up as the uncanny double of mastery or intelligence.
The political and social implications of stupidity have been articulated by Marx, Nietzsche, Deleuze, among others. Urgent yet recalcitrant, stupidity provokes a crisis in our understanding of politics, ethics, and psychoanalysis. The dilemma posed by the limited subject involves national identity, masochism and sexual politics, as well as the relation of poetic utterance to the stammer in which it originates. Essentially linked to the philosophical primal scene of stupor, stupidity also points to what has been historically inappropriable, as when Hannah Arendt considers Eichmann in terms not only of the banality but also the stupidity of evil.
Avital Ronell’s work studies the fading empire of cognition, modulating stupidity into idiocy, puerility, and the figure of the ridiculous philosopher instituted by Kant. Investigating ignorance, dumbfoundedness, and the limits of reason, Stupidity probes the pervasive practice of theory-bashing and related forms of paranoid aggression. A section on prolonged and debilitating illness pushes the text to an edge of a corporeal hermeneutics, “at the limits of what the body knows and tells.”


_Avital Ronell____The Test Drive

[University of Illinois Press_2005]


_Donald Rooum____Wildcat: [anarhoidni stripovi]

[Marko Strpić_2001]


_Richard Rorty____Philosophy and Social Hope

[Penguin (Non-Classics)_2000]

A superb introduction to one of today’s leading and most provocative thinkers.

Since Plato most philosophy has aimed at true knowledge, penetrating beneath appearances to an underlying reality. Against this tradition, Richard Rorty convincingly argues, pragmatism offers a new philosophy of hope. One of the most controversial figures in recent philosophical and wider literary and cultural debate, Rorty brings together an original collection of his most recent philosophical and cultural writings. He explains in a fascinating memoir how he began to move away from Plato towards William James and Dewey, culminating in his own version of pragmatism. What ultimately matters, Rorty suggests, is not whether our ideas correspond to some fundamental reality but whether they help us carry out practical tasks and create a fairer and more democratic society.

Aimed at a general audience, this volume offers a stimulating summary of Rorty’s central philosophical beliefs, as well as some challenging insights into contemporary culture, justice, education, and love.

_Nikolas Rose____The Politics of Life Itself: Biomedicine, Power, and Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century

[Princeton University Press_2006]

For centuries, medicine aimed to treat abnormalities. But today normality itself is open to medical modification. Equipped with a new molecular understanding of bodies and minds, and new techniques for manipulating basic life processes at the level of molecules, cells, and genes, medicine now seeks to manage human vital processes. The Politics of Life Itself offers a much-needed examination of recent developments in the life sciences and biomedicine that have led to the widespread politicization of medicine, human life, and biotechnology.
Avoiding the hype of popular science and the pessimism of most social science, Nikolas Rose analyzes contemporary molecular biopolitics, examining developments in genomics, neuroscience, pharmacology, and psychopharmacology and the ways they have affected racial politics, crime control, and psychiatry. Rose analyzes the transformation of biomedicine from the practice of healing to the government of life; the new emphasis on treating disease susceptibilities rather than disease; the shift in our understanding of the patient; the emergence of new forms of medical activism; the rise of biocapital; and the mutations in biopower. He concludes that these developments have profound consequences for who we think we are, and who we want to be.


_Lawrence Rosen____Open Source Licensing : Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law

[Prentice Hall PTR_2004]


_Jonathan Rosenbaum____Essential Cinema: On the Necessity of Film Canons

[The Johns Hopkins University Press_2004]

In his astute and deeply informed film reviews and essays, Jonathan Rosenbaum regularly provides new and brilliant insights into the cinema as art, entertainment, and commerce. Guided by a personal canon of great films, Rosenbaum sees, in the ongoing hostility toward the idea of a canon shared by many within the field of film studies, a missed opportunity both to shape the discussion about cinema and to help inform and guide casual and serious filmgoers alike.
In Essential Cinema, Rosenbaum forcefully argues that canons of great films are more necessary than ever, given that film culture today is dominated by advertising executives, sixty-second film reviewers, and other players in the Hollywood publicity machine who champion mediocre films at the expense of genuinely imaginative and challenging works. He proposes specific definitions of excellence in film art through the creation a personal canon of both well-known and obscure movies from around the world and suggests ways in which other canons might be similarly constructed.
Essential Cinema offers in-depth assessments of an astonishing range of films: established classics such as Rear Window, M, and Greed; ambitious but flawed works like The Thin Red Line and Breaking the Waves; eccentric masterpieces from around the world, including Irma Vep and Archangel; and recent films that have bitterly divided critics and viewers, among them Eyes Wide Shut and A.I. He also explores the careers of such diverse filmmakers as Robert Altman, Raúl Ruiz, Frank Tashlin, Elaine May, Sam Fuller, Terrence Davies, Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Orson Welles. In conclusion, Rosenbaum offers his own film canon of 1,000 key works from the beginning of cinema to the present day. A cogent and provocative argument about the art of film, Essential Cinema is also a fiercely independent reference book of must-see movies for film lovers everywhere.


_Alison Ross____The Aesthetic Paths of Philosophy: Presentation in Kant, Heidegger, Lacoue-Labarthe, and Nancy

[Stanford University Press_2007]

This book examines the ways that Heidegger, Lacoue-Labarthe, and Nancy adopt and reconfigure the Kantian understanding of “aesthetic presentation.” In Kant, “aesthetic presentation” is understood in a technical sense as a specific mode of experience within a typology of different spheres of experience. This study argues that Heidegger, Lacoue-Labarthe, and Nancy generalize the elements of this specific mode of experience so that the aesthetic attitude and the vocabulary used by Kant to describe it are brought to bear on things in general. The book goes beyond documenting the well-known influence of Kant’s Critique of Judgment, however, to open up a new way of approaching some of the central issues in post-Kantian thought—including why it is that art, the art work, and the aesthetic are still available as a vehicle of critique even, or especially, after Auschwitz. It shows that a genealogy of contemporary theory needs to look at the question of presentation, which has arguably been a question that has worried philosophy from its very beginning.


_Ned Rossiter/Geert Lovink____MyCreativity Reader: a critique of creative industries

[Institute of network cultures_2007]


_Beate Rössler____Der Wert des Privaten



_Denis de Rougemont____Ljubezen in Zahod

[Založba /*cf._1999]


_Michail Ryklin____Mit dem Recht des Stärkeren: Die russische Kultur in Zeiten der gelenkten Demokratie



_Michail Ryklin____Räume des Jubels

[Suhrkamp Verlag KG_2003]