Cyberpunk Women, Feminism and Science Fiction: A Critical Study

2013-01-24 | ISBN: 0786466537 | PDF | 212 Pages | 1.06 MB

This analysis of cyberpunk science fiction written between 1981 and 2003 positions women's cyberpunk in the larger cultural discussion of feminist issues. It traces the origins of the genre, reviews the critical reactions and outlines the ways in which women's cyberpunk advances points of view that are specifically

A Natural History of Pragmatism: The Fact of Feeling from Jonathan Edwards to Gertrude Stein

English | 2007 | ISBN: 0521837480, 0521694507 | 346 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

Joan Richardson provides a fascinating and compelling account of the emergence of the quintessential American philosophy: pragmatism. She demonstrates pragmatism's engagement with various branches of the natural sciences and traces the development of Jamesian pragmatism from the late nineteenth century thr

Social Roles and Language Practices in Late Modern English

2010-06-23 | ISBN: 9027254400 | PDF | 256 Pages | 3.53 MB

This volume presents a ground-breaking overview of the interconnections between socio-cultural reality and language practices, by looking at the different ways in which social roles are performed, maintained, adopted and assigned through linguistic means. The introductory chapter discusses and evaluates different theoretic

Masters of the Sacred Page: Manuscripts of Theology in the Latin West to 1274

English | May 2001 | ISBN: 0268042136 | 200 Pages | PDF | 92 MB

Starting with the premise that the history of a medieval subject cannot be properly written "without recourse to the materials it produced," Lesley Smith's Masters of the Sacred Page provides an illuminating study of theology in the Middle Ages. She focuses on the dramatic transformations of the discipline in the twe

Popular Culture in Taiwan: Charismatic Modernity free ebook

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Popular Culture in Taiwan: Charismatic Modernity

2010-11-22 | ISBN: 0415582636, 0415855098 | PDF | 208 Pages | 1.69 MB

The growing field of popular culture studies in Taiwan can be divided into two distinct academic trends; a different analytical framework is used to examine either locally oriented popular culture or transnational pop culture. This volume combine these two academic trends, firstly by revealing that localized po

Language and Sexuality free ebook

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Language and Sexuality

2003-04-07 | ISBN: 0521804337, 0521009693 | PDF | 194 Pages | 1.71 MB

This accessible book looks at how we talk about sex and why we talk about it the way we do. Drawing on examples that range from personal ads to phone sex, sado-masochistic scenes to sexual assault trials, this work provides a clear introduction to the relationship between language and sexuality. Using a broad d

The Culture of Yellow: Or, The Visual Politics of Late Modernity

English | 2013 | ISBN: 1441184449, 1441185879 | 224 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

This is the first book to explore the cultural significance of the color yellow, showing how its psychological and aesthetic value marked and shaped many of the intellectual, political, and artistic currents of late modernity. It contends that yellow functions during this period primarily as a color of stigma

The Vulgar Tongue: Green’s History Of Slang free ebook

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The Vulgar Tongue: Green’s History Of Slang

Language: English Year: 2014 E-book Format: PDF File Size: 2.9 MB : 432 pages

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (October 1, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 0199398143
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199398140

Once the language of thieves and beggars, slang is an ever present part

The End of Dialogue in Antiquity free ebook

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The End of Dialogue in Antiquity

English | 2009 | ISBN: 0521887747 | PDF | 276 Pages | 1.6 MB

'Dialogue' was invented as a written form in democratic Athens and made a celebrated and popular literary and philosophical style by Plato. Yet it almost completely disappeared in the Christian empire of late antiquity. This book, a general and systematic study of the genre in antiquity, asks: who wrote dialogue