Profane Culture

Author: Paul E Willis
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140086514X
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Profane Culture. A classic of British cultural studies, Profane Culture takes the reader into the worlds of two important 1960s youth cultures—the motor-bike boys and the hippies. The motor-bike boys were working-class motorcyclists who listened to the early rock 'n' roll of the late 1950s. In contrast, the hippies were middle-class drug users with long hair and a love of progressive music. Both groups were involved in an unequal but heroic fight to produce meaning and their own cultural forms in the face of a larger society dominated by the capitalist media and commercialism. They were pioneers of cultural experimentation, the self-construction of identity, and the curating of the self, which, in different ways, have become so widespread today. In Profane Culture, Paul Willis develops an important and still very contemporary theory and methodology for understanding the constructions of lived and popular culture. His new preface discusses the ties between the cultural moment explored in the book and today.

Culture Of Stone

Author: O. W. Hampton
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9780890968703
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Culture Of Stone. "In this extensively illustrated, unique study, Hampton describes the complete cultural inventory and traditional uses of both secular and sacred stones, ranging from utilitarian stone tools and profane symbolic stones through ancestor spirit stones, power stones with multiple functions, and medicinal power stone tools. Hampton portrays the complete cycle of quarrying, manufacture, trade, and uses of the stones.".

Gender And Genre In Medieval French Literature

Author: Simon Gaunt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521464949
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Gender And Genre In Medieval French Literature. Wide-ranging study of gender and the underlying ideologies of Old French and Occitan literature.

The Biography Of The Idea Of Literature

Author: Adrian Marino
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791428948
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The Biography Of The Idea Of Literature . A comprehensive examination of the meaning, history, and evolution of the basic notion of "literature" from antiquity to the seventeenth century.

Consciousness Theatre Literature And The Arts 2013

Author: Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443862479
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Consciousness Theatre Literature And The Arts 2013. The essays collected in this volume were initially presented at the Fifth International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts, held at the University of Lincoln, June 15–17, 2013. The conference was organised on the basis of the success of its predecessors in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011, and on the basis of the success of the Rodopi book series Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, which has to date seen 34 volumes in print, with another 12 in press or in the process of being written. The 2013 conference and the book series highlight the continuing growth of interest within the interdisciplinary field of consciousness studies, and in the distinct disciplines of theatre studies, literary studies, film studies, fine arts and music in the relationship between the object of these disciplines and human consciousness. 35 delegates from 12 countries across the world attended the June 2013 conference in Lincoln; their range of disciplines and approaches is reflected well in this book.

The Tabloid Culture Reader

Author: Biressi, Anita
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335219314
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The Tabloid Culture Reader. The Tabloid Culture Reader provides an accessible and useful introduction to the field.

Symbolic Forms As The Metaphysical Groundwork Of The Organon Of The Cultural Sciences

Author: Israel Bar-Yehuda Idalovichi
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443869775
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Symbolic Forms As The Metaphysical Groundwork Of The Organon Of The Cultural Sciences. This ambitious work reclassifies and restructures the history of ideas and the philosophy of culture through a wide-ranging and novel use of the idea of the organon. It does so by radically revising standard interpretations and theories of all branches of philosophy, and by providing an intellectual and philosophical foundation for the new organon of the cultural sciences. Furthermore, the seeded idea that saw its growth in the form of this book is the unshakable conviction that the only way by which a new apparatus of philosophy, an organon, could be created is by harking back to the vast sources of imagination, inspiration and mimēsis. This entire study is based on the notion that metaphysics, insofar as it is concerned with the world in its entirety and with human being’s existence and thought, should provide the foundation for the organon of cultural sciences, based on symbolic forms. Given that the colossal amount of information and knowledge of philosophy, arts, humanities, logic, mathematics, social sciences and natural sciences cannot be comprised, analyzed and comprehended per se, it is the organon’s objective to extract the main principles, ideas, postulates, theorems and theories of the cultural sciences, and, subsequently, to shape and restructure them as symbolic forms. Since all these principles are grounded on Becoming—which is not a stable or fixed entity such as Being, substance or thing—the symbolic forms preserve and change, elevate and further the organon of the cultural sciences, via a critical-dialectical process.