The Art and Politics of Science

Author: Harold Varmus

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393304531

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 315

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The nobel prize winning scientist and former director of the National Institue of Health recalls the events of his life and career in science, in an autobiography that also incorporates scientific information about cancer biology and issues in public heal

The Art and Politics of Film

Author: John Orr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748611997

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 198

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The people who shaped America's public broadcasting system thought it should be "a civilized voice in a civilized community" -- a clear alternative to commercial broadcasting. This book tells the story of how NPR has tried to embody this idea. Michael P. McCauley describes NPR's evolution from virtual obscurity in the early 1970s, when it was riddled with difficulties -- political battles, unseasoned leadership, funding problems -- to a first-rate broadcast organization. The book draws on a wealth of primary evidence, including fifty-seven interviews with people who have been central to the NPR story, and it places the network within the historical context of the wider U.S. radio industry. Since the late 1970s, NPR has worked hard to understand the characteristics of its audience. Because of this, its content is now targeted toward its most loyal listeners -- highly educated baby-boomers, for the most part -- who help support their local stations through pledges and fund drives.

The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn

The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up

Author: Karen Kurczynski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351546511

Category: Art

Page: 292

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A leading figure of the postwar avant-garde, Danish artist Asger Jorn has long been recognized for his founding contributions to the Cobra and Situationist International movements - yet art historical scholarship on Jorn has been sparse, particularly in English. This study corrects that imbalance, offering a synthetic account of the essential phases of this prolific artist?s career. It addresses his works in various media alongside his extensive writings and his collaborations with various artists' groups from the 1940s through the mid-1960s. Situating Jorn's work in an international, post-Second World War context, Karen Kurczynski reframes our understanding of the 1950s, away from the Abstract-Expressionist focus on individual expression, toward a more open-ended conception of art as a public engagement with contemporary culture and politics. Kurczynski engages with issues of interest to twenty-first-century artists and scholars, highlighting Jorn's proposition that the sensory address of art and its complex relationship to popular media can have a direct social impact. Perhaps most significantly, this study foregrounds Jorn's assertion that creativity is crucial to subjectivity itself in our increasingly mediated 'Society of the Spectacle.'

The Art and Politics of Academic Governance

Relations among Boards, Presidents, and Faculty

Author: Kenneth P. Mortimer,Colleen O'Brien Sathre

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781607096597

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Using case studies and relevant literature, this book illustrates the challenges to legitimate, Shared-governance domains when the routine of the academy is forced to deal with big issues, often brought on by external forces. Mortimer and Sathre have gone beyond a discussion of faculty/administrative behavior by focusing on what happens when the legitimate governance claims of faculty, trustees, and presidents clash. They place these relationships in the broader context of internal institutional governance and analyze the dynamics that unfold when advocacy trumps collegiality. The book closes with a defense of shared governance and offers observations and practical suggestions about how the academy can share authority effectively and further achieve its mission.

Re-Use-The Art and Politics of Integration and Anxiety

Author: Julia A. B. Hegewald,Subrata K. Mitra

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 8132116666

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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Presented here is a novel approach to understanding the relationship between the past and the present using the unique concept of re-use, wherein elements from the past are strategically adapted into the present, and thus become part of a new modernity. The book uses this method as a heuristic tool for analysing and interpreting cultural and political changes and the transnational flow of ideas, concepts and objects. The chapters apply this concept to South Asia but the concept of re-use and the method of its application are both general and amenable to cross-cultural and comparative analysis. Re-use is a collection of well-researched and lucidly written scholarly articles that apply the concept of re-use to different aspects of cultural, political and material life-from art, architecture and jewellery to religion, statesmen and legislatures. By not treating artistic, political, religious and cultural developments as linear evolutions, this book encourages readers to understand them as a continuous modification of the past and a periodic return to earlier forms. Beautifully illustrated with exquisite images, and containing a scholarly bibliography pointing in the direction of hitherto unexplored terrain, this new text will be a source of inspiration to the specialist and a source of delight to the general reader.

Totalitarianism on Screen

The Art and Politics of The Lives of Others

Author: Carl Eric Scott,F. Flagg Taylor IV

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813145007

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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From its creation in 1950, to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the German Democratic Republic's Ministry for State Security closely monitored its nation's citizens. Known as the Staatssicherheit or Stasi, this organization was regarded as one of the most repressive intelligence agencies in the world. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's 2006 film The Lives of Others ( Das Leben der Anderen) has received international acclaim -- including an Academy Award, an Independent Spirit Award, and multiple German Film Awards -- for its moving portrayal of East German life under the pervasive surveillance of the Stasi. In Totalitarianism on Screen, political theorists Carl Eric Scott and F. Flagg Taylor IV assemble top scholars to analyze the film from philosophical and political perspectives. Their essays confront the nature and legacy of East Germany's totalitarian government and outline the reasons why such regimes endure. Other than magazine and newspaper reviews, little has been written about The Lives of Others. This volume brings German scholarship on the topic to an English-speaking audience for the first time and explores the issue of government surveillance at a time when the subject is often front-page news. Featuring contributions from German president Joachim Gauck, prominent singer-songwriter Wolf Biermann, journalists Paul Hockenos and Lauren Weiner, and noted scholars Paul Cantor and James Pontuso, Totalitarianism on Screen contributes to the growing scholarship on totalitarianism and will interest historians, political theorists, philosophers, and fans of the film.


100 Maps

The Science, Art and Politics of Cartography Throughout History

Author: John Owen Edward Clark

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402728859

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Presents a chronological overview of the history of cartography, from the earliest maps of prehistory to the engraved maps of the seventeenth century and beyond. Includes illustrations.

Anti-Book

On the Art and Politics of Radical Publishing

Author: Nicholas Thoburn

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452951993

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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No, Anti-Book is not a book about books. Not exactly. And yet it is a must for anyone interested in the future of the book. Presenting what he terms “a communism of textual matter,” Nicholas Thoburn explores the encounter between political thought and experimental writing and publishing, shifting the politics of text from an exclusive concern with content and meaning to the media forms and social relations by which text is produced and consumed. Taking a “post-digital” approach in considering a wide array of textual media forms, Thoburn invites us to challenge the commodity form of books—to stop imagining books as transcendent intellectual, moral, and aesthetic goods unsullied by commerce. His critique is, instead, one immersed in the many materialities of text. Anti-Book engages with an array of writing and publishing projects, including Antonin Artaud’s paper gris-gris, Valerie Solanas’s SCUM Manifesto, Guy Debord’s sandpaper-bound Mémoires, the collective novelist Wu Ming, and the digital/print hybrid of Mute magazine. Empirically grounded, it is also a major achievement in expressing a political philosophy of writing and publishing, where the materiality of text is interlaced with conceptual production. Each chapter investigates a different form of textual media in concert with a particular concept: the small-press pamphlet as “communist object,” the magazine as “diagrammatic publishing,” political books in the modes of “root” and “rhizome,” the “multiple single” of anonymous authorship, and myth as “unidentified narrative object.” An absorbingly written contribution to contemporary media theory in all its manifestations, Anti-Book will enrich current debates about radical publishing, artists’ books and other new genre and media forms in alternative media, art publishing, media studies, cultural studies, critical theory, and social and political theory.

Tony Kushner

New Essays on the Art and Politics of the Plays

Author: James Fisher

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786425369

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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Playwright Tony Kushner is a voice of intellectualism, neo-socialism, gay activism and political outrage in an era when the political pendulum has swayed to the right. Through scalding humor, thought, and compassion, he explores political dynamics and the human condition in the modern era, shedding light on and giving hope for the direst of circumstances. His best known work, Angels in America, delves beneath the anti-gay rhetoric and political superficiality of the AIDS pandemic to true suffering and transformation. His political epic Homebody/Kabul engages the issue of terrorism and conflicting fundamental beliefs. In this book 11 scholars explore the works of Tony Kushner across his career. Several address Angels: one explores the presentation of homosexuality by Kushner compared to that of Tennessee Williams, who wrote in a less tolerant era; another places Angels in the contexts of Hegel's concept of freedom and the gay revolution; a third discusses the play in terms of queer theory and politics. Homebody/Kabul is examined in two essays, one analyzing media reaction, the other exploring cultural and economic differences, religious fundamentalism and the "West's luxurious predominance in the world." Other studies address relationships in Kushner's works to William Inge's 1950 play Come Back, Little Sheba; the plays of experimentalist Adrienne Kennedy; and fascist creep in the era of playwrights W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood, among other topics.

The Art and Politics of College Teaching

A Practical Guide for the Beginning Professor

Author: Karl D. Hostetler,Robert McLaran Sawyer,Keith W. Prichard

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820452043

Category: Education

Page: 343

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In their programs, doctoral students learn their academic discipline. Less frequently are they taught how to be professors. New professors may have little if any knowledge about the different sorts of academic institutions in which they might obtain positions, the steps to be taken to secure a good job and be successful in it, and the legal and ethical dimensions of college teaching. This book offers graduate students and new professors some practical advice about how to negotiate their way through these often complicated issues. The book is written in essay style and presents the candid views of a number of new and experienced faculty members and administrators from across the United States.

Female parts

the art and politics of women playwrights

Author: Yvonne Hodkinson

Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 163

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The Art and Politics of Wana Shamanship

Author: Jane Monnig Atkinson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520078772

Category: History

Page: 365

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"This book is a marvelous counterpoint to the rich scholarship that has developed on the 'center' in Southeast Asian societies, providing for the first time an in-depth study of the play of personhood and power—and their historical transformations—on the Indonesian 'periphery.'"—Toby Alice Volkman, Social Science Research Council "A very important work, not only for the specialists of island Southeast Asia, but also for the general anthropologist. Atkinson accomplishes a number of tasks in fresh and innovative ways."—George E. Marcus, Rice University "Impressively informed by major theoretical issues, Atkinson's work at the same time brings her readers into the everyday world of the Wana in Sulawesi, Indonesia."—Renato Rosaldo, Stanford University

On Political Culture, Cultural Policy, Art and Politics

Author: Klaus Beyme

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319015591

Category: Law

Page: 159

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Klaus von Beyme is a distinguished German political scientist and recipient of the Mattei Dogan Award of Political Science (2012). In honour of his 80th birthday this book addresses political culture, cultural policy, art and politics. The first part on transformation theory analyses: “Historical Memories in Political Theories”, “Historical Memory in Nation-Building and the Building of Ethnic Subsystems”, “The Concept of Totalitarianism – A Reassessment After the Breakdown of Soviet Rule”, “Political Culture – A Concept from Ideological Refutation to Acceptance in the Soviet Social Sciences”, “Institutions and Political Culture in Post-Soviet Russia” and “Political and Economic Consolidation in Eastern Europe. Evidence from Empirical Data”. The second part on cultural policies addresses “Why is There No Political Science of the Arts?”, “Historical Memory and the Arts in the Era of the Avantgardes: Archaisme and Passéisme as a ‘passéisme of the future’”, and “Capital-building in Post-war Germany”.

In Fitting Memory

The Art and Politics of Holocaust Memorials

Author: Sybil Milton

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814343767

Category: Photography

Page: 352

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In Fitting Memory, a critical survey of Holocaust memorials and monuments in Europe, Israel, and the United States, focuses on the archeological remains at the original sites of Nazi terror which constituted the first postwar memorials.

How to Win the Nobel Prize

An Unexpected Life in Science

Author: J. Michael BISHOP

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674016255

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 287

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"Alongside his own story, that of a youthful humanist evolving into an ambivalent medical student, an accidental microbiologist, and finally a world-class researcher, Bishop gives us a fast-paced and engrossing tale of the microbe hunters. It is a narrative enlivened by vivid anecdotes about our deadliest microbial enemies - the Black Death, cholera, syphilis, tuberculosis, malaria, smallpox, HIV - and by biographical sketches of the scientists who led the fight against these scourges.".

What is Journalism?

The Art and Politics of a Rupture

Author: Chris Nash

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137399341

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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This book argues that journalism should treat itself as an academic discipline on a par with history, geography and sociology, and as an art form in its own right. Time, space, social relations and imagination are intrinsic to journalism. Chris Nash takes the major flaws attributed to journalism by its critics—a crude empiricism driven by an un-reflexive ‘news sense’; a narrow focus on a de-contextualised, transient present; and a too intimate familiarity with powerful sources—and treats them as methodological challenges. Drawing on the conceptual frameworks of Pierre Bourdieu, David Harvey, Henri Lefebvre, Michel-Rolph Trouillot and Gaye Tuchman, he explores the ways in which rigorous journalism practice can be theorised to meet these challenges. The argument proceeds through detailed case studies of work by two leading iconoclasts—the artist Hans Haacke and the 20th century journalist I.F. Stone. This deeply provocative and original study concludes that the academic understanding of journalism is fifty years behind its practice, and that it is long past time for scholars and practitioners to think about journalism as a disciplinary research practice. Drawing on an award-winning professional career and over three decades teaching journalism practice and theory, Chris Nash makes these ideas accessible to a broad readership among scholars, graduate students and thoughtful journalists looking for ways to expand the intellectual range of their work.

Relative/outsider

The Art and Politics of Identity Among Mixed Heritage Students

Author: Kendra R. Wallace

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567505504

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Provides insights into the developmental experiences of mixed heritage high school and university students, whose numbers have doubled in the U.S. every decade since the 1970s.

Embryo Politics

Ethics and Policy in Atlantic Democracies

Author: Thomas Banchoff

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801461071

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Since the first fertilization of a human egg in the laboratory in 1968, scientific and technological breakthroughs have raised ethical dilemmas and generated policy controversies on both sides of the Atlantic. Embryo, stem cell, and cloning research have provoked impassioned political debate about their religious, moral, legal, and practical implications. National governments make rules that govern the creation, destruction, and use of embryos in the laboratory-but they do so in profoundly different ways. In Embryo Politics, Thomas Banchoff provides a comprehensive overview of political struggles aboutembryo research during four decades in four countries-the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and France. Banchoff's book, the first of its kind, demonstrates the impact of particular national histories and institutions on very different patterns of national governance. Over time, he argues, partisan debate and religious-secular polarization have come to overshadow ethical reflection and political deliberation on the moral status of the embryo and the promise of biomedical research. Only by recovering a robust and public ethical debate will we be able to govern revolutionary life-science technologies effectively and responsibly into the future.

Die Strategien der Turtle Trader

Geheime Methoden, die gewöhnliche Menschen in legendäre Trader verwandeln

Author: Curtis Faith

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3960920776

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Es war im Jahre 1983, als der bekannte Futures Spekulant Richard Dennis mit seinem langjährigen Freund William (Bill) Eckhardt eine andauernde Diskussion über den Ursprung der Fähigkeit erfolgreichen Tradings führte. Dabei ging es um die grundlegende Frage, ob die Fähigkeit fü;r erfolgreiches Trading Naturgegeben ist oder ob dies das Resultat eines erfolgreichen Lernprozesses sei. Richard Dennis war der Überzeugung, dass es möglich sein sollte, Leute so zu unterrichten, dass diese erfolgreiche Trader werden können. Bill dagegen glaubte, dass die Fähigkeiten für erfolgreiches Trading durch die Genetik festgelegt sein und auf Begabung beruhe. Eine Wette sollte die Entscheidung bringen. Im Wallstreet Journal und im Barron ́s wurden Anzeigen geschaltet. Auf diese Annoncen meldeten sich über 1000 Probanden aus denen nur 80 zu persönlichen Gesprächen vorgeladen wurden. Letztendlich wurden nur zehn Personen ausgewählt, die in die "Geheimnisse" des Tradens eingeführt wurden. Dafür mussten sie sich verpflichten zwanzig Jahre Stillschweigen zu bewaren. Einer von ihnen war der 19 jährige Curtis Faith. Er veröffentlicht nun im FinanzBuch Verlag mit "Die Strategien der Turtle Trader" das erste Buch, welches die Legenden und Gerüchte um diese spektakuläre Geschichte entmystifizieren soll. "Die Strategien der Turtle Trader" deckt das gesamte Experiment auf und erklärt genau was ihnen gelehrt wurde und wie sie tradeten. Es gibt die Details zu einigen ihrer größten Trades und zu den Regeln, die hinter dem Timing standen, preis. So liefert es dem Leser einen Eindruck davon, welche Fähigkeiten und welches Wissen nötig sind, um Millionen in den internationalen Finanzmärkten zu verdienen.