The Politics of Reality

"This is radical feminist theory at its best: clear, careful and critical."--SIGNS "For anyone first coming to feminism, these essays serve as a backdrop . . . for understanding the basic, early and continuing perspectives of feminists.

The Politics of Reality

Politics of Reality includes essays that examine sexism, the exploitation of women, the gay rights movement and other topics from a feminist perspective. "This is radical feminist theory at its best: clear, careful and critical."--SIGNS "For anyone first coming to feminism, these essays serve as a backdrop . . . for understanding the basic, early and continuing perspectives of feminists. And for all of us they provide a theoretical framework in which to read the present as well as the past."--Women's Review of Books "The style is both scholarly and direct without being ponderous. Frye makes a concerted effort to stimulate discussion, as opposed to arguing unopposed, so that much of the work is novel and candid. . . . An important addition to a complete feminist library."--Choice

The Politics of Reality

Essays examine sexism, the gay rights movement, the exploitation of women by men, and other topics from a feminist perspective.

The Politics of Reality

Essays examine sexism, the gay rights movement, the exploitation of women by men, and other topics from a feminist perspective.

The Politics of Reality

"This is radical feminist theory at its best: clear, careful and critical."--SIGNS "For anyone first coming to feminism, these essays serve as a backdrop . . . for understanding the basic, early and continuing perspectives of feminists.

The Politics of Reality

Essays examine sexism, the gay rights movement, the exploitation of women by men, and other topics from a feminist perspective

Constructivism in International Relations

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Constructivism in International Relations

Zehfuss critiques constructivist theories of international relations, arguing that they stop us from acting responsibly.

The Politics of Reality Television

Reality TV's multiple incarnations remind us that translocal connections runin
multiple and often unexpected directions,and that ... politics of representation of
the global both in local/national cultural texts andin ouracademic discourse about
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The Politics of Reality Television

The Politics of Reality Television encompasses an international selection of expert contributions who consider the specific ways media migrations test our understanding of, and means of investigating, reality television across the globe. The book addresses a wide range of topics, including: the global circulation and local adaptation of reality television formats and franchises the production of fame and celebrity around hitherto "ordinary" people the transformation of self under the public eye the tensions between fierce loyalties to local representatives and imagined communities bonding across regional and ethnic divides the struggle over the meanings and values of reality television across a range of national, regional, gender, class and religious contexts. This book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students on a range of Media and Television Studies courses, particularly those on the globalisation of television and media, and reality television.

Defining Reality

Defining Reality


Political Illusion and Reality

In his vast and penetrating writings, Bordeaux sociologist Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) points in those directions. Political Illusion and Reality is a collection of twenty-three essays on Ellul's political thought.

Political Illusion and Reality

Are all governments--east and west, Muslim and secular, authoritarian and constitutional, Republican and Democratic--fundamentally the same, all of them under the extraordinary, growing power of "technique" and bureaucracy? Is all politics, then, just an illusory affair of lies, deception, propaganda, partisan passions, and chaos on the surface of government and party? In his vast and penetrating writings, Bordeaux sociologist Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) points in those directions. Political Illusion and Reality is a collection of twenty-three essays on Ellul's political thought. Veteran as well as younger Ellul scholars, political leaders, activists, and pastors, discuss aspects of Ellul's thought as they relate to their own fields of study and political experience. Beginning with his 1936 essay "Fascism, Son of Liberalism," translated and published here in English for the first time, Ellul and these authors will provoke readers to think some new thoughts about politics and government, and think more deeply about the main issues we face in our politically divided and troubled times.

Tribal Warfare

The first book to explore the premise of "Survivor as society," this work serves as both an analysis of a popular television program and a highly-readable primer for those new to critical theory."--BOOK JACKET.

Tribal Warfare

The first book to explore the premise of "Survivor as society," this work serves as both an analysis of a popular television program and a highly-readable primer for those new to critical theory."--BOOK JACKET.

Group Psychotherapy and Political Reality

Table of Contents: Process Groups and Their Roots in Holistic Group Therapy; Rousseau's Social Contract and the Politics of the Group as a Whole; Group Development I: From Tribes to Nations and from Monarchy to Anarchy; Group Development II ...

Group Psychotherapy and Political Reality

Table of Contents: Process Groups and Their Roots in Holistic Group Therapy; Rousseau's Social Contract and the Politics of the Group as a Whole; Group Development I: From Tribes to Nations and from Monarchy to Anarchy; Group Development II: From Fascism and Communism to Liberal and Social Democracy; Leadership I: Leader Functions and the Critical Role of Communication; Leadership II: Patterns of Authority and Power; Self Transformation I: The Structure and Mutability of Self; Self Transformation II: Resolving Impediments to Intersubjective Communication; Groups within Groups I: Subgrouping Dynamics in Large and Small Social Systems; Groups within Groups II: Subgrouping in the Therapy and Training Group and Beyond; New Groups for Old I: Groups to Resolve Conflicts Between Groups; New Groups for Old II: Working Through Chronic Adversarial Belief Systems

Eric Voegelin

During his distinguished academic career, Eric Voegelin was described as the most important philosopher of history and consciousness since Toynbee; similarly, Voegelin has been interpreted by his critics using virtually every ideological ...

Eric Voegelin

During his distinguished academic career, Eric Voegelin was described as the most important philosopher of history and consciousness since Toynbee; similarly, Voegelin has been interpreted by his critics using virtually every ideological label available: fascist, communist, liberal, conservative, existentialist, fideist, socialist, reactionary, Jew, Catholic, and Protestant. With startling new insights into the theoretical foundations of Voegelin's writings, Heilke's gripping analysis and compelling conclusions demonstrate how his subject was primarily a philosopher in quest of reality, and why no ideological category can grasp the core of such an intellectual journey.

Chicano Politics

How a new style of politics coalesced into an ethnic populism known as the Chicano movement.

Chicano Politics

How a new style of politics coalesced into an ethnic populism known as the Chicano movement.

Inventing Reality

Argues that the news media are subtly controlled by sponsors and the government, shows examples of press bias, and identifies the means by which the media misrepresent reality For many people an issue does not exist until appears in the ...

Inventing Reality

Argues that the news media are subtly controlled by sponsors and the government, shows examples of press bias, and identifies the means by which the media misrepresent reality

Trans Reality Television

The chapters in this volume are divided into four sections, all of which deal with how we see the fluid social at work in reality television through the trans-real, trans-politics, trans-genre, and trans-audience.

Trans Reality Television

Trans-Reality Television offers an overview of contributions which engage with the phenomenon of reality television as a tool to reflect on societal and mediated transformations and transgressions. The chapters in this volume are divided into four sections, all of which deal with how we see the fluid social at work in reality television through the trans-real, trans-politics, trans-genre, and trans-audience.

Reel Politics

Chapters in this edited volume explore reality television’s place within contemporary media landscape in terms of its potential for political engagement.

Reel Politics

In the mid-1980s, Neil Postman claimed that television made entertainment the natural format for the representation of all experience. While Postman’s argument still is pertinent to a description of contemporary television shows, it also seems increasingly more accurate to argue that “reality-based” entertainment is quickly becoming the referential format for televisual representations of our experience in the 21st century. Chapters in this edited volume explore reality television’s place within contemporary media landscape in terms of its potential for political engagement. The authors engage with a variety of issues such as politics of authenticity and performance, audience reception of political issues, ethics and media regulation, politics of self-presentation, modernity, and collective identity. The diversity of perspectives and issues presented in this book cautions readers both against quickly dismissing reality television’s potential as a platform for political discourse and against subscribing to the celebratory rhetoric regarding the democratic potential of reality television. Reel Politics: Reality Television as a Platform for Political Discourse furthers our understanding of the semiotic openness of the reality text and the variations in social, cultural and political contexts across which the reality television genre formulas migrate.

Fantastic reality Marxism and the politics of religion

Aristotle The Politics London 1992, p56. 23. http://www.constitution.org/eb/
rev_fran.htm. 24. See V Reynolds and R Tanner The biology of religion London
1983. 25. Quoted in R Dawkins The god delusion, p187. Daniel Dennet and Scott
Atran ...

Fantastic reality  Marxism and the politics of religion


Odd Fellows in the Politics of Religion

... was not with his objective but rather with his choice of precisely whose
representation of political reality would triumph. The so-called “restoration” which
succeeded Napoleon was a continuation of the emperor's politics rather than a
break ...

 Odd  Fellows in the Politics of Religion

The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems – both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic case or comparative studies that exhibit a clear theoretical orientation with the empirical and historical data of religion and such aspects of religion as ritual, the religious imagination, constructions of tradition, iconography, or media. In addition, the formation of religious communities, their construction of identity, and their relation to society and the wider public are key issues of this series.

The Politics of Postmodernity

1 Twenty-eight years after the original French publication of his dissertation, we
may look back over Madison's work and interpret it as working out Merleau-
Ponty's insights into the implications of contingency for human political reality
within ...

The Politics of Postmodernity

The Politics of Postmodernity outlines in a clear and coherent manner the implications for political theory that are inherent in philosophical hermeneutics. Hermeneutics is not only a general theory of human understanding, it is also, in terms of its practical consequences, a general Theory of Democracy. This book demonstrates, with reference to current debates, how hermeneutical theory provides the ultimate philosophical justification for democratic practice and universal human rights. One of the book's most significant features is the way in which it attempts to work through postmodernism and the way in which throughout it shows how hermeneutics, while fully a form of `postmodern' thought, is nevertheless distinctive in this regard in eschewing all forms of relativism and in resolutely defending a nonessentialist universalism. This book will be of interest to all those concerned with the fate of the core values traditionally defended by philosophy and, indeed, with the future of philosophy itself after postmodernity.

Lacan and the Political

If up to now our main focus was reality in general (especially in the last part of
Chapter 2), I will start Chapter 3 by rearticulating some of the conclusions of the
previous chapter but this time with particular reference to the field of political
reality.

Lacan and the Political

The work of Jacques Lacan is second only to Freud in its impact on psychoanalysis. Yannis Stavrakakis clearly examines Lacan's challenging views on time, history, language, alterity, desire and sexuality from a political standpoint. It is the first book to provide an overview of the social and political implications of Lacan's work as a whole for students coming to Lacan for the first time. The first part of Lacan and the Political offers a straightforward and systematic assessment of the importance of Lacan's categories and theoretical constructions for concrete political analysis. The second half of the book applies Lacanian theory to specific examples of widely discussed political issues, such as Green ideology, the question of democracy and the hegemony of advertising in contemporary culture.

The Politics of Humanity

This book exposes how difficult this job is, as well as analysing and exploring in great depth the wider policy questions of the role.

The Politics of Humanity

John Holmes was the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs from 2007 until 2010. His work took him to some of the most troubled areas of the world: to Sri Lanka, Darfur, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, among other places, and exposed him to the harsh realities of humanitarian aid. Frequently he found that the UN's humanitarian programmes in these hotspots were tolerated but consistently undermined and mistrusted by both sides in any conflict, and its efforts to protect civilians and provide humanitarian relief frustrated by people working for purely political ends. Clear-eyed about the realities of development aid, Holmes realised early on that his role was to be a voice to the voiceless. THE POLITICS OF HUMANITY exposes, in often depressing detail, how difficult this job is, as well as analysing and exploring in great depth the wider policy questions of his role.