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Philology in the Making
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Release date: 2019-03-27

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Philology in the Making

Analog/Digital Cultures of Scholarly Writing and Reading

Philological practices have served to secure and transmit textual sources for centuries. However – this volume contends –, it is only in the light of the current radical media change labeled ›digital turn‹ that the material and technological prerequisites of the theory and practice of philology become fully visible. The seventeen studies by scholars from the universities of Budapest and Cologne assembled here investigate these recent transformations of our techniques of writing and reading by critically examining core approaches to the history and epistemology of the humanities. Thus, a broad praxeological overview of basic cultural techniques of collective memory is unfolded.
The Politics of Affective Societies
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The Politics of Affective Societies

An Interdisciplinary Essay

Many claim that political deliberation has become exceedingly affective and hence destabilizing. While the authors of this book agree that significant changes are happening, they remain skeptical that contemporary democratic theory offers the adequate tools to sufficiently understand these shifts. They propose to reframe the debate by deploying the analytic framework of affective societies – claiming that in all aspects of the social, affect and emotion are present. What changes over time and place are modes and calibrations of affective and emotional registers. In this line of thinking, this book offers a now outline of the political.
Living Together – Roland Barthes, the Individual and the Community
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Release date: 2018-10-11

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Living Together – Roland Barthes, the Individual and the Community
A well-written anthology of academic essays developing on Roland Barthes' ideas on "How to live together".
Imagining Earth
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Release date: 2017-07-19

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Imagining Earth

Concepts of Wholeness in Cultural Constructions of Our Home Planet

Imagining Earth gathers interdisciplinary perspectives on the medial, philosophical and literary conditions of the emergence and popularization of the central object of current environmental and ecocritical discussions: Planet Earth.
Resistance
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Release date: 2017-06-14

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Resistance

Subjects, Representations, Contexts

This volume explores phenomena of resistance in a range of historical and contemporary environments, thus opening up a theoretical dialogue on terms and concepts of resistance both in and across disciplines.
Chaos in the Contact Zone
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Release date: 2017-05-29

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Chaos in the Contact Zone

Unpredictability, Improvisation and the Struggle for Control in Cultural Encounters

Chaos and Control are two of the most productive outcomes and interpretative schemes for cultural encounters – and their impact is culturally and historically diverse.
Culinary Turn
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Release date: 2017-05-15

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Culinary Turn

Aesthetic Practice of Cookery
(in collaboration with Anneli Käsmayr and in editorial cooperation with Raphaela Reinmann)

Cooking, eating and nutrition have become omnipresent cultural topics. This volume investigates the dimensions of a culinary turn, combining for the first time the theory and practice of cooking.
Re-thinking Ressentiment
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Release date: 2016-04-27

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Re-thinking Ressentiment

On the Limits of Criticism and the Limits of its Critics

Undermining credibility: These essays address the relationship between »Ressentiment«, power, and dissent in a range of historical and contemporary discourses.
Revealing Tacit Knowledge
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Release date: 2015-03-19

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Revealing Tacit Knowledge

Embodiment and Explication

The contributions in this volume examine how tacit knowledge reveals itself, how it becomes tangible and how it inscribes itself into cultural and social practices. Featuring interviews with Mark Johnson, Theodore Schatzki, and Loïc Wacquant.
Bodies We Fail
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Release date: 2014-09-08

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Bodies We Fail

Productive Embodiments of Imperfection

Bodies out of order: Failing bodies in art expose and challenge the restraints of visual cultural norms.
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