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Author : Nato Thompson
language : en
Publisher: Melville House
Release Date : 2015-08-18
Download Seeing Power written by Nato Thompson and has been published by Melville House this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2015-08-18 with Art categories.
In our chaotic world of co-opted imagery, does art still have power? A fog of images and information permeates the world nowadays: from advertising, television, radio, and film to the glut produced by the new economy and the rise of social media . . . where even our friends suddenly seem to be selling us the ultimate product: themselves. Here, Nato Thompson—one of the country’s most celebrated young curators and critics—investigates what this deluge means for those dedicated to socially engaged art and activism. How can anyone find a voice and make change in a world flooded with such pseudo-art? How are we supposed to discern what’s true in the product emanating from the ceaseless machine of consumer capitalism, a machine that appropriates from art history, and now from the methods of grassroots political organizing and even social networking? Thompson’s invigorating answers to those questions highlights the work of some of the most innovative and interesting artists and activists working today, as well as institutions that empower their communities to see power and reimagine it. From cooperative housing to anarchist infoshops to alternative art venues, Seeing Power reveals ways that art today can and does inspire innovation and dramatic transformation . . . perhaps as never before.
Author : Ann E. Kingsolver
language : en
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release Date : 1998
Download More Than Class written by Ann E. Kingsolver and has been published by SUNY Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1998 with Social Science categories.
Examines the changing texture of power relations in non-traditional U.S. worksites.
Author : Scott L. Montgomery
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2017-09-14
Download Seeing The Light The Case For Nuclear Power In The 21st Century written by Scott L. Montgomery and has been published by Cambridge University Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2017-09-14 with Law categories.
Nuclear power is not an option for the future but an absolute necessity. Global threats of climate change and lethal air pollution, killing millions each year, make it clear that nuclear and renewable energy must work together, as non-carbon sources of energy. Fortunately, a new era of growth in this energy source is underway in developing nations, though not yet in the West. Seeing the Light is the first book to clarify these realities and discuss their implications for coming decades. Readers will learn how, why, and where the new nuclear era is happening, what new technologies are involved, and what this means for preventing the proliferation of weapons. This book is the best work available for becoming fully informed about this key subject, for students, the general public, and anyone interested in the future of energy production, and, thus, the future of humanity on planet Earth.
Author : Erik Walter
language : en
Publisher: Erik Walter
Release Date : 2013-09-15
Download The Secret To Wealth Power Weight Loss Eating Ice Cream And Seeing Rainbows written by Erik Walter and has been published by Erik Walter this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2013-09-15 with categories.
You may be sitting there thinking “wow! my life could be better!” or you may be thinking “I’m so jealous I could spit”, or possibly “where is my mocha latte”, but even if you’re thinking “eh, my life is really good too”, in fact especially if you’re thinking that last part, you need to read this book. If you think your life is “good enough”, you need this book to see how much better it could be. If you think your life needs fixing, it probably does. If you think your pajamas are the perfect size for elephants, they probably are. If you can’t remember the last time you saw a rainbow, then this book is exactly what you need. Buy two because you’re probably going to lose one along the way (especially in step 36: “Throwing books at strangers”).
Author : Damion Searls
language : en
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2017-02-23
Download The Inkblots written by Damion Searls and has been published by Simon and Schuster this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2017-02-23 with Self-Help categories.
'Searls restores much of [the inkblot test's] potency in this rich and resonant book . . . Even in the age of alternative facts, there are still right answers, and wrong ones, and the inkblots still ring true’ Sunday Times ‘A marvelous book about how one man and his enigmatic test came to shape our collective imagination. The Rorschach test is a great subject and The Inkblots is worthy of it: beguiling, fascinating, and full of new discoveries every time you look.’ David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z and Killers of the Flower Moon ‘It seems incredible that no one before Damion Searls has ever written a biography of Rorschach… His early death may have deterred other would-be biographers, but Searls sails past it with style: the second half of his book traces the fortunes of Rorschach’s famous test, which became a household word in America after World War II, when the U.S. Army used it on draftees. Searls uses this unlikely-seeming artifact to illuminate two histories, one scientific, the other cultural, both full of surprises.’ Lorin Stein, The Paris Review ‘This excellent book begins as a biography and becomes, when [Rorschach] suddenly dies of a ruptured appendix at the age of thirty-seven, a cultural history of his creation.’ Harper's The captivating, untold story of Hermann Rorschach and his famous inkblot test, which has shaped our view of human personality and become a fixture in popular culture. In 1917, working alone in a remote Swiss asylum, psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach devised an experiment to probe the human mind. He had come to believe that who we are is less a matter of what we say, as Freud thought, than what we see. Rorschach himself was a talented illustrator, and his test, a set of ten carefully designed inkblots, quickly made its way to America, where it took on a life of its own. Co-opted by the military after Pearl Harbor, Rorschach’s test was a fixture at the Nuremberg trials and in the jungles of Vietnam. It became an advertising staple, a cliché in Hollywood and journalism, and an inspiration to everyone from Andy Warhol to Jay-Z. The test was also taken by millions of defendants, job applicants, parents in custody battles and people suffering from mental illness – or simply trying to understand themselves better. And it is still used today. Damion Searls draws on untranslated letters and diaries, and a cache of previously unknown interviews with Rorschach’s family, friends and colleagues, to tell the unlikely story of the test’s creation, its controversial reinvention and its remarkable endurance. Elegant and original, The Inkblots shines a light on the twentieth century’s most visionary synthesis of art and science.
Author : Peggy DesAutels
language : en
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2001-01-01
Download Feminists Doing Ethics written by Peggy DesAutels and has been published by Rowman & Littlefield this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2001-01-01 with Philosophy categories.
As the initial book in the Feminist Constructions series, Feminists Doing Ethics broaches the ideas of critiquing social practice and developing an ethics of universal justness. The essays collected within explore the intricacies and impact of reasoned moral action, the virtues of character, and the empowering responsibility that comes with morality. These and other essays were taken from Feminist Ethics Revisited: An International Conference on Feminist Ethics held in October of 1999. Waugh and DesAutels bring to light in these pages work discussed at this conference that extends our understanding of morality and ourselves. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Author : Ingrid Spronck
language : en
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Release Date :
Download The Power Of Insight written by Ingrid Spronck and has been published by Cosimo, Inc. this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on with Business & Economics categories.
Top leaders must have vision -- "aha" moments when one sees clearly. But can these flashes of breakthrough thinking be created? And can they be turned into tangible results? In THE POWER OF INSIGHT, you will learn how to develop the ability to see in a new way and then act on your vision. You'll discover how to connect your reason and emotions while integrating clarity and soul into your strategy. You'll overcome apathy and anxiety, create change, and inspire others. You'll become a leader.