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6. Language, truth, and care

6. Language, truth, and care  

Michael Inwood

in Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2019
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Jan 2019
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9780191867095
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10.1093/actrade/9780198828662.003.0006
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‘Language, truth, and care’ examines how interpretations of the world can be formed and communicated. Language emerges from interpretation and consists of a multiplicity of meanings. Words ... More
4. Difference or truth?

4. Difference or truth?  

Catherine Belsey

in Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775437
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801807.003.0004
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There are many examples in literature of playing with gender or reality. Is the narrator a woman? Are they talking from beyond the grave or is death a metaphor? ‘Difference or truth?’ ... More
2. Difference and culture

2. Difference and culture  

Catherine Belsey

in Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775437
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801807.003.0002
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Barthes's well-known text Mythologies, published in 1957, sets out to expose what was at stake in the representation of the everyday. Myth, Barthes explains, converts history into nature. ... More
7. Spectres in the prison garden

7. Spectres in the prison garden  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775703
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0007
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9780192803016
As well as being a man of style, Mandela is a man of strict physical discipline. He was able to survive stringent circumstances so effectively as he excelled at stringency. ‘Spectres in the ... More
6. Masculine performer

6. Masculine performer  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775703
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0006
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Mandela has a talent for adopting different guises. He has a theatrical flair for costume and gesture, and he was shrewdly aware of the power of image. ‘Masculine performer’ explores ... More
Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

Derrida: A Very Short Introduction  

Simon Glendinning

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191775796
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803450.001.0001
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9780192803450
Derrida: A Very Short Introduction explores both the difficulty and significance of the work of Derrida. It explains the theory of deconstruction, presenting Derrida's ... More
Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction

Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction  

Catherine Belsey

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Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775437
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801807.001.0001
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9780192801807
Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction traces the key arguments that have led poststructuralists to challenge traditional theories of language and culture. What is ... More
3. Difference and desire

3. Difference and desire  

Catherine Belsey

in Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775437
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801807.003.0003
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9780192801807
We do our best to become what language tells us we are: ‘he’ or ‘she’. ‘Difference and desire’ considers how ideas of identity and gender come from language and the effects of culture on ... More
Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Butler

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775550
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802392.001.0001
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9780192802392
How can postmodernism be defined? Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction challenges and explores the key ideas of postmodernists, and their engagement with theory, literature, the visual ... More
8. After Auschwitz

8. After Auschwitz  

Steven Beller

in Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
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9780191792335
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724834.003.0008
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9780198724834
‘After Auschwitz’ looks at the post-Holocaust world and analyses how antisemitism came to be discredited and exposed as fraud. Nationalism is regarded as the most potent source of the ... More
1. Mandela: story and symbol

1. Mandela: story and symbol  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775703
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0001
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Nelson Mandela is one of the world's longest-detained prisoners, a universal symbol of social justice, and a man who stands for non-racialism and democracy. ‘Mandela: story and symbol’ ... More
1. A zone of freedom?

1. A zone of freedom?  

Julian Stallabrass

in Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191776175
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10.1093/actrade/9780192806468.003.0001
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9780192806468
The contemporary art world exists beyond the borders of normal rules and behaviours. Artists have freedom to choose their own meaning and audiences have freedom in the ways they can ... More
7. Can crime fiction be taken seriously?

7. Can crime fiction be taken seriously?  

Richard Bradford

in Crime Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2015
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May 2015
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9780191785801
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10.1093/actrade/9780199658787.003.0007
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9780199658787
The answer to this question is yes. ‘Can crime fiction be taken seriously?’ concludes that there are crime novelists whose work engages with profound social, moral, and existential issues, ... More
Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction

Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Steven Beller

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
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9780191792335
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724834.001.0001
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9780198724834
Antisemitism, as hatred of Jews and Judaism, has been a central problem of Western civilization for millennia. Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction untangles the history of the ... More
Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction  

Elleke Boehmer

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775703
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.001.0001
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9780192803016
Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction explores the reasons why Mandela's story is so important, and what his achievements signify. It shows how our picture of Mandela is ... More
2. New ways of seeing the world

2. New ways of seeing the world  

Christopher Butler

in Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775550
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802392.003.0002
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9780192802392
‘New ways of seeing the world’ shows that a great deal of postmodernist theory depends on the maintenance of a sceptical attitude. Philosopher Jean-François Lyotard's attacked two master ... More

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