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10. Unfinished taskssolidarity, resistance, and global society

10. Unfinished tasks: solidarity, resistance, and global society  

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2 ed.)

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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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9780190692704
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10.1093/actrade/9780190692674.003.0011
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The Frankfurt School never really thought about the world beyond Europe, the Soviet Union, and the United States. But there exists a global totality in which the most basic principles of ... More
11. Foucault after Foucault

11. Foucault after Foucault  

Gary Gutting

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction (2 ed.)

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
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9780191868849
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10.1093/actrade/9780198830788.003.0011
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Foucault died leaving a large body of lectures and drafts unpublished. Of particular importance were thirteen years of lectures he delivered at the Collège de France, from 1971 to 1984. ... More
9. Modern sex

9. Modern sex  

Gary Gutting

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction (2 ed.)

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
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9780191868849
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10.1093/actrade/9780198830788.003.0009
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Foucault was as unwilling to accept an identity based on his sexuality as he was on any other area of his life. His interest was, as always, an academic one. He was interested in gay ... More
10. Ancient sex

10. Ancient sex  

Gary Gutting

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction (2 ed.)

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Sep 2019
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Towards the end of his life, Foucault’s topic of exploration turned to the ethical formation of the self, which emerged from his analysis of modern power relations. ‘Ancient sex’ looks at ... More
7. Michel Foucault and governmentality

7. Michel Foucault and governmentality  

Richard Whatmore

in The History of Political Thought: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2021
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Nov 2021
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9780191888144
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10.1093/actrade/9780198853725.003.0007
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‘Michel Foucault and governmentality’ talks about Michel Foucault, who is often associated with the poststructuralist and postmodernist ideas of Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, and ... More
2. Bee Larvae and Onion Soup: Culture

2. Bee Larvae and Onion Soup: Culture  

John Monaghan and Peter Just

in Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776335
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853462.003.0003
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‘Bee Larvae and Onion Soup’ considers ‘culture’ — the human characteristic to conceptualize the world and to communicate those conceptions symbolically. Varying definitions of culture are ... More
1. Before sexuality

1. Before sexuality  

Véronique Mottier

in Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777196
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10.1093/actrade/9780199298020.003.0002
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The ancients did not define themselves in terms of their sexual identities. The idea of classifying people according to sexual partner would have seemed bizarre to them. Sexual culture ... More
4. The state in the bedroom

4. The state in the bedroom  

Véronique Mottier

in Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777196
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10.1093/actrade/9780199298020.003.0005
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The sexual revolution of the 1960s, brought on by reliable methods of contraception, the legalization of abortion, and the relaxation of moral controls led to greater openness, legal ... More
1. Madness unbound

1. Madness unbound  

Andrew Scull

in Madness: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778230
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10.1093/actrade/9780199608034.003.0001
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‘Madness unbound ’ explores social responses to madness. Our interpretations of it, and our notions of what is to be done about it, have varied remarkably over the centuries. Our early ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Chris Shilling

in The Body: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191802164
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10.1093/actrade/9780198739036.003.0001
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Our embodied existence can be seen as a foundation on which to build an empirically informed yet distinctive approach to the analysis of society, identity, culture, and history. The ... More
4. Governing bodies

4. Governing bodies  

Chris Shilling

in The Body: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191802164
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10.1093/actrade/9780198739036.003.0005
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Theories of governance—how rule or regulation is accomplished across nations, institutions, and organizations—have long included a focus on strategies states pursue in seeking to control ... More
Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

Foucault: A Very Short Introduction (2 ed.)  

Gary Gutting

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
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9780191868849
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10.1093/actrade/9780198830788.001.0001
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Foucault: A Very Short Introduction presents a wide-ranging, but non-systematic exploration of some highlights of Foucault’s life and thought. Beginning with a brief biography ... More
1. Lives and works

1. Lives and works  

Gary Gutting

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction (2 ed.)

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
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9780191868849
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Very little is known about Foucault’s personal life and we can only speculate about its relation to his work. Why do we need to? Much of Foucault’s existence was centred on writing. ‘Lives ... More
5. Psychiatry under attack—inside and out

5. Psychiatry under attack—inside and out  

Tom Burns

in Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction (2 ed.)

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191865145
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10.1093/actrade/9780198826200.003.0005
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9780198826200
‘Psychiatry under attack’ focuses on the contradictions inherent in psychiatry. The mind–brain relationship is the big issue in psychiatry. It would be simple if psychiatry were just about ... More
Film Noir: A Very Short Introduction

Film Noir: A Very Short Introduction  

James Naremore

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191834035
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10.1093/actrade/9780198791744.001.0001
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9780198791744
Film noir is usually associated with a series of darkly seductive Hollywood thrillers from the 1940s and 1950s—shadowy, black-and-white pictures about private eyes, femme fatales, outlaw ... More
6. The afterlife of noir

6. The afterlife of noir  

James Naremore

in Film Noir: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191834035
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10.1093/actrade/9780198791744.003.0006
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Noir continues to be an unusually flexible, pervasive, and durable mood or narrative tendency, embracing different media and different national cultures. Its moods and imagery have been ... More
2. Reading Stoics todayEpictetus, Marcus Aurelius, and even Seneca

2. Reading Stoics today: Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, and even Seneca  

Brad Inwood

in Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191828973
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10.1093/actrade/9780198786665.003.0002
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For modern readers, despite not being typical representatives of the school, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius are the foundation for our understanding of Stoicism for two reasons. First, ... More
6. The masked philosopher

6. The masked philosopher  

Gary Gutting

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction (2 ed.)

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Sep 2019
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Foucault sometimes admitted and sometimes denied that he was a philosopher. ‘The masked philosopher’ asks what a philosopher is and ponders whether Foucault really was a philosopher. Is ... More
3. Politics

3. Politics  

Gary Gutting

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction (2 ed.)

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Sep 2019
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9780191868849
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9780198830788
It is difficult to classify Foucault in political terms and he was quite proud of that. ‘Politics’ explains that Foucault, like many other intellectuals of his generation, grew up in the ... More
5. Genealogy

5. Genealogy  

Gary Gutting

in Foucault: A Very Short Introduction (2 ed.)

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Sep 2019
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Sep 2019
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9780191868849
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10.1093/actrade/9780198830788.003.0005
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9780198830788
In using the term ‘genealogy’, Foucault proclaimed his connection to Nietzsche. ‘Genealogy’ analyses what Foucault thought about the genealogical method, how it compared to Nietzsche’s, and ... More

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