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Political Philosophy Comes to Rick's

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ISBN 10 : 0739111132
Pages : 200 pages
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Download Political Philosophy Comes to Rick's PDF Full Free by James F. Pontuso and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2005 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Political Philosophy Comes to Rick's focuses on reading one of the world's most watched films, Casablanca, politically. Contributors contend that the popularity of the film lies in its ability to present American civic culture, the American character, if you will, in a thoughtful, dramatic, and enduring way.


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The Political Theory of Aristophanes

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ISBN 10 : 9781438450032
Pages : 370 pages
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Download The Political Theory of Aristophanes PDF Full Free by Jeremy J. Mhire and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2014-04-01 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the political dimensions of Aristophanes’ comic poetry. This original and wide-ranging collection of essays offers, for the first time, a comprehensive examination of the political dimensions of that madcap comic poet Aristophanes. Rejecting the claim that Aristophanes is little more than a mere comedian, the contributors to this fascinating volume demonstrate that Aristophanes deserves to be placed in the ranks of the greatest Greek political thinkers. As these essays reveal, all of Aristophanes’ plays treat issues of fundamental political importance, from war and peace, poverty and wealth, the relation between the sexes, demagoguery and democracy to the role of philosophy and poetry in political society. Accessible to students as well as scholars, The Political Theory of Aristophanes can be utilized easily in the classroom, but at the same time serve as a valuable source for those conducting more advanced research. Whether the field is political philosophy, classical studies, history, or literary criticism, this work will make it necessary to reconceptualize how we understand this great Athenian poet and force us to recognize the political ramifications and underpinnings of his uproarious comedies.


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ISBN 10 : 9781498585903
Pages : 244 pages
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Download Politics, Literature, and Film in Conversation PDF Full Free by Matthew D. Dinan and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-05-04 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inspired and in honor of the work of noted political theorist Mary P. Nichols, the essays in this volume explore political ideas and implications in a range of works of philosophy, literature, and film from classical antiquity to the present day, creating an interdisciplinary conversation across genres.


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Lincoln and the Politics of Christian Love

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ISBN 10 : 9780826272065
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Lincoln and the Politics of Christian Love PDF Full Free by Grant N. Havers and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 2009-11-13 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: America has seen faith-based initiatives and “the audacity of hope” in twenty-first-century politics, but few participants in our political scene have invoked the other Christian virtue of charity as a guiding principle. Abraham Lincoln extolled the merit of “loving thy neighbor as thyself,” especially as a critique of the hypocrisy of slavery, but a discussion of Christian love is noticeably absent from today’s debates about religion and democracy. In this provocative book, Grant Havers argues that charity is a central tenet of what Lincoln once called America’s “political religion.” He explores the implications of making Christian love the highest moral standard for American democracy, showing how Lincoln’s legacy demands that a true democracy be charitable toward all—and that only a people who lived according to such ideals could succeed in building democracy as Lincoln understood it. Havers argues that it is simplistic to conflate Lincoln’s invocation of “with charity for all” with his abiding support for the ideal of human equality. The ethic of charity in his view also brought a uniquely Christian realism to the universalism of democracy. He also describes how, since World War I, intellectuals and political leaders have denied that there exists a necessary relation between democracy and Christian love, proposing that democracy is sufficiently ethical without reliance on a specific religious tradition. Today’s neoconservatives and liberals instead posit a universal yearning for democracy that requires no foundation in the ethic of charity. Havers shows that this democratic universalism, espoused by those who believe a “chosen people” should uphold the natural rights of humanity, is alien to the sober thought of both the founders and Lincoln. This carefully argued work defends Lincoln’s understanding of charity as essential to democracy while emphasizing the difficulty of fusing this ethic with the desire to spread democracy to people who do not share America’s Christian heritage. In considering the prospect of America’s leaders rediscovering a moral foreign policy based on charity rather than the costly idolization of democracy, Lincoln and the Politics of Christian Love makes a timely contribution to the wider debate over both the meaning of religion in American politics and the mission of America in the world—and opens a new window on Lincoln’s lasting legacy.


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Print the Legend

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ISBN 10 : 9780739135631
Pages : 195 pages
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Download Print the Legend PDF Full Free by Sidney A. Pearson and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2009 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What kind of civic culture and virtues are required to maintain and develop a decent regime? The aim of this collection is to explore this theme from the perspective of the films of John Ford.


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Leo Strauss and His Legacy

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ISBN 10 : 0739106163
Pages : 937 pages
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Download Leo Strauss and His Legacy PDF Full Free by John Albert Murley and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2005 with total page 937 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With close to 15,000 entries, this bibliography is the most comprehensive guide to published writing in the tradition of Leo Strauss, who lived from 1899 to 1973 and was one of the most influential political philosophers of the twentieth century. John A. Murley provides Strauss's own complete bibliography and identifies the work of hundreds of Strauss's students and their students' students. Leo Strauss and His Legacy charts the path of influence of a beloved teacher and mentor, a deep and lasting heritage that permeates the classroom of the twenty-first century. Each new generation of students of political philosophy will find this bibliography an indispensable resource.


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ISBN 10 : 9780739153987
Pages : 168 pages
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Lexicon of Global Melodrama

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ISBN 10 : 9783839459737
Pages : 401 pages
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Download Lexicon of Global Melodrama PDF Full Free by Heike Paul and published by transcript Verlag. This book was released on 2022-05-31 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new go-to reference book for global melodrama assembles contributions by experts from a wide range of disciplines, including cultural studies, film and media studies, gender and queer studies, political science, and postcolonial studies. The melodramas covered in this volume range from early 20th century silent movies to contemporary films, from independent ›arthouse‹ productions to Hollywood blockbusters. The comprehensive overview of global melodramatic film in the Lexicon constitutes a valuable resource for scholars and practitioners of film, teachers, film critics, and anyone who is interested in the past and present of melodramatic film on a global scale. The Lexicon of Global Melodrama includes essays on All That Heaven Allows, Bombay, Casablanca, Die Büchse der Pandora, In the Mood for Love, Nosotros los Pobres, Terra Sonâmbula, and Tokyo Story.


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Assault on Ideology

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ISBN 10 : 0739105949
Pages : 213 pages
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Download Assault on Ideology PDF Full Free by James F. Pontuso and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2004 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this new paperback edition of Assault on Ideology: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Political Thought author James F. Pontuso showcases the titanic thought that understood Marxism to be a vain and ultimately merciless effort to fulfill the Enlightenment dream of fully conquering and exploiting nature in order to establish a perfect and just society on earth.


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ISBN 10 : 0742522563
Pages : 175 pages
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Download Václav Havel PDF Full Free by James F. Pontuso and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2004 with total page 175 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than any other public figure, VOclav Havel has reflected on the opportunities and dilemmas facing humankind as a result of the collapse of Communism. In VOclav Havel: Civic Responsibility in the Postmodern Age, James F. Pontuso argues that Havel's life as a dissident and political leader, his political philosophy, and his plays must be understood as connected to one another. Pontuso skillfully explores these connections and explains Havel's prescriptions for political life.


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ISBN 10 : 9781118976494
Pages : 448 pages
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Download Hollywood's America PDF Full Free by Steven Mintz and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2016-03-07 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fully revised, updated, and extended, the fifth edition of Hollywood’s America provides an important compilation of interpretive essays and primary documents that allows students to read films as cultural artifacts within the contexts of actual past events. A new edition of this classic textbook, which ties movies into the broader narrative of US and film history This fifth edition contains nine new chapters, with a greater overall emphasis on recent film history, and new primary source documents which are unavailable online Entries range from the first experiments with motion pictures all the way to the present day Well-organized within a chronological framework with thematic treatments to provide a valuable resource for students of the history of American film


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ISBN 10 : 9781137295385
Pages : 171 pages
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Download Passionate Love and Popular Cinema PDF Full Free by Erica Todd and published by Springer. This book was released on 2013-12-16 with total page 171 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book analyses the romantic drama and the way that passionate love is presented as the central storyline in popular cinema, drawing upon genre studies and sociology. Exploring the passionate love story as a cinematic form, it also contributes, through comparison, to research on the romantic comedy.


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Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
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ISBN 10 : 9780813177328
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Pop Culture and the Dark Side of the American Dream PDF Full Free by Paul A. Cantor and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2019-05-17 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The many con men, gangsters, and drug lords portrayed in popular culture are examples of the dark side of the American dream. Viewers are fascinated by these twisted versions of heroic American archetypes, like the self-made man and the entrepreneur. Applying the critical skills he developed as a Shakespeare scholar, Paul A. Cantor finds new depth in familiar landmarks of popular culture. He invokes Shakespearean models to show that the concept of the tragic hero can help us understand why we are both repelled by and drawn to figures such as Vito and Michael Corleone or Walter White. Beginning with Huckleberry Finn and ending with The Walking Dead, Cantor also uncovers the link between the American dream and frontier life. In imaginative variants of a Wild West setting, popular culture has served up disturbing—and yet strangely compelling—images of what happens when people move beyond the borders of law and order. Cantor demonstrates that, at its best, popular culture raises thoughtful questions about the validity and viability of the American dream, thus deepening our understanding of America itself.


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The Many Cinemas of Michael Curtiz

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ISBN 10 : 9781477315552
Pages : 316 pages
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Download The Many Cinemas of Michael Curtiz PDF Full Free by R. Barton Palmer and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2018-07-02 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hollywood—Casablanca , Yankee Doodle Dandy , The Sea Hawk , White Christmas, and Mildred Pierce, to name only a few. The most prolific and consistently successful Hollywood generalist with an all-embracing interest in different forms of narrative and spectacle, Curtiz made around a hundred films in an astonishing range of genres: action, biopics, melodramas/film noir, musicals, and westerns. But his important contributions to the history of American film have been overlooked because his broadly varied oeuvre does not present the unified vision of filmmaking that canonical criticism demands for the category of “auteur.” Exploring his films and artistic practice from a variety of angles, including politics, gender, and genre, The Many Cinemas of Michael Curtiz sheds new light on this underappreciated cinematic genius. Leading film studies scholars offer fresh appraisals of many of Curtiz’s most popular films, while also paying attention to neglected releases of substantial historical interest, such as Noah’s Ark , Night and Day, Virginia City, Black Fury, Mystery of the Wax Museum, and Female. Because Curtiz worked for so long and in so many genres, this analysis of his work becomes more than an author study of a notable director. Instead, The Many Cinemas of Michael Curtiz effectively adds a major chapter to the history of Hollywood’s studio era, including its internationalism and the significant contributions of European émigrés.


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The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture

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ISBN 10 : 9780813140827
Pages : 461 pages
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Download The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture PDF Full Free by Paul Arthur Cantor and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2012 with total page 461 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Popular culture often champions freedom as the fundamentally American way of life and celebrates the virtues of independence and self-reliance. But film and television have also explored the tension between freedom and other core values, such as order and political stability. What may look like healthy, productive, and creative freedom from one point of view may look like chaos, anarchy, and a source of destructive conflict from another. Film and television continually pose the question: Can Americans deal with their problems on their own, or must they rely on political elites to manage their lives? In this groundbreaking work, Paul A. Cantor explores the ways in which television shows such as Star Trek, The X-Files, South Park, and Deadwood and films such as The Aviator and Mars Attacks! have portrayed both top-down and bottom-up models of order. Drawing on the works of John Locke, Adam Smith, Alexis de Tocqueville, and other proponents of freedom, Cantor contrasts the classical liberal vision of America -- particularly its emphasis on the virtues of spontaneous order -- with the Marxist understanding of the "culture industry" and the Hobbesian model of absolute state control. The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture concludes with a discussion of the impact of 9/11 on film and television, and the new anxieties emerging in contemporary alien-invasion narratives: the fear of a global technocracy that seeks to destroy the nuclear family, religious faith, local government, and other traditional bulwarks against the absolute state.


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Download The Life and Times of Sydney Greenstreet PDF Full Free by Derek Sculthorpe and published by BearManor Media. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the age of 61, Sydney Greenstreet made one of the most memorable debuts in classic cinema as the mysterious Kaspar Gutman in The Maltese Falcon (1941). His performance earned him a Best Supporting Actor Nomination. Born in England, Greenstreet had enjoyed a forty-year stage career which encompassed everything from Shakespeare to musical comedy and some of the most acclaimed plays of the 1930s. His film career lasted a mere eight years but included the timeless Casablanca (1942) and saw him teamed to great effect with the inimitable Peter Lorre. This is the first book dedicated to Greenstreet and includes over a hundred photographs, many of which are previously unseen.


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