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Unruly Catholics from Dante to Madonna

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780810888524
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Unruly Catholics from Dante to Madonna PDF Full Free by Marc DiPaolo and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2013-10-03 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays in Unruly Catholics explore how renowned Catholic literary figures Dante Alighieri, Oscar Wilde, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, and Gerard Manley Hopkins dealt with the disparities between their personal beliefs and the Church’s official teachings. Contributors also suggest how controversial entertainers such as Madonna, Kevin Smith, Michael Moore, and Stephen Colbert practice forms of Catholicism perhaps worthy of respect. Most pointedly, Unruly Catholics addresses the recent sex abuse scandals, considers the possibility that the Church might be reformed from within, and presents three iconic figures—Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, and C.S. Lewis—as models of compassionate and reformist Christianity.


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Fire and Snow

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Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781438470450
Pages : 348 pages
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Download Fire and Snow PDF Full Free by Marc DiPaolo and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2018-08-01 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A broad examination of climate fantasy and science fiction, from The Lord of the Rings and the Narnia series to The Handmaid’s Tale and Game of Thrones. Fellow Inklings J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis may have belonged to different branches of Christianity, but they both made use of a faith-based environmentalist ethic to counter the mid-twentieth-century’s triple threats of fascism, utilitarianism, and industrial capitalism. In Fire and Snow, Marc DiPaolo explores how the apocalyptic fantasy tropes and Christian environmental ethics of the Middle-earth and Narnia sagas have been adapted by a variety of recent writers and filmmakers of “climate fiction,” a growing literary and cinematic genre that grapples with the real-world concerns of climate change, endless wars, and fascism, as well as the role religion plays in easing or escalating these apocalyptic-level crises. Among the many other well-known climate fiction narratives examined in these pages are Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, The Handmaid’s Tale, Mad Max, and Doctor Who. Although the authors of these works stake out ideological territory that differs from Tolkien’s and Lewis’s, DiPaolo argues that they nevertheless mirror their predecessors’ ecological concerns. The Christians, Jews, atheists, and agnostics who penned these works agree that we all need to put aside our cultural differences and transcend our personal, socioeconomic circumstances to work together to save the environment. Taken together, these works of climate fiction model various ways in which a deep ecological solidarity might be achieved across a broad ideological and cultural spectrum. “This book is remarkably diverse in its literary, cinematic, journalistic, and graphics-media sources, and the writing is equally authoritative in all these domains. DiPaolo’s prose moves deftly from a work of fiction to its film avatar, to the political and societal realities they address, and back again into other cultural manifestations and then into and out of the deep theory of climate fiction, literary scholarship, ecofeminism, religious tradition, and authorial biographies. It contributes considerably to all of these fields, and is indispensable for climate and environmental literature classes. It’s also a must-have for general readers of the genre.” — Jonathan Evans, coauthor of Ents, Elves, and Eriador: The Environmental Vision of J. R .R. Tolkien “I like it. No, I love it. This book is both broad and deep, and yet it remains both very readable and constantly interesting. It’s the sort of book that can only be written by someone who is a good reader of both books and culture. As I was reading it I thought, this is like being at a party and meeting someone brilliant and fun, and finding that I’m enjoying that person’s company so much that I don’t notice the time flying by. It’s not often that a scholarly book does that to me.” — David O’Hara, Augustana University


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Between Form and Faith

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Publisher : Fordham University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780823294688
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Between Form and Faith PDF Full Free by Martyn Sampson and published by Fordham University Press. This book was released on 2021-08-03 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is a “Catholic” novel? This book analyzes the fiction of Graham Greene in a radically new manner, considering in depth its form and content, which rest on the oppositions between secularism and religion. Sampson challenges these distinctions, arguing that Greene has a dramatic contribution to add to their methodological premises. Chapters on Greene’s four “Catholic” novels and two of his “post-Catholic” novels are complemented by fresh insight into the critical importance of his nonfiction. The study paints an image of an inviting yet beguilingly complex literary figure.


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Epistemic Decolonization

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 10 : 9783030499624
Pages : 188 pages
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Download Epistemic Decolonization PDF Full Free by D.A. Wood and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-07-28 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: European colonization played a major role in the acquisition, formation, and destruction of different ways of knowing. Recently, many scholars and activists have come to ask: Are there ways in which knowledge might be decolonized? Epistemic Decolonization examines a variety of such projects from a critical and philosophical perspective. The book introduces the unfamiliar reader to the wide variety of approaches to the topic at hand, providing concrete examples along the way. It argues that the predominant contemporary approach to epistemic decolonization leads one into various intractable theoretical and practical problems. The book then closely investigates the political and scientific work of Frantz Fanon and Amílcar Cabral, demonstrating how their philosophical commitments can help lead one out of the practical and theoretical issues faced by the current, predominant orientation, and concludes by forging links between their work and that of some contemporary feminist epistemologists.


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Resistance and Decolonization

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 10 : 9781783483761
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Resistance and Decolonization PDF Full Free by Amilcar Cabral and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2016-03-30 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First English translation of two important works by the major revolutionary figure, Amilcar Cabral.


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Marvel Comicsäó» Civil War and the Age of Terror

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9781476622187
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Marvel Comicsäó» Civil War and the Age of Terror PDF Full Free by Kevin Michael Scott and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-09-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marvel Comics has an established tradition of addressing relevant real-life issues facing the American public. With the publication of Civil War (2006–2007), a seven-issue crossover storyline spanning the Marvel universe, they focused on contemporary anxieties such as terrorism and threats to privacy and other civil liberties. This collection of new essays explores the Civil War series and its many tie-in titles from the perspectives of history, political science, sociology, psychology, literary criticism, philosophy, law and education. The contributors provide a close reading of the series’ main theme—the appropriate balance between freedom and security—and discuss how that balance affects citizenship, race, gender and identity construction in 21st-century America.


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Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh

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ISBN 10 : 9781623565640
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh PDF Full Free by Bryan Cardinale-Powell and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2013-07-22 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Renowned for making films that are at once sly domestic satires and heartbreaking 'social realist' dramas, British writer-director Mike Leigh confronts his viewers with an un-romanticized dramatization of modern-day society in the hopes of inspiring them to strive for greater self-awareness and compassion for others. This collection features new, interdisciplinary essays that cover all phases of the BAFTA-award-winner's film career, from his early made-for-television film work to his theatrical releases, including Life is Sweet (1990), Naked (1993), Secrets & Lies (1996), Career Girls (1997), Topsy-Turvy (1999), All or Nothing (2002), Vera Drake (2004), Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) and Another Year (2010). With contributions from international scholars from a variety of fields, the essays in this collection cover individual films and the recurring themes and motifs in several films, such as representations of class and gender, and overt social commentary and political subtexts. Also covered are Leigh's visual stylizations and storytelling techniques ranging from explorations of the costume design to set design to the music and camerawork and editing; the collaborative process of 'devising and directing' a Mike Leigh film that involves character-building, world-construction, plotting, improvisations and script-writing; the process of funding and marketing for these seemingly 'uncommercial' projects, and a survey of Leigh's critical reception and the existing writing on his work.


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The Postcolonial Gramsci

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9780415874816
Pages : 253 pages
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Download The Postcolonial Gramsci PDF Full Free by Neelam Francesca Rashmi Srivastava and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The importance of Antonio Gramsci's work for postcolonial studies can hardly be exaggerated, and in this volume, contributors situate Gramsci's work in the vast and complex oeuvre of postcolonial studies. Specifically, this book endeavors to reassess the impact on postcolonial studies of the central role assigned by Gramsci to culture and literature in the formation of a truly revolutionary idea of the national--a notion that has profoundly shaped the thinking of both Frantz Fanon and Edward Said. Gramsci, as Iain Chambers has argued, has been instrumental in helping scholars rethink their understanding of historical, political, and cultural struggle by substituting the relationship between tradition and modernity with that of subaltern versus hegemonic parts of the world. Combining theoretical reflections and re-interpretations of Gramsci, the scholars in this collection present comparative geo-cultural perspectives on the meaning of the subaltern, passive revolution, hegemony, and the concept of national-popular culture in order to chart out a political map of the postcolonial through the central focus on Gramsci.


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Public Opinion

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