• Intensive Culture: Social Theory, Religion & Contemporary by Scott M Lash

    By Scott M Lash

    Contemporary tradition, cutting-edge capitalism - our international details society - is ever-expanding-- is ever extra extensive. And but we appear to be experiencing a parallel phenomenon that could basically be characterised as intensive.

    This booklet is devoted to the examine of such extensive tradition. whereas large tradition is a tradition of an identical: a tradition of mounted equivalence; extensive tradition is a tradition of difference, of in-equivalence – the singular. Intensities generate what we come upon. they're virtuals or percentages, constantly in technique and consistently in circulation.

    Lash conscientiously defines and distinguishes the in depth from the wide monitoring this transformation via key components of social lifestyles together with:

    • Sociology
    • Religion
    • Philosophy
    • Language
    • Politics
    • Communication


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  • Becoming Landowners: Entanglements of Custom and Modernity by Victoria C. Stead

    By Victoria C. Stead

    Across Melanesia, the ways that humans hook up with land are being reworked through techniques of modernization—globalization, the development of states and international locations, practices and imaginaries of improvement, the legacies of colonialism, and the complexities of postcolonial encounters. Melanesian peoples are becoming landowners, Stead argues, either within the feel that those approaches of switch compel varieties of estate family, and within the experience that “landowner” and “custom landowner” develop into identities to be wielded opposed to the encroachment of either nation and capital. In locations the place standard varieties of land tenure have lengthy been dominant, deeply intertwined with senses of self and relationships with others, land now turns into a crucible upon which social family, strength, and tradition are reconfigured and reimagined.

    Employing a multi-sited ethnographic procedure, Becoming Landowners explores those ameliorations to land and existence as they spread throughout Melanesian nations. The chapters movement among coasts and inland mountain levels, among city facilities and rural villages, telling the tales of individuals and areas who're constantly located and specific yet who additionally proportion strong commonalities of expertise. those comprise a subsistence-based group formed via the legacies of colonialism and profession in distant Timor-Leste, villagers in Papua New Guinea resisting a mining operation and the govt brokers aiding it, an city East Timorese payment resisting eviction via the geographical region its citizens was hoping might symbolize them within the post-independence period, and folks and teams in either international locations who're suffering for, with, and occasionally opposed to the formal codification in their claims to land and position. In every one of those circumstances, prevalent and glossy kinds of connection to land are propelled into complicated and dynamic configurations, theorized right here in an leading edge means as entanglements of customized and modernity.

    Moving among a number of websites, scales, and different types of collectivity, Becoming Landowners reveals entanglements as areas of deep ambivalence. the following, buildings of energy are destabilized in ways in which can lend themselves to the diminishing of neighborhood autonomy within the face of the kingdom and capital. while, the destabilization of strength additionally creates new percentages for the reassertion of that autonomy, and of the widespread varieties of connection to land within which it's grounded.

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  • Lokayata: A Study in Ancient Indian Materialism by D. Chattopadhyaya

    By D. Chattopadhyaya

    All through his philosophical and ancient writings, Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya had the singular goal of reconstructing the medical rules and materialism in historical India, and to track their evolution. whereas commenting on his paintings on Lokayata, German indologist Walter Ruben known as him a "thought-reformer", who was once "conscious of his nice accountability in the direction of his humans dwelling in a interval of fight for nationwide awakening and of world-wide scuffling with for the forces of materialism, development, humanism and peace opposed to imperialism. He has written this ebook Lokayata: A learn in old Indian Materialism opposed to the old school belief that India used to be and is the land of dreamers and mystics".

    This examine puzzled the mainstream view that Indian philosophy's sole difficulty used to be the idea that of Brahman. From the scattered references within the historic philosophical literature that have been thoroughly adverse to the traditional materialist faculties, Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya reconstructed the philosophy of Lokayata, which continually denied the lifestyles of brahman and seen pratyaksa (perception) because the sole technique of wisdom. He demolished the so-called "interpretation of synthesis" which sought to mix the various philosophical traditions of India to shape a ladder that ends up in the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta.

    Being a Marxist, Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya's makes use of the strategy of ancient materialism to review "the final fabric foundation of the primitive deha-vada and the primitive rituals relating to it" and to bare how "could those be hooked up with the mode of securing the cloth technique of subsistence". He additionally traced "the process improvement this archaic outlook finally underwent"

    Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya (November 19, 1918 - may possibly eight, 1993) was once an eminent Bengali Marxist thinker from India. He made broad contributions to the exploration of the materialist present in historic Indian Philosophy. His most eminent paintings during this regard was once the compilation and exposition of the traditional philosophy of Lokayata releasing it from distortions that it confronted within the fingers if its rivals. he's additionally acclaimed for his researches within the heritage of technological know-how and medical strategy in historical India, specifically his paintings at the old physicians, Caraka and Susruta.

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  • Seconde considération inactuelle (French Edition) by Friedrich Nietzsche, Henri Albert

    By Friedrich Nietzsche, Henri Albert

    Ce voyageur, qui avait vu beaucoup de can pay et de peuples, et stopover até plusieurs events du monde, et à qui l'on demandait quel était le caractère général qu'il avait retrouvé chez tous les hommes, répondait que c'était leur penchant à los angeles paresse. Certaines gens penseront qu'il eût pu répondre avec plus de justesse: ils sont tous craintifs. Au fond, tout homme sait citadel bien qu'il n'est sur l. a. terre qu'une seule fois, en un exemplaire specified, et qu'aucun hasard, si singulier qu'il soit, ne réunira, pour l. a. seconde fois, en une seule unité, quelque selected d'aussi a number of et d'aussi curieusement mêlé que lui. Il le sait, mais il s'en cache, comme s'il avait mauvaise moral sense. Pourquoi? Par crainte du voisin, qui exige los angeles conference et s'en enveloppe lui-même. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Prononciation du titre dans sa model originale (prononcé [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈniːt͡sʃə], souvent francisé en [nit͡ʃ ]) est un philologue, philosophe et poète allemand né le 15 octobre 1844 à Röcken, en Prusse, et mort le 25 août 1900 à Weimar, en Allemagne. Henri Albert de son vrai nom Henri-Albert Haug (né le sixteen novembre 1869 à Niederbronn - mort le three août 1921 à Strasbourg) est un germaniste français, traducteur de Friedrich Nietzsche.

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  • "la voie du non-attachement ; pratique de la méditation by V.-R. Dhiravamsa

    By V.-R. Dhiravamsa

    Nous vivons partagés entre deux views. L'une immédiate, de l. a. vie quotidienne inlassablement traversée de conflits, de peurs et d'insécurité. L'autre, lointaine, mais dont nous avons l'intuition d'un monde transcendantal où tout se confond en une harmonieuse unité. Dans l'intégration de ces deux univers, ce qui nous préoccupe essentiellement est le mode de sa réalisation. A cet égard, l'ouvrage de Dhiravamsa constitue un consultant précieux. Il n'est pas un traité de métaphysique, mais consiste en l'exercice, easy et direct, d'une faculté inhérente à chacun de nous; l'attention. L'attention, c'est ce qui nous révèle l'ensemble de notre vie mentale et affective, consciente et inconsciente. Mais ce n'est pas tout : elle constitue une véritable thérapeutique de nos maux automobile, être attentif, c'est accepter dans l'instant tout ce qui se présente dans notre vie, intérieurement et extérieurement, et surtout le comprendre d'un aspect de vue non fragmentaire. los angeles imaginative and prescient globale et los angeles compréhension, étant facteurs de transcendance, nous permettent d'unifier ces views séparées. C'est dans ce passionnant univers d'investigation et de libération que nous convie l'auteur.

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  • Going Local: Developing Effective Neighbourhood Practice by John Pierson

    By John Pierson

    Going neighborhood explains how social paintings scholars and practitioners can strengthen techniques to neighbourhood paintings, to interact groups and neighbourhoods extra purposefully and to paintings with voters and different mainstream and neighborhood carrier companies to construct the means of neighbourhoods to take on social difficulties all alone. each one bankruptcy contains ambitions and key issues, in addition to case stories and actions the place applicable, and the themes mentioned contain: what we will be able to study from prior social paintings perform ideas, talents and instruments to augment neighborhood operating joined up perform care and companies for kids, households, adolescents, older humans and different susceptible adults social team spirit and the position of practitioners in overcoming neighborhood non secular and ethnic department. Going neighborhood will entice practitioners operating in neighbourhood established prone, and is key interpreting for college students of social paintings, adolescence and group paintings, and probation paintings.

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