Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos: True Religion by Graham Ward (2002, Paperback)
Mignolo Author Levander Author The Global Future of English English Author Klemm Author William Schweiker Author Ward combines extraordinary erudition and an equally extraordinary imagination that results in a book of rare intelligence and beauty. His fresh readings of familiar texts makes the book exciting and profound. Hopefully the book will attract the interest of nontheologians as well as theologians" Stanley Hauerwas "Graham Ward is Professor of Contextual Theology and Ethics at Manhester University, and in this short but stimulating book he provides abundant evidence that he lives up to his title.
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But in True Religion he deploys that sensibility in brilliant analyses of novels, plays, poems, buildings and films for a stated project in cultural history It is the changing social construction of "true religion" over five centuries of "Western" history. In graceful prose, he charts the changing views of "True Religion" from Shakespeare to the present in a study that combines piercing insights with evocative analyses of Romeo and Juliet , Robinson Crusoe , and Moby Dick , as well as various films.
Its prose is spare, its meanings extravagant and more thrilling than a pendulum boat ride. It is the best attempt Ive read to show that postmodern theology is not an oxymoron. Show More Show Less. New New.
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Permanent Record by Edward Snowden , Hardcover 1. Save on Nonfiction Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. With extensive cross-referencing both within and at the conclusion of each entry, and bibliographies and indexes designed to help readers find the information they are looking for, Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory is the tool every student of contemporary literature and culture needs on their desk. After establishing seven theses on education, morality, history, future, capitalism, nation, and common sense that challenge the false promises that sustain this time-limit, After Globalization examines four popular thinkers Thomas Friedman, Richard Florida, Paul Krugman and Naomi Klein and how their work is dulled by these promises.
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Their alternative vision breathes new life into our sense of evolution and inevitability. However, the public and scholars alike have failed to come to grips with the need to conceive an alternative to capitalism, given its once again obvious deficiencies as a fundamental organizing system for human interaction.
Part 2 provides relatively fine-grained critiques from this same perspective on the writings of Richard Florida, Thomas Friedman, Paul Krugman, and Naomi Klein, plus the film Michael Clayton. Part 3 consists of interviews with students ages at a number of sites around the world.
They end not with easy answers but with a call not to give up on radical possibilities and utopian futures. Summing Up: Recommended.
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Farrell, Choice. Cultural Theory: An Anthology is a collection of the essential readings that have shaped and defined the field of contemporary cultural theory. Introductions to each of the six sections, which focus on key concepts, themes, or topics in cultural theory, as well as the introduction to the anthology as a whole, are clear and succinct, and enough bases are covered here to make the anthology appealing to a wide range of researchers.
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Globalization has challenged concepts such as local culture and cultural autonomy, and the rampant commodification of cultural products has challenged the way we define culture itself. Have these developments transformed the relationship between culture and autonomy? Have traditional notions of cultural autonomy been recast? Cultural Autonomy showcases the work of scholars who are exploring new ways of understanding the critical issue of globalization and culture.
By defining culture broadly — as a set of ideas or practices that range from skateboarding to the work of public intellectuals such as Edward Said — they trace how issues of cultural autonomy have played out in various areas, including the human rights and environmental movements and among indigenous peoples.
Although the contributors focus on the marginalized issue of autonomy, they offer a balanced perspective — one that reveals that globalization has not only limited but also created new forms of cultural autonomy.