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Gone Primitive

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ISBN 10 : 0226808327
Pages : 328 pages
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Download Gone Primitive PDF Format Full Free by Marianna Torgovnick and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1991-08-13 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this acclaimed book, Torgovnick explores the obsessions, fears, and longings that have produced Western views of the primitive. Crossing an extraordinary range of fields (anthropology, psychology, literature, art, and popular culture),Gone Primitivewill engage not just specialists but anyone who has ever worn Native American jewelry, thrilled to Indiana Jones, or considered buying an African mask. "A superb book; and--in a way that goes beyond what being good as a book usually implies--it is a kind of gift to its own culture, a guide to the perplexed. It is lucid, usually fair, laced with a certain feminist mockery and animated by some surprising sympathies."--Arthur C. Danto, New York Times Book Review "An impassioned exploration of the deep waters beneath Western primitivism. . . . Torgovnick's readings are deliberately, rewardingly provocative."--Scott L. Malcomson,Voice Literary Supplement

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Gone Primitive

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ISBN 10 : 0226808327
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Gone Primitive PDF Format Full Free by Marianna Torgovnick and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1991-08-13 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this acclaimed book, Torgovnick explores the obsessions, fears, and longings that have produced Western views of the primitive. Crossing an extraordinary range of fields (anthropology, psychology, literature, art, and popular culture),Gone Primitivewill engage not just specialists but anyone who has ever worn Native American jewelry, thrilled to Indiana Jones, or considered buying an African mask. "A superb book; and--in a way that goes beyond what being good as a book usually implies--it is a kind of gift to its own culture, a guide to the perplexed. It is lucid, usually fair, laced with a certain feminist mockery and animated by some surprising sympathies."--Arthur C. Danto, New York Times Book Review "An impassioned exploration of the deep waters beneath Western primitivism. . . . Torgovnick's readings are deliberately, rewardingly provocative."--Scott L. Malcomson,Voice Literary Supplement

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Primitive Passions

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ISBN 10 : 0226808378
Pages : 270 pages
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Download Primitive Passions PDF Format Full Free by Marianna Torgovnick and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1998-10 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this provocative and illuminating book, Marianna Torgovnick explores the psychology of our profound attraction to cultures we call "primitive". Whether located in Africa, the South Pacific, or the American Southwest, the primitive has become synonymous in the Western imagination with a range of emotions and experiences thought to be lost in modern life: reverence for the land and for nature; strong communal bonds; sexual plentitude; and, perhaps most intriguing, and ecstatic sense of connection to the universe and the life force. Torgovnick investigates the numerous ways we have turned toward the primitive out of spiritual hunger for such deeply human experiences - a hunger that could once be satisfied within the West's own mystical traditions but that often no longer can be. Brilliantly encompassing religion, art, psychology, literature, and other aspects of our culture, Primitive Passions offers new insight into our ideas of spirituality and gender, and, ultimately, into the hidden but vital parts of ourselves.

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Imagining the Primitive in Naturalist and Modernist Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9780826265036
Pages : 196 pages
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Download Imagining the Primitive in Naturalist and Modernist Literature PDF Format Full Free by Gina M. Rossetti and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Examines the depiction of primitive characters in naturalist and modernist texts, focusing on works by Jack London, Frank Norris, Eugene O'Neill, Theodore Dreiser, Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and Nella Larsen"--Provided by publisher.

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Primitive

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ISBN 10 : 9781134172450
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Primitive PDF Format Full Free by Jo Odgers and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2006-09-27 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This innovative edited collection charts the rise, fall and possible futures of the word primitive. The word primitive is fundamental to the discipline of architecture in the west, providing a convenient starting point for the many myths of architecture's origins. Since the almost legendary 1970s conference on the Primitive, with the advent of post-modernism and, in particular, post-colonialism, the word has fallen from favour in many disciplines. Despite this, architects continue to use the word to mythologize and reify the practice of simplicity. Primitive includes contributions from some of today’s leading architectural commentators including Dalibor Vesely, Adrian Forty, David Leatherbarrow, Richard Weston and Richard Coyne. Structured around five sections, Negotiating Origins; Urban Myths; Questioning Colonial Constructs; Making Marks; and Primitive Futures, the essays highlight the problematic nature of ideas of the primitive, engage with contemporary debate in the field of post colonialism and respond to a burgeoning interest in the non-expert architecture. This now controversial subject remains, for better or worse, intrinsic to the very structure of Modernism and deeply embedded in architectural theory. Considering a broad range of approaches, this book provides a rounded past, present and future of the word primitive in the architectural sphere.

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Modern Primitives

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ISBN 10 : 9781135705466
Pages : 154 pages
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Download Modern Primitives PDF Format Full Free by Susanna Pavloska and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-01-14 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Irish Modernism and the Global Primitive

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ISBN 10 : 9780230617193
Pages : 244 pages
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Download Irish Modernism and the Global Primitive PDF Format Full Free by C. Culleton and published by Springer. This book was released on 2008-12-08 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book scrutinizes the way modern Irish writers exploited or surrendered to primitivism, and how primitivism functions as an idealized nostalgia for the past as a potential representation of difference and connection.

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Primitive Renaissance

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ISBN 10 : 0803237278
Pages : 239 pages
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Download Primitive Renaissance PDF Format Full Free by David Pan and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Modernity became one of a number of equally plausible cultural strategies for organizing life in the contemporary world."--BOOK JACKET.

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Primitive Thinking

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ISBN 10 : 9783110695151
Pages : 456 pages
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Download Primitive Thinking PDF Format Full Free by Nicola Gess and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2022-09-05 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores modernity under the spell of the ‘primitive.’ Proponents of the ideology of progress as well as critics of civilization, utopians dreaming of a re-enchanted existence and supporters and opponents of nascent fascism alike were all profoundly shaped by the phantasm of the ‚primitive', a central element of which, this book argues, is the notion of ‘primitive thought’. This comprises a distinct mode of thinking – characterized by turns as magical, mythical, mystical, or prelogical – that allows for a fundamentally different way of relating to the world. It was associated not only with indigenous cultures, but also with other figures of alterity, such as children and the mentally ill. The book examines the discourse on ‘primitive thinking’ in the social sciences, writings on art and language, and – most centrally – literary works by Robert Musil, Walter Benjamin, Gottfried Benn, and Robert Müller.

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Future Primitive Revisited

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ISBN 10 : 9781936239306
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Future Primitive Revisited PDF Format Full Free by John Zerzan and published by Feral House. This book was released on 2012-05-29 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Zerzan's writing is sharp, uncompromising, and tenacious." — Derrick Jensen "John Zerzan's importance does not only consist in his brilliant intelligence, his absolute clearness of analysis and his unequalled dialectical synthesis that clarifies even the most complicated questions, but also in the humanity that fills his thoughts of resistance. Future Primitive Revisited is one more precious gift for us all."—Enrico Manicardi, author of Liberi dalla Civiltá (Free from Civilization) "Anyone who travels with his eyes open understands the sense of much of what you have written, and the longer I live the greater my contempt for the opportunists who run governments and dictate our lives with technology."—Paul Theroux "Of course we should go primitive. This doesn't mean abandoning material needs, tools, or skills, but ending our obsession with such concerns. Declaring for community, our true origin: personal autonomy, trust, mutual support in pursuit of all the joys and troubles of life. Society was a trap—massive, demanding, impersonal and debilitating from day one. So hurry back to the community, friends, and welcome all the consequences of such an orientation. The reasons for fear and despair will only multiply if we remain in this brutal and dangerous state of civilization."—Blok 45 publishing, Belgrade As our society is stricken with repeated technological disasters, and the apocalyptic problems that go with them, the "neo-primitivist" essays of John Zerzan seem more relevant than ever. "Future Primitive," the core innovative essay of Future Primitive Revisited, has been out of print for years. This new edition is updated with never-before-printed essays that speak to a youthful political movement and influential writers such as Derrick Jensen and Paul Theroux. An active participant in the contemporary anarchist resurgence, John Zerzan has been an invited speaker at both radical and conventional events on several continents. His weekly Anarchy Radio broadcast streams live on KWVA radio.

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Theologizing in Black

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ISBN 10 : 9781532699979
Pages : 318 pages
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Download Theologizing in Black PDF Format Full Free by Celucien L. Joseph and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2020-04-15 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Theologizing in Black is a creative and rigorous comparative study on black theological musings and liberative intellectual contemplations engaging the theological ethics and anthropology of both continental African theologians (Tanzania, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo) and black theologians in the African Diaspora (Haiti, Trinidad, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, United States). Using the pluralist approach to religion promoted by the philosopher of religion and theologian John Hick, the book is also an attempt to bridge an important gap in the comparative study of religion, Africana Studies, and Liberation theology, both in Africa and its diaspora. The book provides an analytical framework and intellectual critique of white Christian theologians who deliberately disengage with and exclude black and Africana theologians in their theological writings and conversations. From this vantage point, Africana critical theology is said to be a theology of contestation as it seeks to deconstruct white supremacy in the theological enterprise. This book not only articulates a rhetoric of protest about the misrepresentation and underrepresentation of the humanity of African and black people in white theological imagination; it also enunciates a positive image of black humanity and congruently promulgates a constructive representation of blackness. The paramount goal of Africana theological anthropology and ethics is the preservation of life and promotion of human dignity and the sheer acknowledgement that the African people and people of African descent are bearers of the image of God.

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Orson Welles and the Unfinished RKO Projects

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Publisher : SIU Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780809386765
Pages : 248 pages
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Download Orson Welles and the Unfinished RKO Projects PDF Format Full Free by Marguerite H Rippy and published by SIU Press. This book was released on 2009-04-21 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Orson Welles and the Unfinished RKO Projects: A Postmodern Perspective traces the impact of legendary director Orson Welles on contemporary mass media entertainment and suggests that, ironically, we can see Welles’ s performance genealogy most clearly in his unfinished RKO projects. Author Marguerite H. Rippy provides the first in-depth examination of early film and radio projects shelved by RKO or by Welles himself. While previous studies of Welles largely fall into the categories of biography or modernist film studies, this book extends the understanding of Welles via postmodern narrative theory and performance analysis, weaving his work into the cultural and commercial background of its production. By identifying the RKO years as a critical moment in performance history, Rippy synthesizes scholarship that until now has been scattered among film studies, narrative theory, feminist critique, American studies, and biography. Building a bridge between auteur and postmodern theories, Orson Welles and the Unfinished RKO Projects offers a fresh look at Welles in his full complexity. Rippy trains a postmodern lens on Welles’ s early projects and reveals four emerging narrative modes that came to define his work: deconstructions of the first-person singular; adaptations of classic texts for mass media; explorations of the self via primitivism; and examinations of the line between reality and fiction. These four narrative styles would greatly influence the development of modern mass media entertainment. Rippy finds Welles’ s legacy alive and well in today’ s mockumentaries and reality television. It was in early, unfinished projects where Welles first toyed with fact and fiction, and the pleasure of this interplay still resonates with contemporary culture. As Rippy suggests, the logical conclusion of Welles’ s career-long exploration of “ truthiness” lies in the laughs of fake news shows. Offering an exciting glimpse of a master early in his career, Orson Welles and the Unfinished RKO Projects documents Welles’ s development as a storyteller who would shape culture for decades to come.

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Portraits of "primitives"

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 10 : 0742500926
Pages : 235 pages
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Download Portraits of "primitives" PDF Format Full Free by Susan Debra Blum and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2001 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ethnicity is a highly politicized issue in contemporary China. Twentieth-century nation-building has been intimately involved with classification of China's fifty-five ethnic minorities and with fostering harmony and unity among nationalities. Officially sanctioned social science classifies the majority group, the so-called Han, at the pinnacle of modernization and civilization and most other groups as "primitive". In Portraits of "Primitives", Susan D. Blum explores how Han in the city of Kunming, in southwest China, regard ethnic minorities and, by extension, themselves. She sketches "portraits", or cognitive prototypes, of ethnic groups in a variety of contexts, explaining the perceived visibility of each group (which almost never correlates with size of population).

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Primitives in the Wilderness

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ISBN 10 : 9781438422732
Pages : 186 pages
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Download Primitives in the Wilderness PDF Format Full Free by Peter C. van Wyck and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Brings the radical environmentalism known as deep ecology into an encounter with contemporary social and cultural theory, showing that deep ecology still has much to learn from such theory.

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From Greenwich Village to Taos

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105131778511
Pages : 278 pages
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Download From Greenwich Village to Taos PDF Format Full Free by Flannery Burke and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Expands the picture of early American modernism well beyond New York City's dominant impact on the movement by revealing the rich and vibrant modernist art community that New York socialite Mabel Dodge Luhan created in her famous Taos, New Mexico, salon.

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Insane Passions

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ISBN 10 : 0819568198
Pages : 318 pages
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Download Insane Passions PDF Format Full Free by Christine Coffman and published by Wesleyan University Press. This book was released on 2006-12-12 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In France in 1933, two sisters, presumed to be lovers, murdered the women who employed them as maids. Known as “the Papin affair,” the incident inspired not only Jean Genet's 1947 The Maids but also an essay by Jacques Lacan that presents the sisters' crime as fueled by a narcissistic, homosexual drive that culminated in the assault. In this new investigation of the roots of the twentieth-century myth of the lesbian-as-madwoman, Christine Coffman argues that the female psychotic was the privileged object of Lacan’s effort to derive a revolutionary theory of subjectivity from the study of mental illness. Examining Lacan's early writings, French surrealism, Djuna Barnes’ Nightwood, and H.D.’s homoerotic fiction in light of feminist and queer theory, Insane Passions argues that the psychotic woman that fascinates modernist writers returns with a murderous vengeance in a number of late twentieth-century films—including Basic Instinct, Sister My Sister, Single White Female, and Murderous Maids. Marking the limit of social acceptability, the “psychotic lesbian” repeatedly appears as the screen onto which the violence and madness of twentieth-century life are projected.