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The Visible and the Invisible contains the unfinished manuscript and working notes of the book Merleau-Ponty was writing when he died. The text is devoted to a critical examination of Kantian, Husserlian, Bergsonian, and Sartrean method, followed by the extraordinary "The Intertwining--The Chiasm," that reveals the central pattern of Merleau-Ponty's own thought. The working notes for the book provide the reader with a truly exciting insight into the mind of the philosopher at work as he refines and develops new pivotal concepts.

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Genre Book : Philosophy
Author Book : Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Publisher : Northwestern University Press
Release Book : 1968
Download Book : 282 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0810104571


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In 1952 Ralph Ellison won the National Book Award for his Kafkaesque and claustrophobic novel about the life of a nameless young black man in New York City. Although Invisible Man has remained the only novel that Ellison published in his lifetime, it is generally regarded as one of the most important works of fiction in our century. This new reading of a classic work examines Ellison's relation to and critique of the American literary canon by demonstrating that the pattern of allusions in Invisible Man forms a literary-critical subtext which challenges the accepted readings of such major American authors as Emerson, Melville, and Twain. Modeling his argument on Foucault's analysis of the asylum, Nadel analyzes the institution of the South to show how it moved blacks from "enslavement" to "slavery" to "invisibility"—all in the interest of maintaining an organization of power based on racial caste. He then demonstrates the ways Ellison wrote in the modernist/surreal tradition to trace symbolically the history of blacks in America as they moved not only from the nineteenth century to the twentieth, and from the rural South to the urban North, but as they moved (sometimes unnoticed) through American fiction. It is on this latter movement that Nadel focuses his criticism, first demonstrating theoretically that allusions can impel reconsideration of the alluded-to text and thus function as a form of literary criticism, and then reading the specific criticism implied by Ellison's allusions to Emerson's essays and Lewis Mumford's The Golden Days, as well as to "Benito Cereno" and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Nadel also considers Ellison's allusions to Whitman, Eliot, Joyce, and the New Testament. Invisible Criticism will be of interest not only to students of American and Afro-American literature but also to those concerned about issues of literary theory, particularly in the areas of intertextual relationships, canonicity, and rehistoricism.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Alan Nadel
Publisher : University of Iowa Press
Release Book : 1991-03-01
Download Book : 197 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781587291630


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While the official history of planning as a defined profession celebrates the state and its traditions of city building and regional development, this collection of essays reveals a flip side. This scrutiny of the class, race, gender, ethnic, or other biased agendas previously hidden in planning histories points to the need for new planning paradigms for our multicultural cities of the future. Photos.

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : Leonie Sandercock
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release Book : 1998-02-08
Download Book : 270 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0520207351


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Genre Book : African Americans in literature
Author Book : Valerie Bonita Gray
Publisher : Rodopi
Release Book : 1978
Download Book : 145 Pages
ISBN-10 : 906203652X


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Invisible Genealogies is a landmark reinterpretation of the history of anthropology in North America. During the past two decades, theorizing by many American anthropologists has called for an "experimental moment" grounded in explicit self-reflexive scholarship and experimentation with alternate forms of presentation. Such postmodern anthropology has effectively downplayed connections with past luminaries in the field, whose scholarship is perceived to be uncomfortably colonialist and nonreflexive. Ironically, as the American Anthropological Association nears its one hundredth anniversary and interest in the history of the discipline is at an all-time high, that history has been effectively presented as removed from and irrelevant to the new generation. Invisible Genealogies offers an alternative, compelling vision of the development of anthropology in North America, one that emphasizes continuity rather than discontinuity from legendary founder Franz Boas to the present. Regna Darnell identifies key interpretive assumptions and practices that have persisted, sometimes in modified form, since the groundbreaking work of A. L. Kroeber, Boas, Ruth Benedict, Edward Sapir, Elsie Clews Parsons, Paul Radin, Benjamin Lee Whorf, and A. Irving Hallowell during the founding decades of anthropology. Also highlighted are the Americanist roots of postmodern anthropology and the work of innovative recent scholars like Claude Lävi-Strauss and Clifford Geertz.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Regna Darnell
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release Book : 2001-01-01
Download Book : 373 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0803219156


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Discusses how the retail market has changed with the changing technology.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : T. Scott Gross
Publisher : Triple Nickel Press
Release Book : 2012-05-25
Download Book : 127 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780983302094


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This collection of essays revisits gender and urban modernity in nineteenth-century Paris in the wake of changes to the fabric of the city and social life. In rethinking the figure of the flâneur, the contributors apply the most current thinking in literature and urban studies to an examination of visual culture of the period, including painting, caricature, illustrated magazines, and posters. Using a variety of approaches, the collection re-examines the long-held belief that life in Paris was divided according to strict gender norms, with men free to roam in public space while women were restricted to the privacy of the domestic sphere.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Aruna D'Souza
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Release Book : 2006
Download Book : 185 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0719067847


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A collection of essays on Ralph Ellison's novel, Invisible Man.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Robert G. O'Meally
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Book : 1988-03-25
Download Book : 190 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0521313694


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Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man is one of the most widely read works of African American literature. This book gives students a thorough yet concise introduction to the novel. Included are chapters on the creation of the novel, its plot, its historical and social contexts, the themes and issues it addresses, Ellison's literary style, and the critical reception of the work. Students will welcome this book as a guide to the novel and the concerns it raises. The volume offers a detailed summary of the plot of Invisible Man as well as a discussion of its origin. It additionally considers the social, historical, and political contexts informing Ellison's work, along with the themes and issues Ellison addresses. It explores Ellison's literary art and surveys the novel's critical reception. Students will value this book for what it says about Invisible Man as well as for its illumination of enduring social concerns.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Michael D. Hill
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Book : 2008-01-30
Download Book : 208 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780313350900


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The books that comprise the 'Casebooks in Criticism' series offer edited in-depth readings and critical notes and studies on the most important classic novels. This volume explores Ellison's 'Invisible Man'.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : John F. Callahan
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Book : 2004
Download Book : 352 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780195145366