• 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 by means of tactics of modernization globalization, the development of states and countries, practices and imaginaries of improvement, the legacies of colonialism, and the complexities of postcolonial encounters. Melanesian peoples have gotten landowners, Stead argues, either within the experience that those methods of switch compel different types of estate kinfolk, and within the feel that landowner and customized landowner turn into identities to be wielded opposed to the encroachment of either nation and capital. In locations the place popular types 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, energy, and tradition are reconfigured and reimagined.

    Employing a multi-sited ethnographic procedure, turning into Landowners explores those variations to land and lifestyles as they spread throughout Melanesian international locations. The chapters circulate among coasts and inland mountain levels, among city facilities and rural villages, telling the tales of individuals and locations who're continuously located and specific yet who additionally percentage strong commonalities of expertise. those contain 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 helping it, an city East Timorese payment resisting eviction by way of the countryside its citizens was hoping could characterize them within the post-independence period, and other people 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 situations, regularly occurring and glossy different types of connection to land are propelled into complicated and dynamic configurations, theorized the following in an cutting edge means as entanglements of customized and modernity.

    Moving among a number of websites, scales, and sorts of collectivity, changing into Landowners finds 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 nation and capital. whilst, the destabilization of energy additionally creates new probabilities for the reassertion of that autonomy, and of the known different types of connection to land during which it really is grounded.


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  • Roots of Bergson's Philosophy by Ben Ami. Scharfstein

    By Ben Ami. Scharfstein

    This ebook was once initially released sooner than 1923, and represents a duplicate of an enormous ancient paintings, holding an identical layout because the unique paintings. whereas a few publishers have opted to observe OCR (optical personality reputation) know-how to the method, we think this results in sub-optimal effects (frequent typographical mistakes, unusual characters and complicated formatting) and doesn't competently defend the historic personality of the unique artifact. We think this paintings is culturally vital in its unique archival shape. whereas we try to appropriately fresh and digitally increase the unique paintings, there are sometimes situations the place imperfections comparable to blurred or lacking pages, bad photos or errant marks could have been brought because of both the standard of the unique paintings or the scanning method itself. regardless of those occasional imperfections, we now have introduced it again into print as a part of our ongoing worldwide booklet maintenance dedication, supplying clients with entry to the very best historic reprints. We savor your knowing of those occasional imperfections, and in actual fact wish you take pleasure in seeing the publication in a structure as shut as attainable to that meant through the unique writer.

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  • La volontà di sapere. Storia della sessualità 1 by Michel Foucault

    By Michel Foucault

    Questo quantity apre una serie di studi che non pretendono di essere continui, né esaustivi; si tratterà di qualche sondaggio in un territorio complesso. Il sogno sarebbe un lavoro di lungo respiro, capace di correggersi a mano a mano che si sviluppa, aperto alle reazioni che suscita, alle congiunture che gli toccherà d'incontrare, e forse a ipotesi nuove. I lettori che si aspettassero di apprendere in che modo according to secoli l. a. gente ha fatto l'amore, o come è stato vietato di farlo - problema serio, importante, difficile -, rischiano di restare delusi. Non ho voluto fare una storia dei comportamenti sessuali nelle società occidentali, ma trattare un problema molto più austero e circoscritto: in che modi questi comportamenti sono diventati oggetti di sapere? Come, cioè in line with quali vie e according to quali ragioni, si è organizzato questo campo di conoscenza che, con una parola recente, chiamiamo l. a. sessualità? Quel che i lettori troveranno qui è los angeles genesi di un sapere - un sapere che vorrei riafferrare alla radice, nelle istituzioni religiose, nelle forme pedagogiche, nelle pratiche mediche, nelle strutture familiari, là dove si è formato, ma anche negli effetti di coercizione che ha potuto avere sugli individui, una volta che li aveva persuasi del compito di scoprire in se stessi los angeles forza segreta e pericolosa di una sessualità." (Dalla prefazione dell'autore all'edizione italiana)

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  • Transcritique: On Kant and Marx by Kojin Karatani

    By Kojin Karatani

    Kojin Karatani's Transcritique introduces a startlingly new measurement to Immanuel Kant's transcendental critique through the use of Kant to learn Karl Marx and Marx to learn Kant. In a right away problem to plain educational methods to either thinkers, Karatani's transcritical readings notice the moral roots of socialism in Kant's Critique of natural cause and a Kantian critique of cash in Marx's Capital . Karatani reads Kant as a thinker who sought to wrest metaphysics from the discredited realm of theoretical dogma on the way to repair it to its right position within the sphere of ethics and praxis. With this as his personal severe version, he then offers a analyzing of Marx that makes an attempt to free up Marxism from longstanding Marxist and socialist presuppositions with a view to find a superb theoretical foundation for a good activism able to steadily superseding the trinity of Capital-Nation-State.

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  • Analogies at War: Korea, Munich, Dien Bien Phu, and the by Yuen Foong Khong

    By Yuen Foong Khong

    From global conflict I to Operation barren region hurricane, American policymakers have again and again invoked the "lessons of historical past" as they meditated taking their country to battle. Do those old analogies truly form coverage, or are they basically instruments of political justification? Yuen Foong Khong argues that leaders use analogies no longer basically to justify guidelines but in addition to accomplish particular cognitive and information-processing initiatives necessary to political decision-making. Khong identifies what those initiatives are and exhibits how they are often used to provide an explanation for the U.S. choice to interfere in Vietnam. hoping on interviews with senior officers and on lately declassified records, the writer demonstrates with a precision no longer attained through earlier experiences that the 3 most crucial analogies of the Vietnam era--Korea, Munich, and Dien Bien Phu--can account for America's Vietnam offerings. a distinct contribution is the author's use of cognitive social psychology to help his argument approximately how people analogize and to provide an explanation for why policymakers frequently use analogies poorly.

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  • Rules and Processes: The Cultural Logic of Dispute in an by John L. Comaroff

    By John L. Comaroff

    Rules and Processes is instantly a compelling essay in social conception and a pathbreaking ethnography of dispute in an African society. at the foundation of a delicate examine of the Tswana of southern Africa, John Comaroff and Simon Roberts problem many of the orthodoxies of criminal anthropology. They argue that the social global, and the dispute strategies that take place inside it, are given shape and which means by means of a dialectical courting among sociocultural buildings and person adventure. The authors discover in a singular method the relatives among tradition and beliefs, method and perform, social motion and human purpose. They improve a version that lays naked the shape and content material of "legal" and "political" discourse in all its variations—a version that money owed for the end result of clash tactics and explains why the Tswana, like humans in different cultures, conceive in their global in an it sounds as if contradictory manner—as rule-governed but inherently open to pragmatic individualism; orderly but inherently fluid and transferring. Rules and Processes deals a clean and persuasive method of our realizing of the dialectics of social life.

    "A paintings of striking scholarship within which theoretical sophistication and ethnographic richness are convincingly matched."—Ian Hamnett, Times greater schooling complement.

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