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Two-Dimensional Man

An Essay on the Anthropology of Power and Symbolism in Complex Society

Author: Abner Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317400488

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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Central to this original study, first published in 1974, is that Political Man is also Symbolist Man, that man is two-dimensional. The book explores the possibilities of the systematic study of the dialectical interdependence between power relationships and symbolic action in modern, complex society. The discussion focuses on the processes by which interest groups, that cannot organise themselves formally, manipulate different types of symbolic formations to articulate a number of basic organisational functions: distinctiveness, communication, decision-making, authority, ideology and socialisation. The analysis is worked out in terms of specific case studies of different types of groupings, or ‘invisible organisations’ – ethnic, elitist, religious, ritually secret, cousinhood – which go through processes of cultural metamorphosis, shifting from one symbolic strategy to another, in response to changes in their circumstances. In conclusion, the discussion is brought to bear on the study of stratification in large-scale industrial society generally.

Two-Dimensional Man

Author: Paul Sahre

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683350014

Category: Design

Page: 320

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In Two-Dimensional Man, Paul Sahre shares deeply revealing stories that serve as the unlikely inspiration behind his extraordinary thirty-year design career. Sahre explores his mostly vain attempts to escape his "suburban Addams Family" upbringing and the death of his elephant-trainer brother. He also wrestles with the cosmic implications involved in operating a scanner, explains the disappearance of ice machines, analyzes a disastrous meeting with Steely Dan, and laments the typos, sunsets, and poor color choices that have shaped his work and point of view. Two-Dimensional Man portrays the designer's life as one of constant questioning, inventing, failing, dreaming, and ultimately making.

Grafikdesign. Das Ideenbuch

Inspiration von 50 Meistern ihres Fachs

Author: Steven Heller,Gail Anderson

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3830714351

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

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Gutes Grafikdesign basiert neben eigenen Ideen und Kreativität auf Schlüsselelementen, die durchaus erlernt und trainiert werden können. Hierfür analysieren Steven Heller und Gail Anderson herausragende Arbeiten der weltweit renommiertesten Gestalter mit: Von Michael Bierut, Jan Tschichold, Anton Stankowski, Neville Brody und Jessica Hische über Fons Hickmann, Paul Rand und Stefan Sagmeister bis hin zu Seymour Chwast, Otl Aicher, Paul Sahre und Christopher Niemann – erstklassige Projekte von fünfzig Kreativen werden hinsichtlich Kreativität und Techniken beleuchtet. Wie lassen sich Informationen klarer visualisieren? Wie können Lösungen emotional aufgeladen werden? Schließlich bringen die Autoren Handwerk und Konzeption zusammen, erklären, wie sich die Form auf unterschiedliche Art und Weise um den Content schmiegen kann – humorvoll, typografisch oder aber mit dem Spiel von Perspektiven. Last, but not least widmet sich ein ausführliches Kapitel dem Storytelling. Ein umfassendes Arbeitsbuch also, das gerade Newcomer bestens durch ihre Ausbildung begleiten wird.

How Einstein Created Relativity out of Physics and Astronomy

Author: David Topper

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146144781X

Category: Science

Page: 256

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This book tracks the history of the theory of relativity through Einstein’s life, with in-depth studies of its background as built upon by ideas from earlier scientists. The focus points of Einstein’s theory of relativity include its development throughout his life; the origins of his ideas and his indebtedness to the earlier works of Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Mach and others; the application of the theory to the birth of modern cosmology; and his quest for a unified field theory. Treading a fine line between the popular and technical (but not shying away from the occasional equation), this book explains the entire range of relativity and weaves an up-to-date biography of Einstein throughout. The result is an explanation of the world of relativity, based on an extensive journey into earlier physics and a simultaneous voyage into the mind of Einstein, written for the curious and intelligent reader.

One-Dimensional Man

Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society

Author: Herbert Marcuse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113443880X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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One of the most important texts of modern times, Herbert Marcuse's analysis and image of a one-dimensional man in a one-dimensional society has shaped many young radicals' way of seeing and experiencing life. Published in 1964, it fast became an ideological bible for the emergent New Left. As Douglas Kellner notes in his introduction, Marcuse's greatest work was a 'damning indictment of contemporary Western societies, capitalist and communist.' Yet it also expressed the hopes of a radical philosopher that human freedom and happiness could be greatly expanded beyond the regimented thought and behaviour prevalent in established society. For those who held the reigns of power Marcuse's call to arms threatened civilization to its very core. For many others however, it represented a freedom hitherto unimaginable.

Skylark of Valeron

Skylark

Author: E.E. 'Doc' Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575122692

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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As the mighty spaceship Skylark roamed the intergalactic spaceways, scientist Richard Seaton and his companions found a world of disembodied intelligences. A world of four dimensions where time was insanely distorted and matter obeyed no terrestrial laws - where three-dimensional human intellects had to fight hard to thwart malevolent invisible mentalities...

Spaceland

A Novel of the Fourth Dimension

Author: Rudy Rucker

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429980074

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Joe Cube is a Silicon Valley hotshot--well, a would-be hotshot anyway--hoping that the 3-D TV project he's managing will lead to the big money IPO he's always dreamed of. On New Year's Eve, hoping to impress his wife, he sneaks home the prototype. It brings no new warmth to their cooling relationship, but it does attract someone else's attention. When Joe sees a set of lips talking to him (floating in midair) and feels the poke of a disembodied finger (inside him), it's not because of the champagne he's drunk. He has just met Momo, a woman from the All, a world of four spatial dimensions for whom our narrow world, which she calls Spaceland, is something like a rug, but one filled with motion and life. Momo has a business proposition for Joe, an offer she won't let him refuse. The upside potential becomes much clearer to him once she helps him grow a new eye (on a stalk) that can see in the fourth-dimensional directions, and he agrees. After that it's a wild ride through a million-dollar night in Las Vegas, a budding addiction to tasty purple 4-D food, a failing marriage, eye-popping excursions into the All, and encounters with Momo's foes, rubbery red critters who steal money, offer sage advice and sometimes messily explode. Joe is having the time of his life, until Momo's scheme turns out to have angles he couldn't have imagined. Suddenly the fate of all life here in Spaceland is at stake. Rudy Rucker is a past master at turning mathematical concepts into rollicking science fiction adventure, from Spacetime Donuts and White Light to The Hacker and the Ants. In the tradition of Edwin A. Abbott's classic novel, Flatland, Rucker gives us a tour of higher mathematics and visionary realities. Spaceland is Flatland on hyperdrive! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ein Sommer wie kein anderer

Roman

Author: Emma Straub

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426428423

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3658

Ein Familiensommerurlaub und gleichzeitig ein Wendepunkt im Leben aller Beteiligten: ein humorvoller, liebenswerter Familien-Roman Franny und Jim Post begehen ihren 35. Hochzeitstag, Tochter Sylvia hat gerade erfolgreich ihren Highschool-Abschluss gemacht, und Sohn Bobby steht kurz vor der Verlobung mit seiner Langzeitfreundin. Nun freut sich die Familie auf ihren gemeinsamen zweiwöchigen Urlaub mit Freunden auf Mallorca. Denn Sommer, Sonne, Strand und gutes Essen sind perfekt, um die Ereignisse der letzten Wochen gebührend zu feiern und sich gleichzeitig vom stressigen Alltag in Manhattan zu erholen. Doch lange verdrängte Konflikte drohen Harmonie und Entspannung zu zerstören ...

Bilder des Mittelmeer-Raumes

Phasen und Themen der ethnologischen Forschung seit 1945

Author: Yamina Dir

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825869731

Category: Ethnology

Page: 119

View: 9897

"Flatland"

ein Märchen mit vielerlei Dimensionen

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher: RaBaKa-Publishing

ISBN: 9783940185150

Category:

Page: 172

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Die eindimensionale Frau

Author: Nina Power

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783883962825

Category:

Page: 112

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Useful Quasicrystals

Author: Jean-Marie Dubois

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812567888

Category: Science

Page: 482

View: 6281

The aim of this book is to acquaint the reader with what the author regards as the most basic characteristics of quasicrystals structure, formation and stability, properties in relationship with the applications of quasicrystalline materials. Quasicrystals are fascinating substances that form a family of specific structures with strange physical and mechanical properties as compared to those of metallic alloys. This, on the one hand, is stimulating intensive research to understand the most basic properties of quasicrystals in the frame of a generalized crystallography. On the other hand, these properties open the way to technological applications, demonstrated or potential, mostly regarding energy savings. This valuable book discusses those various facets of quasicrystals in five chapters, ending with the authorOCOs own interpretation of the properties with respect to their unique structure."

Biopolitics

Author: Thomas Landon Thorson

Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 216

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MVMA Two-dimensional crash victim simulation: audio-visual program

Author: Bruce M. Bowman; D. Hurley Robbins; Robert O. Bennett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Two-dimensional Manifolds of Bounded Curvature

Author: Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov,Viktor A. Zalgaller

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821818763

Category: Geometry, Differential

Page: 183

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Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice

Author: Catherine Bell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199879281

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 9804

Ritual studies today figures as a central element of religious discourse for many scholars around the world. Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice, Catherine Bell's sweeping and seminal work on the subject, helped legitimize the field. In this volume, Bell re-examines the issues, methods, and ramifications of our interest in ritual by concentrating on anthropology, sociology, and the history of religions. Now with a new foreword by Diane Jonte-Pace, Bell's work is a must-read for understanding the evolution of the field of ritual studies and its current state.

The Fourth Dimension Simply Explained

A Collection of Essays Selected from Those Submitted in the Scientific American's Prize Competition

Author: Henry Parker Manning

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fourth dimension

Page: 251

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Due Considerations

Essays and Criticism

Author: John Updike

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307555801

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 736

View: 6416

“A drop of truth, of lived experienced, glistens in each.” This is how John Updike modestly described his nonfiction pieces, of which Due Considerations is perhaps his most varied, stylish, and personal collection. Here Updike reflects on such writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry James, Don DeLillo, A. S. Byatt, Colson Whitehead, and Margaret Atwood. He visits China, goes to art exhibitions, provides a whimsical and insightful list of “Ten Epochal Moments in the American Libido,” and shares his thoughts on the fall of the Twin Towers, which he witnessed from a tenth-floor apartment in Brooklyn. John Updike was always more than simply one of America’s most acclaimed novelists; he was also, as the Los Angeles Times noted in appraising this volume, “one of the best essayists and critics this country has produced.”

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