Theatricality and Performativity: Writings on Texture from Plato's Cave to Urban Activism

Theatricality and Performativity: Writings on Texture from Plato's Cave to Urban Activism By Teemu Paavolainen
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 293 Pages | ISBN : 3319732250 | 6.79 MB
This book defines theatricality and performativity through metaphors of texture and weaving, drawn mainly from anthropologist Tim Ingold and philosopher Stephen C. Pepper. Tracing the two concepts' various relations to practices of seeing and doing, but also to conflicting values of novelty and normativity, the study proceeds in a series of intertwining threads, from the theatrical to the performative: Antitheatrical (Plato, the Baroque, Michael Fried); Pro-theatrical (directors Wagner, Fuchs, Meyerhold, Brecht, and Brook); Dramatic (weaving memory in Shaffer's Amadeus and Beckett's Footfalls); Efficient (from modernist "machines for living in" to the "smart home"); Activist (knit graffiti, clown patrols, and the Anthropo(s)cene). An approach is developed in which ‘performativity' names the way we tacitly weave worlds and identities, variously concealed or clarified by the step-aside tactics of ‘theatricality'.
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¡No Pasaran!: Writings from the Spanish Civil War

¡No Pasaran!: Writings from the Spanish Civil War by Pete Ayrton by Pete Ayrton
English | April 21st, 2016 | ASIN: B017T7DY1S, ISBN: 1681772167, 1846689988 | 416 pages | EPUB | 0.60 MB
The Spanish Civil War captured the imaginations of writers and readers around the world. No Pasaran! collects thirty-eight of the most vivid, poignant stories to come out of the conflict, by writers from across the political, geographical and artistic spectrum.
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A Fragile Union New and Selected Writings

A Fragile Union: New and Selected Writings by Joan Nestle
English | January 2nd, 2018 | ASIN: B01DRYY1XM, ISBN: 157344040X | 230 pages | EPUB | 2.06 MB
A Fragile Union is Joan Nestle's collection of intimate essays and narratives about lesbian sexuality, butch-femme relationships, sex writing, the importance of preserving lesbian and gay history, the love between lesbians and gay men, and the "often-shaky camaraderie among lesbians that as community continues to flex its diversity."

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The Published Writings of Wilbur and Orville Wright (Smithsonian History of Aviation)

The Published Writings of Wilbur and Orville Wright (Smithsonian History of Aviation) by Rick Young, Peter L. Jakab
English | June 21st, 2016 | ASIN: B01E2H0BPU, ISBN: 1560989386, 1588341429 | 368 pages | EPUB | 9.22 MB
For the first time, nearly seventy of Wilbur and Orville Wright's published writings are brought together in a single, annotated reference. Spanning the decades from the brothers' turn-of-the-century experiments with gliders until Orville's death in 1948, the articles describe the design of their aircraft, early test flights, and camp life at Kitty Hawk. Because Wilbur's sudden death in 1912 ended any hope that the Wrights would produce a book of their own, the articles collected in this volume are their only published words.
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Burn the Binary! : Selected Writings on the Politics of Trans, Genderqueer and Nonbinary
Burn the Binary! : Selected Writings on the Politics of Trans, Genderqueer and Nonbinary by Riki Wilchins
English | October 1st, 2017 | ASIN: B0763JBBDX, ISBN: 1626014078 | 298 pages | EPUB | 0.28 MB

An icon of transgender activism for three decades, Riki Wilchins is the author of four influential books on genderqueer, trans politics, and queer theory. Riki Wilchins has been a pioneering and influential thinker and writer for a quarter of a century. Now this single volume offers a selection of Riki's most penetrating and insightful pieces, as well as the best of two decades of Riki's online columns for The Advocate never before collected. Think of this as Riki Wilchin's greatest hits!
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Recovering Native American Writings in the Boarding School Press

Jacqueline Emeryو "Recovering Native American Writings in the Boarding School Press"
English | 2017 | ISBN: 0803276753 | 366 pages | EPUB | 2.3 MB
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Condorcet: Political Writings

Steven Lukes, Nadia Urbinati, "Condorcet: Political Writings"
2012 | ISBN: 1107605393, 1107021014 | English | 262 Pages | PDF | 3.05 MB
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Mahan on Naval Strategy Selections from the Writings of Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan

Alfred Thayer Mahan, "Mahan on Naval Strategy: Selections from the Writings of Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan"
ISBN: 1591145597 | 2015 | EPUB | 432 pages | 1 MB

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Damned Fools in Utopia: And Other Writings on Anarchism and War Resistance

Nicolas Walter, David Goodway, "Damned Fools in Utopia: And Other Writings on Anarchism and War Resistance"
English | 2011 | ISBN: 160486222X | 304 pages | PDF | 1.2 MB
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The Best Writings of Ulysses S. Grant

The Best Writings of Ulysses S. Grant
by Ulysses S. Grant and John F. Marszalek
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0809334119 | 236 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
In this collection, editor John F. Marszalek presents excerpts from Grant's most insightful and skillfully composed writings and provides perspective through introductory tying each piece to the next.

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