Radical Reflections

Passionate Opinions on Teaching, Learning, and Living
Author: Mem Fox
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156079471
Category: Education
Page: 173
View: 9994
A proponent of the "whole language" approach to reading and writing offers insights into the learning process and tells how to encourage children to care about reading and writing

Toward Forever

Radical Reflections on History and Art
Author: Tony McKenna
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1789043581
Category: Philosophy
Page: 272
View: 800
Toward Forever: Radical Reflections on History and Art is a diverse, colourful and eclectic set of essays of historical and cultural analyses. From the genesis of Islam as a social movement, to an account of Goya's art in the context of feudal absolutism and the Napoleonic wars, to The Da Vinci Code, and much more besides. McKenna is a classical Marxist not shy of addressing popular culture, past and present, works often ignored by other Marxist critics increasingly confined to Academia and its high-brow concerns.

Radical reflection and the origin of the human sciences

Author: Calvin O. Schrag
Publisher: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 134
View: 9389
This is a book about the human sciences. However, it is not a treatise on scientific methodology nor is it a proposal for a unification of the human sciences through an integration of their findings within a general conceptual scheme.

The Universe Bends Toward Justice

Radical Reflections on the Bible, the Church, and the Body Politic
Author: Obery M. Hendricks, Jr.
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1608330192
Category: Religion
Page: 254
View: 8970
In these passionate and wide-ranging essays Obery Hendricks offers a challenging engagement with spirituality, economics, politics, contemporary Christianity, and the abuses committed in its name. Among his themes: the gap between the spirituality of the church and the spirituality of Jesus; the ways in which contemporary versions of gospel music "sensationalize" today's churches into social and political irrelevance; how the economic principles and policies espoused by the religious right betray the most basic principles of the same biblical tradition they claim to hold dear; the domestication of Martin Luther King's message to foster a political complacency that dishonors King's sacrifices. He ends with a stinging rebuke of the religious right's idolatrous "patriotism" in a radical manifesto for those who would practice "the politics of Jesus" in the public sphere.

Letters Lived

Radical Reflections, Revolutionary Paths
Author: Sheila Sampath
Publisher: Sumach Press
ISBN: 9781927513156
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 131
View: 4493
An accessible new collection that reminds us we all have the power to shape the world.

Radical Newcastle

Author: James Bennett,Nancy Cushing,Erik Eklund
Publisher: NewSouth
ISBN: 1742241964
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 9826
The Star Hotel in Newcastle has become a site of defiance for the marginalized young and dispossessed working class. To understand the whole story of the Star Hotel riot, it should be seen in the context of other moments of resistance such as the 1890 Maritime Strike, Rothbury miners' lockout in 1929 and the recent battle for the Laman Street fig trees. As Australia’s first industrial city, Newcastle is also a natural home of radicalism but until now, the stories which reveal its breadth and impact have remained untold. Radical Newcastlebrings together short illustrated essays from leading scholars, local historians and present day radicals to document both the iconic events of the region’s radical past, and less well known actions seeking social justice for workers, women, Aboriginal people and the environment

Pedagogies in the Flesh

Case Studies on the Embodiment of Sociocultural Differences in Education
Author: Sarah Travis,Amelia M. Kraehe,Emily J. Hood,Tyson E. Lewis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319595997
Category: Education
Page: 220
View: 2377
This book presents a collection of vivid, theoretically informed descriptions of flashpoints––educational moments when the implicit sociocultural knowledge carried in the body becomes a salient feature of experience. The flashpoints will ignite critical reflection and dialogue about the formation of the self, identity, and social inequality on the level of the preconscious body.

Reflections on Radical Catholic Reactionaries

Author: Dave Armstrong
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304338495
Category: Religion
Page: 146
View: 4172
I have sought to analyze (minus proper names, a la Trent) the premises, presuppositions, logical and ecclesiological bottom lines and (in a word), the spirit of a false and divisive radical Catholic reactionary strain of thought held by a distinctive and tiny sub-group of Catholics. The term traditionalism has been co-opted by groups and schools of thought within Catholicism that vary quite widely. It's similar to the love and adoption of the word Christian by many sects that are not Christian at all (since they deny the Holy Trinity or the divinity of Jesus Christ). Apologists and other observers need to differentiate groups that are using the same name, for purposes of identification and critique, and to prevent misunderstandings as to exactly what we are contending against as error. The book doesn't oppose the Tridentine Mass, or traditional liturgical practice and devotion (nor traditional morality and catechesis), but rather, far more radical ideas held by some Catholics.

Reflections of a Born-Again Pagan Radical

Author: E. Craig Coffin
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595402054
Category: Fiction
Page: 308
View: 6034
"Reflections of a Born-Again Pagan Radical evokes the powerful revolutionary spirit of the '60's." -Kedron Bryson, Baytree Press Jenny and Noces meet as students at the University of Southern California. They fall in love during a psychedelic pilgrimage to Mexico. Inspired by the profound socio-political upheaval of the 1960's, they shed their conservative backgrounds and plunge into the growing transnational counterculture, joining forces in rejecting the American system and building one of their own. Roving throughout North America, Western Europe, Mexico, Morocco, Jamaica and Nicaragua, the gutsy pair create an enterprise trading in psychedelics and enlightening herbs, while establishing their own radical political network. Opening themselves to totally new dimensions of mystical awareness, Jenny and Noces celebrate the magic, ecstasy and wonder of life. Exercising the social responsibility that accompanies enlightenment, they find themselves on the frontlines, battling riot police during the 1968 Democrat Convention in Chicago and the May Day 1971 take-over of the Washington Monument, and supporting the national student strike protesting Nixon's Cambodia invasion; in Mexico City, they're attacked by paramilitaries in a squatter settlement; finally, in Nicaragua, they end up joining armed revolutionaries in an assault on a military command center. While presenting a fascinating era in vivid detail, Reflections of a Born-Again Pagan Radical delivers urgent, timeless truths.

The Culture of Autobiography

Constructions of Self-representation
Author: Robert Folkenflik
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804720489
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
View: 6089
Focusing primarily on the period from the eighteenth-century to the present, this interdisciplinary volume takes a fresh look at the institutions and practices of autobiography and self-portraiture in Europe, the United States and other cultures.

Reflections on the Religious, the Ethical, and the Political

Author: Calvin O. Schrag,Michael Paradiso-Michau
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739145932
Category: Philosophy
Page: 188
View: 8724
This volume consists of a thematic arrangement of fourteen essays on the interconnected issues of religion, ethics, and politics. A trans- or post-disciplinary praxis-based approach is advanced and employed, as the essays here collected provide a critical supplement to the author s published book projects."

The Paradoxes of Transparency

Science and the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management in Europe
Author: Douglas Clyde Wilson
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089640606
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 303
View: 8705
"The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is the central scientific network within the massive set of bureaucracies that is responsible for Europe's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). While spending the past 25 years failing to sustain Europe's fish stocks, this management system also became adept at making the lives of its scientists miserable. Now it is being confronted by the complex challenge of an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management. If this combination of a multi-national bureaucracy, hard politics, and scientific uncertainty has made it impossible to maintain many individual fish stocks, how are decisions going to be made that consider everything from sea birds to climate change? The old political saw that "if you can't solve a problem, make it bigger" has never been put to a test like this! Yet ICES has begun to rise in an impressive way to the scientific challenge of providing advice for an ecosystem approach within the world's most cumbersome fisheries management system. This book lays out the results of extensive sociological research on ICES and the decision making systems into which it feeds. ICES is finding ways to provide effective advice in the many situations where scientific advice is needed but a clear, simple answer is out of reach. In spite of the difficulties, scientists are beginning to help the various parties concerned with management to deal with facts about nature in ways that are more useful and transparent"--Publisher's description.

Marketing Apocalypse

Eschatology, Escapology and the Illusion of the End
Author: Jim Bell,Stephen Brown,David Carson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113468925X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 314
View: 1579
The present volume of essays examines the extent to which the end of marketing is nigh. The authors explore the present state of marketing scholarship and put forward a variety of visions of marketing in the twenty first century. Ranging from narratology to feminism, these suggestions are always enlightening, often provocative and occasionally outrageous. Maketing Apocalypse is required reading for anyone interested in the future of marketing.

Foundations of Morality, Human Rights, and the Human Sciences

Phenomenology in a Foundational Dialogue with the Human Sciences
Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka,Calvin O. Schrag
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400969759
Category: Science
Page: 581
View: 8428
The essays in this volume constitute a portion of the research program being carried out by the International Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences. Established as an affiliate society of the World Institute for Ad vanced Phenomenological Research and Learning in 1976, in Arezzo, Italy, by the president of the Institute, Dr Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, this particular society is devoted to an exploration of the relevance of phenomenological methods and insights for an understanding of the origins and goals of the specialised human sciences. The essays printed in the first part of the book were originally presented at the Second Congress of this society held at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 12-14 July 1979. The second part of the volume consists of selected essays from the third convention (the Eleventh International Congress of Phenomenology of the World Phenomen ology Institute) held in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1981. With the third part of this book we pass into the "Human Rights" issue as treated by the World Phenomenology Institute at the Interamerican Philosophy Congress held in Tallahassee, Florida, also in 1981. The volume opens with a mono graph by Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka on the foundations of ethics in the moral practice within the life-world and the social world shown as clearly distinct. The main ideas of this work had been presented by Tymieniecka as lead lectures to the three conferences giving them a tight research-project con sistency.

Feminisms Matter

Debates, Theories, Activism
Author: Victoria Bromley
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442605022
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
View: 8955
In this lively narrative, newcomers to women's and gender studies, feminist politics, history, and sociology explore a refreshing take on a subject matter often loaded with assumptions. Feminist theories are viewed through the critical intersections of race, class, sexuality, age, and ability, and are embedded in the experiences of everyday life, allowing Bromley to engage readers in doing theory, in making sense of concepts like "power" and "privilege," and in effecting social change. Using a variety of pedagogical devices, including provocative images, discussion questions, and classroom activities, Feminisms Matter helps readers cultivate a way of thinking critically about their everyday worlds.

Belief and Its Neutralization

Husserl's System of Phenomenology in Ideas I
Author: Marcus Brainard
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791452196
Category: Philosophy
Page: 331
View: 9845
The definitive commentary on Husserl's Ideas I.

A Companion to Rationalism

Author: Alan Nelson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118394208
Category: Philosophy
Page: 528
View: 5210
This book is a wide-ranging examination of rationalist thought in philosophy from ancient times to the present day. Written by a superbly qualified cast of philosophers Critically analyses the concept of rationalism Focuses principally on the golden age of rationalism in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries Also covers ancient rationalism, nineteenth-century rationalism, and rationalist themes in recent thought Organised chronologically Various philosophical methods and viewpoints are represented

Reflections of a Radical Moderate

Author: Elliot L. Richardson
Publisher: Pantheon
Category: Political Science
Page: 284
View: 7058
A Washington insider explores the growth of political cynicism and the growing hostility of American citizens toward government, in a collection of essays that address a variety of issues of concern and explore what it means to be a responsible American today. 40,000 first printing. Tour.

Love & Will

Author: Rollo May
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393078779
Category: Psychology
Page: 352
View: 8692
"An extraordinary book on sex and civilization....An important contribution to contemporary morality."—Newsweek The heart of man's dilemma, according to Rollo May, is the failure to understand the real meaning of love and will, their source and interrelation. Bringing fresh insight to these concepts, May shows how we can attain a deeper consciousness.

Men Among the Ruins

Post-War Reflections of a Radical Traditionalist
Author: Julius Evola
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620558580
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 328
View: 5811
Julius Evola's masterful overview of the political and social manifestations of our time, the "age of decline" known to the Hindus as the Kali Yuga. • Reveals the occult war that underlies the crises that have become a prevailing feature of modern life. • Includes H. T. Hansen's definitive essay on Evola's political life and theory. Men Among the Ruins is Evola's frontal assault on the predominant materialism of our time and the mirage of progress. For Evola and other proponents of Traditionalism, we are now living in an age of increasing strife and chaos: the Kali Yuga of the Hindus or the Germanic Ragnarok. In such a time, social decadence is so widespread that it appears as a natural component of all political institutions. Evola argues that the crises that dominate the daily lives of our societies are part of a secret occult war to remove the support of spiritual and traditional values in order to turn man into a passive instrument of the powerful. Evola is often regarded as the godfather of contemporary Italian fascism and right-wing radical politics, but attentive examination of the historical record--as provided by H. T. Hanson's definitive introduction--reveals Evola to be a much more complex figure. Though he held extreme right-wing views, he was a fearless critic of the Fascist regime and preferred a caste system based on spirituality and intellect to the biological racism championed by the Nazis. Ultimately, he viewed the forces of history as comprised by two factions: "history's demolition squad" enslaved by blind faith in the future and those individuals whose watchword is Tradition. These latter stand in this world of ruins at a higher level and are capable of letting go of what needs to be abandoned in order that what is truly essential not be compromised.