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Lewis Mumford

Lewis Mumford
Lewis Mumford, KBE (October 19, 1895 – January 26, 1990) was an American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic. Particularly noted for his study of cities and urban architecture, he had a broad career as a writer. Mumford was influenced by the work of Scottish theorist Sir Patrick Geddes and worked closely with his associate the British sociologist Victor Branford. Life[edit] Mumford was born in Flushing, Queens, New York, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1912.[2] He studied at the City College of New York and The New School for Social Research, but became ill with tuberculosis and never finished his degree. Mumford's earliest books in the field of literary criticism have had a lasting impact on contemporary American literary criticism. In his early writings on urban life, Mumford was optimistic about human abilities and wrote that the human race would use electricity and mass communication to build a better world for all humankind. Related:  People Writers

The Gnostic Religion: Hans Jonas Book Description Publication Date: 16 Jan 2001 The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity Frequently Bought Together Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item? 4.0 out of 5 stars Most Helpful Customer Reviews 10 of 11 people found the following review helpful Format:Paperback "...all investigations of detail over the last half century have proved divergent rather than convergent, and leave us with a portrait of Gnosticism in which the absence of a unifying character seems to be the salient feature" - Hans Jonas, Preface, 1958 No modern writer that I am aware of has brought life to Gnosticism as Jonas has. Jonas provides a broad sweep of the conditions at the time Gnosticism developed at the beginning of the Christian era.

William H. Gass Life[edit] William Howard Gass was born on July 30, 1924, in Fargo, North Dakota. Soon after his birth, his family moved to Warren, Ohio, a steel town, where he attended local schools. He has described his childhood as an unhappy one, with an abusive, racist father and a passive, alcoholic mother; critics would later cite his characters as having these same qualities. His father had been trained as an architect but while serving during the First World War had sustained back injuries that forced him to take a job as a high school drafting and architectural drawing teacher. As a boy he read anything he could get his hands on. Gass taught at The College of Wooster for four years, Purdue University for sixteen, and Washington University in St. Gass is married to the architect Mary Henderson Gass, author of Parkview: A St. Writing and publications[edit] Gass typically devotes enormous attention to sentence construction. [edit] Major works[edit] Omensetter's Luck[edit] The Tunnel[edit] Works[edit]

prisoner page | Green Anarchy Sorry for the lack of Updates To whom it may concern. sorry for the lack of updates, this was due to us being unable to edit anything on this site, the problem is now solved. Lastest prisoner List ECO-DEFENSE PRISONERS Marco Camenisch, Postfach 3143, CH-8105 Regensdorf, Switzerland. Serving 18 years: Ten years for using explosives to destroy electricity pylons leading from nuclear power stations and Eight years for the murder of a Swiss Boarder Guard whilst on the … Continue reading Welcome to Green Anarchy Another page has turned in the story of Green Anarchy, and we hope to have this site up and running again soon after the hiatus. Neil Postman Neil Postman (March 8, 1931 – October 5, 2003) was an American author, media theorist and cultural critic, who is best known by the general public for his 1985 book about television, Amusing Ourselves to Death. For more than forty years, he was associated with New York University. Postman was a humanist, who believed that "new technology can never substitute for human values". Biography[edit] Postman was born to a Jewish family in New York City, where he would spent most of his life.[1] In 1953, he graduated from State University of New York at Fredonia where he played basketball.[2][3] At Teachers College, Columbia University he was awarded a master's degree in 1955 and an Ed.D in 1958.[2] In 1959, he began teaching at New York University (NYU).[2] He died of lung cancer in Flushing, Queens on October 5, 2003.[2] Works[edit] Amusing Ourselves to Death[edit] Amusing Ourselves to Death was translated into eight languages and sold 200,000 copies worldwide. Informing Ourselves to Death[edit]

Vanessa Veselka In 2013, she was a chosen as a MacDowell Fellow, and her November 2012 GQ piece entitled "The Truck Stop Killer" is part of the 2013 edition of Best American Essays.[6] Personal life[edit] Veselka's bio says she has been "a teenage runaway, a sex-worker, a union organizer, and a student of paleontology Writing[edit] Veselka's novel Zazen was serialized online by Arthur Magazine,[11] then published by Richard Nash's imprint Red Lemonade.[12] The book grew out of a short story published by Tin House in 2010,[13] and was nominated for a Ken Kesey Award for Fiction[14] and awarded the $25,000 PEN/Bingham award "for a debut work of fiction that represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise Her nonfiction has dealt with issues of women, violence and the road ("Green Screen," The Truck Stop Killer") as well as rape, mental health ("The Collapsible Woman") and unionization ("the Wake of Protest"). She is currently at work on a new novel.[18] References[edit]

Proteste in aller Welt - Heiliger Zorn der Jugend - Politik Anzeige Die englischen Unruhen hatten einen Fehler: Sie mündeten in sinnlose Randale. Die Blödheit der Randalierer hat es der Regierung erleichtert, in der eigenen Dummheit zu verharren. So leicht machen es die jungen Demonstranten im Rest der Welt ihren Regierungen nicht. Sie demonstrieren friedlich für eine Demokratie, die ihrem eigenen Anspruch gerecht wird: gemeinsam die Zukunft zu gestalten. Ein Kommentar von Heribert Prantl Die Scherben sind zusammengekehrt; die Schaufenster werden neu verglast; Sneakers und Flachbildschirme stehen wieder im Regal; und die ersten Randalierer von London sind kräftig verurteilt. Der britische Premierminister David Cameron hat die jungen Plünderer für krank erklärt und zur Heilung angekündigt, dass ihren Familien die Sozialhilfe entzogen wird. Denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun So leicht machen es die jungen Demonstranten in Spanien und Portugal ihren Regierungen nicht, auch nicht die in Kairo, Tel Aviv und Santiago de Chile. Die Reise nach Jerusalem

Introduction—“Animism” Anselm Franke For the Summer 2012 issue of e-flux journal we are very pleased to present a special “Animism” issue guest-edited by Anselm Franke, curator of the exhibition by the same name. Even if you missed Animism on tour in Europe since it began at Extra City and MUHKA in Antwerp in 2010, you have probably learned of its encompassing mobilization of the systems of inclusion and exclusion defining “science” and “culture.” The various stages of the exhibition have shown the discourse of animism to be a crucial skeleton key for releasing the deadlocks formed by the repressed religious, teleological, and colonial foundations of modernity—the hysteria within its narrative that continues to shape the exhibition formats and sensibilities we are tethered to. The fifth iteration of Animism is now on view at e-flux in New York until July 28. —Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle A ghost is haunting modernity—the ghost of animism. © 2012 e-flux and the author

Pat Parker Pat Parker (January 20, 1944 – June 19, 1989 Houston, Texas) was an African-American lesbian feminist poet.[2][3] Early life[edit] Parker grew up working class poor in Third Ward, Houston, Texas,[4] a mostly African-American part of the city. When she was four years old, her family moved to Sunnyside, Houston, Texas.[6] She left home at seventeen, moved to Los Angeles, California, earning an undergraduate degree there at Los Angeles City College, and a graduate degree at San Francisco State College.[5] She got married (to playwright Ed Bullins) in 1962.[5][7] Parker and Bullins separated after four years and she alluded to her ex-husband as physically violent, and said she was "scared to death of him".[6] She got married a second time, to Berkeley, California writer Robert F. Parker began to identify as a lesbian in the late 1960s, and, in a 1975 interview with Anita Cornwell, stated that "after my first relationship with a woman, I knew where I was going Work Life[edit] Writing[edit]

Karl Marx-Friedrich Engels - Die heilige Familie - IV. Kapitel 1. "Die Union ouvrière" der Flora Tristan <19> Die französischen Sozialisten behaupten: Der Arbeiter macht alles, produziert alles, und dabei hat er kein Recht, keinen Besitz, kurz und gut nichts. "Um alles schaffen zu können, dazu gehört ein stärkeres als ein Arbeiterbewußtsein. Die Kritik vollendet sich hier zu jener Höhe der Abstraktion, in der sie bloß ihre eigenen Gedankenschöpfungen und aller Wirklichkeit widersprechenden Allgemeinheiten für "Etwas", ja für "Alles" ansieht. Der Arbeiter schafft nichts, weil seine Arbeit eine einzeln bleibende, auf sein bloß individuelles Bedürfnis berechnete ist, also weil die einzelnen, zusammengehörigen Zweige der Arbeit in dieser jetzigen Weltordnung getrennt, ja gegeneinander gestellt sind, kurz, weil die Arbeit nicht organisiert ist. "Flora Tristan gibt uns ein Beispiel jenes weiblichen Dogmatismus, der eine Formel haben will und sich dieselbe aus den Kategorien des Bestehenden bildet." 2. 3. Gegenstand! 4. Charakterisierende Übersetzung Nr. 1

An Order of Forest: Notes on “Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection” by Anna Lownhaupt Tsing (Princeton University Press, 2005) | systems Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s most recent book proposes “friction” as a paradigm through which to understand the overlapping and often conflicting objectives of social entities that coalesce around the forest resources of the South Kalimantan region of Borneo. Tsing claims to pioneer a new method for understanding how “local” and “global” intersect through the actions of different groups such as the Meratus Dayak who inhabit South Kalimantan, Indonesian students’ nature clubs, Suharto and post-Suharto governments, foreign mining and timber corporations, and international and domestic NGO’s. While it has become quite commonplace to direct social-scientific fieldwork towards the study of local-global imbrications, Tsing’s work is noteworthy for her deft and continual movement between a particular place and its global tentacles—not only when chronicling the activities of the Meratus Dayak, but also when dealing with international NGO’s and corporations. offers a vivid image of global friction.

Audre Lorde Audre Lorde (born Audrey Geraldine Lorde, February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) was a Caribbean-American writer, radical feminist and civil rights activist. Life and work[edit] Born Audrey Geraldine Lorde, she chose to drop the "y" from her first name while still a child, explaining in Zami: A New Spelling of My Name that she was more interested in the artistic symmetry of the "e"-endings in the two side-by-side names "Audre Lorde" than in spelling her name the way her parents had intended.[2] [3] After graduating from Hunter College High School and experiencing the grief of her best friend Genevieve "Gennie" Thompson's death, Lorde immediately left her parents' home and became estranged from her family. She attended Hunter College from 1954 to 1959 and graduated with a bachelor's degree. In 1968 Lorde was writer-in-residence at Tougaloo College in Mississippi,[5] where she met Frances Clayton, a white professor of psychology, who was to be her romantic partner until 1989. Work[edit] Gerald Raunig, Gene Ray (eds) New publication with texts from the project transform. Contributors: Boris Buden, Rosalyn Deutsche, Marcelo Expósito, Marina Garcés, Brian Holmes, Jens Kastner, Maurizio Lazzarato, Isabell Lorey, Nina Möntmann, Stefan Nowotny, Gerald Raunig, Gene Ray, Raúl Sánchez Cedillo, Simon Sheikh, Hito Steyerl, Universidad Nómada, Paolo Virno 14 09 08 - Tom Waibel In her DVD-project “Antonio Negri. 14 09 08 - Amira Gad Amira Gad's dissertation from 2009 investigates the notion of institutional critique defined as an art practice that questions, comments and criticizes the very institutions involved in the production, display and commerce of art. The spanish autonomous publisher Traficantes de Sueños announces a reader including 12 out of more than 100 transversal-texts published during the transform project. Gerald Raunig / Stefan Nowotny | Wien: Turia + Kant 2008 12 09 08 - Martin Büsser 18 06 08 - Rodrigo Nunes Department of Justice Fails to Appeal Dismissal.

eco-phenomenology | How should we think of nature? What is Ecophenomenology? David Wood (2001) The Need for a Rapprochment with Naturalism In this section, Wood delineates naturalism from the phenomenological project, whereby naturalism is concerned primarily with the laws of causality. He throws out a few adjectives that we might associate with naturalism: “functional explanations and relations of succession, conjunction, and concatenation” (78-9). The phenomenological standpoint, on the other hand, views causality as but one dimension that structures the possibility of factuality, and in particular, perception. My initial assumption would fall in line with someone like Heidegger, who contends that space time is an ontic consideration and that the goal of fundamental ontology is to unearth the intentional underpinnings that anchor this view. The problem with Wood’s intital question, I think is that he seems to be framing phenomenology and naturalism as diametrically oppositional. The Plexity of Time Time as Invisible III. IV. V. VI.

Delmore Schwartz Delmore Schwartz (December 8, 1913 – July 11, 1966) was an American poet and short story writer. Biography[edit] Schwartz was born in 1913 in Brooklyn, New York, where he also grew up. His parents, Harry and Rose, both Romanian Jews, separated when Schwartz was nine, and their divorce had a profound effect on him. In 1930, Schwartz's father suddenly died at the age of 49. Schwartz spent time at Columbia University and the University of Wisconsin before finally graduating from New York University in 1935. In 1937, he also married Gertrude Buckman, a book reviewer for Partisan Review, whom he divorced after six years. For the next couple of decades, he continued to publish stories, poems, plays, and essays, and edited the Partisan Review from 1943 to 1955, as well as The New Republic. In 1959, he became the youngest-ever recipient of the Bollingen Prize, awarded for a collection of poetry he published that year, Summer Knowledge: New and Selected Poems. Tributes to Schwartz[edit]