Tradizione, Mito, Storia. La Cultura Politica Della …

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Topics In Classical Automorphic Forms

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To Live and Think Like Pigs by Gilles Châtelet (Chatelet)

To Live and Think Like Pigs: The Incitement of Envy and Boredom in Market Democracies by Gilles Chatelet
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Gilles Châtelet’s scathing polemical tract opens at the end of the 70s, when the liberatory dreams of ’68 are beginning to putrefy, giving rise to conditions more favourable to a new breed of self-deluding ‘nomads’ and voguish ‘gardeners of the creative’. Gulled by a ‘realism’ that reassures them that political struggle is for anachronistic losers, their allegiances began to slide inexorably toward the ‘revolutionary’ forces of the market’s invisible hand, and they join the celebrants of a new order governed by boredom, impotence and envy.. As might be expected of Châtelet-mathematician, philosopher, militant gay activist, political polemicist, praised by contemporaries such as Deleuze and Badiou for his singularly penetrating philosophical mind-this is no mere lament for a bygone age. To Live and Think Like Pigs is the story of how the perverted legacy of liberalism, allied with statistical control and media communication, sought to knead Marx’s ‘free peasant’ into a statistical ‘average man’-pliant raw material for the cybernetic sausage-machine of postmodernity.

Combining the incandescent wrath of the betrayed comrade with the acute discrimination of the mathematician-physicist, Châtelet proceeds to scrutinize the pseudoscientific alibis employed to naturalize ‘market democracy’. As he acerbically recounts, ‘chaos’, ’emergence’, and the discourses of cybernetics and networks merely impart a futuristic sheen to Hobbesian ‘political arithmetic’ and nineteenth-century ‘social physics’-a tradition that places the individual at the center of its apolitical fairy-tales while stringently ignoring the inherently political process of individuation.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Politics & Social Sciences

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Time And Memory by Jo Alyson Parker+

Time And Memory by Jo Alyson Parker, Paul Harris, Michael Crawford
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Overview: Time and Memory comprises essays that deal with the nature of memory as a medium that reflects the passage of time, as a tool for the manipulation of time, and as a reflection of the creative and destructive impulse.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Time and Life Management for Medical Students by Michael Sabel

Time and Life Management for Medical Students and Residents by Michael Sabel
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Overview: …probably the most valuable resource you will need as you enter and begin your medical residency….This handy guide is small enough to fit into your coat pocket and become your trusted companion as you go through your daily rounds visiting your patients. — BIZ INDIA

As grueling as medical studies and training are, with appropriate discipline and time management it is possible to stay afloat, maintain one’s sanity, achieve one’s goals, and still enjoy a fulfilling life. It is the purpose of this book to stimulate thought processes that nurture a healthy attitude toward organizing one’s time and life so as to improve one’s own quality of life as well as the patient’s well-being.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Theory Of Nuclear Fission: A Textbook (lecture …

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Theoretische Mechanik

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The Visual Divide Between Islam and the West by Hatem N. Akil

The Visual Divide Between Islam and the West: Image Perception Within Cross-Cultural Contexts by Hatem N. Akil
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Overview: This book considers the ways in which Muslims view the way they are being viewed, not viewed, or incorrectly viewed, by the West. The book underscores a certain “will-to-visibility” whereby Muslims/ Arabs wish just to be “seen” and to be marked as fellow human beings. The author relates the failure to achieve this visibility to a state of desperation that inextricably and symmetrically ties visibility to violence. When Syrian and Palestinian refugees recently started refusing to be photographed, they clearly ushered the eventual but inevitable collapse of the image and its final futility. The photograph has been completely emptied of its last remaining possibility of signification.

The book attempts to engage with questions about the ways in which images are perceived within cross cultural contexts. Why and how do people from different cultural backgrounds view the same image in opposing ways; why do cartoon, photographs, and videos become both the cause and target of bloody political violence – as witnessed recently by the deadly attacks against Charlie Hebdo in France and in the swift military response by the US, Jordan, France, and others to videotaped violence by ISIS.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Politics & Social Sciences

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The Universal History of Numbers by Georges Ifrah

The Universal History of Numbers: From Prehistory to the Invention of the Computer by Georges Ifrah
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Overview: A riveting history of counting and calculating from the time of the cave dwellers to the late twentieth century, The Universal History of Numbers is the first complete account of the invention and evolution of numbers the world over. As different cultures around the globe struggled with problems of harvests, constructing buildings, educating their citizens, and exploring the wonders of science, each civilization created its own unique and wonderful mathematical system. Dubbed the "Indiana Jones of numbers," Georges Ifrah traveled all over the world for ten years to uncover the little-known details of this amazing story. From India to China, and from Egypt to Chile, Ifrah talked to mathematicians, historians, archaeologists, and philosophers. He deciphered ancient writing on crumbling walls; scrutinized stones, tools, cylinders, and cones; and examined carved bones, elaborately knotted counting strings, and X-rays of the contents of never-opened ancient clay accounting balls. Conveying all the excitement and joy of the process of discovery, Ifrah writes in a delightful storytelling style, recounting a plethora of intriguing and amusing anecdotes along the way.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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The Ultimate Spanish 101 by Ronni L. Gordon

The Ultimate Spanish 101: Complete First-Year Course by Ronni L. Gordon
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Overview: The Ultimate Beginner Program for Communicating in Spanish

If your goal is to communicate in Spanish using authentic structures and a broad vocabulary, The Ultimate Spanish 101 is the program for you! More comprehensive than other language guides or mobile apps, and more concise than a traditional textbook, The Ultimate Spanish 101 leads beginning learners step-by-step to language fluency.

This program consists of 16 lessons, equivalent to a first-year college course, that can be adapted to fit your own schedule. You will develop language skills essential for communication: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Numerous short dialogues, based on everyday situations and reinforced by extensive practice, ensure that you will be ready to put your growing command of the Spanish language into practice.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational Words, Language & Grammar

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The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet by Jeff Kosseff

The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet 1st Edition, by Jeff Kosseff
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Overview: Did you know that these twenty-six words are responsible for much of America’s multibillion-dollar online industry? What we can and cannot write, say, and do online is based on just one law-a law that protects online services from lawsuits based on user content. Jeff Kosseff exposes the workings of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which has lived mostly in the shadows since its enshrinement in 1996. Because many segments of American society now exist largely online, Kosseff argues that we need to understand and pay attention to what Section 230 really means and how it affects what we like, share, and comment upon every day.

The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet tells the story of the institutions that flourished as a result of this powerful statute. It introduces us to those who created the law, those who advocated for it, and those involved in some of the most prominent cases decided under the law. Kosseff assesses the law that has facilitated freedom of online speech, trolling, and much more. His keen eye for the law, combined with his background as an award-winning journalist, demystifies a statute that affects all our lives -for good and for ill. While Section 230 may be imperfect and in need of refinement, Kosseff maintains that it is necessary to foster free speech and innovation.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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The Story Of The Iliad: A Dramatic …

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The Social Foundations Reader: Critical Essays On …

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The Sabarimala Confusion by Nithin Sridhar

The Sabarimala Confusion: Menstruation Across Cultures: A Historical Perspective by Nithin Sridhar
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Overview: Menstruation across Cultures attempts to provide a detailed review of menstruation notions prevalent in India and in cultures from across the world. The world cultures covered in the book include Indic traditions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism; ancient civilisations like Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia and Egypt; and Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Two themes of special focus in the book are: Impurity and Sacrality. While they are often understood as being opposed to each other, the book examines how they are treated as two sides of the same coin, when it comes to menstruation. This is especially true in Indic traditions and pre-Christian polytheistic traditions like Greco-Roman, Mesopotamian and Egyptian. Impurity and Sacrality complement each other to form a comprehensive worldview in these cultures.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Education > Cultural studies

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