Referentiality and the Films of Woody Allen by Klara Stephanie Szlezák, D. E. Wynter (Editors)
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Overview: Referentiality and the Films of Woody Allen is a scholarly collection that provides expansive exploration of the auteur’s use of intertexuality, referentiality, and fusion of media forms. Its scope is framed by Allen’s intermedial phase beginning in 1983 with Zelig and his most recent film.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
The Philosophy of Hegel by Allen Speight
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Overview: Few philosophers can induce as much puzzlement among students as Hegel. His works are notoriously dense and make very few concessions for a readership unfamiliar with his systematic view of the world. Allen Speight’s introduction to Hegel’s philosophy takes a chronological perspective on the development of Hegel’s system. In this way, some of the most important questions in Hegelian scholarship are illuminated by examining in their respective contexts works such as the Phenomenology and the Logic. Speight begins with the young Hegel and his writings prior to the Phenomenology focusing on the notion of positivity and how Hegel’s social, economic and religious concerns became linked to systematic and logical ones. He then examines the Phenomenology in detail, including its treatment of scepticism, the problem of immediacy, the transition from consciousness to self-consciousness, and the emergence of the social and historical category of Spirit. The following chapter explores the Logic, paying particular attention to a number of vexed issues associated with Hegel’s claims to systematicity and the relation between the categories of Hegel’s logic and nature or spirit (Geist). The final chapters discuss Hegel’s ethical and political thought and the three elements of his notion of absolute spirit: art, religion and philosophy, as well as the importance of history to his philosophical approach as a whole.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
Islamophobia through Christopher Allen
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Overview: Despite a large number of resources suggesting that Islamophobia is changing into each more and more prevalent and societally applicable within the recent global, there stays a loss of textual resources that imagine both the phenomenon itself, or its manifestations and penalties. There isn’t any authoritative textual content that makes an attempt to know or contextualise what could be noticed to be some of the unhealthy prejudices within the recent local weather.Christopher Allen starts through taking a look at tactics of defining and working out Islamophobia. He lines its ancient evolution to the current day, making an allowance for the affect of latest occasions and their aftermath particularly within the wake of the occasions of September 11, earlier than seeking to perceive and comprehend a much wider conception of the phenomenon. A sequence of investigations thematically imagine the function of the media, the recent positioning of Muslims all the way through the sector, and whether or not Islamophobia may also be noticed to be a continuum of ancient anti-Muslimism or anti-Islamism, or whether or not Islamophobia is a wholly trendy thought. The factor of Islamophobia is thought of as from the point of view of the native, regional, and internationalThe prevalence of Islamophobia, and the magnitude of the phenomenon and its penalties, is one who warrants a better investigation on the earth lately. This e-book is each academically and socially related and vital.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Politics & Social Sciences
Computer Science Handbook, Second Edition by Allen B. Tucker (Editor)
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Overview: When you think about how far and fast computer science has progressed in recent years, it’s not hard to conclude that a seven-year old handbook may fall a little short of the kind of reference today’s computer scientists, software engineers, and IT professionals need.
With a broadened scope, more emphasis on applied computing, and more than 70 chapters either new or significantly revised, the Computer Science Handbook, Second Edition is exactly the kind of reference you need. This rich collection of theory and practice fully characterizes the current state of the field and conveys the modern spirit, accomplishments, and direction of computer science.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices
The Apocalypedia: A utopian guide to what is and what isn’t by Darren Allen
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Overview: The Apocalypedia is a countercultural A-Z that pokes fun at modern society, through a friendly but deeply revolutionary collection of flash-essays and comic vignettes.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking: Revised Edition by Allen Carr
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Overview: Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking is the one that really works. It is the world’s bestselling book on how to give up smoking and over nine million copies have been sold worldwide. 2015 marks the 30th anniversary since this ground-breaking book’s first publication. Read this book and you’ll never smoke another cigarette again.
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Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical
Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction by Allen C. Guelzo
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Overview: The Civil War is the greatest trauma ever experienced by the American nation, a four-year paroxysm of violence that left in its wake more than 600,000 dead, more than 2 million refugees, and the destruction (in modern dollars) of more than $700 billion in property. The war also sparked some of the most heroic moments in American history and enshrined a galaxy of American heroes. Above all, it permanently ended the practice of slavery and proved, in an age of resurgent monarchies, that a liberal democracy could survive the most frightful of challenges.
In Fateful Lightning, two-time Lincoln Prize-winning historian Allen C. Guelzo offers a marvelous portrait of the Civil War and its era, covering not only the major figures and epic battles, but also politics, religion, gender, race, diplomacy, and technology. And unlike other surveys of the Civil War era, it extends the reader’s vista to include the postwar Reconstruction period and discusses the modern-day legacy of the Civil War in American literature and popular culture. Guelzo also puts the conflict in a global perspective, underscoring Americans’ acute sense of the vulnerability of their republic in a world of monarchies. He examines the strategy, the tactics, and especially the logistics of the Civil War and brings the most recent historical thinking to bear on emancipation, the presidency and the war powers, the blockade and international law, and the role of intellectuals, North and South.
Written by a leading authority on our nation’s most searing crisis, Fateful Lightning offers a vivid and original account of an event whose echoes continue with Americans to this day.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Eighteen Woody Allen Films Analyzed: Anguish, God and Existentialism by Sander H. Lee
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Overview: Five main topics are explored: the desire of many of his characters to ground their lives in traditional ethical values despite their realization that such values may no longer be certain; the opposition between pessimism and optimism throughout his films; gender issues relating to romantic love, sexual desire, and the ongoing changes in our cultural expectations of both men and women; the idea that contemporary American society is rapidly descending into barbarism precisely because of societal failure to maintain a sense of individual moral responsibility; and a critique of psychoanalysis as a method for understanding human behavior.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General > Performing Arts > Film & Television