The Resource A time for the humanities: : futurity and the limits of autonomy, (ebook)

A time for the humanities: : futurity and the limits of autonomy, (ebook)

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A time for the humanities: : futurity and the limits of autonomy
Title
A time for the humanities:
Title remainder
futurity and the limits of autonomy
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eng
Summary
This book brings together an international roster of renowned scholars from disciplines including philosophy, political theory, intellectual history, and literary studies to address the conceptual foundations of the humanities and the question of their future. What notions of the future, of the human, and of finitude underlie recurring anxieties about the humanities in our current geopolitical situation? How can we think about the unpredictable and unthought dimensions of praxis implicit in the very notion of futurity? The essays here argue that the uncertainty of the future represents both an opportunity for critical engagement and a matrix for invention. Broadly conceived, the notion of invention, or cultural poiesis, questions the key assumptions and tasks of a whole range of practices in the humanities, beginning with critique, artistic practices, and intellectual inquiry, and ending with technology, emancipatory politics, and ethics. The essays discuss a wide range of key figures (e.g., Deleuze, Freud, Lacan, Foucault, Kristeva, Irigaray), problems (e.g., becoming, kinship and the foreign, "disposable populations" within a global political economy, queerness and the death drive, the parapoetic, electronic textuality, invention and accountability, political and social reform in Latin America), disciplines and methodologies (philosophy, art and art history, visuality, political theory, criticism and critique, psychoanalysis, gender analysis, architecture, literature, art). The volume should be required reading for all who feel a deep commitment to the humanities, its practices, and its future
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Midwest
Dewey number
001.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1964-
  • 1961-
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  • Bono, James J.
  • Dean, Tim
  • Ziarek, Ewa P±onowska
  • hoopla digital
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  • Humanities
  • Humanities
  • Autonomy
  • Humanities
  • Geopolitics
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Social change
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adult
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A time for the humanities: : futurity and the limits of autonomy, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780823229215
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11827763
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remote
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11827763
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MWT11827763
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A time for the humanities: : futurity and the limits of autonomy, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823229215
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11827763
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11827763
System control number
MWT11827763
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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