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📒Rejuvenating The Humanities ✍ Ray Broadus Browne
✏Rejuvenating the Humanities Book Summary : The twenty essays in this effort to bring new vitality to the humanities range through fields familiar in life but unfamiliar in the humanities canon. They include leisure, folk cultures, material culture, pornography, comics, animal rights, Black studies, traveling, and, of course, the bugbear of academics, television.
📒The Value Of The Humanities ✍ Helen Small
✏The Value of the Humanities Book Summary : The Value of the Humanities provides a critical account of the principal arguments used to defend the value of the Humanities. The claims considered are: that the Humanities study the meaning-making practices of culture, and bring to their work a distinctive understanding of what constitutes knowledge and understanding; that, though useful to society in many ways, they remain laudably at odds with, or at a remove from, instrumental use value; that they contribute to human happiness; that they are a force for democracy; and that they are a good in themselves, to be valued 'for their own sake'. Engaging closely with contemporary literary and philosophical work in the field from the UK and US, Helen Small distinguishes between arguments that retain strong Victorian roots (Mill on happiness; Arnold on use value) and those that have developed or been substantially altered since. Unlike many works in this field, The Value of the Humanities is not a polemic or a manifesto. Its purpose is to explore the grounds for each argument, and to test its validity for the present day. Tough-minded, alert to changing historical conditions for argument and changing styles of rhetoric, it promises to sharpen the terms of the public debate.
📒Chaos In The Humanities ✍ Patrick Brady
✏Chaos in the humanities Book Summary : The deconstructionist, postmodernist era is over & the 1990s are alive with an exciting new, uniquely interdisciplinary avant-garde based on chaos & complexity theory which, in its relationism, holism, & constructionism, is very different from what preceded it. This volume provides the educated reader with a clear, general introduction to this new avant-garde. The criteria for chaos theory are extrapolated from mathematics & physics: firstly, concealed order, self-similarity, nonlinearity, constrained randomness & entropy; secondly, feedback mechanisms & holism; those for complexity theory are emergence & negentropy. The practical application of these criteria to the humanities & social sciences, notably literary theory & criticism & the analysis of culture, is then illustrated by a series of essays on literary works by Robert Frost, Tennessee Williams, & Jean Giono & on the philosophical & anthropological theories of Rene Girard, Michel Serres & others, & a review article on works by N. Katherine Hayles (CHAOS & ORDER), M. Mitchell Waldrop (COMPLEXITY), & Roger Lewin (COMPLEXITY). If you ever wanted to grasp quickly & painlessly the essence of this theory, this is the volume for you. It tells you "everything you ever wanted to know about chaos & complexity theory & were afraid to ask".
📒Retooling The Humanities ✍ Daniel Coleman
✏Retooling the Humanities Book Summary : Is market-driven research healthy? Responding to the language of “knowledge mobilization” that percolates through Canadian postsecondary education, the literary scholars who contributed these essays address the challenges that an intensified culture of research capitalism brings to the humanities in particular. Stakeholders in Canada's research infrastructure—university students, professors, and administrators; grant policy makers and bureaucrats; and the public who are the ultimate inheritors of such knowledge—are urged to examine a range of perspectives on the increasingly entrepreneurial university environment and its growing corporate culture.
📒Acquisitions And Collection Development In The Humanities ✍ Linda S Katz
✏Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Humanities Book Summary : Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Humanities is a one-of-a-kind guide on the procedures, approaches, and principles needed to make sound decisions in acquiring materials in various areas of the humanities. It gives you an inside look at managerial concerns in documentary delivery, changing budgetary needs, and fluctuations in journal prices and helps you address many of the important questions in acquisitions and collection development within both traditional and technological environments. As contributing author Dennis Dillon puts it, the ultimate goal of humanities librarians “is not to acquire information bytes and bits, but to promote integrity: integrity of texts, integrity of selection, the integrity of the collection, and the integrity of the library and its ultimate purpose.” This objective underlies this multifaceted and comprehensive collection of articles, as the authors address many interesting issues, developments, and challenges in the field, including: selecting candidates for digitization and producing e-texts collecting in areas that don’t have immediate utility or that may be unpopular what librarians need to know about the humanities as a discipline in order to effectively meet the informational and technological needs of their constituencies online discussion groups as useful sources of webliographic information cooperative collection building the importance of maintaining a high degree of local ownership for materials the principles, criteria, and tools needed to develop a Native American studies collection document-driven and use-driven approaches to collecting acquiring and preserving records that chronicle the role played by African Americans in the United States’development Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Humanities can help professional librarians, graduate school faculty, and students in information and library science acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for building a broadly based and academically responsive collection. It will certainly help you keep up with changes in the information environment and show you how the tools you’ve developed for selecting traditional library materials will be useful as you grapple with electronic texts, “spider” search mechanisms on the Web, becoming a webliographer, and budget shortfalls.
📒Psychoanalysis And The Humanities ✍ Laurie Adams
✏Psychoanalysis And The Humanities Book Summary : First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
📒Nietzsche And The Modern Crisis Of The Humanities ✍ Peter Levine
✏Nietzsche and the Modern Crisis of the Humanities Book Summary : Levine argues that Strauss and Derrida have much in common, including an idealist, reified concept of culture that both inherited from Nietzsche. Levine interprets all of Nietzsche's basic doctrines in terms of this concept. Nietzsche's definition of culture produced epistemological and moral dilemmas for him and his followers, and encouraged them to devise alternatives to mainstream humanities. Levine, however, offers an alternative paradigm of culture that better fits the data and allows us to understand and defend the humanities as a source of value.
📒Electronic Texts In The Humanities ✍ Susan Hockey
✏Electronic Texts in the Humanities Book Summary : With word processing and the Internet, computing is much more part and parcel of the everyday life of the humanities scholar, but computers can do much more than assist with writing or Internet searching. This book introduces a range of tools and techniques for manipulating and analysing electronic texts in the humanities. It shows how electronic texts can be used for the literary analysis, linguistic analysis, authorship attribution, and the preparation and publication of electronic scholarly editions. It assesses the ways in which research in corpus and computational linguistics can feed into better electronic tools for humanities research. The tools and techniques discussed in this book will feed into better Internet tools and pave the way for the electronic scholar of the twenty-first century.
📒The Sciences And The Humanities ✍ W. T. Jones
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📒Death And The Humanities ✍ Sharon Scholl
✏Death and the Humanities Book Summary : Examines the variety of treatments of the theme of death in the works of painters, sculptors, novelists, poets, and composers.