Throwing down the theoretical gauntlet, Lee Edelman outlines a radically uncompromising new ethics of queer theory. His searing polemic takes aim at the figure of the child, whom he contends is the lynchpin of an entire rhetoric and politics of "reproductive futurity." Edelman argues that in the popular imaginary, the child--innocent, angelic, and imperiled--represents the possibility of the future and the queer is constructed as its radical negation, as the embodiment of morbidity, corruption, and stasis. He insists that in such a thoroughly heteronormative culture, the efficacy of queerness lies in its resistance to the social and political order. In No Future, Edelman urges queers to abandon accommodation and embrace their status as figures beyond the consensus of those always "fighting for the children." Looking to literature and film, No Future offers several models of queer characters who take a perverse pleasure in repudiating the cult of the child. Edelman makes a compelling case for imagining Charles Dickens's Ebeneezer Scrooge without Tiny Tim and George Eliot's Silas Marner without little Eppie. Looking to Alfred Hitchcock's films North by Northwest and The Birds, he embraces two of the director's most notorious creations: the sadistic Leonard stepping on the hand that holds the heterosexual couple above the abyss and the birds themselves, predators attacking couples and children. Edelman breathes new life into psychoanalytic theory as he brings it to bear not just upon film and literature but also upon current political issues such as gay marriage and gay parenting. A call to arms for a queer theory too often banalized, No Future is sure to incite passionate debate.
Diese Anthologie enthält ein Dutzend Science-Fiction-Erzählungen, teils utopisch, teils dystopisch, angesiedelt zwischen sehr naher und sehr ferner Zukunft – und in einem Fall in der Vergangenheit. Mit dabei sind natürlich die üblichen Verdächtigen (Aliens, Astronauten und Zeitreisende), doch auch Menschen wie Du und Ich, die sich mit manchmal etwas zweifelhaften Errungenschaften von Technik und Gesellschaft herumschlagen dürfen ... Neun Texte wurden bereits in Anthologien und Zeitschriften veröffentlicht; drei sind Erstveröffentlichungen. Die ersten drei Geschichten sind unter dem gleichen Titel gesondert als Gratis-Leseprobe erhältlich. "Relokation" wurde 2018 für den Deutschen Science-Fiction-Preis als beste Kurzgeschichte nominiert.
"Jung kaputt spart Altersheim“: Eigentlich wollten sie nie alt werden, die Punks der 70er und 80er Jahre, oder glaubten zumindest nicht daran, dass die Welt heute überhaupt noch existieren würde. Jetzt, 25, 30 Jahre später, sind sie Konzernmanager oder Regisseur, Großmutter oder Fernsehstar, Millionär oder immer noch am Existenzminimum. Wir haben sie besucht, und dabei entstanden sehr persönliche Interviews - mit Gestrandeten und Desillusionierten, Heldinnen und Lebenskünstlern. In diesem Buch erzählen sie ihre Geschichte und damit die Geschichte einer Rebellion namens Punk. Mit dabei: Schorsch Kamerun, Guy Helminger, Susanne Reimann, Manuel Andrack, Mario Irrek, Trini Trimpop, Margita Haberland, Frank Z., Peter Hein, Deutscher W, Karl Nagel u. v. m. — Fehlfarben, Abwärts, Die Toten Hosen, Hack Mack Jackson, Family 5, KMFDM, Slime, Bärchen und die Milchbubis, Emils, Die Goldenen Zitronen, Östro 430, Male, OHL, Krupps u. v. a.
Das Buch für naturwissenschaftlich interessierte Leser, die sich Gedanken machen über die anstehenden Probleme einer zahlenmäßig rasch zunehmenden Weltbevölkerung. Das Buch klärt über den bisher allgemein kaum bekannten Nutzen der sogenannten Großpilze auf. Es sind Pilze, die man sonst von Spaziergängen in Wald und Wiese kennt und die man im Handel kaufen kann. Wie können Großpilze dazu beitragen die Menschheit zu retten?Können Ernährungsprobleme in armen Ländern Afrikas durch Großpilze gelöst werden?Gelingt eine Revitalisierung ganzer geschädigter Wälder?Und was haben Pilze auf dem Mars zu suchen?Diese und weitere spannende Fragen werden im Verlauf der Kapitel beantwortet. Die Leser bekommen Einblicke in die Geheimnisse und Arbeitsweisen einer Wissenschaft, die, wie auch Pilze, im Verborgenen aktiv ist, deren Bedeutung rapide steigt, obwohl sie bisher nur von relativ wenigen Forschern betrieben wird.
An innovative history of British youth culture during the 1970s and 1980s, charting the full spectrum of punk's cultural development.
Diese Leseprobe enthält drei von zwölf Science-Fiction-Erzählungen aus der gleichnamigen Anthologie. Die Stories sind teils utopisch, teils dystopisch, angesiedelt zwischen sehr naher und sehr ferner Zukunft – und in einem Fall in der Vergangenheit. Mit dabei sind natürlich die üblichen Verdächtigen (Aliens, Astronauten und Zeitreisende), doch auch Menschen wie Du und Ich, die sich mit manchmal etwas zweifelhaften Errungenschaften von Technik und Gesellschaft herumschlagen dürfen ...Für "Relokation" wurde der Autor 2018 für den Deutschen Science-Fiction-Preis nominiert.
The first book of its kind in English, Beyond No Future: Cultures of German Punk explores the texts and contexts of German punk cultures. Notwithstanding its "no future" sloganeering, punk has had a rich and complex life in German art and letters, in German urban landscapes, and in German youth culture. Beyond No Future collects innovative, methodologically diverse scholarly contributions on the life and legacy of these cultures. Focusing on punk politics and aesthetics in order to ask broader questions about German nationhood(s) in a period of rapid transition, this text offers a unique view of the decade bookended by the "German Autumn†? and German unification. Consulting sources both published and unpublished, aesthetic and archival, Beyond No Future's contributors examine German punk's representational strategies, anti-historical consciousness, and refusal of programmatic intervention into contemporary political debates. Taken together, these essays demonstrate the importance of punk culture to historical, political, economic, and cultural developments taking place both in Germany and on a broader transnational scale.
There's never been a better time to be outside the consensus -- and if you don't believe it, then peer into these genre-defining essays from The Baffler, the magazine that's been blunting the cutting edge of American culture and politics for a quarter of a century. Here's Thomas Frank on the upward-falling cult of expertise in Washington, D.C., where belonging means getting the major events of our era wrong. Here's Rick Perlstein on direct mail scams, multilevel marketing, and the roots of right-wing lying. Here's John Summers on the illiberal uses of innovation in liberal Cambridge, Massachusetts. And here's David Graeber sensing our disappointment in new technology. (We expected teleportation pods, antigravity sleds, and immortality drugs. We got LinkedIn, which, as Ann Friedman writes here, is an Escher staircase masquerading as a career ladder.) Packed with hilarious, scabrous, up to-the-minute criticism of the American comedy, No Future for You debunks "positive thinking" bromides and business idols. Susan Faludi debunks Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's phony feminist handbook, Lean In. Evgeny Morozov wrestles "open source" and "Web 2.0" and other pseudorevolutionary meme-making down to the ground. Chris Lehmann writes the obituary of the Washington Post, Barbara Ehrenreich goes searching for the ungood God in Ridley Scott's film Prometheus, Heather Havrilesky reads Fifty Shades of Grey, and Jim Newell investigates the strange and typical case of Adam Wheeler, the student fraud who fooled Harvard and, unlike the real culprits, went to jail. No Future for You offers the counternarrative you've been missing, proof that dissent is alive and well in America. Please be warned, however. The writing that follows is polemical in nature. It may seek to persuade you of something.Copublished with The Baffler. ContributorsChris Bray, Mark Dancey, Barbara Ehrenreich, Susan Faludi, Thomas Frank, Ann Friedman, James Griffioen, David Graeber, A. S. Hamrah, Heather Havrilesky, Chris Lehmann, Rhonda Lieberman, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Evgeny Morozov, Jim Newell, Rick Perlstein, John Summers, Maureen Tkacik
No Future Without Forgiveness is a quintessentially humane account of an extraordinary life. Desmond Tutu describes his childhood and coming of age in the apartheid era in South Africa. He examines his reactions on being able to vote for the first time at the age of 62 - and on Nelson Mandela's election, also his feelings on being Archbishop of Cape Town and his award of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. No Future Without Forgiveness is also his fascinating experience as head of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The latter was a pioneering international experiment to expose many of the worst atrocities committed under apartheid, and to rehabilitate the dignity of its victims. Tutu draws important parallels between the Commissioners' approach to the situation in South Africa with other areas of conflict such as Northern Ireland, the Middle East, Rwanda and the Balkans.
Paul W. Carlin, Th.D, Ph.D. of The Therapon Institute. (An Christian counseling licensing and certification institution) writes Forgive as an interrelated concept among the disciplines of psychology, theology and spiritual growth has grown since the 1990's. Christian counselors and clinicians now point to forgiveness as a useful and necessary part of the wounded person's healing process. Dr. J. M. Brandsma writes in the Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology and Counseling, "Forgiveness is overcoming of negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors not by denying the offense or the right to be hurt or angry, but by viewing the offender with acceptance ( if not compassion) so that the forgiver can be healed. Forgiveness is not denial or indifference, pardon, reconciliation, condoning, excusing, passive forgetting, weakness, or an interpersonal game. Forgiveness in do way cancels the crime, but it works to take care of the distortions caused by the unhealthy aspects of anger and resentment so that the person may achieve peace of mind and body." How to forgive is the big question. In the 12 steps to forgiveness, Michael has imparted revelation truth in a simple and organized format that will be extremely helpful. Now, with the introduction of Michael's book, "forgiveness focus groups," can become a reality. The work is Biblical and powerful and much needed in the kingdom of God. The ministry and there laity are both crippled by the plague of unforgiveness. Marriages fail, churches crumble and lives are eventually emotionally destroyed because of unforgiveness. Washed up on the beaches of rescue missions and the streets of our large cities are mentally impaired people who were drowned in the sea of unforgiveness. May God bless and use Michael's book to set many Christians free. Paul W. Carlin, Th.D, Ph.D. The Therapon Institute
When a rogue debutant Slayer begins to use her power for evil, Giles is forced to recruit the rebellious Faith, who isn't exactly known for her good deeds. Giles offers Faith a clean slate if she can stop this snooty Slayer from wreaking total havoc—that is, if Buffy doesn't beat her to it. Georges Jeanty (The American Way) remains at the top of his game as series artist, and Whedon continues as Executive Producer in this direct follow-up to Season Seven of the smash-hit TV series. * Eisner award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y:The Last Man, Ex Machina) tackles Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight. * Collecting issue #6-10 of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight series. * "The dialogue is Whedonesque and I can hear how the actors would read there lines. It's fun and witty and we're treated to more fantastical stories than the WB/UPN could ever pony up the money to do." -Comic Book Resources Executive produced by Buffy creator Joss Whedon.
A top legal scholar is honoured with this commemorative publication. The contributions reflect the unusual range of Reinhard Böttcher's work.

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