Jennifer Lynde Barker
Through a series of detailed film case histories ranging from The Great Dictator to Hiroshima mon amour to The Lives of Others, The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film: Radical Projection explores the genesis and recurrence of antifascist aesthetics as it manifests in the WWII, Cold War and Post-Wall historical periods.
Emerging during a critical moment in film history―1930s/1940s Hollywood― cinematic antifascism was representative of the international nature of antifascist alliances, with the amalgam of film styles generated in émigré Hollywood during the WWII period reflecting a dialogue between an urgent political commitment to antifascism and an equally intense commitment to aesthetic complexity. Opposed to a fascist aesthetics based on homogeneity, purity and spectacle, these antifascist films project a radical beauty of distortion, heterogeneity, fragmentation and loss. By juxtaposing documentation and the modernist techniques of surrealism and expressionism, the filmmakers were able to manifest a non-totalizing work of art that still had political impact.
Drawing on insights from film and cultural studies, aesthetic and ethical philosophy, and socio-political theory, this book argues that the artistic struggles with political commitment and modernist strategies of representation during the 1930s and 40s resulted in a distinctive, radical aesthetic form that represents an alternate strand of post-modernism.
This inspiring and informative book reveals the strategies, tools, and culture that completely transformed the Greater Clark County Indiana School District, with 10,600 students in 19 schools, over a three-year period, increasing its student achievement scores in literacy by 26% and in mathematics by 35%.
Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age : Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor
Carlos Colorado and Justin Klassen
Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age, whose title is inspired by Charles Taylor’s magisterial A Secular Age, offers a host of expert analyses of the religious and theological threads running throughout Taylor’s oeuvre, illuminating further his approaches to morality, politics, history, and philosophy. Although the scope of Taylor’s insight into modern secularity has been widely recognized by his fellow social theorists and philosophers, Aspiring to Fullness focuses on Taylor’s insights regarding questions of religious experience.
"Between Apocalypse and Eschaton examines the systematic theology of Henri de Lubac, SJ, one of the most significant Catholic theologians of the twentieth century. While much of the recent work on de Lubac centers on the controversies surrounding his theology of the supernatural, Joseph S. Flipper argues that eschatology is the key to de Lubac's theological project and critical to understanding the nouvelle théologie, the group of theologians with whom de Lubac was associated.
Buying a Business provides practical advice for individuals and managers who are considering buying a business – whether for the first time or as a repeat occurrence. Included is a step-by-step analysis of the two stages of acquisitions. Chapters in the first section deal with preliminary issues to be addressed including business plans. The authors provide buyers with advice on governance and management, accounting, finance, and tax issues that must be addressed in any acquisition.
William Fenton and Barbara E. Reynolds
"From two authors who embrace technology in the classroom and value the role of collaborative learning comes College Geometry Using The Geometer's Sketchpad. The book's truly discovery-based approach guides readers to learn geometry through explorations of topics ranging from triangles and circles to transformational, taxicab, and hyperbolic geometries. In the process, readers hone their understanding of geometry and their ability to write rigorous mathematical proofs"
Isaac McDaniel spent two decades living as a monk at Saint Meinrad Archabbey, in Southern Indiana. Days of Grace and Wonder is a daily chronicle of life inside the cloister of a Benedictine monastery during the exciting years of reform that followed the Second Vatican Council. The book surveys a tapestry of people encountered and places visited, the joys and tensions of life at close quarters with more than a hundred other cenobites, as well as the wider backdrop of nine presidential elections, three papal conclaves, a half-dozen social revolutions and the horrors of September 11th.
Dorothy Day was one of the greatest theologians of the twentieth century. In spite of having no formal training in theology, Day's work and writing on behalf of the poor and oppressed bears eloquent testimony to the creativity and courage of her theological vision. Her journalism for the Catholic Worker and her advocacy for the poor, women, ethnic minorities, and others come together to form a consistent theology of the church and its ministry to the world.
Author Steven Berg offers an interpretation of Plato’s Symposium wherein all the speakers at the banquet - with the exception of Socrates - not only offer their views on the nature of love, but represent Athens and the Athenian enlightenment. Accordingly, Socrates' speech, taken in relation to the speeches that precede it, is shown to articulate the relation between Socrates and the Athenian enlightenment, to expose the limitations of that enlightenment, and therefore finally to bring to light the irresolvable tension between Socrates and his philosophy and the city of Athens even at her most enlightened.
Eric P. Roorda
Contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and more than 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, as well as aspects of the country's politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Dominican Republic.
Joseph M. Thompson
This work provides a basic introduction to Catholic social thought (including Pope Benedict XVI's most recent encyclicals) that focused on its understanding and applications in the 21st century.
Michael Casey and Clyde Crews
An introduction to Trappist ideals, and a history of the Abbey of Gethsemani in particular. Includes many photographs
Michael G. Strawser
"New Media and Digital Pedagogy: Enhancing the Twenty-First-Century Classroom" addresses the influence of new media on instruction, higher education, and pedagogy. The contributors specifically examine the practical and theoretical implications of new media and the influence of new media on education. This book emphasizes the changing landscape of education and technology and creates a foundational lens and framework for thinking through and navigating higher education in a digital and new media driven context.
Thomas Merton and Paul Pearson
Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, was both a poet and a theologian who pondered Christian life. He was praised for his meditations and conversations with God, as well as interfaith dialogue, tolerance, and non-violent activism. This book is a collection of his work, including poems, reflections, and social commentary.
Paul M. Pearson
In these essays, talks, and a stunning selection of his own photographs, Thomas Merton hauntingly evokes the spirituality of a uniquely American sect. Largely remembered today for a legacy of extraordinary craftsmanship, the Shakers espoused a way of life, as Merton shows, with surprising relevance for today. In their approach to work as a form of worship, in their practice of community, their simplicity and rejection of violence, and their profound witness to the Kingdom of God, Merton finds lessons for all Christians. In the Shakers prophetic departure from the American myth of progress, efficiency, and individualism, he finds a message of enduring value for our time.
This book, the fifth of a series in contemporary service-learning topics published by the University of Indianapolis Press, has emerged from presentations at the Fourth International Symposium on Service-Learning held in China in September 2011. The contributors to this text are researchers, educators, and administrators of service-learning pedagogy, theory, and practice from many countries and diverse disciplines.
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