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Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Longest War: Northern Ireland's Troubled History

The Longest War: Northern Ireland's Troubled History
Marc Mulholland

'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland have proved one of the most intractable conflicts in Europe since the Second World War, consistently attracting international attention, particularly from the United States. This highly readable exploration of the central issues and debates about Northern Ireland sets them in the historical context of hundreds of years of conflict. It tackles many questions, such as: What accounts for the perpetuation of ethnic and religious conflict in Ireland? Why has armed violence proven so hard to control? Who are the major figures and issues in the conflict? Can we expect more 'Northern Irelands' in the future?

`The Longest War, a masterly feat of compression . . . is excellent on the paradoxes of political developments since the ceasefires.' Financial Times 26/01/01

`a useful little handbook with some easy-to-access basic information' Irish Democrat April/May 2002

`a brief and helpful introduction to the Troubles. . . . The Volume's great value is that offers a lucidly and lightly written, short introduction to a subject that will continue to haunt many people for a very' TLS 29/03/02

viva IRA

[bende bazen neden tüm terörist gruplara sempatim var diye sormuyor değilim]

Madness: A Brief History - Roy Porter

Joanna Griffiths
Sunday February 10, 2002
The Observer

Roy Porter ends his short history of madness with a teasing question: 'Is Folly jingling its bells again?' More people 'are said to be suffering - indeed claiming to be suffering - from a proliferation of psychiatric syndromes, in a "victim culture" in which benefits may appear to lie in buying into psychiatric paradigms.' Madness is no longer the domain of the witch, the religious seer, or the poetic genius; it is now - as neurosis, trauma, anxiety - the domain of nearly everybody. Those who profess themselves to be unencumbered by mental fragility are seen to be as untrustworthy as the gibbering lunatics of Bedlam, who claimed they were sane.

Porter is no stranger to the mad, having previously written and edited various books on the theme, including the wonderfully cluttered Mind-Forg'd Manacles: A History of Madness in England from the Restoration to the Regency. In Madness: A Brief History he widens the historical remit - to pretty much the Whole of Time - and shortens the book. The result is not quite, as Oliver Sacks suggests in the puff on the back, 'scarcely short of a miracle', but is rather the thrilling rigour of Mind-Forg'd Manacles in expansive holiday-mode - a montage of Porter's favourite lunatics, poets, psychiatrists and phrase-makers.

Porter moves from the 'rational and naturalistic thinking about madness developed by Graeco-Roman philosophers and doctors' to the Christian interpretation of madness as the rage of the divinely inspired or demonically possessed.

He dallies briefly in the lurid realms of medieval witch-hunting, before arriving in the bursting dawn of the Enlightenment, where 'religious madness' was 'pathologised' and understood in medical terms. After ploughing through literary and artistic presentations of insanity, Porter turns to the vogue for institutions, dips briefly into the eighteenth-century cultural fascination with Bedlam, and emerges to discuss the rise of psychiatry and prescription drugs.

Cleverly, Porter suggests that any attempt to define madness is doomed to failure, recycling a favourite quotation from Polonius: to 'define true madness,/ What is't but to be nothing else but mad?' This dispels any need for quibbling over definitions and diagnoses, and allows him to move into a vivid series of case studies, of heroes and villains on both sides of the straitjacket.

Robert Burton is given his due: a mournful seventeenth-century don, who spent his life writing and re-writing The Anatomy of Melancholy , an obsessive account of the depressive disposition, inspired by a sense that 'to live in this sordid, base world, surrounded by despots, tyrants, misers, thieves, slanderers, adulterers, and whole broods of knaves and fools was a melancholy matter'.

William Blake enters for an unsurprising cameo. Blake dreamed that the poet William Cowper - hardly noted for his steely grip on reality - came to him and pleaded: 'O that I were insane always... Can you not make me truly insane?... You retain health and yet are as mad as any of us all - over us all.'

Madness recurs, in its innumerable manifestations, but the understanding of madness is conditioned by time and place. A few theories are rejected: Foucault's whispering theory of the 'great confinement' - incarceration as state power games, not medicine - is dismissed as 'simplistic and over-generalised', disproved by the example of England, where 'not until 1808 was an Act of Parliament passed even permitting the use of public funds for asylums'. Freud is neatly summarised as a 'materialist', 'lionised by the avant-garde as the conquistador of the unconscious'. Porter dismisses retrospective psychoanalysis, suggesting in the case of the fourteenth-century mystic Margery Kempe that 'modern attempts to pin contemporary psychiatric labels on her' will flounder in the absence of a 'master key to Margery's mind'.

Porter appears generally to prefer the eccentric and raving to the experts who fastidiously chained, electric-shocked, doped or hypnotised their patients, depending on the medical consensus of the time.

Treatments nearly as strange as their recipients are held up for gentle ridicule: one of George III's doctors, Francis Willis, ran a Lincolnshire madhouse where the miracle cure lay in the compulsory wearing of 'black coats, white waistcoats, black silk breeches and stockings, and the head of each bien poudrée, frisée, and arrangée'.

Zooming energetically towards the present day, Porter suggests that the rich history of theoretical insights may have all been bluster to no real end: confusion remains. Clinics abound: treating eating disorders, psycho-social problems, sexual dysfunctions.

One generation's obsession with the modish necessity of psychoanalysis becomes the next generation's reliance on the seratonin-kick of Prozac. Mental hypochondria becomes conventional, as the 'idioms of the psychological and the psychiatric replace Christianity and humanism as the ways of making sense of self'.

But, despite the 'ship of fools' ending, Porter stops short of forecasting the decline of the West. His interest is less in commanding polemic, than in the extraordinary variety of attitudes to madness across the centuries.

Through the enthusiastic density of the preceding pages, Porter answers his own question: 'Folly' has never stopped jingling its bells, but we hear different tunes, depending on where we're standing in history.

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Minoans: Life in Bronze Age Crete

Minoans: Life in Bronze Age Crete
Rodney Castleden

In this companion to The Knossos Labyrinth (Routledge, 1990), Castleden gives us an outline of the Minoan culture that, he alleges, is more consistent with recent archaeological evidence: that Knossos was a temple, not a palace, in which occurred not only athletic games and graceful rites, but also human sacrifice and other behaviors pointing to a previously unsuspected dark side to the Minoan personality; and that the Minoan world view and distinctive artistic vision were stimulated by the widespread eating of opium. His revision is not implausible. In early cultures the line between church and state tended to be hazy; so with its architecture. On the other hand, in his zeal to reexamine all traditional theories Castleden frequently proposes scenarios drawn more from psychosocial inference than evidence, yielding arguments less compelling than the originals. A nation of addicts could scarcely have had the energy to execute drug-induced creativity, much less to develop the commercial empire that was ancient Crete under the Minoans. Thought-provoking nonetheless.
-Jo-Ann D. Suleiman, Sanad Support Technologies, Rockville, Md.

minoalılar sizi büyükşehir yapacam

Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics [routledge]

Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics by Isobel Armstrong
(Routledge Critical History of Victorian Poetry)

"To my mind Armstrong's book makes its contribution to the study of Victorian Literature in two key ways. I expect I will return often to her very sophistocated consideration of that old chesnut, the Victorian crystallization of lyric subjectivity in a political-poetical dramaturgy of self-spectatorship. And I find an extraordinary resonance in her formulation of the relationship of Victorian poet and modernist critic.." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

'This book remains a most thought-provoking work.'- EM Contemporary Review

Book Description

Victorian Poetry is a major re-evaluation of the genre by one of the leading scholars of the period. In a work both comprehensive and astute, the author demonstrates the sophisticaiton of Victorian poetry, rescuing it from its longstanding image as `a moralized form of romantic verse'. br br Amrstrong brings together the familiar poets of the era: Swinburne, Tennyson, Hopkins and Browning, and relates them to female and working-class poets. The aesthetics and politics of Victorian poetrym both conservative and radical, are then examined and brought together in a historical discussion that challenges some of the vital issues in contemporary criticism. br br This volume marks an acheivement in the appreciation and understanding of Victorian literature, re-reading Victorian poetry from the midst of contemporary debate.

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Speak - A Short History Of Languages

Speak - A Short History Of Languages - Oxford University Press

This book is a history of human speech from prehistory to the present. It charts the rise of some languages and the fall of others, explaining why some survive and others die. It shows how languages change their sounds and meanings, and how the history of languages is closely linked to the history of peoples. Writing in a lively, readable style, distinguished Swedish scholar Tore Janson makes no assumptions about previous knowledge. He takes the reader on a voyage of exploration through the changing patterns of the world's languages, from ancient China to ancient Egypt, imperial Rome to imperial Britain, Sappho's Lesbos to contemporary Africa. He discovers the links between the histories of societies and their languages; he shows how language evolved from primitive calls; he considers the question of whether one language can be more advanced than another. The author describes the history of writing and looks at the impact of changing technology. He ends by assessing the prospects for English world domination and predicting the languages of the distant future. Five historical maps illustrate this fascinating history of our defining characteristic and most valuable asset.

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Youth and Coping in Twelve Nations : Surveys of 18-20 Year Old Young People

Youth and Coping in Twelve Nations : Surveys of 18-20 Year Old Young People

What are the problems that concern young people today? How do young people cope? This book presents the findings of a team of international researchers including both social scientists and practitioners, who have surveyed more than 5000 youths in twelve countries in order to find answers to these vital questions.

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Understanding Deleuze - Claire Colebrook

Understanding Deleuze - Claire Colebrook

[bu goygoycu tanıtım yazısı için özür dilerim adam gibi 1tane bulamadım]
he best introduction to Deleuze, and to the collective writings of Deleuze and Guattari, available yet! Claire Colebrook has produced a truly accessible pathway into the labyrinthine enchantments offered for contemporary thought by Deleuzianism, making concepts clear, showing their political and theoretical complexity, elaborating their social and artistic relevance. A wonderful, lucid opening onto the new worlds of Deleuze.' Elizabeth Grosz, Rutgers University 'A wonderfully clear introduction to key Deleuzian concepts and to their effectiveness in fields ranging from ethics and politics to cinema, literary and cultural studies. Claire Colebrook provides a series of effortless transitions from Deleuze's philosophical concerns (eg: difference, representation, desire and affect) to concrete problems in a variety of fields. This book is an excellent guide to an important body of critical thought.' Paul Patton, Professor of Philosophy, University of NSW A genuine attempt to think differently, Gilles Deleuze's work challenges, provokes and frustrates. Surprisingly practical as well as innovative, it is now being seen as a 'must read' for students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences. Claire Colebrook's Understanding Deleuze offers a comprehensive and very accessible introduction to his work.

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Deleuze - Desert Islands and Other Texts

Desert Islands and Other Texts (1953-1974)
Gilles Deleuze
Translated by Mike Taormina

"One day, perhaps, this century will be Deleuzian," Michel Foucault once wrote. This book anthologizes 40 texts and interviews written over 20 years by renowned French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, who died in 1995. The early texts, from 1953-1966 (on Rousseau, Kafka, Jarry, etc.), belong to literary criticism and announce Deleuze's last book, Critique and Clinic (1993). But philosophy clearly predominates in the rest of the book, with sharp appraisals of the thinkers he always felt indebted to: Spinoza, Bergson. More surprising is his acknowledgement of Jean-Paul Sartre as his master. "The new themes, a certain new style, a new aggressive and polemical way of raising questions," he wrote, "come from Sartre." But the figure of Nietzsche remains by far the most seminal, and the presence throughout of his friends and close collaborators, Felix Guattari and Michel Foucault. The book stops shortly after the publication of Anti-Oedipus, and presents a kind of genealogy of Deleuze's thought as well as his attempt to leave philosophy and connect it to the outside -- but, he cautions, as a philosopher.

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Deleuze: An Introduction - Todd May

Deleuze: An Introduction - Todd May

This book offers a readable and compelling introduction to the work
of one of the twentieth century’s most important and elusive thinkers.
Other books have tried to explain Deleuze in general terms. Todd May
organizes his book around a central question at the heart of Deleuze’s
philosophy: how might one live? The author then goes on to explain how
Deleuze offers a view of the cosmos as a living thing that provides ways
of conducting our lives that we may not have dreamed of. Through this
approach the full range of Deleuze’s philosophy is covered.
Offering a lucid account of a highly technical philosophy, Todd May’s
introduction will be widely read among those in philosophy, political
science, cultural studies, and French studies.

Todd May is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and
Religion at Clemson University in South Carolina.

1 How Might One Live?
2 Spinoza, Bergson, Nietzsche: The Holy Trinity
3 Thought, Science, and Language
4 The Politics of Difference
5 Lives


Non-philosophy of Deleuze - Gregg Lambert

The Non-Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze takes up Deleuze's most powerful argument on the task of contemporary philosophy in the West. Deleuze argues that it is only through a creative engagement with the forms of non-philosophy--notably modern art, literature and cinema--that philosophy can hope to attain the conceptual resources to restore the broken links of perception, language and emotion. In short, this is the only future for philosophy if it is to repair its fragile relationship to immanence to the world as it is.A sequence of dazzling essays analyze Deleuze's investigations into the modern arts. Particular attention is paid to Deleuze's exploration of Liebniz in relation to modern painting and of Borges to an understanding of the relationship between philosophy, literature and language. By illustrating Deleuze's own approach to the arts, and to modern literature in particular, the book demonstrates the critical significance of Deleuze's call for a future philosophy defined as an "art of inventing concepts."
Table Of Contents
Preface: On the art of commentary
Part I: On the image of though from Leibniz to Borges ("time of its hinges")
1. Philosophy and "non-philosophy"
2. How time places truth in crisis
3. How the problem of judgement
4. The paradox of concepts
Part II: On the (baroque) line
5. "The mind-body problem" and the art of cryptography
6. The riddle of the flesh (the "fuscum subnigrum")
7. On God (the "place vide")
Part III: On the powers of the false
8. The baroque detective: Borges as precursor
9. How the true world became a fable
10. Artaud's problem and ours: belief in the world as it is
11. On the uses (and abuses) of literature for life
Conclusion: On the art of creating concepts

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Deleuze - Dialogues

Gilles Deleuze with Claire Parnet
Translated by Hugh Tomlinson, Barbara Habberjam, and Eliot Albert

"The best introduction to Deleuzian philosophy. A dazzling exposition of Deleuze�s concepts and methodologies, of how to think in new ways in order to liberate life wherever it is imprisoned . . . Dialogues affirms how a new type of revolution is about to become possible."
—Eric Alliez

In the most accessible and personal of his works, Deleuze examines, through a series of discussions with Claire Parnet, such revealing topics as his own philosophical background and development, the central themes of his work, and some of his relationships, in particular with the philosopher Félix Guattari. This new edition contains a new essay, �The Actual and the Virtual.�


Preface to the English Edition Gilles Deleuze
Translators' Introduction
1. A Conversation: What Is It? What Is It For?
2. On the Superiority of Anglo-American Literature
3. Dead Psychoanalysis: Analyse
4. Many Politics
5. The Actual and the Virtual, by translated by Eliot Ross Albert
6. Pericles and Verdi: The Philosophy of François Châtelet, by Translated by Joseph Hughes

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Deleuze - The Fold: Leibniz And The Baroque

Gilles Deleuze - The Fold: Leibniz And The Baroque
Foreword and translation by Tom Conley

"The scope of Deleuze's understanding makes this book pertinent to artists, writers, architects, or anyone generally interested in ideas. The Fold attests to Deleuze's status as one of the most relevant and insightful philosophers." —San Francisco Bay Guardian

"A significant and needed contribution that proposes a radically new conception of the notion of Baroque and, at the same time, is a new interpretation of Leibniz's work." —Réda Bensmaïa

In The Fold, Gilles Deleuze argues that Leibniz's writings constitute the grounding elements of a Baroque philosophy and of theories for analyzing contemporary arts and science. A model for expression in contemporary aesthetics, the concept of the monad is viewed in terms of folds of space, movement, and time. Similarly, the world is interpreted as a body of infinite folds and surfaces that twist and weave through compressed time and space. According to Deleuze, Leibniz also anticipates contemporary views of event and history as multifaceted combinations of signs in motion and of the "modern" subject as nomadic, always in the process of becoming.

go monad go

Deleuze & Guattari - Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari
Preface by Michel Foucault
Translated by Robert Hurley, Mark Seem, and Helen R. Lane

The authors combine elements of the work of Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche to develop a political analysis of desire as it is repressed or expressed in Western culture.

"This is a major philosophical work, by perhaps the most brilliant philosophical mind at work in France today. It is both trendy and technically difficult; it has an interesting cross-resonance with the American counter-culture. There are brilliant and suggestive treatments here of the psychological subject, fascism, repression, collective fantasy, which are quite unequalled elsewhere." —Fredric Jameson

"This book must be read, regardless of its style and complexity. It is relevant to about every sociological orientation, not only within Marxism, and to every specialty within our discipline." —Contemporary Sociology

"Anti-Oedipus, more than any other intersection of Marx and Freud, renders palpable the metaphor of the unconscious as a worker, and does it in a brilliant, appropriately nutty way." —New Republic

I am agony

Deleuze - Empiricism and Subjectivity: An Essay on Hume's Theory of Human Nature

Empiricism and Subjectivity
An Essay on Hume's Theory of Human Nature

Gilles Deleuze
Translated by Constantin V. Boundas

"Anticipates much of Deleuze�s own thought. . . . For those concerned to see the emergence of a distinctive contemporary thought . . . this book is essential."
—David Allison, State University of New York, Stony Brook

At last available in paperback, this book anticipates and explains the post-structuralist turn to empiricism. Presenting a challenging reading of David Hume's philosophy, the work is invaluable for understanding the progress of Deleuze's thought.


Preface to the English-Language Edition
Translator's Introduction: Deleuze, Emipiricism, and the Struggle for Subjectivity
1. The Problem of Knowledge and the Problem of Ethics
2. Cultural World and General Rules
3. The Power of Imagination in Ethics and Knowledge
4. God and the World
5. Empiricism and Subjectivity
Principles of Human Nature
Conclusion: Purposiveness

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