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Filosofie, Theologie & Religiewetenschappen
Veganism : politics, practice and theory by
What exactly do vegans believe? Why has veganism become such a critical and criticised social movement, and how does it correspond to wider debates about the environment and sustainability, animal studies, and the media? Eva Haifa Giraud offers an accessible route into the debates that surround vegan politics, which feed into broader issues surrounding food activism and ethical consumption. Giraud presents an overview of both arguments in favor of veganism and the criticisms levelled at vegan politics. She outlines the essential debates and topics that are central to conversations around veganism, including identity, intersectional politics, and activism, with research drawn from literary animal studies, animal geographies, ecofeminism, posthumanism, and new materialism.
The Color of Equality by
Enlightenment thinkers bequeathed a paradoxical legacy to the modern world: they expanded the purview of equality while simultaneously inventing the modern concept of race. The Color of Equality makes sense of this tension by demonstrating that the same Enlightenment impulse--the naturalization of humanity--underlay both of these trends.
The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Philosophy of Science by
The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Philosophy of Science is a comprehensive resource for feminist thinking about and in the sciences. Its 33 chapters were written exclusively for this Handbook by a group of leading international philosophers as well as scholars in gender studies, women's studies, psychology, economics, and political science. The chapters in this extensive, fourth part examine the relevance of feminist philosophical thought for a range of scientific and professional disciplines, including biology and biomedical sciences; psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience; the social sciences; physics; and public policy. The Handbook gives a snapshot of the current state of feminist philosophy of science, allowing students and other newcomers to get up to speed quickly in the subfield and providing a handy reference for many different kinds of researchers.
Facing Up to Mortality Interfaith/Interreligious Explorations by
Late anthropologist Ernest Becker outlined a theory that a major function of culture is to provide answers to the Big Questions people pose in relation to the uniquely human recognition of death and mortality. In Facing Up to Mortality, each chapter interacts with Becker's theory from the perspective of a religious tradition or academic discipline.
Classical Buddhism, Neo-Buddhism and the Question of Caste by
This book examines the interface between Buddhism and the caste system in India. It discusses how Buddhism in different stages, from its early period to contemporary forms--Theravāda, Mahāyāna, Tantrayāna and Navayāna--dealt with the question of caste. It also traces the intersections between the problem of caste with those of class and gender. The volume reflects on the interaction between Hinduism and Buddhism: it looks at critiques of caste in the classical Buddhist tradition while simultaneously drawing attention to the radical challenge posed by Dr B. R. Ambedkar's Navayāna Buddhism or neo-Buddhism. The essays in the book further compare approaches to varṇa and caste developed by modern thinkers such as M. K. Gandhi and S. Radhakrishnan with Ambedkar's criticisms and his departures from mainstream appraisals. With its interdisciplinary methodology, combining insights from literature, philosophy, political science and sociology, the volume explores contemporary critiques of caste from the perspective of Buddhism and its historical context.
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Metaphors of coronavirus : invisible enemy or zombie apocalypse? by
In this timely, wide-ranging and inspiring book, Jonathan Charteris-Black provides detailed and critical insights into the key roles played by metaphor and metonymy in framing the debate around the Covid-19 pandemic. He shows how, through their strong appeal to emotion, metaphors and metonyms form part of an overt moral coercion which reduces the agency of those living through the pandemic. This book deepens our understanding of the ways in which the use of metaphor and metonymy can be used to shape behaviour, providing important insights into the collective experience of the pandemic.
Vertalen in de Nederlanden : een cultuurgeschiedenis by
Niet eerder werd de geschiedenis van het vertalen in Nederland en Vlaanderen uit de doeken gedaan. Deze eerste vertaalgeschiedenis biedt een doorlopend overzicht dat de geschiedenis van het vertalen in de Nederlanden weergeeft van de middeleeuwen tot heden. Over elk van de vijf periodes waarin het boek is opgedeeld, wordt een overkoepelend verhaal verteld door een vooraanstaande kenner, aangevuld met markante gebeurtenissen, momenten en conflicten, portretten van vertalers, cijfermateriaal en een overvloed aan illustraties.
Music and German National Identity by
This book explores the questions of how music came to be associated with German identity, when and how Germans came to be regarded as the "people of music," and how music came to be designated as "the most German art." Drawing on the expertise of leading scholars in German history, musicology, and German literature, the essays assembled here examine philosophy, literature, politics, and social currents, as well as the creation and performance of folk music, art music, church music, jazz, and pop to explore the ways in which music has continued to play a central role in the German national imagination and in shaping German identity.
Papyrus : een geschiedenis van de wereld in boeken by
Irene Vallejo neemt de lezer mee op reis door het leven van dit fascinerende gebruiksvoorwerp. Er zijn haltes op de route bij de slagvelden van Alexander de Grote en bij de villa van Papyri ten tijde van de uitbarsting van de Vesuvius, bij de eerste bekende bibliotheken en werkplaatsen waar manuscripten werden gekopieerd en bij de kampvuren waar verboden boeken brandden. Onderweg verbindt Vallejo klassieke werken met de duizelingwekkende moderne wereld en hedendaagse debatten: Aristophanes en de rechtszaken tegen cartoonisten, Sappho en de literaire stem van vrouwen, Seneca en politiek. Het is een ode aan het geschreven woord die laat zien hoe individuele levens en maatschappijen worden beïnvloed en gevormd door boeken.
Classical antiquity in video games : playing with the ancient world by
This volume explores the varied depictions of the ancient world in video games and demonstrates the potential challenges of games for scholars as well as the applications of game engines for educational and academic purposes. With successful series such as "Assassin's Creed" or "Civilization" selling millions of copies, video games rival even television and cinema in their role in shaping younger audiences' perceptions of the past. Yet classical scholarship, though embracing other popular media as areas of research, has so far largely ignored video games as a vehicle of classical reception. This collection of essays fills this gap with a dedicated study of receptions, remediations and representations of Classical Antiquity across all electronic gaming platforms and genres.
Un-Roman Sex : gender, sexuality, and lovemaking in the Roman provinces and frontiers by
Un-Roman Sex explores how gender and sex were perceived and represented outside the Mediterranean core of the Roman Empire. The volume critically explores the gender constructs and sexual behaviours in the provinces and frontiers in light of recent studies of Roman erotic experience and flux gender identities. At its core, it challenges the unproblematised extension of the traditional Romano-Hellenistic model to the provinces and frontiers. The 11 chapters that make up the volume explore the issues from a variety of angles, providing a balanced and rounded view through use of literary, epigraphic, and archaeological evidence.
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