barbed wire an ecology of modernity

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Barbed Wire

Author : Reviel Netz
ISBN : 9780819570765
Genre : History
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In this original and controversial book, historian and philosopher Reviel Netz explores the development of a controlling and pain-inducing technology—barbed wire. Surveying its development from 1874 to 1954, Netz describes its use to control cattle during the colonization of the American West and to control people in Nazi concentration camps and the Russian Gulag. Physical control over space was no longer symbolic after 1874. This is a history told from the perspective of its victims. With vivid examples of the interconnectedness of humans, animals, and the environment, this dramatic account of barbed wire presents modern history through the lens of motion being prevented. Drawing together the history of humans and animals, Netz delivers a compelling new perspective on the issues of colonialism, capitalism, warfare, globalization, violence, and suffering. Theoretically sophisticated but written with a broad readership in mind, Barbed Wire calls for nothing less than a reconsideration of modernity.

Barbs Prongs Points Prickers Stickers

Author : Robert T. Clifton
ISBN : 0806108762
Genre : History
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Contains a complete and illustrated catalogue of antique barbed wire.

Barbed Wire

Author : Joanne S. Liu
ISBN : 0878425578
Genre : History
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How the invention of barbed wire transformed the open range of the West into fenced land, creating a violent clash of cultures.

The Devil S Rope

Author : Alan Krell
ISBN : 186189144X
Genre : Art
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Barbed wire, as a tool of control, has played a critical role in the modern experience. It also has another history constructed through image and text in the arts, media and popular culture. This work critically examines these representations.

The Shaping Of Deduction In Greek Mathematics

Author : Reviel Netz
ISBN : 0521541204
Genre : History
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An examination of the emergence of the phenomenon of deductive argument in classical Greek mathematics.

Animals Disease And Human Society

Author : Joanna Swabe
ISBN : 9781134675395
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores the history and nature of our dependency on other animals and the implications of this for human and animal health. Writing from an historical and sociological perspective, Joanna Swabe's work discusses such issues as: * animal domestication * the consequences of human exploitation of other animals, including links between human and animal disease * the rise of a veterinary regime, designed to protect humans and animals alike * implications of intensive farming practices, pet-keeping and recent biotechnological developments. This account spans a period of some ten thousand years, and raises important questions about the increasing intensification of animal use for both animal and human health.

Quantum Computing Since Democritus

Author : Scott Aaronson
ISBN : 9780521199568
Genre : Computers
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Takes students and researchers on a tour through some of the deepest ideas of maths, computer science and physics.

Pleasure Dome

Author : Yusef Komunyakaa
ISBN : 9780819574725
Genre : Poetry
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Best known for Neon Vernacular, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1994, and for Dien Cai Dau, a collection of poems chronicling his experiences as a journalist in Vietnam, Yusef Komunyakaa has become one of America’s most compelling poets. Pleasure Dome gathers the poems in these two distinguished books and five others—over two and a half decades of Komunyakaa’s work. In addition, Pleasure Dome includes 25 early, uncollected poems and a rich selection of 18 new poems.

Modernity And Technology

Author : Thomas J. Misa
ISBN : 0262633108
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Studies of the co-construction of technology and modernity that lay the foundation for a new, interdisciplinary field.

Integral Spirituality

Author : Ken Wilber
ISBN : 083482244X
Genre : Self-Help
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Integral Spirituality is being widely called the most important book on spirituality in our time. Applying his highly acclaimed integral approach, Ken Wilber formulates a theory of spirituality that honors the truths of modernity and postmodernity—including the revolutions in science and culture—while incorporating the essential insights of the great religions. He shows how spirituality today combines the enlightenment of the East, which excels at cultivating higher states of consciousness, with the enlightenment of the West, which offers developmental and psychodynamic psychology. Each contributes key components to a more integral spirituality. On the basis of this integral framework, a radically new role for the world’s religions is proposed. Because these religions have such a tremendous influence on the worldview of the majority of the earth’s population, they are in a privileged position to address some of the biggest conflicts we face. By adopting a more integral view, the great religions can act as facilitators of human development: from magic to mythic to rational to pluralistic to integral—and to a global society that honors and includes all the stations of life along the way.

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