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Keywords for India A Conceptual Lexicon for the 21st Century

Keywords for India A Conceptual Lexicon for the 21st Century

Author: Rukmini Bhaya (Indian Institute of Technology, India) Nair Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2020

What terms are currently up for debate in Indian society? How have their meanings changed over time? This book highlights key words for modern India in everyday usage as well as in scholarly contexts. Encompassing over 250 key words across a wide range of topics, including aesthetics and ceremony, gender, technology and economics, past memories and future imaginaries, these entries introduce some of the basic concepts that inform the 'cultural unconscious' of the Indian subcontinent in order to translate them into critical tools for literary, political, cultural and cognitive studies. Inspired by Raymond Williams' pioneering exploration of English culture and society through the study of keywords, Keywords for India brings together more than 200 leading sub-continental scholars to form a polyphonic collective. Their sustained engagement with an incredibly diverse set of words enables a fearless interrogation of the panoply, the multitude, the shape-shifter that is 'India'. Through its close investigation and unpacking of words, this book investigates the various intellectual possibilities on offer within the Indian subcontinent at the beginning of a fraught new millennium desperately in need of fresh vocabularies. In this sense, Keywords for India presents the world with many emancipatory memes from India.

Keywords for India A Conceptual Lexicon for the 21st Century

Keywords for India A Conceptual Lexicon for the 21st Century

Author: Rukmini Bhaya (Indian Institute of Technology, India) Nair Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

What terms are currently up for debate in Indian society? How have their meanings changed over time? This book highlights key words for modern India in everyday usage as well as in scholarly contexts. Encompassing over 250 key words across a wide range of topics, including aesthetics and ceremony, gender, technology and economics, past memories and future imaginaries, these entries introduce some of the basic concepts that inform the 'cultural unconscious' of the Indian subcontinent in order to translate them into critical tools for literary, political, cultural and cognitive studies. Inspired by Raymond Williams' pioneering exploration of English culture and society through the study of keywords, Keywords for India brings together more than 200 leading sub-continental scholars to form a polyphonic collective. Their sustained engagement with an incredibly diverse set of words enables a fearless interrogation of the panoply, the multitude, the shape-shifter that is 'India'. Through its close investigation and unpacking of words, this book investigates the various intellectual possibilities on offer within the Indian subcontinent at the beginning of a fraught new millennium desperately in need of fresh vocabularies. In this sense, Keywords for India presents the world with many emancipatory memes from India.

An Ideological Analysis of Breastfeeding in Contemporary America Disciplining the Maternal Body

An Ideological Analysis of Breastfeeding in Contemporary America Disciplining the Maternal Body

Author: Loreen N. Olson, Jenni M. Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2020

An Ideological Analysis of Breastfeeding in Contemporary America: Disciplining the Maternal Body analyzes the discourses involved in the pro-breastfeeding, breast is best paradigm, highlighting how such politically charged rhetoric restrains women's ability to make the choices that are best for them and their families. Loreen Olson and Jenni M. Simon combat the idea that is so often espoused by medical professionals, researchers, and society at large: to be a good parent, one must provide breast milk to the infant in order for the baby to grow into a healthy, productive citizen. By exposing the biases present, Olson and Simon advocate for the need to make discursive space for all parents and all feeding choices. Scholars of communication, rhetoric, gender and women's studies, and feminism will find this book particularly useful.

A Critique of Anti-racism in Rhetoric and Composition The Semblance of Empowerment

A Critique of Anti-racism in Rhetoric and Composition The Semblance of Empowerment

Author: Erec Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2020

A Critique of Antiracism in Rhetoric and Composition: The Semblance of Empowerment critiques current antiracist ideology in rhetoric and composition, arguing that it inadvertently promotes a deficit-model of empowerment for both students and scholars. Erec Smith claims that empowerment theory--which promotes individual, communal, and strategic efficacy--is missing from most antiracist initiatives, which instead often abide by what Smith refers to as a primacy of identity an over-reliance on identity, particularly a victimized identity, to establish ethos. Scholars of rhetoric, composition, communication, and critical race theory will find this book particularly useful.

Queer Literacies Discourses and Discontents

Queer Literacies Discourses and Discontents

Author: Mark McBeth Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2020

In a documentarian investigation of the major LGBTQ archives in the United States, Queer Literacies: Discourses and Discontents identifies the homophobic discourses that prevailed in the twentieth-century by those discursive forces that also sponsored the literacy acquisition of the nation. Mark McBeth tracks down the evidence of how these sponsors of literacy-families, teachers, librarians, doctors, scientists, and government agents-instituted heteronormative platforms upon which public discourses were constructed. After pinpointing and analyzing how this disparaging rhetoric emerged, McBeth examines how certain LGBTQ advocates took counter-literacy measures to upend and replace those discourses with more Queer-affirming articulations. Having lived contemporaneously while these events occurred, McBeth incorporate narratives of his own lived experience of how these discourses impacted his own reading, writing, and researching capabilities. In this auto-archival research investigation, McBeth argues that throughout the twentieth century, Queer literates revised dominant and oppressive discourses as a means of survival and world-making in their own words. Scholars of rhetoric, gender studies, LGBTQ studies, literary studies, and communication studies will find this book particularly useful.

High-Tech Trash Glitch, Noise, and Aesthetic Failure

High-Tech Trash Glitch, Noise, and Aesthetic Failure

Author: Carolyn L. Kane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2020

A free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press' Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. High-Tech Trash analyzes creative strategies in glitch, noise, and error to chart the development of an aesthetic paradigm rooted in failure. Carolyn L. Kane explores how technologically influenced creative practices, primarily from the second half of the twentieth and first quarter of the twenty-first centuries, critically offset a broader culture of pervasive risk and discontent. In so doing, she questions how we continue onward, striving to do better and acquire more, despite inevitable disappointment. High-Tech Trash speaks to a paradox in contemporary society in which failure is disavowed yet necessary for technological innovation.

An Advanced Introduction to Semantics A Meaning-Text Approach

An Advanced Introduction to Semantics A Meaning-Text Approach

This book is an advanced introduction to semantics that presents this crucial component of human language through the lens of the 'Meaning-Text' theory - an approach that treats linguistic knowledge as a huge inventory of correspondences between thought and speech. Formally, semantics is viewed as an organized set of rules that connect a representation of meaning (Semantic Representation) to a representation of the sentence (Deep-Syntactic Representation). The approach is particularly interesting for computer assisted language learning, natural language processing and computational lexicography, as our linguistic rules easily lend themselves to formalization and computer applications. The model combines abstract theoretical constructions with numerous linguistic descriptions, as well as multiple practice exercises that provide a solid hands-on approach to learning how to describe natural language semantics.

An Advanced Introduction to Semantics A Meaning-Text Approach

An Advanced Introduction to Semantics A Meaning-Text Approach

Author: Igor (Universite de Montreal) Mel'cuk, Jasmina (Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia) Milicevic Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2019

This book is an advanced introduction to semantics that presents this crucial component of human language through the lens of the 'Meaning-Text' theory - an approach that treats linguistic knowledge as a huge inventory of correspondences between thought and speech. Formally, semantics is viewed as an organized set of rules that connect a representation of meaning (Semantic Representation) to a representation of the sentence (Deep-Syntactic Representation). The approach is particularly interesting for computer assisted language learning, natural language processing and computational lexicography, as our linguistic rules easily lend themselves to formalization and computer applications. The model combines abstract theoretical constructions with numerous linguistic descriptions, as well as multiple practice exercises that provide a solid hands-on approach to learning how to describe natural language semantics.

Information Und Wissen - Beitraege Zum Transdisziplinaeren Diskurs Beitraege Des Symposions in Berlin Am 21. Und 22. April 2016

Information Und Wissen - Beitraege Zum Transdisziplinaeren Diskurs Beitraege Des Symposions in Berlin Am 21. Und 22. April 2016

Author: Kristina Pelikan Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2019

Information und Wissen stellen einen wesentlichen sozialen, kulturellen und oekonomischen Faktor der Gesellschaft dar. In dem Band, der auf ein Symposion 2016 in Berlin zuruckgeht, werden sie aus erkenntnis-, informations- und sprachtheoretischer Perspektive diskutiert. Schwerpunkte bilden dabei: Grundsatzliche UEberlegungen zu Information und Wissen, das Fehlen von und Zweifel an Wissen, Quantitat und Qualitat von Information aus dem Internet, Zusammenhange zwischen Wissen und Sprache.

Doing Pragmatics

Doing Pragmatics

Author: Peter (Professor Emeritus, Durham University) Grundy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2019

Doing Pragmatics is a popular reader-friendly introduction to pragmatics. Embracing the comprehensive and engaging style which characterized the previous editions, this fourth edition has been fully revised. Doing Pragmatics extends beyond theory to promote an applied understanding of empirical data and provides students with the opportunity to 'do' pragmatics themselves. A distinctive feature of this textbook is that virtually all the examples are taken from real world uses of language which reflect the emergent nature of communicative interaction. Peter Grundy consolidates the strengths of the original version, reinforcing its unique combination of theory and practice with new theory, exercises and up-to-date real data and examples. This book provides the ideal foundation for all those studying pragmatics within English language, linguistics and ELT/ TESOL.

Critical and Corpus-Based Approaches to Intercultural Rhetoric

Critical and Corpus-Based Approaches to Intercultural Rhetoric

Author: Diane Belcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2019

This volume uniquely explores critical and corpus-based perspectives on intercultural rhetoric. Many chapters examine what is meant by culture and how that affects research and pedagogy, particularly with regard to new forms of literacy. The contents of this book are well situated within a tradition of inquiry that has developed since Kaplan's famous 1966 article while at the same time exploring new areas of interest with new kinds of research tools like corpus linguistics, which has greatly impacted how intercultural rhetoric is researched. The volume has four parts: Corpus and Critical Perspectives, which features chapters by Ulla Connor and Will Baker; Critical-Analytical Approaches, which features chapters by Xiaoye You, Ramon Escamilla, and Guillaume Gentil; Corpus-Based Approaches, which features chapters by Eric Friginal, Amanda Lanier Temples and Gayle Nelson, and Viviana Cortes and Jack A. Hardy; and Next Steps, which features a chapter by Suresh Canagarajah and the sequel to the conversation between Dwight Atkinson and Paul Kei Matsuda that was begun in 2008. In his Afterword, Joel Bloch has called this volume a testament to the endurance of intercultural rhetoric.

Geographies of Writing Inhabiting Places and Encountering Difference

Geographies of Writing Inhabiting Places and Encountering Difference

Author: Nedra Reynolds Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2019

Twenty-first-century technological innovations have revolutionized the way we experience space, causing an increased sense of fragmentation, danger, and placelessness. In Geographies of Writing: Inhabiting Places and Encountering Difference , Nedra Reynolds addresses these problems in the context of higher education, arguing that theories of writing and rhetoric must engage the metaphorical implications of place without ignoring materiality. Geographies of Writing makes three closely related contributions: one theoretical, to reimagine composing as spatial, material, and visual; one political, to understand the sociospatial construction of difference; and one pedagogical, to teach writing as a set of spatial practices. Aided by seven maps and illustrations that reinforce the book's visual rhetoric, Geographies of Writing shows how composition tasks and electronic space function as conduits for navigating reality.