Studying the "Damned Art": Elite Demonologists and the Construction of Witchcraft in England, 1580-1620

By Elizabeth A. Carlson

This thesis examines English demonologies authored by means of Reginald Scot
(Discoverie of Witchcraft, 1584), William Perkins (Discourse of the Damned artwork, 1608),
George Gifford (Discourse, 1587, and discussion bearing on Witches,1593), and
Alexander Roberts (Treatise of Witchcraft, 1616) throughout the overdue 16th and early
seventeenth centuries to enquire the varieties and features of a pervasive weather of worry
driven by means of anxieties approximately political, non secular, social, and fiscal affliction that
stimulated witchcraft ideals in early smooth England. glossy students display the
complexity of the early sleek ecu witchcraft phenomenon which encompassed
increased matters over the criminal activity of witchcraft and persecution of accused witches,
and this venture demonstrates that elite demonologists inspired and replied to such
concerns of their writings. My qualitative research of those authors’ texts facilities at the
powers attributed to intended witches, the techniques through which witches might be
identified, and the right kind strategies for prosecuting accused witches and divulges that
each writer addressed a bit various underlying anxieties about the
relationship between people, God, and the satan. My research additional monitors the
complex nature of the connection among girls and witchcraft in those works considering
the texts show various rules concerning the courting one of the satan, males, and
women instead of an specific emphasis at the weak spot and susceptibility of girls.
Finally, my research demonstrates that each one 4 authors granted the state’s judicial approach
extensive powers to take care of legislation and order in early glossy English society within the
attempt to stem the consequences of the weather of worry. the numerous divergences between those authors’ arguments show that students can't determine a unmarried, “typical”
demonology, nor suppose that “elite” principles approximately witchcraft have been homogeneous and

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Media and Cultural Studies: Keyworks

Revised and up to date with a unique emphasis on techniques in social media, the second one variation of Media and Cultural experiences: Keyworks stands because the preferred and hugely acclaimed anthology within the dynamic and multidisciplinary box of cultural reports.

  • Features numerous new readings with a unique emphasis on issues when it comes to new media, social networking, feminist media idea, and globalization
  • Includes up-to-date introductory editorials and stronger remedy of social media resembling Twitter and YouTube
  • New individuals comprise Janice Radway, Patricia Hill-Collins, Leah A. Lievrouw, Danah M. Boyd, Nicole B. Ellison, and Gloria Anzaldúa

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Aereality: Essays on the World from Above

By William L. Fox

Photographs AND A STORY

PART 1: Out West
1 Targeting
2 Earthworks
3 The Pit . . .
4 . . . and the Stack
5 The Horizontal City
6 The Angels of Mulholland Drive
7 Surveillance


PART 2: again East
8 Time Flies By
9 The 9-11 Trail
10 The Vertical City
11 flooring Truth


PART three: Down Under
12 Mount Kosciuszko: 2,228 Meters (7,310 Feet)
13 Pennyroyal
14 Lake Eyre: forty nine toes lower than Sea Level
15 Lake Eyre: 4,500 ft Above Sea Level
16 Alice Springs
17 Over Canberra . . . and l. a.

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Writings (Electronic Mediations)

Ten years after his loss of life, Vilém Flusser’s popularity as one in all Europe’s most unique smooth philosophers keeps to develop. more and more influential in Europe and Latin the USA, the Prague-born intellectual’s idea has earlier remained mostly unknown within the English-speaking international. His leading edge writings theorize—and finally embrace—the epochal shift that humanity is present process from what he termed "linear considering" (based on writing) towards a brand new type of multidimensional, visible considering embodied by means of electronic tradition. For Flusser, those new modes and applied sciences of verbal exchange make attainable a society (the "telematic" society) during which discussion among humans turns into the ultimate value.The first English-language anthology of Flusser’s paintings, this quantity screens the extreme variety and subtlety of his mind. some of the essays accrued right here introduce and intricate his idea of verbal exchange, prompted by way of thinkers as different as Martin Buber, Edmund Husserl, and Thomas Kuhn. whereas taking dystopian, posthuman visions of conversation applied sciences under consideration, Flusser celebrates their liberatory and humanizing points. For Flusser, lifestyles used to be similar to being thrown into an abyss of absurd adventure or "bottomlessness"; turning into human required developing which means out of this painful occasion by means of consciously connecting with others, partially via such applied sciences. different essays current Flusser’s concepts at the way forward for writing, the innovative nature of images, the connection among exile and creativity, and his unconventional idea of posthistory. Taken jointly, those essays ensure Flusser’s value and prescience inside of modern philosophy.Vilém Flusser (1920–1991) was once born in Prague and taught philosophy in Brazil. Andreas Ströhl is director of the movie division on the Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes in Munich. Erik Eisel works for a software program expertise corporation in Southern California.

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The Cultural Geography Reader

The Cultural Geography Reader draws together fifty-two vintage and modern abridged readings that characterize the scope of the self-discipline and its key recommendations. Readings have been selected in accordance with their originality, accessibility and empirical concentration, permitting scholars to know the conceptual and theoretical instruments of cultural geography in the course of the grounded learn of prime students within the box. all of the eight sections starts with an advent that discusses the most important thoughts, its heritage and relation to cultural geography and connections to different disciplines and practices. Six to seven abridged publication chapters and magazine articles, each one with their very own targeted introductions, also are integrated in every one part.

The clarity, large scope, and assurance of either vintage and modern items from the USA and united kingdom makes The Cultural Geography Reader appropriate and available for a wide viewers of undergraduate scholars and graduate scholars alike. It bridges different nationwide traditions within the US and united kingdom, in addition to introducing the span of vintage and modern cultural geography. In doing so, it provides the teacher and scholar with a flexible but enduring benchmark text.

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Visual Culture: The Study of the Visual after the Cultural Turn (MIT Press)

By Margaret Dikovitskaya

In fresh years, visible tradition has emerged as a becoming and demanding interdisciplinary box of research. visible tradition regards photos as imperative to the illustration of that means on the planet. It encompasses "high" artwork with out an assumption of its greater prestige. yet regardless of the present proliferation of experiences and courses in visible tradition, there appears to be like no consensus in the box itself as to its scope and ambitions, definitions, and strategies. In Visual Culture, Margaret Dikovitskaya bargains an summary of this new quarter of analysis for you to reconcile its various theoretical positions and comprehend its strength for additional study. Her objective is to teach how visible tradition can stay away from what she defines because the Scylla and Charybdis that threaten it: the inability of a particular item of research (given its departure from the normal hierarchies of artwork historical past) and the growth of the sector to the purpose of incoherence because it turns out to subsume every thing relating to the cultural and the visual.

Dikovitskaya offers us an archaeology of visible tradition, analyzing the "cultural flip" clear of artwork background and the emergence of visible reviews. Drawing on responses to questionnaires, oral histories, and interviews with the field's major students, she discusses first the field's heritage, theoretical frameworks, and strategies, after which examines 4 courses and classes in visible tradition -- these on the collage of Rochester, the collage of Chicago, the college of California at Irvine, and the country collage of latest York at Stony Brook. Bringing jointly concerns of concept and perform, Dikovitskaya charts the way forward for visible tradition courses within the twenty-first century.

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Highbrow/Lowbrow: The Emergence of Cultural Hierarchy in America (The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization)

In this surprisingly wide-ranging examine, spanning greater than a century and overlaying such varied sorts of expressive tradition as Shakespeare, imperative Park, symphonies, jazz, artwork museums, the Marx Brothers, opera, and vaudeville, a number one cultural historian demonstrates how variable and dynamic cultural barriers were and the way fragile and up to date the cultural different types now we have discovered to simply accept as ordinary and everlasting are.

For many of the 19th century, a wide selection of expressive forms--Shakespearean drama, opera, orchestral tune, portray and sculpture, in addition to the writings of such authors as Dickens and Longfellow--enjoyed either excessive cultural prestige and mass recognition. within the 19th century american citizens (in addition to no matter what particular ethnic, category, and local cultures they have been a part of) shared a public tradition much less hierarchically equipped, much less fragmented into fairly inflexible adjectival groupings than their descendants have been to event. through the 20 th century this cultural eclecticism and openness turned more and more infrequent. Cultural area used to be extra sharply outlined and not more versatile than it have been. The theater, as soon as a microcosm of America--housing either the complete spectrum of the inhabitants and the entire variety of leisure from tragedy to farce, juggling to ballet, opera to minstrelsy--now fragmented into discrete areas catering to specified audiences and separate genres of expressive tradition. a similar transition happened in live performance halls, opera homes, and museums. A transforming into chasm among "serious" and "popular," among "high" and "low" tradition got here to dominate America's expressive arts.

"If there's a tragedy during this development," Levine reviews, "it isn't just that thousands of american citizens have been now separated from publicity to such creators as Shakespeare, Beethoven, and Verdi, whom they'd loved in quite a few codecs for far of the 19th century, but in addition that the inflexible cultural different types, when they have been in position, made it so tough for thus lengthy for thus many to appreciate the price and value of the preferred paintings types that have been throughout them. Too lots of those that thought of themselves knowledgeable and cultured misplaced for an important period--and many have nonetheless no longer regained--their skill to discriminate independently, to make things better out for themselves and remember the fact that just because a sort of expressive tradition used to be extensively obtainable and hugely renowned it used to be now not accordingly inevitably without any redeeming price or creative merit."

In this leading edge historic exploration, Levine not just strains the emergence of such conventional different types as intellectual and lowbrow on the flip of the century, yet is helping us to appreciate extra in actual fact either the method of cultural swap and the character of tradition in American society.

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The Blackwell Guide to Literary Theory

By Gregory Castle

This student-friendly textual content introduces scholars to the background and scope of literary conception, in addition to exhibiting them the best way to practice literary research. * Designed for use along fundamental theoretical texts as an creation to concept or along literary texts as a version for appearing literary research. * offers a chain of exemplary readings of specific literary texts similar to Jane Eyre, center of Darkness, Ulysses, To the Lighthouse and Midnight's little ones. * presents a short heritage of the increase of literary concept within the 20th century, so that scholars comprehend the old contexts for various theories. * provides an alphabetically prepared sequence of entries on key figures and guides, from Adorno to Zizek. * good points descriptions of the key activities in literary thought, from serious idea via to postcolonial idea.

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Land, Law and Environment: Mythical Land, Legal Boundaries (Anthropology, Culture and Society)

By Allen Abramson, Dimitrios Theodossopoulus

Members to this quantity take factor with the ‘idealist’ technique within which land and panorama – position and house – are learn as basically expressive and finally poetic. They argue that an excessive amount of emphasis at the subjective building of land obscures the essentially significant experience during which land is additionally used and appropriated: whereas land could have a few subjective, ideological that means, it exists, additionally, as a realistic source. The essays specialise in postcolonial legacies in land legislations, modern disputes and land claims surrounding ancestral lands, conservation matters and highway protests. components coated comprise Western and japanese Europe, West Africa, the Caribbean, Australia and the Pacific, India and Indonesia.

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Introducing Cultural Studies: A Graphic Guide

Covering the floor from Antonio Gramsci to Raymond Williams, postcolonial discourse to the politics of diaspora, feminism to queer thought, technoculture and the media to globalization, Introducing Cultural Studies serves as an insightful consultant to the fundamental options of this attention-grabbing quarter of study.

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