The Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger

This collection investigates modern imperialist practices and their management of hunger through its punctuated distribution amongst asymmetrically related marginal populations.

Author: Anastasia Ulanowicz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319474855

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

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This collection investigates modern imperialist practices and their management of hunger through its punctuated distribution amongst asymmetrically related marginal populations. Drawing on relevant material from Egypt, Ireland, India, Ukraine, and other regions of the globe, The Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger is a rigorously comparative study made up of ten essays by well-established scholars from universities around the world. Since modernity, we have been inhabitants of a globe increasingly connected through discourses of equal access for all humans to the resources of the planet, but the volume emphasizes alongside this reality the flagrant politicization of those same resources. From this emphasis, the essays in the volume place into relief the idea that ideological and aesthetic discourses of hunger could inform ethical thinking and practices about who or what constitutes the figure of the modern historical human.

Role of Educational Institutions in Helping to Alleviate World Hunger

Hearing Before the Select Committee on Hunger, House of Representatives,
Ninety-eighth Congress, Second Session, ... which men and women have made
to the political , economic , social , and aesthetic dimensions of American life .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Hunger

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Category: Agricultural education

Page: 458

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Promises of the Political

( Badiou 2008b , 139 ) Every time we seek to mix scientific facts with aesthetic ,
political , economic , and moral values , we ... products ) the final solution for
world hunger and a more sustainable life for the millions of people who go
hungry now .

Author: Erik Swyngedouw

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262535653

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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The possibility of a new emancipatory and democratizing politics, explored through the lens of recent urban insurgencies. In Promises of the Political, Erik Swyngedouw explores whether progressive and emancipatory politics is still possible in a post-political era. Activists and scholars have developed the concept of post-politicization to describe the process by which “the political” is replaced by techno-managerial governance. If the political domain has been systematically narrowed into a managerial apparatus in which consensual governance prevails, where can we find any possibility of a new democratic politics? Swyngedouw examines this question through the lens of recent urban insurgencies. In Zuccotti Park, Paternoster Square, Taksim Square, Tahrir Square, Hong Kong, and elsewhere, he argues, insurgents have gathered to choreograph new configurations of the democratic. Swyngedouw grounds his argument in urban and ecological processes, struggles, and conflicts through which post-politicization has become institutionally entrenched. He casts “the city” and “nature” as emblematic of the construction of post-democratic modes of governance. He describes the disappearance of the urban polis into the politics of neoliberal planetary urbanization; and he argues that the political-managerial framing of “nature” and the environment contributes to the formation of depoliticized governance—most notably in the impotent politics of climate change. Finally, he explores the possibilities for a reassertion of the political, considering whether—after the squares are cleared, the tents folded, and everyday life resumes—the urban uprisings of the last several years signal a return of the political.

Aesthetics and Politics

In Aesthetics and Politics the key texts of the great Marxist controversies over literature and art during these years are assembled in a single volume.

Author: Ernst Bloch

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860917229

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 220

View: 872

No other country and no other period has produced a tradition of major aesthetic debate to compare with that which unfolded in German culture from the 1930s to the 1950s. In Aesthetics and Politics the key texts of the great Marxist controversies over literature and art during these years are assembled in a single volume. They do not form a disparate collection but a continuous, interlinked debate between thinkers who have become giants of twentieth-century intellectual history.

Global Ethics

In Plato ' s conception of justice as harmony within the individual and within
society we have the essence of global justice . ... we discover that the moral ,
aesthetic , and political ideal of harmony : harmony of the individual , the family ,
the state , and ... Global justice in contemporary ethics and political and social
philosophy pertains to the problems of human rights , world hunger , preservation
of the ...

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Category: Globalization

Page: 197

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Review Journal of Philosophy Social Science

In Plato ' s conception of justice as harmony within the individual and within
society we have the essence of global justice . ... we discover that the moral ,
aesthetic , and political ideal of harmony : harmony of the individual , the family ,
the state , and ... Global justice in contemporary ethics and political and social
philosophy pertains to the problems of human rights , world hunger , preservation
of the ...

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Category: Education

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Understanding the Post colonial World

The people of the colonial world and for long after independence , come to
comprehend themselves and their experiences in the ... very system of thought ,
the process by which a society comes to grips with itself in cultural , aesthetic ,
and political practices are distorted . ... which have overtaken the people of the
post - colonial worldhunger and starvation , communal holo - causts and ethnic
tensions .

Author: Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

Publisher: Sterling Pub Private Limited

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Contributed articles.

World Hunger and Moral Obligation

Is action to alleviate world hunger a prudential issue ( justified solely on grounds
of political expediency ) and not a ... Now , it is hardly plausible to think that our
issue here is simply one of aesthetics , of etiquette , or the rules of some club or ...

Author: William Aiken

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Category: Food relief

Page: 195

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Lifeboat ethics : the case against helping the poor / Garrett Hardin -- Famine, affluence, and morality / Peter Singer -- Rights and the duty to bring aid / John Arthur -- Morality and starvation / Jan Narveson -- Moral philosophy and world hunger / William K. Frankena -- The right to be saved from starvation / William Aiken -- Give if it helps but not if it hurts / Joseph Fletcher -- Reason and morality in a world of limited food / Richard A. Watson -- The morality of wealth / Michael A. Slote -- Lifeboat earth / Onora O'Neill -- Productive justice / Howard Richards -- Vegetarianism and "The other weight problem" / James Rachels.

The Art of Hunger

This book traces the emergence of atradition of writing it calls the 'art of hunger', from the origins of modernism to the end of the twentieth century.

Author: Alys Moody

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ISBN: 0198828896

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Page: 256

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Hunger is one of the governing metaphors for literature in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, writers and critics repeatedly describe writing as a process of starvation, as in the familiar type of the starving artist, and high art as therejection of 'culinary' pleasures. The Art of Hunger: Aesthetic Autonomy and the Afterlives of Modernism argues that this metaphor offers a way of describing the contradictions of aesthetic autonomy in modernist literature and its late-twentieth-century heirs. This book traces the emergence of atradition of writing it calls the 'art of hunger', from the origins of modernism to the end of the twentieth century. It focuses particularly on three authors who redeploy the modernist art of hunger as a response to key moments in the history of modernist aesthetic autonomy's delegitimization:Samuel Beckett in post-Vichy France; Paul Auster in post-1968 Paris and New York; and J. M. Coetzee in late apartheid South Africa. Combining historical analysis of these literary fields with close readings of individual texts, and drawing extensively on new archival research, this book offers a counter-history of modernism's post-World War II reception and a new theory of aesthetic autonomy as a practice of unfreedom.

World Hunger and Morality

William Aiken, Hugh LaFollette. aesthetic value , and if you think aesthetic values
are intrinsic you might well dispute the claim that being “ well dressed ” is without
moral significance . There is , however , a more serious objection to be raised .

Author: William Aiken

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 267

View: 617

World Hunger and Morality contains the best current thinking about the appropriate moral response to world hunger. KEY TOPICS: The focus and content of this second edition is radically different from the first. Most of the essays are new to this volume. In fact, most of the new essays were written especially for this volume. It presents essays which helped shape the changing understanding of world hunger; includes work by some of today's pre-eminent ethicists; discusses the problem of intra-national as well as international hunger; and considers how gender differences play a part in understanding, and solving world hunger.

A Hunger for Aesthetics

Following an analysis of the work of Stanley Cavell, Arthur Danto, Umberto Eco, Susan Sontag, and other philosophers of the 1960s who made aesthetics more responsive to contemporary art, Kelly considers Sontag's aesthetics in greater detail ...

Author: Michael Kelly

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231526784

Category: Philosophy

Page: 204

View: 167

For decades, aesthetics has been subjected to a variety of critiques, often concerning its treatment of beauty or the autonomy of art. Collectively, these complaints have generated an anti-aesthetic stance prevalent in the contemporary art world. Yet if we examine the motivations for these critiques, Michael Kelly argues, we find theorists and artists hungering for a new kind of aesthetics, one better calibrated to contemporary art and its moral and political demands. Following an analysis of the work of Stanley Cavell, Arthur Danto, Umberto Eco, Susan Sontag, and other philosophers of the 1960s who made aesthetics more responsive to contemporary art, Kelly considers Sontag's aesthetics in greater detail. In On Photography (1977), she argues that a photograph of a person who is suffering only aestheticizes the suffering for the viewer's pleasure, yet she insists in Regarding the Pain of Others (2003) that such a photograph can have a sustainable moral-political effect precisely because of its aesthetics. Kelly considers this dramatic change to be symptomatic of a cultural shift in our understanding of aesthetics, ethics, and politics. He discusses these issues in connection with Gerhard Richter's and Doris Salcedo's art, chosen because it is often identified with the anti-aesthetic, even though it is clearly aesthetic. Focusing first on Richter's Baader-Meinhof series, Kelly concludes with Salcedo's enactments of suffering caused by social injustice. Throughout A Hunger for Aesthetics, he reveals the place of critique in contemporary art, which, if we understand aesthetics as critique, confirms that it is integral to art. Meeting the demand for aesthetics voiced by many who participate in art, Kelly advocates for a critical aesthetics that confirms the power of art.

International Studies in Philosophy

demonstrated for civil rights , or when I directed an anti - war effort , I “ knew ” that
I was political . ... Political " and " aesthetic , " or " abstract , ” are held in contrast ,
and most of what we philosophers do does not fall under the heading of political .
... on the connections of ideas , or on the play of ideas in our histories seems to
me to be as political as working on issues of world hunger or abortion rights .

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Category: Philosophy

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Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory

Cf. Frances Moore Lappe and Joseph Collins , “ Four Myths About World Hunger
" , Manchester Guardian Weekly , 116 ... It can be animated , guided and
corrected by the imagination , but the political and the aesthetic never achieve
identity .

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Category: Political science

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Choice

Auger , Edward A. In search of political stability . 302 Austin , Aleine . ... 899 Ayer ,
Elizabeth A. see Barbato , James P. 522 Ayoob , Mohammad . see Middle East in
world politics . 160 Ayoob ... 775 Apeldoorn , G. Jan van Perspectives on drought
and famine in Nigeria . ... Henry James : a study in the aesthetics of the novel , 74
Astro , Richard see American literature : the New England heritage . 762 Atget ...

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Category: Academic libraries

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The World in Stamps

They reveal the cultural continuity of many nations while also reflecting the
evolution of their political “ propaganda " or their vision of different ... are used in
international campaigns in support of major humanitarian causes such as " the
fight against racism " and " world hunger . " Many stamps are also aesthetic
objects in their own right , reproducing beautiful works of art from cultures all over
the world ...

Author: Laurent Lemerle

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 255

View: 684

More than 3,500 full-color reproductions of postage stamps from around the world, all organized thematically, capture important events, personalities, movements, and accomplishments in such subject areas as The Wonders of Nature and The Space Conquest, revealing the diverse ways in which different cultures represent the same events.

Cultural Anthropology

In Conceiving the New World Order : The Global Politics of Reproduction . Faye
D . Ginsberg ... 1986 World Hunger : Twelve Myths . New York ... 1992 The
Aesthetics and Politics of Japanese Identity in the Fashion Industry . In Re - Made
in ...

Author: Barbara D. Miller

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Category: Ethnology

Page: 476

View: 579

A lively and attractive introductory text for courses in cultural anthropology, covering both Western and non-Western cultures. Special attention is given to social inequality and diversity, and contemporary change in the US and around the world. There are unique chapters on medical anthropology and

Dissertation Abstracts International

Landscapes depicted in popular media are frequently shaped by aesthetics that
were widely disseminated in nineteenth ... allegorical relation between politics
and literature ( a problematic relation that continues to the current , global
moment ) . ... Although the critical reception of the play was mostly Hunger for
home : Contemporary women writers of the Philippines imagining community in
the diaspora .

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Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Environmental Science

6 Population Control : Key to a Sustainable Society 124 Politics and World
Hunger 150 Loss of Genetic Diversity 151 How ... 181 Aesthetics 181 Ethics 181
The Dimensions of Hunger 142 Diseases of Malnutrition 142 Declining Food
Supplies ...

Author: Daniel D. Chiras

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Ecology

Page: 549

View: 441


Military Chaplains Review

In the context of the electronic church , one comes away from a TV program about
alcoholism or world hunger feeling as if he ' s learned something about the real
world . Last , the pleasure theory , is the most difficult to accept because it ...

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International Politics and Performance

This work is essential reading for students of politics and performance and will be of great interest to students and scholars of IR, performance studies and cultural studies.

Author: Jenny Edkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134664532

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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In recent years we have witnessed an increasing convergence of work in International Politics and Performance Studies around the troubled, and often troubling, relationship between politics and aesthetics. Whilst examination of political aesthetics, aesthetic politics, and politics of aesthetic practice has been central to research in both disciplines for some time, the emergence of a distinctive ‘performative turn’ in International Politics and a critical return to the centrality of politics and the concept of ‘the political’ in Performance Studies highlights the importance of investigating the productivity of bringing the methods and approaches of the two fields of enquiry into dialogue and mutual relation. Exploring a wide range of issues including rioting, youth-driven protests, border security practices and the significance of cultural awareness in war, this text provides an accessible and cutting edge survey of the intersection of international politics and performance examining issues surrounding the politics of appearance, image, event and place; and discusses the development and deployment of innovative critical and creative research methods, from auto-ethnography to site-specific theatre-making, from philosophical aesthetics to the aesthetic thought of new securities scenario-planning. The book’s focus throughout is on the materiality of performance practices—on the politics of making, spectating, and participating in a variety of modes as political actors and audiences—whilst also seeking to explicate the performative dynamics of creative and critical thinking. Structured thematically and framed by a detailed introduction and conclusion, the focus is on producing a dialogue between contributors and providing an essential reference point in this developing field. This work is essential reading for students of politics and performance and will be of great interest to students and scholars of IR, performance studies and cultural studies.