Download E-books Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era PDF

What constitutes a "real" human being within the twenty-first century? due to the fact that contraception tablets, erectile disorder treatments, and factory-made testosterone and estrogen have been built, biology is well now not destiny.

In this penetrating research of gender, Paul B. Preciado indicates the ways that the synthesis of hormones because the Nineteen Fifties has essentially replaced how gender and sexual id are formulated, and the way the pharmaceutical and pornography industries are within the company of making hope. This riveting continuation of Michel Foucault's The historical past of Sexuality additionally contains Preciado's diaristic account of his personal use of testosterone each day for 365 days, and its captivating effect on his physique in addition to his imagination.

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Download E-books Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Philosophical Theory and Scientific Practice PDF

This quantity is a different contribution to the philosophy of the social sciences, offering the result of state of the art philosophers' examine along severe discussions by means of working towards social scientists. The booklet is stimulated through the view that the philosophy of the social sciences can't forget about the categorical clinical practices in response to which social medical paintings is being carried out, and that it'll be invaluable provided that it evolves in consistent interplay with theoretical advancements within the social sciences. With its particular structure making certain a real dialogue among philosophers and social scientists, this thought-provoking quantity extends the frontiers of the sector. it is going to attract all students and scholars attracted to the interaction among philosophy and the social sciences.

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Download E-books Far-Fetched Facts: A Parable of Development Aid (Inside Technology) PDF

By Richard Rottenburg

In 1996, the sub-Saharan African state of Ruritania introduced an important waterworks development venture, funded through the Normesian improvement financial institution, founded in Urbania, Normland, and with the counsel of Shilling & companion, a consulting company in Mercatoria, Normland. Far-Fetched Facts tells the tale of this undertaking, as narrated by means of anthropologists Edward B. Drotlevski and Samuel A. Martonosi. Their account of the Ruritanian waterworks venture perspectives the issues of improvement from a brand new standpoint, targeting applied sciences of inscription within the interactions of improvement financial institution, overseas specialists, and native managers. This improvement undertaking is fictionalized, after all, even supposing established heavily on writer Richard Rottenburg's stories engaged on and watching diversified improvement tasks within the Nineteen Nineties. Rottenburg makes use of the case of the Ruritanian waterworks undertaking to ascertain problems with standardization, database development, documentation, calculation, and territory mapping. The recommendations and applied sciences of the representational practices of documentation are an important, Rottenburg argues, either to day by day administration of the undertaking and to the demonstration of the project's legitimacy. 5 a long time of improvement relief (or "development cooperation," because it is now occasionally identified) have yielded disappointing effects. Rottenburg appears specifically on the function of the improvement advisor (often known as upon to behave as mediator among the opposite actors) and on the interstitial areas the place developmental cooperation truly happens. He argues that either critics and practitioners of improvement usually misconstrue the grounds of cooperation -- which, he claims, are ethical, felony, and political instead of techno-scientific or epistemological.

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Download E-books Collective Wisdom: Principles and Mechanisms PDF

By Jon Elster, Hélène Landemore

James Madison wrote, "Had each Athenian citizen been a Socrates, each Athenian meeting might nonetheless were a mob." The individuals to this quantity speak about and for the main half problem this declare by way of contemplating stipulations lower than which many minds could be wiser than one. With backgrounds in economics, cognitive technological know-how, political technological know-how, legislation, and heritage, the authors think about info markets, the net, jury debates, democratic deliberation, and using variety as mechanisms for bettering collective judgements. even as, they give thought to voter irrationality and paradoxes of aggregation as most likely undermining the knowledge of teams. Implicitly or explicitly, the amount additionally bargains tips and warnings to institutional designers.

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Download E-books Éloge des frontières PDF

By Régis Debray

'En France, tout ce qui pèse et qui compte se veut et se dit sans frontières. Et si le sans-frontiérisme était un leurre, une fuite, une lâcheté?

Partout sur los angeles mappemonde, et contre toute attente, se creusent ou renaissent de nouvelles et d'antiques frontières. Telle est los angeles réalité.

En bon Européen, je choisis de célébrer ce que d'autres déplorent : los angeles frontière comme vaccin contre l'épidémie des murs, remède à l'indifférence et sauvegarde du vivant.

D'où ce Manifeste à rebrousse-poil, qui étonne et détonne, mais qui, déchiffrant notre passé, ose faire face à l'avenir.'

Régis Debray.

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Download E-books City Trenches: Urban Politics and the Patterning of Class in the United States PDF

By Ira Katznelson

In City Trenches, Ira Katznelson seems to be at an incredible phenomenon of the sixties—the resurgence of neighborhood activism—and explains its resources, demanding situations, and failure. Katznelson argues that the yankee operating classification perceives place of work politics and neighborhood politics as separate and detailed spheres, a notion that defeats makes an attempt to deal with grievances or elevate calls for that holiday the principles of neighborhood politics or of bread-and-butter unionism. He helps his thesis with an soaking up case learn of Washington Heights-Inwood, a multiethnic working-class neighborhood in Manhattan.

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Download E-books Body Style (Subcultural Style) PDF

By Theresa M. Winge

Body Style unearths the subcultural physique as a domain for realizing subcultural identification, resistance, organisation, and style. Analyzed, theorized, politicized, and sensationalized, the subcultural physique services as a framework the place contributors construct a feeling of self and subcultural id. Drawing on particular subcultural examples and interviews with participants, Body Style explores the subcultural physique and its variety inside worldwide tradition.

Body Style is the results of over twelve years of study analyzing those intersections inside of particular city subcultures, together with city Tribals, glossy Primitives, Punks, Cybers, Industrials, Skaters, and others. Divided into 3 major sections on subcultural physique background, subcultural physique id and subcultural physique types, this publication can be of specific curiosity to scholars of costume and style in addition to these coming to culture from sociology and cultural stories.

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