Staying with the Trouble

Staying with the Trouble
Author: Donna J. Haraway
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-08-19
ISBN 10: 0822373785
ISBN 13: 9780822373780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Staying with the Trouble Book Review:

In the midst of spiraling ecological devastation, multispecies feminist theorist Donna J. Haraway offers provocative new ways to reconfigure our relations to the earth and all its inhabitants. She eschews referring to our current epoch as the Anthropocene, preferring to conceptualize it as what she calls the Chthulucene, as it more aptly and fully describes our epoch as one in which the human and nonhuman are inextricably linked in tentacular practices. The Chthulucene, Haraway explains, requires sym-poiesis, or making-with, rather than auto-poiesis, or self-making. Learning to stay with the trouble of living and dying together on a damaged earth will prove more conducive to the kind of thinking that would provide the means to building more livable futures. Theoretically and methodologically driven by the signifier SF—string figures, science fact, science fiction, speculative feminism, speculative fabulation, so far—Staying with the Trouble further cements Haraway's reputation as one of the most daring and original thinkers of our time.

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet
Author: Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing,Nils Bubandt,Elaine Gan,Heather Anne Swanson
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN 10: 1452954496
ISBN 13: 9781452954493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet Book Review:

Living on a damaged planet challenges who we are and where we live. This timely anthology calls on twenty eminent humanists and scientists to revitalize curiosity, observation, and transdisciplinary conversation about life on earth. As human-induced environmental change threatens multispecies livability, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet puts forward a bold proposal: entangled histories, situated narratives, and thick descriptions offer urgent “arts of living.” Included are essays by scholars in anthropology, ecology, science studies, art, literature, and bioinformatics who posit critical and creative tools for collaborative survival in a more-than-human Anthropocene. The essays are organized around two key figures that also serve as the publication’s two openings: Ghosts, or landscapes haunted by the violences of modernity; and Monsters, or interspecies and intraspecies sociality. Ghosts and Monsters are tentacular, windy, and arboreal arts that invite readers to encounter ants, lichen, rocks, electrons, flying foxes, salmon, chestnut trees, mud volcanoes, border zones, graves, radioactive waste—in short, the wonders and terrors of an unintended epoch. Contributors: Karen Barad, U of California, Santa Cruz; Kate Brown, U of Maryland, Baltimore; Carla Freccero, U of California, Santa Cruz; Peter Funch, Aarhus U; Scott F. Gilbert, Swarthmore College; Deborah M. Gordon, Stanford U; Donna J. Haraway, U of California, Santa Cruz; Andreas Hejnol, U of Bergen, Norway; Ursula K. Le Guin; Marianne Elisabeth Lien, U of Oslo; Andrew Mathews, U of California, Santa Cruz; Margaret McFall-Ngai, U of Hawaii, Manoa; Ingrid M. Parker, U of California, Santa Cruz; Mary Louise Pratt, NYU; Anne Pringle, U of Wisconsin, Madison; Deborah Bird Rose, U of New South Wales, Sydney; Dorion Sagan; Lesley Stern, U of California, San Diego; Jens-Christian Svenning, Aarhus U.

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
Author: Lynda Edwards
Publsiher: Pearson UK
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-11-20
ISBN 10: 1292310561
ISBN 13: 9781292310565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Manifestly Haraway

Manifestly Haraway
Author: Donna J. Haraway
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN 10: 145295013X
ISBN 13: 9781452950136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manifestly Haraway Book Review:

Electrifying, provocative, and controversial when first published thirty years ago, Donna Haraway’s “Cyborg Manifesto” is even more relevant today, when the divisions that she so eloquently challenges—of human and machine but also of gender, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and location—are increasingly complex. The subsequent “Companion Species Manifesto,” which further questions the human–nonhuman disjunction, is no less urgently needed in our time of environmental crisis and profound polarization. Manifestly Haraway brings together these momentous manifestos to expose the continuity and ramifying force of Haraway’s thought, whose significance emerges with engaging immediacy in a sustained conversation between the author and her long-term friend and colleague Cary Wolfe. Reading cyborgs and companion species through and with each other, Haraway and Wolfe join in a wide-ranging exchange on the history and meaning of the manifestos in the context of biopolitics, feminism, Marxism, human–nonhuman relationships, making kin, literary tropes, material semiotics, the negative way of knowing, secular Catholicism, and more. The conversation ends by revealing the early stages of Haraway’s “Chthulucene Manifesto,” in tension with the teleologies of the doleful Anthropocene and the exterminationist Capitalocene. Deeply dedicated to a diverse and robust earthly flourishing, Manifestly Haraway promises to reignite needed discussion in and out of the academy about biologies, technologies, histories, and still possible futures.

Matters of Care

Matters of Care
Author: María Puig de la Bellacasa
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-03-21
ISBN 10: 1452953473
ISBN 13: 9781452953472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Matters of Care Book Review:

To care can feel good, or it can feel bad. It can do good, it can oppress. But what is care? A moral obligation? A burden? A joy? Is it only human? In Matters of Care, María Puig de la Bellacasa presents a powerful challenge to conventional notions of care, exploring its significance as an ethical and political obligation for thinking in the more than human worlds of technoscience and naturecultures. Matters of Care contests the view that care is something only humans do, and argues for extending to non-humans the consideration of agencies and communities that make the living web of care by considering how care circulates in the natural world. The first of the book’s two parts, “Knowledge Politics,” defines the motivations for expanding the ethico-political meanings of care, focusing on discussions in science and technology that engage with sociotechnical assemblages and objects as lively, politically charged “things.” The second part, “Speculative Ethics in Antiecological Times,” considers everyday ecologies of sustaining and perpetuating life for their potential to transform our entrenched relations to natural worlds as “resources.” From the ethics and politics of care to experiential research on care to feminist science and technology studies, Matters of Care is a singular contribution to an emerging interdisciplinary debate that expands agency beyond the human to ask how our understandings of care must shift if we broaden the world.

The Invisible Boy

The Invisible Boy
Author: Trudy Ludwig
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1582464502
ISBN 13: 9781582464503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Invisible Boy Book Review:

Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes.

The Little Black Book of Scams

The Little Black Book of Scams
Author: Industry Canada,Competition Bureau Canada
Publsiher: Competition Bureau Canada
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2014-03-10
ISBN 10: 1100232400
ISBN 13: 9781100232409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Black Book of Scams Book Review:

The Canadian edition of The Little Black Book of Scams is a compact and easy to use reference guide filled with information Canadians can use to protect themselves against a variety of common scams. It debunks common myths about scams, provides contact information for reporting a scam to the correct authority, and offers a step-by-step guide for scam victims to reduce their losses and avoid becoming repeat victims. Consumers and businesses can consult The Little Black Book of Scams to avoid falling victim to social media and mobile phone scams, fake charities and lotteries, dating and romance scams, and many other schemes used to defraud Canadians of their money and personal information.

The Trouble Between Us

The Trouble Between Us
Author: Winifred Breines
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0195334590
ISBN 13: 9780195334593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trouble Between Us Book Review:

Focusing on white and black women, this book examines the feminist movement to ask why, given the roots of second wave feminism in the civil rights movement, a racially integrated women's liberation movement didn't develop in the 1960s and 70s in the United States.

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games Quick Effective Activities to Improve Communication Trust and Collaboration

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games  Quick  Effective Activities to Improve Communication  Trust and Collaboration
Author: Mary Scannell
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-05-28
ISBN 10: 0071743669
ISBN 13: 9780071743662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games Quick Effective Activities to Improve Communication Trust and Collaboration Book Review:

Make workplace conflict resolution a game that EVERYBODY wins! Recent studies show that typical managers devote more than a quarter of their time to resolving coworker disputes. The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games offers a wealth of activities and exercises for groups of any size that let you manage your business (instead of managing personalities). Part of the acclaimed, bestselling Big Books series, this guide offers step-by-step directions and customizable tools that empower you to heal rifts arising from ineffective communication, cultural/personality clashes, and other specific problem areas—before they affect your organization's bottom line. Let The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games help you to: Build trust Foster morale Improve processes Overcome diversity issues And more Dozens of physical and verbal activities help create a safe environment for teams to explore several common forms of conflict—and their resolution. Inexpensive, easy-to-implement, and proved effective at Fortune 500 corporations and mom-and-pop businesses alike, the exercises in The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games delivers everything you need to make your workplace more efficient, effective, and engaged.

Beyond the Cyborg

Beyond the Cyborg
Author: Margret Grebowicz,Helen Merrick
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-06-25
ISBN 10: 023114928X
ISBN 13: 9780231149280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Cyborg Book Review:

This long-overdue volume explores Donna Haraway's influence on feminist theory and philosophy, paying particular attention to her more recent work on companion species, rather than her "Manifesto for Cyborgs."

Male Trouble

Male Trouble
Author: Constance Penley,Sharon Willis
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 1993-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780816621712
ISBN 13: 0816621713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Male Trouble Book Review:

The contributors provide a thought-provoking, comprehensive study of masculinity in American culture today.

The Companion Species Manifesto

The Companion Species Manifesto
Author: Donna Jeanne Haraway
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:780109694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 186
Release: 1937
ISBN 10: 0359199143
ISBN 13: 9780359199143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of Mice and Men Book Review:

Tells a story about the strange relationship of two migrant workers who are able to realize their dreams of an easy life until one of them succumbs to his weakness for soft, helpless creatures and strangles a farmer's wife.

Primate Visions

Primate Visions
Author: Donna J. Haraway
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN 10: 1136608141
ISBN 13: 9781136608148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primate Visions Book Review:

Haraway's discussions of how scientists have perceived the sexual nature of female primates opens a new chapter in feminist theory, raising unsettling questions about models of the family and of heterosexuality in primate research.

Fatty Legs

Fatty Legs
Author: Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton,Christy Jordan-Fenton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781773213521
ISBN 13: 1773213520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fatty Legs Book Review:

This book chronicles the unbreakable spirit of an Inuit girl bullied by a teacher while attending an Arctic residential school.

Comedy Is a Man in Trouble

Comedy Is a Man in Trouble
Author: Alan S. Dale
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781452904986
ISBN 13: 1452904987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comedy Is a Man in Trouble Book Review:

The Multispecies Salon

The Multispecies Salon
Author: Eben Kirksey
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-09-22
ISBN 10: 0822376989
ISBN 13: 9780822376989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Multispecies Salon Book Review:

A new approach to writing culture has arrived: multispecies ethnography. Plants, animals, fungi, and microbes appear alongside humans in this singular book about natural and cultural history. Anthropologists have collaborated with artists and biological scientists to illuminate how diverse organisms are entangled in political, economic, and cultural systems. Contributions from influential writers and scholars, such as Dorion Sagan, Karen Barad, Donna Haraway, and Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, are featured along with essays by emergent artists and cultural anthropologists. Delectable mushrooms flourishing in the aftermath of ecological disaster, microbial cultures enlivening the politics and value of food, and nascent life forms running wild in the age of biotechnology all figure in this curated collection of essays and artifacts. Recipes provide instructions on how to cook acorn mush, make cheese out of human milk, and enliven forests after they have been clear-cut. The Multispecies Salon investigates messianic dreams, environmental nightmares, and modest sites of biocultural hope. For additional materials see the companion website: www.multispecies-salon.org/ Contributors. Karen Barad, Caitlin Berrigan, Karin Bolender, Maria Brodine, Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn, David S. Edmunds, Christine Hamilton, Donna J. Haraway, Stefan Helmreich, Angela James, Lindsay Kelley, Eben Kirksey, Linda Noel, Heather Paxson, Nathan Rich, Anna Rodriguez, Dorion Sagan, Craig Schuetze, Nicholas Shapiro, Miriam Simun, Kim TallBear, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

Bandit Algorithms

Bandit Algorithms
Author: Tor Lattimore,Csaba Szepesvári
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2020-07-16
ISBN 10: 1108486827
ISBN 13: 9781108486828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bandit Algorithms Book Review:

A comprehensive and rigorous introduction for graduate students and researchers, with applications in sequential decision-making problems.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous
Author: Alcoholics Anonymous
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2012-08
ISBN 10: 9781258461805
ISBN 13: 1258461803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alcoholics Anonymous Book Review:

Plan B Rescuing A Planet Under Stress And A Civilization In Trouble

Plan B  Rescuing A Planet Under Stress And A Civilization In Trouble
Author: Lester R. Brown
Publsiher: Orient Blackswan
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9788125026914
ISBN 13: 8125026916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plan B Rescuing A Planet Under Stress And A Civilization In Trouble Book Review:

Over the past few years Lester R. Brown has written several bestselling works that have made us aware of the need for sustainable development. This latest work shows that we have created a bubble economy, one whose output is artificially inflated by overconsuming the earth's natural capital. The present course, Plan A, will lead to continuing environmental deterioration and eventual economic decline. The alternative is Plan B, a worldwide mobilization to stabilize population and climate before these issues spiral out of control. The goal is to stabilize population close to the United Nation's low projection of 7.4 billion, to reduce carbon emissions by half by 2015, and to raise water productivity by half. Lester Brown puts forward a workable blueprint that can be enacted now.