Download Dialogic Civility in a Cynical Age: Community, Hope, and by Ronald C. Arnett PDF

By Ronald C. Arnett

Dialogic Civility in a Cynical Age bargains a philosophical and pragmatic reaction to unreflective cynicism. given that each one folks has confronted beside the point cynical conversation in households, academic associations, and the office, this ebook bargains perception and sensible advice for individuals drawn to enhancing their interpersonal relationships in an age of rampant cynicism.

Show description

Read Online or Download Dialogic Civility in a Cynical Age: Community, Hope, and Interpersonal Relationships PDF

Similar communication & media studies books

Foundations of Critical Media and Information Studies (Routledge Advances in Sociology)

Foundations of serious Media and knowledge stories lays down foundations for the research of media, info, and knowledge know-how in twenty first century info society, in addition to introducing the theoretical and empirical instruments necessary for the severe learn of media and information. Christian Fuchs indicates the position classical serious conception can play for reading the data society and the data economic system, in addition to examining the position of the media and the knowledge economic system in monetary improvement, the hot imperialism, and the recent monetary main issue.

Kittler Now: Current Perspectives in Kittler Studies

Friedrich Kittler used to be one of many world’s such a lot influential, provocative and misunderstood media theorists. His paintings spans analyses of old ‘discourse networks’ encouraged by way of French poststructuralism, influential theorizations of recent media, via to musings on track and arithmetic. consistently arguable and relentlessly unpredictable, Kittler’s paintings is an immense reference element for modern media concept, literary feedback and cultural stories.

Visual Culture in the Modern Middle East: Rhetoric of the Image

This well timed publication examines the facility and position of the picture in smooth center japanese societies. The essays discover the position and serve as of snapshot making to spotlight the ways that the pictures "speak" and what visible languages suggest for the development of Islamic subjectivities, the distribution of strength, and the formation of identification and belonging.

Gender, Metal and the Media: Women Fans and the Gendered Experience of Music

This ebook is a well timed exam of the stress among being a rock song fan and being a lady. From the media illustration of girls rock enthusiasts as groupies to the commonly held trust that tough rock and steel is masculine song, being a song fan is an adventure formed by means of gender. via a full of life dialogue of the idealised imaginary neighborhood created within the media and interviews with ladies enthusiasts within the united kingdom, Rosemary Lucy Hill grapples with the debatable issues of groupies, sexism and male dominance in steel.

Extra info for Dialogic Civility in a Cynical Age: Community, Hope, and Interpersonal Relationships

Sample text

Like two other central but not fully human characters, Spock and Worf, Major Kira Nerys, the Bajoran liaison officer serving on the space station, is the one regular character whose personal religious life is portrayed. She prays, performs rituals, and is seen both to ask vexing spiritual questions and to demonstrate the abiding and supportive role of her examined (though sometimes troubling) religious beliefs.

When Spock then discovers that the creature is a mother trying to protect her offspring, Captain Kirk insists that respect for the right of this creature to exist must override the miners' desire to use their technology to promote their own material interests. A Vulcan mind-meld with the creature allows for the possibility of a mutually advantageous peaceful co-existence. Despite Roddenberry's opinions about religious institutions, his second marriage in 1969 to Majel Barrett (Nurse Chapel in TOS, the voice Page 18 of the computer in all series, and Lwaxana Troi in TNG) took place in a Japanese Buddhist ceremony, with both bride and groom dressed in traditional Japanese apparel.

McLaren and Jennifer E. Porter 101 PART II Religious and Mythic Themes 7. Intimations of Immortality: Death/Life Mediations in Star Trek Jon Wagner 119 8. Suffering, Sacrifice and Redemption: Biblical Imagery in Star Trek Larry Kreitzer 139 9. The Outward Voyage and the Inward Search: Star Trek Motion Pictures and the Spiritual Quest Ian Maher 165 10. Biblical Interpretation in the Star Trek Universe: Going Where Some Have Gone Before Jeffrey Scott Lamp 193 Part III Religion and Ritual in Fandom 11.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.75 of 5 – based on 21 votes