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Welcome to the Desert of the Real

Welcome to the Desert of the Real
  • Author : Slavoj Zizek
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  • Release Date :2014-09-24
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 1781680310
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Summary : Liberals and conservatives proclaim the end of the American holiday from history. Now the easy games are over; one should take sides. Žižek argues this is precisely the temptation to be resisted. In such moments of apparently clear choices, the real alternatives are most hidden. Welcome to the Desert of the Real steps back, complicating the choices imposed on us. It proposes that global capitalism is fundamentalist and that America was complicit in the rise of Muslim fundamentalism. It points to our dreaming about the catastrophe in numerous disaster movies before it happened, and explores the irony that the tragedy has been used to legitimize torture. Last but not least it analyzes the fiasco of the predominant leftist response to the events. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Real Matilda

The Real Matilda
  • Author : Miriam Dixson
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  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :318
  • ISBN : 9780868407371
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Summary : The Real Matilda book investigates the Australian experience of women in colonial times, and asks how far Australians have moved beyond formative influences - elites, convicts, the Irish - which have led to discriminatory attitudes towards women.

The Real Festivus

The Real Festivus
  • Author : Dan J. O'Keefe
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  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :135
  • ISBN : 9780399532290
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Summary : A Seinfeld writer and co-creator of the unusual Festivus holiday offers a definitive guide to the celebration of Festivus, covering the complete history, customs, games, activities, party themes, trivia, and other important aspects of the cult phenomenon. Original.

The Real Thing

The Real Thing
  • Author : Miles Orvell
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  • Release Date :1989
  • Total pages :382
  • ISBN : 9780807842461
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Summary : Examines the relationship between technology and culture around the turn of the century and considers the influence of the age of technology on photography, literature, and material culture

Search For The Real Self

Search For The Real Self
  • Author : James F. Masterson
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  • Release Date :1990-03
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 0029202922
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Summary : Outwardly charming, confident, and successful individuals may in fact be caught in a knot of self-destructive behavior. This book looks at case histories and delineates appropriate treatments for each disorder--offering a real hope for cure.

The Real Ireland

The Real Ireland
  • Author : Harvey O'Brien,Professor Harvey O'Brien
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  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780719069079
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Summary : More than just a study of Irish documentary film, this book is a study of Ireland itself - of how the idea of Ireland evolved throughout the 20th century and how documentary cinema both recorded and participated in the process of change.

The Real Gaze

The Real Gaze
  • Author : Todd McGowan
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  • Release Date :2008-01-03
  • Total pages :254
  • ISBN : 9780791470404
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Summary : Examines the gaze in Lacanian film theory.

Culture and the Real

Culture and the Real
  • Author : Catherine Belsey,Chair of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory Catherine Belsey
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  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :172
  • ISBN : 9780415252881
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Summary : Professor Belsey explains the views of recent theorists, including Jean-Francois Lyotard, Judith Butler and Slavoj Zizek, in order to take issue with their accounts of what it is to be human.

The Real Terror Network

The Real Terror Network
  • Author : Edward S. Herman
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  • Release Date :1982
  • Total pages :252
  • ISBN : 9780896081345
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Summary : A devastating expose of U.S. foreign policy which separates the myth of an "international terrorist conspiracy" from the reality.

Representing the Real

Representing the Real
  • Author : Ruth Ronen
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  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :205
  • ISBN : 9789042009738
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Summary : This study offers a new perspective on the object represented by art, specifically by art that succeeds to create in its receiver a sense of "the real", a sense of approximating the true nature of the represented object that lies outside the artwork. The object that cannot be accessed through a concept, a meaning or a sign, the thing-in-itself, is generally rejected by philosophy as being outside the realm of its concerns. This rejection is surveyed in a number of philosophical discussions, from Kant to Hilary Putnam. Turning to the psychoanalytic object, an object inexhaustible in terms of its external existence, or in terms of its conceptual status or meaning (the object is always suppressed, partly known, inaccessible), another notion of the object. The Real is suggested as what can neither be contained in language nor reduced to a linguistic referent. This solution does not lead away from philosophical interests but rather exposes this dilemma about the object of representation as fundamentally philosophical. Cases of artistic realism discussed range from perspective painting to abstract art, from tragedies to the literary representation of minds.

Sociology and the Real World

Sociology and the Real World
  • Author : Stephen Lyng,David D. Franks
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  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :234
  • ISBN : 9780742501768
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Summary : In this new book, Lyng and Franks argue that contemporary sociology has lost its connection to human realities. Addressing the conceptual underpinnings of sociological practice, they offer ways for sociology to reclaim lost concepts of objectivity, reality, and truth. The authors deconstruct these terms in modern and postmodern contexts, yet they look beyond the usual predicaments espoused by these traditions in an effort to rebuild concepts of reality and truth more coherently for contemporary social relations and social problems.

Shifting Boundaries of the Real

Shifting Boundaries of the Real
  • Author : Helga Nowotny
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  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :185
  • ISBN : 9783728127556
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Staging the Real

Staging the Real
  • Author : R. W. Kilborn
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  • Release Date :2003-11-29
  • Total pages :209
  • ISBN : 9780719056826
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Summary : Staging the Real traces the evolution of the various categories of "reality" programs which have come to dominate our screens over the last decade. The book focuses on issues such as the changes in the broadcasting environment which have given rise to such programs, the relationship they have to other popular TV genres and the huge appeal that shows such as Big Brother have for contemporary audiences. The book also seeks to measure the cultural significance of these new formats. Do they reflect a more general cultural malaise or should we measure their popularity more in terms of the changing expectations which modern audiences bring to TV entertainment?

The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

The Real Life of Sebastian Knight
  • Author : Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov,Conrad Brenner
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  • Release Date :1959
  • Total pages :205
  • ISBN : 9780811203272
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Summary : The protagonist relates the life of his half brother, the novelist Sebastian Knight, in an effort to reveal his true character

The Politics of the Real World

The Politics of the Real World
  • Author : Michael Jacobs,Real World Coalition
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  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :146
  • ISBN : 9781853833502
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Summary : Many people today feel that something has gone wrong with British society and British politics. The quality of like seems to be declining. Crime soars. Traffic and pollution spiral. Mass unemployment is undiminished, while many people experience insecurity and stress at work. Growing poverty and inequality have left many of Britain's citizens excluded from mainstream society. Everywhere, the sense of community seems to be breaking down. In the world as a whole, poverty and conflict cause immense suffering and threaten the security of nations. Global environmental degradation - from the greenhouse effect to the destruction of rainforests - makes the very future of the planet uncertain. Yet the political system seems barely to register what is happening. It is hardly surprising that public disillusionment with politicians and Parliament has never been higher. The Politics of the Real World addresses these interlocking crises. Setting out the issues clearly, it explains how conventional economic and social policies are creating the problems we face, not solving them. Arguing that the British political system itself needs rejuvenating, it proposes a new direction for the UK in an increasingly globalised world.

Will the Real Church Stand Up

Will the Real Church Stand Up
  • Author : Michael Fewson
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  • Release Date :2006-08-01
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 1600344534
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The Impact of the Strong Euro on the Real Effective Exchange Rates of the Two Francophone African CFA Zones

The Impact of the Strong Euro on the Real Effective Exchange Rates of the Two Francophone African CFA Zones
  • Author : Ali Zafar
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  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN :
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Summary : "The author estimates the degree of misalignment of the CFA franc since the introduction of the euro in 1999. Using a relative purchasing power parity-based methodology, he develops a monthly panel time series dataset for both the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) zone and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) zone to compute a trade-weighted real effective exchange rate indexed series from January 1999 to December 2004. The author's main finding is that the real effective exchange rate appreciated by close to 8 percent in UEMOA and 7 percent in CEMAC, influenced by volatility in the euro-dollar bilateral exchange rate and conservative monetary policies in the two zones, resulting in a partial loss of competitiveness in export markets. The lower appreciation in Central Africa can be explained by lower inflation in CEMAC than in UEMOA and by the greater trade with higher inflation East Asian countries, partially offset by the peg to the dollar. However, the inclusion of "unrecorded trade" results in an appreciation of only 6 percent in the UEMOA zone and 6 percent in the CEMAC zone due to higher inflation in the two countries with unmonitored cross-border flows, Ghana and Nigeria. Using time series econometrics, an Engle-Granger two stage procedure for cointegration, and an error correction framework, a single equation modeling of the real exchange rate from 1970 to 2005 as a function of terms of trade, economic openness, aid inflows, and a dummy representing the 1994 devaluation, the author finds little statistical evidence of a long-run equilibrium exchange rate that is a vector of economic fundamentals. The dummy explains most of the real exchange rate behavior in the two zones, while openness in UEMOA has contributed to an appreciation of the real effective exchange rate. "--World Bank web site.

The Real Numbers and Real Analysis

The Real Numbers and Real Analysis
  • Author : Ethan D. Bloch
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  • Release Date :2011-05-27
  • Total pages :554
  • ISBN : 0387721762
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Summary : This text is a rigorous, detailed introduction to real analysis that presents the fundamentals with clear exposition and carefully written definitions, theorems, and proofs. It is organized in a distinctive, flexible way that would make it equally appropriate to undergraduate mathematics majors who want to continue in mathematics, and to future mathematics teachers who want to understand the theory behind calculus. The Real Numbers and Real Analysis will serve as an excellent one-semester text for undergraduates majoring in mathematics, and for students in mathematics education who want a thorough understanding of the theory behind the real number system and calculus.

Cut of the Real

Cut of the Real
  • Author : Katerina Kolozova
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  • Release Date :2014-01-07
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 0231536437
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Summary : Following François Laruelle's nonstandard philosophy and the work of Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell, Luce Irigaray, and Rosi Braidotti, Katerina Kolozova reclaims the relevance of categories traditionally rendered "unthinkable" by postmodern feminist philosophies, such as "the real," "the one," "the limit," and "finality," thus critically repositioning poststructuralist feminist philosophy and gender/queer studies. Poststructuralist (feminist) theory sees the subject as a purely linguistic category, as always already multiple, as always already nonfixed and fluctuating, as limitless discursivity, and as constitutively detached from the instance of the real. This reconceptualization is based on the exclusion of and dichotomous opposition to notions of the real, the one (unity and continuity), and the stable. The non-philosophical reading of postructuralist philosophy engenders new forms of universalisms for global debate and action, expressed in a language the world can understand. It also liberates theory from ideological paralysis, recasting the real as an immediately experienced human condition determined by gender, race, and social and economic circumstance.

The Real Numbers

The Real Numbers
  • Author : John Stillwell
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  • Release Date :2013-10-16
  • Total pages :244
  • ISBN : 331901577X
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Summary : While most texts on real analysis are content to assume the real numbers, or to treat them only briefly, this text makes a serious study of the real number system and the issues it brings to light. Analysis needs the real numbers to model the line, and to support the concepts of continuity and measure. But these seemingly simple requirements lead to deep issues of set theory—uncountability, the axiom of choice, and large cardinals. In fact, virtually all the concepts of infinite set theory are needed for a proper understanding of the real numbers, and hence of analysis itself. By focusing on the set-theoretic aspects of analysis, this text makes the best of two worlds: it combines a down-to-earth introduction to set theory with an exposition of the essence of analysis—the study of infinite processes on the real numbers. It is intended for senior undergraduates, but it will also be attractive to graduate students and professional mathematicians who, until now, have been content to "assume" the real numbers. Its prerequisites are calculus and basic mathematics. Mathematical history is woven into the text, explaining how the concepts of real number and infinity developed to meet the needs of analysis from ancient times to the late twentieth century. This rich presentation of history, along with a background of proofs, examples, exercises, and explanatory remarks, will help motivate the reader. The material covered includes classic topics from both set theory and real analysis courses, such as countable and uncountable sets, countable ordinals, the continuum problem, the Cantor–Schröder–Bernstein theorem, continuous functions, uniform convergence, Zorn's lemma, Borel sets, Baire functions, Lebesgue measure, and Riemann integrable functions.