Contemporary Arts as Political Practice in Singapore by Wernmei Yong Ade, Lim Lee Ching

By Wernmei Yong Ade, Lim Lee Ching

This well timed assortment examines the modern arts as political perform, delivering serious perception into a number of the extra debatable conversing issues that experience formed Singapore’s identification as a country. concentrating on the position performed through modern arts in shaping Singapore’s political panorama because the kingdom celebrated 50 years of independence in 2015, the authors examine how politics is frequently perceived as that which limits the flourishing of the humanities. Contending that each one paintings is political, and that every one artwork shape is a kind of political perform, this assortment examines ways that the perform of paintings in Singapore redraws the bounds that conventionally separate arts from politics. It significantly examines the tenuous dating among the humanities and politics and provides a well timed reevaluation of the connection among the humanities and politics. In doing so, it opens a discussion among creative perform and political perform that enhances the mutuality of either, instead of their exclusivity, and redefines the concept that of the political to illustrate that political involvement isn't an easy topic of partisan politics, yet has an inherently aesthetic size, and aesthetics an inherently political one.

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Postmodernism and after : visions and revisions by Regina Rudaityt

By Regina Rudaityt

The current choice of educational articles is an try and contemplate new openings and up to date advancements in literature, literary conception and tradition which appear to element past postmodernism and sign in a go back to conventional recommendations, theoretical premises and authorial practices. curiously sufficient, 40 years after the e-book of John Barth s seminal essay The Literature of Exhaustion (1967), the booklet is attempting to diagnose the exhaustion of postmodernism, which was once estimated by means of David resort already 20 years in the past. It additionally makes an attempt to track the symptoms in modern literature indicating that postmodernism is earlier its heyday, that it truly is wasting or has misplaced its shine, fascination and appeal and that writers were turning to the outdated or pre-modern varieties, practices and techniques. Herbert Grabes entire and illuminating article From the Postmodern to the Pre-Modern: newer adjustments in Literature, artwork, and idea which opens and units the tone for this choice of essays is a massive evaluate of latest advancements in literary tradition, targeting the evolution of the postmodern to the premodern mode; it additionally highlights the position and present acclaim for cultural stories and cultural background theoretical hobbies that have been winning for a while now after the top of deconstruction. The articles assembled during this assortment are on assorted thematics and written from different theoretical views; they fluctuate in scope and method, and their concentration levels from the postmodern, intertextual point to the open wondering of it and to newer advancements within the literary tradition. concentrating on literary icons like A.S. Byatt, John Banville, Margaret Atwood, Umberto Eco, Vladimir Nabokov (but additionally extending right into a less-known areas geographically as well), they invite reconsideration and reconceptualization of such key notions as fact , that means creation, textuality and literary interpretation. This e-book goals at beginning clean dialogue, debate and mirrored image at the new age achieving past postmodernism, and the budding literary mode, no matter what labels we would keep on with it

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Schulkultur und Schulmythos: Gymnasien zwischen elitärer by Werner Helsper, Jeanette Böhme, Rolf-Torsten Kramer,

By Werner Helsper, Jeanette Böhme, Rolf-Torsten Kramer, Angelika Lingkost

Drei Gymnasien werden in den ostdeutschen Transformationsprozessen untersucht. Die Schulen werden als sinnstrukturierte Ordnungen im Spannungsfeld von Schulmythen, Strukturproblemen und strukturellen Antinomien des Bildungssystems rekonstruiert. Damit wird ein Beitrag zur Weiterentwicklung der qualitativen Schulforschung, zu einer Theorie der Schule und zur Ausgestaltung gymnasialer Schulkultur heute geleistet.

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