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Culture

30 titles
  • Michael Oakeshott: Notebooks, 1922-86

    Michael Oakeshott

    The sixth volume in the series Michael Oakeshott: Selected Writings. From the 1920s to the 1980s Oakeshott filled dozens of notebooks with his private reflections, both personal and intellectual. Their contents range from aphorisms to miniature essays, forming a unique record of his intellectual trajectory over his entire career.

  • What is Wrong with Us?

    Essays in Cultural Pathology
    Eric Coombes

    The pieces collected in this volume are not presented as amounting to an overall account or theory of our cultural condition. They are offered merely as examples of serious criticism, of what we need if we are to begin to think more profitably about our condition.

  • Why Rape Culture is a Dangerous Myth

    From Steubenville to Ched Evans
    Luke Gittos

    This book argues that the belief in a 'rape culture' is seriously distorting our discussion of sexual violence.

  • The Decision Trap

    Genetic Education and Its Social Consequences
    Silja Samerski

    The Decision Trap questions a dogma of our time: the assumption that genetic education empowers citizens and increases their autonomy.

  • Church-going, Going, Gone!

    A Movement of the Human Spirit Begins
    Michael Horan

    Church-going, Going, Gone! is concerned less with teaching than with learning. It provides atheists, agnostics and believers-in-exile, as well as those who have given little thought to belief, with a framework for collaborating as learners, working toward equality, peace and reconciliation, and dedicated to unselfish and imaginative social action.

  • That's Racist!

    How the Regulation of Speech and Thought Divides Us All
    Adrian Hart

    This book suggests that modern day anti-racism can be argued as having taken over from old-fashioned racism as the dominant racialising force in British society.

  • Being Cultured

    in defence of discrimination
    Angus Kennedy

    In this book Angus Kennedy asks if the explosion of culture, and the breaking down of distinctions between high and low culture, has emancipated us or left us adrift without cultural moorings. Is it true that all cultures are equal? Is cultural diversity a good thing? Is it unacceptably elitist to insist on the highest standards of judgment?

  • Global Modernity

    And Other Essays
    Tom Rubens

    This group of essays follows a similar eclectic pattern to that found in Tom Rubens' previous essay-collections published by Imprint Academic. The author's aim is to appeal widely but also succinctly: in a way that will stimulate readers to develop their own thoughts on, and consult more extensive treatments of, the subjects in question.

  • The Economic Imperative

    Leisure and Imagination in the 21st Century
    John Zerilli

    This book explores the role of leisure in modern life. It was written in the belief that leisure sets us apart as a species, that what is "useless" by commercial standards is probably the best thing we have going for us, and that leisure is under attack, in high danger of being lost, and has been for some time.

  • Situated Aesthetics

    Art Beyond the Skin
    Riccardo Manzotti

    This book focuses on externalist approaches to art. It is the first fruit of a workshop held in Milan in September 2009, where leading scholars in the emerging field of psychology of art compared their different approaches using a neutral language and discussing freely their goals.

  • Economic Reform and a Liberal Culture

    And Other Essays on Social and Cultural Topics
    Tom Rubens

    This second collection of essays for the Societas series by Tom Rubens continues the author's discussion of contemporary issues contained in "Progressive Secular Society" (Imprint Academic 2008).

  • Practical Philosophy

    Ethics, Society and Culture
    John Haldane

    In this wide ranging volume of philosophical essays John Haldane explores some central areas of social life and issues of intense academic and public debate.

  • Nelson, Hitler and Diana

    Studies in Trauma and Celebrity
    Richard D. Ryder

    Clinical psychologist Richard Ryder approaches three iconic celebrities -- Horatio Nelson, Adolph Hitler, and Diana Princess of Wales -- as though they were his patients and presents a short psycho-biography of each.

  • Self and Society

    Studies in the Evolution of Culture
    William Irwin Thompson

    A series of essays on the evolution of culture, dealing with topics including the city and consciousness, evolution of the afterlife, literary and mathematical archetypes, machine consciousness and the implications of 9/11, and the invasion of Iraq.

  • Political Art of Bob Dylan

    David Boucher

    Bob Dylan is one of the most significant figures in popular culture. In this book, the authors provide a multi-faceted analysis of his political art.

  • The Landscape of Humanity

    Art, Culture and Society
    Anthony O'Hear

    The fourteen essays in this book develop a conception of human culture, which is humane and traditionalist.

  • Enemies of Progress

    Dangers of Sustainability
    Austin Williams

    This polemical book examines the concept of sustainability and presents a critical exploration of its all-pervasive influence on society, arguing that sustainability, manifested in several guises, represents a pernicious and corrosive doctrine that has survived primarily because there seems to be no alternative to its canon.

  • In Bed with Madness

    Trying to make sense in a world that doesn't
    Yannis Andricopoulos

    In Bed with Madness is 'a well-argued, powerful and profound indictment of contemporary culture', stylishly written – a reviewer said he would have bought it just for its humour!

  • The Greek Inheritance

    Ancient Greek wisdom for the digital era
    Yannis Andricopoulos

    The Greek Inheritance traces the conflict between Greek values and those of the repressive, religious or capitalist order throughout the millennia. The book is challenging and well-written with a light, humorous touch.

  • The Future of the Past

    From the culture of profit to the culture of joy
    Yannis Andricopoulos

    Universalism in its old forms has, just like door-to-door milkmen, gone for good. But the search for some universally accepted ethical standards cannot be abandoned. Looking into our world from the classical Greek point of view, Yannis Andricopoulos wonders whether we cannot place Justice again at the heart of our morality.

  • Joseph Conrad Today

    Kieron O'Hara

    This book argues that the novelist Joseph Conrad's work speaks directly to us in a way that none of his contemporaries can. Conrad's scepticism, pessimism, emphasis on the importance and fragility of community, and the difficulties of escaping our history are important tools for understanding the political world in which we live.

  • Histories and Discourses

    Rewriting Constructivism
    Siegfried J. Schmidt

    Siegfried J. Schmidt is closely associated in Germany with the cross-disciplinary research programme of Radical Constructivism. In Histories & Discourses he carries out a change of perspective from media and communication studies to studies of culture and the philosophy of language.

  • John Grote, Cambridge University and the Development of Victorian Thought

    John R. Gibbins

    This book answers three questions: How did John Grote develop and contribute to modern Cambridge and British philosophy? What is the significance of these contributions to modern philosophy in general and British Idealism and language philosophy in particular? How were his ideas and his idealism incorporated into the modern philosophical tradition?

  • Jesus and the Trojan War

    Myth and Meaning for Today
    Michael Horan

    This book looks at ways in which stories are presented and understood; and how story-tellers - and their listeners - may wittingly or unwittingly confuse fact with fiction. This book explores the parallels between four stories (the Trojan war, Moses, King Arthur, and Jesus).

  • Gypsy Debate

    Can Discourse Control?
    Joanna Richardson

    Jo Richardson explores the extent to which modes of discourse reflect antipathy towards gypsies and travellers, and control and shape the treatment of this minority group by the rest of society. The focus is housing policy, but her discussion has a wide application.

  • Rescuing the Past

    The Cultural Heritage Crusade
    Jonathan Tokeley

    Jonathan Tokeley was contentiously convicted of 'smuggling' Egyptian antiquities in a landmark trial - one of a series which had devastating consequences for the antiquities market. This book is both a philosophical analysis and a demonstration - in one country, Egypt - of the Cultural Heritage Crusade's horrific consequences.

  • Psychedelic Horizons

    Thomas B. Roberts

    This is a different kind of book about psychedelics. Rather than describing psychedelic experiences, it presents four future-oriented ideas 'coming over the psychedelic horizon', which illustrate the potential benefits of psychedelics for humanity.

  • Managing Britannia

    Culture and Management in Modern Britain
    Robert Protherough

    This book shows how modern management practices have all but destroyed politics, education, culture and religion — modern management is the cause of our national malaise.

  • Dumbing Down

    Culture, Politics and the Mass Media
    Ivo Mosley

    This text is a compilation of essays on changes in culture and the media and the dangers of their manipulation.

  • Holding Up a Mirror

    How Civilizations Decline
    Anne Glyn-Jones

    Using theatre as a measure society's health, this book shows that Ancient Greece and Rome, Medieval Christendom and our own contemporary society all follow the same pattern: prosperity thrives on the conviction that the material world alone constitutes true 'reality’; but that very conviction leads to a rejection of the supernatural.