Individuality and Expression

The Aesthetics of the New German Dance, 1908-1936

Individuality and Expression

While much has been written about the visual artists and playwrights of early 20th century Germany - Nolde, Kandinsky, Kokoschka and others - their equally innovative contemporaries in dance have not been studied so extensively. The development of the New Dance, also called Ausdruckstanz, paralleled that of expressionist art and drama. This study focuses on nine choreographers whose theories, work, aesthetic values and artistic intent convey the variations and commonalities of this dance form.

Consumer Culture

A Reference Handbook

Consumer Culture

Provides an overview of the many dimensions of consumer buying trends, focusing specifically on the context of economic, social, and political indicators, and discusses the consumer culture on a global level.

Classical Individualism

The Supreme Importance of Each Human Being

Classical Individualism

In Classical Individualism, Tibor R. Machan argues that individualism is far from being dead. Machan identifies, develops and defends what he calls classical individualism - an individualism humanised by classical philosophy, rooted in Aristotle rather than Hobbes. This book does not reject the social nature of human beings, but finds that every one has a self-directed agent who is responsible for what he or she does. Machan rejects all types of collectivism, including communitarianism, ethnic solidarity, racial unity, and gender identity. The ideas expressed here have important social and political implications, and will be of interest to anyone concerned with the notion of individuality and individual responsibility.

Reframing Disease Contextually

Reframing Disease Contextually

This volume will be of interest to philosophers of medicine, bioethicists, and philosophers, medical professionals, historians of western medicine, and health policymakers. The book provides an overview of key debates in the history of modern western medicine on the nature, knowledge, and value of disease. It includes case studies of e.g. AIDS, genetic disease, and gendered disease.

Negative Liberties

Morrison, Pynchon, and the Problem of Liberal Ideology

Negative Liberties

DIVA revisionary view of the history of liberalism in the USA, and an assessment of its viability in the present./div

Dilemmas of the Modern Educational Discourse

Dilemmas of the Modern Educational Discourse

This book discusses the dilemmas of modern education, with the first section presenting the whole of the system of higher education in its diversity and discussing selected aspects of higher education's functioning. The second section is devoted to considerations concerning a teacher and a student in the expanse of the modern school. Education is displayed as a complex, multi-faceted, and mosaic reality which encompasses various subjects and relations between them. (Series: Erziehungswissenschaft - Vol. 70)

Contesting Conformity

Democracy and the Paradox of Political Belonging

Contesting Conformity

""Be yourself!" "Don't just follow the crowd!" Such injunctions valorizing non-conformity pervade contemporary American culture. We praise individuals such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Steve Jobs who chart their own course in life and do something new. Yet surprisingly, recent research in social psychology has shown that in practice, Americans are averse to non-conformity. This disjunction between our public rhetoric and practice raises questions: Why is non-conformity valuable? Is it always valuable--or does it pose dangers as well as promise benefits for democratic societies? What is the relationship between non-conformity as an individual ideal and democracy as a form of collective self-rule? Contesting Conformity brings a fresh interpretive lens to the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville, John Stuart Mill, and Friedrich Nietzsche to investigate non-conformity and its relationship to modern democracy. Drawing new insight from their work, Ikuta argues that non-conformity is an intractable issue for democracy. While non-conformity is often important for cultivating a most just polity, non-conformity can also undermine democracy. Insofar as democracy depends on the ability of each citizen to critically reflect and dissent from an unjust public opinion when necessary, Tocqueville and Mill enable us to appreciate non-conformity as an ethical and political ideal for democratic citizens. However, non-conformity can also undermine democracy, as Nietzsche helps us see, insofar as unconstrained expressions of non-conformity may stand in tension with the equality constitutive of democracy. Contesting Conformity demonstrates that while non-conformity can enhance democracy, non-conformity is not necessarily democratic"--

The Works of Walter Pater

The Works of Walter Pater

Pater's best known book, first published in 1873 and later revised, was reissued in the 1900-1 collected works.

Prairie Children and Their Quilts

14 Little Projects That Honor the Pioneer Spirit

Prairie Children and Their Quilts

Inspired by actual children's diaries from the American frontier, this follow-up to the bestseller American Doll Quilts explores the origins of doll quilts made during the era. Quilters can stitch small, antique-style projects as they read about the lives of pioneer children and their families. Fourteen patterns spotlight popular quilt designs from the nineteenth century Projects include a game-board quilt, a schoolhouse quilt, a prairie-doll apron, and a schoolgirl sampler See vintage photos of prairie children, and read actual diary entries from children who traveled with their parents to settle in the West

Individual Paediatrics

Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Aspects of Diagnosis and Counseling -- Anthroposophic-homeopathic Therapy, Fourth Edition

Individual Paediatrics

In the medical treatment of children and teenagers and the accompaniment of their parents, alternative therapies, homoeopathy, anthroposophic medicine, psychology and psychosomatics play an ever greater role alongside conventional, science-based medicine. Before a therapy can be successful, an individual diagnosis must be made, taking somatic symptoms, mental and emotional aspects and the developmental stage of the child into account. The background and context of the illness must be determined as well: Why has this child developed this particular disease at this particular moment? In this way your therapy can activate the child’s own disease-fighting resources and support it in developing its potential. Ten years after the first edition, Individual Pediatrics has been completely revised for its fourth edition. Current developments in the field of epigenetics, questions about vaccination, sun protection, and vitamin D are covered, as are newly developed and refined treatment concepts for disorders such as inadequate ventilation of the middle ear, bronchial asthma, neurodermatitis, and ADHS. New case reports have been added, and all drug data have been updated.