Technologies of the Self

A Seminar with Michel Foucault

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Author: Michel Foucault,Luther H. Martin,Huck Gutman,Patrick H. Hutton

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870235931

Category: Philosophy

Page: 166

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This volume is a wonderful introduction to Foucault and a testimony to the deep humanity of the man himself.

Technologies of the Self

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Author: Haris A. Durrani

Publisher: Brain Mill Press

ISBN: 194208319X

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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“So true to mixed experience, it feels defiant.” –Sofia Samatar, winner of the World Fantasy Award In this timely and instantly notable fiction debut, Haris Durrani immerses readers in the life of a young American Muslim struggling to understand himself in the context of his family, classmates, and contemporary urban life. Engineering student Jihad, or “Joe” as he introduces himself in the confusing intersections of post 9/11 New York City, finds himself on a personal quest of possibly a spiritual nature, even if he isn’t sure that’s what it is – after all, it’s hard enough to keep halal in his Dominican-Pakistani-Muslim Washington Heights household. He’s surprised to find himself in the stories his Uncle Tomás tells of his own youth, stories in which Tomás fights both the devil and the weaknesses of the flesh – often at the same time. Culture, nation, religion, family, identity, race, and time battle for dominion over Jihad until he realizes he is facing the same demon his uncle claims to have defeated, and all Jihad has to fight with is himself. Durrani's stories, memoirs, and essays have appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, The University of Toronto Undergraduate Journal of Middle East Studies, The 2014 Campbellian Anthology, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and The Best Teen Writing of 2012, 2011, and 2010. He writes monthly for altMuslimah and has appeared regularly on John Hockenberry’s NPR show The Takeaway.

Digital Technologies of the Self

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Author: Yasmine Abbas,Fred Dervin

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443815977

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Inspired by the “technologies of the self” theorized by Michel Foucault in the early 1980s, this volume investigates how contemporary individuals fashion their identity/identities using digital technologies such as ambient intelligent devices, social networking platforms and online communities (Facebook, CouchSurfing and craigslist), online gaming (SilkRoad Online, Oblivion and World of Warcraft), podcasts, etc. With high-speed internet access, ubiquitous computing and generous storage capacity, the opportunities for staging and transforming the self/selves have become nearly limitless. This book explores how technologies contribute to the expression, (co-)construction and enactment of identities. It examines these issues from various perspectives as it brings together insights from different disciplines – design, discourse analysis, philosophy and sociology.

Über das Glück

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Author: Epicurus (Philosoph, Griechenland)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257241624

Category:

Page: 102

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Subjectivity & Truth

Foucault, Education, and the Culture of Self

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Author: Tina Besley,Michael A. Peters

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820481951

Category: Education

Page: 213

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This book focuses on Foucault’s later work and his (re)turn to ‘the hermeneutics of the subject’, exploring the implications of his thinking for education, pedagogy, and related disciplines. What and who is the subject of education and what are the forms of self-constitution? Chapters investigate Foucault’s notion of ‘the culture of self’ in relation to questions concerning truth (parrhesia or free speech) and subjectivity, especially with reference to the literary genres of confession and biography, and the contemporary political forms of individualization (governmentality).

Technologies of Sexiness

Sex, Identity, and Consumer Culture

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Author: Adrienne Evans,Sarah Riley

Publisher: Sexuality, Identity, and Society

ISBN: 0199914761

Category: Medical

Page: 164

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What does sexiness mean today? Has sexiness become something that is bought and sold? What identity effects does a sexiness informed by consumer culture have? This book addresses these questions, off the back of a heightened visibility of 'sex', 'sexiness', and 'sexualization' in everyday life.

Concepts of the Self

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Author: Anthony Elliott

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745661882

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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More than ten years on from its original publication, Concepts of the Self still mesmerizes with its insight, comprehensiveness and critique of debates over the self in the social sciences and humanities. Anthony Elliott has written a new preface to this third edition to address some of the most recent developments in the field, and offers a powerful challenge to what he describes as ‘the emergence of anti-theories of the self’. The first two editions have proven exceptionally popular among students and teachers worldwide. Anthony Elliott provides a scintillating introduction to the major accounts of the self from symbolic interactionism and psychoanalysis to post-feminism and postmodernism. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated to take account of more recent theoretical developments, and a new chapter has been added on individualization which focuses on how the self becomes an agent of ‘do-it-yourself’ autobiographical reconstruction in an age of intensive globalization. Concepts of the Self remains the most lively, lucid and compelling introduction to contemporary controversies over the self and self-identity in the social sciences and humanities. Written by an author of international reputation, it connects debates about the self directly to identity politics, the sociology of personal relationships and intimacy, and the politics of sexuality, and will continue to be an invaluable introductory text for students in of social and political theory, sociology, social psychology, cultural studies, and gender studies.

Bald!

10 revolutionäre Technologien, mit denen alles gut wird oder komplett den Bach runtergeht

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Author: Kelly Weinersmith,Zach Weinersmith

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446257829

Category: Science

Page: 480

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Zach Weinersmith ist mit seinem Blog „Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal“ einer der großen Pop-Science-Cartoonisten im Netz. Jetzt haben er und seine Frau Kelly ein Buch über zehn vielversprechende Zukunftstechnologien geschrieben, die unsere Welt schon bald zu einem besseren Ort machen könnten ... wenn alles gut geht. Wieso Häuser bauen, wenn man sie auch drucken könnte? Warum holen wir unsere Rohstoffe nicht einfach vom nächstgelegenen Asteroiden? Und wäre ein Lift ins All nicht praktisch? Klingt verrückt, aber wir leben in einer Zeit, in der all das Realität werden könnte – BALD! Geniale, faszinierende und hochkomische Lektüre für alle, die wissen möchten, was die Zukunft an Großartigem bringt.

Youth in Society

Contemporary Theory, Policy and Practice

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Author: Jeremy Roche

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412900249

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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Fully revised in order to incorporate policy development, this book brings together a series of readings to encourage critical reflection and thought about how young people's lives and priorities are changing and becoming more diverse. The book will be of value to 'youth' work professionals and students.

Feminism and the Final Foucault

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Author: Dianna Taylor,Karen Vintges

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252071829

Category: Philosophy

Page: 307

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Feminism and the Final Foucault is the first systematic offering of contemporary, international feminist perspectives on the later work of philosopher Michel Foucault. Rather than simply debating the merits or limitations of Foucault's later work, the essays in this collection examine women's historical self-practices, conceive of feminism as a shared ethos, and consider the political significance of this conceptualization in order to elucidate, experiment with, and put into practice the conceptual "tools" that Foucault offers for feminist ethics and politics. The volume illustrates the ways in which Foucault's later thinking on ethics as "care of the self" can reintroduce a number of issues and themes that feminists jettisoned in the wake of postmodernism, including consciousness raising, feminist therapy, the subject woman, identity politics, and feminist agency. Taken as a whole, the diversity of feminist viewpoints presented provide important new insights into "the final Foucault," and thus serve as a productive intervention in current Foucault scholarship.

Policy Technologies for Self-Managing Systems

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Author: Dakshi Agrawal,Seraphin Calo,Kang-won Lee,Jorge Lobo,Dinesh Verma

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0137008171

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Policy Technologies for Self-Managing Systems Dakshi Agrawal Calo Seraphin Kang-won Lee Jorge Lobo Dinesh Verma Use policies to build self-managing IT systems that save money, improve availability, and enhance agility IT policies can be used to guide and automate decision making in the management of computer and network infrastructure, helping IT organizations reduce costs, improve service quality, and enhance business agility. Now, a team of top IBM researchers introduces the latest innovations in policies and autonomic computing and demonstrates how to put them to work in your organization. The authors cover the entire policy lifecycle: planning, definition, representation in standard policy languages, validation, distribution, enforcement, and more. They identify proven patterns for designing policy-enabled self-managing systems and show how policies can be integrated into a complete framework for system self management. They carefully introduce key technologies such as rules engines and the IBM Policy Management framework, as well as emerging standards such as the DMTF’s Common Information Model. Finally, they offer start-to-finish case studies of policy management in areas ranging from storage and IP networking to security. This book’s insights and practical guidance will be invaluable to every IT professional who can benefit from policies: architects, developers, administrators, researchers, and managers alike. Coverage includes Understanding the life cycle and components of policy-based self-managing systems Identifying your best opportunities to drive value from policies Defining the most appropriate abstraction level for your policies Using the DMTF’s Common Information Model to establish the logical structure and contents of policies Validating the consistency and appropriateness of your policies Making your policies automatically enforceable by computer Using policies to simplify and streamline configuration management for SANs and other IT systems Improving availability by implementing policies that can automatically react to faults and error conditions