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Master slave Mastery Protocols

Author : Robert Rubel
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While this book ensures a basic understanding of the fundamental purpose of protocols, its focus is on how to design personalized protocols. It provides countless tips and techniques for Masters to clarify how they, themselves, want to be served. Developing protocols requires close examination of the relationship desired, reveals the kinds of service Master really wants from slave and the kinds of service slave can actually deliver, and results in a refinement of the Master's relationship management style. In that light, the book is a guided exercise in clarifying the intent of your relationship. In addition, the book is a map for creating a written protocol manual documenting rules of service. It incorporates, by way of example, much of the protocol manual from the authors' own M/s relationship, illustrating the translation of one Master's wishes into elegant service by the slave. [M. Jen Fairfield (lead author) and Robert J. Rubel, PhD]

Master slave Mastery Advanced

Author : Robert Rubel
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This is an advanced Master/slave book. This is a "content-heavy" book written for readers with very strong core values who have 5+ years of collective relationship experience in either M/s or committed D/s dynamics. It is intended for people who know a lot about a lot and are open to thinking about what they know in a different way. Fundamentally, readers must understand the differences between D/s and M/s in order to comfortably absorb the content. Unlike the fictional world of Masters and slaves, this book discusses the very real challenges and opportunities available to long-term M/s couples. It explains how strong leaders can combine with strong supportive followers to create a magical relationship. The authors draw upon their own extensive personal experience, as well as the experiences and views of literally hundreds of others who identify as M/s as shared during conference presentations and one-on-one discussions. [Robert J. Rubel, PhD (lead author) and M. Jen Fairfield]

The Master The Slave The Power

Author : L. T. Morrison
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Volume I - "The Master" "The Slave" "The Power"The critical theory and philosophies that underpin a consensual master-slave relationship intended to endure. It looks at mastery, slavery and exactly what power is all about in the TPE niche.Volume II “Mastery Refined: The Skills – The Issues”Mastery requires more than an understanding of power philosophies, but also knowledge of the skills to identify and address issues incumbent with TPE relationships. Learning them adds enormously to the credibility of aspiring Masters, thus enriching trust, a critical element in sustainable submission. Masters are experts, and these tools are large steps to acquiring that expertise.Volume III “Sustaining Structure – Training” Where words become things; ideas become action; and happiness is achieved in the reality of day-to-day life. No theory, philosophy, knowledge of skills, or issues is worth a pinched nipple if it cannot translate into sustainable structure. Theory and talk is over, here is how to apply a Master's values and skills into a consensual relationship with a slave, 24/7, same roof, intended to endure. A fascinating look into the BDSM culture like never before, The Devil In The Details Trilogy is a whole new perspective on the sustainability of a consensual power exchange relationship in the 21st century. Tracing his thirty-year journey through the lifestyle, the author clarifies and demystifies mastery like never before, in ways aspiring dominants can learn. It truly is a Masters mentoring series like no other. Even slaves will insist Masters read it.Extraordinarily informative, the author analyses the BDSM continuum, it's joys and pitfalls, providing the theory and tools to live a power exchange relationship, happily over time. His understanding of the slave mind, the fundamentals of relationships, and mostly his knowledge of power and its application, is a must read for both slaves and masters alike. Everyone will learn from this.Hysterically funny, wildly erotic and as entertaining a read as there is. The anecdotal mindfucks he shares are sometimes breathtaking, deeply poignant, often hilarious and always providing a unique view into the world of sustainable, healthy BDSM. But it is the explanation of what happens inside a master slave relationship and the detailed look at the issues, why they occur, what they mean and most importantly how to address them that elevates these books in the genre.Written magically, without an air of condescension, with expertise and authority, yet he makes no claims to a definitive path on anything more than his own life. A must read for anyone considering a relationship of Master-slavery. This is a resource long needed in the BDSM community.

Divided Mastery

Author : Jonathan D. MARTIN
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Divided Mastery explores a curiously neglected aspect of the history of American slavery: the rental of slaves. Though few slaves escaped being rented out at some point in their lives, this is the first book to describe the practice, and its effects on both slaves and the peculiar institution. Martin reveals how the unique triangularity of slave hiring created slaves with two masters, thus transforming the customary polarity of master-slave relationships. Drawing upon slaveholders' letters, slave narratives, interviews with former slaves, legislative petitions, and court records, Divided Mastery ultimately reveals that slave hiring's significance was paradoxical. The practice bolstered the system of slavery by facilitating its spread into the western territories, by democratizing access to slave labor, and by promoting both production and speculation with slave capital. But at the same time, slaves used hiring to their advantage, finding in it crucial opportunities to shape their work and family lives, to bring owners and hirers into conflict with each other, and to destabilize the system of bondage. Martin illuminates the importance of the capitalist market as a tool for analyzing slavery and its extended relationships. Through its fresh and complex perspective, Divided Mastery demonstrates that slave hiring is critical to understanding the fundamental nature of American slavery, and its social, political, and economic place in the Old South. Table of Contents: Introduction: Slaves with Two Masters 1 Slave Hiring in the Evolution of Slavery 2 A Blessing and a Curse 3 Risks and Returns 4 Compromised Mastery 5 Resistance and Abuse 6 Working Alone Epilogue Abbreviations Notes Acknowledgments Index "This finely crafted, thought-provoking study of slave hiring in the antebellum South fills a major gap in the historical literature. Divided Mastery will be of great interest to students of American slavery." --Peter Kolchin, author of American Slavery, 1619-1877 "Divided Mastery greatly extends and systematizes our knowledge of slave hiring as a practice making slavery a more economically flexible institution. Martin also writes insightfully about the emotional and psychological complexities attending the interaction of slaves, owners, and hirers. This will be the standard reference for historians interested in slave hiring, and Martin's vigorous prose style should attract a wider readership as well for this fine new book." --T. Stephen Whitman, author of Challenging Slavery in the Chesapeake, 1775-1865 "Martin has done more than fill an important niche in understanding slavery in the American South; his work adds an appreciation of the complexity of slavery by unraveling--in fine detail--precisely how the system of slave hiring worked. It reveals how the rental of slaves at once expanded and constrained the latitude of both master and slave, at times allowing slaveholders to gain greater flexibility and profit in the employment of their human property and permitting slaves to secure greater independence and control over their own lives. Divided Mastery is a significant addition to the literature on slavery in the US." --Ira Berlin, author of Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves

Master Slave Relations

Author : Robert J. Rubel
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A companion book to 'Protocols' this book covers the more general topic of Master/Slave relations - how they often evolve and how to avoid the problems that can easily crop up in the early stages. The book also reviews ways that Master/ Slave relationships differ from Dominant/ Submissive or Top/Bottom relationships, discusses contracts and collars and considers various ways of finding a slave and starting a relationship.

Mastery Tyranny and Desire

Author : Trevor Burnard
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Eighteenth-century Jamaica, Britain's largest and most valuable slave-owning colony, relied on a brutal system of slave management to maintain its tenuous social order. Trevor Burnard provides unparalleled insight into Jamaica's vibrant but harsh African and European cultures with a comprehensive examination of the extraordinary diary of plantation owner Thomas Thistlewood. Thistlewood's diary, kept over the course of forty years, describes in graphic detail how white rule over slaves was predicated on the infliction of terror on the bodies and minds of slaves. Thistlewood treated his slaves cruelly even while he relied on them for his livelihood. Along with careful notes on sugar production, Thistlewood maintained detailed records of a sexual life that fully expressed the society's rampant sexual exploitation of slaves. In Burnard's hands, Thistlewood's diary reveals a great deal not only about the man and his slaves but also about the structure and enforcement of power, changing understandings of human rights and freedom, and connections among social class, race, and gender, as well as sex and sexuality, in the plantation system.

Unthinking Mastery

Author : Julietta Singh
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Julietta Singh challenges the drive toward the mastery over self and others by showing how the forms of self-mastery advocated by anticolonial thinkers like Fanon and Gandhi unintentionally reproduced colonial logic, thereby leading her to argue for a more productive human subjectivity that is not centered on concepts of mastery.

Hegel s Ethics of Recognition

Author : Robert R. Williams
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In this significant contribution to Hegel scholarship, Robert Williams develops the most comprehensive account to date of Hegel's concept of recognition (Anerkennung). Fichte introduced the concept of recognition as a presupposition of both Rousseau's social contract and Kant's ethics. Williams shows that Hegel appropriated the concept of recognition as the general pattern of his concept of ethical life, breaking with natural law theory yet incorporating the Aristotelian view that rights and virtues are possible only within a certain kind of community. He explores Hegel's intersubjective concept of spirit (Geist) as the product of affirmative mutual recognition and his conception of recognition as the right to have rights. Examining Hegel's Jena manuscripts, his Philosophy of Right, the Phenomenology of Spirit, and other works, Williams shows how the concept of recognition shapes and illumines Hegel's understandings of crime and punishment, morality, the family, the state, sovereignty, international relations, and war. A concluding chapter on the reception and reworking of the concept of recognition by contemporary thinkers including Derrida, Levinas, and Deleuze demonstrates Hegel's continuing centrality to the philosophical concerns of our age.

Work Like a Slave Think Like a Master

Author : Collis Temple III
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If you are willing to become a SLAVE to the daily habits and practices that will lead to your success, this book is for you. It will also aid you in becoming a MASTER of your thoughts with the mentality that the future will be amazingly better and will yield success beyond your wildest imaginations. This book will help you: 1) Create a thought process conducive for maximum growth 2) Use your haters as motivators 3) Understand the value of mentorship and helping others 4) Realize the power of goal setting 5) Discover the Three Common Denominators for all successes Through several poignant stories involving how he was raised, Collis Temple III reveals how he's been able to achieve success and happiness as a result of building a Work Like a Slave, Think Like a Master mentality.

Money Over Mastery Family Over Freedom

Author : Calvin Schermerhorn
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Traces the story of how slaves seized opportunities that emerged from North Carolina's pre-Civil War modernization and economic diversification to protect their families from being sold, revealing the integral role played by empowered African-American families in regional antebellum economics and politics. Simultaneous.

Mastery and Slavery in Victorian Writing

Author : J. Taylor
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Taking Hegel's famous " Master-Slave Dialectic " as its starting point, this wide-ranging book examines portrayals of masters, slaves and servants in works by Carlyle, Dickens, Eliot, Collins and others. The questions raised about modern mastery and slavery are pursued in relation to intriguing nineteenth-century figures as the American slave-holder, the musician, the demagogue and the Jew.

Hegel s Phenomenology of Self Consciousness

Author : Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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Presents a new translation with commentary of chapter IV ("Self-Consciousness") of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit.

Nature Woman and the Art of Politics

Author : Eduardo A. Velásquez
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This impressive collection of previously unpublished essays examines the relationship between competing conceptions of 'nature' and 'woman.' By looking historically and comprehensively at the problems and questions associated with human thinking about nature and woman, the contributors strive to gain the proper vantage point from which to assess modern virtues and vices. Also taking note of important religious and literary contributions to thought on nature and woman, these essays present a broad range of claims from classical Greece to the present intended to stimulate modern thinking. Nature, Woman, and the Art of Politics will prove indispensable to scholars of philosophy, political science and womenOs studies.

Enemies and Familiars

Author : Debra Blumenthal
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A prominent Mediterranean port located near Islamic territories, the city of Valencia in the late fifteenth century boasted a slave population of pronounced religious and ethnic diversity: captive Moors and penally enslaved Mudejars, Greeks, Tartars, Russians, Circassians, and a growing population of black Africans. By the end of the fifteenth century, black Africans comprised as much as 40 percent of the slave population of Valencia. Whereas previous historians of medieval slavery have focused their efforts on defining the legal status of slaves, documenting the vagaries of the Mediterranean slave trade, or examining slavery within the context of Muslim-Christian relations, Debra Blumenthal explores the social and human dimensions of slavery in this religiously and ethnically pluralistic society. Enemies and Familiars traces the varied experiences of Muslim, Eastern, and black African slaves from capture to freedom. After describing how men, women, and children were enslaved and brought to the Valencian marketplace, this book examines the substance of slaves' daily lives: how they were sold and who bought them; the positions ascribed to them within the household hierarchy; the sorts of labor they performed; and the ways in which some reclaimed their freedom. Scrutinizing a wide array of archival sources (including wills, contracts, as well as hundreds of civil and criminal court cases), Blumenthal investigates what it meant to be a slave and what it meant to be a master at a critical moment of transition. Arguing that the dynamics of the master-slave relationship both reflected and determined contemporary opinions regarding religious, ethnic, and gender differences, Blumenthal's close study of the day-to-day interactions between masters and their slaves not only reveals that slavery played a central role in identity formation in late medieval Iberia but also offers clues to the development of "racialized" slavery in the early modern Atlantic world.

Education in Hegel

Author : Nigel Tubbs
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In this wide-ranging and compelling set of essays, Nigel Tubbs illustrates how a philosophical notion of education lies at the heart of Hegelian philosophy and employs it to critique some of the stereotypes and misreadings from which Hegel often suffers. With chapters on philosophical education in relation to life and death, self and other, subject and substance, and to Derrida and Levinas in particular, Tubbs brings Hegelian education - read as recollection - to bear on modern social and political relations. He argues, in sum, that Hegelian philosophy comprehended in terms of education yields a theory of self and other that can inform and reform relations between rich and poor, West and East. Finally, the book addresses the most controversial aspect of any defence of Hegel, namely the comprehension of the absolute and its imperialist implications for Western history. The author argues passionately that through a notion of philosophical education Hegel teaches us not to avoid the dilemmas that are endemic to modern Western power and mastery when trying to comprehend some of our most pressing human concerns.

Autonomous Technology

Author : Langdon Winner
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The truth of the matter is that our deficiency does not lie in the want of well-verified "facts." What we lack is our bearings. The contemporary experience of things technological has repeatedly confounded our vision, our expectations, and our capacity to make intelligent judgments. Categories, arguments, conclusions, and choices that would have been entirely obvious in earlier times are obvious no longer. Patterns of perceptive thinking that were entirely reliable in the past now lead us systematically astray. Many of our standard conceptions of technology reveal a disorientation that borders on dissociation from reality. And as long as we lack the ability to make our situation intelligible, all of the "data" in the world will make no difference. ;From the Introduction

Gender Mastery and Slavery

Author : William Henry Foster
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Gender, family and sexual relations defined human slavery from its classical origins in Europe to the rise and fall of race-based slavery in the Americas. Gender, Mastery and Slavery is one of the first books to explore the importance of men and women to slaveholding across these eras. Foster argues that at the heart of the successive European institutions of slavery at home and in the New World was the volatile question of women's ability to exert mastery. Facing the challenge to play the 'good mother' in public and private, free women from Rome to Muslim North Africa, to the indigenous tribes of North America, to the antebellum plantations of the southern United States found themselves having to economically manage slaves, servants and captives. At the same time, they had to protect their reputations from various forms of attack and themselves from vilification on a number of fronts. With the recurrent cultural wars over the maternal role within slavery touching the worlds of politics, warfare, religion, and colonial and imperial rivalries, this lively comparative survey is essential reading for anyone studying, or simply interested in, this key topic in global and gender history.

Real Men Do Yoga

Author : John Capouya
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With its revolutionary approach to yoga and innovative, male-oriented instruction, Real Men Do Yoga will be the definitive guide for both novice and veteran men who are discovering the innumerable physical and mental benefits of yoga. Satisfying the male fascination with sports and admiration for athletes are interviews with more than twenty pros, all of whom are enthusiastic yoga practitioners: football's Eddie George, Shannon Sharpe and Amani Toomer; baseball pitchers Barry Zito (2002 Cy Young Award winner) and Al Leiter, star hockey goalie Sean Burke and NBA superstar Kevin Garnett as well as pro golfers and tennis players. Photos of sports stars doing yoga, such as football greats Dan Marino and Chris Carter, drive home a powerful message. Each chapter offers a combination of stretches and strength-builders that target and benefit specific areas: Conquering back pain (which afflicts an estimated 10 million men) Improving sports performance including yoga for golf, running, basketball, tennis and more Increasing flexibility in the upper body, spine and lower body Building muscle strength Improving sexual performance In a sea of yoga books aimed at women, Real Men Do Yoga is an easily accessible, "non-New Agey" guidebook that takes something mysterious to American men and offers a reassuringly effective and practical guide that they'll actually use.

Alexandre Koj ve and the Outcome of Modern Thought

Author : F. Roger Devlin
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The brilliant Hegelian philosopher, Alexandre Kojève, remains among the most enigmatic figures of twentieth-century philosophy. Although a highly systematic thinker, he left no systematic presentation of his thought. His most important book deceptively appears to be a mere secondary work on Hegel's Phenomenology of the Spirit. Most of his nine books and many essays have not even appeared in English. This brief yet lucid study takes the reader to the heart of Kojève's philosophical project. Author F. Roger Devlin brings him into dialogue with Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes and Hegel, incidentally helping elucidate their thought by comparison with Kojève's own. Kojève was not a commentator on Hegel whose success might be measured by fidelity to the master, but rather a philosopher who, starting from Hegelian premises, arrived at a system of thought that is the logical outcome of modern philosophy. This system, which Devlin names rational historicism, is the preeminently modern response to the basic question of philosophy since the time of Socrates: What is man?

Aesthetic Afterlives

Author : Andrew Eastham
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Since the development of British Aestheticism in the 1870s, the concept of irony has focused a series of anxieties which are integral to modern literary practice. Examining some of the most important debates in post-Romantic aesthetics through highly focused textual readings of authors from Walter Pater and Henry James to Samuel Beckett and Alan Hollinghurst, this study investigates the dialectical position of irony in Aestheticism and its twentieth-century afterlives. Aesthetic Afterlives constructs a far-reaching theoretical narrative by positioning Victorian Aestheticism as the basis of Literary Modernity. Aestheticism's cultivation of irony and reflexive detachment was central to this legacy, but it was also the focus of its own self-critique. Anxieties about the concept and practice of irony persisted through Modernism, and have recently been positioned in Hollinghurst's work as a symptom of the political stasis within post-modern culture. Referring to the recent debates about the 'new aestheticism' and the politics of aesthetics, Eastham asks how a utopian Aestheticism can be reconstructed from the problematics of irony and aesthetic autonomy that haunted writers from Pater to Adorno.