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Thinking in constellations : Walter Benjamin in the humanities

Author: Nassima Sahraoui; Caroline Sauter
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With his powerful thought image of the constellation, Walter Benjamin provides a method for the core practices of the Humanities: reading, writing, and thinking. This collection of provocative essays demonstrates how thinking in constellations with Walter Benjamin leads us towards a new understanding of the critical task of the Humanities today: it goes beyond disciplinary boundaries and challenges assumptions of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin; Walter Benjamin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nassima Sahraoui; Caroline Sauter
ISBN: 9781527515673 1527515672
OCLC Number: 1046633866
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 228 pages)
Contents: Intro; Table of Contents; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; I: The Starry Skies of Philosophy; From Kant's Starry Skies to Kafka's Odradek; The Name as the Navel; II: A Firmament of Ideas; Constellation and Expression in Leibniz and; Constellation and Configuration; III: Capitalism's Mourning Play and the Rags of History; The History of Production and the Production of History; The Poetics of The Rag Collector; IV: Directing Constellations; Distracted Images; Surviving Civilization with Mickey Mouse and a Laugh; V: Reading (in) Constellations; The Gothic Third World
Responsibility: edited by Nassima Sahraoui and Caroline Sauter.

Abstract:

With his powerful thought image of the constellation, Walter Benjamin provides a method for the core practices of the Humanities: reading, writing, and thinking. This collection of provocative essays demonstrates how thinking in constellations with Walter Benjamin leads us towards a new understanding of the critical task of the Humanities today: it goes beyond disciplinary boundaries and challenges assumptions of linearity, coherence, and progression inherent in our scholarly praxis. The volume brings some of the most articulate young voices in international Benjamin scholarship together, and.

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