The Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy

The Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy

This book provides a sophisticated introduction to the life and work of Cormac McCarthy appropriate for scholars, teachers and general readers.

Cormac McCarthy and the Signs of Sacrament

Literature, Theology, and the Moral of Stories

Cormac McCarthy and the Signs of Sacrament

Although scholars have widely acknowledged the prevalence of religious reference in the work of Cormac McCarthy, this is the first book on the most pervasive religious trope in all his works: the image of sacrament, and in particular, of eucharist. Informed by postmodern theories of narrative and Christian theologies of sacrament, Matthew Potts reads the major novels of Cormac McCarthy in a new and insightful way, arguing that their dark moral significance coheres with the Christian theological tradition in difficult, demanding ways. Potts develops this account through an argument that integrates McCarthy's fiction with both postmodern theory and contemporary fundamental and sacramental theology. In McCarthy's novels, the human self is always dispossessed of itself, given over to harm, fate, and narrative. But this fundamental dispossession, this vulnerability to violence and signs, is also one uniquely expressed in and articulated by the Christian sacramental tradition. By reading McCarthy and this theology alongside postmodern accounts of action, identity, subjectivity, and narration, Potts demonstrates how McCarthy exploits Christian theology in order to locate the value of human acts and relations in a way that mimics the dispossessing movement of sacramental signs. This is not to claim McCarthy for theology, necessarily, but it is to assert that McCarthy generates his account of what human goodness might look like in the wake of metaphysical collapse through the explicit use of Christian theology.

Clusters as a Driving Power of the European Economy

Clusters as a Driving Power of the European Economy

Dieser Band umfasst ausgewählte Beiträge der European Cluster Days 2015, die im März 2015 im Europäischen Parlament in Straßburg stattgefunden haben. Dort debattierten France Cluster, das nationale Netzwerk französischer Kompetenzzentren und regionaler Netzwerke, das Institut für internationale Beziehungen ITIRI der Universität Straßburg (Frankreich), die Hochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung in Kehl (Deutschland), die Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (Schweiz) und das Europäische Kompetenz- und Forschungszentrum Clustermanagement (trinational) mit insgesamt 400 Fachleuten über Wachstumsmotoren der europäischen Wirtschaft: Wie kann man die europäische Wirtschaftsleistung steigern und wie kann Wirtschaftswachstum auf nachhaltige und verantwortungsvolle Weise generiert werden?

Philosophy in the American West

A Geography of Thought

Philosophy in the American West

Philosophy in the American West explores the physical, ecological, cultural, and narrative environments associated with the western United States, reflecting on the relationship between people and the places that sustain them. The American West has long been recognized as having significance. From Crèvecoeur’s early observations in Letters from an American Farmer (1782), to Thoreau’s reflections in Walden (1854), to twentieth-century thoughts on the legacy of a vanishing frontier, "the West" has played a pivotal role in the American narrative and in the American sense of self. But while the nature of "westernness" has been touched on by historians, sociologists, and, especially, novelists and poets, this collection represents the first attempt to think philosophically about the nature of "the West" and its influence on us. The contributors take up thinkers that have been associated with Continental Philosophy and pair them with writers, poets, and artists of "the West". And while this collection seeks to loosen the cords that tie philosophy to Europe, the traditions of "continental" philosophy—phenomenology, hermeneutics, deconstruction, and others—offer deep resources for thinking through the particularity of place. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Philosophy, as well as those working in Ecocriticism and the Environmental Humanities more broadly.

Asiatische Studien

Zeitschrift der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Asienkunde

Asiatische Studien


Societal Development & Minority Rights

Societal Development & Minority Rights

"As advancing technology, environmental degradation and competitive globalization impress upon humanity the need for sustainable human-centered development, the way in which majority/minority relations are institutionalized within multinational states may be key to their societal development as a whole." "In this lucid and compelling overview, international legal scholar Y. N. Kly examines the urgent international dialogue now taking place on how best to institutionalize the co-existence of dominant and nondominant ethnic groups within the same multinational state."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved