The Savage Mind

Author: Claude Lvi-strauss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Category: Philosophy

Page: 290

View: 541

Discusses the significance of totemism among primitive peoples and its interpretation by anthropologists and philosophies

The Savage Anomaly

Author: Antonio Negri

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press


Category: Philosophy

Page: 277

View: 351

In this essential rereading of Spinoza's (1632-1677) philosophical and political writings, Negri positions this thinker within the historical context of the development of the modern state and its attendant political economy. Through a close examination of Spinoza, Negri reveals turn as unique among his contemporaries for his nondialectical approach to social organization in a bourgeois age.

The Savage Dilemma

Author: John Patrick

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc


Category: Drama

Page: 61

View: 201

The lively sequel to The Curious Savage , one of the most beloved and widely performed plays of the modern theatre. All the wonderful, zany characters of the original play are together again and involved in a delightful new series of hilarious misad
National characteristics, American

The Savage

Author: Piomingo



Category: National characteristics, American

Page: 312

View: 345

Literary Collections

The Representation of the Savage in James Fenimore Cooper and Herman Melville

Author: Anna Krauthammer

Publisher: Peter Lang


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 118

View: 429

Since the seventeenth century, ethnicity has been the central issue in the American search for a national identity. The articulation of this issue can clearly be seen in the representation of non-white others in the literature of the nineteenth century, specifically in the works of James Fenimore Cooper and Herman Melville. This book examines how both Cooper and Melville manipulated literary images of Native Americans, African Americans, and other non-Europeans, thus revealing how America created the image of the savage - by which it was alternately attracted and repulsed - as a way of defining its own identity.
Social Science

The Domestication of the Savage Mind

Author: Jack Goody

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 179

View: 287

Professor Goody's research in West Africa resulted in finding an alternative way of thinking about 'traditional' societies.

The Savage Within

Author: Henrika Kuklick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 325

View: 853

Considering the anthropological ideas of Britain between 1885 and 1945, this book explores the relationship between social scientific ideas and behavior. Professor Kuklick shows how the descriptions British anthropologists produced about the peoples of exotic cultures can be translated into commentaries on their own society. Read as such, the anthropology of the period covered by the book represents an appeal for a society that rewards individuals on the basis of talent and achievement, not inherited status; a brief for the welfare state, which is obliged to care for those whom circumstances have prevented from taking care of themselves; and a plea for tolerance of cultural diversity, based on observation of a range of ways of life that satisfy human needs and desires. The book also shows how anthropological insight informed consideration of such specific problems as the rights of women, the Irish, and all colonized peoples.
Biography & Autobiography

The Savage View

Author: Bradley W. Richards

Publisher: Carl Mautz Publishing


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 182

View: 556

Literary Criticism

Staging the Savage God

Author: Ralf Remshardt

Publisher: SIU Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 343

In this broadly conceived study, Ralf Remshardt delineates the theatre’s deep connection with the grotesque and traces the historically extensive and theoretically intensive relationship between performance and its “other,” the grotesque. Staging the Savage God: The Grotesque in Performance examines the aesthetic complicity shared by the two in both art and theatre and presents a general theory of the grotesque. Performing the grotesque is both a challenge to a culture’s order and the affirmation of certain ethical principles that it recognizes as its own. Remshardt investigates the aesthetics and ideology of grotesque theatre from antiquity—in works such as The Bacchae and Thyestes—to modernity—in Ubu Roi and Hamletmachine—and opens up new critical possibilities for the analysis of both classical and avant-gardetheatre. Divided into three sections, Staging the Savage God first interrogates the grotesque as primarily a visual artistic and theatrical mode and then inventories various critical approaches to the grotesque, establishing the outlines of a theory with regard to drama. In the most extensive part of the study, Remshardt shifts his emphasis to the theatre of the grotesque, from self-consuming tragedies and the modernist trope of the artificial human figure to the characterology of the grotesque. Remshardt’s conclusion takes bold steps toward unraveling the paradox inherent in the grotesque theatre. Written in an engaging style and aided by nine illustrations, Staging the Savage God is a comprehensive and rigorous study that incorporates critical approaches from disciplines such as philosophy, psychoanalysis, art history, literature, and theatre to fully investigate the historical function of the grotesque in performance.
Political Science

The Savage Nation

Author: Michael Savage

Publisher: Thomas Nelson


Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 362

Michael Savage attacks big government and liberal media bias. The son of immigrants, Savage shows how traditional American freedoms are being destroyed from the outside and undermined from within-not just our own government, but also from alien forces within our own society. Savage argues that if the price of liberty is eternal vigilance, then only a more "savage nation" will enjoy these liberties. Savage's high ratings and the rapid growth of his program prove he is in touch with the concerns of the average American.