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From Utopia to Apocalypse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe

Peter Y. Paik

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816650781
eISBN:
9781452946078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650781.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Revolutionary narratives in recent science fiction graphic novels and films compel audiences to reflect on the politics and societal ills of the day. Through character and story, science fiction ... More


Evolutionary Transformation

Thomas Fisher

in Designing Our Way to a Better World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698875
eISBN:
9781452954264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.003.0020
Subject:
Art, Design

This chapter observes how the abductive approach represents a larger shift in Western culture away from two prevalent mythologies of the past that justified the domination of nature for either ... More


Architecture and Medieval Modalities of Thought

Andrzej Piotrowski

in Architecture of Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673049
eISBN:
9781452945835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673049.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter addresses the discrepancy between currently dominant ways of knowing art and architecture, and the Byzantine concepts of theology—a unique way of reaching beyond the knowable. It shows ... More


Toward an Inclusive Universalism: Spinoza’s Ethics of Sustainability

Michael Mack

in Spinoza Now

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672806
eISBN:
9781452946887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672806.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses Descartes’s and Hobbes’s influence on Spinoza. It shows how it is possible to eschew an absolute universalism in favor of an inclusive universalism. Spinoza is not arguing ... More


Black Sexual Syncretism

C. Riley Snorton

in Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677962
eISBN:
9781452948010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677962.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on the church, the veritable birthplace of the down low—a phenomenon in which black men engage in sex with both men and women even though they do not identify as gay, queer, or ... More


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