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Bennett, Jane 1957-

Works: 23 works in 114 publications in 1 language and 4,916 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
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Most widely held works by Jane Bennett
The politics of moralizing by Jane Bennett( )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection starts by questioning what has become a popular, even pervasive, cultural narrative told by both the left and the right - the story of the West's moral decline, degeneration or confusion. Beyond declaiming the perils of this approach, each essay goes on to experiment with strategies for warding off moralistic tendencies and effects within our own texts and actions. Contributors even explore the dynamics and dilemmas of moralizing by advocates of liberal causes, including patriotism, environmental protection and women's rights. The "Politics of Moralizing" argues that taking the so-called moral high ground gives free license to self-aggrandizement, cruelty, vengeance and punitiveness and a generalized resistance to or abjection of diversity
In the nature of things : language, politics, and the environment by Jane Bennett( )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoreau's nature : ethics, politics, and the wild by Jane Bennett( )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoreau's Nature: Ethics, Politics, and the Wild explores how Thoreau crafted a life open to 'the Wild, ' a term that marks the startling element of foreignness in every object of experience, however familiar. Thoreau's encounters with nature, Bennett argues, allowed him to resist his all-too-human tendency toward intellectual laziness, social conformity, and political complacency. Bennett pursues this theme by constructing a series of dialogues between Thoreau and our contemporaries: Foucault on identity and power, Haraway on the nature/culture of division, Hollywood celebrities on the Walden
Vibrant matter : a political ecology of things by Jane Bennett( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Vibrant Matter the political theorist Jane Bennett, renowned for her work on nature, ethics, and affect, shifts her focus from the human experience of things to things themselves. Bennett argues that political theory needs to do a better job of recognizing the active participation of nonhuman forces in events. Toward that end, she theorizes a "vital materiality" that runs through and across bodies, both human and nonhuman. Bennett explores how political analyses of public events might change were we to acknowledge that agency always emerges as the effect of ad hoc configurations of human and nonhuman forces. She suggests that recognizing that agency is distributed this way, and is not solely the province of humans, might spur the cultivation of a more responsible, ecologically sound politics: a politics less devoted to blaming and condemning individuals than to discerning the web of forces affecting situations and events. Bennett examines the political and theoretical implications of vital materialism through extended discussions of commonplace things and physical phenomena including stem cells, fish oils, electricity, metal, and trash. She reflects on the vital power of material formations such as landfills, which generate lively streams of chemicals, and omega-3 fatty acids, which can transform brain chemistry and mood. Along the way, she engages with the concepts and claims of Spinoza, Nietzsche, Thoreau, Darwin, Adorno, and Deleuze, disclosing a long history of thinking about vibrant matter in Western philosophy, including attempts by Kant, Bergson, and the embryologist Hans Driesch to name the "vital force" inherent in material forms. Bennett concludes by sketching the contours of a "green materialist" ecophilosophy"--Publisher's description
The enchantment of modern life : attachments, crossings, and ethics by Jane Bennett( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is a commonplace that the modern world cannot be experienced as enchanted--that the very concept of enchantment belongs to past ages of superstition. Jane Bennett challenges that view. She seeks to rehabilitate enchantment, showing not only how it is still possible to experience genuine wonder, but how such experience is crucial to motivating ethical behavior. A creative blend of political theory, philosophy, and literary studies, this book is a powerful and innovative contribution to an emerging interdisciplinary conversation about the deep connections between ethics, aesthetics, and politics. As Bennett describes it, enchantment is a sense of openness to the unusual, the captivating, and the disturbing in everyday life. She guides us through a wide and often surprising range of sources of enchantment, showing that we can still find enchantment in nature, for example, but also in such unexpected places as modern technology, advertising, and even bureaucracy. She then explains how everyday moments of enchantment can be cultivated to build an ethics of generosity, stimulating the emotional energy and honing the perceptual refinement necessary to follow moral codes. Throughout, Bennett draws on thinkers and writers as diverse as Kant, Schiller, Thoreau, Kafka, Marx, Weber, Adorno, and Deleuze. With its range and daring, The Enchantment of Modern Life is a provocative challenge to the centuries-old ''narrative of disenchantment, '' one that presents a new ''alter-tale'' that discloses our profound attachment to the human and nonhuman world."
Unthinking faith and enlightenment : nature and the state in a post-Hegelian era by Jane Bennett( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watching wildlife Australia( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where to go and how to look - Habitats - Parks and places in each state - Illustrations and information about Australian mammals and birds
Making the geologic now : responses to material conditions of contemporary life by Brett Milligan( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making the Geologic Now announces shifts in cultural sensibilities and practices. It offers early sightings of an increasingly widespread turn toward the geologic as source of explanation, motivation, and inspiration for creative responses to conditions of the present moment. In the spirit of a broadside, this edited collection circulates images and short essays from over 40 artists, designers, architects, scholars, and journalists who are actively exploring and creatively responding to the geologic depth of "now." Contributors' ideas and works are drawn from architecture, design, contemporary philosophy and art. They are offered as test sites for what might become thinkable or possible if humans were to collectively take up the geologic as our instructive co-designer--as a partner in designing thoughts, objects, systems, and experiences. Recent natural and human-made events triggered by or triggering the geologic have made volatile earth forces sense-able and relevant with new levels of intensity. As a condition of contemporary life in 2012, the geologic "now" is lived as a cascade of events. Humans and what we build participate in their unfolding. Today, and unlike the environmental movements of the 1970s, the geologic counts as "the environment" and invites us to extend our active awareness of inhabitation out to the cosmos and down to the Earth's iron core
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Ethics and Objects by Julia Reinhard Lupton( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Add metaphysics : essays and assignments( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited by Jenna Sutela, 'Add Metaphysics' is a publishing project at the Aalto University Digital Design Laboratory. Borrowing a textbook format, it presents an experimental curriculum for designers and artists in the midst of a changing electro-cultural field. Its focus goes beyond the material and digital to encompass the metaphysical, moulding perception of the material world as much as the materials and tools themselves. It includes essays and assignments by practitioners and researchers versed in exploring the interrelations between information and material. With contributions by Jane Bennett, Vera Bühlmann, Graham Harman, Ines Weizman and Andrew Witt
Unthinking faith and enlightenment : Hegel and the impasse of modernity by Jane Bennett( )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research on gender and sexualities in Africa by Jane Bennett( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection comprises a diverse and stimulating collection of essays on questions of gender and sexualities, crafted by both established and younger researchers. The collection includes fascinating insights into topics as varied as the popularity of thong underwear in urban Kenya, the complexity of Tanzanian youth{u2019}s negotiation of HIV-cultures, the dialogues between religion and controversial questions in sexualities activism, and the meaning of living as a Zimbabwean girl, who became HIV-positive because her mother had no access to antiretroviral drugs during pregnancy. Some pieces deepen contemporary debates, others initiate new questions. The collection seeks to sustain and invigorate research, policy-making and continentaly-focused thought on difficult, yet compelling, realities
Deliberative democracy beyond the West( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The liabilities of moralism( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Dudelsack( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jacketed women : qualitative research methodologies on sexualities and gender in Africa by Jane Bennett( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Over the past decade, there has been an increasing emphasis in African scholarship and research on the importance of understanding sexuality and the issues around it, such as identity, sexual rights and sexuality, reproductive health and rights and gender and political democracy. Despite this, Africa has frequently been found by researchers to be predominantly hostile to any discussion of sexual and reproductive rights, conveying dismay at the notion of women's rights to reproductive freedom, disgusted objection to the idea that gay and lesbian people have civic and human rights and opposed to engagement with issues such as FGM (Kenya), virginity testing (South Africa), Shar'ia interpretations of appropriate sexuality (Nigeria and Sudan), and legal relationships to homosexuality and intersexuality (South Africa). In 2004, the African Gender Institute ran a continental research project, Mapping Sexualities, among the objectives of which was the development of a research methodology suited to carrying out in-depth case studies of the dynamics of gender and contemporary sexual cultures in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda. This book is the result of that research. The chapters cover broad-ranging issues and include questions about what it means to research topics that are unpopular or fraught with the sense of the taboo that underpins much work in sexualities and gender studies. Overall, the diverse pieces within the collection offer the opportunity to see qualitative research not as the 'poor cousin' of quantitative studies but as a zone which raises intellectual and political challenges. The book contains photographs by Zanele Muholi, renowned South African photographer of lesbian issues."--Publisher's website
Whitman's sympathies by Jane Bennett( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This essay explores five figures of “sympathy” at work in Walt Whitman’s writings, with a focus on Leaves of Grass. Of particular note is the way Whitman presents sympathy as not only a moral sentiment but also a more-than-human natural force that draws bodies together. Sympathy was a key term in the lexicon of nineteenth-century American political debates, and we find in Whitman and others elements of a non-modern sense of sympathy as a vital or physical force operating below, through, and beyond human bodies
Add metaphysics( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Animal, vegetable, mineral : ethics and objects by Nedda Mehdizadeh( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This volume examines what happens when we cease to assume that only humans exert agency. Through a careful examination of medieval, early modern and contemporary lifeworlds, these essays collectively argue against ecological anthropocentricity"--Back cover
Cost reduction of the Southpower PowerStat controller : Master in Engineering Management 1996, University of Canterbury by Jane Bennett( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Vibrant matter : a political ecology of things
Thoreau's nature : ethics, politics, and the wildVibrant matter : a political ecology of thingsThe enchantment of modern life : attachments, crossings, and ethicsWatching wildlife AustraliaThe liabilities of moralism
Alternative Names
Jane Bennett American political theorist

Jane Bennett socióloga estauxunidense

Jane Bennett théoricienne politique américaine

جاين بينيت

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