The Age of PromiscuityThe Age of Promiscuity

(Ecclesiastes 1:9, New International Version) Realizing that “promiscuity” is promiscuous itself, I purposefully used this particular term as the title of this book for its polemic benefit. Settling for the notion of cultural ...

Author: Doru Pop

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498580618


Page: 446

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This book examines cultural recycling in cinematic representations. Drawing from various disciplines including cultural studies, film studies, visual culture, and the history of ideas, Pop explains the practices of reinterpreting myths and narratives and discusses the cultural impact of recent popular movies on contemporary collective imaginaries.

The Golden Age of PromiscuityThe Golden Age of Promiscuity

Leaving Columbia University to pursue a career as an avant-garde filmmaker, Sean Devlin embarks on an energetic, voyeuristic journey of discovery through the carefree and decadent gay New York club scene of the 1970s. 15,000 first printing.

Author: Brad Gooch

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015037692574


Page: 301

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Leaving Columbia University to pursue a career as an avant-garde filmmaker, Sean Devlin embarks on an energetic, voyeuristic journey of discovery through the carefree and decadent gay New York club scene of the 1970s. 15,000 first printing.

The Promiscuity of Network CultureThe Promiscuity of Network Culture

What doesit mean in the age of promiscuous network cultureto call someone a®media whore ̄?A central claimof thisbook so far isthat the current social and economic organizationof networked media positionsall ...

Author: Robert Payne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317597179


Page: 156

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Liking, sharing, friending, going viral: what would it mean to recognize these current modes of media interaction as promiscuous? In a contemporary network culture characterized by a proliferation of new forms of intimate mediated sociality, this book argues that promiscuity is a new standard of user engagement. Intimate relations among media users and between users and their media are increasingly structured by an entrepreneurial logic and put to work for the economic interests of media corporations. But these multiple intimacies can also be understood as technologies of promiscuous desire serving both to liberalize mediated social connection and to contain it within normative frames of value. Payne brings crucial questions of gender, sexuality, intimacy, and attention back into conversation with recent thinking on network culture and social media, identifying the queer undercurrents of these current media dynamics.

Promiscuous KnowledgePromiscuous Knowledge

We add our own claim to the list: the digital age is the age of promiscuous knowledge. One of the most important trends of recent decades has been the blending and blurring of the line separating popular knowledge from expert knowledge.

Author: Kenneth Cmiel

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226670669


Page: 336

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Sergey Brin, a cofounder of Google, once compared the perfect search engine to “the mind of God.” As the modern face of promiscuous knowledge, however, Google’s divine omniscience traffics in news, maps, weather, and porn indifferently. This book, begun by the late Kenneth Cmiel and completed by his close friend John Durham Peters, provides a genealogy of the information age from its early origins up to the reign of Google. It examines how we think about fact, image, and knowledge, centering on the different ways that claims of truth are complicated when they pass to a larger public. To explore these ideas, Cmiel and Peters focus on three main periods—the late nineteenth century, 1925 to 1945, and 1975 to 2000, with constant reference to the present. Cmiel’s original text examines the growing gulf between politics and aesthetics in postmodern architecture, the distancing of images from everyday life in magical realist cinema, the waning support for national betterment through taxation, and the inability of a single presentational strategy to contain the social whole. Peters brings Cmiel’s study into the present moment, providing the backstory to current controversies about the slipperiness of facts in a digital age. A hybrid work from two innovative thinkers, Promiscuous Knowledge enlightens our understanding of the internet and the profuse visual culture of our time.

Promiscuity in Western LiteraturePromiscuity in Western Literature

Women in Othello are likened to the most notoriously lecherous of animals – polecats, goats, toads, wolves, and monkeys – because once again, and even in the age of the revaluation of marriage, female promiscuity is not only the ...

Author: Peter Stoneley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000044256


Page: 240

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Poet and novelist Charles Bukowski described promiscuity as "feast and feast and feast." The promiscuous person is having fun, getting away with it, and showing no signs of stopping. More often, though, promiscuity has been seen as demonic, as the sign of an uncivilised race, or as a symptom of mental disorder. Promiscuity in Western Literature capitalises on the fact that literature gives us deep and varied resources for reflecting on this controversial aspect of human behaviour. Drawing on authors from Homer to Margaret Atwood, it explores recurrent ideas and scenarios: Why does the literature of promiscuity evoke ideas of the animal? Why does it so often turn upon the image of the "excessive" woman? How and why does promiscuity feature in comic writing? How does the emergence of the modern city change representations of promiscuity? And, in the present day, what impact have ecological concerns had on the way writers depict promiscuity?

Psychotherapy and the Promiscuous PatientPsychotherapy and the Promiscuous Patient

At the age of 13, Ramon was left alone by his parents in their apartment with a 21-year-old maid while the parents went away for a week. During that time, the maid introduced the young man to intercourse, and had sex with him many times ...

Author: E Mark Stern

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317765110


Page: 190

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Learn effective strategies for therapy with promiscuous patients from this in-depth exploration of the phenomenon of promiscuity in the lives and backgrounds of patients seeking psychotherapy. This unique book features insights about the pitfalls of patients who cannot bear commitment to any one person, or who jeopardize their commitments with a need to spark their lives with promiscuity. Psychotherapy and the Promiscuous Patient teaches psychotherapists to respond to their patients’promiscuous behavior as a symptom of a problem, not the problem itself. A realm of aspects of promiscuity are explored within the psychiatric context. Promiscuity is very broadly defined in fascinating examinations of adult promiscuity as a result of childhood sexual abuse, hypersexuality in adult males, addiction to the sensation of “falling in love,” career promiscuity, and even psychotherapy as an uncommon “promiscuity’--a nonexclusive, altruistic love. Timely chapters confront the changing distinctions between promiscuity and sex addiction and challenge readers to uncover the various emotional needs met by promiscuity in order to protect patients from their self-destructive behavior. Knowledgeable practicing psychotherapists relate methods for dealing with patients’constant restlessness and working with a variety of patients in an intimate setting. Psychotherapy and the Promiscuous Patient contains invaluable strategies that can be directly applied to practice including: the use of narrative construction and reconstruction as treatment for sexually promiscuous clients a self-psychological approach to treatment the importance of confusion as an introduction to change in therapy a method of self-investigation applied to promiscuous behavior the implications of the clinical meaning and therapeutic use of strong-laughter outbursts in psychology a self-psychology perspective on transference to therapists Psychotherapy and the Promiscuous Patient is a valuable clinical book for psychotherapists, and it offers an across the board appeal to a wide variety of psychiatrists and related social scientists who are interested in today’s shifting moral climate. It is also an ideal supplemental text for an introductory methods or applications in psychiatry course.

Promiscuity Attractiveness Fondness for Children and the Postponement of ParenthoodPromiscuity Attractiveness Fondness for Children and the Postponement of Parenthood

Hence I predicted that both promiscuity and attractiveness should have a negative impact on the willingness to become a parent, because the perceived opportunity costs of parenthood are assumed to be higher for highly promiscuous people ...

Author: Percy A. Rohde

Publisher: kassel university press GmbH

ISBN: 9783899581744


Page: 175

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Promiscuous Functions of the Prion Protein Gene FamilyPromiscuous Functions of the Prion Protein Gene Family

ZIP6 expression has been reported to be decreased in an age-dependent manner (Wong et al., 2013), although nothing has been reported about the expression, subcellular localization or function of any other ZIP in the aged brain.

Author: Sophie Mouillet-Richard

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889196050


Page: 115

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The cellular prion protein PrPC is a ubiquitous GPI-anchored protein. While PrPC has been the focus of intense research for its involvement in a group of neurodegenerative disorders known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE), much less attention has been devoted to its physiological function. This notably relates to the lack of obvious abnormalities of mice, goat or cattle lacking PrPC. This apparently normal phenotype in these PrPC-deficient animals however contrasts with the very high degree of conservation of the prion protein gene (Prnp) in mammalian species (over 80%), and the presence of genes with similarities to Prnp in birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. This high conservation together with its ubiquitous expression, - albeit at highest levels in the brain-, suggest that PrPC has major physiological functions. Dissecting PrPC function is further complicated by the occurrence, in mammals, of two potentially partially redundant homologues, Doppel, and Shadoo. The biological overlaps between members of the prion protein family are still under investigation and much debated. Similarly, although in vitro analyses have suggested various functions for PrPC, notably in cell death and survival processes, some have yielded conflicting results and/or discrepancies with in vivo studies. This Research Topic brings together the accumulated knowledge regarding the biological roles of the prion protein family, from the animal to the molecular scale.

The Age of PromiscuityThe Age of Promiscuity

This book examines cultural recycling in cinematic representations.

Author: Doru Pop

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498580602


Page: 446

View: 208

This book examines cultural recycling in cinematic representations. Drawing from various disciplines including cultural studies, film studies, visual culture, and the history of ideas, Pop explains the practices of reinterpreting myths and narratives and discusses the cultural impact of recent popular movies on contemporary collective imaginaries.

Promiscuous PowerPromiscuous Power

One can assume there were hundreds of uncounted children below the age of eight. These numbers indicate a population of somewhere around 4,000, suggesting an adult mortality rate as high as 15 percent, though we cannot know how many of ...

Author: Martin Austin Nesvig

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477315828


Page: 269

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Scholars have written reams on the conquest of Mexico, from the grand designs of kings, viceroys, conquistadors, and inquisitors to the myriad ways that indigenous peoples contested imperial authority. But the actual work of establishing the Spanish empire in Mexico fell to a host of local agents—magistrates, bureaucrats, parish priests, ranchers, miners, sugar producers, and many others—who knew little and cared less about the goals of their superiors in Mexico City and Madrid. Through a case study of the province of Michoacán in western Mexico, Promiscuous Power focuses on the prosaic agents of colonialism to offer a paradigm-shifting view of the complexities of making empire at the ground level. Presenting rowdy, raunchy, and violent life histories from the archives, Martin Austin Nesvig reveals that the local colonizers of Michoacán were primarily motivated by personal gain, emboldened by the lack of oversight from the upper echelons of power, and thoroughly committed to their own corporate memberships. His findings challenge some of the most deeply held views of the Spanish colonization of Mexico, including the Black Legend, which asserts that the royal state and the institutional church colluded to produce a powerful Catholicism that crushed heterodoxy, punished cultural difference, and ruined indigenous worlds. Instead, Nesvig finds that Michoacán—typical of many frontier provinces of the empire—became a region of refuge from imperial and juridical control and formal Catholicism, where the ordinary rules of law, jurisprudence, and royal oversight collapsed in the entropy of decentralized rule.