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Published: 06 March 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384618-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8461-8
Published: 26 February 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391715-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9171-5
Published: 04 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012801-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1280-1
Book Chapter

By Paul Wenzel Geissler
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... emerging viruses Cameroon absurdity powerlessness Nathan Wolfe ...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376279-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... these high-profile researches by pointing out their absurdity, powerlessness, and obscenity. Drawing inspiration from this critique, I suggest that the fight against bushmeat viruses has a nihilistic potential: as unknown, nonexistent viruses were turned into priorities, largely fictive programs...
Published: 19 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373889-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7388-9
....” Subsequently the chapter considers Chester Himes’s discrepant engagement of America in the language of the hard-boiled tradition and the black absurd toward a reframing of noir. Textual analysis of Bill Duke’s Deep Cover (1992) examines the possibilities of genre function (noir) and the discursivity of race...
Published: 05 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375333-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7533-3
... Jankélévitch presents Bergson’s idea that the plenitude of life contradicts the absurd idea that the Nothing is the smallest conceivable existence from which the real could be pieced together. Something always precedes nothing, in human thought and action as in the cosmos. Bergson’s creation...
Published: 19 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373889-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7388-9
... This chapter focuses on Ralph Bakshi’s Coonskin (1975) as an exercise in the racial grotesque. The film casts blackness as an absurd modality of critical dialogism with, among other things, the history of American animation, the New South ideal, vernacular cosmopolitanism, the blaxploitation...
Published: 14 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375678-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7567-8
... I want to embrace this in some ways absurd oxymoron: the feminist picaresque. I’ll drop common associations that don’t serve my purpose, but some of those naughty, rejected meanings of picaresque may linger on as irony. In my travels with feminism, I have been neither a rogue nor a maker...
Book Chapter

By Anikó Imre
Series: Console-ing Passions
Published: 03 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374466-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7446-6
... was an instrument of absurdity as it constantly foregrounded the distance between the utopian world it depicted and the actual experience of socialist lives. After discussing the specificities of the comic register of socialist television, I step farther back and assess how TV humor concentrated around specific...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... criticized these high-profile researches by pointing out their absurdity, powerlessness, and obscenity. Drawing inspiration from this critique, I suggest that the fight against bushmeat viruses has a nihilistic potential: as unknown, nonexistent viruses were turned into priorities, largely fictive programs...
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375579-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7557-9
... Tenorio proved the perfect foil. Ubiquitous in Mexican popular culture, Don Juan epitomized all that was wrong with traditional male scripts: arrogance, impetuosity, misogyny, cruelty, and egotism. For penny press writers, local tenorios were figures of fun, ridiculed for their absurd seductions...
Book Chapter

By Anikó Imre
Series: Console-ing Passions
Published: 03 June 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7446-6
.... Television was an instrument of absurdity as it constantly foregrounded the distance between the utopian world it depicted and the actual experience of socialist lives. After discussing the specificities of the comic register of socialist television, I step farther back and assess how TV humor concentrated...
Published: 14 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7567-8
...The Feminist Picaresque I want to embrace this in some ways absurd oxymoron: the feminist picaresque. I’ll drop common associations that don’t serve my purpose, but some of those naughty, rejected meanings of picaresque may linger on as irony. In my travels with feminism, I have been neither...