The Real, Las Vegas, NV

Imagine that it is the year 2033 and Las Vegas has long been buried beneath the sands of the Nevada desert. How did this happen? The secret, you find, is locked within an electronic scrapbook. This scrapbook, a hand-cranked slot machine, has been built piece by piece over the course of fifty lonely years by the quietest man who ever died in Vegas: the surly curator of the deserted Motel Réal.His secret lies in your hands and on your...

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Critical Terms for Religious Studies

A century that began with modernism sweeping across Europe is ending with a remarkable resurgence of religious beliefs and practices throughout the world. Wherever one looks today, from headlines about political turmoil in the Middle East to pop music and videos, one cannot escape the pivotal role of religious beliefs and practices in shaping selves, societies, and cultures.Following in the very successful tradition of Critical Terms...

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Il momento della complessità

Gli ultimi decenni del xx secolo hanno visto emergere una nuova, sconvolgente, rivoluzione concettuale. Con la digitalizzazione dei media e la virtualizzazione del mondo, la contaminazione fra stili e culture e la rapidità delle trasformazioni sociali ed economiche – ossia il terreno instabile sul quale si muove l’uomo contemporaneo – la complessità è divenuta la costante culturale che caratterizza il nostro tempo. La teoria della...

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Nots

Nots is a virtuoso exploration of negation and negativity in theology, philosophy, art, architecture, postmodern culture, and medicine. In nine essays that range from nihility in Buddhism to the embodiment of negativity in disease, Mark C. Taylor looks at the surprising ways in which contrasting concepts of negativity intersect.In the first section of this book, Taylor discusses the question of the "not" in the religious thought...

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