This book is dedicated to the study of computer games in terms of the stories they tell and the manner of their telling. It applies practices of reading texts from literary and cultural studies to consider the computer game as an emerging mode of contemporary storytelling. The book contains detailed discussion of narrative and realism in four of the most significant games of the last decade: ‘Tomb Raider’, ‘Half-Life’, ‘Close Combat’, and ‘Sim City’. It recognises the excitement and pleasure that has made the computer game such a massive global phenomenon.
This paper provides a critical analysis of post-humanitarianism with reference to adaptive
design. At a time when precarity has become a global phenomenon, the design principle has
sidelined the need for, or even the possibility of, political change. Rather than working to
eliminate precarity, post-humanitarianism is implicated in its reproduction and governance.
Central here is a historic change in how the human condition is understood. The rational
Homo economicus of modernism has been replaced by progressive
neoliberalism’s cognitively challenged and necessarily ignorant Homo
inscius. Solidarity with the vulnerable has given way to conditional empathy. Rather
than structural outcomes to be protected against, not only are humanitarian crises now seen as
unavoidable, they have become positively developmental. Post-humanitarianism no longer provides
material assistance – its aim is to change the behaviour of the precariat in order to
optimise its social reproduction. Together with the construction of logistical mega-corridors,
this process is part of late-capitalism’s incorporation of the vast informal economies
of the global South. Building on progressive neoliberalism’s antipathy towards formal
structures and professional standards, through a combination of behavioural economics,
cognitive manipulation and smart technology, post-humanitarianism is actively involved in the
elimination of the very power to resist.
as a globalphenomenon, climate change is invisible
to the human senses. Climate change has various local impacts, but
the extent to which any particular impact is related to climate change
can only be discerned with climate science. Gore’s film addressed
these challenges by combining personal stories from his life with
scenes of him presenting a slide show and talking to audiences about
climate science. In some respects, Pearce and Nerlich argue, An
Inconvenient Truth goes beyond a traditional ‘deficit model’ of science
communication, which sees the key barrier to
Iain Lindsey, Tess Kay, Ruth Jeanes, and Davies Banda
than single studies offer.
Throughout the book, we attempt to develop understanding of SfD
within Zambia by positioning our local studies in relation to analysis of SfD
as a globalphenomenon. This analysis commences in Chapter 1 , which considers global and international
dimensions of SfD and reviews the burgeoning literature that has emerged
alongside it. The chapter examines the global emergence of the SfD
‘movement’ and its alignment with
important. In broad syntheses, Ramachandra Guha and
Joachim Radkau have shown that the breakthrough of environmental issues really was a globalphenomenon. 13 What happened in Stockholm
and New York in the 1970s had counterparts in Tokyo and New Delhi. When applying a global
viewpoint, however, it is by no means easy to spot the individuals who made things happen in
various contexts. Even very influential actors, such as Hans Palmstierna in the Swedish
context, tend to become invisible. Eleven-year-old Mats Lidström would
Applied drama, ‘sympathetic presence’ and person-centred nursing
Matt Jennings, Pat Deeny, and Karl Tizzard-Kleister
improving the performance of care in general.
Such a systematic approach to communication training appears to be an urgent necessity. Health care simulation is a globalphenomenon, rich in potential as a pedagogical methodology (Aggarwal et al ., 2010 ), yet the research literature has repeatedly identified a need for more systematic approaches to training and evaluation in communication skills (Hallenbeck, 2012 ; Levett-Jones and Lapkin, 2014 ). A 2016 ‘review of reviews’ covering dozens of international studies in the field of health care simulation, identified a
; Jackson and Dyson 2013; Pettifor 2014 ).
For the most part, these are all valuable contributions to our
knowledge. However, our study seeks to cut across these boundaries to
provide a more foundational, historically sensitive, and comprehensive
theorization of debt as an interconnected globalphenomenon. In this
light, our book is unique for two main reasons.
First, rather than focus on the historical emergence of debt as a
moral obligation, country-specific debt, or periodic financial crises
related to debt, we are interested in the production of commercial
successful maintenance of a patriarchal, ageist temporal order. In other
words, the temporal market rhetoric is presented as connected to the individualized
decisions of the male consumer, and decontextualizes these decisions from its patriarchal tone.
This outlook is instilled with strong overtones of panic and blame. For instance,
this tone is vividly illustrated when single women are accused of being “too selective,” as well as in the popular demographic discourses discussed earlier. Marking
single women as being too selective appears to be a globalphenomenon, whereby
Corpse, bodypolitics and contestation in contemporary Guatemala
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Heinrich Böll Stiftung, 2009, From Mexico to Lima: Feminicide: A GlobalPhenomenon? (Brussels: Heinrich Böll Stiftung/The European Union).
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photographs by Daniel Hernández-Salazar, ed. Oscar Iván Maldonado
(Austin: University of Texas Press).
International Crisis Group, 2011, ‘Guatemala: Drug Trafficking and
Violence’, Latin American Report 39, 11 October 2011.
Lagarde, M., 2006, Feminicidio: una perspectiva
extinct – index numerical crises but also each imply a culturally specific
and even ontologically changed conditions.2 Another example can be
found in the proliferation of ‘last’ books on animals: The Last Tiger, The
Last Lions, The Last Panda, The Last Polar Bear, The Last of the Curlews,
Last Chance to See, Last Animals at the Zoo.
The depletion of animal populations has become such a globalphenomenon that, as the journalist J. B. MacKinnon puts it, ‘We live in a 10
Percent World’ (2013: 38). To a striking degree, animal populations
worldwide have been diminished to