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1. Amasifuen, Stefany. The Structure of Being.

Degree: 2013, University of Florida

Technological advances are now normally viewed as necessities, when it can only fulfill a desire rather than a need. Consequently, design has accommodated for technology and is now being hindered by it. The demand for large urban structures is only becoming greater. In an urban setting, designing a structure for living has become less about living and more about the design of a mass. Technological advancements are now seen as normal and even natural. The essence of what is real has been fogged in design. What is being conceived is the creation of a structure as an object rather than a place of being. Design has to shrink down and occupy the edges of space that make up the whole. ( en )

Subjects/Keywords: Architectural design; Architectural elements; Cities; Demolition; Forests; Geographical perception; Rationality; Reason; Shelters; Urban design; Architectural design; Architecture; Technological innovations

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APA (6th Edition):

Amasifuen, S. (2013). The Structure of Being. (Thesis). University of Florida. Retrieved from http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00060437

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Amasifuen, Stefany. “The Structure of Being.” 2013. Thesis, University of Florida. Accessed March 29, 2020. http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00060437.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Amasifuen, Stefany. “The Structure of Being.” 2013. Web. 29 Mar 2020.

Vancouver:

Amasifuen S. The Structure of Being. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Florida; 2013. [cited 2020 Mar 29]. Available from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00060437.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Amasifuen S. The Structure of Being. [Thesis]. University of Florida; 2013. Available from: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00060437

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

2. Hornstein, Sarah Shoshana. On Alienation and Imperialism: Synthesizing the Work of Herbert Marcuse and Samir Amin.

Degree: PhD, Sociology, 2019, York University

This dissertation builds on the idea that there is much to be gained by bringing Western Marxism and Marxist theories of imperialism into engagement with each other through synthesis of the work of two key figures: Herbert Marcuse and Samir Amin. Using Marcuse to supplement Amin (and vice versa) provides for a more complete understanding of capitalist imperialism on a world scale. This lends Marcuse an applicability/relevance currently denied to him while also allowing for an updating of his theory that accounts for changes in the operation of capitalism since his time. It also enhances Amins work insofar as it can be used to augment his analysis of the capitalist centres and their relation to the periphery. A key objective of the analysis this dissertation undertakes is to produce a more robust theoretical approach capable of increasing our understanding of the world and positioning us to better meet the challenges posed for human emancipation from an exploitative, alienated existence of suffering. Chapter 1 provides the necessary background for engaging with both Amins and Marcuses analyses of alienation by focusing on the work of Marx, Lukcs, and Freud. Chapter 2 engages in explicit discussion of Amins analysis of the world capitalist system and its development. Chapter 3 is concerned with Marcuses work and begins with discussion of the emergence of one dimensional thinking and technological rationality before turning to Marcuses analysis of alienation. The final chapter demonstrates the compatibility of Amins and Marcuses analyses and concludes by pointing toward some possibilities for future research. Advisors/Committee Members: Anderson, Karen (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Political Science; Critical Theory; Frankfurt School; Herbert Marcuse; Samir Amin; Marcuse; Amin; Imperialism; Marxism; Alienation; Alienation and imperialism; Political economy; Political theory; Social theory; Social and political thought; Western Marxism; Marx; Karl Marx; Psychoanalysis; World system; World Systems Theory; Dependency Theory; Freud; Marxist theories of imperialism; Centre; Periphery; Third World Marxism; Technological rationality; Enlightenment; Instrumental rationality; Instrumental reason; Technological reason; One dimensional man; One dimensional thinking; Commodity fetishism; Repressive desublimation; Exploitation; Proletariat; Working class; Bourgeoisie; Class struggle; Revolution; Delinking; Negative thinking; Struggle; Social transformation; Freedom; Human freedom; Transformative social change; Social change; Social struggle; Capitalism; Capitalist imperialism; New left; Estrangement; Totality; Totalizing; Domination; Liberation; Critique; Crisis; Crisis of capitalism; Critique of capitalism; Lukacs; Luk√°cs; Technocracy; Marxist philosophy; Marxian philosophy; Marxist social theory; Marxian social theory; Sociological theory; Reification; Center and periphery; Centre and periphery; Imperialist world system; Capitalist world system; Capitalist imperialist world system; Advanced capitalism; Late capitalism; Obsolescent capitalism; Enlightenment thought; Enlightenment thinking; Administered society; Capitalist development; Tributary society; Tributary formation; Capitalist formation; Capitalist mode of production; Tributary mode of production; Capitalist society; Freudian Marxism; Marxism and psychoanalysis

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APA (6th Edition):

Hornstein, S. S. (2019). On Alienation and Imperialism: Synthesizing the Work of Herbert Marcuse and Samir Amin. (Doctoral Dissertation). York University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10315/35803

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Hornstein, Sarah Shoshana. “On Alienation and Imperialism: Synthesizing the Work of Herbert Marcuse and Samir Amin.” 2019. Doctoral Dissertation, York University. Accessed March 29, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10315/35803.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Hornstein, Sarah Shoshana. “On Alienation and Imperialism: Synthesizing the Work of Herbert Marcuse and Samir Amin.” 2019. Web. 29 Mar 2020.

Vancouver:

Hornstein SS. On Alienation and Imperialism: Synthesizing the Work of Herbert Marcuse and Samir Amin. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. York University; 2019. [cited 2020 Mar 29]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/35803.

Council of Science Editors:

Hornstein SS. On Alienation and Imperialism: Synthesizing the Work of Herbert Marcuse and Samir Amin. [Doctoral Dissertation]. York University; 2019. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/35803

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