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[まとめ買い] 初音ミクの日本文化論
初音ミクを中心とした現在の「かわいい」文化のルーツである日本文化の伝統について考察した評論あるいはエッセイ
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The Masks of God (4 Book Series)
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Explore the power of myth as humanity first discovered it

Collected Works edition — with up-to-date science

In this first volume of The Masks of God — Joseph Campbell’s major work of comparative mythology — the preeminent mythologist looks at the wellsprings of myth. From the earliest expressions of religious awe in pre-modern humans to the rites and art of contemporary primal tribes, myth has informed humankind's understanding of the world, seen and unseen. Exploring these archetypal mythic images and practices, Campbell examines the basic concepts that underlie all human myth, even to this day.

The Masks of God is a four-volume study of world religion and myth that stands as one of Joseph Campbell’s masterworks. On completing it, he wrote:

    Its main result for me has been the confirmation of a thought I have long and faithfully entertained: of the unity of the race of man, not only in its biology, but also in its spiritual history, which has everywhere unfolded in the manner of a single symphony, with its themes announced, developed, amplified and turned about, distorted, reasserted, and today, in a grand fortissimo of all sections sounding together, irresistibly advancing to some kind of mighty climax, out of which the next great movement will emerge.

This new digital edition is part of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series. Joseph Campbell Foundation has worked with scientists and academics to bring the anthropological and paleontological information Campbell explores in line with the best twenty-first century scholarship.

(Comparative Mythology: paleontology, Neanderthal and Cro-magnon culture, neolithic and paleolithic art and religion.)

    "[T]he mask in a primitive festival is revered and experienced as a veritable apparition of the mythical being that it represents — even though everyone knows that a man made the mask and that a man is wearing it. The one wearing it, furthermore, is identified with the god during the time of the ritual of which the mask is a part. He does not merely represent the god; he is the god."— Joseph Campbell, Primitive Mythology

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Furries Among Us (2 Book Series)
From Book 1: Are they human, or are they beast? Over the past several decades, the world has seen a new phenomenon on the rise, a group of people identifying as "furries." They have appeared in the news and popular TV shows as adults wearing fursuits and participating in sex parties, but what are they really? This collection of essays on the furry fandom reveals furries through their own eyes, with bestselling novelist Kyell Gold, award-winning artist Rukis, the International Anthropomorphic Research Project, and so many more, covering topics from anthropomorphic art to fursuiting to conventions and the psychology behind furries. Some of the essays are comical and playful, while others are serious and academic. On one paw, this is a work for non-furries to get a glimpse into the anthropomorphic world. On the other, this is a chance for furries to hear from many of their favorite furries celebrities.
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Thought Notebook Journal (5 Book Series)
From Book 1: Based on a true story: humanity's story.

This issue is centered on the firsts in life. Literary and visual artists from around the world depict what firsts mean to them; from adventures to philosophical thoughts and everything in-between! Take a peek into thoughts generated by artists in societies around the world.

10% of all sales from this issue get donated to the CoachArt organization.

The journal is a unique intersection between science and the humanities encouraging deep thinking to understand humanity’s thoughts through study and inquiry. In recording into the notebook these real stories of life and the thoughts we generate about them, we get a glimpse into understanding a great deal about ourselves and society, where our conscious has been and the direction its going.

Thought Notebook Journal is based on a true story: humanity’s story, and is a part of our Human Thought Project, allowing us to delve into the minds of humanity and learn more about who we are by documenting into the notebook, thoughts and expressions on particular subjects.

www.thoughtnotebook.org/journal-issues

--Awards--
Bronze medal in the eLit Book Awards Anthology category. www.elitawards.com/2015_results.php

Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Ebook Non-Fiction, Anthology, and New Age Categories (2015)
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Contributors include: Brianne McDonald, J.C. Baez, Kara Hamilton, Ann Kendall, Maureen Sebek, Robert Tolzien, Jordan Brooks, Stephen Thom, Leemour Pelli, Matthew Haydu, Ben Hardy, Lottie Krol, EzzyPezzy, Melody Croft, Nithya Narayanan, Jordan Brooks, Imani Sims, Jeri Fredrickson, Zeta Sin, Juliane von Kunhardt

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Promoting the practice of thinking.
release date: Oct 15, 2018
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Thought Notebook Journal (4 Book Series)
From Book 1: Based on a true story: humanity's story.

This issue is centered on the firsts in life. Literary and visual artists from around the world depict what firsts mean to them; from adventures to philosophical thoughts and everything in-between! Take a peek into thoughts generated by artists in societies around the world.

10% of all sales from this issue get donated to the CoachArt organization.

The journal is a unique intersection between science and the humanities encouraging deep thinking to understand humanity’s thoughts through study and inquiry. In recording into the notebook these real stories of life and the thoughts we generate about them, we get a glimpse into understanding a great deal about ourselves and society, where our conscious has been and the direction its going.

Thought Notebook Journal is based on a true story: humanity’s story, and is a part of our Human Thought Project, allowing us to delve into the minds of humanity and learn more about who we are by documenting into the notebook, thoughts and expressions on particular subjects.

www.thoughtnotebook.org/journal-issues

--Awards--
Bronze medal in the eLit Book Awards Anthology category. www.elitawards.com/2015_results.php

Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Ebook Non-Fiction, Anthology, and New Age Categories (2015)
www.indiebookawards.com/awards.php

Contributors include: Brianne McDonald, J.C. Baez, Kara Hamilton, Ann Kendall, Maureen Sebek, Robert Tolzien, Jordan Brooks, Stephen Thom, Leemour Pelli, Matthew Haydu, Ben Hardy, Lottie Krol, EzzyPezzy, Melody Croft, Nithya Narayanan, Jordan Brooks, Imani Sims, Jeri Fredrickson, Zeta Sin, Juliane von Kunhardt

All of our ebooks sell at $2.99 because we believe in equal access to art and literature!

Promoting the practice of thinking.
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Hinges of History (6 Book Series)
From Book 1: The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe.

Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not only did he bring Christianity to Ireland, he instilled a sense of literacy and learning that would create the conditions that allowed Ireland to become "the isle of saints and scholars" -- and thus preserve Western culture while Europe was being overrun by barbarians.

In this entertaining and compelling narrative, Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Europe evolved from the classical age of Rome to the medieval era. Without Ireland, the transition could not have taken place. Not only did Irish monks and scribes maintain the very record of Western civilization -- copying manuscripts of Greek and Latin writers, both pagan and Christian, while libraries and learning on the continent were forever lost -- they brought their uniquely Irish world-view to the task.

As Cahill delightfully illustrates, so much of the liveliness we associate with medieval culture has its roots in Ireland. When the seeds of culture were replanted on the European continent, it was from Ireland that they were germinated.

In the tradition of Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror, How The Irish Saved Civilization reconstructs an era that few know about but which is central to understanding our past and our cultural heritage. But it conveys its knowledge with a winking wit that aptly captures the sensibility of the unsung Irish who relaunched civilization.

BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Thomas Cahill's Heretics and Heroes.
release date: Sep 04, 2018
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21 Lessons for the 21st Century
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues.

“Fascinating . . . a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the twenty-first century.”—Bill Gates, The New York Times Book Review

How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children?

Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.

In twenty-one accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound, Harari builds on the ideas explored in his previous books, untangling political, technological, social, and existential issues and offering advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we now live in: How can we retain freedom of choice when Big Data is watching us? What will the future workforce look like, and how should we ready ourselves for it? How should we deal with the threat of terrorism? Why is liberal democracy in crisis?

Harari’s unique ability to make sense of where we have come from and where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty. When we are deluged with irrelevant information, clarity is power. Presenting complex contemporary challenges clearly and accessibly, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is essential reading.

Praise for 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

“If there were such a thing as a required instruction manual for politicians and thought leaders, Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century would deserve serious consideration. In this collection of provocative essays, Harari . . . tackles a daunting array of issues, endeavoring to answer a persistent question: ‘What is happening in the world today, and what is the deep meaning of these events?’”BookPage (top pick)

“A sobering and tough-minded perspective on bewildering new vistas.”Booklist (starred review)
release date: Sep 25, 2017
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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes
National Book Critics Circle Award—2017 Nonfiction Finalist

“Nothing less than a tour de force—a heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit of anthropology and plenty of nuanced, captivating storytelling.”—The New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice

A National Geographic Best Book of 2017


In our unique genomes, every one of us carries the story of our species—births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and a lot of sex. But those stories have always been locked away—until now. Who are our ancestors? Where did they come from? Geneticists have suddenly become historians, and the hard evidence in our DNA has blown the lid off what we thought we knew. Acclaimed science writer Adam Rutherford explains exactly how genomics is completely rewriting the human story—from 100,000 years ago to the present.
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