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Strukturen des Wettens und seiner literarischen Darstellung
Wetten kennen wir als alltäglich spielerische Möglichkeit, mit Ungewissheit und Meinungsstreit umzugehen. Doch ein genauer Blick auf die Struktur solcher Abmachungen legt manche Hintergründigkeit offen. Literarische Beispiele erzählen die Wette meist als Scheitern einer naiven Haltung zu Entscheidungs- und Konfliktsituationen. Für Kant war die Wette der „Probierstein“, um die eigene Überzeugung einer Prüfung zu unterziehen. Die Frage, ob man wohl das „Glück des ganzen Lebens verwetten“ würde, mache auch den „stutzig“, der zunächst jeden Irrtum ausschließt. Als Element literarischer Handlung bietet die Wette zwar ästhetisch reizvolle Möglichkeiten. Doch Figuren, die sich ihrer als Werkzeug der Reflexion und Erkenntnis bedienen, scheinen mit ihr durchgängig krachend an der Unberechenbarkeit der Welt und des Mitmenschen zu scheitern – wäre da nicht Goethes Faust, der sich in eine listige Wette mit dem Teufel flüchtet, am Ende aber gerade durch ihren Verlust gerettet wird.
Als Philosoph und einer der produktivsten Intellektuellen der Gegenwart bestimmt Slavoj Žižek das philosophische und politische Geschehen seit Jahrzehnten mit. Er schreibt umfangreiche philosophische Werke, daneben eine Vielzahl kürzerer Texte, hält Vorträge überall auf der Welt. Er ist ein YouTube-Star, Kulturkritiker, Kolumnist, Witzeerzähler. Egal ob man den erstaunlich produktiven, charismatischen Performer Žižek, dessen Denken zwischen Philosophie, Psychoanalyse, Populärkultur und Politik changiert, mag oder nicht: An ihm kommt niemand vorbei, der sich ernsthaft für philosophisches Denken interessiert. Die einen sehen in ihm einen Trickster, der wie ein Hütchenspieler Wahrheiten verschiebt und verschleiert, andere halten seine vor allem durch Hegel, Marx und Lacan geschulte Philosophie für revolutionär, lieben seinen Pointenreichtum und schwarzen Humor.
Pathways to Education Reform for Urban Youth Culture
Integrating experience and observations with theoretical ideologies and philosophical dispositions, the author provides a refreshing methodology and vision to the development of curriculum and instruction for administrative leaders, educators and policymakers in an urban education setting.

Collectively combing her administrative and instructional experience as an educator, principal and superintendent, she shares with readers a new pedagogical approach that emphasizes principles of collaboration and co-investigation among educators and students to explore universal life lessons and confront systemic oppression that impact urban youth. The Pedagogy of Consciousness is one that emphasizes a humanizing approach to education with balanced partnerships and shared connections among educators and students. The promise of this compelling model is that it collectively revitalizes a broken, disenfranchised system, while demonstrating the capacity to revolutionize urban education and transform lives.

The book opens up with a historical analysis of education, beginning with its inception and culminating with its present state of affairs, confronting systemic inequities and modes of standardization that still permeate today. The author provokes administrative leaders and educators to value student diversity and rethink the architecture of the traditional school systems by placing students at the forefront of their education through the co-development of curriculum and learning themes that impact their lives on a daily basis.

The Pedagogy of Consciousness provides innovative measures for educators and students alike to recognize the excellence that they were born with. The model, which is based on the dynamic disposition of education as a fluid, organic process, highlights relationship building among educators and students as a core element necessary to create a classroom culture based upon facets of loyalty, trust and mutual respect. To this end, educators and students investigate issues that affect their lives on a daily basis to experience self-growth and liberation that ultimately transcends into a shift in perception, thoughts and action. Embedded in the model is also the use of coping mechanisms and daily affirmations that allow students to recognize the highest form of one’s inner consciousness.

The author demonstrates the importance of leading educational reform through teaching students that they are pillars of their own success.
What is a family? How do families of choice develop?

These questions permeate Via Chicago as ten people come together as a familial unit after each experiencing and (at least) beginning to recover from prior traumatic experiences. Ella and Linsk are a nonmonogamous couple who have helped one another heal and built an unconventional family together with Case, Kaisa, Reeves, Jo, Andrei, and Michelle over the course of a decade. As the novel begins, Mercury has just moved to Chicago to pursue graduate study when they begin a romantic relationship with Ella and a broader emotional engagement with the family. At the same time, Mercury is beginning to work through traumatic past experiences while Jo might have found love in the form of a new guy the family just calls Twitter Boy. As the novel progresses, we follow Mercury, Jo, and the rest of the family as each relates to their own and others’ traumatic experiences and bonds together over these and other shared aspects of their lives, desires, and goals.

Via Chicago could be utilized in the teaching of sociology, families, romantic relationships, gender, sexualities, geography, urban studies, LGBTQIA studies, polyamory, trauma recovery, or narrative courses, or of course, it could be read entirely for pleasure.