Culture of Complaint

The Fraying of America
Author: Robert Hughes
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arts and society
Page: 210
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Criticizes Pat Buchanan, Pat Robertson, Jessie Helms, and Ronald Reagan, political correctness, academic obsessions with theory, the art world, American infrastructure, and other targets

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie
Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031541
Category: History
Page: 864
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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

The Pursuit of Certainty

Religious and Cultural Formulations
Author: Professor of Social Anthropology Wendy James,Wendy James
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134840888
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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Although the world population faces movement, mixing and displacement on a larger scale than ever before, the result has not been a collapse of boundaries but an increase in the rise of new forms of ethnic, cultural and religious identity. Those based in the highly developed countries can extend global influence through wealth and sophisticated technology. The Pursuit of Certainty presents original case studies which explore the effect anthropology's inherited tradition of tolerance and cross-cultural understanding has on the new pursuits of truth. Several chapters focus on the rise of new certainties while others examine notions of diversity providing a critical perspective on the new religious movements and current popular orthodoxies relating to society and culture.

Educational Controversies Towards a Discourse of Reconciliation


Author: Pamela Lapage,Hugh Sockett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134489412
Category: Education
Page: 168
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For the last 100 years, people have argued vigorously about a vast number of educational issues. At the heart of the arguments lies the question: What is the purpose of education? This conflict of educational purpose has seen rifts between academics, educators, politicians and parents. The authors of this book don't believe the conflicts need to be so hysterical, nor that the oppositions are incompatible. Rather, that it is in the manner in which debate is conducted that is so damaging. In this book, the authors contend that there are political, social, moral and civic needs for a new stance to debate the way forward. Examining a number of key controversies in educational discourse the book suggests ways in which controversies may be reconciled by looking for interrelations, mutual dependencies and links of importance. It develops current debate and provides suggestions for developing nurturing and supportive learning communities and so lead to educational change.

Cultus Americanus

Varieties of the Liberal Tradition in American Political Culture, 1600-1865
Author: Brent Gilchrist
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739121801
Category: History
Page: 305
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Drawing on recent contributions to philosophy, economics, cultural studies, feminism, psychology, and anthropology, "The Politics of Judgment" demonstrates how modern political identities depend upon and are formed by aesthetic judgment.

Lucian Freud

naked portraits : Werke der 40er bis 90er Jahre
Author: Lucian Freud,Rolf Lauter,Jean Christophe Ammann,Craig Hartley,Museum für Moderne Kunst (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 327
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Bad Language

Are Some Words Better Than Others?
Author: Edwin Battistella
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199883831
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
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Is today's language at an all-time low? Are pronunciations like cawfee and chawklit bad English? Is slang like my bad or hook up improper? Is it incorrect to mix English and Spanish, as in Yo quiero Taco Bell? Can you write Who do you trust? rather than Whom do you trust? Linguist Edwin Battistella takes a hard look at traditional notions of bad language, arguing that they are often based in sterile conventionality. Examining grammar and style, cursing, slang, and political correctness, regional and ethnic dialects, and foreign accents and language mixing, Battistella discusses the strong feelings evoked by language variation, from objections to the pronunciation NU-cu-lar to complaints about bilingual education. He explains the natural desire for uniformity in writing and speaking and traces the association of mainstream norms to ideas about refinement, intelligence, education, character, national unity and political values. Battistella argues that none of these qualities is inherently connected to language. It is tempting but wrong, Battistella argues, to think of slang, dialects and nonstandard grammar as simply breaking the rules of good English. Instead, we should view language as made up of alternative forms of orderliness adopted by speakers depending on their purpose. Thus we can study the structure and context of nonstandard language in order to illuminate and enrich traditional forms of language, and make policy decisions based on an informed engagement. Re-examining longstanding and heated debates, Bad Language will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers engaged and interested in the debate over what constitutes proper language.

Das Globalisierungs-Paradox

die Demokratie und die Zukunft der Weltwirtschaft
Author: Dani Rodrik
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406613517
Category:
Page: 415
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Ein Plädoyer gegen Hyperglobalisierung und für eine gewisse demokratische Renationalisierung der Wirtschaftspolitik.

Goya


Author: Robert Hughes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783896672056
Category: Artists
Page: 446
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Hyperculture

The Human Cost of Speed
Author: Stephen Bertman,Professor of Classical Studies Stephen Bertman
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN: 9780275962050
Category: Philosophy
Page: 266
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This cogent analysis of the human costs of society's accelerated pace proposes daring solutions--and picks up where Alvin Toffler's Future Shock left off.

110 Regeln des Anstands und gegenseitigen Respekts in Gesellschaft und im Gespräch


Author: George Washington
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423434732
Category: Fiction
Page: 64
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Als Amerika noch höflich war Was der erste amerikanische Präsident als Dreizehnjähriger schon wusste: Höflichkeit kommt nie aus der Mode. In diesem Fundstück aus dem 18. Jahrhundert kombiniert er auf originelle Weise Benimmratgeber mit philosophischen Lebensweisheiten. Washington, der in jungen Jahren noch mit der Rechtschreibung kämpfte, schrieb über Tischmanieren, das Verhalten im Gespräch und persönliche Charakterpflege. Nicht zuletzt dem einen oder anderen amtierenden Präsidenten würde dieses Buch guttun! »In der Gegenwart anderer sollst du nicht vor dich hin summen, mit den Fingern trommeln oder mit den Füßen den Takt schlagen.« (Nr. 4) »Entledige dich nicht deiner Kleidung, wenn andere dabei sind, und verlasse die Garderobe nicht nur halb bekleidet.« (Nr. 7) »Deine Miene sei angenehm, sollte aber den nötigen Ernst zeigen, wenn es um ernste Dinge geht.« (Nr. 19)

First Things

A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion and sociology
Page: N.A
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