New Media, 1740-1915

Author: Lisa Gitelman,Geoffrey B. Pingree
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262572286
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 271
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A cultural history of media that were "new media" in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.

Radical Left Movements in Europe

Author: Magnus Wennerhag,Christian Fröhlich,Grzegorz Piotrowski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317071883
Category: Social Science
Page: 284
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When the Iron Curtain lifted in 1989, it was seen by some as proof of the final demise of the ideas and aspirations of the radical left. Not many years passed, however, before the critique of social inequalities and capitalism was once again a main protest theme of social movements. This book provides an account of radical left movements in today’s Europe and how they are trying to accomplish social and political change. The book’s international group of leading experts provide detailed analysis on social movement organizations, activist groups, and networks that are rooted in the left-wing ideologies of anarchism, Marxism, socialism, and communism in both newly democratized post-communist and longstanding liberal-democratic polities. Through a range of case studies, the authors explore how radical left movements are influenced by their situated political and social contexts, and how contemporary radical left activism differs from both new and old social movements on one hand, and the activities of radical left parliamentary parties on the other. Ultimately, this volume investigates what it means to be ‘radical left’ in current day liberal-democratic and capitalist societies after the fall of European state socialism. This is valuable reading for students and researchers interested in European politics, contemporary social movements and political sociology.

Monstrous Fishes and the Mead-Dark Sea

Whaling in the Medieval North Atlantic
Author: Vicki E. Szabo
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 904743241X
Category: History
Page: 384
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Drawing on historical, legal, literary, ethnographic and archaeological evidence, this book offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the use, acquisition and perception of whales in the medieval Norse North Atlantic world.

Madame Bovary's Ovaries

A Darwinian Look at Literature
Author: David P. Barash,Nanelle R. Barash
Publisher: Dell Books
ISBN: 0440241847
Category: Fiction
Page: 372
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Draws on the principles of evolutionary biology to provide fresh insights into the world of literature to explain why certain literary works have had a profound influence on human life, arguing that the behavior of icons of literature reveals a universal human nature that has evolved over millions of years of natural selection. Reprint.

The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism

Author: Robert William Fogel
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226256634
Category: History
Page: 383
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Robert William Fogel was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 1993. "To take a trip around the mind of Robert Fogel, one of the grand old men of American economic history, is a rare treat. At every turning, you come upon some shiny pearl of information."—The Economist In this broad-thinking and profound piece of history, Robert William Fogel synthesizes an amazing range of data into a bold and intriguing view of America's past and future—one in which the periodic Great Awakenings of religion bring about waves of social reform, the material lives of even the poorest Americans improve steadily, and the nation now stands poised for a renewed burst of egalitarian progress.

Tabloid Justice

Criminal Justice in an Age of Media Frenzy
Author: Richard Logan Fox,Robert W. Van Sickel,Thomas L. Steiger
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: 9781588265326
Category: Law
Page: 251
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praise for the 1st edition:?A much needed exploration into media coverage and audience reaction to high-profile criminal cases.... Clearly written and accessible.? ?Diana Owen, Political Science Quarterly?A timely, provocative, and data-rich study.? ?Scott L. Althaus, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics?A very useful primer on the ?tabloidization? of news.... The authors? statistical evidence is accessible and convincing.? ?Thomas Shevory, Law and Politics Book ReviewThis new edition of Tabloid Justice reveals that, although the media focus on high-profile criminal trials is thought by many to have diminished in the years since the September 11 terrorist attacks, the polarized, partisan coverage of these trials has in fact intensified. The authors investigate the profoundly negative impact of the media?s coverage of the criminal justice system?coverage that frequently highlights and aggravates the deepest divisions in US society.Features of the new edition include results of a recent national poll, richer demographic data, and discussion of the blogosphere?s rising significance. Thorough analysis of recent tabloid cases (featuring Kobe Bryant, Michael Jackson, Dennis Kozlowski, Scott Peterson, and Martha Stewart) provides a contemporary window on the tactics of a media driven by profit to the detriment of political and legal principles.Richard L. Fox is associate professor of political science at Union College. He is author of Gender Dynamics in Congressional Elections. Robert W. Van Sickel is assistant professor of political science at Indiana State University. He is author of Not a Particularly Different Voice: The Jurisprudence of Sandra Day O?Connor. Thomas L. Steiger is professor of sociology at Indiana State University. His publications include Life?s Social Journey (with Diana Grimes) and Rethinking the Labor Process (coedited with Peter Meiksins).Contents: Introduction: A Time of Tabloid Justice. Looking for This Week?s ?Trial of the Century.? The Mainstream Media Go Tabloid. Tabloid Justice and the Evolution of New Media. Public Opinion, Trial Coverage, and Faith in the Criminal Justice System. Race, Gender, Class, and Tabloid Justice. Is There Any Escape from Tabloid Justice?

Magic, culture and the new economy

Author: Orvar Löfgren,Robert Willim
Publisher: Berg Publishers
ISBN: 9781845200909
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 145
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This book looks at the 1990s, years of intense economic experimentation, when buzz words such as "network society," "the experience economy," "creative cities," and "glocalization" were everywhere. A fascinating perspective on "The New Economy" emerges as the authors explore the worlds of cool hunters, biotech brokers, career coaches, software entrepreneurs and event managers and tackle such questions as: how is magic used in the quest for newness and change; what happens when cultural techniques such as branding and styling colonize new arenas; what turns out to be just a flash-in-the-pan and what has a lasting impact? This book is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand how economies operate in periods of rapid transformation.

Faint Praise

The Plight of Book Reviewing in America
Author: Gail Pool
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826217273
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 170
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"Pool's behind-the-scenes look at the institution of book reviewing analyzes how it works and why it often fails, describes how editors choose books for review and assign them to reviewers, examines the additional roles played by publishers, authors, andreaders and contrasts traditional reviewing with newer, alternative book coverage"--Provided by publisher.

All Silver and No Brass

An Irish Christmas Mumming
Author: Henry Glassie
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812211399
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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For the general reader as for the folklorist, this is a fascinating, vivid, and sensitive account that, through its portraits of individuals and of a community, offers a unique insight into a folk custom of the Christmas season.

Old Mistresses

Women, Art and Ideology
Author: Rozsika Parker,Griselda Pollock
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1780764049
Category: Art
Page: 184
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How was it possible, by the later twentieth century, to have erased women as artists from art history so comprehensively that the idea of 'the artist' was exclusively masculine? Why was this erasure more radical in the twentieth century than ever before? Why is everything that compromises greatness in art coded as 'feminine'? Has the feminist critique of Art History yet effected real change? With a new Preface by Griselda Pollock, this new edition of a truly groundbreaking book offers a radical challenge to a women-free Art History. Parker and Pollock's critique of Art History's sexism leads to expanded, inclusive readings of the art of the past. They demonstrate how the changing historical social realities of gender relations and women artists' translation of gendered conditions into their works provide keys to novel understandings of why we might study the art of the past. They go further to show how such knowledge enables us to understand art by contemporary artists who are women and can contribute to the changing self-perception and creative work of artists today.

The Subversive Stitch

Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine
Author: Rozsika Parker
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857721925
Category: Art
Page: 336
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Rozsika Parker's re-evaluation of the reciprocal relationship between women and embroidery has brought stitchery out from the private world of female domesticity into the fine arts, created a major breakthrough in art history and criticism, and fostered the emergence of today's dynamic and expanding crafts movements._x000D_ _x000D_ 'The Subversive Stitch' is now available again with a new Introduction that brings the book up to date with exploration of the stitched art of Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin, as well as the work of new young female and male embroiderers. Rozsika Parker uses household accounts, women's magazines, letters, novels and the works of art themselves to trace through history how the separation of the craft of embroidery from the fine arts came to be a major force in the marginalisation of women's work. Beautifully illustrated, her book also discusses the contradictory nature of women's experience of embroidery: how it has inculcated female subservience while providing an immensely pleasurable source of creativity, forging links between women._x000D_ _x000D_ "A book wonderfully rich, not only in information, but in people and ideas." - 'Guardian'_x000D_ _x000D_ "A marvellously written and illustrated book." - 'Times Educational Supplement'

The Pursuit of Oblivion

A Global History of Narcotics
Author: Richard Davenport-Hines
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393325454
Category: History
Page: 592
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Written with encyclopedic scope, this candid, sober, hard-hitting history of the global drug trade takes the reader back five centuries to the origins of the modern narcotics industry in the Western world. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Knitting for Good!

A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change Stitch by Stitch
Author: Betsy Greer
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822481
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 228
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Every time we knit, we have the opportunity to create positive change in ourselves, our community, and in the world. That’s Betsy Greer’s fervent belief, and in this book she shows us how. Betsy explores the ways we can use knitting to slow down in a fast-paced culture, while using the craft to benefit charities in our communities, to advocate for worthwhile causes, and to support individuals and communities across the globe. Filled with insights from knitters and crafters on how they use craft to benefit others, Knitting for Good! will get you thinking about knitting in a whole new way. To learn more about the author, visit her website:

French Theory

How Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, & Co. Transformed the Intellectual Life of the United States
Author: François Cusset
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816647321
Category: Philosophy
Page: 388
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Explores how the French theory of philosophy, which became popular during the last three decades of the twentieth century, spread to America and examines the critical practices that French theory inspired.

Western Historical Thinking

An Intercultural Debate
Author: Universität Bielefeld. Forschungsgruppe Historische Sinnbildung
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781571814548
Category: History
Page: 206
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What is history is a question historians have been asking themselves time and again. Here a Western historian offers ten hypotheses that attempt to constitute specifically Western historical thinking, and Asian and African historians comment

The Shipwrecked Mind

On Political Reaction
Author: Mark Lilla
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590179021
Page: 145
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"We don't understand the reactionary mind. As a result, argues Mark Lilla in this timely book, the ideas and passions that shape today's political dramas are unintelligible to us. The reactionary is anything but a conservative. He is as radical and modern a figure as the revolutionary, someone shipwrecked inthe rapidly changing present, and suffering from nostalgia for an idealized past and an apocalyptic fear that history is rushing toward catastrophe. And like the revolutionary his political engagements are motived by highly developed ideas. Lilla unveils the structure of reactionary thinking, beginning with three twentieth-century philosophers--Franz Rosenzweig, Eric Voegelin, and Leo Strauss --who attributed the problems of modern society to a break in the history of ideas and promoted a return to earlier modes of thought. He then examines the enduring power of grand historical narratives of betrayal to shape political outlooks ever since the French Revolution. These narratives are employed to serve different, and sometimes expressly opposed, ends. They appear in the writings of Europe's right-wing cultural pessimists and Maoist neocommunists, American theoconservatives fantasizing about the harmony of medieval Catholic society and radical Islamists seeking to restore a vanished Muslim caliphate. The revolutionary spirit that inspired political movements across the world for two centuries may have died out. But the spirit of reaction that rose to meet it has survived and is proving just as formidable a historical force. We live in an age when thetragicomic nostalgia of Don Quixote for a lost golden age has been transformed into a potent and sometimes deadly weapon. Mark Lilla helps us to understand why"--

Movement and Experimentation in Young Children's Learning

Deleuze and Guattari in Early Childhood Education
Author: Liselott Mariett Olsson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134032447
Category: Education
Page: 264
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In contemporary educational contexts young children and learning are tamed, predicted, supervised, controlled and evaluated according to predetermined standards. Contesting such intense governing of the learning child, this book argues that the challenge to practice and research is to find ways of regaining movement and experimentation in subjectivity and learning. Vivid examples from Swedish preschools – involving children, teachers, teacher students and educators and researchers - are woven together with the theories of French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, bringing important new concepts and practices to the early childhood field. This ground-breaking book investigates three key areas: the need to focus on ‘process’ rather than ‘position’, as positioning of any kind, such as learning goals or developmental stages, hampers movement. working with methods that recognise science’s inventiveness and productivity, demonstrating how the events in which children take part can remain open ended and in movement. Re-considering the dichotomy between the individual and society as a ‘cause and effect’ relationship, which immobilizes subjectivity and learning and hinders experimentation. Challenging dominant ways of thinking, Movement and Experimentation in Young Children's Learning offers new possibilities for change and provokes a re-evaluation of the educational system’s current emphasis on predetermined outcomes and fixed positions. This book provides researcher and students with a sound theoretical framework for re-conceptualising significant aspects of movement and experimentation in early childhood. Its many practical illustrations make this a compelling and provocative read for and student taking course in Early Childhood Studies.