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|Author||: Ákos Moravánszky|
|Editor||: Mit Press|
This is a comparative study of the architecture of the countries that defined the Austro-Hungarian monarchy from 1867 to 1918. Although scholars have recognized the contributions of Viennese intellectuals, they have all but ignored those of other centres such as Budapest,
|Author||: Robert Cherny,Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo,Richard Griswold del Castillo|
|Editor||: Wadsworth Publishing Company|
With a strong social emphasis and succinct narrative, COMPETING VISIONS: A HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA, 2E chronicles the stories of people who have had an impact on the state's history while presenting California as a hub of competing economic, social, and political visions. It highlights the state's cultural diversity and explicitly compares it to other Western states, the nation, and the world--illustrating the national and international significance of California's history. Its chronological organization and thematic approach enables readers to keep track of events and fully understand their significance. Telling the full story, the text concludes by discussing such current events as immigration and demographic changes, the Occupy Movement, energy challenges, and more.
|Author||: Abigail Leslie Swingen|
|Editor||: Yale University Press|
This title explores the connections between the origins of the English empire and unfree labour by exploring how England's imperial designs influenced contemporary politics and debates about labour, population, political economy, and overseas trade. It pays particular attention to how and why slavery and England's participation in the transatlantic slave trade came to be widely accepted as central to the national and imperial interest by contributing to the idea that colonies with slaves were essential for the functioning of the empire.
|Author||: Jorge Reina Schement,Leah A. Lievrouw,Melvin J. Voigt|
This books examines social aspects of information-oriented society in the United States. Each contributor focuses on a specific and significant social aspect of the information-oriented society. Areas covered include: understanding the extent of information work in the United States; analyzing information work in the health care industry; defining information in an information-oriented society; the evolution of the concept of information in the courts; the coporatization and privatization of information in the economy; information and the restructuring of the family environment; information in the rural sector; the emergence of Silicon Valley; and social attitudes and values toward information technology.
|Author||: Sebastian Conrad,Dominic Sachsenmaier|
Bringing together scholars from around the world, this first book in the Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series raises the question of how we can get away from the contemporary language of globalization, so as to identify meaningful, global ways of defining historical events and processes in the late Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries.
|Author||: Heiko Lang|
|Editor||: Nomos Verlag|
Das vorliegende Werk bietet die erste vergleichende Analyse der japanischen Debatte um die Südostasien-Politik im Zeitraum von 1938-1941 und 1952-1960. In einer umfangreichen Diskursanalyse werden die konkurrierenden Argumente der wirtschaftlichen, militärischen und politischen Eliten, der Diplomaten und der Intellektuellen zu Japans Regionalstrategie systematisch dargestellt. Neben der Analyse von Kontinuitäten und Wandel wird ebenfalls gezeigt, wie die Debatte über die Beziehungen zu Südostasien dazu diente, tiefergehende Fragen nach der Identität Japans, seinen Beziehungen zu den westlichen Ländern, und dem Verhältnis zu Asien zu verhandeln, und eröffnet damit neue Perspektiven für das Feld der diplomatischen Ideengeschichte Japans. Heiko Lang lehrt als Post-Doc im Bereich Internationale Beziehungen an der Hōsei-Universität in Tokyo.
|Author||: Kambiz GhaneaBassiri|
|Editor||: Greenwood Publishing Group|
This is the first in-depth study of the large Muslim population of Los Angeles County. It explores both immigrant and indigenous Muslims' self-identity and the role they see for themselves and their faith in the United States.
|Author||: Thomas Sowell|
|Editor||: Basic Books|
Thomas Sowell's classic analysis of the opposing visions behind today's ethical and ideological disputes Controversies in politics arise from many sources, but the conflicts that endure for generations or centuries show a remarkably consistent pattern. This revised edition of a classic analyzes the centuries-long debates about the nature of reason, justice, equality, and power. It distinguishes between those with the "constrained" vision, which sees human nature as enduring and self-centered, and the "unconstrained" vision, in which human nature is malleable and perfectible. A Conflict of Visions offers a compelling case that these opposing visions are behind the ethical and ideological disputes of yesterday and today.
|Author||: John Peterson,Helene Sjursen|
The first book to explore the EU's record as a global actor since the creation of the Common Foreign and Security Policy in 1993 within the context of the Treaty of Amsterdam and recent decisions relating to NATO and EU enlargement. The chapters focus on: * the interface between EU foreign and trade policies * the EU's relationship with European defence organizations * its behaviour within the OSCE and UN * the institutional consequences of the CFSP * case studies of EU policies towards Central and Eastern Europe and the Maghreb countries. The editors draw the findings together to assess whether the EU has been successful as a global actor and consider the question: can the EU become a more credible, reliable and unitary global actor?
|Author||: Gregory S. Alexander|
|Editor||: University of Chicago Press|
Most people understand property as something that is owned, a means of creating individual wealth. But in Commodity and Propriety, the first full-length history of the meaning of property, Gregory Alexander uncovers in American legal writing a competing vision of property that has existed alongside the traditional conception. Property, Alexander argues, has also been understood as proprietary, a mechanism for creating and maintaining a properly ordered society. This view of property has even operated in periods—such as the second half of the nineteenth century—when market forces seemed to dominate social and legal relationships. In demonstrating how the understanding of property as a private basis for the public good has competed with the better-known market-oriented conception, Alexander radically rewrites the history of property, with significant implications for current political debates and recent Supreme Court decisions.
|Author||: Karen R. Jones|
|Editor||: Edinburgh University Press|
The American West used to be a story of gunfights, glory, wagon trails, and linear progress. Historians such as Frederick Jackson Turner and Hollywood movies such as Stagecoach (1939) and Shane (1953) cast the trans-Mississippi region as a frontier of epic proportions where 'savagery' met 'civilization' and boys became men.During the late 1980s, this old way of seeing the West came under heavy fire. Scholars such as Patricia Nelson Limerick and Richard White forged a fresh story of the region, a new vision of the West, based around the conquest of peoples and landscapes.This book explores the bipolar world of Turner's Old West and Limerick's New West and reveals the values and ambiguities associated with both historical traditions. Sections on Lewis and Clark, the frontier and the cowboy sit alongside work on Indian genocide and women's trail diaries. Images of the region as seen through the arcade Western, Hollywood film and Disney theme parks confirm the West as a symbolic and contested landscape.Tapping into popular fascination with the Cowboy, Hollywood movies, the Indian Wars, and Custer's Last Stand, the authors show the reader how to deconstruct the imagery and reality surrounding Western history.Key Features*Uses popular subjects (the Cowboy, Hollywood westerns, the Indian Wars, and Custer's Last Stand) to enliven the text*Includes 13 b+w illustrations*Interdisciplinary approach covers film, literature, art and historical artefacts
|Author||: K. Sullivan|
This edited collection presents an alternative set of reflections on India's contemporary global role by exploring a range of influential non-Western state perspectives. Through multiple case studies, the contributors gauge the success of India's efforts to be seen as an alternative global power in the twenty-first century.
|Author||: John F. Godfrey,Rob McLean|
McLean, a consultant, and Godfrey, a Member of Parliament, reflect on Canada's recent history and future prospects at the turn of the millennium. They trace the development of certain "National Projects"--such as public health insurance, education, the social safety net, and efforts to strengthen human rights--as they came to prominence in the last 50 years. Then, they argue that these same National Projects offer the key to Canada's future, and provide the tools for success in the era of globalization. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR