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|Author||: Elisabeth Buerstenbinder|
|Author||: Arindam Dutta|
Offering a study in the history of ideas, of design and architecture, and of cultural politics, this book converges on the issues of globalisation. It explores the development of international laws of intellectual property, ideas of design pedagogy, and competing philosophies of aesthetics.
|Author||: David Ekbladh|
|Editor||: Princeton University Press|
The Great American Mission traces how America's global modernization efforts during the twentieth century were a means to remake the world in its own image. David Ekbladh shows that the emerging concept of modernization combined existing development ideas from the Depression. He describes how ambitious New Deal programs like the Tennessee Valley Authority became symbols of American liberalism's ability to marshal the social sciences, state planning, civil society, and technology to produce extensive social and economic change. For proponents, it became a valuable weapon to check the influence of menacing ideologies such as Fascism and Communism. Modernization took on profound geopolitical importance as the United States grappled with these threats. After World War II, modernization remained a means to contain the growing influence of the Soviet Union. Ekbladh demonstrates how U.S.-led nation-building efforts in global hot spots, enlisting an array of nongovernmental groups and international organizations, were a basic part of American strategy in the Cold War. However, a close connection to the Vietnam War and the upheavals of the 1960s would discredit modernization. The end of the Cold War further obscured modernization's mission, but many of its assumptions regained prominence after September 11 as the United States moved to contain new threats. Using new sources and perspectives, The Great American Mission offers new and challenging interpretations of America's ideological motivations and humanitarian responsibilities abroad.
|Author||: J. Weldes|
This volume explores the science fiction/world politics intertext. Through detailed analyses of such texts as Blade Runner, Stalker, Star Trek, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the chapters in this volume examine the complex and sometimes contradictory relations between world politics, both as discipline and as practice, and discourses of science fiction. Offering a novel combination of popular culture analysis with major theoretical and empirical issues concerning world politics, Science Fiction and World Politics provides insights into the discursive constitution of both science fiction and world politics while highlighting the occasional challenges that the science fiction/world politics intertext launches at our common sense.
|Author||: Oscar Wilde|
Reviews (1908) is a volume of critical and literary views and reviews of Oscar Wilde about various subjects and writers. These reviews, illustrating the middle period of the writer's maturing career, between the aesthetic period and the production of Lady Windermere's Fan, reveal his opinions of the contemporaries who thought little of him. Some of the reviews are prophetic in nature, some are biased by hostile or friendly prejudice, others are witty and positive.
|Author||: Paula J. Bloom|
Blueprint for Action provides a framework for understanding the dynamics of organizational change in early care and education settings. It helps administrators move beyond a "quick fix" notion of center improvement by serving as a guide for organizational analysis and action. The book details a comprehensive method for assessing program strengths and areas in need of improvement. The heart of this approach is an individualized model of supervision and staff development. Woven throughout the text are numerous vignettes connecting the concepts to real-life situations experienced by early childhood administrators. The book includes 26 assessment tools and 12 worksheets that directors can adapt for use in their own programs.
|Author||: Solomon Northup|
Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup, as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York, details his kidnapping in Washington, D.C. and subsequent sale into slavery. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana by various masters, Northup was able to write to friends and family in New York, who were in turn able to secure his release. Northup's account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.
|Author||: Christopher A. Ferrara|
What has gone wrong with the grand American experiment in "ordered liberty"? The liberal's answer is that America has failed to live up to its full promise of inclusiveness and equality--likely the result of corporate greed and white male ruling elites. The mainstream conservative or libertarian reply points to the Warren Court, the 1960s, or a loss of Constitutional rectitude. Christopher Ferrara, in Liberty, the God That Failed, offers an entirely different answer. In a counter-narrative of unique power and scope, he unmasks the order promised as a sham; the liberty guaranteed, a chimera. In his telling, the false god of a new political order--Liberty--was born in thought long before America's founding, and gained increasing devotion as it slowly amassed power during the first century of the nation's existence. Today it reveals its full might, as we bear the weight of its oppressive decrees, and experience the emptiness of the secular order it imposes upon us. The secular state has constructed a "myth of religious violence" to mask its own violent origins and ongoing displays of force. Ferrara destroys this myth with a relentless uncovering of truths hidden by both liberal and conservative/libertarian accounts of what has gone wrong. In this brilliant retelling of American history and political life, the author asks us to open our eyes to harsh realities, but also to the possibilities for a rightly ordered society and the true liberty that can still be ours.
|Author||: Peter McDonald|
|Editor||: Oxford Medical Publications|
The Oxford Dictionary of Medical Quotations is the one book that all doctors will want on their shelves. Packed with quotations both old and new, from the famous, and the not so famous, this book will be both a valuable reference work, and a source of considerable entertainment.
|Author||: Greg Egan|
The story of a man with a vision - immortality : for those who can afford it is found in cyberspace. Permutation city is the tale of a man with a vision - how to create immortality - and how that vision becomes something way beyond his control. Encompassing the lives and struggles of an artificial life junkie desperate to save her dying mother, a billionaire banker scarred by a terrible crime, the lovers for whom, in their timeless virtual world, love is not enough - and much more - Permutation city is filled with the sense of wonder.
|Author||: Fritz Morstein-Marx,Robert Morstein-Marx,Robert Morstein Morstein-Marx|
|Editor||: Cambridge University Press|
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|Author||: Rachel St. John|
|Editor||: Princeton University Press|
Line in the Sand details the dramatic transformation of the western U.S.-Mexico border from its creation at the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848 to the emergence of the modern boundary line in the first decades of the twentieth century. In this sweeping narrative, Rachel St. John explores how this boundary changed from a mere line on a map to a clearly marked and heavily regulated divide between the United States and Mexico. Focusing on the desert border to the west of the Rio Grande, this book explains the origins of the modern border and places the line at the center of a transnational history of expanding capitalism and state power in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Moving across local, regional, and national scales, St. John shows how government officials, Native American raiders, ranchers, railroad builders, miners, investors, immigrants, and smugglers contributed to the rise of state power on the border and developed strategies to navigate the increasingly regulated landscape. Over the border's history, the U.S. and Mexican states gradually developed an expanding array of official laws, ad hoc arrangements, government agents, and physical barriers that did not close the line, but made it a flexible barrier that restricted the movement of some people, goods, and animals without impeding others. By the 1930s, their efforts had created the foundations of the modern border control apparatus. Drawing on extensive research in U.S. and Mexican archives, Line in the Sand weaves together a transnational history of how an undistinguished strip of land became the significant and symbolic space of state power and national definition that we know today.
|Editor||: Yale University Press|
Collects more than 1,400 English-language proverbs that arose in the 20th and 21st centuries, organized alphabetically by key words and including information on date of origin, history and meaning.
|Author||: Kasper Bastiaan van Kooten|
This book shows nineteenth-century German opera’s entanglement with national identity formation, adding a significant perspective to discussions about Wagner’s relation to German nationalism by interpreting his esthetic endeavors as a continuation of previous campaigns for the genre’s emancipation.