Nationhood from Below: Europe in the Long Nineteenth Century by Maarten Van Ginderachter,Marnix Beyen

By Maarten Van Ginderachter,Marnix Beyen

Nationalism was once ubiquitous in nineteenth-century Europe. but, we all know little approximately what the kingdom intended to bland humans. during this ebook, either well known historians and more youthful students attempt to resolution this query. This publication will entice experts within the box but in addition bargains beneficial analyzing for any collage and college direction on nationalism.

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Memory Ireland: Diaspora and Memory Practices, Volume 2 by Oona Frawley

By Oona Frawley

within the moment quantity of a sequence that might finally comprise 4, the authors examine Irish diasporic reminiscence and reminiscence practices. whereas the Irish diaspora has develop into the topic of a variety of scholar­ship, there was little paintings keen on its dating to reminiscence. the 1st half the amount asks how diasporic reminiscence features in dif­ferent areas and occasions, and what kinds it takes on. As an island kingdom with a background of emigration, eire has built a wealthy diasporic cultural reminiscence, person who attracts on a number of traditions and his­toriographies of either "home" and "away." local traditions are usually not imported wholesale, yet as a substitute increase their very own curious hybridity, reflecting the character of emigrant reminiscence that absorbs new methods of considering domestic. How do immigrants bear in mind their place of origin? How do descendants of immigrants "remem­ber" a land they infrequently stopover at? How does diasporic reminiscence go through households, and the way is it represented in cultural types equivalent to literature, gala's, and souvenirs?

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Remembering the German Democratic Republic: Divided Memory by D. Clarke,U. Wölfel

By D. Clarke,U. Wölfel

thoughts of and attitudes to the German Democratic Republic (GDR), or East Germany, inside modern Germany are characterised by way of their sort and complexity, when the talk over easy methods to take into accout the GDR tells us much approximately how Germans see themselves and their destiny. This quantity presents quite a number overseas perspectives.

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Religion and Biography in China and Tibet by Benjamin Penny

By Benjamin Penny

The chinese language and Tibetan traditions worth biography as a prime historiographical and literary style. This quantity analyses biographies as texts, taking heavily the literary flip in ancient and spiritual reports and making use of a few of its insights to an understudied yet vital corpus of fabric in chinese language and Tibetan religion.

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The Strange Non-death of Neo-liberalism by Colin Crouch

By Colin Crouch

The monetary situation looked as if it would current a basic problem to neo liberalism, the physique of rules that experience constituted the political orthodoxy of so much complicated economies in fresh a long time. Colin Crouch argues during this booklet that it'll shrug off this problem. the reason being that whereas neo liberalism appears approximately loose markets, in perform it's interested by the dominance over public lifetime of the large company. This has been intensified, no longer checked, through the hot monetary situation and recognition that definite monetary firms are ‘too great to fail'. even supposing a lot political debate continues to be preoccupied with conflicts among the marketplace and the country, the influence of the company on either those is this day way more very important.

Several elements have introduced us to this situation:

  • The lobbying strength of corporations whose donations are of growing to be significance to cash-hungry politicians and parties
  • The weakening of aggressive forces by means of corporations big enough to form and dominate their markets
  • The ethical initiative that's grasped by means of organisations that devise their very own agendas of company social responsibility

Both democratic politics and the loose industry are weakened by way of those techniques, yet they're mostly inevitable and never consistently malign. wish for the longer term, as a result, can't lie in suppressing them which will reach both an financial system of natural markets or a socialist society. particularly it lies in dragging the large company absolutely into political controversy.

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Multidirectional Memory: Remembering the Holocaust in the by Michael Rothberg

By Michael Rothberg

Multidirectional Memory brings jointly Holocaust reviews and postcolonial experiences for the 1st time. using a comparative and interdisciplinary process, the ebook makes a twofold argument approximately Holocaust reminiscence in an international age by means of situating it within the unforeseen context of decolonization. at the one hand, it demonstrates how the Holocaust has enabled the articulation of different histories of victimization even as that it's been declared "unique" between human-perpetrated horrors. at the different, it uncovers the extra wonderful and rarely said proven fact that public reminiscence of the Holocaust emerged partly because of postwar occasions that appear at the start to have little to do with it. specifically, Multidirectional Memory highlights how ongoing tactics of decolonization and events for civil rights within the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, the us, and in other places abruptly galvanized reminiscence of the Holocaust.
Rothberg engages with either famous and non-canonical intellectuals, writers, and filmmakers, together with Hannah Arendt, goalé Césaire, Charlotte Delbo, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marguerite Duras, Michael Haneke, Jean Rouch, and William Gardner Smith.

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Handbook of Oral History by Thomas L. Charlton,Lois E. Myers,Rebecca Sharpless,Mary

By Thomas L. Charlton,Lois E. Myers,Rebecca Sharpless,Mary Chamberlain,Pamela Dean,James E. Fogerty,Jeff Friedman,Sherna Berger Gluck,Ronald J. Grele,Charles Hardy III,Alice M. Hoffman,Howard S. Hoffman,Mary A. Larson,Elinor A. Mazé,Eva M. McMahan,Charles T.

initially meaning to produce the 1st entire scholarly reference consultant to the antecedents, practices, and conception of oral background, the editors have long past even additional, making a hugely readable and great tool for students, scholars, and most people. protecting the monstrous scope of this more and more renowned box, the eminent participants talk about nearly each element of a box that when was once the province of historians yet now has develop into more and more democratized and to be had throughout quite a few disciplines.

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Die Biographie - Mode oder Universalie?: Zu Geschichte und by Beate Böckem,Olaf Peters,Barbara Schellewald

By Beate Böckem,Olaf Peters,Barbara Schellewald

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Im Bereich der Kunst haben Konzepte, bei denen ein Werk aus der Perspektive seines Schöpfers aufgefasst wird, seit langem Konjunktur. Sie spiegeln sich im hohen Stellenwert der Selbstaussagen von Künstlern wider und prägen die Arbeitsweisen der Kunstwissenschaft.
Die Publikation reflektiert vor diesem Hintergrund die unterschiedlichen Gattungen der Biographie und ihrer Randbereiche. Untersucht werden Monographien, die Leben und Werk in shape der Künstlerbiographie miteinander verbinden, das "Maskenspiel" der Autobiographie sowie Selbstaussagen von Künstlern in Interviews oder programmatischen Stellungnahmen, schließlich aber auch die Lebenserinnerungen von Kunsthistorikern sowie die intellektuelle Biographie des Gelehrten.

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The Discipline of History and the History of Thought by M.C. Lemon

By M.C. Lemon

even supposing a lot has been written of the character of background and its disciplinary difficulties, much less realization has been paid to the heritage of idea. M.C. Lemon's conscientiously philosophical paintings first re-asserts the self-discipline of historical past usually as narrative established, sooner than pursuing the methodological implications for the heritage of thought.
This unique paintings of scholarship will bring up the extent of argument in philosophy of historical past and impress debate between historians, philosophers, and political theorists.

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Kann Geschichte objektiv sein?: Historische Essays by Thomas Nipperdey,Paul Nolte

By Thomas Nipperdey,Paul Nolte

Thomas Nipperdey wird mit seltener Einmütigkeit zu den großen Historikern gezählt. Vor allem seine drei Bände zur deutschen Geschichte von 1800 bis 1918 haben diesen Ruhm begründet. Nicht ganz so bekannt wie das Hauptwerk sind seine glanzvollen historischen Essays, auch weil sie oft an nur Fachleuten zugänglicher Stelle publiziert wurden. Paul Nolte hat eine Auswahl aus diesen Essays zusammengestellt, die noch einmal Nipperdeys meisterhafte Fähigkeit demonstrieren, komplexe historische Konstellationen bestechend klar zu analysieren und zugleich literarisch fesselnd darzustellen. Noltes Nachwort stellt uns diesen Ausnahmehistoriker vor, dessen Essays für jeden historisch interessierten Leser vor allem eines sind – ein Lektüregenuss.

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