The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary, Henderson Caspar
Автор: Hart, Roger Название: Imagined Civilizations ISBN: 1421406063 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781421406060 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 4967 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: While the Jesuits claimed Xu as a convert, he presented the Jesuits as men from afar who had traveled from the West to China to serve the emperor.
Автор: Yoshiko M. Herrera Название: Imagined Economies ISBN: 0521534739 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521534734 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3105 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book examines the economic bases of regional sovereignty movements in the Russian Federation from 1990–1993. The analysis is based on an original data set of Russian regional sovereignty movements and the author employs a variety of methods including quantitative statistical analysis, as well as qualitative case studies of Sverdlovsk and Samara oblasts using systematic content analysis of local newspaper articles. The central finding of the book is that variation in Russian regional activism is explained not by differences in economic conditions but by differences in the construction or imagination of economic interests; to put it in the language of other contemporary debates, economic advantage and disadvantage are as imagined as nations. In arguing that regional economic interests are inter-subjective, contingent, and institutionally specific, the book addresses a major question in political economy, namely the origin of economic interests. In addition, by engaging the nationalism literature, the book expands the constructivist paradigm to the development of economic interests.
Описание: The global beauty business permeates our lives, influencing how we perceive ourselves and what it is to be beautiful. This book provides the first authoritative history of the global beauty industry from its emergence in the 19th century to the present day, exploring how today's global giants such as Avon, Coty, Estee Lauder, and L'Oreal, grew.
Автор: Ezrahi Название: Imagined Democracies ISBN: 1107529921 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107529922 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4302 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book proposes a revisionist approach to democratic politics. Yaron Ezrahi focuses on the creative unconscious collective imagination that generates ever-changing visions of legitimate power and authority, which compete for enactment and institutionalization in the political arena. If, in the past, political authority was grounded in fictions such as the divine right of kings, the laws of nature, historical determinism and scientism, today the space of democratic politics is filled with multiple alternative social imaginaries of the desirable political order. Exposure to electronic mass media has made contemporary democratic publics more aware that credible popular fictions have greater impact on shaping our political realities than do rational social choices or moral arguments. The pressing political question in contemporary democracy is, therefore, how to select and enact political fictions that promote peace and how to found the political order on checks and balances between alternative political imaginaries of freedom and justice.
Автор: Oddie G Название: Imagined Hinduism ISBN: 0761934480 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780761934486 Издательство: Sage Publications Цена: 5061 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book explores the emergence and refinement of the idea of Hinduism as it developed among British Protestant missionaries in the late 18th and 19th
centuries. The author traces the growing use of the term 'Hinduism' as a category and label that has come to dominate the way Indian and Western scholars think about Indian religions
Автор: Gero, Andras Название: Imagined history ISBN: 088033570X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780880335706 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 4152 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Defining the modern nation as the product of a secular religion, Gero considers national identity and how it gives rise to a symbolic politics.
Описание: Contemporary migration involves a dramatic paradox. Although much of what is considered international or transnational migration today transforms people of a wide range of social standings in the emigration countries into laborers at the bottom social and economic ranks of the immigration countries, millions of individuals worldwide seek to migrate internationally. International Migration, Social Demotion, and Imagined Advancement argues that this paradox cannot be explained for as long as common preconceptions about immigrantsвЂ™ economic betterment thwart even questioning why individuals who are not threatened by famine or war willingly pursue their demotion abroad. Recognizing immigrantsвЂ™ decline as such, this book proposes viewing contemporary migration as socioglobal mobility. Revolving around an ethnographic study of the Albanian "emigration" in Greece, International Migration, Social Demotion, and Imagined Advancement finds that imaginaries of the world as a social hierarchy might lie at the roots of much of the contemporary international migration. As would-be emigrants perceive different countries in terms of distinct social stations in a global order, they resolve to put up with numerous social and material deprivations in the hope of advancing internationally. Immigrants are typically thought of as aliens in their de facto home societies, however, and that makes genuine advancement all but impossible.Erind Pajo is Assistant Researcher in Anthropology and Lecturer in Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine.
Автор: Marsden Название: The Re-Imagined Text ISBN: 0813156130 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780813156132 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 4594 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Shakespeare's plays were not always the inviolable texts they are almost universally considered to be today. The Restoration and eighteenth century committed what many critics view as one of the most subversive acts in literary history -- the rewriting and restructuring of Shakespeare's plays.
Many of us are familiar with Nahum Tate's "audacious" adaptation of King Lear with its resoundingly happy ending, but Tate was only one of a score of playwrights who adapted Shakespeare's plays. Between 1660 and 1777, more than fifty adaptations appeared in print and on the stage, works in which playwrights augmented, substantially cut, or completely rewrote the original plays. The plays were staged with new characters, new scenes, new endings, and, underlying all this novelty, new words.
Why did this happen? And why, in the later eighteenth century, did it stop? These questions have serious implications regarding both the aesthetics of the literary text and its treatment, for the adaptations manifest the period's perceptions of Shakespeare. As such, they demonstrate an important evolution in the definition of poetic language, and in the idea of what constitutes a literary work.
In The Re-Imagined Text, Jean I. Marsden examines both the adaptations and the network of literary theory that surrounds them, thereby exploring the problems of textual sanctity and of the author's relationship to the text. As she demonstrates, Shakespeare's works, and English literature in general, came to be defined by their words rather than by the plots and morality on which the older aesthetic theory focused -- a clear step toward our modern concern for the word and its varying levels of signification.
Автор: Alderson Название: Childhoods Real and Imagined ISBN: 0415680972 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415680974 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 12705 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
"This book is unusually rewarding in that its author has pulled off the rare trick of providing deep philosophical and theoretical underpinnings to a comprehensive reconsideration of childhood. Priscilla Alderson deploys Bhaskar's 'dialectical critical realism' to excellent effect, illuminating not only our understanding of the presence, and absence, of children in our lives and discourses, but also the field of childhood studies. It is rare that such an integrated text is accomplished and I look forward to the planned second volume. This is a work that should facilitate a rethinking of childhood for the new century." Graham Scrambler, Professor of Medical Sociology at University College London.
Childhoods Real and Imagined explores and charts the relation of dialectical critical realist concepts to many aspects of childhood. By demonstrating their relevance and value to each other, Alderson presents an introductory guide to applied critical realism for researchers, lecturers and students.
Each chapter summarises key themes from several academic disciplines and policy areas, combining adults' and children's reported views and experiences and filtering these through a critical realist analysis. The four main chapters deal with the more personal aspects of childhood in relation to the body, interpersonal relations, social structures, and the person, soul or self. The second volume will widen the scope to include the impact on children and young people of present policies relating to ecology, economics, ideas of social evolution or progress, and ethics. Each chapter demonstrates how children are an integral part of the whole of society and are often especially affected by policies and events.
Through developing the dialectical critical realist analysis of childhood and youth Childhoods Real and Imagined will be of great interest to critical realists and childhood researchers and policy advisers.
Автор: Wilf Название: Law`s Imagined Republic ISBN: 0521145287 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521145282 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2645 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Law's Imagined Republic shows how the American Revolution was marked by the rapid proliferation of law talk across the colonies. This legal language was both elite and popular, spanned different forms of expression from words to rituals, and included simultaneously real and imagined law. Since it was employed to mobilize resistance against England, the proliferation of revolutionary legal language became intimately intertwined with politics. Drawing on a wealth of material from criminal cases, Steven Wilf reconstructs the intertextual ways Americans from the 1760s through the 1790s read law: reading one case against another and often self-consciously comparing transatlantic legal systems as they thought about how they might construct their own legal system in a new republic. What transformed extraordinary tales of crime into a political forum? How did different ways of reading or speaking about law shape our legal origins? And, ultimately, how might excavating innovative approaches to law in this formative period, which were constructed in the street as well as in the courtroom, alter our usual understanding of contemporary American legal institutions? Law's Imagined Republic tells the story of the untidy beginnings of American law.
Название: Battlefronts real and imagined ISBN: 1403960844 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781403960849 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 9926 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This collection examines the cultural and intellectual dimensions of war and its resolution between Han Chinese and the various ethnically dissimilar peoples surrounding them during the crucial `middle period` of Chinese history.
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