Summary Book Review The Nineteenth Century Revisited by Ina Bergmann:
Download or read book The Nineteenth Century Revisited written by Ina Bergmann and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-12-30 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Nineteenth Century Revis(it)ed: The New Historical Fiction explores the renaissance of the American historical novel at the turn of the twenty-first century. The study examines the revision of nineteenth-century historical events in cultural products against the background of recent theoretical trends in American studies. It combines insights of literary studies with scholarship on popular culture. The focus of representation is the long nineteenth century - a period from the early republic to World War I - as a key epoch of the nation-building project of the United States. The study explores the constructedness of historical tradition and the cultural resonance of historical events within the discourse on the contemporary novel and the theory formation surrounding it. At the center of the discussion are the unprecedented literary output and critical as well as popular success of historical fiction in the USA since 1995. An additional postcolonial and transatlantic perspective is provided by the incorporation of texts by British and Australian authors and especially by the inclusion of insights from neo-Victorian studies. The book provides a critical comment on current and topical developments in American literature, culture, and historiography.
Summary Book Review Union and Disunion in the Nineteenth Century by James Gregory:
Download or read book Union and Disunion in the Nineteenth Century written by James Gregory and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-12-18 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume examines the nineteenth century not only through episodes, institutions, sites and representations concerned with union, concord and bonds of sympathy, but also through moments of secession, separation, discord and disjunction. Its lens extends from the local and regional, through to national and international settings in Britain, Europe and the United States. The contributors come from the fields of cultural history, literary studies, American studies and legal history.
Summary Book Review The Past Is a Foreign Country – Revisited by David Lowenthal:
Download or read book The Past Is a Foreign Country – Revisited written by David Lowenthal and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-10-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The past remains essential - and inescapable. A quarter-century after the publication of his classic account of man's attitudes to his past, David Lowenthal revisits how we celebrate, expunge, contest and domesticate the past to serve present needs. He shows how nostalgia and heritage now pervade every facet of public and popular culture. History embraces nature and the cosmos as well as humanity. The past is seen and touched and tasted and smelt as well as heard and read about. Empathy, re-enactment, memory and commemoration overwhelm traditional history. A unified past once certified by experts and reliant on written texts has become a fragmented, contested history forged by us all. New insights into history and memory, bias and objectivity, artefacts and monuments, identity and authenticity, and remorse and contrition, make this book once again the essential guide to the past that we inherit, reshape and bequeath to the future.
Summary Book Review Orientalism Revisited by Ian Richard Netton:
Download or read book Orientalism Revisited written by Ian Richard Netton and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The publication of Edward Said’s Orientalism in 1978 marks the inception of orientalism as a discourse. Since then, Orientalism has remained highly polemical and has become a widely employed epistemological tool. Three decades on, this volume sets out to survey, analyse and revisit the state of the Orientalist debate, both past and present. The leitmotiv of this book is its emphasis on an intimate connection between art, land and voyage. Orientalist art of all kinds frequently derives from a consideration of the land which is encountered on a voyage or pilgrimage, a relationship which, until now, has received little attention. Through adopting a thematic and prosopographical approach, and attempting to locate the fundamentals of the debate in the historical and cultural contexts in which they arose, this book brings together a diversity of opinions, analyses and arguments.
Summary Book Review Russian Thought After Communism by James Patrick Scanlan:
Download or read book Russian Thought After Communism written by James Patrick Scanlan and published by M.E. Sharpe. This book was released on 1994 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An examination of Russia's philosophical heritage. It extends from the Slavophiles to the philosophers of the Silver Age, from emigre religious thinkers to Losev and Bakhtin and assesses the meaning for Russian culture as a whole.
Summary Book Review The Chinese Chameleon Revisited by Zheng Yangwen 鄭揚文:
Download or read book The Chinese Chameleon Revisited written by Zheng Yangwen 鄭揚文 and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-09-01 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By examining how the Middle Kingdom has been portrayed by foreigners and the Chinese themselves, this volume advances a new perspective in our reading and interpretation of the Chinese past by placing these “producers” and “presenters” of China in the spotlight. The chapters probe how these figures produced or presented the country, cross-examining their backgrounds and circumstances. Their gaze upon the Middle Kingdom was dictated by religious and political conviction, but also particularly by the consumers of that gaze. Like invisible hands, “producers” and “consumers” of China continue to constrain representations of the country, looming larger than the literary, artistic or journalistic works they produce. This volume also addresses scholars of Europe and America who have overlooked what Western writers on China reveal about their own contexts – which is indeed often more than they reveal about their ostensible subject. As such, the Middle Kingdom serves as a convenient mirror to reflect European and American anxieties and ambitions.
Author :Raymond Williams Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :1999-01-21 ISBN 10 :0521592011 Pages :280 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.2/5 (159 users download)
Summary Book Review The Country and the City Revisited by Raymond Williams:
Download or read book The Country and the City Revisited written by Raymond Williams and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1999-01-21 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A revisionist interdisciplinary study of the transformation of England into an imperial power between 1550 and 1850.
Summary Book Review Deserted Villages Revisited by Christopher Dyer:
Download or read book Deserted Villages Revisited written by Christopher Dyer and published by Univ of Hertfordshire Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The starting point of this book was a meeting in 1948 in Leicestershire when historians and archaeologists visited newly identified sites of deserted villages. The excitement of these discoveries changed approaches to the medieval countryside. Sixty years later a new group of scholars went back to the same sites and debated their significance in the light of many advances in knowledge. Thousands of villages and smaller settlements were deserted in England and Wales during all periods, though many of them were abandoned between 1340 and 1750. Why were they deserted? Why did some villages survive while others were abandoned? Who was responsible for their desertion? What can we learn about life in the countryside from a study of the deserted sites? Since the 1970s these questions have been set aside while interest has shifted to the origin and planning of villages, and the regional differences which led to a `village England' developing across the middle of the country, while everywhere else people lived in hamlets and individual farms. Now seems the right moment to return to the subject and with fresh eyes reopen the important questions which were not fully answered in the early days. In this book ten leading archaeologists, geographers and historians have come together to revisit the deserted villages and reveal much new evidence and new thinking about these fascinating sites.
Summary Book Review Science But Not Scientists by Vernon L. Grose:
Download or read book Science But Not Scientists written by Vernon L. Grose and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2006-10 with total page 748 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The historic Science Textbook Struggle -- a worldwide battle about the origin of the universe, life, and man -- erupted without warning. It caught the scientific illuminati completely by surprise. Why? Because science textbooks had become filled with wild, unbelievable stories about the beginning of everything. And those tales were simply not scientific! The universe starting with a Big Bang, life arising out of a soup of lifeless amino-acids, humans produced by apes . . . those myths had only replaced ancient Greek mythology- and were being passed off as scientific truths! Caught in the crossfire between educators, news media, textbook publishers, religious notables, and world renowned scientists- -- including nineteen Nobel laureates -- was a private citizen. Father of six schoolchildren, he had only one goal: - to prove that science never will have answers for origins! He was up against the arrogance of scientists who were determined to disguise their private beliefs as being the only explanations for the origin of the universe, life, and man. This story concludes with a great victory for objectivity -- with more than 200 changes being made in textbooks --- over the objections of the National Academy of Sciences. All discussion about origins was transformed -- by admission that stories about them are based solely on personal views of individual scientists. Remarkably, 3,000 scientists around the world later signed an affirmation to assure that this issue of belief-over-fact in science never be repeated. Wernher von Braun, father of America's space program, writes in the Foreword: "Vernon Grose, in tracing out in Science But Not Scientists his personal involvement in the vortex of these two forces, illustrates one more time the humanity of scientists - their likelihood of being just as prejudiced and bigoted as anyone untrained in science. He properly calls for objectivity rather than scientific consensus. He rightly urges that message rather than messenger should be scrutinized and tested for validity. Science will be the richer and humanity the ultimate beneficiary by heeding this clarion call."
Summary Book Review Basic Categories of Fantastic Literature Revisited by Joanna Matyjaszczyk:
Download or read book Basic Categories of Fantastic Literature Revisited written by Joanna Matyjaszczyk and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-11-19 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A unique collection of essays on selected aspects of science-fiction, fantasy and broadly understood fantastic literature, unified by a highly theoretical focus, this volume offers an overview of the most important theories pertaining to the field of the fantastic, such as Tzvetan Todorov's definition of the term itself, J.R.R. Tolkien's essay 'On Fairy Stories,' and the concept of 'Gothic space'. The composition and order of the chapters provide the reader with a systematic overview of major...
Summary Book Review Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging in Nineteenth-Century Culture by Anne-Julia Zwierlein:
Download or read book Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging in Nineteenth-Century Culture written by Anne-Julia Zwierlein and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-08-15 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This essay collection develops new perspectives on constructions of old age in literary, legal, scientific and periodical cultures of the nineteenth century. Rigorously interdisciplinary, the book places leading researchers of old age in nineteenth-century literature in dialogue with experts from the fields of cultural, legal and social history. It revisits the origins of many modern debates about aging in the nineteenth century – a period that saw the emergence of cultural and scientific frameworks for the understanding of old age that continue to be influential today. The contributors provide fresh readings of canonical texts by Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Trollope, Thomas Hardy, Henry James and others. The volume builds momentum in the burgeoning field of aging studies. It argues that the study of old age in the nineteenth century has entered a new and distinctly interdisciplinary phase that is characterized by a set of research interests that are currently shared across a range of disciplines and that explore conceptions of old age in the nineteenth century by privileging, respectively, questions of agency, of place, of gender and sexuality, and of narrative and aesthetic form.
Summary Book Review The "tragic Mulatta" Revisited by Eve Allegra Raimon:
Download or read book The "tragic Mulatta" Revisited written by Eve Allegra Raimon and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on the mixed-race female slave in literature, arguing that this figure became a symbol for explorations of race and nation - both of which were in crisis in the mid-19th century. It suggests that the figure is a way of understanding the volatile and shifting interface of race and national identity in the antebellum period.
Summary Book Review More Classics Revisited by Kenneth Rexroth:
Download or read book More Classics Revisited written by Kenneth Rexroth and published by New Directions Publishing. This book was released on 1989 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rexroth, More Classics Revisited. the second volume of Rexroth's Classics essays.
Summary Book Review Structural Transformation and Rural Change Revisited by Bruno Losch:
Download or read book Structural Transformation and Rural Change Revisited written by Bruno Losch and published by World Bank Publications. This book was released on 2012-06-18 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on new evidence from in-depth field surveys, this book addresses the unique situation of countries that remain deeply engaged in agriculture, and proposes a set of policy orientations which could facilitate the process of rural change.
Summary Book Review The Palgrave Companion to LSE Economics by Robert A. Cord:
Download or read book The Palgrave Companion to LSE Economics written by Robert A. Cord and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-01-18 with total page 949 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The London School of Economics (LSE) has been and continues to be one of the most important global centres for economics. With six chapters on themes in LSE economics and 29 chapters on the lives and work of LSE economists, this volume shows how economics became established at the School, how it produced some of the world’s best-known economists, including Lionel Robbins and Bill Phillips, plus Nobel Prize winners, such as Friedrich Hayek, John Hicks and Christopher Pissarides, and how it remains a global force for the very best in teaching and research in economics. With original contributions from a stellar cast, this volume provides economists – especially those interested in macroeconomics and the history of economic thought – with the first in-depth analysis of LSE economics.
Summary Book Review Jane Austen in Hollywood by Linda Troost:
Download or read book Jane Austen in Hollywood written by Linda Troost and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2000-12-14 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1995 and 1996 six film or television adaptations of Jane Austen's novels were produced -- an unprecedented number. More amazing, all were critical and/or box office successes. What accounts for this explosion of interest? Much of the appeal of these films lies in our nostalgic desire at the end of the millennium for an age of greater politeness and sexual reticence. Austen's ridicule of deceit and pretentiousness also appeals to our fin de siècle sensibilities. The novels were changed, however, to enhance their appeal to a wide popular audience, and the revisions reveal much about our own culture and its values. These recent productions espouse explicitly twentieth-century feminist notions and reshape the Austenian hero to make him conform to modern expectations. Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield present fourteen essays examining the phenomenon of Jane Austen as cultural icon, providing thoughtful and sympathetic insights on the films through a variety of critical approaches. The contributors debate whether these productions enhance or undercut the subtle feminism that Austen promoted in her novels. From Persuasion to Pride and Prejudice, from the three Emmas (including Clueless ) to Sense and Sensibility, these films succeed because they flatter our intelligence and education. And they have as much to tell us about ourselves as they do about the world of Jane Austen. This second edition includes a new chapter on the recent film version of Mansfield Park.
Summary Book Review Revisiting Centres and Peripheries in Iberian Studies by Mark Gant:
Download or read book Revisiting Centres and Peripheries in Iberian Studies written by Mark Gant and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2019-08-05 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Like its predecessor and companion volume New Journeys in Iberian Studies, this volume gathers fresh and emerging research in a range of sub-fields of Iberian studies from an international range of established academics and early career researchers. The book provides rich evidence of the breadth and depth of new research being carried out in the dynamic field of Iberian studies at present. As the title suggests, a strong thread running through the collection is concerned with investigating the multiple spaces of tension between the centre and periphery that comprise the Iberian cultural system. Topically, the current situation in Catalonia naturally comes to the fore in a number of chapters and from a range of perspectives. However, in the revisiting of a range of cultural products and historical processes undertaken by the contributors, it can be seen that transoceanic postcolonial relations are not neglected and concerns with history, memory and fiction also weave their way through their work.