Summary Book Review The Public and Its Possibilities by John D. Fairfield:
Download or read book The Public and Its Possibilities written by John D. Fairfield and published by Temple University Press. This book was released on 2010-03-26 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his compelling reinterpretation of American history, The Public and Its Possibilities, John Fairfieldargues that our unrealized civic aspirations provide the essential counterpoint to an excessive focus on private interests. Inspired by the revolutionary generation, nineteenth-century Americans struggled to build an economy and a culture to complement their republican institutions. But over the course of the twentieth century, a corporate economy and consumer culture undercut civic values, conflating consumer and citizen. Fairfield places the city at the center of American experience, describing how a resilient demand for an urban participatory democracy has bumped up against the fog of war, the allure of the marketplace, and persistent prejudices of race, class, and gender. In chronicling and synthesizing centuries of U.S. history—including the struggles of the antislavery, labor, women’s rights movements—Fairfield explores the ebb and flow of civic participation, activism, and democracy. He revisits what the public has done for civic activism, and the possibility of taking a greater role. In this age where there has been a move towards greater participation in America's public life from its citizens, Fairfield’s book—written in an accessible, jargon-free style and addressed to general readers—is especially topical.
Summary Book Review Communism and Poetry by Ruth Jennison:
Download or read book Communism and Poetry written by Ruth Jennison and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-07-12 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Communism and Poetry: Writing Against Capital addresses the relationship between an upsurge in collective political practice around the world since 2000, and the crystallization of newly engaged forms of poetry. Considering an array of perspectives—poets, poet-critics, activists and theorists—these essays shed new light on the active interface between emancipatory political thought and poetic production and explore how poetry and the new communism are creating mutually innovative forms of thought and activity, supercharging the utopian imagination. Drawing inspiration from past connections between communism and poetry, and theorizing new directions over the years ahead, the volume models a much-needed critical solidarity with creative strategies in the present conjuncture to activate movements of resistance, on the streets and in verse.
Summary Book Review The Atomic Bomb and American Society by Rosemary B. Mariner:
Download or read book The Atomic Bomb and American Society written by Rosemary B. Mariner and published by Univ. of Tennessee Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 482 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on the latest research on the atomic bomb and its history, the contributors to this provocative collection of eighteen essays set out to answer two key questions: First, how did the atomic bomb, a product of unprecedented technological innovation, rapid industrial-scale manufacturing, and unparalleled military deployment shape U.S. foreign policy, the communities of workers who produced it, and society as a whole? And second, how has American society's perception that the the bomb is a means of military deterrence in the Cold War era evolve under the influence of mass media, scientists, public intellectuals, and even the entertainment industry? In answering these questions, The Atomic Bomb and American Society sheds light on the collaboration of science and the military in creating the bomb; the role of women working at Los Alamos; the transformation of nuclear physicists into public intellectuals as the reality of the bomb came into widespread consciousness; the revolutionary change in military strategy following the invention of the bomb and the development of Cold War ideology; the image of the bomb that was conveyed in the popular media; and the connection of the bomb to the commemoration of World War II. As it illuminates the cultural, social, political, environmental, and historical effects of the creation of the atomic bomb, this volume contributes to our understanding of how democratic institutions can coexist with a technology that affects everyone, even if only a few are empowered to manage it. Rosemary B. Mariner is formerly Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair and Professor of Military Studies for the National War College. She is currently a lecturer in history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. G. Kurt Piehler is associate professor of history and former director of the Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, which hosted the conference that formed the basis of this volume. He is the author of Remembering War the American Way and World War II in the American Soldiers' Lives Series as well as the coeditor, with John Whiteclay Chambers II, of Major Problems in American Military History.
Summary Book Review Archaeological Displays and the Public by Paulette M McManus:
Download or read book Archaeological Displays and the Public written by Paulette M McManus and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-06-16 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume is a set of a dozen case studies of innovative programs designed to attract the public to both archaeological sites and exhibits of archaeological artifacts. Papers deal with general issues of interpretation and presentation and cover British, Australian, European, and American settings.
Summary Book Review Management and Participation in the Public Sphere by Merviö, Mika Markus:
Download or read book Management and Participation in the Public Sphere written by Merviö, Mika Markus and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2015-04-30 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Public policy has a dynamic effect on multiple facets of modern society. Methods for managing and engaging the public sphere continue to change conceptually across the globe, impacting the ways that governments and citizens interact both within and across borders. Management and Participation in the Public Sphere is a definitive reference source for the latest scholarly research on the interplay of public affairs and the domestic realm, providing innovative methods on managing public policy across various nations, cultures, and governments. Featuring expansive coverage on a multitude of relevant topics in civic involvement, information technology, and modes of government, this publication is a pivotal reference source for researchers, students, and professionals seeking current developments in novel approaches to public policy studies. This publication features timely, research-based chapters on the critical issues of public policy including, but not limited to, archival paradigms, Internet censorship, media control, civic engagement, virtual public spaces, online activism, higher education, and public-private partnerships.
Summary Book Review Dun and Bradstreet/Gale Industry Reference Handbooks by Gale Group:
Download or read book Dun and Bradstreet/Gale Industry Reference Handbooks written by Gale Group and published by Gale Research International, Limited. This book was released on 1999 with total page 1018 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This handbook brings together data on the entertainment industry in a detailed almanac to provide a quick reference source to the industry.
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Summary Book Review The Thrift Institution Crisis and Its Potential Impact on the Federal Budget by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Budget:
Download or read book The Thrift Institution Crisis and Its Potential Impact on the Federal Budget written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Budget and published by . This book was released on 1989 with total page 423 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Digital Learning in Motion by David Kergel:
Download or read book Digital Learning in Motion written by David Kergel and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-11-06 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Digital Learning in Motion provides a theoretical analysis of learning and related learning media in society. The book explores how changing media affects learning environments, which changes the learning itself, showing that learning is always in motion. This book expounds upon the concept of learning, reconstructing how learning unfolds and analyzing the discourse around pedagogy and Bildung in the age of new digital media. It further discusses in detail the threefold relationship between learning and motion, considering how learning is based on motion, generated by new experiences and changes with the environment and through its own mediatization. The book presents a normative model that outlines how learning can be structured on the basis of society’s values and self-understanding discourses in the digital age. This book will be of great interest for academics, postgraduate students, and researchers in the fields of digital learning and inclusion, education research, educational theory, communication and cultural studies.
Summary Book Review Radio, Morality, & Culture by Fortner, Robert S.:
Download or read book Radio, Morality, & Culture written by Fortner, Robert S. and published by SIU Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Dialogues Between Artistic Research and Science and Technology Studies by Henk Borgdorff:
Download or read book Dialogues Between Artistic Research and Science and Technology Studies written by Henk Borgdorff and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-11-18 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited volume maps dialogues between science and technology studies research on the arts and the emerging field of artistic research. The main themes in the book are an advanced understanding of discursivity and reasoning in arts-based research, the methodological relevance of material practices and things, and innovative ways of connecting, staging, and publishing research in art and academia. This book touches on topics including studies of artistic practices; reflexive practitioners at the boundaries between the arts, science, and technology; non-propositional forms of reasoning; unconventional (arts-based) research methods and enhanced modes of presentation and publication.
Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies by Martin Abraham:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies written by Martin Abraham and published by Elsevier. This book was released on 2017-07-04 with total page 2262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies provides an authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development. Sustainable technology includes the scientific understanding, development and application of a wide range of technologies and processes and their environmental implications. Systems and lifecycle analyses of energy systems, environmental management, agriculture, manufacturing and digital technologies provide a comprehensive method for understanding the full sustainability of processes. In addition, the development of clean processes through green chemistry and engineering techniques are also described. The book is the first multi-volume reference work to employ both Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approaches to assessing the wide range of technologies available and their impact upon the world. Both approaches are long established and widely recognized, playing a key role in the organizing principles of this valuable work. Provides readers with a one-stop guide to the most current research in the field Presents a grounding of the fundamentals of the field of sustainable technologies Written by international leaders in the field, offering comprehensive coverage of the field and a consistent, high-quality scientific standard Includes the Life Cycle Analysis and Triple Bottom Line approaches to help users understand and assess sustainable technologies
Summary Book Review Unmasking Administrative Evil by Danny L. Balfour:
Download or read book Unmasking Administrative Evil written by Danny L. Balfour and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-12-18 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The modern age with its emphasis on technical rationality has enabled a new and dangerous form of evil--administrative evil. Unmasking Administrative Evil discusses the overlooked relationship between evil and public affairs, as well as other fields and professions in public life. The authors argue that the tendency toward administrative evil, as manifested in acts of dehumanization and genocide, is deeply woven into the identity of public affairs. The common characteristic of administrative evil is that ordinary people within their normal professional and administrative roles can engage in acts of evil without being aware that they are doing anything wrong. Under conditions of moral inversion, people may even view their evil activity as good. In the face of what is now a clear and present danger in the United States, this book seeks to lay the groundwork for a more ethical and democratic public life; one that recognizes its potential for evil, and thereby creates greater possibilities for avoiding the hidden pathways that lead to state-sponsored dehumanization and destruction. What's new in the Fourth Edition of Unmasking Administrative Evil: UAE is updated and revised with new scholarship on administrative ethics, evil, and contemporary politics. The authors include new cases on the dangers of market-based governance, contracting out, and deregulation. There is an enhanced focus on the potential for administrative evil in the private sector. The authors have written a new Afterword on administrative approaches to the aftermath of evil, with the potential for expiation, healing, and reparations.
Summary Book Review The International Encyclopedia of Political Communication, 3 Volume Set by Gianpietro Mazzoleni:
Download or read book The International Encyclopedia of Political Communication, 3 Volume Set written by Gianpietro Mazzoleni and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-12-14 with total page 1803 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The International Encyclopedia of Political Communication is the definitive single-source reference work on the subject, with state-of-the-art and in-depth scholarly reflection on the key issues within political communication from leading international experts. It is available both online and in print. Explores pertinent/salient topics within political science, sociology, psychology, communication and many other disciplines Theory, empirical research and academic as well as professional debate are widely covered in this truly international and comparative work Provides clear definitions and explanations which are both cross-national and cross-disciplinary by nature Offers an unprecedented level of authority, accuracy and balance, with contributions from leading international experts in their associated fields Part of The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication series, published in conjunction with the International Communication Association. Online version available at Wiley Online Library Named Outstanding Academic Title of 2016 by Choice Magazine, a publication of the American Library Association
Summary Book Review The Feminine Political Novel in Victorian England by Barbara Leah Harman:
Download or read book The Feminine Political Novel in Victorian England written by Barbara Leah Harman and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, Barbara Leah Harman convincingly establishes a new category in Victorian fiction: the feminine political novel. By studying Victorian female protagonists who participate in the public universe conventionally occupied by men - the world of mills and city streets, of political activism and labor strikes, of public speaking and parliamentary debates - she is able to reassess the public realm as the site of noble and meaningful action for women in Victorian England. Harman examines at length Bronte's Shirley, Gaskell's North and South, Meredith's Diana of the Crossways, Gissing's In the Year of Jubilee, and Elizabeth Robins's The Convert, reading these novels in relation to each other and to developments in the emerging British women's movement. She argues that these texts constitute a countertradition in Victorian fiction: neither domestic fiction nor fiction about the public "fallen" woman, these novels reveal how nineteenth-century English writers began to think about female transgression into the political sphere and about the intriguing meanings of women's public appearances.
Summary Book Review Environmental Management in a Transition to Market Economy by Carlo Carraro:
Download or read book Environmental Management in a Transition to Market Economy written by Carlo Carraro and published by Editions TECHNIP. This book was released on 1994 with total page 478 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The proceedings of an International Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland, January 1993, providing a comprehensive overview of environmental issues in Central European countries, and a look at possible problem-solving approaches with comparative studies based on some current Western practices. The volume is organized in three parts: environmental management--principles and experiences; challenges to Central European countries (Poland/Czechy and Slovaky//Hungary/Romania/ex-USSR/ex-East Germany); and systems analysis and techno-economic modeling. No index. Note: the $120 price is estimated; the publisher's price is 590 francs. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR