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The Good German

Author : Joseph Kanon
ISBN : 0312421265
Genre : Fiction
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American journalist Jake Geismar returns to occupied Berlin to write about the Allied victory while searching for a love he left behind.

The Single Market Programme As A Stimulus To Change

Author : David Mayes
ISBN : 0521471567
Genre : Business & Economics
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An up to date analysis of the differences in the impact of the single European market on the UK and Germany.

Literature And The Public Good

Author : Rick Rylance
ISBN : 9780191511769
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought. It is sceptically challenged from within, for example, by the sometimes rival claims of cultural history, contextualized explanation, or media studies. It is shaken from without by even greater pressures: by economic exigency and the severe social attitudes that can follow from it; by technological change that may leave the traditional forms of serious human communication looking merely antiquated. For just these reasons this is the right time for renewal, to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary reading. Rick Rylance addresses the debate over the public value of literary studies in a book which starts from the widely-remarked predicament of the humanities in modern times. By comparison with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the humanities can be negatively characterised as at best optional extras; at worst, frivolous and wasteful. Funders and policy-makers can question their value in terms of utility, vocational prospects and intrinsic worth, while journalists and commentators predict extinction. So what is the justification for literature at the present time? Rylance argues that literature's value lies in its enormous public presence and its contribution to the public good. Far from being apologetic for our investment in literature, he argues for its value to all parts of our society from economic productivity to personal and social wellbeing. He examines discussion of literature's public role over time, taking in key moments of self-reflection such as Sir Philip Sidney's 'Defense of Poesy' (1581) and work by John Mill and Ruskin. He reviews current arguments about how culture creates value: from the idea of 'public goods' in economics to the value of reading for social consciousness in cognitive psychology. The book makes strong claims for the importance and urgency of reading literature today.

Bourdieu S Theory Of Social Fields

Author : Mathieu Hilgers
ISBN : 9781317678595
Genre : Social Science
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Bourdieu’s theory of social fields is one of his key contributions to social sciences and humanities. However, it has never been subjected to genuine critical examination. This book fills that gap and offers a clear and wide-ranging introduction to the theory. It includes a critical discussion of its methodology and relevance in different subject areas in the social sciences and humanities. Part I "theoretical investigations" offers a theoretical account of the theory, while also identifying some of its limitations and discussing several strategies to overcome them. Part II "Education, culture and organization" presents the theory at work and highlights its advantages and disadvantages. The focus in Part III devoted to "The State" is on the formation and evolution of the State and public policy in different contexts. The chapters show the usefulness of field theory in describing, explaining and understanding the functioning of the State at different stages in its historical trajectory including its recent redefinition with the advent of the neoliberal age. A last chapter outlines a postcolonial use of the theory of fields.

Era

Author : Lynn C. Hattendorf
ISBN : 0810385929
Genre : Universities and colleges
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Flying Magazine

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Careers In Communications And Entertainment

Author : Leonard Mogel
ISBN : 0982959605
Genre : Business & Economics
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American Bookseller

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00308528C
Genre : Booksellers and bookselling
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The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : UCSD:31822034958819
Genre : American literature
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The Best Of Flying

Author : Flying Magazine
ISBN : STANFORD:36105037065849
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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En samling af artikler gennem tiderne fra flytidsskriftet "Flying" giver her et godt indblik i flyvningens historie og udvikling fra perioden sidst i 1920'erne.

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