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Becoming Good Democrats and Wives

By Burkhard Fehr
  • ISBN Code: : 3643999003
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Pages : 179
  • Category : Social Science
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In this study, the analysis of the Parthenon frieze is based on the assumption that the pictorial narrative scenes of the Classical period were conceived with the intention of exemplifying comprehensive patterns of action which were related to ethical values and social status. In this way, it can be shown that - on the west, north, and south side of the frieze - the pictorial narration in several "chapters" demonstrates how the young male Athenians become qualified members of the citizenry, through a multi-stage process of civic education carried out by the democratic polis. The stages of female socialization are visualized on the east side, the goal being the status and responsibilities of a married woman who raises and educates her offspring in an Athenian oikos, as represented in the central scene of the east frieze. The messages of the other Parthenon sculptures, as well as of the colossal statue of Athena in the center of this sacred building, are closely related to this frame of reference. One could claim that the pictorial narrative of the Parthenon frieze is the first comprehensive discourse on democracy. (Series: Hephaistos. Kritische Zeitschrift zu Theorie und Praxis der Archaologie und angrenzender Gebiete)

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◆本書榮獲斐陶斐榮譽學會頒發的愛默生獎(美國歷史最悠久的學術團體) ◆2014年紐約時報百大好書 ◆2014年美國新聞網──野獸日報年度好書 雅典從來不模仿他人,只能成為他人的典範。 古希臘雅典,是西方文明的搖籃,發展出人類最早的民主制度。 其中奉祀雅典娜女神的帕德嫩神廟,更是西方世界民主、理性、藝術之象徵。 今人相信雅典人重視經驗過於信仰,是個人重於集體的首倡者。但事實為何? 本書將透過這座西方最具象徵性建築,看見古希臘雅典的另一種歷史面貌。 1960年代,一批出土木乃伊身上的古希臘劇作殘篇,跨越2500年,引導考古學家康奈莉推翻西方世界對帕德嫩的傳統理解。 她勇於挑戰傳統見解,解開困擾學者多年的浮雕意義,說出「帕德嫩」命名的理由,甚至找出雅典民主的另一種被忽略的意涵。她,真正以古人眼光找出雅典的核心價值。 「這本書精彩緊湊,充滿精緻學術及歷史想像,是這麼多年來唯一對這人類歷史最珍貴遺產提出嶄新且系統性的詮釋。本書將會是這方面古典學研究的新典範。」 ——翁嘉聲(成功大學歷史學系教授兼系主任) ◎翻譯名家梁永安先生精心翻譯之作,2017年隆重上市 ◎成大系主任翁嘉聲教授專文導讀 19世紀,有些人深信白色是古希臘所有雕塑的顏色,忽略雕塑有顏色殘留的可能,當時大英博物館甚至使用強酸和肥皂水來清洗這些來自帕德嫩神廟的大理石。他們隨意地洗刷掉浮雕的表層,宛如洗刷了神廟原始的樣貌。 一直以來,西方文明珍視的價值:理性、民主與人性,被認為生根於希臘雅典,在帕德嫩神廟開花結果。帕德嫩成為西方最偉大、最偶像型的建築,是古希臘文明重要遺產,也是今日尋訪希臘時必至的朝聖景點。不過,今人對於帕德嫩的理解就像是對雅典的認知一般,往往停留在民主理性的起源如此的印象。 西元前五世紀,被視為處於民主高峰的雅典,有三分之二的時間都在戰爭中度過,生活在失去親人與性命的恐懼裡,支持雅典人的那股核心價值,體現在帕德嫩神廟建築本身。對這些心懷「雅典人最棒」的雅典公民,帕德嫩成為維繫他們身分認同的關鍵。一如希臘各城邦的神廟建築,其兼具看版式的炫耀與教育功能,神廟等建築的存在正是不斷提醒希臘人過去的歷史,以及傳遞各城邦的精神。 但是今日對這座西方最具標竿性建築的解讀,往往帶有後人的價值觀投射。自文藝復興、啟蒙運動以來對人、理性的歌頌,帕德嫩成為西方民主的起源象徵。此後世界各國許多著名建築,也都一再複製帕德嫩神廟,例如紐約圖書館、華爾街的金融建築都是以「文明、理性」的形象來建造。今日我們只看見它是西方民主起源與人類理性之象徵,相信雅典人重視經驗理性多於信仰,相信他們認為個人比集體重要。卻不知帕德嫩歌詠的民主,是古人的標準,與今日的理解有所不同。 雅典,在古希臘與後世都是他人模仿崇拜的標準,自1970年代以來,希臘為當地古代建築的保存與修復成立專門小組,不僅重現雅典人的建造過程,更經由對此過程的理解,賦予今人全新目光去認識這些建築。而本書作者更透過佚失已久的歐里庇得斯劇作,輔以歷史、考古研究,還原帕德嫩的形象樣貌,生動地將希臘神話、雅典歷史與神廟建築比對討論,說出一則則充滿神性與人性的故事。由此,得以遠離數百多年來逐步建立的偏見,重新了解影響人類至深且鉅的一段文明歷史與民主的起源。 【各界好評推薦】 南方朔╱文化工作者 傅朝卿╱國立成功大學建築系名譽教授 劉必達╱東海大學歷史系退休教師 帕德嫩神廟是古希臘建築的經典之作,在紐約大學康奈莉教授的層層分析之下,呈現了神廟的宗教與歷史脈絡,同時也深刻地指出這一棟建築在後代文化中的地位。本書穿越古今多重時空,從驚人的文獻與考古發現建立新的理論,同時也濃縮了古希臘文明豐富的內涵。作者的文筆引人入勝,譯文優雅篤實,值得大力推薦。 ——許家琳╱牛津大學古希臘羅馬考古與藝術史博士,東海大學歷史系助理教授 看完《帕德嫩之謎》,我們對這座象徵著民主神廟的印象要徹底改觀。康奈莉成功地展現她的古典學功力,結合考古、人類學及藝術史等學科特色,以圖像、文本與禮儀證據,翻轉了我們的歷來偏見,原來我們總是以現代人的角度在看待古希臘時期的帕德嫩神廟。但事實是,十九世紀以來各種模仿帕德嫩而建的著名建物或人們對這建築的想像與圖騰化,都僅關注在政治與美學面向,而忽略最原本的宗教與神話色彩。現在,該是教科書大幅改寫這部分內容的時候了。 ——蔣竹山╱東華大學歷史學系副教授 常人認識帕德嫩神廟,往往從形式美學角度,關心其環境配置、造型比例與視覺修正的卓越性,但對其存在的道理乃至興衰的意義,則僅粗略地掌握,模糊而膚淺,甚至誤解。這本考古人類學者的專著,針對帕德嫩神廟的雕飾主題,廣徵博引歷史、政治、宗教、神話、傳說等面向的線索,做精闢的詮釋,甚至挑戰傳統論述,正可徹底填補前述缺憾。而優質的翻譯也引領中文讀者,進入堂奧。 ——邱博舜╱國立臺北藝術大學建築與文化資產研究所副教授、博士 【國際好評】 我們是一個愛說故事的物種,而人類的宇宙觀自遠古時代開始便受到故事的形塑。康奈莉的傑出研究顯示出一個神話可以披露的祕密多得不亞於一個考古遺址,也顯示出重新省思我們對古典時代的認識有助於理解我們自己的時代。 ——喬治.盧卡斯(《星際大戰》導演及《法櫃奇兵》劇本作者) 一九六O年之前出生的讀者也許會不情願甩掉有關帕德嫩神廟橫飾帶意義的舊「真理」,但這卻是一部供二十一世紀閱讀的書,其中滿是新發現與讓人耳目一新洞見。 ——沙里奧蒂斯(普林斯頓大學古代史暨古典學教授) 令人興奮的見解,偉大遺跡的歷史終於被解密,塵封了幾千年的故事呈現在讀者眼前,令人深陷其中。 ——《華爾街日報》 對希臘歷史和建築感興趣的讀者會發現《帕德嫩之謎》引人著迷……它就像一部加上嚴謹學術考證的丹.布朗小說。 ——《里奇蒙時代快報》 令人振奮並有創新性的一本書……對理解我們所尊敬的古人有非同尋常的意義……書中講述的內容非常罕見:呈現出偉大思想的全貌、講述了一個國家驚心動魄的歷史。 ——《紐約時報書評》 別出機杼四個字猶不足以形容……它是迄今對整個帕德嫩方案最有說服力的解釋。 ——斯皮維,見於《希臘羅馬研究》 博學而雄心勃勃……充分照顧到近幾十年的傑出理論研究。是時候改寫教科書的內容和博物館的說明文字。? ——《泰晤士報文學增刊》 其理論兼具吸引力和說服力,而且得到很多又深又廣的學術證據支持,包括考古學證據、視覺文化證據和文本證據。 ——斯托林斯,見於《旗幟周刊》 富於原創性、洞察性和說服性……是一部非常重要著作。透過思慮周全的研究和書寫……康奈莉開創出一片新天地。 ——《赫芬頓郵報》 這部開創性之作將永遠改變我們對西方文明最重要一座建築的觀念。透過敲開帕德嫩神廟的密碼,它讓古典世界暴露在嶄新的光線中,也讓我們在二十一世紀對帕德嫩神廟的遺緒獲得截然不同理解。 ——賴斯(普立茲獎得獎小說《黑伯爵》作者) 文體優雅,資訊豐富……投入和引人入勝……深思、有激發性,學術價值無可置疑。 ——波利特,見於《新準繩》 康奈莉的詮釋還傳達出一種正面訊息,讓人明白帕德嫩神廟對建築領域、政府結構和公民社會本質有過的影響。 ——《紐約郵報》 博學而典雅……有力論證了帕德嫩神廟原是一宗教性建築的意義,以及何以應該讓它流落世界各地的各部分重新合一。 ——卡根(耶魯大學古典學與歷史學榮退教授,《伯羅奔尼撒戰爭》作者) 燭隱發微……康奈莉勇敢而睿智地從零開始,重構帕德嫩神廟的意義……從它所浮現的畫圖讓我們更尖銳意識到,這座永恆的紀念碑對我們麻煩多多的世界可以有什麼意義。 ——納吉(哈佛大學古典希臘文學教授暨比較文學教授,希臘研究中心主任)? 出版社 貓頭鷹出版 (城邦)

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Die vorliegende Monographie bietet erstmals einen fundierten Überblick über die Götter- und Heroenkulte der westpeloponnesischen Landschaft Elis und des südlich angrenzenden Triphylien von der geometrischen Epoche bis zur mittleren römischen Kaiserzeit. Von den im panhellenischen Zeusheiligtum von Olympia angesiedelten Kulten, konnten wegen der großen Materialfülle nur diejenigen berücksichtigt werden, die auch in der Stadt Elis, die spätestens seit dem Synoikismos von 471/70 v. Chr. das urbane Zentrum der gleichnamigen Polis bildete, vertreten waren. Durch die systematische Auswertung aller verfügbaren archäologischen, epigraphischen, literarischen und numismatischen Zeugnisse entsteht ein umfassendes Bild der sakralen Topographie der genannten Landschaften. Besonderes Augenmerk gilt den vielfältigen kultischen Verbindungen zwischen der Stadt Elis und Olympia, dem bedeutendsten außerstädtischen Heiligtum auf dem Polisgebiet. Diese resultieren aus einer von der Eleern aktiv betriebenen Kultpolitik, die nicht auf Olympia beschränkt blieb, sondern auch auf das zumindest zeitweise von den Eleern beherrschte Triphylien ausgriff.

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Als scheinbar unverfänglicher terminus technicus ist der Begriff des Attributs in den Bildwissenschaften bisher theoretisch unterschätzt. Ziel dieses Buches ist es, grundsätzliche Problematiken in griechischen Bildern aufzuzeigen, welche sich am Attribut kristallisieren und mit denen die Bilder (und ihre modernen Interpreten) in immer neuen Strategien einen Umgang finden mussten: die Zeit(lichkeit)en im Bild und die Frage nach der Identität. Die Untersuchung ist nicht auf eine einzige Denkmälergattung beschränkt, sondern greift in gezielten, nahsichtigen Fallstudien auf unterschiedliche Bildmedien zu, mit einem Schwerpunkt auf der attischen Vasenmalerei und der Rund- und Bauplastik. Der Untersuchungszeitraum ist auf das 6. und 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr. fokussiert, mit einzelnen Rückbezügen auf frühgriechische und Ausblicken auf hellenstisch-römische Bilder. Auf Fragen des diachronen Wandels liegt ein besonderes Augenmerk. Bezogen auf ein im bildwissenschaftlichen Diskurs marginalisiertes Bildelement, wirft die Untersuchung grundlegende Fragen der Geschichte der Bilder und der Methode ihrer Interpretation auf, und wendet sich damit über die Klassische Archäologie hinaus auch an die Kunstgeschichte.

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Der Band führt in multidisziplinären Zugängen und Fallstudien von der Antike bis ins 20. Jahrhundert zwei Leitfelder der neueren historischen Forschung zusammen: das Eigengewicht visueller Medien und politische Kommunikation jenseits institutioneller Begriffsverengungen. Wenn man das »Politische« als gekennzeichnet durch das Streben nach kollektiver Geltung von Autoritätsressourcen versteht, rückt ein breites Spektrum bildlicher Verbindlichkeitsrhetorik über die klassische politische Ikonographie hinaus in den Fokus. Im Kern richtet sich das Augenmerk auf den Beitrag, den visuelle (Re-)Präsentationen zu solchen ordnungsstiftenden und handlungsermächtigenden Diskursen leisten. Inwieweit setz(t)en Akteure auf piktorale Plausibilisierungsstrategien, um ihre normativen Hegemonieansprüche zu legitimieren?

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By Elizabeth E. Prevost
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  • Book Code : 0191573345
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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a number of British women left home to follow a call to the African mission field. Women's involvement in Protestant foreign missions during this time grew out of organized efforts to professionalize women's social services, to promote white women's distinct ability to emancipate 'heathen' women, and to consolidate the religious framework of the British Empire. Motivated women could therefore pursue their vocation in a skilled, independent capacity, confident in the transformative power of the gospel and its institutional counterparts: the Christian home, school, and clinic. Yet women's missions did not transplant British paradigms easily onto African soil. Instead, missionary women encountered competing forms of culture and knowledge that caused them to approach evangelism as a series of negotiations and to rethink preconceived notions of race, gender, and religion. The outcome was a feminized, collaborative framework of Christianity which fostered new opportunities for solidarity and authority among British and African women. So powerful were these individual encounters that they decentred collective representations of empire, patriarchy, progress, and 'civilization.' Missionaries accordingly focused their attentions not only on the overseas mission field, but on the British state and church as sites of regeneration, emancipation, and reform, attempting to build a corporate body around women's Christian authority that would ameliorate the trauma of imperialism and war. Elizabeth Prevost looks at missionaries as the products as well as the agents of the globalization of Christianity, during a time of rapid change at the local, regional, and international level. Anglican women in Madagascar, Uganda, and the British metropole form the basis for this story. Using a rich and largely untapped base of archival and published sources, and encompassing a wide scope of geographical, social, political, and theological contexts, Prevost brings together the fine grain and the broad strokes of the global interconnections of Christianity and feminism.

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By Sara L. Kimble,Marion Röwekamp
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This book integrates women’s history and legal studies within the broader context of modern European history in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Sixteen contributions from fourteen countries explore the ways in which the law contributes to the social construction of gender. They analyze questions of family law and international law and highlight the politics of gender in the legal professions in a variety of historical, social and national settings, including Eastern, Southern, Western, Northern and Central Europe. Focusing on different legal cultures, they show us the similarities and differences in the ways the law has shaped the contours of women and men’s lives in powerful ways. They also show how women have used legal knowledge to struggle for their equal rights on the national and transnational level. The chapters address the interconnectedness of the history of feminism, legislative reforms, and women’s citizenship, and build a foundation for a comparative vision of women’s legal history in modern Europe.

Human Nature in Politics

By Graham Wallas
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  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Book Code : 9781412825696
  • Total of Pages : 313
  • Category : Political Science
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If he had been pressed, Macaulay would probably have admitted that there are cases in which human acts and impulses to act occur independently of any idea of an end to be gained by them. If I have a piece of grit in my eye and ask some one to take it out with the corner of his handkerchief, I generally close the eye as soon as the handkerchief comes near, and always feel a strong impulse to do so. Nobody supposes that I close my eye because, after due consideration, I think it my interest to do so.

The Moment of Lift

By Melinda Gates
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  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Book Code : 1250313562
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 424
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “In her book, Melinda tells the stories of the inspiring people she’s met through her work all over the world, digs into the data, and powerfully illustrates issues that need our attention—from child marriage to gender inequity in the workplace.” — President Barack Obama “The Moment of Lift is an urgent call to courage. It changed how I think about myself, my family, my work, and what’s possible in the world. Melinda weaves together vulnerable, brave storytelling and compelling data to make this one of those rare books that you carry in your heart and mind long after the last page.” — Brené Brown, Ph.D., author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Dare to Lead “Melinda Gates has spent many years working with women around the world. This book is an urgent manifesto for an equal society where women are valued and recognized in all spheres of life. Most of all, it is a call for unity, inclusion and connection. We need this message more than ever.” — Malala Yousafzai "Melinda Gates's book is a lesson in listening. A powerful, poignant, and ultimately humble call to arms." — Tara Westover, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Educated A debut from Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment. “How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings – and especially for women? Because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.” For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, you need to stop keeping women down. In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world. As she writes in the introduction, “That is why I had to write this book—to share the stories of people who have given focus and urgency to my life. I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up where we live.” Melinda’s unforgettable narrative is backed by startling data as she presents the issues that most need our attention—from child marriage to lack of access to contraceptives to gender inequity in the workplace. And, for the first time, she writes about her personal life and the road to equality in her own marriage. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world—and ourselves. Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, she introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another. When we lift others up, they lift us up, too.

Women in Medicine in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

By Sara L. Crosby
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319964631
  • Total of Pages : 257
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This book investigates how popular American literature and film transformed the poisonous woman from a misogynist figure used to exclude women and minorities from political power into a feminist hero used to justify the expansion of their public roles. Sara Crosby locates the origins of this metamorphosis in Uncle Tom’s Cabin where Harriet Beecher Stowe applied an alternative medical discourse to revise the poisonous Cassy into a doctor. The newly “medicalized” poisoner then served as a focal point for two competing narratives that envisioned the American nation as a multi-racial, egalitarian democracy or as a white and male supremacist ethno-state. Crosby tracks this battle from the heroic healers created by Stowe, Mary Webb, Oscar Micheaux, and Louisia May Alcott to the even more monstrous poisoners or “vampires” imagined by E. D. E. N. Southworth, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Theda Bara, Thomas Dixon, Jr., and D. W. Griffith.

A Tale of Two Parties

By Kenneth Janda
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000338827
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 638
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Since 1952, the social bases of the Democratic and Republican parties have undergone radical reshuffling. At the start of this period southern Blacks favored Lincoln’s Republican Party over suspect Democrats, and women favored Democrats more than Republicans. In 2020 these facts have been completely reversed. A Tale of Two Parties: Living Amongst Democrats and Republicans Since 1952 traces through this transformation by showing: How the United States society has changed over the last seven decades in terms of regional growth, income, urbanization, education, religion, ethnicity, and ideology; How differently the two parties have appealed to groups in these social cleavages; How groups in these social cleavages have become concentrated within the bases of the Democratic and Republican parties; How party identification becomes intertwined with social identity to generate polarization akin to that of rapid sports fans or primitive tribes. A Tale of Two Parties: Living Amongst Democrats and Republicans Since 1952 will have a wide and enthusiastic readership among political scientists and researchers of American politics, campaigns and elections, and voting and elections.

Popular Tyranny

By Kathryn A. Morgan
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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Book Code : 0292759401
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 468
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The nature of authority and rulership was a central concern in ancient Greece, where the figure of the king or tyrant and the sovereignty associated with him remained a powerful focus of political and philosophical debate even as Classical Athens developed the world's first democracy. This collection of essays examines the extraordinary role that the concept of tyranny played in the cultural and political imagination of Archaic and Classical Greece through the interdisciplinary perspectives provided by internationally known archaeologists, literary critics, and historians. The book ranges historically from the Bronze and early Iron Age to the political theorists and commentators of the middle of the fourth century B.C. and generically across tragedy, comedy, historiography, and philosophy. While offering individual and sometimes differing perspectives, the essays tackle several common themes: the construction of authority and of constitutional models, the importance of religion and ritual, the crucial role of wealth, and the autonomy of the individual. Moreover, the essays with an Athenian focus shed new light on the vexed question of whether it was possible for Athenians to think of themselves as tyrannical in any way. As a whole, the collection presents a nuanced survey of how competing ideologies and desires, operating through the complex associations of the image of tyranny, struggled for predominance in ancient cities and their citizens.

Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy

By Thomas Christiano,John Christman
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9781444310382
  • Total of Pages : 488
  • Category : Philosophy
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This collection of 24 essays, written by eminent philosophers and political theorists, brings together fresh debates on some of the most fundamental questions in contemporary political philosophy, including human rights, equality, constitutionalism, the value of democracy, identity and political neutrality. Presents fresh debates on six of the fundamental questions in contemporary political philosophy Each question is treated by a pair of opposing essays written by eminent scholars Lively debate format sharply defines the issues, invites the reader to participate in the exchange of arguments and paves the way for further discussion Will serve as an accessible introduction to the major topics in political philosophy, whilst also capturing the imagination of professional philosophers Offers the unique opportunity to observe leading philosophers engaging in head-to-head debate

Passport to Heaven (RLE Women and Religion)

By Kathleen S. Lowney
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317590317
  • Total of Pages : 242
  • Category : Religion
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This book focuses on the gender roles within the Unification Church, and on particularly the gender roles as expressed through the vows of marriage. It examines the more widely shared patriarchal assumptions about women in a circumscribed socio-religious environment, with the Church’s gender role system being investigated largely on the level of its theological explanations for gender roles. The Church’s ethos, its lived reality, is also examined, and for this many interviews have been conducted with the ‘blessed’, the married couples. First published in 1992.

Civil Democratic Islam

By Cheryl Benard,Andrew Riddile,Peter A. Wilson,Steven W. Popper
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  • Publisher : Rand Corporation
  • Book Code : 0833036203
  • Total of Pages : 88
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 790
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In the face of Islam's own internal struggles, it is not easy to see who we should support and how. This report provides detailed descriptions of subgroups, their stands on various issues, and what those stands may mean for the West. Since the outcomes can matter greatly to international community, that community might wish to influence them by providing support to appropriate actors. The author recommends a mixed approach of providing specific types of support to those who can influence the outcomes in desirable ways.

We Will Be Heard

By Jo Freeman
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Book Code : 146164688X
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 210
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In We Will Be Heard, noted political scientist Jo Freeman chronicles the struggles of women in the United States for political power. Fifteen case studies of women's struggles for political influence provide the historical context for today's political events. Starting with a general overview, the three sections of the book look at different ways in which women have broken barriers, practiced politics, and promoted public policy.


By Michelle Obama
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Book Code : 1524763152
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 448
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An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WATCH THE EMMY-NOMINATED NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

The Great Mistake

By Jonathan Lee
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  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Book Code : 1783786264
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 925
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The 'Father of Greater New York' is dead. Shot outside his Park Avenue mansion in the year of our Lord, 1903. In the hour of his death, will the truth of his life finally break free? Born to a struggling farming family in 1820, Andrew Haswell Green was a self-made man who reshaped Manhattan, built Central Park and turned New York into a modern metropolis. Now, at eighty-three, when he thought the world could hold no more surprises, he is murdered. As the detective assigned to the case traces his ghost across the city, other spectres appear: a wealthy courtesan; a broken-hearted man in a bowler hat; and an ambitious politician, Samuel, whose lifelong friendship was a source of joy and frustration. In a life of industry and restraint, where is the space for love? As restlessly inventive and absorbing as its protagonist, The Great Mistake is the story of a city, and a singular man, transformed by longing.

Dark Money

By Jane Mayer
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0385535600
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 455
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR Who are the immensely wealthy right-wing ideologues shaping the fate of America today? From the bestselling author of The Dark Side, an electrifying work of investigative journalism that uncovers the agenda of this powerful group. In her new preface, Jane Mayer discusses the results of the most recent election and Donald Trump's victory, and how, despite much discussion to the contrary, this was a huge victory for the billionaires who have been pouring money in the American political system. Why is America living in an age of profound and widening economic inequality? Why have even modest attempts to address climate change been defeated again and again? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? In a riveting and indelible feat of reporting, Jane Mayer illuminates the history of an elite cadre of plutocrats—headed by the Kochs, the Scaifes, the Olins, and the Bradleys—who have bankrolled a systematic plan to fundamentally alter the American political system. Mayer traces a byzantine trail of billions of dollars spent by the network, revealing a staggering conglomeration of think tanks, academic institutions, media groups, courthouses, and government allies that have fallen under their sphere of influence. Drawing from hundreds of exclusive interviews, as well as extensive scrutiny of public records, private papers, and court proceedings, Mayer provides vivid portraits of the secretive figures behind the new American oligarchy and a searing look at the carefully concealed agendas steering the nation. Dark Money is an essential book for anyone who cares about the future of American democracy. National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist LA Times Book Prize Finalist PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Finalist Shortlisted for the Lukas Prize

Partners in Conflict

By Heidi Tinsman
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  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Book Code : 0822383780
  • Total of Pages : 389
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 822
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Partners in Conflict examines the importance of sexuality and gender to rural labor and agrarian politics during the last days of Chile’s latifundia system of traditional landed estates and throughout the governments of Eduardo Frei and Salvador Allende. Heidi Tinsman analyzes differences between men’s and women’s participation in Chile’s Agrarian Reform movement and considers how conflicts over gender and sexuality shape the contours of working-class struggles and national politics. Tinsman restores women to a scholarly narrative that has been almost exclusively about men, recounting the centrality of women’s labor to the pre-Agrarian Reform world of the hacienda during the 1950s and recovering women’s critical roles in union struggles and land occupations during the Agrarian Reform itself. Providing a theoretical framework for understanding why the Agrarian Reform ultimately empowered men more than women, Tinsman argues that women were marginalized not because the Agrarian Reform ignored women but because, under both the Frei and Allende governments, it promoted the male-headed household as the cornerstone of a new society. Although this emphasis on gender cooperation stressed that men should have more respect for their wives and funneled unprecedented amounts of resources into women’s hands, the reform defined men as its protagonists and affirmed their authority over women. This is the first monographic social history of Chile’s Agrarian Reform in either English or Spanish, and the first historical work to make sexuality and gender central to the analysis of the reforms.

Madam President, Revised Edition

By Eleanor Clift,Tom Brazaitis
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136705171
  • Total of Pages : 366
  • Category : History
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Care Ethics, Democratic Citizenship and the State

By Petr Urban,Lizzie Ward
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 303041437X
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 439
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This book reflects on theoretical developments in the political theory of care and new applications of care ethics in different contexts. The chapters provide original and fresh perspectives on the seminal notions and topics of a politically formulated ethics of care. It covers concepts such as democratic citizenship, social and political participation, moral and political deliberation, solidarity and situated attentive knowledge. It engages with current debates on marketizing and privatizing care, and deals with issues of state care provision and democratic caring institutions. It speaks to the current political and societal challenges, including the crisis of Western democracy related to the rise of populism and identity politics worldwide. The book brings together perspectives of care theorists from three different continents and ten different countries and gives voice to their unique local insights from various socio-political and cultural contexts. Chapter 11 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via


By Anna North
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1635575435
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 435
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A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK * INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * BELLETRIST BOOK CLUB PICK * INDIE NEXT SELECTION * LIBRARY READS SELECTION * AMAZON EDITORS' CHOICE * WASHINGTON POST BEST OF THE YEAR The "terrifying, wise, tender, and thrilling" (R.O. Kwon) adventure story of a fugitive girl, a mysterious gang of robbers, and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West. In the year of our Lord 1894, I became an outlaw. The day of her wedding, 17 year old Ada's life looks good; she loves her husband, and she loves working as an apprentice to her mother, a respected midwife. But after a year of marriage and no pregnancy, in a town where barren women are routinely hanged as witches, her survival depends on leaving behind everything she knows. She joins up with the notorious Hole in the Wall Gang, a band of outlaws led by a preacher-turned-robber known to all as the Kid. Charismatic, grandiose, and mercurial, the Kid is determined to create a safe haven for outcast women. But to make this dream a reality, the Gang hatches a treacherous plan that may get them all killed. And Ada must decide whether she's willing to risk her life for the possibility of a new kind of future for them all. Featuring an irresistibly no-nonsense, courageous, and determined heroine, Outlawed dusts off the myth of the old West and reignites the glimmering promise of the frontier with an entirely new set of feminist stakes. Anna North has crafted a pulse-racing, page-turning saga about the search for hope in the wake of death, and for truth in a climate of small-mindedness and fear.

The Rise of the Public Authority

By Gail Radford
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 022603786X
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : History
  • Members : 277
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In the late nineteenth century, public officials throughout the United States began to experiment with new methods of managing their local economies and meeting the infrastructure needs of a newly urban, industrial nation. Stymied by legal and financial barriers, they created a new class of quasi-public agencies called public authorities. Today these entities operate at all levels of government, and range from tiny operations like the Springfield Parking Authority in Massachusetts, which runs thirteen parking lots and garages, to mammoth enterprises like the Tennessee Valley Authority, with nearly twelve billion dollars in revenues each year. In The Rise of the Public Authority, Gail Radford recounts the history of these inscrutable agencies, examining how and why they were established, the varied forms they have taken, and how these pervasive but elusive mechanisms have molded our economy and politics over the past hundred years.

The People's Machine

By Joe Mathews
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  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Book Code : 9781586485504
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : History
  • Members : 461
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California voters passed Proposition 13 in 1978. At the same time, a champion bodybuilder named Arnold Schwarzenegger was becoming a movie star. Over the past quarter century, the twin arts of direct democracy (through ballot initiatives designed to push the public to the polls on election day) and blockbuster moviemaking (through movies designed to push the public to the theaters on opening weekend) grew up together, at home in California. With the state's recall election in 2003, direct democracy and blockbuster movies officially merged. The result: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In The People's Machine, political reporter Joe Mathews, who covered Schwarzenegger's gubernatorial campaign for the Los Angeles Times and who has subsequently broken many front page stories about him, traces the roots of both movie and political populism, how Schwarzenegger used these twin forces to win election and, especially, how he has used them to govern. "Let the people decide," said Governor Schwarzenegger after his inauguration. The People's Machine, through remarkable access and whip-smart analysis -- there is news in this book -- reports on whether this system of governing proves blessing, curse, or mess, and on the remarkable Austrian bodybuilder, movie star, and political man with the nerve to carry it out.

Africa's Best and Worst Presidents

By Nkuzi Mhango
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  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Book Code : 9956764132
  • Total of Pages : 378
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 162
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Africas Best and Worst Presidents seeks to deconstruct the current superstructure that colonialism created and maintains. It chastises and challenges Africans, academics in the main, to revisit and write a true history of Africa. Written by Africans themselves, such rewritten histories should aim to counter the counterfeit narratives which have proliferated, poisoned and diminished African sense of self and self-confidence. The history centred on African perspectives and experiences should go a long way in our quest to truly unfetter Africa from dependency, desolations and mismanagement. This book calls upon all Africans to stand up fearlessly and tirelessly to take on decadent and despotic regimes that have always held Africa at ransom as they get lessons from the best managers of state affairs on whose feats they must expand. The option to critique, cross-examine and dissect past African presidents and their excesses is aimed at giving the young and frustrated generations of Africans the intellectual resources they need to arm themselves in resolve and pursuit of Africas emancipation.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

By Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135963150
  • Total of Pages : 2050
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 755
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Cass Timberlane - A Novel Of Husbands And Wives

By Sinclair Lewis
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1447485823
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 136
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This novel was written late in the career of Sinclair Lewis, it explores themes of love, marriage, heartache, trust and redemption in a small Minnesota town. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Democracy and Education

By John Dewey
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 363
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 222
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"Democracy and Education" by John Dewey. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

What American Women Did, 1789Ð1920

By Linda Miles Coppens
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476605513
  • Total of Pages : 271
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 892
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This reference book chronicles what American women did from the emergence of the republic through the end of World War I and the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. A broad spectrum of activities are depicted, showing their many accomplishments and how their activities affected the world around them. It was an era of great transition for all women. A who’s who of American women and some men (those who showed great support or, ironically, great opposition to women’s reform) are described one year at a time, beginning with 1789 and ending with 1920. Each year’s activities are organized into seven possible categories: domesticity, work, education, religion, the arts, the law and politics, and joining forces. The book is thoroughly indexed.

An American Marriage

By Michael Burlingame
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1643137352
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : History
  • Members : 925
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An enlightening narrative exploring an oft-overlooked aspect of the sixteenth president's life, An American Marriage reveals the tragic story of Abraham Lincoln’s marriage to Mary Todd. Abraham Lincoln was apparently one of those men who regarded “connubial bliss” as an untenable fantasy. During the Civil War, he pardoned a Union soldier who had deserted the army to return home to wed his sweetheart. As the president signed a document sparing the soldier's life, Lincoln said: “I want to punish the young man—probably in less than a year he will wish I had withheld the pardon.” Based on thirty years of research, An American Marriage describes and analyzes why Lincoln had good reason to regret his marriage to Mary Todd. This revealing narrative shows that, as First Lady, Mary Lincoln accepted bribes and kickbacks, sold permits and pardons, engaged in extortion, and peddled influence. The reader comes to learn that Lincoln wed Mary Todd because, in all likelihood, she seduced him and then insisted that he protect her honor. Perhaps surprisingly, the 5’2” Mrs. Lincoln often physically abused her 6’4” husband, as well as her children and servants; she humiliated her husband in public; she caused him, as president, to fear that she would disgrace him publicly. Unlike her husband, she was not profoundly opposed to slavery and hardly qualifies as the “ardent abolitionist” that some historians have portrayed. While she providid a useful stimulus to his ambition, she often “crushed his spirit,” as his law partner put it. In the end, Lincoln may not have had as successful a presidency as he did—where he showed a preternatural ability to deal with difficult people—if he had not had so much practice at home.