World History Book

World History


  • Author : Larry Krieger
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Civilization
  • Pages : 45
  • ISBN 10 : 0669405442

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Rethinking the Native Hawaiian Past Book

Rethinking the Native Hawaiian Past


  • Author : Kanalu G. Terry Young
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-02-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317776697

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Rethinking the Native Hawaiian Past Excerpt :

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Perspectives on American Book History Book

Perspectives on American Book History


  • Author : Scott E. Casper
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015054426898

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Perspectives on American Book History Excerpt :

CD-ROM contains: Digital image archive of books, magazines, manuscripts, technologies, and readers to accompany text.

Entangled Heritages Book

Entangled Heritages


  • Author : Olaf Kaltmeier
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317142805

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Relying on the concept of a shared history, this book argues that we can speak of a shared heritage that is common in terms of the basic grammar of heritage and articulated histories, but divided alongside the basic difference between colonizers and colonized. This problematic is also evident in contemporary uses of the past. The last decades were crucial to the emergence of new debates: subcultures, new identities, hidden voices and multicultural discourse as a kind of new hegemonic platform also involving concepts of heritage and/or memory. Thereby we can observe a proliferation of heritage agents, especially beyond the scope of the nation state. This volume gets beyond a container vision of heritage that seeks to construct a diachronical continuity in a given territory. Instead, authors point out the relational character of heritage focusing on transnational and translocal flows and interchanges of ideas, concepts, and practices, as well as on the creation of contact zones where the meaning of heritage is negotiated and contested. Exploring the relevance of the politics of heritage and the uses of memory in the consolidation of these nation states, as well as in the current disputes over resistances, hidden memories, undermined pasts, or the politics of nostalgia, this book seeks to seize the local/global dimensions around heritage.

Conceptualizing Iranian Anthropology Book

Conceptualizing Iranian Anthropology


  • Author : Shahnaz R. Nadjmabadi
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845457952

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During recent years, attempts have been made to move beyond the Eurocentric perspective that characterized the social sciences, especially anthropology, for over 150 years. A debate on the “anthropology of anthropology” was needed, one that would consider other forms of knowledge, modalities of writing, and political and intellectual practices. This volume undertakes that challenge: it is the result of discussions held at the first organized encounter between Iranian, American, and European anthropologists since the Iranian Revolution of 1979. It is considered an important first step in overcoming the dichotomy between “peripheral anthropologies” versus “central anthropologies.” The contributors examine, from a critical perspective, the historical, cultural, and political field in which anthropological research emerged in Iran at the beginning of the twentieth century and in which it continues to develop today.

Teaching and Learning the Difficult Past Book

Teaching and Learning the Difficult Past


  • Author : Magdalena H. Gross
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-12-07
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351616676

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Building upon the theoretical foundations for the teaching and learning of difficult histories in social studies classrooms, this edited collection offers diverse perspectives on school practices, curriculum development, and experiences of teaching about traumatic events. Considering the relationship between memory, history, and education, this volume advances the discussion of classroom-based practices for teaching and learning difficult histories and investigates the role that history education plays in creating and sustaining national and collective identities.

Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts Book

Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts


  • Author : Derryl N MacLean
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748656097

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Focuses on moments in world history when cosmopolitan ideas and actions pervaded specific Muslim societies and cultures, exploring the tensions between regional cultures, isolated enclaves and modern nation-states.

The Making of Finance Book

The Making of Finance


  • Author : Isabelle Chambost
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-09-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351016094

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Using a variety of theoretical frameworks drawn from the social sciences, the contributions in this edited collection offer a critical perspective on the dominant paradigms used in contemporary financial activities. Through a detailed study of the organisation and functioning of financial intermediaries and institutions, the contributors to this volume analyse ‘finance in the making’, by shedding light on the structuring of banking and financial systems, on their capacity to prescribe action and control, on their modes of regulation and, more generally, on the process of financialisation. Contributions presented in this volume have been written by authors working within the ‘social studies of finance’ tradition, a research programme that emerged twenty years ago, with the aim of addressing a diversity of financial fieldworks and related theoretical questions. This book, therefore, sheds light on different areas that are representative of contemporary financial realities. Specifically, it first studies the work of financial employees: traders, salespeople, investment managers, financial analysts, investment consultants, etc. but also provides an analysis of a range of financial instruments: financial schemes and contracts, financial derivatives, socially responsible investment funds, as well as market rules and regulations. Finally, it puts into perspective the organisations contributing to this financial reality: those developing and selling financial services (retail banks, brokerage houses, asset management firms, private equity firms, etc.), and also those contributing to the regulation of such activities (banking regulators, financial market authorities, credit rating agencies, the State, to name a few). Each text can be read without any specific knowledge of finance; the book is thus addressed to anyone willing to better understand the intricacies of contemporary financial realities.

Anthropocene Antarctica Book

Anthropocene Antarctica


  • Author : Elizabeth Leane
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-09-12
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429770753

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Anthropocene Antarctica offers new ways of thinking about the ‘Continent for Science and Peace’ in a time of planetary environmental change. In the Anthropocene, Antarctica has become central to the Earth’s future. Ice cores taken from its interior reveal the deep environmental history of the planet and warming ocean currents are ominously destabilising the glaciers around its edges, presaging sea-level rise in decades and centuries to come. At the same time, proliferating research stations and tourist numbers challenge stereotypes of the continent as the ‘last wilderness.’ The Anthropocene brings Antarctica nearer in thought, entangled with our everyday actions. If the Anthropocene signals the end of the idea of Nature as separate from humans, then the Antarctic, long considered the material embodiment of this idea, faces a radical reframing. Understanding the southern polar region in the twenty-first century requires contributions across the disciplinary spectrum. This collection paves the way for researchers in the Environmental Humanities, Law and Social Sciences to engage critically with the Antarctic, fostering a community of scholars who can act with natural scientists to address the globally significant environmental issues that face this vitally important part of the planet.

In the Past Lane Book

In the Past Lane


  • Author : Michael G. Kammen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195130911

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Michael Kammen is a major American historian, whose books have received the Bancroft and Parkman prizes. This book collects his essays on American culture, of which he is one of the major historians.

The History of the Family Book

The History of the Family


  • Author : James Casey
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 1991-01-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 0631146695

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The History of the Family concerns the changing interactions between family and social, political and religious structures over the last thousand years of European history. The family is usually described in terms of patterns of kinship, inheritance, and relations between sexes and generations. The author examines the contemporary use of these terms and their evolution from nineteenth-century anthropology and social thought. He then considers how these concepts apply to and reveal the nature of European and other societies.

Western Civilizations Book

Western Civilizations


  • Author : Joshua Cole
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2020-01-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN 10 : 0393419029

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Used by more than a million students since its original publication, Western Civilizations became the leading text for the course by combining historical scholarship with classroom innovation. Master scholars/teachers Joshua Cole and Carol Symes enhance coverage of the West in a global context with a new focus on migration and nationalism. Dynamic digital resources, including award-winning InQuizitive activities and new History Skills Tutorials for every chapter, guide students from basic understanding basics to analysis and interpretation.

Croatia  Past  Present and Future Perspectives Book

Croatia Past Present and Future Perspectives


  • Author : Matko Marusić
  • Publisher : Nova Science Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-09-24
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 453
  • ISBN 10 : 1536183008

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"Croatia is today popularly known as a beautiful country, with an excellent soccer team, but the rest of its long history is still not well known outside scholarly circles. It is less known for example that Croatia started as an ancient kingdom established in the 7th century. It lost its independence in the 11th century and had a troubled history until the first democratic elections in 1990 and independence in 1991. Since the Great Schism in the 11th century, Croatia has been the easternmost country of the Catholic West facing the Orthodox East. Attacked by the Ottoman Turks in the 15th century, it has been called ever since Antemurale Christianitatis (The Bulwark of Christianity). Croatia went through difficult times during the two World Wars and in the inter-war and the post-war periods until it won its independence and later gained membership to the European Union in 2013. This book reveals important information about its history, the struggles it endured to gain independence, the key problems of post-communist social and economic transition, and prospects for the future, summarized at the end as an analysis of its strengths and weaknesses, as well as its external threats and opportunities. The book is divided into two parts, "Croatian History Timeline" and "Past in Present and Future", because the Croatian past informs its present and future in a profound way. There are few sources in English that present so many until-now unknown aspects of this European country as does this book. It may be said that it is the first reliable and objective guide to give essential understanding of the Republic of Croatia published so far in the English language"--