From William Morris to Sergeant Pepper

studies in the radical domestic

Author: Peter Štanský

Publisher: Sposs


Category: History

Page: 352

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For almost 50 years, Peter Stansky has devoted himself to studying the English world, and this volume brings together into an outstanding collection his selected essays and reviews -- some not previously published -- on English society and culture from the late 19th century through the 1960s. There are six parts to the book: Biography as History; William Morris; Bloomsbury; The 1930s and After; George Orwell; The Other. The Jew; and Sergeant Pepper. Throughout, Stansky discusses the tension between the forces of change and the forces of tradition, focusing especially on the nature of change and the interplay between radicalism and domesticity.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Guide to Reprints

Author: Albert James Diaz

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co

ISBN: 9783598238840

Category: Out-of-print books

Page: N.A

View: 8725


Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow

Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

Author: David Goodway

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604866675

Category: Political Science

Page: 420

View: 4581

From William Morris to Oscar Wilde and George Orwell, left-libertarian thought has long been an important but neglected part of British cultural and political history. In this detailed study, David Goodway seeks to recover and revitalize that indigenous anarchist tradition. This book succeeds as both a cultural history of left-libertarian thought in Britain and an application of that history to current politics. The author argues that a recovered anarchist tradition could—and should—be a touchstone for contemporary political radicals. Moving seamlessly from Aldous Huxley and Colin Ward to the war in Iraq, this challenging volume will energize leftist movements throughout the world.

Who's who in America

Author: John William Leonard,Albert Nelson Marquis

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 4073

Vols. 28-30 accompanied by separately published parts with title: Indices and necrology.

Media and the American Mind

From Morse to McLuhan

Author: Daniel J. Czitrom

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807841075

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 6460

In a fascinating and comprehensive intellectual history of modern communication in America, Daniel Czitrom examines the continuing contradictions between the progressive possibilities that new communications technologies offer and their use as instruments

Journalism Today

A Themed History

Author: Jane L. Chapman,Nick Nuttall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144439536X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 9726

Journalism Today: A Themed History provides a cultural approach to journalism's history through the exploration of overarching concepts, as opposed to a typical chronological overview. Rich with illuminating stories and biographies of key figures, it sheds new light on the relationship between the press and society and how each has shaped the other. Thematic study of the history of journalism, examining the role of journalism in democracy, the influence of new technology, the challenge of balancing ethical values, and the role of the audience Charts the influence of the historical press for today’s news in print, broadcast, and new media Situates journalism in a rich cultural context with lively examples and case studies that bring the subject alive for contemporary readers Provides a comparative analysis of American, British, and international journalism Helpful feature boxes on important figures and case studies enhance student understanding of the development of journalism and news as we know it today, providing a convenient springboard for follow-up work.

The State

Author: Anthony De Jasay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780865971714

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

View: 5320

The State is a brilliant analysis of some of the fundamental issues of modern political thought from the perspective, not of individuals or subjects, but of the state itself. The author poses the query, "What would you do if you were the state?" The state usually is understood as an instrument, not a personality, and it is presumed to exist so that people can achieve their common ends. However, Jasay asks, what if we suppose the state to have a will and ends of its own? To answer these questions, the author traces the logical and historical progression of the state from a modest-sized protector of life and property through its development into an "agile seducer of democratic majorities, to the welfare-dispensing drudge that it is in many countries today ... Is the rational next step a totalitarian enhancement of its power?" The State presents what has been termed "a disturbingly logical 'agenda' for the state in pursuit of its 'self-fulfillment.'"--Inside jacket flap.

Old Books, New Technologies

The Representation, Conservation and Transformation of Books since 1700

Author: David McKitterick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107355613

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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As we rely increasingly on digital resources, and libraries discard large parts of their older collections, what is our responsibility to preserve 'old books' for the future? David McKitterick's lively and wide-ranging study explores how old books have been represented and interpreted from the eighteenth century to the present day. Conservation of these texts has taken many forms, from early methods of counterfeiting, imitation and rebinding to modern practices of microfilming, digitisation and photography. Using a comprehensive range of examples, McKitterick reveals these practices and their effects to address wider questions surrounding the value of printed books, both in terms of their content and their status as historical objects. Creating a link between historical approaches and the emerging technologies of the future, this book furthers our understanding of old books and their significance in a world of emerging digital technology.

Self-Reliant Cities

Energy and the Transformation of Urban America

Author: David J. Morris

Publisher: Random House (NY)


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 1261

Traces the development of American cities, describes the impact of the energy crisis, and recommends technological, institutional, and financial changes

Communication in History

Technology, Culture, Society

Author: David Crowley,Paul Heyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317349393

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 7033

Updated in a new 6th edition, Communication in History reveals how media has been influential in both maintaining social order and as powerful agents of change. With revised new readings, this anthology continues to be, as one reviewer wrote, "the only book in the sea of History of Mass Communication books that introduces readers to a more expansive, intellectually enlivening study of the relationship between human history and communication history". From print to the Internet, this book encompasses a wide-range of topics, that introduces readers to a more expansive, intellectually enlivening study of the relationship between human history and communication history.