The Politics of Everyday Life

Making Choices, Changing Lives

Author: Paul Ginsborg,Professor Paul Ginsborg

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300107487

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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"Ginsborg is never judgemental, though he is devastatingly thorough and occasionally mischievously witty." Times Literary Supplement

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption

Author: Frank Trentmann

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199561214

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 695

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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption offers a timely overview of how our understanding of consumption in history has changed in the last generation.

Generation, Discourse, and Social Change

Author: Karen R. Foster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136662375

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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Just what is a generation? And why, if at all, does it matter? This book asks what generation means to ordinary people, arguing that generation is real and it matters, but not in the ways that we think. Generations are not groups of people who can be categorized and attributed with static, immutable and universal characteristics, nor are they reducible to cohorts, as is the tendency in much social research. Rather, the book reveals generation to be a social phenomenon and a mechanism of social change - as a constellation of ideas and discourses that explains what happens when ideas and ideals collide, and why some discourses flourish and take hold at particular times.

Everyday Life in Fascist Venice, 1929-40

Author: K. Ferris

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137265086

Category: History

Page: 257

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This book explores the day-to-day 'lived experience' of fascism in Venice during the 1930s, charting the attempts of the fascist regime to infiltrate and reshape Venetians' everyday lives and their responses to the intrusions of the fascist state.

The Golden Chain

Family, Civil Society and the State

Author: Jürgen Nautz,Paul Ginsborg,Ton Nijhuis

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857454714

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

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The family can be viewed as one of the links in a "golden chain" connecting individuals, the private sphere, civil society, and the democratic state; as potentially an important source of energy for social activity; and as the primary institution that socializes and diffuses the values and norms that are of fundamental importance for civil society. Yet much of the literature on civil society pays very little attention to the complex relations between civil society and the family. These two spheres constitute a central element in democratic development and culture and form a counterweight to some of the most distressing aspects of modernity, such as the excessive privatization of home life and the unceasing work-and-spend routines. This volume offers historical perspectives on the role of families and their members in the processes of a liberal and democratic civil society, the question of boundaries and intersections of the private and public domains, and the interventions of state institutions.

Critical Perspectives in Rural Development Studies

Author: Saturnino M. Borras Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317988558

Category: Science

Page: 266

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Agrarian transformations within and across countries have been significantly and dynamically altered during the past few decades compared to previous eras, provoking a variety of reactions from rural poor communities worldwide. The recent convergence of various crises – financial, food, energy and environmental – has put the nexus between ‘rural development’ and ‘development in general’ back onto the center stage of theoretical, policy and political agendas in the world today. Confronting these issues will require (re)engaging with critical theories, taking politics seriously, and utilizing rigorous and appropriate research methodologies. These are the common messages and implications of the various contributions to this collection in the context of a scholarship that is critical in two senses: questioning prescriptions from mainstream perspectives and interrogating popular conventions in radical thinking. This book focuses on key perspectives, frameworks and methodologies in agrarian change and peasant studies. The contributors are leading scholars in the field of rural development studies: Henry Bernstein, Terence J. Byres, Saturnino M. Borras Jr, Marc Edelman, Cristóbal Kay, Benedict Kerkvliet, Philip McMichael, Shahra Razavi, Ian Scoones and Teodor Shanin. This book was previously published as a special issue of the Journal of Peasant Studies.

Non-Representational Theory

Space, Politics, Affect

Author: Nigel Thrift

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134162723

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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This astonishing book presents a distinctive approach to the politics of everyday life. Ranging across a variety of spaces in which politics and the political unfold, it questions what is meant by perception, representation and practice, with the aim of valuing the fugitive practices that exist on the margins of the known. It revolves around three key functions. It: introduces the rather dispersed discussion of non-representational theory to a wider audience provides the basis for an experimental rather than a representational approach to the social sciences and humanities begins the task of constructing a different kind of political genre. A groundbreaking and comprehensive introduction to this key topic, Thrift’s outstanding work brings together further writings from a body of work that has come to be known as non-representational theory. This noteworthy book makes a significant contribution to the literature in this area and is essential reading for researchers and postgraduates in the fields of social theory, sociology, geography, anthropology and cultural studies.

Everyday Ethics and Social Change

The Education of Desire

Author: Anna Lisa Peterson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231148739

Category: Philosophy

Page: 201

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Americans increasingly cite moral values as a factor in how they vote, but when we define morality simply in terms of a voter's position on gay marriage and abortion, we lose sight of the ethical decisions that guide our everyday lives. In our encounters with friends, family members, nature, and nonhuman creatures, we practice a nonutilitarian morality that makes sacrifice a rational and reasonable choice. Recognizing these everyday ethics, Anna L. Peterson argues, helps us move past the seemingly irreconcilable conflicts of culture and refocus on issues that affect real social change. Peterson begins by divining a "second language" for personal and political values, a vocabulary derived from the loving and mutually beneficial relationships of daily life. Even if our interactions with others are fleeting and fragmentary, they provide a viable alternative to the contractual and atomistic attitudes of mainstream culture. Everyday ethics point toward a more just, humane, and sustainable society, and to acknowledge moments of grace in our daily encounters is to realize a different way of relating to people and nonhuman nature--an alternative ethic to cynicism and rank consumerism. In redefining the parameters of morality, Peterson enables us to make fundamental problems such as the distribution of wealth, the use of public land and natural resources, labor and employment policy, and the character of political institutions the preferred focus of debate and action.

William Morris and the art of everyday life

Author: Wendy Parkins

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 188

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William Morris Victorian socialist, designer, poet, artist and craftsman urged his contemporaries to "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful", foregrounding his belief in the importance of beautiful p

The spectre at the feast

capitalist crisis and the politics of recession

Author: Andrew Gamble

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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"For a long feast of prosperity in the western world, the crisis in the financial markets has conjured up an old spectre - the spectre of capitalist crisis, which many thought had been finally exorcised. On past experience, a full-blown capitalist crisis would bring with it the threat of slump, collapse, polarisation, conflict, and even war, spreading to all parts of the global economy - hence the great efforts being made to contain the present downturn. This important new book by a leading authority sets the financial crisis of 2007/8 in historical context and assesses its global consequences, how far it might go, and what is to be done." -- Publisher's description.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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Governance, Citizens and Consumers

Agency and Resistance in Contemporary Politics

Author: Mark Bevir,Frank Trentmann

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230517288

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This is the first book to bring together a focus on governance with that on cultures of consumption. It asks about the changing place of the consumer as citizen in recent trends in governance, about the tensions between competing ideas and practices of consumerism, and about the active role of consumers in the construction of governance. The book seeks to expand the debate about consumers and governance and to raise the possibility of new conceptions and policy agendas.

The Other Glass Ceiling

The Domestic Politics of Parenting

Author: Hannah Green,Sophia Parker

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781841801582

Category: Families

Page: 120

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"This report examines the everyday lives of the 'hard-working families' who have recently become so popular in political discourse. The report explores the ways in which parents combine a whole range of activities - including paid employment and unpaid care work - in order to maximise the life chances of their children." "Drawing on original ethnographic research and specially commissioned polling data, it outlines a new agenda for debate about family life and argues that it is in the public interest to strengthen the relationships between families, state and civil society. It also includes an illustrative typology which describes the different ways that modern families juggle the demands of employment and family life."--BOOK JACKET.

Innovation, Profit and the Common Good in Higher Education

The New Alchemy

Author: John Harpur

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

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Exploring the current commercialization and innovation policies in higher education, this book examines the the way in which higher education is being transformed to accommodate business methods.