Civil Disobedience And Other Essays

Author : Henry David Thoreau
ISBN : 9780486110110
Genre : Literary Collections
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Representative sampling of Thoreau's most frequently read and cited essays: "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" (1849), "Life without Principle" (1863), "Slavery in Massachusetts" (1854), "A Plea for Captain John Brown" (1869) and "Walking" (1862).
Category: Literary Collections

Ber Die Pflicht Zum Ungehorsam Gegen Den Staat

Author : Henry David Thoreau
ISBN : 9783843081313
Genre : Political Science
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Henry David Thoreau: Über die Pflicht zum Ungehorsam gegen den Staat Originaltitel: »The Resistance to Civil Government«. In der ersten Werkausgabe wurde daraus »Civil Disobedience« und später »On the Duty of Civil Disobedience«. Diese Übersetzung von David Adner steht unter einer Creative Commons Namensnennung Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 3.0 Deutschland Lizenz. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Benjamin D. Maxham, Daguerreotype of Henry David Thoreau, 1856. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 12 pt.
Category: Political Science

Essays On Civil Disobedience

Author : Bob Blaisdell
ISBN : 9780486793818
Genre : History
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Inexpensive but substantial anthology begins with Thoreau's 19th-century essay and concludes in the present day. Contributors include Tolstoy, Bertrand Russell, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dalai Lama, Aung San Suu Kyi, others.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of Social Deviance

Author : Craig J. Forsyth
ISBN : 9781483364698
Genre : Social Science
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Social deviance does not involve just criminal behavior—it’s any behavior that violates a cultural norm, and that can involve something as minor as consistently and deliberately wearing lively mismatched socks. Moreover, whether a crime, a sin, or simply unique taste, what’s considered deviant at one time and place can change, as when extensive tattooing and "body art" evolved from a sideshow carnival spectacle to a nearly universal rite of passage within U.S. culture. Drawing contributions from across the social and behavioral sciences, including sociology, anthropology, criminology, politics, psychology, and religion, the Encyclopedia of Social Deviance introduces students to this lively field of rule-making and rebellion that strikes at the core of what it means to be an individual living in a social world. Key Features: More than 300 articles are organized A-to-Z in two volumes available in both electronic and print formats. Articles, authored by key figures in the field, conclude with cross-reference links and further readings. Although organized A-to-Z, a thematic “Reader’s Guide” groups related articles by broad areas (e.g., Concepts; Theories; Research Methodologies; Individual Deviance; Organizational Deviance; etc.) as one handy search feature on the e-Reference platform, which also includes a comprehensive index of search terms.
Category: Social Science

Marguerite Yourcenar And The Usa

Author : Bérengère Deprez
ISBN : 9052015635
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Although Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-1987) lived in the US for almost fifty years and became an American citizen in 1947, few people understand the influence her experiences in the United States had on her work. Bioographers, critics and scholars have wrongly imagined she was untouched by her life in America-that she was untouched by her life in America-that she remained French to the core, linguistically isolated, culturally "pure", that she never took an interest in the country where she lived for half her life. Drawing on Yourcenar's fiction and non-fiction works as well as on her voluminous archives at Harvard's Houghton Library, this innovative analysis sheds new light on Yourcenar's American inspirations and influences. A previouslly unreleased interview of Marguerite Yourcenar by the American jouranalist T. D. Allman, a letter from Marguerite Yourcenar Written in English, an amazing photograph from Life magazine, and entries from her companion Grace Frick's diaries are among the documents, mostly previously unpublished, which bring to life the American side of Yourcenar's literature. This study also reveals that Marguerite Yourcenar, far from being limited to French, had an outstanding mastery of the English language. It shows how, thanks to her understanding of America and its language, she became an authentic heir to a long and vivid American tradition. This is a very welcome contribution to the debate on the real effect of the United States on Yourcenar'slife and thought, a good read on a fascinating subject which critics have often treated dimissively. Future scholarship will be obliged to weigh Berengere Deprez's arguments and evidence seriously, and thank her for her clearheaded thoroughness. Prof. Brian Gill, University of Calgary, Canada The Yourcenar collection aims to provide its readership with up to date information about current research in the area. Of interest both to specialists and to the general reader, its publications include monographs, volumes of essays, conference proceedings and studies based on doctoral research. The collection encourages interdisciplinary approaches and publishes work in French and in English. The editors of the collection are Dr. Francesed Counihan (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) and Dr Berengere Deptes (University Catholipa de Louvain).
Category: Literary Criticism

Philosophy In 50 Milestone Moments

Author : Dan Smith
ISBN : 9780857627612
Genre : Philosophy
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This is not an average text book--it is a lively, accessible, and thought-provoking introduction to philosophy, its history, and its practitioners. Philosophy in 50 Milestone Moments is a comprehensive guide to philosophy from around the world and through the ages. It makes a great work reference, and is a stimulating read as you enjoy concise and straightforward explanations of specific terms and concepts. What makes the book unique, however, is that it is based around a timeline of landmark events. By using a chronological approach, the reader is gently guided from one subject to another while tracking the historical evolution of the discipline. If philosophy is all Greek to you, then this book will make you think again.
Category: Philosophy

Susan Glaspell S Poetics And Politics Of Rebellion

Author : Emeline Jouve
ISBN : 9781609385088
Genre : Performing Arts
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Analyzing plays from the early Trifles (1916) through Springs Eternal (1943) and the undated, incomplete Wings, author Emeline Jouve illustrates the way that Susan Glaspell s dramas addressed issues of sexism, the impact of World War I on American values, and the relationship between individuals and their communities, among other concerns. Jouve argues that Glaspell turns the playhouse into a courthouse, putting the hypocrisy of American democracy on trial.A must for students of Glaspell and her contemporaries, as well as scholars of American theatre and literature of the first half of the twentieth century. "
Category: Performing Arts

Bartleby Der Schreiber

Author : Herman Melville
ISBN : 9783406624216
Genre : Fiction
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«Ich möchte lieber nicht.» Als Schreiber in einer New Yorker Kanzlei ist Bartleby eigentlich der ideale Angestellte: hingebungsvoll fleißig, rechtschaffen und still. Doch leise und sanftmütig spricht er auch, immer wieder, den einen Satz, der seinen Vorgesetzten in die Verzweiflung treibt. Bartleby möchte lieber keine Abschriften prüfen. Er möchte lieber keine Botengänge übernehmen. Schließlich möchte er überhaupt nicht mehr schreiben. Er möchte aber auch die Kanzlei nicht verlassen – und bleibt, gegen jeden Zuspruch, jede Drohung und jede Hilfe resistent. Er erklärt sich nicht und überlässt seine Umgebung ihrer Ratlosigkeit und Verzweiflung, bis zum bitteren Ende. Herman Melvilles Erzählung ist ein Schlüsseltext der modernen Weltliteratur, der hier in der eleganten Übersetzung von Karlernst Ziem und mit einem Nachwort von Wilhelm Genazino vorliegt.
Category: Fiction

Walden Or Life In The Woods

Author : Henry David Thoreau
ISBN : 9780486132532
Genre : Literary Collections
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Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual freedom, on society, government, and other topics.
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Liberal

Author : Madison Young Democratic Club (Madison, Wis.)
ISBN : STANFORD:36105113330695
Genre : Germany
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Category: Germany