Cultures Of Anyone

Author : Luis Moreno-Caballud
ISBN : 9781781382035
Genre : History
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Cultures of Anyone studies the emergence of collaborative and non-hierarchical cultures in the context of the Spanish economic crisis of 2008. It explains how peer-to-peer social networks that have arisen online and through social movements such as the Indignados have challenged a longstanding cultural tradition of intellectual elitism and capitalist technocracy in Spain. From the establishment of a technocratic and consumerist culture during the second part of the Franco dictatorship to the transition to neoliberalism that accompanied the 'transition to democracy', intellectuals and 'experts' have legitimized contemporary Spanish history as a series of unavoidable steps in a process of 'modernization'. But when unemployment skyrocketed and a growing number of people began to feel that the consequences of this Spanish 'modernization' had increasingly led to precariousness, this paradigm collapsed. In the wake of Spain's financial meltdown of 2008, new 'cultures of anyone' have emerged around the idea that the people affected by or involved in a situation should be the ones to participate in changing it. Growing through grassroots social movements, digital networks, and spaces traditionally reserved for 'high culture' and institutional politics, these cultures promote processes of empowerment and collaborative learning that allow the development of the abilities and knowledge base of 'anyone', regardless of their economic status or institutional affiliations.
Category: History

Surveilling And Securing The Olympics

Author : Vida Bajc
ISBN : 9781137290694
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 72.44 MB
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This book analyses the relationship between the Olympic Games, with its ethos of openness and collectivism, and the security concerns and surveillance technologies that are becoming increasingly prevalent in the organisation of public events.
Category: Social Science


Author : Marcia Amidon Lusted
ISBN : 9781614808800
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 22.27 MB
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Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in Spain, land of the Alhambra Palace, flamenco music, the Pyrenees Mountains, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces SpainÍs history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title. Countries of the World is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Cultural Politics In The Age Of Austerity

Author : David Berry
ISBN : 9781317156284
Genre : Social Science
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In 2008 another economic crisis emerged in the long history of capitalism which created a period of ‘austerity economics’ across many nations. Cultural Politics in the Age of Austerity examines how austerity has impacted upon cultural politics in relation to understanding how established power is both maintained and challenged. The book begins by detailing the meaning of cultural politics before exploring themes such as media discourse, austerity narratives, class, cultural hegemony/government policymaking, social movements and the European Union, and left responses to austerity. It also includes chapters tracing cultural politics in Spain, with a focus on anti-austerity movements and the relationship between austerity and Spanish football. Cultural Politics in the Age of Austerity assesses the impact of a range of cultural/political forms concerning the dynamics of society and relations of power during times of crisis. As such, it will appeal to scholars of culture, media, politics, philosophy, sociology and social psychology.
Category: Social Science

The People S Referendum

Author : Peter Geoghegan
ISBN : 9781910324479
Genre : Political Science
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This book is about how the independence referendum changed not just Scottish politics but the nation’s people, its sense of itself and its future. This is the story of the campaign and its aftermath, not as recorded by pollsters and politicians, but as it was experienced by some of the five million ordinary – and extraordinary – people involved on both sides of the debate. Their stories also speak to what comes next for Scotland. 19 September 2014. The ballots are in, the votes counted. Scotland has chosen to remain part of the United Kingdom. The result is black and white, but the journey to it is anything but monochrome. For months Scots discussed their futures, in town halls and living rooms across the land. The debate gripped the nation like no other in Scottish history. Taking the scenic route we travel from ‘the Debatable Lands’ of the Scottish Borders to the Western Isles; meet ageing Communists rallying behind the independence cause in post-industrial Fife and loyal Orangemen backing the union; and soak up the ambience with secessionists across Europe trying desperately to follow Scotland’s lead. Full of character, and characters, this lively, in-depth book provides a unique perspective on a referendum that will reshape Scotland for years to come. A unique and challenging perspective on the year that changed Scotland. LIBBY BROOKS A generous, original and distinctive take on Scottish national life. JAMIE MAXWELL Peter Geoghegan has succinctly and astutely identified the heart of the matter. WILL STORRAR
Category: Political Science

1080 Rezepte

Author : Simone Ortega
ISBN : 0714899755
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 81.45 MB
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Category: Cooking

Eine Kurze Geschichte Der Menschheit

Author : Yuval Noah Harari
ISBN : 9783641104986
Genre : History
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
Category: History

Mein Katalonien

Author : George Orwell
ISBN : 3257202148
Genre : Catalonia (Spain)
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Category: Catalonia (Spain)