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The Shape Of The Past

Author : Gordon Graham
ISBN : 019289255X
Genre : Philosophy
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This pioneering work aims to bring the methods of analytical philosophy to the critical examination of questions about the development of the human race throughout history, covering the work of, among others, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche and Augustine.
Category: Philosophy

Time Maps

Author : Eviatar Zerubavel
ISBN : 9780226924908
Genre : Social Science
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The pioneering sociologist and author of The Seven Day Circle continues his analysis of time with this fascinating look at history as social construct. Who were the first people to inhabit North America? Does the West Bank belong to the Arabs or the Jews? Why are racists so obsessed with origins? Is a seventh cousin still a cousin? Why do some societies name their children after dead ancestors? As Eviatar Zerubavel demonstrates in Time Maps, we cannot answer burning questions such as these without a deeper understanding of how we envision the past. In a pioneering attempt to map the structure of collective memory, Zerubavel considers the cognitive patterns we use to organize the past and the social grammar of conflicting interpretations of history. Drawing on fascinating examples that range from Hiroshima to the Holocaust, and from ancient Egypt to the former Yugoslavia, Zerubavel shows how we construct historical origins; how we tie discontinuous events together into stories; how we link families and entire nations through genealogies; and how we separate distinct historical periods from one another through watersheds, such as the invention of fire or the fall of the Berlin Wall. "Time Maps extends beyond all of the old clichés about linear, circular, and spiral patterns of historical process and provides us with models of the actual legends used to map history…brilliant and elegant."-Hayden White, University of California, Santa Cruz
Category: Social Science

The Shape Of The Past

Author : John Warwick Montgomery
ISBN : 9781606084496
Genre : Religion
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Dr. Montgomery contends that no one can sit in a house by the side of the road and watch the world go by. Everyone is caught up in the flux of human life, and there is no naturalistic resting resting place within human history from which one can gain a universal, absolute perspective on man's life. Christianity is the only answer to this basic human predicament, for it claims, and by the resurrection backs up its claim, that there is a God and that He entered human history and revealed its essential nature.
Category: Religion

The Shape Of The Past

Author : Alexander Fenton
ISBN : IND:39000009212064
Genre : Ethnology
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Category: Ethnology

The Shape Of The Past

Author : Giorgio Buccellati
ISBN : UOM:39015001116774
Genre : Art
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Category: Art

The Shape Of Futures Past

Author : Chris Morgan
ISBN : IND:39000002002835
Genre : Forecasting
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Category: Forecasting

The Shape Of The Future

Author : Donald M. Snow
ISBN : 0765603721
Genre : Political Science
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Now in its millennial edition, this popular text outlines an emerging international system that is both distinguishable from the past and stable enough to prevail into the new century. Sure to provoke classroom discussion, The Shape of the Future is an ideal supplementary text for a range of college courses on the contemporary world.
Category: Political Science

The Shape Of Her

Author : Rowan Somerville
ISBN : 9780297856016
Genre : Fiction
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Two young lovers arrive for an idyllic holiday in Greece but find that they can't escape their past - a brilliant new novel from the author of the acclaimed THE END OF SLEEP. Max and Tine arrive on the Greek island of her childhood holidays. Both are in their mid twenties and this is their first serious relationship. Max is relatively inexperienced with women and his previous encounters have been predominantly sexual. With Tine he feels an emotional bond, and he wants to get to know her better, both sexually and emotionally. It ought to be perfect - a secluded house on a stunning cove; rich local food and wine; sunbathing. And yet the minute they arrive Tine seems tense. As the days progress, she seems increasingly distant and is obsessed that the house is being watched. The present day is interspersed with scenes from Max's childhood. A talented child from a relatively poor family, he received a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school but nothing has prepared the young boy for the loneliness and vulnerability of living away from his family. Max is dyslexic and soon this creates difficulties with his teachers and his classmates. But when things come to a head, Max finds a way of surviving. Back in the present day, the idyllic holiday seems to be turning into a nightmare. But can Max find a way back to intimacy and overcome the demons of his past?
Category: Fiction

The Shape Of Things To Come

Author : Greil Marcus
ISBN : 9781466804227
Genre : Social Science
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From the author of Mystery Train and Lipstick Traces, an exhilarating and provocative investigation of the tangle of American identity "America is a place and a story, made up of exuberance and suspicion, crime and liberation, lynch mobs and escapes; its greatest testaments are made of portents and warnings, biblical allusions that lose all certainty in the American air." It is this story of self-invention and nationhood that Greil Marcus rediscovers, beginning with John Winthrop's invocation of America as a "city on the hill," Lincoln's second inaugural address, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech about his American dream. Listening to these prophetic founding statements, Marcus explores America's promise as a New Jerusalem and the nature of its covenant: first with God, and then with its own citizens. In the nineteenth century, this vision of the nation's story was told in public as part of common discourse, to be fought over in plain speech and flights of gorgeous rhetoric. Since then, Marcus argues, it has become cryptic, a story told more in art than in politics. He traces it across the continent and through time, hearing the tale in the disparate voices of writers, filmmakers, performers, and actors: Philip Roth, David Lynch, David Thomas, Allen Ginsberg, Sheryl Lee, and Bill Pullman. In The Shape of Things to Come, the future and the past merge in extraordinary and uncanny ways, and Marcus proves once again that he is our most imaginative and original cultural critic.
Category: Social Science

The Shape Of Thought

Author : H. Clark Barrett
ISBN : 9780199348312
Genre : Psychology
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'The Shape of Thought' presents a road map for an evolutionary psychology of the twenty-first century. It shows how the brain can be both a complexly specialized organ and a dynamic and flexible self-organizing system, shaped by learning and culture.
Category: Psychology

Remembering Popular Musics Past

Author : Lauren Istvandity
ISBN : 9781783089703
Genre : Music
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Remembering Popular Music’s Past capitalizes on the growing interest, globally, in the preservation of popular music’s material past and on scholarly explorations of the ways in which popular music, as heritage, is produced, legitimized and conferred cultural and historical significance. The chapters in this collection consider the spaces, practices and representations that constitute popular music heritage to elucidate how popular music’s past is lived in the present. Thus the focus is on the transformation of popular music into heritage, and the role of history and memory in this process. The cultural studies framework adopted in Remembering Popular Music’s Past encompasses unique approaches to popular music historiography, sociology, film analysis, and archival and museal work. Broadly, the collection deals with the precarious nature of popular music heritage, history and memory.
Category: Music

Glasgow Past And Present

Author : David Robertson
ISBN : UOM:39015046349604
Genre : Glasgow (Scotland)
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Northern Scotland

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105004709486
Genre : Aberdeenshire (Scotland)
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Category: Aberdeenshire (Scotland)