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A Century of Science Publishing - A Collection of Essays

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ISBN: 9781586031480 9781607501015 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.3233/978-1-58603-148-0-3 Language: English
Publisher: IOS Press
Subject: Library and Information Science --- Science (General)
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Leading publishers and observers of the science publishing scene comment in essay form on key developments over the past century. The scale of the global research effort and its industrial organisation have resulted in substantial increases in the published volume, as well as new techniques for its handling. The former languages of science communication, like Latin and German, have given way to English. The domination of European science before WWII has been followed by large efforts in North America and the Far East. The roots of the National Library of Medicine lie in the US Army medical library, the US War effort gave rise to hypertext, and the US defense reaction to the Soviet Sputnik resulted in the Internet. The European invention of the Web has also changed the science publishing scene in the past five years. Some characteristic publishing enterprises, commercial and society owned, are described in a series of articles. These are followed by analysis of recent developments and possible changes to come. Functions of publishers, librarians and agents are brought into context. The future of publishing is currently being debated on open channels, while the historical dimension and professional input are sometimes lacking.

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science --- publishing --- 20th century --- ICT

To Advance Their Opportunities: Federal Policies Toward African American Workers from World War I to the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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ISBN: 0984644571 9780984644575 Year: Pages: xx, 298 DOI: 10.7290/V7PN93HC Language: English
Publisher: Newfound Press
Subject: History
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Composing the Party Line - Music and Politics in Early Cold War Poland and East Germany

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Book Series: Central European Studies ISBN: 9781557536471 9781612492896 9781612492902 9781557537027 Year: Pages: 312 DOI: 10.5703/1288284315191 Language: English
Publisher: Purdue University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Science (General)
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Examines the exercise of power in the Stalinist music world as well as the ways in which composers and ordinary people responded to it. A comparative inquiry into the relationship between music and politics in the German Democratic Republic and Poland from the aftermath of World War II through Stalin's death in 1953, concluding with the slow process of de-Stalinization in the mid-to-late 1990s. This book examines the exercise of power in the Stalinist music world as well as the ways in which composers and ordinary people responded to it. It presents a comparative inquiry into the relationship between music and politics in the German Democratic Republic and Poland from the aftermath of World War II through Stalin’s death in 1953, concluding with the slow process of de-Stalinization in the mid- to late-1950s. The author explores how the Communist parties in both countries expressed their attitudes to music of all kinds, and how composers, performers, and audiences cooperated with, resisted, and negotiated these suggestions and demands.
 
Based on a deep analysis of the archival and contemporary published sources on state, party, and professional organizations concerned with musical life, Tompkins argues that music, as a significant part of cultural production in these countries, played a key role in instituting and maintaining the regimes of East Central Europe. As part of the Stalinist project to create and control a new socialist identity at the personal as well as collective level, the ruling parties in East Germany and Poland sought to saturate public space through the production of music. Politically effective ideas and symbols were introduced that furthered their attempts to, in the parlance of the day, “engineer the human soul.”
 
Music also helped the Communist parties establish legitimacy. Extensive state support for musical life encouraged musical elites and audiences to accept the dominant position and political missions of these regimes. Party leaders invested considerable resources in the attempt to create an authorized musical language that would secure and maintain hegemony over the cultural and wider social worlds. The responses of composers and audiences ran the gamut from enthusiasm to suspicion, but indifference was not an option. 

This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Goodness Gracious, Miss Agnes: Patchwork of Country Living

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ISBN: 0979729203 9780979729201 Year: Pages: xiii, 380 DOI: 10.7290/V7154F05 Language: English
Publisher: Newfound Press
Subject: History
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Mo(ve)ments of Resistance

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Book Series: Israel: Society, Culture, and History ISBN: 9781936235414 9781618117908 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Israel Science Foundation - 409/09
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In Mo(ve)ments of Resistance, Grinberg summarizes both his own work and that of other political economists, providing a coherent historical narrative covering the time from the beginning of Socialist Zionism (1904) to the Oslo Accords and the neoliberalization of the economy (1994–1996). The theoretical approach of the book combines eventful sociology, path dependency, and institutional political economy. Grinberg argues that historical political events have been shaped not only by political and economic forces but also by resistance struggles of marginal and weaker social groups: organized workers, Palestinians, and Mizrachi Jews. Major turning points in history, like the Separation War in 1948, the military occupation in 1967, and the Oslo peace process in 1993, are explained in the context of previous social and economic resistance struggles that affected the political outcomes.

Interviews with David Madden

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ISBN: 098464458X 9780984644582 Year: Pages: xi, 336 DOI: 10.7290/V7JW8BSN Language: English
Publisher: Newfound Press
Subject: History
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World Beats

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Book Series: Re-Mapping the Transnational: A Dartmouth Series in American Studies ISBN: 9781611689297 Year: Pages: 280 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_605043 Language: English
Publisher: Dartmouth College Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This fascinating book explores Beat Generation writing from a transnational perspective, using the concept of worlding to place Beat literature in conversation with a far-reaching network of cultural and political formations. Countering the charge that the Beats abroad were at best naïve tourists seeking exoticism for exoticism's sake, World Beats finds that these writers propelled a highly politicized agenda that sought to use the tools of the earlier avant-garde to undermine Cold War and postcolonial ideologies and offer a new vision of engaged literature. With fresh interpretations of central Beat authors Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs - as well as usually marginalized writers like Philip Lamantia, Ted Joans, and Brion Gysin - World Beats moves beyond national, continental, or hemispheric frames to show that embedded within Beat writing is an essential universality that brought America to the world and the world to American literature. This book presents an original treatment that will attract a broad spectrum of scholars. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

With a Critical Eye: An Intellectual and His Times

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ISBN: 0979729246 9780979729249 Year: Pages: x, 491 DOI: 10.7290/V7VD6WC3 Language: English
Publisher: Newfound Press
Subject: Anthropology
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Found, Featured, then Forgotten: U.S. Network TV News and the Vietnam Veterans Against the War

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ISBN: 0979729289 9780979729287 Year: Pages: x, 191 DOI: 10.7290/V7G44N61 Language: English
Publisher: Newfound Press
Subject: History --- Media and communication
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