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The Conscience of Cinema

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ISBN: 9789089647535 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789089647535 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts
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This is the first book to survey the entire career of Joris Ivens, a prolific documentary filmmaker who worked on every continent over the course of seven decades. More than a biography of a leftist committed to changing the world through film, The Conscience of Cinema is also a microcosmic history of the documentary and its form, culture, and place within twentieth-century world cinema. Ivens worked in almost every genre, including the essay, compilation, hybrid dramatization, socialist realism, and more. Whether in his native Netherlands, the Soviet Union, the United States, Vietnam, or beyond, he left an indelible artistic and political mark that continues to resonate in the twenty-first century.

Il trauma di Caporetto : Storia, letteratura e arti

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ISBN: 9788831978354 DOI: 10.4000/books.aaccademia.4262 Language: Italian
Publisher: Accademia University Press
Subject: History
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La battaglia di Caporetto (24 ottobre - 9 novembre 1917) ha rappresentato un trauma nella storia italiana del Novecento. Ancor oggi, nel linguaggio comune, la parola Caporetto è sinonimo di disastro. In quella battaglia i soldati della 2a Armata vengono respinti dagli austriaci e dai tedeschi al di qua dell'Isonzo e del Tagliamento fino al Piave, mentre i Comandi militari li accusano di diserzione e tradimento. Cento anni dopo, questo volume affronta, in un'ottica pluridisciplinare e interdisciplinare, e alla luce della nozione di “trauma”, gli aspetti storici, politici e militari della disfatta. Esso fa largo spazio anche alle testimonianze dei soldati-scrittori la cui esperienza di quei giorni acquista senso se inserita in una dimensione collettiva e storica. Le stratificazioni temporali - relative tanto alla lettura storiografica, militare e politica quanto agli scritti memoriali e letterari - costituiscono un fattore importante per la riappropriazione di un evento che tocca la storia e l'identità italiane. Nel processo di rievocazione del trauma, la rappresentazione dello choc subìto tiene conto sia dell'immediatezza del vissuto che della simbolizzazione retrospettiva. Questo volume intende allora studiare i meccanismi attraverso i quali il ricordo del trauma di Caporetto prende forma nel linguaggio autobiografico o finzionale inteso anche come espressione terapeutica e luogo della resilienza.

Auf dem Weg zur Normalität. Konflikt und Verständigung in den deutsch-französischen Beziehungen der 1970er Jahre

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Book Series: Pariser Historische Studien ISSN: 2190-1325 ISBN: 9783486780321 Year: Volume: 103 Pages: 395 DOI: 10.1524/9783486780321 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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Despite the fortuitous leadership of Giscard and Schmidt, German-French relations during the 1970s experienced a series of major conflicts. There were a number of different governmental and societal forces that sought to resolve them. Dirk Petter examines this interplay of conflict and rapprochement and interprets the critical decade of the 1970s in the overall context of post-war relations between Germany and France.

Difficult Folk?

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ISBN: 9781845454500 9781785336638 9781785336638 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101647
Subject: Anthropology
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How should we tell the histories of academic disciplines? All too often, the political and institutional dimensions of knowledge production are lost beneath the intellectual debates. This book redresses the balance. Written in a narrative style and drawing on archival sources and oral histories, it depicts the complex pattern of personal and administrative relationships that shape scholarly worlds.Focusing on the field of social anthropology in twentieth-century Britain, this book describes individual, departmental and institutional rivalries over funding and influence. It examines the efforts of scholars such as Bronislaw Malinowski, Edward Evans-Pritchard and Max Gluckman to further their own visions for social anthropology. Did the future lie with the humanities or the social sciences, with addressing social problems or developing scholarly autonomy? This new history situates the discipline's rise within the post-war expansion of British universities and the challenges created by

L'Œuvre sans fin. Réception des romans de Monique Saint-Hélier par la critique française (1932-1955)

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Book Series: Histoire des Idées et Critique Littéraire ISBN: 9782600017626 Year: Pages: 494 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_579630 Language: French
Publisher: Librairie Droz Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163540
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Social Sciences --- Arts in general --- Performing Arts
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Monique Saint-Hélier became quite successful during the 1930s in particular because of the violent controversy that surrounded her second novel, Bois-Mort. How is it that Saint-Hélier’s work provoked such passionate criticism, but encountered nothing but disinterest after the war? Studying unpublished sources as well as a vast corpus of book reviews, the author explores by this quite particular literary path, as well as the variations in how a work is received over time.

The Conscience of Cinema

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Book Series: Framing Film ISBN: 9789048525256 9789089647535 Year: Pages: 500 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_605853 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103474
Subject: Performing Arts
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The Conscience of Cinema is not only a history of a rich and varied personal oeuvre by a prolific documentary maker who worked on every continent and through seven decades, from the 1920s to the 1980s. It is also the history of the aspiration to use documentary film to change the world by a committed leftist, as well as a microcosmic history of documentary form, technology and culture, and its place within world cinema as a whole throughout the twentieth century. Ivens worked in almost every genre of documentary, including the essay, compilation, hybrid dramatization, direct cinema, social observation, the solidarity film, socialist realism, agitprop activism. In this book, detailed filmic analysis is enriched by a profound historical understanding of the contexts in which Ivens carried out his vision, from his native Netherlands to the Soviet bloc, USA, France, Latin America, Vietnam and finally China. Everywhere, Joris Ivens left an indelible artistic and political mark, critically relevant to a twenty-first century where documentary has reclaimed its cultural and political centrality. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Selling the Economic Miracle

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Book Series: Monographs in German History ISBN: 9781845452230 9781789206401 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104862
Subject: History
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Through an examination of election campaign propaganda and various public relations campaigns, reflecting new electioneering techniques borrowed from the United States, this work explores how conservative political and economic groups sought to construct and sell a political meaning of the Social Market Economy and the Economic Miracle in West Germany during the 1950s.The political meaning of economics contributed to conservative electoral success, constructed a new belief in the free market economy within West German society, and provided legitimacy and political stability for the new Federal Republic of Germany.

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History --- History --- Economics --- 20th century --- twentieth --- Postwar --- Germany --- Business --- Federal --- Republic

Violent Modernists

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ISBN: 9780810129627 9780810129306 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102792
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Kai Evers’s Violent Modernists: The Aesthetics of Destruction in Twentieth-Century German Literature develops a new understanding of German modernism that moves beyond the oversimplified dichotomy of an avant-garde prone to aggression on the one hand and a modernism opposed to violence on the other. Analyzing works by Robert Musil, Franz Kafka, Karl Kraus, Walter Benjamin, Elias Canetti, and others, Evers argues that these authors are among the most innovative thinkers on violence and its impact on contemporary concepts of the self, history, and society.

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Literature --- Literature --- Germany --- Musil --- Kafka --- Benjamin --- Kraus --- Canetti --- Twentieth --- Aesthetics --- Destruction

El mundo amenazado : Las crisis globales y su repercusión en las ciencias, la filosofía y la literatura en el primer tercio del siglo XX

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ISBN: 9789874960139 DOI: 10.4000/books.eunrn.2934 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Editorial UNRN
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures --- Philosophy --- Science (General)
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Esta obra indaga acerca del impacto de las crisis mundiales sobre diversas áreas de la cultura, en especial, el pensamiento económico, las ciencias naturales, la filosofía y la literatura. Los estudios reunidos se centran en las primeras décadas del siglo XX, etapa en la que la interdependencia de las diversas regiones del planeta –acompañada por la de las distintas esferas de la vida– alcanzó el estatus de global, es decir, constituyó un único mundo. Es entonces cuando las crisis históricas precedentes convergen con las nuevas crisis mundiales y la percepción de los cambios se modifica sustancialmente. De ahí la importancia de los seis ensayos que este volumen ofrece al lector para comenzar a comprender las transformaciones en las ciencias y el campo cultural dentro de un marco conceptual común, conformado por los modelos de espacios controversiales y crisis de mundo del reconocido filósofo de la ciencia Oscar Nudler.

Crímenes de lesa humanidad y genocidio : Cómo calificar la violencia estatal en la Argentina (1976-1983)

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ISBN: 9789874960184 DOI: 10.4000/books.eunrn.3183 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Editorial UNRN
Subject: Law
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Una de las discusiones que perdura desde el fin de la última dictadura militar en la Argentina es la que se refiere a la naturaleza criminal de los actos perpetrados desde el Estado en aquel período. Motivado por responder a ese interrogante, Martín Lozada ofrece un recorrido analítico que va desde el derecho penal internacional a la especificidad del debate local. En la primera parte de este libro, el autor evalúa las características del complejo de los crímenes contra la humanidad y, particularmente, de los crímenes de lesa humanidad y genocidio. Para ello, no solo indaga en la conformación técnico-jurídica de estas figuras, sino que busca explicitar, más allá de la propia letra de la ley, qué tragedias humanas exigieron su construcción teórica. En la segunda parte se aboca al caso argentino: «se suele invocar el carácter genocida de los actos perpetrados por los entonces detentadores del poder del Estado, usurpado mediante las maniobras pergeñadas y concretadas por el poder militar –y sus colaboradores civiles– a partir del día 24 de marzo de 1976. Evaluar el alcance de esa afirmación y verificar si, en efecto, el desarrollo experimentado por ciertas ramas del derecho le brinda razón, responde también al objetivo trazado” en este trabajo, explica el autor. «La obra de Martín Lozada es equilibrada, permite percibir profundidades de conocimiento no desarrolladas previamente, a partir de una exposición ágil, clara, con hilo conductor siempre presente y admirablemente enlazada». Zlata Drnas de Clément

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