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The Chatter of the Visible

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ISBN: 9780472073030 9780472053032 9780472121700 Year: Pages: 247 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.8814717 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: History of arts
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Patrizia McBride’s study, 'The Chatter of the Visible,' examines the paradoxical narrative features of the photo montage aesthetics of artists associated with Dada, Constructivism, and the New Objectivity. While montage strategies have commonly been associated with the purposeful interruption of and challenge to narrative consistency and continuity, McBride offers an historicized re-appraisal of 1920s and 1930s German photo montage work to show that its peculiar mimicry was less a rejection of narrative and more an extension or permutation of it; a means for thinking in narrative textures exceeding constraints imposed by “flat” print media (especially the novel and other literary genres). According to McBride, “a close engagement with montage procedures going back to Cubism” reveals explicit inquiry into the status of objects as complex signifying entities whose “material qualities are inextricably bound up with linguistic dynamics.” She focuses on allegory as the appropriate tool for reading Weimar-era photo montage, focusing on the ways allegorical work in montage compositions foregrounds the moment of incorporation by purposefully exposing the pasted-in nature of the inserted materials. This moment of construction, argues McBride, produces a “chattering of forms that propels the distinctive experimentation of Weimar-era montage [and its experimental focus] on the ways in which perception interacts with physical forms in shaping the contours of the material world.” McBride’s contribution to the conversation around Weimar-era montage is in her situation of the form of the work as a discursive practice in its own right, which affords humans a new way to negotiate temporality; as a particular mode of thinking that productively relates the particular to the universal; or as a culturally specific form of cognition.

Deutschland und Europa. Wächst zusammen, was zusammengehört?

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Book Series: Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg ISSN: 2193-1933 ISBN: 9783110296433 Year: Volume: 3 Pages: 144 DOI: 10.1515/9783110296433 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Political Science
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Is Europe in crisis? Is there such a thing as European identify beyond economic and political integration? What common features can be found in history and in the present that foster unity? And what is Germany's role in this process? These were among the questions raised in a lecture series held at the Academy of Sciences in Hamburg from November 2011 to February 2012. The volume present responses by Heimo Reinitzer, Gabriele Clemens, Michael Borgolte, Dan Diner, Friedrich Wilhelm Graf, and Anja Pistor-Hatam.; Heimo Reinitzer, Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg.

The Reparations Controversy

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ISBN: 9783112189481 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103572
Subject: Sociology
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This book about the reparations issue ("shilumim" in Hebrew) brings together selected protocols of all debates held regarding conducting negotiations with Germany. This is the first book documenting confidential protocols lately opened to the public. With the elaborate introduction by Yehiam Weitz, this book will serve as a basic textbook for an important chapter not only in Israeli and German history, but also in post-war history in general.

Healthy Minds in the Twentieth Century

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Book Series: Mental Health in Historical Perspective ISBN: 9783030272753 Year: Pages: 274 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-27275-3 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: History --- Medicine (General) --- Psychiatry
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This open access edited collection contributes a new dimension to the study of mental health and psychiatry in the twentieth century. It takes the present literature beyond the ‘asylum and after’ paradigm to explore the multitude of spaces that have been permeated by concerns about mental well-being and illness. The chapters in this volume consciously attempt to break down institutional walls and consider mental health through the lenses of institutions, policy, nomenclature, art, lived experience, and popular culture. The book adopts an international scope covering the historical experiences of Britain, Ireland, and North America. In accordance with this broad approach, contributions to the volume span academic fields such as history, arts, literary studies, sociology, and psychology, mirroring the diversity of the subject matter. This book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

Shipping and Globalization in the Post-War Era

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Book Series: Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics ISBN: 9783030260026 Year: Pages: 290 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-26002-6 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: History --- Economics --- Business and Management
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This open access book belongs to the Maritime Business and Economic History strand of the Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics book series. This volume highlights the contribution of the shipping industry to the transformations in business and society of the postwar era. Shipping was both an example and an engine of globalization and structural change. In turn, the industry experienced and pioneered, mirrored and enabled key developments that led to the present-day globalized economy. Contributions address issues such as the macro-level shift of shipping’s centre of gravity from Europe to Asia, the political and legal frameworks within which it developed, the strategies and performance of both successful and unsuccessful firms, and the links between the shipping industry and the wider economy and society. Without shipping and its ability to forge connections and networks of a global reach, the modern world would look very different. By bringing together scholars from various disciplinary and national backgrounds, this book advances our understanding of the linkages that bind economies and societies together.

Vermin, Victims and Disease

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ISBN: 9783030191863 Year: Pages: 366 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-19186-3 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: History --- Political Science --- Medicine (General) --- Geography
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This open access book provides the first critical history of the controversy over whether to cull wild badgers to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in British cattle. This question has plagued several professional generations of politicians, policymakers, experts and campaigners since the early 1970s. Questions of what is known, who knows, who cares, who to trust and what to do about this complex problem have been the source of scientific, policy, and increasingly vociferous public debate ever since. This book integrates contemporary history, science and technology studies, human-animal relations, and policy research to conduct a cross-cutting analysis. It explores the worldviews of those involved with animal health, disease ecology and badger protection between the 1970s and 1990s, before reintegrating them to investigate the recent public polarisation of the controversy. Finally it asks how we might move beyond the current impasse.

Placing the Public in Public Health in Post-War Britain, 1948–2012

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Book Series: Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Modern History ISBN: 9783030186852 Year: Pages: 141 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-18685-2 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: History --- Medicine (General)
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This open access book explores the question of who or what ‘the public’ is within ‘public health’ in post-war Britain. Drawing on historical research on the place of the public in public health in Britain from the establishment of the National Health Service in 1948, the book presents a new perspective on the relationship between state and citizen. Focusing on health education, health surveys, heart disease and the development of vaccination policy and practice, the book establishes that ‘the public’ was not one thing but many. It considers how public health policy makers and practitioners imagined the public or publics. These publics were not mere constructions; they had agency and the ability to ‘speak back’ to public health. The nature of publicness changed during the latter half of the twentieth century, and this book argues that the relationship between the public and public health offers a powerful lens through which to examine such shifts.

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