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The Histories of Raphael Samuel: A portrait of a people's historian

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ISBN: 9781760460365 Year: DOI: 10.22459/hrs.05.2017 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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In the first integrated biographical study of his work, this book situates British historian Raphael Samuel (1934–1996) in relation to his distinctive form of activist politics as they developed from youthful Cold War communism to the first British New Left, 1960s radicalism to the 1980s history wars. As the catalyst behind the History Workshop movement, Samuel championed the democratisation of history-making and practised an eclectic form of people’s history in his own work. His unique approach was controversial, drawing impassioned responses from across the ideological spectrum, the most sustained critique often coming from his left-wing contemporaries. It is argued here that this compelling figure has been unjustly neglected and that he continues to offer important insights into the politics of history-making in a post-Marxist world.

Histories of technology, the Environment and Modern Britain

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ISBN: 9781911576570 Year: Pages: 354 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781911576570 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Sociology --- General and Civil Engineering --- Arts in general --- Science (General) --- History --- Psychology --- Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures
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Histories of Technology, the Environment and Modern Britain brings together historians with a wide range of interests to take a uniquely wide-lens view of how technology and the environment have been intimately and irreversibly entangled in Britain over the last 300 years. It combines, for the first time, two perspectives with much to say about Britain since the industrial revolution: the history of technology and environmental history. Technologies are modified environments, just as nature is to varying extents engineered. Furthermore, technologies and our living and non-living environment are both predominant material forms of organisation – and self-organisation – that surround and make us. Both have changed over time, in intersecting ways. Technologies discussed in the collection include bulldozers, submarine cables, automobiles, flood barriers, medical devices, museum displays and biotechnologies. Environments investigated include bogs, cities, farms, places of natural beauty and pollution, land and sea. The book explores this diversity but also offers an integrated framework for understanding these intersections.

Inszenierte Moderne. Populäres Theater in Berlin und London, 1880-1930

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Book Series: Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London/ Publications of the German Historical Institute London ISSN: 2192-0257 ISBN: 9783110353716 Year: Volume: 74 Pages: 512 DOI: 10.1524/9783110353716 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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Modern popular culture came to the world from the stage. Even before film and radio had established themselves, popular theater had developed into a commercial and boundary-crossing entertainment industry that reached a mass audience. Tobias Becker compares the theater landscapes of London and Berlin and points out the cultural exchanges that took place between these metropolises during the long turn of the century (1880�).

Intellectual Radicalism after 1989

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837634181 9783839434185 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_628142 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100582
Subject: Sociology
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Left-wing intellectuals in Britain and the US had long repudiated the Soviet regime. Why was the collapse of the Eastern Bloc experienced as a shock that destabilised their identities and political allegiances then? What happened to a collective project that had started out to formulate a socialist vision different from both really existing socialism and social democracy? This study endeavours to answer both questions, focusing on generational networks rather than individuals and investigating political academic journals after 1989 to paint the picture of a Left deeply troubled by the triumph of a capitalism unfettered by any counter-force.

Die Rituale der Freimaurer

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Book Series: Kultur- und Medientheorie ISBN: 9783839408032 9783899428032 Year: Pages: 376 DOI: 10.14361/9783839408032 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Media and communication
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Dieses Buch deutet die Rituale und Praktiken der Freimaurerbruderschaft als Cultural Performance. Anhand von reichhaltigem historischen Material kann gezeigt werden, dass die freimaurerischen Praktiken in der Perspektive der kultur- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Konzepte der »Performativität« und des »Habitus« genuin soziale Formen der inkorporierenden Einübung einer bürgerlichen Habitusethik sind. Die Analyse dieser rituellen Form der sozialen und körperorientierten Habitusprägung in der entstehenden Commercial Society macht das historische Phänomen als Teil der Kultur- und Gesellschaftsgeschichte sichtbar - und geht damit über die bekannten pauschalen Verweise auf die geistesgeschichtliche Nähe zu Ideen der Aufklärung hinaus.

Evolution und Rasse

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Book Series: Science Studies ISBN: 9783839406632 9783899426632 Year: Pages: 326 DOI: 10.14361/9783839406632 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Science (General)
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Wie vollzog sich die evolutionstheoretische Transformation der Rassentheorien im Kontext der sogenannten Darwinianischen Revolution? Diese Frage wird nur auf den ersten Blick durch die große Zahl ideengeschichtlicher Arbeiten beantwortet, denn sie lassen die konkreten Bedingungen dieses Wandels im Dunkeln. Thomas Gondermann unterzieht die sozialen Formationen im Umfeld Darwins, ihre rassentheoretischen Ansätze und wissenschaftspolitischen Kampagnen einer minutiösen Untersuchung. Diese zeigt das Zusammenspiel von sozialer und kognitiver Dimension des evolutionstheoretischen Wandels der Rassentheorien und legt seine enge soziale Beziehung zur Etablierung der Evolutionstheorien in den Naturwissenschaften dar.

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