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Go Southwest, Old Man

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Book Series: Biblioteca di Studi di Filologia Moderna ISBN: 9788864530086 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_341478 Language: English
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: History
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Go Southwest, Old Man, a sort of personal remake of 'Go West, Young Man', the founding episteme of the American nineteenth century, conciliates these two souls (well, not to be pretentious, let's simply say two sides) that have actually always lived in harmony. This is a book generated by a quarter of a century spent wandering around the canyons and deserts of Arizona, Colorado, Utah and, above all New Mexico, with a view to penetrating the by now universal legend of the West, approaching the cultures (English, Hispanic and native American), and mastering the literature. The slant is composite: melding the scholarly with the informative and the travel journal, and the writing is composite too, because the book speaks English and Italian. It talks about cinema (lots of John Ford) and about detective stories, the most popular genre here, about visual arts and Latino folklore, about the legend of the West, the so-called 'Soul of the Southwest', and the kitsch style of Santa Fe. And it talks about (and with) some of the greatest writers that the Southwest has spawned: Rudolfo Anaya, Stanley Crawford, John Nichols and Hillerman. So what we have is a first-hand experience of the Southwest; where the ego is not entrenched within a precise disciplinary role but opens up – and exposes itself – to the thrilling risk of the discovery that can renew it.

An intimate and contested relation

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ISBN: 888453366X 8884533678 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_356388 Language: English
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Political Science --- History --- Migration
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The essays in this book explore the political, social and cultural complexity of the relations between the United States and Cuba in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They address aspects ranging from the Cuban exiles who from the States forged the independence of their homeland, the profound transformation of Cuban society during the American military occupation of 1898-1902, the coalitions and the conflicts between North American and Cuban feminism, and between the Afro-American racial identity and the Cuban national identity. At the crux of this relationship is the American military intervention of 1898, perceived in Europe at the time as a "war between civilisations", and the legacy of the thought of José Martí.

Geburten/Kontrolle

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ISBN: 9783205783206 Year: Pages: 306 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_437179 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 4065
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The volume aims at a comprehensive historical reconstruction of policies, conflicts, attitudes, and regulations covering the diverse field of human reproduction. The analysis is based on two case studies: the United States of America and Austria. While both countries are part of the geographic and conceptual region called the "north-Atlantic world", they occupy significantly different positions within the global power structure, the respective relations between state, religion and society, the nature of their political cultures, etc. While it is impossible to re-construct a universal history of population policies on the basis of the two case studies, in the concluding chapter more universal premises relating to 20th century trends and developments beyond the case studies are suggested. To enable a comprehensive, yet focused comparison the analysis concentrates on three aspects of reproductive policies: sexual advice centers in the cities of New York and Vienna during the interwar period; 20th century policies aimed at the interface between workplace and child care; and the abortion conflicts taking place in the last third of the 20th century. These fields are conceptualized as "arenas"—i. e., spaces or complex social situations where groups and individuals interested in a given issue meet and interact, attempt to establish their world views, and then transform them into commonly accepted norms and regulations. Events, actors, and developments are thoroughly re-constructed for each arena. Finally the arenas are analyzed in relation to social and political developments in which they are situated. Questions about trends and developments relevant for both case studies are addressed in a framework which is organized around notions of reproduction of the nation, of rationalization, and of globalization. The findings from the case studies are related to secular phenomena like migration, globalizing selective population policies, the emergence of international and transnational political bodies (private foundations, UN-organizations, NGOs). The comparison between the U.S. and Austria offers insights into the tensions inherent in modern reproduction between individual empowerment and political disciplining. The striking similarities and significant differences in the trajectories of reproductive policies in both case studies allow conclusions concerning an indissoluble dilemma of reproductive policies committed to "human progress." In the end, the volume contributes to a deeper understanding of the ambivalence inherent to modern reproduction.

Orígenes del constitucionalismo americano: corpus documental bilingüe. Periodo Revolucionario, 1765-1787. Volumen 3

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Book Series: Historia del Derecho ISSN: 22555137 ISBN: 9788498498165 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 607 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Figuerola Institute of Social Science History
Subject: History --- Law
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La presente obra es una colección de documentos americanos de carácter constitucional producidos durante los siglos XVII y XVIII. Los cien documentos que forman el corpus comparten determinadas características comunes. Desdesu aspecto temporal, todos se produjeron con anterioridad a la redacción de la Constitución de los Estados Unidos de 1787. Aunque muchos se produjeron en Inglaterra, todos están directamente relacionados con las colonias británicas que inicialmente formaron los Estados Unidos y con éstos una vez independizados,marcando así un claro límite espacial. Todos son de carácter jurídico: unos de forma propia como leyes y estatutos, y otros como contratos privados que transfieren potestades atribuidas por los primeros. Todos tienen, además, un carácter constitucional; es decir, tratan de la organización del poder o el reconocimiento de derechos y libertades. Para mayor conveniencia de los lectores, se presentan en su versión original en inglés y traducidos al castellano.

Orígenes del constitucionalismo americano: corpus documental bilingüe. Periodo Colonial, 1606-1663. Volumen 1

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Book Series: Historia del Derecho ISSN: 22555137 ISBN: 9788498498134 9788498498141 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 653 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Figuerola Institute of Social Science History
Subject: Law --- History
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La presente obra es una colección de documentos americanos de carácter constitucional producidos durante los siglos XVII y XVIII. Los cien documentos que forman el corpus comparten determinadas características comunes. Desdesu aspecto temporal, todos se produjeron con anterioridad a la redacción de la Constitución de los Estados Unidos de 1787. Aunque muchos se produjeron en Inglaterra, todos están directamente relacionados con las colonias británicas que inicialmente formaron los Estados Unidos y con éstos una vez independizados,marcando así un claro límite espacial. Todos son de carácter jurídico: unos de forma propia como leyes y estatutos, y otros como contratos privados que transfieren potestades atribuidas por los primeros. Todos tienen, además, un carácter constitucional; es decir, tratan de la organización del poder o el reconocimiento de derechos y libertades. Para mayor conveniencia de los lectores, se presentan en su versión original en inglés y traducidos al castellano.

Orígenes del constitucionalismo americano: corpus documental bilingüe. Periodo Colonial, 1663-1754. Volumen 2

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Book Series: Historia del Derecho ISSN: 22555137 ISBN: 9788498498158 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 671 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Figuerola Institute of Social Science History
Subject: History --- Law
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La presente obra es una colección de documentos americanos de carácter constitucional producidos durante los siglos XVII y XVIII. Los cien documentos que forman el corpus comparten determinadas características comunes. Desdesu aspecto temporal, todos se produjeron con anterioridad a la redacción de la Constitución de los Estados Unidos de 1787. Aunque muchos se produjeron en Inglaterra, todos están directamente relacionados con las colonias británicas que inicialmente formaron los Estados Unidos y con éstos una vez independizados,marcando así un claro límite espacial. Todos son de carácter jurídico: unos de forma propia como leyes y estatutos, y otros como contratos privados que transfieren potestades atribuidas por los primeros. Todos tienen, además, un carácter constitucional; es decir, tratan de la organización del poder o el reconocimiento de derechos y libertades. Para mayor conveniencia de los lectores, se presentan en su versión original en inglés y traducidos al castellano.

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