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Global Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 273

Global Education

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1992-01-01
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

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Reading, Wanting, and Broken Economics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 396

Reading, Wanting, and Broken Economics

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2021-05-01
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

Uses a historical study of bookselling and readers as a way to question and rethink our understanding of the market for symbolic goods. Combining historical study, theorization, and experimental fiction, this book takes commodity culture and book retail around 1900 as the prime example of a market of symbolic goods. With the port of Southampton, England, as his case study, Simon R. Frost reveals how the city’s bookshops, with their combinations of libraries, haberdashery, stationery, and books, sustained and were sustained by the dreams of ordinary readers, and how together they created the values powering this market. The goods in this market were symbolic and were not “consumed” but read. Their readings were created between other readers and texts, in happy disobedience to the neoliberal laws of the free market. Today such reader-created social markets comprise much of the world’s branded economies, which is why Frost calls for a new understanding of both literary and market values. Simon R. Frost is Principal Academic in English at Bournemouth University, United Kingdom. He is the author of The Business of the Novel: Economics, Aesthetics and the Case of Middlemarch.

Empire News
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 278

Empire News

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2021-07-01
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

Examines English-language Indian newspapers from the mid-nineteenth century and their role in simultaneously sustaining and probing British colonial governance. In Empire News, Priti Joshi examines the neglected archive of English-language newspapers from India to unpack the maintenance and tensions of empire. Focusing on the period between 1845 and 1860, she analyzes circulation—of newspapers and news, of peoples and ideas—and newspapers' coverage and management of crises. The book explores three moments of colonial crisis. The sensational trial of East India Company vs. Jyoti Prasad in Agra in 1851 as the Kohinoor diamond is exhibited in London's Hyde Park is a case lost but for coloni...

Explaining Congressional-Presidential Relations
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 200

Explaining Congressional-Presidential Relations

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: Unknown
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

Provides a multivariate analysis of presidential-congressional interaction.

Storytelling
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 160

Storytelling

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-09-19
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

An innovative philosophical meditation on the muteness of Holocaust survivors and the human faculty of storytelling. In Storytelling, Rodolphe Gasché reexamines the muteness of Holocaust survivors, that is, their inability to tell their stories. This phenomenon has not been explained up to now without reducing the violence of the events to which survivors were subjected, on the one hand, and diminishing the specific harm that has been done to them as human beings, on the other. Distinguishing storytelling from testifying and providing information, Gasché asserts that the utter senselessness of the violence inflicted upon them is what inhibited survivors from making sense of their experienc...

A Parliament of Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 171

A Parliament of Science

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2003-09-11
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

Interviews with scientific leaders focus on the challenges, promises, and perils of science and technology.

Through the Reading Glass
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 276

Through the Reading Glass

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-02-01
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

Argues that women's relationship to books and their promotion of reading contributed greatly to the cultural and intellectual vitality of the Enlightenment.

Higher Education Cannot Escape History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 248

Higher Education Cannot Escape History

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1994-01-01
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

Our taste for blood sport stops short at the bruising clash of football players or the gloved blows of boxers, and the suicide of a politician is no more than a personal tragedy. What, then, are we to make of the ancient Romans, for whom the meaning of sport and politics often depended on death? In this provocative, thoughtful book, Paul Plass shows how the deadly violence of arena sport and political suicide served a social purpose in ancient Rome. His work offers a reminder of the complex uses to which institutionalized violence can be put. Violence, Plass observes, is a universal part of human life, and so must be integrated into social order. Grounding his study in evidence from Roman history and drawing on ideas from contemporary sociology and anthropology, he first discusses gladiatorial combat in ancient Rome. Massive bloodshed in the arena, Plass argues, embodied the element of danger for a society frequently engaged in war, with outsiders--whether slaves, criminals, or prisoners of war--sacrificed for a sense of public security

Sons of Sarasvati
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 498

Sons of Sarasvati

Presents rare biographies of traditional Indian scholars during the nineteenth century, a critical moment of transition for the Indian intellectual tradition. Traditional Indian pāṇḍitya (scholarship) has a long and distinguished history but is now practically extinct. Its decline is remarkably recent—traditional pāṇḍitya flourished as recently as 150 years ago. The decline is also paradoxical, having occurred precipitously following a broad and remarkable flowering of the tradition between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. The important questions this decline poses are the subject of much ongoing work. The intellectual history of the period is still under construction, and...

The Book in the Islamic World
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 305

The Book in the Islamic World

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1995-01-01
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

This book explores Muslims' conception of themselves as "the people of the book" and explains the multifaceted meanings of this concept. Published jointly with the Library of Congress, it is an illustrated history of the book and the written word in the Islamic world.