Public Moralists

Political Thought and Intellectual Life in Britain, 1850-1930

Author: Stefan Collini

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198204220

Category: History

Page: 383

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This imaginative and unusual book explores the moral sensibilities and cultural assumptions that were at the heart of political debate in Victorian and early twentieth-century Britain. It focuses on the role of intellectuals as public moralists and suggests ways in which their more formal political theory rested upon habits of response and evaluation that were deeply embedded in wider social attitudes and aesthetic judgments. Collini examines the characteristic idioms and strategies of argument employed in periodical and polemical writing, and reconstructs the sense of identity and of relation to an audience exhibited by social critics from John Stuart Mill and Matthew Arnold to J.M. Keynes and F.R. Leavis.
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Political Intellectuals and Public Identities in Britain Since 1850

Author: Julia Stapleton

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719055119

Category: History

Page: 220

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This unique book examines the role of political intellectuals in Britain since 1850 in shaping the public identities of their societies and national identity. Julia Stapleton explores the writings and activities of a diverse range of figures. She also looks at the cultural anxieties and ideals which moved them, and their attempts to enhance their country's self-knowledge.
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A History of Modern Political Thought

The Question of Interpretation

Author: Gary Browning

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019150484X

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 8286

How are we to understand past political thinkers? Is it a matter simply of reading their texts again and again? Do we have to relate past texts of political thought to the contexts in which ideas were composed and in which the aims of past thinkers were formulated? Or should past political theories be deconstructed so as to uncover not what their authors maintain, but what the texts reveal? In this book, theories of interpreting past political thinkers are examined and the interpretive methods of a range of theories are reviewed, including those of Hegel, Marx, Oakeshott, Collingwood, the Cambridge School, Foucault, Derrida and Gadamer. The application of these theories of interpretation to notable modern political theorists, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Bentham, Mill, Nietzsche and Beauvoir is then used as a way of understanding modern political thought and of assessing interpretive theories of past political thought. The result is a book which sees the history of modern political thought as more than a procession of political theories but rather as a reflection on the meaning of past political thought and its interpretation. It provides a way of reading the history of modern political thought, in which the question of interpretation matters both for understanding how we interpret the past but also for considering what it means to undertake political thinking.
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What Price the Poor?

William Booth, Karl Marx and the London Residuum

Author: Ann M. Woodall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351873164

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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In this fascinating book, Ann Woodall investigates and compares the work and thought of William Booth and Karl Marx, who both arrived in London in 1849. She draws comparisons between their responses to the intractability of the poverty of the 'submerged tenth' of London's population, and argues that Booth's pioneering work in establishing the Salvation Army and the development of Marx's economic theory began in their interactions with the London residuum. Each recognised that much of the suffering was caused by the workings of laissez-faire capitalism and that its total solution required a challenge to the existing economic system. What Price the Poor? raises important questions about the relationship between theological discourse and the sociological imagination, and it firmly places the development of theoretical and practical social analysis and application within the context of social history. It will appeal to all with interests in classical sociology and the history of social activism.
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John Stuart Mill

Victorian Firebrand

Author: Richard Reeves

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782397132

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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A young activist and highly-educated Cambridge Union debater, Mill would become in time the highest-ranked English thinker of the nineteenth century, the author of the landmark essay On Liberty and one of the most passionate reformers and advocates of his revolutionary, opinionated age. As a journalist he fired off a weekly article on Irish land reform as the people of that nation starved, as an MP he introduced the first vote on women's suffrage, fought to preserve free-speech and opposed slavery, and, in his private life, pursued for two decades a love affair with another man's wife. To understand Mill and his contribution, Richard Reeves explores his life and work in tandem. His book is a riveting and authoritative biography of a man raised to promote happiness, whose life was spent in the pursuit of truth and liberty for all.
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Animals and the Human Imagination

A Companion to Animal Studies

Author: Aaron S. Gross,Anne Vallely

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231527764

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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Human beings have long imagined their subjectivity, ethics, and ancestry with and through animals, yet not until the mid-twentieth century did contemporary thought reflect critically on animals' significance in human self-conception. Thinkers such as French philosopher Jacques Derrida, South African novelist J. M. Coetzee, and American theorist Donna Haraway have initiated rigorous inquiries into the question of the animal, now blossoming in a number of directions. It is no longer strange to say that if animals did not exist, we would have to invent them. This interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collection reflects the growth of animal studies as an independent field and the rise of "animality" as a critical lens through which to analyze society and culture, on a par with race and gender. Essays consider the role of animals in the human imagination and the imagination of the human; the worldviews of indigenous peoples; animal-human mythology in early modern China; and political uses of the animal in postcolonial India. They engage with the theoretical underpinnings of the animal protection movement, representations of animals in children's literature, depictions of animals in contemporary art, and the philosophical positioning of the animal from Aristotle to Derrida. The strength of this companion lies in its timeliness and contextual diversity, which makes it essential reading for students and researchers while further developing the parameters of the discipline.
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Men and Manliness on the Frontier

Queensland and British Columbia in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Author: R. Hogg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284250

Category: History

Page: 232

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In mid-nineteenth-century Britain, there existed a dominant discourse on what it meant to be a man –denoted by the term 'manliness'. Based on the sociological work of R.W. Connell and others who argue that gender is performative, Robert Hogg asks how British men performed manliness on the colonial frontiers of Queensland and British Columbia.
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Ameisen, bienen und wespen

Author: John Lubbock

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5881052528

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 971

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History of Political Thought

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political science

Page: N.A

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Sir Arthur Bryant and National History in Twentieth-century Britain

Author: Julia Stapleton

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 307

View: 4590

Sir Arthur Bryant and National History in Twentieth-Century Britain is a significant new study of the work of the popular historian and journalist, Sir Arthur Bryant (1899-1985). Since his death, scholarly interest in Bryant has focused on his Nazi sympathies in the late 1930s. Julia Stapleton broadens our understanding of the man and the writer. She shows us that Bryant prefigured and sustained a form of romantic nationalism that remained nascent within the British population (though not always its elites) deep into the twentieth century.
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Die Gegen-Demokratie

Politik im Zeitalter des Misstrauens

Author: Pierre Rosanvallon

Publisher: Hamburger Edition HIS

ISBN: 3868549269

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 6665

Obgleich das demokratische Ideal uneingeschränkt bejaht wird, stehen die Systeme, die sich auf das Ideal berufen, immer heftiger in der Kritik. Doch diese Differenz ist nicht so neu, wie sie scheint: Historisch betrachtet ist die Demokratie immer schon als Versprechen und Problem zugleich in Erscheinung getreten. Denn der Grundsatz, Regierungen durch den Wählerwillen zu legitimieren, ging stets mit Misstrauensbekundungen der Bürger gegenüber den etablierten Mächten einher. Die Gegen-Demokratie ist nicht das Gegenteil von Demokratie, sie ist Bestandteil der parlamentarisch-repräsentativen Demokratie, somit permanenter Ausdruck von Misstrauen gegenüber den gewählten Institutionen. Gleichzeitig ist sie aber auch Ausdruck des politischen Engagements der Bürger_innen jenseits der Wahlurnen. Der Begriff Gegen-Demokratie hebt das Widersprüchliche des Misstrauens hervor, das einerseits die Wachsamkeit der Bürger_innen fördert und auf diese Weise dazu beiträgt, die staatlichen Instanzen für gesellschaftliche Forderungen empfänglicher zu machen, das andererseits aber auch destruktive Formen von Ablehnung und Verleumdung begünstigen kann. Das heißt: Die Gegen-Demokratie bestätigt nicht nur, sie kann auch widersprechen. Rosanvallon entfaltet die verschiedenen Aspekte von Gegen-Demokratie und schreibt ihre Geschichte. Nicht zuletzt plädiert er dafür, die ständige Rede von der Politikverdrossenheit zu überdenken. Denn es ist eher von einem Wandel als von einem Niedergang des bürgerschaftlichen Engagements zu sprechen. Verändert haben sich lediglich das Repertoire, die Träger und die Ziele des politischen Ausdrucks. Die Bürger_innen haben inzwischen viele Alternativen zum Wahlzettel, um ihre Sorgen und Beschwerden zu artikulieren. Die politische Form der Gegen-Demokratie sollte im Diskurs der Politikverdrossenheit nicht unterschätzt, sondern aktiv genutzt werden.
Posted in Political Science

History Today

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: N.A

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Who Built the Bandwagon?

A Study of the Founders of the Colonial Society of 1868

Author: Edward James Beasley

Publisher: N.A



Page: 710

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The Contest for Social Science

Relations and Representations of Gender and Class

Author: Eileen Yeo

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 396

View: 5800

Opening in the period of revolutions between 1789 and 1850, this book explores the contention over social science from above and below. It breaks away from othodox interpretations of the development of social science to explore the subject as a contest for class and gender power.
Posted in Social Science


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Vols. for 1969-1970 consist of the proceedings of the Conference on British Studies, Pacific Northwest Section; summer 1971-winter 1972 consists of the proceedings of the Conference on British Studies at its Regional and National Meetings; spring 1979-winter 1980 includes proceedings of the Conference on British Studies at its Regional and National Meetings; spring 1983- includes proceedings of the North Americna Conference on British Studies.
Posted in Great Britain

Victorian ethics

Author: Nathan Uglow,Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954015992

Category: Ethics

Page: 188

View: 1770

Posted in Ethics

Dictionary of Liberal Thought

Author: Duncan Brack,Ed Randall

Publisher: Politicos Pub


Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 3147

Do you often find yourself saying, 'I'm so busy' or 'I just have so much to do'? It's easy to get overwhelmed with appointments, gatherings, to-do lists. But what are we really doing with our time? Many of us are running from place to place and it seems like life is just passing us by. We're doing so many things, a little bit of everything, and yet it doesn't feel like much of a life. But most of us find it hard to say no. We feel obligated. There are so many good things to do. So many good caus
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Social Citizenship and Democracy in Modern Britain

Author: Daniel Ussishkin

Publisher: N.A



Page: 722

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The professionalization of the English church from 1560 to 1700

ambassadors for Christ

Author: Stewart A. Dippel

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr


Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 5677

Dipple asserts that English clergy, from the late 16th through the 17th centuries, "developed and applied an ideology of hierophanic function as the framework upon which to hang their identity and their claims to privilege, position, and power". He suggests that the professionalization of the clergy parallels that of the law, public administration, and education, and that the clergy verified this reclaimed professional status using concepts of sacred space, time, and person.
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