War and Democracy in the Age of Empire

Author: Michael Hardt,Antonio Negri

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110101041X

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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In their international bestseller Empire, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri presented a grand unified vision of a world in which the old forms of imperialism are no longer effective. But what of Empire in an age of “American empire”? Has fear become our permanent condition and democracy an impossible dream? Such pessimism is profoundly mistaken, the authors argue. Empire, by interconnecting more areas of life, is actually creating the possibility for a new kind of democracy, allowing different groups to form a multitude, with the power to forge a democratic alternative to the present world order.Exhilarating in its optimism and depth of insight, Multitude consolidates Hardt and Negri’s stature as two of the most important political philosophers at work in the world today.

Madness in the Multitude

Human Security and World Disorder

Author: Fen Osler Hampson,Jean Daudelin

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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Madness in the Multitude explores the nature of human security in the contemporary world. At one level, human security is about "freedom from fear" and alleviating the plight of innocent victims of armed conflict. Civil strife in many corners of the globe - East Timor, Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, Georgia, Tajikistan - have witnessed extraordinary violence directed at civilians, especially the most vulnerable citizens in society such as women and children. International efforts to curb the production and use of anti-personnel landmines, half the proliferation and spread of small arms, and strengthen international prohibitions against the most egregious violations of human rights through the establishment of an International Criminal Court are directed at augmenting human security. But at another level, the concept of human security addresses a much wider set of concerns. There are those who argue that human security is not just about "freedom from fear" but also "freedom from want" and other kinds of deprivation. These advocates point to the adverse affects of globalization on human development and the problems of achieving social justice in a world where the forces of globalization have unequal impacts on the distribution of wealth and income. According to this view, the widening gap between the world's richest and poorest countries is a major cause for concern as are a wide range of nonmilitary threats to human health and survival such as AIDS, water andair-borne pollutants, and the general deterioration of the biosphere. In a wide-ranging theoretical and empirical analysis, Madness in the Multitude examines the different meanings and understanding of the concept of human security and how the concept of human security has evolved over the past two centuries. Through case studies of the International Criminal Court, the Anti-personnel Landmines Treaty, international efforts to control small arms, military intervention in Kosovo and elsewhere, and the work of international development agencies and lending institutions, this book asks whether there is a new human security "paradigm" of international politics and what the implications of this paradigm for international order are. The volume suggests that human security constitutes a new kind of global public good whose provision challenges our traditional conceptions about the purpose and function of international institutions, the role of civil society, and the nature of powerin international politics. This book explores how our conceptions of human security have evolved in the latter half of the twentieth century, analyzing the debate about how best to promote and advance human security.

A Multitude of Women

The Challenges of the Contemporary Italian Novel

Author: Stefania Lucamante

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802097944

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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A Multitude of Women looks at the ways in which both Italian literary tradition and external influences have assisted Italian women writers in rethinking the theoretical and aesthetic ties between author, text, and readership in the construction of the novel. Stefania Lucamante discusses the valuable contributions that Italian women writers have made to the contemporary novel and illustrates the relevance of the novelistic examples set by their predecessors. She addresses various discursive communities, reading works by Di Lascia, Ferrante, Vinci, and others with reference to intertextuality and the theories of Elsa Morante and Simone de Beauvoir. This study identifies a positive deviation from literary and ideological orthodoxy, a deviation that helps give meaning to the Italian novel and to transform the traditional notion of the canon in Italian literature. Lucamante argues that this is partly due to the merits of women writers and their ability to eschew obsolete patterns in narrative while favouring forms that are more attuned to the ever-changing needs of society. She shows that contemporary novels by women authors mirror a shift from previous trends in which the need for female emancipation interfered with the actual literary and aesthetic significance of the novel. A Multitude of Women offers a new epistemology of the novel and will appeal to those interested in women's writing, readership, Italian studies, and literary studies in general.

Alone in the Multitude

Author: Christopher Pointe, T.,Steven O. Allen

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1597818771

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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The Mixed Multitude

Jacob Frank and the Frankist Movement, 1755-1816

Author: Pawel Maciejko

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812204582

Category: Religion

Page: 376

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In 1756, Jacob Frank, an Ottoman Jew who had returned to the Poland of his birth, was discovered leading a group of fellow travelers in a suspect religious service. At the request of the local rabbis, Polish authorities arrested the participants. Jewish authorities contacted the bishop in whose diocese the service had taken place and argued that since the rites of Frank's followers involved the practice of magic and immoral conduct, both Jews and Christians should condemn them and burn them at the stake. The scheme backfired, as the Frankists took the opportunity to ally themselves with the Church, presenting themselves as Contra-Talmudists who believed in a triune God. As a Turkish subject, Frank was released and temporarily expelled to the Ottoman territories, but the others were found guilty of breaking numerous halakhic prohibitions and were subject to a Jewish ban of excommunication. While they professed their adherence to everything that was commanded by God in the Old Testament, they asserted as well that the Rabbis of old had introduced innumerable lies and misconstructions in their interpretations of that holy book. Who were Jacob Frank and his followers? To most Christians, they seemed to be members of a Jewish sect; to Jewish reformers, they formed a group making a valiant if misguided attempt to bring an end to the power of the rabbis; and to more traditional Jews, they were heretics to be suppressed by the rabbinate. What is undeniable is that by the late eighteenth century, the Frankists numbered in the tens of thousands and had a significant political and ideological influence on non-Jewish communities throughout eastern and central Europe. Based on extensive archival research in Poland, the Czech Republic, Israel, Germany, the United States, and the Vatican, The Mixed Multitude is the first comprehensive study of Frank and Frankism in more than a century and offers an important new perspective on Jewish-Christian relations in the Age of Enlightenment.

Art and Multitude

Author: Antonio Negri

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745649009

Category: Philosophy

Page: 123

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"Metamorphoses: art and immaterial labour" talk given at the Tate Britain, 19 Jan. 2008.

Spirit, Qi, and the Multitude

A Comparative Theology for the Democracy of Creation

Author: Hyo-Dong Lee

Publisher: Comparative Theology: Thinking

ISBN: 0823255018

Category: Philosophy

Page: 362

View: 9297

A comparative theological and philosophical analysis of the concept of spirit in the West and the concept of qi (ch'i) in East Asia in regard to their respective and mutually illuminating potentials for sustaining a pluralistic and democratic metaphysical vision of the cosmos.

Mathematics for the multitude?

a history of the Mathematical Association

Author: Michael H. Price,Mathematical Association

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mathematics

Page: 324

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A Girl of the Multitude

Author: William Rutherford Hayes Trowbridge

Publisher: N.A



Page: 286

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Conflict, Power, and Multitude in Machiavelli and Spinoza

Tumult and Indignation

Author: Filippo Del Lucchese

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441153799

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Conflict, Power and Multitude in Machiavelli and Spinoza explores Spinoza's political philosophy by confronting it with that of Niccolò Machiavelli. Filippo Del Lucchese conducts a study of the relationship between Machiavelli and Spinoza from a perspective at once philosophical, historical and political. The book begins by showing how closely tied the two thinkers are in relation to realism. Del Lucchese then goes on to examine the theme of conflict as a crucial element of an understanding of Machiavelli and Spinoza's conceptions of modernity. The book concludes with an examination of the concept of 'multiplicity' and 'plural' expressions of politics, namely Machiavelli's popolo and Spinoza's multitudo. Overall, the Machiavelli-Spinoza axis offers a fruitful perspective through which to analyse the relationship between contending ideas of modernity from a historical point of view, and provides an original point of departure for discussing some key theoretical, political and juridical notions that have resurfaced in contemporary debates.

Occupy Religion

Theology of the Multitude

Author: Joerg Rieger, Perkins School of Theology, SMU; author of Christ And Empire,Kwok Pui-lan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442217936

Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 304

Occupy Religion introduces readers to the growing role of religion in the Occupy Movement and asks provocative questions about how people of faith can work for social justice. From the temperance movement to the Civil Rights movement, churches have played key roles in important social movements, and Occupy Religion shows this role is no less critical today.


Cross-cultural Readings for Writers

Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780070170865

Category: History

Page: 591

View: 7275

This text brings together a diverse spectrum of voices and issues that reflect our sociaety. The anthology is divided into 10 broad themes and provides a variety of perspectives on the ways people connect across boundaries of ethnicity, class, gender, age and geography. Providing extensive teaching appratus, this text includes: prereading questions geared to differnet learning styles; biographical headnotes to aid students' understanding of the writer's background; and a variety of analysis questions and writing assignments that make strong reading/writing connections and challenges students to think critically.

A Cultural History of the British Census

Envisioning the Multitude in the Nineteenth Century

Author: K. Levitan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230337600

Category: History

Page: 272

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The book explores the hotly disputed process by which the census was created and developed and examines how a wide cast of characters, including statisticians, novelists, national and local officials, political and social reformers, and journalists responded to and used the idea of a census.

The Measure of Multitude

Population in Medieval Thought

Author: Peter Biller

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198206321

Category: History

Page: 476

View: 673

'There are many strengths to this book, not least the imaginative lateral thinking required to conceive the topic in the first place... an outstanding and original study, which approaches the high middle ages (in its reality as well as its thought worlds) from an unexpected but remarkably productive direction. Its heterogeneous interests should inspire a wide readership, including scholars of medieval medicine, population, theological thought, religious practice and canon law.' -History'This excellent book is not a study of medieval population (although it does contain, amongst many other riches, a helpful summary of work on medieval demography) but concerns how medieval people thought about population... astounding range of material.' -History'Peter Biller has produced a trail-blazing book, packed with intellectual fireworks. It fuses diverse sources and scraps of information to detonate an explosion of insights... anyone interested in pre-modern medicine must read it. It will stimulate and satisfy the curiosity of students and researchers alike.' -Medical History'Biller takes the reader on a grand tour of sources and themes... There is no jargon in his book. He sensitively lets these texts speak, contextualizes them, and occasionally offers informed conjectures whenever the text does not provide a clear-cut proof.' -Medical History'This is not only a solid scholarly enterprise on the highest level, it is also a pedagogic manifesto of how one can and perhaps should handle historical sources.' -Medical History'This is an impressive piece of scholarship. Through careful explication of the sources, Biller provides an account of medieval demography that places medicine in a new and exciting context, one which gave medical theory added relevance for its contemporaries . This is a story to which every historian of medieval medicine will want to pay close attention.' -Social History of Medicine'Biller adopts a sophisticated approach to his material... This work is primarily an exercise in the history of ideas, but it is also an extremely rich source of information for social historians of medicine.' -Social History of Medicine'Peter Biller ends his book with a question: is medieval demographic thought recognisably there? He has left his readers with only one possible answer - and in doing so changed the way we must think not just about the medieval past but about what has come after in terms of understanding the world.' -History TodayPeter Biller's innovative study challenges the view that medieval thought was fundamentally abstract. He describes what medieval people 'thought' about population, studying the texts which constrained their thought, and examining the medieval realities which shaped it, such as birth, birth-control, sex-ratio, marriage ages, length of life, and the population of the Holy Land.

A multitude of counsellors

a history of the bar of Victoria

Author: Sir Arthur Dean,Victorian Bar Council

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 332

View: 8811


Multiscreen UX Design

Developing for a Multitude of Devices

Author: Wolfram Nagel

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128027509

Category: Computers

Page: 332

View: 2365

People today use technology on different devices in different locations. Users expect to access information on all relevant screens and across multiple channels through smartphones, tablets, laptops/desktops, smart (internet-connected) TVs, and other devices, such as smartwatches for example. Multiscreen is no longer a nice add-on, it’s a requirement. In this environment, user experience needs to cater to multiple devices. This book provides a holistic approach that will help UX professionals to offer a hands-on guide for UX design across multiple screens. It presents an opportunity to learn how to cater designs for customers. Readers will find patterns, strategies, examples and case studies, methodologies, and insights to help inspire them to develop a viable strategy for their own digital products and services. UX professionals will walk through important elements of multiscreen UX: Investigating the devices and their capabilities Understanding the users and their capabilities Considering the context in which users use these devices Navigating next generation information experiences and the future of content management Designing content and UI architecture for multiscreen projects A hands-on, practical guide to UX design for how users approach content – across more than one screen at a time Discusses devices, users, and their practices Includes best practices, real-world examples, and tips and tricks A preface written by Scott Jenson

Poetry of the Possible

Spontaneity, Modernism, and the Multitude

Author: Joel Nickels

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816676089

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 9923

The abstractions of modernism reimagined as figurations of collective self-organization

Exploring the Multitude of Muslims in Europe

Essays in Honour of Jørgen S. Nielsen

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004362525

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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In Exploring the Multitude of Muslims in Europe, the fourteen collected articles present conceptualisations, productions and explorations of the multitudes of Muslims in Europe, echoing and honouring Jørgen S. Nielsen’s work on the challenges for Muslim communities in Europe.