Origins of Democratic Culture

Printing, Petitions, and the Public Sphere in Early-modern England

Author: David Zaret

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691006949

Category: History

Page: 291

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This innovative work of historical sociology locates the origins of modern democratic discourse in the emergent culture of printing in early modern England. For David Zaret, the key to the rise of a democratic public sphere was the impact of this culture of printing on the secrecy and privilege that shrouded political decisions in seventeenth-century England. Zaret explores the unanticipated liberating effects of printing and printed communication in transforming the world of political secrecy into a culture of open discourse and eventually a politics of public opinion. Contrary to those who locate the origins of the public sphere in the philosophical tracts of the French Enlightenment, Zaret claims that it originated as a practical accomplishment, propelled by economic and technical aspects of printing--in particular heightened commercialism and increased capacity to produce texts. Zaret writes that this accomplishment gained impetus when competing elites--Royalists and Parliamentarians, Presbyterians and Independents--used printed material to reach the masses, whose leaders in turn invoked the authority of public opinion to lobby those elites. Zaret further shows how the earlier traditions of communication in England, from ballads and broadsides to inn and alehouse conversation, merged with the new culture of print to upset prevailing norms of secrecy and privilege. He points as well to the paradox for today's critics, who attribute the impoverishment of the public sphere to the very technological and economic forces that brought about the means of democratic discourse in the first place.
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The Gender of Freedom

Fictions of Liberalism and the Literary Public Sphere

Author: Elizabeth Maddock Dillon

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804729413

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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In a sweeping reassessment of early American literature, The Gender of Freedom explores the workings of the literary public sphere—from its colonial emergence through the antebellum flourishing of sentimentalism. Placing representations of and by women at the center rather than the margin of the public sphere, this book links modern forms of political identity to the seemingly private images of gender displayed prominently in the developing public sphere. The “fictions of liberalism” explored in this book are those of marriage and motherhood, sentimental domesticity, and heterosexual desire—narratives that structure the private realm upon which liberalism depends for its meaning and value. In a series of bold theoretical arguments and nuanced readings of literary texts, the author explores the political force of these private narratives with chapters on the Antinomian crisis in Puritan Massachusetts, early national models of gender and marriage in the works of Charles Brockden Brown and Hannah Webster Foster, infanticide narratives and nineteenth-century accounts of motherhood in the work of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Lydia Maria Child, and “re-arranging” marriage in the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
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Becoming Right

How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives

Author: Amy J. Binder,Kate Wood

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400844878

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Conservative pundits allege that the pervasive liberalism of America's colleges and universities has detrimental effects on undergraduates, most particularly right-leaning ones. Yet not enough attention has actually been paid to young conservatives to test these claims—until now. In Becoming Right, Amy Binder and Kate Wood carefully explore who conservative students are, and how their beliefs and political activism relate to their university experiences. Rich in interviews and insight, Becoming Right illustrates that the diverse conservative movement evolving among today’s college students holds important implications for the direction of American politics.
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Absolutismus

Author: Dagmar Freist

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783534147243

Category: Despotism

Page: 150

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The Eighteenth Century

A Current Bibliography

Author: Kevin L. Cope,Robert C. Leitz, III

Publisher: AMS Press

ISBN: 9780404622282

Category: Reference

Page: 674

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Weaving self-evidence

a sociology of logic

Author: Claude Rosental

Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 294

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The development of theorems in logic is generally thought to be a solitary and purely cerebral activity, and therefore unobservable by sociologists. In Weaving Self-Evidence, French sociologist Claude Rosental challenges this notion by tracing the history of one well-known recent example in the field of artificial intelligence--a theorem on the foundations of fuzzy logic. Rosental's analyses disclose the inherently social nature of the process by which propositions in logic are produced, disseminated, and established as truths. Rosental describes the different phases of the emergence of the theorem on fuzzy logic, from its earliest drafts through its publication and diffusion, discussion and reformulation, and eventual acceptance by the scientific community. Through observations made at major universities and scholarly conferences, and in electronic forums, he looks at the ways students are trained in symbolic manipulations and formal languages and examines how researchers work, interact, and debate emerging new ideas. By carefully analyzing the concrete mechanisms that lead to the collective development and corroboration of proofs, Rosental shows how a logical discovery and its recognition within the scholarly community are by no means the product of any one individual working in isolation, but rather a social process that can be observed and studied.Weaving Self-Evidence will interest students and researchers in sociology and the history and philosophy of science and technology, and anyone curious about how scientists work.
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Protest with Chinese Characteristics

Demonstrations, Riots, and Petitions in the Mid-Qing Dynasty

Author: Ho-fung Hung

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231525451

Category: History

Page: 288

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The origin of political modernity has long been tied to the Western history of protest and revolution, the currents of which many believe sparked popular dissent worldwide. Reviewing nearly one thousand instances of protest in China from the eighteenth to the early-nineteenth centuries, Ho-fung Hung charts an evolution of Chinese dissent that stands apart from Western trends. Hung samples from mid-Qing petitions and humble plaints to the emperor. He revisits rallies, riots, market strikes, and other forms of contention rarely considered in previous studies. Drawing on new world history, which accommodates parallels and divergences between political-economic and cultural developments East and West, Hung shows how the centralization of political power and an expanding market, coupled with a persistent Confucianist orthodoxy, shaped protesters' strategies and appeals in Qing China. This unique form of mid-Qing protest combined a quest for justice and autonomy with a filial-loyal respect for the imperial center, and Hung's careful research ties this distinct characteristic to popular protest in China today. As Hung makes clear, the nature of these protests prove late imperial China was anything but a stagnant and tranquil empire before the West cracked it open. In fact, the origins of modern popular politics in China predate the 1911 Revolution. Hung's work ultimately establishes a framework others can use to compare popular protest among different cultural fabrics. His book fundamentally recasts the evolution of such acts worldwide.
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Sociology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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International News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign study

Page: N.A

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Cultura política en América

Variaciones regionales y temporales

Author: Riccardo Forte,Natalia Silva Prada

Publisher: Casa Juan Pablos Centro Cultural

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political culture

Page: 220

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Choice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

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Literaten im Untergrund

Lesen, Schreiben und Publizieren im vorrevolutionären Frankreich

Author: Robert Darnton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: France

Page: 218

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Forthcoming Books

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Dept. of Bibliography,Arny, Rose

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States Imprints

Page: N.A

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Die feinen Unterschiede

Kritik der gesellschaftlichen Urteilskraft

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518576250

Category: Aesthetics, French

Page: 877

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Die Analyse des kulturellen Konsums ist für alle von Interesse, die geneigt sind, ihre eigenen, meist als selbstverständlich aufgefassten kulturellen Vorlieben und Praktiken zu prüfen. Der Reiz und das Verdienst des Buches liegen darin, dass der Autor immer im Kontakt zum konkreten Alltag bleibt. Die Lektüre der Feinen Unterschiede wird ein spannender Selbsterfahrungsprozess.
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Campagnes en mouvement en France du XVIe au XIXe siècle

Author: Antoine Follain

Publisher: Editions de l'Université de Dijon

ISBN: 9782915552898

Category: France

Page: 338

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Il y a cent ans, naissait à Mervans (Saône-et-Loire) Pierre de Saint Jacob qui a consacré sa vie de chercheur à l'étude des campagnes dans la France des Temps modernes. Sa grande thèse sur Les paysans de la Bourgogne du nord au dernier siècle de l'Ancien Régime (1960) est restée un modèle du genre, et sa thèse complémentaire Documents relatifs à la communauté villageoise en Bourgogne du milieu du XVIIe siècle à la Révolution (1962) a relancé l'histoire de la communauté rurale. Cet anniversaire a été commémoré par l'organisation à Dijon d'un colloque international d'histoire rurale " Autour de Pierre de Saint Jacob ".Venus de France, des Etats-Unis et du Canada, des historiens et historiens du droit montrent dans ce livre où en est la recherche historique dans les voies que Saint Jacob avait contribué à ouvrir. Loin d'être immobiles, comme on a pu le croire, les sociétés rurales étaient au contraire caractérisées par des dynamiques. L'économique, le social, le juridique ou le culturel... tout montre des Campagnes en mouvement en France du XVIe au XIXe siècle. Et si la Bourgogne est favorisée, sont aussi présents la Flandre et le Languedoc, la Normandie et l'Auvergne, l'Anjou et la Champagne.
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