Goffman's Legacy

Author: A. Javier Trevi-O

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742519787

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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Erving Goffman (1922-82) was arguably one of the most influential American sociologists of the twentieth century. A keen observer of the interaction order of everyday life, Goffman's books, which have sold in the hundreds of thousands, continue to be widely read and his concepts have permanently entered the sociology lexicon. This volume consists of twelve original essays, all written by prominent Goffman scholars, that critically assess Goffman's many contributions to various areas of study, including functionalism, social psychology, ethnomethodology, and feminist theory.

The Past as Legacy

Luke-Acts and Ancient Epic

Author: Marianne Palmer Bonz

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451413571

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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Argues that the historical occasion of the great literary epics was an analogous situation for the composition of Luke-Acts.

The Educational Legacy of Romanticism

Author: Aubrey Rosenberg,Calgary Institute for the Humanities

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 0889209960

Category: Education

Page: 310

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Papers of a conference held at the Calgary Institute of the Humanities, Oct. 13-18, 1988.

The Mothers Legacy to Her Vnborn [i.e. Unborn] Childe [i.e. Child]

Author: Elizabeth Jocelin,Jean LeDrew Metcalfe

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802046949

Category: History

Page: 135

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A facing-page edition of a seventeenth-century mother's advice book, giving insights both into female Protestant religious devotion, authorship and spirituality, and into how women's words were altered in the transmission by male editors.

Assessing the Lee Teng-hui Legacy in Taiwan's Politics

Democratic Consolidation and External Relations

Author: Professor of Politcal Science Bruce Dickson,Linda Chao

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765610638

Category: History

Page: 300

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Annotation The twelve year's of Lee Teng-hui's presidency were marked by a series of contrary trends: tremendous progress in the consolidation of Taiwain's democracy; deterioration of the Kuomintang's popularity and the spread of black and gold politics (the influence of organized crime and corruption in the political system); a growing role for Taiwan in international affairs; and periodic and often intense conflicts with China.In this book some of the most influential scholars of Taiwan's domestic politics and international relations assess Lee Teng-hui's presidency and his legacy for Taiwan's current leaders and the political system as a whole.

Boltzmann's Legacy

Author: Giovanni Gallavotti,Wolfgang L. Reiter,Jakob Yngvason

Publisher: European Mathematical Society

ISBN: 9783037190579

Category: Science

Page: 276

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The Legacy of Rome

A New Appraisal

Author: Richard Jenkyns,Reader in Classical Languages and Literature Fellow Richard Jenkyns

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198219170

Category: Drama

Page: 479

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The achievements of the Roman world have profoundly affected European and world civilization. The original Legacy of Rome, edited by Cyril Bailey, was published in 1923 and has been widely read and enjoyed. Nearly seventy years on, this new edition, illustrated with 24 pages of plates, offersan entirely fresh assessment of the influence of ancient Rome on the literature, art, culture, thought, and governance of later times. Fourteen contributors from a variety of disciplines each bring their individual knowledge and experience to the subjects discussed. Classical scholars consider the influence of Virgil, Horace, Ovid, pastoral, satire, and rhetoric. Historians assess Rome's impact through the ages, and textualtransmission. Art, architecture, law, drama, and language are also individually discussed. The varied approach and content of this new appraisal bear witness to the richness of the civilization which forms such a large part of our heritage today.

The Legacy of Muslim Spain

Author: Salma Khadra Jayyusi,Manuela Marín

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004095991

Category: History

Page: 1

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The civilisation of medieval Muslim Spain is perhaps the most brilliant and prosperous of its age and has been essential to the direction which civilisation in medieval Europe took. This volume is the first ever in any language to deal in a really comprehensive manner with all major aspects of Islamic civilisation in medieval Spain.

Asad's Legacy

Syria in Transition

Author: Eyal Ziser


ISBN: 9781850654506

Category: Syria

Page: 218

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"Eyal Zisser tackles these questions and examines the legacy of the man President Clinton called "the smartest leader in the Middle East as far as I.Q. is concerned." He also explores the peculiar dynamics of the Asad family with its Byzantine power plays and competing factions." "Asad's legacy is the most up-to-date, thorough treatment of Hafiz al-Asad's role in the history and politics of the contemporary Middle East. It sheds new light on the story of Asad's rule over his nation and points the way to the future of Syria and the entire region."--Jacket.