No Such Thing as Society

No Such Thing as Society

Author: David Mellor

Publisher: Hayward Gallery

ISBN: UCSC:32106019186730

Category: Photography

Page: 168

View: 752

When thinking of late-twentieth-century Britain, we often think of pop exports like The Beatles, the Sex Pistols or The Smiths and forget that England, from the late 60s through the 80s, was brutally depressed by inflation, unemployment, strikes, blackouts and racial unrest. Beginning in the early 70s, the Arts Council of Great Britain (now Arts Council England) began to commission photographers--including now-well-known artists, such as Ian Breakwell and Martin Parr--to document these turbulent and changing times through black-and-white photographs. By the 1980s, the British Council had also begun to collect new color photography by artists who were documenting the social scene. This volume brings the two collections together, with an essay by photography historian and critic David A. Mellor. A radically new picture of these 20 pivotal years emerges.
Categories: Photography

No Such Thing as Society

No Such Thing as Society

This volume brings the two collections together, with an essay by photography historian and critic David A. Mellor. A radically new picture of these 20 pivotal years emerges.

Author: David Mellor

Publisher: Hayward Gallery

ISBN: UCSC:32106019186730

Category: Photography

Page: 168

View: 125

When thinking of late-twentieth-century Britain, we often think of pop exports like The Beatles, the Sex Pistols or The Smiths and forget that England, from the late 60s through the 80s, was brutally depressed by inflation, unemployment, strikes, blackouts and racial unrest. Beginning in the early 70s, the Arts Council of Great Britain (now Arts Council England) began to commission photographers--including now-well-known artists, such as Ian Breakwell and Martin Parr--to document these turbulent and changing times through black-and-white photographs. By the 1980s, the British Council had also begun to collect new color photography by artists who were documenting the social scene. This volume brings the two collections together, with an essay by photography historian and critic David A. Mellor. A radically new picture of these 20 pivotal years emerges.
Categories: Photography

Site Reading

Site Reading

Latour is a rather peculiar sociologist—one might even call him an antisociologist
—because he contends that there is no such thing as society or the social,
traditionally understood: no such thing as a special domain of reality (distinct from
, say ...

Author: David J. Alworth

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691183343

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 973

Site Reading offers a new method of literary and cultural interpretation and a new theory of narrative setting by examining five sites—supermarkets, dumps, roads, ruins, and asylums—that have been crucial to American literature and visual art since the mid-twentieth century. Against the traditional understanding of setting as a static background for narrative action and character development, David Alworth argues that sites figure in novels as social agents. Engaging a wide range of social and cultural theorists, especially Bruno Latour and Erving Goffman, Site Reading examines how the literary figuration of real, material environments reorients our sense of social relations. To read the sites of fiction, Alworth demonstrates, is to reveal literature as a profound sociological resource, one that simultaneously models and theorizes collective life. Each chapter identifies a particular site as a point of contact for writers and artists—the supermarket for Don DeLillo and Andy Warhol; the dump for William Burroughs and Mierle Laderman Ukeles; the road for Jack Kerouac, Joan Didion, and John Chamberlain; the ruin for Thomas Pynchon and Robert Smithson; and the asylum for Ralph Ellison, Gordon Parks, and Jeff Wall—and shows how this site mediates complex interactions among humans and nonhumans. The result is an interdisciplinary study of American culture that brings together literature, visual art, and social theory to develop a new sociology of literature that emphasizes the sociology in literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Anthem Companion to Robert N Bellah

The Anthem Companion to Robert N  Bellah

As long as “I” am taken care of, and can buy what “I” want (things, feelings, ideas,
influence), do “I” need to concern ... Or we have the “let the market decide” fiction,
in which there is, as Margaret Thatcher remarked, “no such thing as society.

Author: Matteo Bortolini

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783089635

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 674

"The Anthem Companion to Robert N. Bellah" is the first major collection of essays on the life and work of Robert N. Bellah (1927–2013), one of the foremost sociologists of religion of the twentieth century. Bellah’s work was central to many fields: the sociology of Japanese religion; the relationship between sociology and the humanities; the relationship between American religion and politics; the cultures of modern individualism; evolution and society. Bellah’s seminal work on “civil religion” in the early 1970s created a huge debate across the disciplines that continues into the present times; his coauthored book "Habits of the Heart" (1985) was a best seller and the object of sustained discussion in the general public sphere; his last magnum opus, Religion in Human Evolution, published at 84, was a monument to an extraordinary scholarly and intellectual career. The object of this collection of essays by top American and European scholars from the social sciences and humanities is to highlight the richness of Bellah’s work. Each essay has a double character: it introduces a single topic in an accessible and complete way and then presents a reflection on the viability and import of Bellah’s ideas for interpreting contemporary phenomena.
Categories: Social Science

ThirdWay

ThirdWay

Conservative Party leader David Cameron speaks as he attends a discussion on
the National School Leaver ... in part behind Mrs Thatcher's widely misinterpreted
claim that 'There is no such thing as society' - a claim Cameron cunningly both ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 32

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Monthly current affairs magazine from a Christian perspective with a focus on politics, society, economics and culture.
Categories:

Sixteen sermons etc

Sixteen sermons  etc

And the Consequence of this must be , that there could be no such Thing as
Society and Conversation in those bleffed Regions ; for the Pleasure and Benefit
of Conversation lyes in the Exchange of Sentiments and Ideas , without which
there ...

Author: Josiah HORT (Archbishop of Tuam.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0023389667

Category:

Page: 507

View: 365

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The Shame Game

The Shame Game

struck me specifically around this time, especially as a student of politics and
sociology, was the way people from my ... It's all about the money, money, money:
there's no such thing as society In 1987, Margaret Thatcher made a statement
that ...

Author: O'Hara, Mary

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447349266

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 916

What does it mean to be poor in Britain and America? For decades the primary narrative about poverty in both countries is that it has been caused by personal flaws or ‘bad life decisions’ rather than policy choices or economic inequality. This misleading account has become deeply embedded in the public consciousness with serious ramifications for how financially vulnerable people are seen, spoken about and treated. Drawing on a two-year multi-platform initiative, this book by award-winning journalist and author Mary O’Hara, asks how we can overturn this portrayal once and for all. Crucially, she turns to the real experts to try to find answers – the people who live it.
Categories: Social Science

The Law Magazine and Review

The Law Magazine and Review

men must have existed together in the world for some time without any laws ; it
took for granted that in the early state ... with some theoretical writers , that there
ever was a time when there was no such thing as society either natural or civil ;
and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5103363

Category: Law

Page:

View: 184

Categories: Law

Transactions and proceedings of the New Zealand Institute

Transactions and proceedings of the New Zealand Institute

It thus appears that in a communistic society there is no such thing as capital in
the sense of a fund for carrying on fresh production , or of a fund set aside for
productive re - investment . The material requisites of production are labourers
and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB11385791

Category:

Page:

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An Honest Lawyer

An Honest Lawyer

equilibrium , “ that you miss the essence of the thing ; the fact that most of these
men are giving some sort of service to their fellows . ” " That is true ... Why , boy ,
there is no such thing , there can be no such thing , as society is now organized .

Author: Alvah Milton Kerr

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002071956N

Category: American fiction

Page: 312

View: 678

Categories: American fiction

The Popular Science Monthly

The Popular Science Monthly

At the beginning , the most obvious thing concerning labor is , that it is a
commodity . It is a thing bought and sold , and is of little value except under that
condition . There is no such thing as society where labor is not bought , sold , or ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101026751097

Category: Science

Page:

View: 144

Categories: Science

On the Sports and Pursuits of the English as Bearing Upon Their National Character

On the Sports and Pursuits of the English  as Bearing Upon Their National Character

The vices which crept into the Court at the Restoration found their way through
the various grades of society , and gambling , with its usual concomitants ... In the
previous century there had been no such thing as society , properly so called .

Author: Thomas Egerton Earl of Wilton

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112064251454

Category: Sports

Page: 334

View: 846

Categories: Sports

Commentaries on the Laws of England

Commentaries on the Laws of England

The only true and natural foundations of society are the wants and the fears of
individuals . Not that we can believe , with some theoretical writers , that there
ever was a time when there was no such thing as society either natural or civil ;
but 8 ...

Author: William Blackstone

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112203485299

Category: Law

Page:

View: 330

Categories: Law

No Such Thing as Society

No Such Thing as Society

In the late 1970s, the far-right National Front declared that part of its mission was
to stop white youths from being corrupted by listening to 'negro rhythms' and
instead to have them listening to home-grown working-class music, such as Oi!

Author: Andy McSmith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849016612

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 381

The 1980s was the revolutionary decade of the twentieth century. To look back in 1990 at the Britain of ten years earlier was to look into another country. The changes were not superficial, like the revolution in fashion and music that enlivened the 1960s; nor were they quite as unsettling and joyless as the troubles of the 1970s. And yet they were irreversible. By the end of the decade, society as a whole was wealthier, money was easier to borrow, there was less social upheaval, less uncertainty about the future. Perhaps the greatest transformation of the decade was that by 1990, the British lived in a new ideological universe where the defining conflict of the twentieth century, between capitalism and socialism, was over. Thatcherism took the politics out of politics and created vast differences between rich and poor, but no expectation that the existence of such gross inequalities was a problem that society or government could solve - because as Mrs Thatcher said, 'There is no such thing as society ... people must look to themselves first.' From the Falklands war and the miners' strike to Bobby Sands and the Guildford Four, from Diana and the New Romantics to Live Aid and the 'big bang', from the Rubik's cube to the ZX Spectrum, McSmith's brilliant narrative account uncovers the truth behind the decade that changed Britain forever.
Categories: History

In the Crucible

In the Crucible

Society recognizes no whispers , or there would be no such thing as society by to
- morrow . People are always innocent until proclaimed guilty aloud . Even
supposing that this unsubstantiated gossip about poor Mrs . Ames were true , do
you ...

Author: Grace Denio Litchfield

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN1SP5

Category:

Page: 344

View: 513

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Neil Kinnock

Neil Kinnock

But the cheers were loudest for Kinnock ' s cutting dismissal of Mrs Thatcher and
all that she stood for , after her remarks in a magazine interview : There is no
such thing as society , she says . No obligation to the community . No sense of ...

Author: Eileen Jones

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: UOM:39015032505821

Category: Great Britain

Page: 219

View: 747

The author draws together strands of political analysis and personality profiles, having talked to Neil Kinnock and those who have worked with him. A single-minded determination to achieve party unity during nine years as Leader of the Opposition brought Kinnock close to being Prime Minister.
Categories: Great Britain

Puck

Puck

scented little chamber , should not study to give an entertainment very charming
in its own fashion , quite as well as Urbs ... how is it , then , that in London you
reiterate the eternal complaint - all of you — that there is no such thing as Society
?

Author: Ouida

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924013470061

Category:

Page: 328

View: 578

This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!
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Fires Were Started

Fires Were Started

NO SUCH THING AS SOCIETY : TELEVISION AND THE APOCALYPSE Sean O'
Sullivan In 1987 the British Prime Minister gave an interview to Woman's Own , a
cheery magazine of domestic and sartorial inclinations . The article admiringly ...

Author: Lester D. Friedman

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1904764711

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 341

View: 791

Fires Were Started is a provocative analysis of the responses of British film to the policies and political ideology of the Conservative governments of Margaret Thatcher and it represents an original and stimulating contribution to our knowledge of British cinema. This second edition includes revised and updated contributions from some of the leading scholars of British cinema, including Thomas Elsaesser, Peter Wollen and Manthia Diawara. The book discuss prominent filmmakers such as Peter Greenaway, Derek Jarman, Ken Russell, Nicolas Roeg and Stephen Frears, it also explores some lesser known but equally important territory such as the work of Black British filmmakers, the Leeds Animation Workshop and Channel 4's Film on Four. Films discussed include Distant Voices, Still Lives, My Beautiful Launderette, Chariots of Fire and Drowning by Numbers.
Categories: Performing Arts

Social Theory

Social Theory

They have typically viewed nationalism as surplus to society that only needs
deployment in situations of ' hot ' extremism , situations which ' THERE IS NO
SUCH THING AS SOCIETY ' supposedly do not describe societies of the ' west (
Billig ...

Author: Peter Kivisto

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: NWU:35556041011636

Category: Social Science

Page: 612

View: 727

"Featuring eighty-two seminal writings, Social Theory helps students draw connections across different schools of thought. Each reading is enhanced by a concise, thought-provoking introduction that highlights its key points and frames it in a larger context. These introductions serve as a useful 'road map' for students as they travel through the diverse views and continuing debates that make the study of social theory an exciting adventure. The introductions also explain core issues and relationships among the topics covered.
Categories: Social Science