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Works: 525 works in 685 publications in 1 language and 10,809 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Bibliography 
Classifications: DT100, 956.04
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Most widely held works by California Digital Library
Representations images of the world in Ciceronian oratory by Ann Vasaly( Computer File )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 960 libraries worldwide
Structure and dynamics ejournal of anthropological and related sciences ( file )
in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
Colonising Egypt by Timothy Mitchell( file )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Extending deconstructive theory to historical and political analysis, Timothy Mitchell examines the peculiarity of Western conceptions of order and truth through a re-reading of Europe's colonial encounter with nineteenth-century Egypt
Reinventing Britain Constitutional Change under New Labour by Andrew McDonald( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Contrary to popular myth, Britain does have a constitution, one that is uncodified and commanded little political interest for most of the twentieth century. This work tells the story of Britain's constitutional reform and weighs its long-term significance, with essays both by officials who worked on the reforms and by other leading commentators
California Italian studies ( file )
in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
The California Italian Studies Journal is a digital, peer-reviewed, open access journal committed to publishing innovative and influential scholarly work in the field of Italian Studies. The nascent journal will feature interdisciplinary, comparative, and critical scholarship
UC Press e-books collection, 1982-2004 ( file )
in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Includes almost 2,000 books from academic presses on a range of topics including art, science, history, music, religion and fiction. Access to the entire collection of electronic books is open to all University of California faculty, staff, and students, while more than 500 of the titles are available to the public
Rediscovering Palestine merchants and peasants in Jabal Nablus, 1700-1900 by Beshara Doumani( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Bread and authority in Russia, 1914-1921 by Lars T Lih( file )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
American urban architecture : catalysts in the design of cities by Wayne Attoe( Book )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Rebel and saint Muslim notables, populist protest, colonial encounters (Algeria and Tunisia, 1800-1904) by Julia Ann Clancy-Smith( file )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
"Julia Clancy-Smith ... brings us a remarkable view of North African history from the perspective of the North Africans themselves. Focusing on the religious beliefs and political actions of Muslim elites and their followers in Algeria and Tunisia, she provides a richly detailed analysis of resistance and accommodation to colonial rule. -- Clancy-Smith demonstrates the continuities between the eras of Turkish and French rule as well as the importance of regional ties among elite families in defining Saharan political cultures. She rejects the position that Algerians and Tunisians were invariably victims of western colonial aggression, arguing instead that Muslim notables understood the outside world and were quite capable of manipulating the massive changes occurring around them."
Justice and the human genome project ( file )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
The Human Genome Project is an expensive, ambitious, and controversial attempt to locate and map every one of the approximately 100,000 genes in the human body. If it works, and we are able, for instance, to identify markers for genetic diseases long before they develop, who will have the right to obtain such information? What will be the consequences for health care, health insurance, employability, and research priorities? And, more broadly, how will attitudes toward human differences be affected, morally and socially, by the setting of a genetic "standard"?The compatibility of individual rights and genetic fairness is challenged by the technological possibilities of the future, making it difficult to create an agenda for a "just genetics." Beginning with an account of the utopian dreams and authoritarian tendencies of historical eugenics movements, this book's nine essays probe the potential social uses and abuses of detailed genetic information. Lucid and wide-ranging, these contributions will provoke discussion among bioethicists, legal scholars, and policy makers
Chinese history in economic perspective ( file )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
War, institutions, and social change in the Middle East by Steven Heydemann( file )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Few areas of the world have been as profoundly shaped by war as the Middle East in the twentieth century. Despite the prominence of war-making in this region, there has been surprisingly little research investigating the effects of war as a social and political process in the Middle East. To fill this gap, War, Institutions, and Social Change in the Middle East brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars who explore the role of war preparation and war-making on the formation and transformation of states and societies in the contemporary Middle East. Their findings pose significant challenges to widely accepted assumptions and present new theoretical starting points for the study of war and the state in the contemporary developing world. Heydemann's collaborators include political scientists, historians, anthropologists, and sociologists from the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Their essays are both theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich, covering topics such as the effects of World War II on state-market relations in Syria and Egypt, the role of war in the rise of the Palestine Liberation Organization, the political economy of Lebanese militias, and the effects of the 1967 war on state and social institutions in Israel. The volume originated as a research planning project of the Joint Committee on the Near and Middle East of the Social Science Research Council
Critical crossings : the New York intellectuals in postwar America by Neil Jumonville( file )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The period immediately following the Second World War was a time, observed Randall Jarrell, when many American writers looked to the art of criticism as the representative act of the intellectual. Rethinking this interval in our culture, Neil Jumonville focuses on the group of writers and thinkers who founded, edited, and wrote for some of the most influential magazines in the country, including Partisan Review, Politics, Commentary, and Dissent. In their rejection of ideological, visionary, and romantic outlooks, reviewers and essayists such as Sidney Hook, Irving Howe, Lionel Trilling, Harold Rosenberg, and Daniel Bell adopted a pragmatic criticism that had a profound influence on the American intellectual community. By placing pragmatism at the center of intellectual activity, the New York Critics crossed from large belief systems to more tentative answers in the hope of redefining the proper function of the intellectual in the new postwar world.Because members of the New York group always valued being intellectuals more than being political leftists, they adopted a cultural elitism that opposed mass culture. Ready to combat any form of absolutist thought, they found themselves pitted against a series of antagonists, from the 1930s to the present, whom they considered insufficiently rational and analytical to be good intellectuals: the Communists and their sympathizers, the Beat writers, and the New Left. Jumonville tells the story of some of the paradoxes and dilemmas that confront all intellectuals. In this sense the book is as much about what it means to be an intellectual as it is about a specific group of thinkers
Out of Eden : essays on modern art by W. S Di Piero( file )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Out of Eden presents the rigorous investigations and musings of a poet-essayist on the ways in which modern artists have confronted and transfigured the realist tradition of representation. Di Piero pursues his theme with an autobiographical force and immediacy. He fixes his attention on painters and photographers as disparate as Cezanne, Boccioni, Pollock, Warhol, Edward Weston, and Robert Frank. There is indeed a satisfying sweep to this collection: Matisse, Giacometti, Morandi, Bacon, the Tuscan Macchiaioli of the late nineteenth century, the Futurists of the early modern period, and the American pop painters.Di Piero's analysis of modern images also probes the relation between new kinds of image making and transcendence. The author argues that Matisse and Giacometti, for example, continued to exercise the religious imagination even in a desacralized age. And because Di Piero believes that the visual arts and poetry live intimate, coordinate lives, his essays speak of the relation of poetry to forms in art. Publisher's description
Theory of culture by Conference on the Theory oc Culture( file )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Beyond the stream Islam and society in a West African town by Robert Launay( Computer File )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Lawyers in society an overview by Richard L Abel( file )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Edited papers from a conference held in Bellagio, Italy, July 16-21, 1984
Broken tablets : the cult of the law in French art from David to Delacroix by Jonathan P Ribner( file )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Human rights and reform changing the face of North African politics by Susan Eileen Waltz( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Independence from colonial rule did not usher in the halcyon days many North Africans had hoped for, as the new governments in Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria soon came to rely on repression to reinforce and maintain power. In response to widespread human rights abuses, individuals across the Maghrib began to form groups in the late 1970s to challenge the political practices and structures in the region, and over time these independent human rights organizations became prominent political actors. The activists behind them are neither saints nor revolutionaries, but political reformers intent on changing political patterns that have impeded democratization. This study, the first systematic comparative analysis of North African politics in more than a decade, explores the ability of society, including Islamist forces, to challenge the powers of states. Locating Maghribi polities within their cultural and historical contexts, Waltz traces state-society relations in the contemporary period. Even as Algeria totters at the brink of civil war and security concerns rise across the region, the human rights groups Susan Waltz examines implicitly challenge the authoritarian basis of political governance. Their efforts have not led to the democratic transition many had hoped, but human rights have become a crucial new element of North African political discourse. -- Publisher's description
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