Modernity and the Holocaust

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Cornell University Press #ad - The one big remaining question is the innocence of all the rest―not the least the innocence of ourselves. Among the conditions that made the mass extermination of the Holocaust possible, according to Bauman, the most decisive factor was modernity itself. Bauman writes, "once the problem of the guilt of the Holocaust perpetrators has been by and large settled.

Bauman's provocative interpretation counters the tendency to reduce the Holocaust to an episode in Jewish history, or to one that cannot be repeated in the West precisely because of the progressive triumph of modern civilization. Zygmunt bauman explores the silences found in debates about the Holocaust, and asks what the historical facts of the Holocaust tell us about the hidden capacities of present-day life.

Modernity and the Holocaust #ad - He finds great danger in such phenomena as the seductiveness of martyrdom; going to extremes in the name of safety; the insidious effects of tragic memory; and efficient, "scientific" implementation of the death penalty. Used book in Good Condition. A new afterword to this edition, "the Duty to Remember―But What?" tackles difficult issues of guilt and innocence on the individual and societal levels.

He demonstrates, rather, that we must understand the events of the Holocaust as deeply rooted in the very nature of modern society and in the central categories of modern social thought.

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Everything in Its Path: Destruction of Community in the Buffalo Creek Flood

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Making extensive use of the words of the people themselves, self-assertion and resignation, rise in out-migration, declining morality, rise in crime, Erikson details the conflicting tensions of mountain life in general—the tensions between individualism and dependency, disorientation, self-centeredness and group orientation—and examines the loss of connection, etc.

That resulted from the sudden loss of neighborhood. The 1977 sorokin award–winning story of Buffalo Creek in the aftermath of a devastating flood. On february 26, 1972, 132-million gallons of debris-filled muddy water burst through a makeshift mining-company dam and roared through Buffalo Creek, a narrow mountain hollow in West Virginia.

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Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

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Basic Books #ad - The new york times-bestselling guide to how automation is changing the economy, and reshaping our livesWinner of Best Business Book of the Year awards from the Financial Times and from Forbes"Lucid, comprehensive, undermining work, and unafraid. An indispensable contribution to a long-running argument.

Los angeles timeswhat are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary. Rise of the robots Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future. We must decide, now, whether the future will see broad-based prosperity or catastrophic levels of inequality and economic insecurity.

Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future #ad - . At the same time, especially from the two major industries-education and health care-that, households are under assault from exploding costs, so far, have not been transformed by information technology. The result could well be massive unemployment and inequality as well as the implosion of the consumer economy itself.

The past solutions to technological disruption, especially more training and education, aren't going to work. Rise of the robots is essential reading to understand what accelerating technology means for our economic prospects-not to mention those of our children-as well as for society as a whole. Artificial intelligence is already well on its way to making "good jobs" obsolete: many paralegals, office workers, journalists, and even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by robots and smart software.

As progress continues, blue and white collar jobs alike will evaporate, squeezing working- and middle-class families ever further.

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Sociological Theory in the Contemporary Era: Text and Readings

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Sociological theory in the contemporary Era, Third Edition is a text/reader that introduces students to the ideas and writings of key twentieth and twenty-first century theorists. Authors scott appelrouth and laura desfor Edles combine original texts, historical, with extensive framing discussions that provide crucial biographical, edited for classroom use, and theoretical context for readings.

Sociological Theory in the Contemporary Era: Text and Readings #ad - Sage publications Inc. The book also provides an over-arching scaffolding that students can use to examine, compare, and contrast each theorist’s major themes and concepts.

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The Practice of Research: How Social Scientists Answer Their Questions

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Oxford University Press #ad - Focusing on the experience of actually doing research, The Practice of Research illustrates methods in action. The practice of research presents a practical guide to doing research by excerpting well-known studies by some of the most distinguished social science researchers in the field today. This volume lets students not just read exemplary papers, but also gives students access to these authors as they personally narrate their practical solutions to common research challenges.

Sage publications Inc. Elder, Jr. Lehigh university* mario luis small, university of North Carolina* Ziad Munson, University of ChicagoThe personal reflections written by authors of each excerpted paper were prepared specifically for this volume. This unique reader for research methods courses looks at how social scientists ask and answer questions.

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Contributors include:* jessica brown, stanford University* Eszter Hargittai, University of Houston* Shelley Correll, Northwestern University* Michael T.

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Black Skin, White Masks

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Grove Press #ad - Rise of the robots Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future. Grove Press. Oxford university Press USA. Few modern voices have had as profound an impact on the black identity and critical race theory as Frantz Fanon, and Black Skin, White Masks  represents some of his most important work. Sage publications Inc.

Hailed for its scientific analysis and poetic grace when it was first published in 1952, the book remains a vital force today from one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history. Fanon’s masterwork is now available in a new translation that updates its language for a new generation of readers.

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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Routledge Classics

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Routledge #ad - Grove Press. Widely considered as the most informed work ever written on the social effects of advanced capitalism, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism holds its own as one of the most significant books of the twentieth century. Weber's highly accessible style is just one of many reasons for his continuing popularity.

Routledge. Oxford university Press USA. Rise of the robots Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future. Max weber's best-known and most controversial work, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, first published in 1904, remains to this day a powerful and fascinating read. The book is one of those rare works of scholarship which no informed citizen can afford to ignore.

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Cultural Studies 1983: A Theoretical History Stuart Hall: Selected Writings

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Duke University Press #ad - Throughout this personally guided tour of Cultural Studies' intellectual genealogy, Hall discusses the work of Richard Hoggart, Raymond Williams, and E. Unavailable until now, these lectures present Hall's original engagements with the theoretical positions that contributed to the formation of Cultural Studies.

Grove Press. Oxford university Press USA. The eight foundational lectures hall delivered at the University of Illinois in 1983 introduced North American audiences to a thinker and discipline that would shift the course of critical scholarship. The publication of cultural studies 1983 is a touchstone event in the history of Cultural Studies and a testament to Stuart Hall's unparalleled contributions.

Cultural Studies 1983: A Theoretical History Stuart Hall: Selected Writings #ad - Duke University Press. Throughout these theoretical reflections, Hall insists that Cultural Studies aims to provide the means for political change. Thompson; the influence of structuralism; the limitations and possibilities of Marxist theory; and the importance of Althusser and Gramsci. Sage publications Inc.

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Discourse on Colonialism

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Monthly Review Press #ad - Routledge. Sage publications Inc. Duke University Press. Aimé césaire eloquently describes the brutal impact of capitalism andcolonialism on both the colonizer and colonized, exposing thecontradictions and hypocrisy implicit in western notions of "progress"and "civilization" upon encountering the "savage, " "uncultured, " or"primitive.

Here, césaire reaffirms african values, and their relevance, identity, andculture, reminding us that "the relationshipbetween consciousness and reality are extremely complex. Césaire's essay stands as an important document in the development ofthird world consciousness--a process in which he played a prominentrole.

Discourse on Colonialism #ad - Library journal this classic work, latin america, profoundly influenced the generation ofscholars and activists at the forefront of liberation struggles inAfrica, firstpublished in France in 1955, and the Caribbean. It isequally necessary to decolonize our minds, our inner life, at the sametime that we decolonize society.

An interview with Césaire by the poetRené Depestre is also included. Oxford university Press USA. Grove Press. Used book in Good Condition.

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Racism: A Short History Princeton Classics

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Princeton University Press #ad - This illuminating work is the first to treat racism across such a sweep of history and geography. Sage publications Inc. Rise of the robots Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future. It is distinguished not only by its original comparison of modern racism's two most significant varieties--white supremacy and antisemitism--but also by its eminent readability.

Oxford university Press USA. He finds similarity enough to justify the common label but also major differences in the nature and functions of the stereotypes invoked. Grove Press. Used book in Good Condition. Are antisemitism and white supremacy manifestations of a general phenomenon? why didn't racism appear in europe before the fourteenth century, nazi germany, economy, and cutting insight, and the American South under Jim Crow have in common? How did the Holocaust advance civil rights in the United States? With a rare blend of learning, and why did it flourish as never before in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries? Why did the twentieth century see institutionalized racism in its most extreme forms? Why are egalitarian societies particularly susceptible to virulent racism? What do apartheid South Africa, George Fredrickson surveys the history of Western racism from its emergence in the late Middle Ages to the present.

Racism: A Short History Princeton Classics #ad - . Beginning with the medieval antisemitism that put Jews beyond the pale of humanity, he traces the spread of racist thinking in the wake of European expansionism and the beginnings of the African slave trade. Routledge. And he examines how the enlightenment and nineteenth-century romantic nationalism created a new intellectual context for debates over slavery and Jewish emancipation.

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Liquid Times: Living in an Age of Uncertainty

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Polity #ad - University Press Group Ltd. Grove Press. In liquid modernity the individual must act, plan actions and calculate the likely gains and losses of acting or failing to act under conditions of endemic uncertainty. Duke University Press. Such fragmented lives require individuals to be flexible and adaptable – to be constantly ready and willing to change tactics at short notice, to abandon commitments and loyalties without regret and to pursue opportunities according to their current availability.

Polity Press. Rise of the robots Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future. They have to splice together an unending series of short-term projects and episodes that don’t add up to the kind of sequence to which concepts like ‘career’ and ‘progress’ could meaningfully be applied. In this short book he explores the sources of the endemic uncertainty which shapes our lives today and, developed at greater length in his previous books, in so doing, he provides the reader with a brief and accessible introduction to his highly original account, of life in our liquid modern times.

Liquid Times: Living in an Age of Uncertainty #ad - Zygmunt bauman’s brilliant writings on liquid modernity have altered the way we think about the contemporary world. The passage from ‘solid’ to ‘liquid’ modernity has created a new and unprecedented setting for individual life pursuits, confronting individuals with a series of challenges never before encountered.

. Social forms and institutions no longer have enough time to solidify and cannot serve as frames of reference for human actions and long-term life plans, so individuals have to find other ways to organise their lives. Sage publications Inc.

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