Krieg und Demokratie im Empire


Author: Michael Hardt,Antonio Negri

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593374109

Category: Democracy

Page: 429

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Madness in the Multitude

Human Security and World Disorder


Author: Fen Osler Hampson,Jean Daudelin

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 210

View: 7705

Madness in the Multitude explores the nature of human security in the contemporary world. At one level, human security is about "freedom from fear" and alleviating the plight of innocent victims of armed conflict. Civil strife in many corners of the globe - East Timor, Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, Georgia, Tajikistan - have witnessed extraordinary violence directed at civilians, especially the most vulnerable citizens in society such as women and children. International efforts to curb the production and use of anti-personnel landmines, half the proliferation and spread of small arms, and strengthen international prohibitions against the most egregious violations of human rights through the establishment of an International Criminal Court are directed at augmenting human security. But at another level, the concept of human security addresses a much wider set of concerns. There are those who argue that human security is not just about "freedom from fear" but also "freedom from want" and other kinds of deprivation. These advocates point to the adverse affects of globalization on human development and the problems of achieving social justice in a world where the forces of globalization have unequal impacts on the distribution of wealth and income. According to this view, the widening gap between the world's richest and poorest countries is a major cause for concern as are a wide range of nonmilitary threats to human health and survival such as AIDS, water andair-borne pollutants, and the general deterioration of the biosphere. In a wide-ranging theoretical and empirical analysis, Madness in the Multitude examines the different meanings and understanding of the concept of human security and how the concept of human security has evolved over the past two centuries. Through case studies of the International Criminal Court, the Anti-personnel Landmines Treaty, international efforts to control small arms, military intervention in Kosovo and elsewhere, and the work of international development agencies and lending institutions, this book asks whether there is a new human security "paradigm" of international politics and what the implications of this paradigm for international order are. The volume suggests that human security constitutes a new kind of global public good whose provision challenges our traditional conceptions about the purpose and function of international institutions, the role of civil society, and the nature of powerin international politics. This book explores how our conceptions of human security have evolved in the latter half of the twentieth century, analyzing the debate about how best to promote and advance human security.

The Mixed Multitude

Jacob Frank and the Frankist Movement, 1755-1816


Author: Pawel Maciejko

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812204582

Category: Religion

Page: 376

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In 1756, Jacob Frank, an Ottoman Jew who had returned to the Poland of his birth, was discovered leading a group of fellow travelers in a suspect religious service. At the request of the local rabbis, Polish authorities arrested the participants. Jewish authorities contacted the bishop in whose diocese the service had taken place and argued that since the rites of Frank's followers involved the practice of magic and immoral conduct, both Jews and Christians should condemn them and burn them at the stake. The scheme backfired, as the Frankists took the opportunity to ally themselves with the Church, presenting themselves as Contra-Talmudists who believed in a triune God. As a Turkish subject, Frank was released and temporarily expelled to the Ottoman territories, but the others were found guilty of breaking numerous halakhic prohibitions and were subject to a Jewish ban of excommunication. While they professed their adherence to everything that was commanded by God in the Old Testament, they asserted as well that the Rabbis of old had introduced innumerable lies and misconstructions in their interpretations of that holy book. Who were Jacob Frank and his followers? To most Christians, they seemed to be members of a Jewish sect; to Jewish reformers, they formed a group making a valiant if misguided attempt to bring an end to the power of the rabbis; and to more traditional Jews, they were heretics to be suppressed by the rabbinate. What is undeniable is that by the late eighteenth century, the Frankists numbered in the tens of thousands and had a significant political and ideological influence on non-Jewish communities throughout eastern and central Europe. Based on extensive archival research in Poland, the Czech Republic, Israel, Germany, the United States, and the Vatican, The Mixed Multitude is the first comprehensive study of Frank and Frankism in more than a century and offers an important new perspective on Jewish-Christian relations in the Age of Enlightenment.

A Multitude of Women

The Challenges of the Contemporary Italian Novel


Author: Stefania Lucamante

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802097944

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

View: 6632

A Multitude of Women looks at the ways in which both Italian literary tradition and external influences have assisted Italian women writers in rethinking the theoretical and aesthetic ties between author, text, and readership in the construction of the novel. Stefania Lucamante discusses the valuable contributions that Italian women writers have made to the contemporary novel and illustrates the relevance of the novelistic examples set by their predecessors. She addresses various discursive communities, reading works by Di Lascia, Ferrante, Vinci, and others with reference to intertextuality and the theories of Elsa Morante and Simone de Beauvoir. This study identifies a positive deviation from literary and ideological orthodoxy, a deviation that helps give meaning to the Italian novel and to transform the traditional notion of the canon in Italian literature. Lucamante argues that this is partly due to the merits of women writers and their ability to eschew obsolete patterns in narrative while favouring forms that are more attuned to the ever-changing needs of society. She shows that contemporary novels by women authors mirror a shift from previous trends in which the need for female emancipation interfered with the actual literary and aesthetic significance of the novel. A Multitude of Women offers a new epistemology of the novel and will appeal to those interested in women's writing, readership, Italian studies, and literary studies in general.

Alone in the Multitude


Author: Christopher Pointe, T.,Steven O. Allen

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1597818771

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 1304

Spirit, Qi, and the Multitude

A Comparative Theology for the Democracy of Creation


Author: Hyo-Dong Lee

Publisher: Comparative Theology: Thinking

ISBN: 0823255018

Category: Philosophy

Page: 362

View: 3962

A comparative theological and philosophical analysis of the concept of spirit in the West and the concept of qi (ch'i) in East Asia in regard to their respective and mutually illuminating potentials for sustaining a pluralistic and democratic metaphysical vision of the cosmos.

Conflict, Power, and Multitude in Machiavelli and Spinoza

Tumult and Indignation


Author: Filippo Del Lucchese

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441153799

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 9544

Conflict, Power and Multitude in Machiavelli and Spinoza explores Spinoza's political philosophy by confronting it with that of Niccolò Machiavelli. Filippo Del Lucchese conducts a study of the relationship between Machiavelli and Spinoza from a perspective at once philosophical, historical and political. The book begins by showing how closely tied the two thinkers are in relation to realism. Del Lucchese then goes on to examine the theme of conflict as a crucial element of an understanding of Machiavelli and Spinoza's conceptions of modernity. The book concludes with an examination of the concept of 'multiplicity' and 'plural' expressions of politics, namely Machiavelli's popolo and Spinoza's multitudo. Overall, the Machiavelli-Spinoza axis offers a fruitful perspective through which to analyse the relationship between contending ideas of modernity from a historical point of view, and provides an original point of departure for discussing some key theoretical, political and juridical notions that have resurfaced in contemporary debates.

Occupy Religion

Theology of the Multitude


Author: Joerg Rieger, Perkins School of Theology, SMU; author of Christ And Empire,Kwok Pui-lan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442217936

Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 6198

Occupy Religion introduces readers to the growing role of religion in the Occupy Movement and asks provocative questions about how people of faith can work for social justice. From the temperance movement to the Civil Rights movement, churches have played key roles in important social movements, and Occupy Religion shows this role is no less critical today.

Art and Multitude


Author: Antonio Negri

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745649009

Category: Philosophy

Page: 123

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"Metamorphoses: art and immaterial labour" talk given at the Tate Britain, 19 Jan. 2008.


Cross-cultural Readings for Writers


Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780070170865

Category: History

Page: 591

View: 4656

This text brings together a diverse spectrum of voices and issues that reflect our sociaety. The anthology is divided into 10 broad themes and provides a variety of perspectives on the ways people connect across boundaries of ethnicity, class, gender, age and geography. Providing extensive teaching appratus, this text includes: prereading questions geared to differnet learning styles; biographical headnotes to aid students' understanding of the writer's background; and a variety of analysis questions and writing assignments that make strong reading/writing connections and challenges students to think critically.

Mathematics for the multitude?

a history of the Mathematical Association


Author: Michael H. Price,Mathematical Association

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mathematics

Page: 324

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A Multitude of Sins


Author: Brad Forder


ISBN: 0359063020


Page: 176

View: 1258

After the universe is cast into chaos, an unlikely band of people must join together. With the help of the Archangel Gabriel, they must work to find the Four Horsemen and stop Lucifer's plan to rule over all life in the Universe. Can they stop his devious plot, or will the universe be cast into darkness from his corruption?

The Measure of Multitude

Population in Medieval Thought


Author: Peter Biller

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198206321

Category: History

Page: 476

View: 4593

'There are many strengths to this book, not least the imaginative lateral thinking required to conceive the topic in the first place... an outstanding and original study, which approaches the high middle ages (in its reality as well as its thought worlds) from an unexpected but remarkably productive direction. Its heterogeneous interests should inspire a wide readership, including scholars of medieval medicine, population, theological thought, religious practice and canon law.' -History'This excellent book is not a study of medieval population (although it does contain, amongst many other riches, a helpful summary of work on medieval demography) but concerns how medieval people thought about population... astounding range of material.' -History'Peter Biller has produced a trail-blazing book, packed with intellectual fireworks. It fuses diverse sources and scraps of information to detonate an explosion of insights... anyone interested in pre-modern medicine must read it. It will stimulate and satisfy the curiosity of students and researchers alike.' -Medical History'Biller takes the reader on a grand tour of sources and themes... There is no jargon in his book. He sensitively lets these texts speak, contextualizes them, and occasionally offers informed conjectures whenever the text does not provide a clear-cut proof.' -Medical History'This is not only a solid scholarly enterprise on the highest level, it is also a pedagogic manifesto of how one can and perhaps should handle historical sources.' -Medical History'This is an impressive piece of scholarship. Through careful explication of the sources, Biller provides an account of medieval demography that places medicine in a new and exciting context, one which gave medical theory added relevance for its contemporaries . This is a story to which every historian of medieval medicine will want to pay close attention.' -Social History of Medicine'Biller adopts a sophisticated approach to his material... This work is primarily an exercise in the history of ideas, but it is also an extremely rich source of information for social historians of medicine.' -Social History of Medicine'Peter Biller ends his book with a question: is medieval demographic thought recognisably there? He has left his readers with only one possible answer - and in doing so changed the way we must think not just about the medieval past but about what has come after in terms of understanding the world.' -History TodayPeter Biller's innovative study challenges the view that medieval thought was fundamentally abstract. He describes what medieval people 'thought' about population, studying the texts which constrained their thought, and examining the medieval realities which shaped it, such as birth, birth-control, sex-ratio, marriage ages, length of life, and the population of the Holy Land.

A Cultural History of the British Census

Envisioning the Multitude in the Nineteenth Century


Author: K. Levitan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230337600

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 7877

The book explores the hotly disputed process by which the census was created and developed and examines how a wide cast of characters, including statisticians, novelists, national and local officials, political and social reformers, and journalists responded to and used the idea of a census.

Lygia Pape

A Multitude of Forms


Author: Iria Candela,Glória Ferreira,Sérgio B. Martins,John Rajchman

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588396169

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 6390

Lygia Pape (1927–2004) was one of the most acclaimed and influential Brazilian artists of the twentieth century. As a prominent member of a generation of artists, architects, and designers who embraced the optimistic and constructive spirit of postwar Brazil, she is particularly known for her participation in the experimental art movement Neoconcretism, which sought to rework the legacy of European avant-garde abstraction to suit a new cultural context. Beyond the specific aims of Neoconcretism, however, Pape engaged with a wide range of media painting, drawing, poetry, graphic design and photography, film and performance—constantly experimenting in a quest to confront the canonical and discover unexplored territories in modern art. Following a coup d’etat in 1964, when the establishment of an authoritarian regime shattered dreams of shared prosperity in Brazil, Pape continued to pursue her art against difficult odds. The streets of Rio de Janeiro became her ultimate source of inspiration, as she created participatory works that questioned the space between artist and viewer and the social context of art itself. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana} This beautifully illustrated publication accompanies the first major exhibition in the United States devoted to the work of Lygia Pape. Featuring essays by art historians in both North and South America, as well as two previously untranslated interviews with the artist and an illustrated chronology, Lygia Pape is a testament to the artist’s lasting importance to the modern art and culture of Latin America and to her position as a major figure of the international avant-garde.