Problems of plenty

the American farmer in the twentieth century

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Author: R. Douglas Hurt

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Here is a compact narrative history of American agriculture over the last century.

The Problems of Plenty

Energy Policy and International Politics

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Author: Peter F. Cowhey

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520046931

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 447

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Art's Emotions

Ethics, Expression and Aesthetic Experience

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Author: Damien Freeman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131754756X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Despite the very obvious differences between looking at Manet’s Woman with a Parrot and listening to Elgar’s Cello Concerto, both experiences provoke similar questions in the thoughtful aesthete: why does the painting seem to express reverie and the music, nostalgia? How do we experience the reverie and nostalgia in such works of art? Why do we find these experiences rewarding in similar ways? As our awareness of emotion in art, and our engagement with art’s emotions, can make such a special contribution to our life, it is timely for a philosopher to seek to account for the nature and significance of the experience of art’s emotions. Damien Freeman develops a new theory of emotion that is suitable for resolving key questions in aesthetics. He then reviews and evaluates three existing approaches to artistic expression, and proposes a new approach to the emotional experience of art that draws on the strengths of the existing approaches. Finally, he seeks to establish the ethical significance of this emotional experience of art for human flourishing. Freeman challenges the reader not only to consider how art engages with emotion, but how we should connect up our answers to questions concerning the nature and value of the experiences offered by works of art.

People of Plenty

Economic Abundance and the American Character

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Author: David M. Potter

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226676319

Category: History

Page: 248

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America has long been famous as a land of plenty, but we seldom realize how much the American people are a people of plenty—a people whose distinctive character has been shaped by economic abundance. In this important book, David M. Potter breaks new ground both in the study of this phenomenon and in his approach to the question of national character. He brings a fresh historical perspective to bear on the vital work done in this field by anthropologists, social psychologists, and psychoanalysts. "The rejection of hindsight, with the insistence on trying to see events from the point of view of the participants, was a governing theme with Potter. . . . This sounds like a truism. Watching him apply it however, is a revelation."—Walter Clemons, Newsweek "The best short book on national character I have seen . . . broadly based, closely reasoned, and lucidly written."—Karl W. Deutsch, Yale Review

Poverty in the Midst of Plenty

Problems of Creating Incomes and Employment in Botswana

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Author: Ian Livingstone,R. K. Srivastava

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Botswana

Page: 54

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Paradox of Plenty

A Social History of Eating in Modern America

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Author: Harvey A. Levenstein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520234406

Category: History

Page: 353

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This book is intended for those interested in US food habits and diets during the 20th century, American history, American social life and customs.

The Land Of Plenty

Australia In The 2000s

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Author: Mark Davis

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 9780522859096

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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'There is an Australian dream that is collective. It goes to the roots of what it means to be Australian, since it's imprinted in Australia's history, the collective acts of its peoples, their attitudes, their gestures, what and how they eat, how they spend their leisure time, and the way such things reflect upon and derive from who they are.' In The Land of Plenty, Mark Davis argues that this dream has been forsaken. Over the past few decades Australians have felt the ground shift beneath their feet. Many people are asking why Australia is no longer the egalitarian place it once was. While the airwaves sing and newspaper front pages burst with news of how prosperous Australians are, many people wonder why they are working harder and longer, for so little, while important social agendas have fallen by the wayside. The Land of Plenty is at once a devastating record of the changes that have taken place in Australian society since the 1980s, and a goldmine of ideas for change. Insightful, provocative and thoroughly original, The Land of Plenty is a manifesto for our times.

Managing the Unknown

Essays on Environmental Ignorance

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Author: Frank Uekötter,Uwe Lübken

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782382534

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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Information is crucial when it comes to the management of resources. But what if knowledge is incomplete, or biased, or otherwise deficient? How did people define patterns of proper use in the absence of cognitive certainty? Discussing this challenge for a diverse set of resources from fish to rubber, these essays show that deficient knowledge is a far more pervasive challenge in resource history than conventional readings suggest. Furthermore, environmental ignorance does not inevitably shrink with the march of scientific progress: these essays suggest more of a dialectical relationship between knowledge and ignorance that has different shapes and trajectories. With its combination of empirical case studies and theoretical reflection, the essays make a significant contribution to the interdisciplinary debate on the production and resilience of ignorance. At the same time, this volume combines insights from different continents as well as the seas in between and thus sketches outlines of an emerging global resource history.

J.U.I.C.E

"Flavours of Management "

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Author: Mohit Jain

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9384049506

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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We all like story books. On the other hand, majority of the students do not feel like reading academic books because they find them difficult to understand. J.U.I.C.E. contains different short stories explaining the concepts of Economics and Management. Readers would not feel that they are reading something relevant to their academics but still by the end of it, they would attain a lot of knowledge regarding these subjects. Our motto is to make people view these subjects from a different perspective and expand the horizon of their thinking. Reviews: “It is a rare delight to be entirely absorbed in a book when a writer is able to connect all the five senses, so the reader can feel they are truly present.” – PARAG JAIN, Manager Finance System, BioMarin, USA “Required reading for my marketing students.” – SUSHMIT MITRA, Eastern Institute of Management “JUICE encompasses ways and methodologies of studying in right and appropriate directions.” – AUBHI HOME, Indo German Training Centre “By this book the author pushes a bit of himself and pulls a bit of his students to come to a fulcrum from where load and effort would bring remarkable results.” – SAURABH SAXENA, SCG Institute of Management and Technology, Rachael “The very book I have been looking for most of my life….Mohit wears his knowledge with aplomb and a lot of very good ideas” – MONALISHA BANERJEE, Director, Nalanda Institute of Advanced Studies

Population Problems of the Age of Malthus

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Author: G. Talbot Griffith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521178630

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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This 1926 volume focuses on the nature of population, and the issues surrounding it, during the age of renowned political economist Thomas Malthus (1766-1834).

Gut Reactions

A Perceptual Theory of Emotion

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Author: Jesse J. Prinz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199882258

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Gut Reactions is an interdisciplinary defense of the claim that emotions are perceptions in a double sense. First of all, they are perceptions of changes in the body, but, through the body, they also allow us to literally perceive danger, loss, and other matters of concern. This proposal, which Prinz calls the embodied appraisal theory, reconciles the long standing debate between those who say emotions are cognitive and those who say they are noncognitive. The basic idea behind embodied appraisals is captured in the familiar notion of a "gut reaction," which has been overlooked by much emotion research. Prinz also addresses emotional valence, emotional consciousness, and the debate between evolutionary psychologists and social constructionists.

The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics

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Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191500798

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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'my philosophy is like Thebes with a hundred gates: one can enter from all sides and through each gate arrive at the direct path to the centre' Schopenhauer's two essays On the Freedom of the Will and On the Basis of Morals form his complete system of ethics. Their doctrines, continuous with those in his major work The World as Will and Representation, are presented here in more accessible, self-contained form. Schopenhauer argues, in uniquely powerful prose, that self-consciousness gives the illusion of freedom and that human actions are determined, but that we rightly feel guilt because our actions issue from our essential individual character. He locates moral value in the virtues of loving kindness and voluntary justice that spring from the fundamental incentive of compassion. Morality's basis is ultimately metaphysical, resting on an intuitive identification of the self with all other striving and suffering beings. These essays, newly translated here with an introduction and notes, contain a critique of Kant's ethics, and advance a position that was in turn the target of criticism by Nietzsche. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Tube of Plenty

The Evolution of American Television

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Author: Erik Barnouw

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199879176

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 624

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Based on the classic History of Broadcasting in the United States, Tube of Plenty represents the fruit of several decades' labor. When Erik Barnouw--premier chronicler of American broadcasting and a participant in the industry for fifty years--first undertook the project of recording its history, many viewed it as a light-weight literary task concerned mainly with "entertainment" trivia. Indeed, trivia such as that found in quiz programs do appear in the book, but Barnouw views them as part of a complex social tapestry that increasingly defines our era. To understand our century, we must fully comprehend the evolution of television and its newest extraordinary offshoots. With this fact in mind, Barnouw's new edition of Tube of Plenty explores the development and impact of the latest dramatic phases of the communications revolution. Since the first publication of this invaluable history of television and how it has shaped, and been shaped by, American culture and society, many significant changes have occurred. Assessing the importance of these developments in a new chapter, Barnouw specifically covers the decline of the three major networks, the expansion of cable and satellite television and film channels such as HBO (Home Box Office), the success of channels catering to special audiences such as ESPN (Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) and MTV (Music Television), and the arrival of VCRs in America's living rooms. He also includes an appendix entitled "questions for a new millennium," which will challenge readers not only to examine the shape of television today, but also to envision its future.

This Age of Plenty

Its Problems and Their Solution

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Author: Charles Marshall Hattersley

Publisher: London ; Bath, Sir Pitman

ISBN: N.A

Category: Consumption (Economics)

Page: 427

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Problems of Empire

Britain and India, 1757-1813

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Author: Patrick J. N. Tuck

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415155199

Category: Great Britain

Page: 239

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The Social Problems of Children in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Author: Jerry W. Hollingsworth

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443845132

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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Today, in Sub-Saharan Africa, the HIV/AIDS pandemic is creating millions of AIDS orphans who languish away in orphanages that lack the resources to take care of them. Millions of other children are living on the streets, trying to survive on their own, leaving them vulnerable to unscrupulous individuals who are exploiting them for the sex tourism business, or recruiting them into hazardous labor situations that injure or maim them. Other vulnerable children are abducted into the military as child soldiers and forced to commit horrific crimes that will haunt them forever. The educational system in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to decline as resources dwindle along with education expenditures, and governments spend more money on ammunition than books. As the AIDS epidemic spreads across the continent of Africa, the numbers of professionals such as doctors, nurses, and teachers are dwindling, leaving the educational and medical communities weakened. Meanwhile, the growth and development of Africa continues to stagnate. More and more failed social polices surface from the Western world such as forced austerity measures from the IMF and the World Bank, along with the Structural Adjustment Programs that hinder further growth and prosperity on the continent. The Social Problems of Children in Sub-Saharan Africa identifies and describes the numerous problems that children in Sub-Saharan Africa are facing today. The author has lived in Ghana, West Africa, and has used an ethnographic approach in order to better understand some of the most critical problems concerning children in the poorest region on earth: Sub-Saharan Africa.

When Government Helped

Learning from the Successes and Failures of the New Deal

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Author: Sheila D. Collins,Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199990719

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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When Government Helped systematically evaluates some parallels between The Great Depression and the 2007-2008 global economic meltdown, not only in terms of their economic causes and consequences, but also in terms of their political and cultural contexts and the environmental crises that afflict both periods. The positive and negative lessons for contemporary policy-making are evaluated by a multidisciplinary team of authors across a range of policy arenas. This book is a unique blend of disciplines that presents a new set of guideposts--some beneficial, some cautionary--for the future.

The Department of Agriculture

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Author: Maxine Rosaler

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404202061

Category: History

Page: 64

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Discusses the job of, and levels in, the United States Department of Agriculture, why it was developed, how it works, and laws various secretaries of agriculture have passed.

Politics and Nuclear Power

Energy Policy in Western Europe

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Author: Michael T. Hatch

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813163072

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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With the dramatic changes OPEC precipitated in the structure of world energy markets during the 1970s, energy became a central concern to policymakers throughout the industrialized West. This book ex-amines the responses of public officials in three leading European nations -- the Federal Republic of Germany, France, and the Netherlands -- to the energy crisis. As the study shows, the proposed energy programs in the three countries shared remarkable similarities; yet the policy outcomes were very different. To explain why, Michael T. Hatch goes beyond the specific content of government energy policy to include an analysis of the policymaking process itself. At the heart of the study is an exploration of the various dimensions of nuclear policy in West Germany. The political consensus on nuclear power that prevailed in the initial years following the energy crisis disintegrated as antinuclear "citizens' initiatives," the courts, and trade unions, as well as the traditional political parties, entered the policymaking process. Subsequent government efforts to resolve the political stalemate over nuclear power foundered in a morass of domestic electoral politics and an international debate over nuclear proliferation. Extending the analysis to comparisons with French and Dutch nuclear strategies, Hatch argues that the critical factor in determining nuclear policy was the manner in which the political system structured the nuclear debate. In contrast to West Germany, where the electoral and parliamentary systems enhanced the influence of the antinuclear "Greens," the electoral system and constellation of political parties in France served to dissipate the influence of the antinuclear forces. Thus in France the nuclear program en-countered few impediments. In the Netherlands, as in West Germany, government policy was paralyzed in the face of antinuclear sentiment across a broad spectrum of Dutch society. Hatch has provided here not only a useful examination of the development of energy policy in western Europe but also a case study of the close interplay between policy and politics.

The Earlier Tudors, 1485-1558

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Author: John Duncan Mackie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198217060

Category: History

Page: 699

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This classic volume in the renowned Oxford History of England series examines the birth of a nation-state from the death throes of the Middle Ages in North-West Europe. John D. Mackie describes the establishment of a stable monarchy by the very competent Henry VII, examines the means employed by him, and considers how far his monarchy can be described as "new." He also discusses the machinery by which the royal power was exercised and traces the effect of the concentration of lay and eccleciastical authority in the person of Wolsey, whose soaring ambition helped make possible the Caesaro-Papalism of Henry VIII.