Veblen And Modern America

Revolutionary Iconoclast

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Author: Michael Spindler

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745309590

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 175

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EvaluatesVeblen not just as an economist or a sociologist but as a seminal critic of modern American culture.

The Engineering-Business Nexus

Symbiosis, Tension and Co-Evolution

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Author: Steen Hyldgaard Christensen,Bernard Delahousse,Christelle Didier,Martin Meganck,Mike Murphy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319996363

Category: Education

Page: 537

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Fascinating and compelling in equal measure this volume presents a critical examination of the multilayered relationships between engineering and business. In so doing the study also stimulates ethical reflection on how these relationships either enhance or inhibit strategies to address vital issues of our time. In the context of geopolitical, economic, and environmental tendencies the authors explore the world that we should want to create and the role of the engineer and the business manager in this endeavor. Throughout this volume the authors identify periods of alignment and periods of tension between engineering and business. They look at focal points of the engineering-business nexus related to the development of capitalism. The book explores past and present movements to reshape, reform, or reject this nexus. The volume is informed by questions of importance for industry as well as for higher education. These are: What kinds of conflict arise for engineers in their attempts to straddle both professional and organizational commitments? How should professionals be managed to avoid a clash of managerial and professional cultures? How do engineers create value in firms and corporations? What kinds of tension exist between higher education and industry? What challenges does the neoliberal entrepreneurial university pose for management, faculty, students, society, and industry? Should engineering graduates be ready for work, and can they possibly be? What kinds of business issues are reflected in engineering education curricula, and for what purpose? Is there a limit to the degree of business hybridization in engineering degree programs, and if so, what would be the criterion for its definition? Is there a place in engineering education curricula for reflective critique of assumptions related to business and economic thinking? One ideal of management and control comes to the fore as the Anthropocene - the world transformed into an engineered artefact which includes human existence. The volume raises the question as to how engineering and business together should be considered, given the fact that the current engineering-business nexus remains embedded within an economic model of continual growth. By addressing macro-level issues such as energy policy, sustainable development, globalization, and social justice this study will both help create awareness and stimulate development of self-knowledge among practitioners, educators, and students thereby ultimately addressing the need for better informed citizens to safeguard planet Earth as a human life supporting system.

Die digitale Scheinrevolution?

Digitale Aufnahmetechnologie und Filmästhetik

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Author: Johannes Duncker

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656077010

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 73

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Magisterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Film und Fernsehen, Note: 1,3, Universität zu Köln (Intitut für Theater-, Film- und Fernsehwissenschaft), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die digitale Revolution hat die Filmbranche voll im Griff. Von der Digitalisierung des Tons in den 80ern, über Visual Effects, digitale Nachbearbeitung und digitalen Schnitt bis hin zur digitalen Projektion, die sich seit ihrer Premiere 1999 immer mehr durchsetzt, gibt es kaum einen Bereich, der nicht betroffen ist. Von der Produktion bis zur Distribution ist der Film den sich durch die Digitalisierung verändernden Bedingungen ausgesetzt. Was diese Veränderung bedeutet, ist gerade im Hinblick auf die computergenerierten Bilder und die Möglichkeit der Zuschauer, diese Filme auf neue Arten zu sehen, etwa in Ausschnitten oder Remixen auf Youtube, viel geschrieben worden. Eine Entwicklung, die jedoch oft außer Acht gelassen wird, ist die Verdrängung von klassischen Filmkameras, die mit analogem 16, 35 oder 70mm Filmmaterial arbeiten, zugunsten von digitalen Video- bzw. Filmkameras. Diese Kameras, deren Technologie seit den ersten wackeligen Tagen der Dogmabewegung herangereift ist, setzen sich – größtenteils aus ökonomischen Gründen – mittlerweile flächendeckend durch. Doch was bedeutet diese Änderung der Aufnahmetechnik für die entstehenden Filme, für ihre Ästhetik? Diese Frage soll vor dem Hintergrund der Theorien von Raymond Williams und Brian Winston betrachtet werden. Nach einer Klärung des technischen Hintergrunds will diese Arbeit einen Überblick über filmische Tendenzen seit der Digitalisierung geben. Drei digital gedrehte Filme werden dazu näher analysiert. Diese Analysen sollen als Schlaglichter auf eine sehr heterogene Filmlandschaft dienen. Inland Empire ist dabei zunächst ein Film, der abseits des Mainstreams zahlreiche Möglichkeiten der digitalen Technologie nutzt und eine neue Filmästhetik schafft. Die Analyse von Michael Manns Public Enemies wird zeigen, wie ein ungewohnter Einsatz digitaler Filmtechnologie in einem Blockbuster für ein einzigartiges und ungewohntes Filmerlebnis sorgen kann. Es ist hierbei erhellend, dass Manns Film beim Publikum und auch weiten Teilen der Kritik durchfiel. Abschließend soll David Finchers Zodiac untersucht werden. Fincher schafft in seinem Film eine Ästhetik, die sich nie zu weit von den gewohnten analogen Filmbildern entfernt, sie aber dennoch ins digitale Zeitalter transportiert. Dieser Film kann als Vorreiter und Tendenz für eine allgemeine Entwicklung gesehen werden.

Thorstein Veblen, John Dewey, C. Wright Mills and the Generic Ends of Life

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Author: Rick Tilman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742532847

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 295

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Although Veblen, Dewey, and Mills disagreed on a number of points, Rick Tilman shows how these thinkers forged an authentic, coherent, and original tradition of critical social science in the United States. By comparing their views on a number of timely issues such as aesthetics, feminism, and gambling, the author shows how their tradition is vibrantly relevant in the new millenium.

Soziologie des Wirtschaftlichen

Alte und neue Fragen

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Author: Dieter Bögenhold

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658035455

Category: Social Science

Page: 378

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Vieles deutet darauf hin, dass der Terminus der Sozialökonomik aus dem späten 19. Jahrhundert wieder mit ernsthaftem und positivem Leben neu gefüllt wird. Tendenziell bewegen sich Soziologie und Ökonomik wieder auf ein Konzept zu, das Elemente der Historik, Soziologie, Psychologie, Ökonomik und Religionswissenschaften zunehmend ernster nimmt und wechselseitig integriert. Wenn insgesamt das akademisch-konzeptionelle Bewusstsein eines „Culture Matters“ gestiegen ist, so müssen davon zwangsläufig Lehr- und Forschungsinhalte sozialwissenschaftlicher Kulturwissenschaften profitieren: Wirtschaftssysteme sollen weniger in abstracto, sondern stärker in concreto mit ihren Spezifika verschiedener Institutionen betrachtet werden. Die Soziologie und ihre Nachbarwissenschaften sind hier gefordert, diese Entwicklungen zu perzipieren und eigene Kompetenzen einzubringen. Alle beteiligen Wissenschaften sind ständig in Veränderung und gehen neue Verbindungen ein. Der Band stellt eine Reihe von interessanten Denkansätzen in dem Bestreben zusammen, mit weiteren Denkanstößen zu gegenwärtigen akademischen Auseinandersetzungen beizutragen.​

Thorstein Veblen

Economics for an Age of Crises

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Author: Erik S. Reinert,Francesca L. Viano

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857289225

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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After his death Thorstein Veblen was hailed as ‘America’s Darwin and Marx’ and is normally portrayed as the perennial iconoclast. He severely criticised traditional economics and attempted to create an alternative approach based on a much more complex view of human beings. He is one of the most celebrated economists of our age and has been the inspiration for many books; the predatory version of capitalism we now again experience, the phenomenon of studying cultures of consumption and the darker sides of gilded ages can be traced back to Veblen. A conference in Veblen’s ancestral Norway marked the 150th anniversary of his birth. The aim of the conference was to consolidate Veblen scholarship and evaluate his relevance for the problems of today. This collection offers the results of that endeavour; it is a milestone of Vebleniana which assesses all the most salient aspects of his life and influence. Many of its contributors also push into uncharted territory, examining the man and his work from new and necessary perspectives hitherto ignored by scholarship.

The Spokesman

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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The Old Religion in a New World

The History of North American Christianity

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Author: Mark A. Noll

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802849489

Category: History

Page: 340

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With some exceptions, Noll (Christian thought, Wheaton College, Illinois) focuses on the chronological development of Christianity in the United States, although he does include a comparative chapter on Canada and Mexico. Synthesizing the work of other scholars, Noll describes the activities and bel

Thorstein Veblen and the Enrichment of Evolutionary Naturalism

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Author: Rick Tilman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

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"Tilman argues that evolutionary naturalism provides the philosophical foundations of Veblen's thought. He links evolutionary naturalism to Veblen's aesthetics, secular humanism, sociology of control, sociobiology, and sociology of knowledge, thereby initiating observations regarding the relationship of Veblen's own life to his thinking and his place as a cultural lag theorist"--Provided by publisher.

Theorie der feinen Leute

eine ökonomische Untersuchung der Institutionen

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Author: Thorstein Veblen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596176250

Category:

Page: 381

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Veblen's Century

A Collective Portrait

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Author: Irving Louis Horowitz

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412841009

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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"Horowitz's Veblen project is one of the great efforts at restoring and maintaining the work of Veblen in the forefront of American intellectual opinion." - Professor Marc Tool, California State University Thorstein Veblen has a place of honor reserved for truly important figures. Economist, iconoclast, social critic, and moral judge of the American way of life, he has continued to attract the attention of students and scholars alike. People from every spectrum of political thought and every branch of the social sciences have been drawn to his work-sometimes in praise, other times in criticism, but always with a sense of measuring what Veblen said and often how he said it. Veblen was, in the final analysis, an anthropologist of America as an advanced culture, as much a figure of the young twentieth century of America triumphant, as Tocqueville was a figure of the young nineteenth century of America ascending. We share with Veblen a sense of the observer peering at the complex foundation of behavior, whether such behavior is defined in terms of attitudes toward work and leisure, wealth and poverty, and finally, global war and peace. An examination of the contributors to the Veblen literature in this masterful volume serves to make clear just how vital Veblen was and remains to our cultural landscape. Whether the reader selects from or reads all of the statements by David Riesman, Douglas Dowd, Max Lerner, E. Digby Baltzell, Wesley Clair Mitchell, C. Wright Mills, Daniel Bell, and the other outstanding participants in Veblen's Century, the pulsating vitality of Veblen himself is well captured. Indeed, a little bit of Veblen is encapsulated in and by his commentators. Veblen's Century originated as a project initiated in 1974 by Professor Horowitz to reissue the entire corpus of Veblen's writings in new editions with introductions written expressly with this larger purpose of bringing the master of economic theory to the attention of a new generation. That the project took more than a quarter century to complete is indicative of the care with which each new essay is crafted. In addition, with Transaction being identified as the "home" of Veblen, books on him were offered to the firm for reissuing. Thus, the inclusion of contemporary masters who knew Veblen, as well as those writing on specific texts enhance the volume. Irving Louis Horowitz directed the Veblen Project since its beginnings. He is Hannah Arendt Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Political Science at Rutgers University. He is editor of various festschriften, including volumes in honor of C. Wright Mills, Abraham Edel, and Eli Ginzberg. His most recent work is Behemoth: The Theory and History of Political Sociology.

Democracy, and Other Addresses

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Author: James Russell Lowell

Publisher: READ BOOKS

ISBN: 9781408601846

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

The Business of America

The Cultural Production of a Post-War Nation

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Author: Graham Thompson

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745318080

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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The Business of America examines the complex linking of business and nationhood in post-war United States literature against the backdrop of changing concepts of the nation in the field of American Studies. The first part of the book examines how white male literary culture has been largely hostile to business during this period and how it has represented transnational shifts in the nature of business as threats to supposedly American values like the individual, the family, or freedom. The book charts the way that such an uneasiness towards business relies upon a discourse about America, business and empire that is increasingly untenable in the post-war world. By way of comparison, The Business of America looks at how literature by women and by writers from different racial, ethnic and sexual groups often deals with business from the more localised angle of work. Graham Thompson shows how this attention to work provides a less abstract and more oppositional approach to the connection between business and America.

Key Ideas in Sociology

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Author: Peter Kivisto

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 0761988238

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Key Ideas in Sociology is the only compact and portable book for undergraduate readers that links issues regarding post-modern society to the ideas and individuals that gave rise to sociological thinking in the late 19th century. This is the ideal text for idea and history oriented introductory sociology courses.

The Dial

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

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Who are we?

die Krise der amerikanischen Identität

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Author: Samuel P. Huntington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442151981

Category:

Page: 506

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Theorie der Avantgarde

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Author: Peter Bürger

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 3835341650

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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Die Neuausgabe eines der wichtigsten Bücher linker Theorie der 1970er Jahre erweitert um neue Texte. Duchamp, Warhol, Picasso, Heartfield – was vereint diese und andere Künstler, deren Werke bei Ihrem Erscheinen in der Kunstwelt zunächst als bloße Provokationen wahrgenommen wurden? Peter Bürger sucht in seiner »Theorie der Avantgarde« nach Antworten auf diese und viele daran anschließende Fragen. Im Kern geht es dabei immer um die Bedeutung des Kunstwerks und der Kunst im Allgemeinen für die moderne Gesellschaft. Die »Theorie der Avantgarde« erschien 1974 und entfaltete sogleich eine beträchtliche Resonanz. 1976 kam der Antworten-Band von Martin Lüdke heraus, der Kritik sammelte. Auch in den USA stieß die 1984 erschienene Übersetzung lebhafte Diskussionen an. Die Neuausgabe der »Theorie der Avantgarde« vereint den unveränderten Text der Erstausgabe von 1974, das Nachwort der 2. Auflage sowie zwei neue Texte von Peter Bürger: einen Dialog mit Thomas Hettche über Entstehung und Wirkung des Buches sowie eine Reflexion über »das zwiespältige Erbe der Avantgarde«.

Über die Zukunft unserer Bildungs-Anstalten

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Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 374372152X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 92

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Friedrich Nietzsche: Über die Zukunft unserer Bildungs-Anstalten Vortragsreihe an der Universität Basel: 16.1.1872 (1. Vortrag), 6.2.1872 (2. Vortrag), 27.2.1872 (3. Vortrag), 5.3.1872 (4. Vortrag), 23.3.1872 (5. Vortrag). Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.