The Concise New Makers of Modern Culture

  • Filename: the-concise-new-makers-of-modern-culture.
  • ISBN: 9781134021390
  • Release Date: 2008-11-28
  • Number of pages: 896
  • Author: Justin Wintle
  • Publisher: Routledge

A Who's Who of Western culture, from Woody Allen to Emile Zola... Containing four hundred essay-style entries, and covering the period from 1850 to the present, The Concise New Makers of Modern Culture includes artists, writers, dramatists, architects, philosophers, anthropologists, scientists, sociologists, major political figures, composers, film-makers and many other culturally significant individuals and is thoroughly international in its purview. Next to Karl Marx is Bob Marley, with John Ruskin is Salman Rushdie, alongside Darwin is Luigi Dallapiccola, Deng Xiaoping rubs shoulders with Jacques Derrida as do Julia Kristeva and Kropotkin. With its global reach, The Concise New Makers of Modern Culture provides a multi-voiced witness of the contemporary thinking world. The entries carry short bibliographies and there is thorough cross-referencing as well as an index of names and key terms.

New Makers of Modern Culture A K

  • Filename: new-makers-of-modern-culture-a-k.
  • ISBN: 9780415425476
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 1759
  • Author: Justin Wintle
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"An abridgement of the two-volume reference set New makers of modern culture (2006), which in turn was a re-compilation of two earlier volumes, Makers of modern culture (1981) and Makers of nineteenth century culture (1982)"--Intro.

Culture Making

  • Filename: culture-making.
  • ISBN: 9780830874842
  • Release Date: 2013-11-24
  • Number of pages: 242
  • Author: Andy Crouch
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press

2009 Christianity Today Book Award winner! Named one of Publishers Weekly's best books of 2008 (religion category) It is not enough to condemn culture. Nor is it sufficient merely to critique culture or to copy culture. Most of the time, we just consume culture. But the only way to change culture is to create culture. Andy Crouch unleashes a stirring manifesto calling Christians to be culture makers. For too long, Christians have had an insufficient view of culture and have waged misguided "culture wars." But we must reclaim the cultural mandate to be the creative cultivators that God designed us to be. Culture is what we make of the world, both in creating cultural artifacts as well as in making sense of the world around us. By making chairs and omelets, languages and laws, we participate in the good work of culture making. Crouch unpacks the complexities of how culture works and gives us tools for cultivating and creating culture. He navigates the dynamics of cultural change and probes the role and efficacy of our various cultural gestures and postures. Keen biblical exposition demonstrates that creating culture is central to the whole scriptural narrative, the ministry of Jesus and the call to the church. He guards against naive assumptions about "changing the world," but points us to hopeful examples from church history and contemporary society of how culture is made and shaped. Ultimately, our culture making is done in partnership with God's own making and transforming of culture. A model of his premise, this landmark book is sure to be a rallying cry for a new generation of culturally creative Christians. Discover your calling and join the culture makers.

Makers of Modern Culture

  • Filename: makers-of-modern-culture.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105118475578
  • Release Date: 1981
  • Number of pages: 605
  • Author: Justin Wintle
  • Publisher:

This volume provides lively and clearly written expositions of those figures who have done most to shape our views in the period since 1914. Music, cinema, drama, art, fiction, poetry and philosophy are just some of the fields covered

Makers of Modern India

  • Filename: makers-of-modern-india.
  • ISBN: 9780674052468
  • Release Date: 2011-03-31
  • Number of pages: 500
  • Author: Ramachandra Guha
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press

Includes a short biographical introduction to each person, followed by excerpts from their writings.

Makers of Modern Culture

  • Filename: makers-of-modern-culture.
  • ISBN: UOM:49015001250480
  • Release Date: 1991-01-01
  • Number of pages: 129
  • Author: Roland N. Stromberg
  • Publisher:

An examination of the lives of five giants in European intellectual history - Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Ludwig Wittgenstein, James Joyce, and Jean-Paul Sartre. Each chapter concentrates on one of those figures, presenting a concise overview of his personal life and contributions, while striving to place that individual in the cultural milieu that shaped his development.

Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age

  • Filename: makers-of-modern-strategy-from-machiavelli-to-the-nuclear-age.
  • ISBN: 9781400835461
  • Release Date: 2010-10-01
  • Number of pages: 952
  • Author: Peter Paret
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press

The essays in this volume analyze war, its strategic characterisitics and its political and social functions, over the past five centuries. The diversity of its themes and the broad perspectives applied to them make the book a work of general history as much as a history of the theory and practice of war from the Renaissance to the present. Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age takes the first part of its title from an earlier collection of essays, published by Princeton University Press in 1943, which became a classic of historical scholarship. Three essays are repinted from the earlier book; four others have been extensively revised. The rest--twenty-two essays--are new. The subjects addressed range from major theorists and political and military leaders to impersonal forces. Machiavelli, Clausewitz, and Marx and Engels are discussed, as are Napoleon, Churchill, and Mao. Other essays trace the interaction of theory and experience over generations--the evolution of American strategy, for instance, or the emergence of revolutionary war in the modern world. Still others analyze the strategy of particular conflicts--the First and Second World Wars--or the relationship between technology, policy, and war in the nuclear age. Whatever its theme, each essay places the specifics of military thought and action in their political, social, and economic environment. Together the contributors have produced a book that reinterprets and illuminates war, one of the most powerful forces in history and one that cannot be controlled in the future without an understanding of its past.

Makers of Modern Theatre

  • Filename: makers-of-modern-theatre.
  • ISBN: 9780415312400
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 226
  • Author: Robert Leach
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

Who were the giants of the twentieth-century stage, and exactly how did they influence modern theatre? Robert Leach's Makers of Modern Theatre is the first detailed introduction to the work of the key theatre-makers who shaped the drama of the last century: Konstantin Stanislavsky, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Bertolt Brecht and Antonin Artaud. Leach focuses on the major issues which relate to their dominance of theatre history: *What was significant in their life and times? *What is their main legacy? *What were their dramatic philosophies and practices? *How have their ideas been adapted since their deaths? *What are the current critical perspectives on their work? Never before has so much essential information on the making of twentieth-century theatre been compiled in one brilliantly concise, beautifully illustrated book. This is a genuinely insightful volume by one of the foremost theatre historians of our age.

Great Events from History

  • Filename: great-events-from-history.
  • ISBN: 1587653303
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 3453
  • Author:
  • Publisher:

Contains essays that examine significant events in the history of the early twentieth century from 1901 to 1940, covering world politics, society and culture, literary movements, art and music, immigration, and legislation; arranged chronologically with maps, illustrations, and quotations for primary souce documents.

Free to Make

  • Filename: free-to-make.
  • ISBN: 9781623170752
  • Release Date: 2016-09-27
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Dale Dougherty
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Dale Dougherty, creator of MAKE: magazine and the Maker Faire, provides a guided tour of the international phenomenon known as the Maker Movement, a social revolution that is changing what gets made, how it’s made, where it’s made, and who makes it. Free to Make is a call to join what Dougherty calls the “renaissance of making,” an invitation to see ourselves as creators and shapers of the world around us. As the internet thrives and world-changing technologies—like 3D printers and tiny microcontrollers—become increasingly affordable, people around the world are moving away from the passivity of one-size-fits-all consumption and command-and-control models of education and business. Free to Make explores how making revives abandoned and neglected urban areas, reinvigorates community spaces like libraries and museums, and even impacts our personal and social development—fostering a mindset that is engaged, playful, and resourceful. Free to Make asks us to imagine a world where making is an everyday occurrence in our schools, workplaces, and local communities, grounding us in the physical world and empowering us to solve the challenges we face.

Literature and Popular Culture in Early Modern England

  • Filename: literature-and-popular-culture-in-early-modern-england.
  • ISBN: 0754665801
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 219
  • Author: Matthew Dimmock
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Now in its third edition, Peter Burke's 1978 book Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe has for thirty years set the benchmark for cultural historians with its wide ranging and imaginative exploration of early modern European popular culture. In order to celebrate this achievement, and to explore the ways in which perceptions of popular culture have changed in the intervening years a group of leading scholars are brought together in this new volume to examine Burke's thesis in relation to England. Adopting an appropriately interdisciplinary approach, the collection offers an unprecedented survey of the field of popular culture in early modern England as it currently stands, bringing together scholars at the forefront of developments in an expanding area. Concluded by an Afterword by Peter Burke, the volume provides a vivid sense of the range and significance of early modern popular culture and the difficulties involved in defining and studying it.

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