Report on the Second Half of the Twentieth Century

Report on the Second Half of the Twentieth Century

Preface These first four books of Report on the Second Half of the Twentieth Century were written between February 1976 and June 1980 , which now seems like half a lifetime ago . Three of the four books have been published in earlier ...

Author: Ken Norris

Publisher: Guernica Editions

ISBN: 0919349846

Category: Poetry

Page: 100

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Poems by Ken Norris.
Categories: Poetry

Philosophical Thought in Russia in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century

Philosophical Thought in Russia in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century

This is epitomized by the failure to represent thought categorically as a process. ... Those who observed that work probably remember Shchedrovitsky's brilliant speeches and reports in the second half of the 1960s and 1970s.

Author: Vladislav Lektorsky

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350040601

Category: Philosophy

Page: 440

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Philosophical Thought in Russia in the Second Half of the 20th Century is the first book of its kind that offers a systematic overview of an often misrepresented period in Russia's philosophy. Focusing on philosophical ideas produced during the late 1950s – early 1990s, it reconstructs the development of genuine philosophical thought in the Soviet period and introduces those non-dogmatic Russian thinkers who saw in philosophy a means of reforming social and intellectual life. Covering such areas of philosophical inquiry as philosophy of science, philosophical anthropology, the history of philosophy, activity approach as well as communication and dialogue studies, the volume presents and thoroughly discusses central topics and concepts developed by Soviet thinkers in that particular fields. Written by a team of internationally recognized scholars from Russia and abroad, it examines the work of well-known Soviet philosophers (such as Mikhail Bakhtin, Evald Ilyenkov and Merab Mamardashvili) as well as those important figures (such as Vladimir Bibler, Alexander Zinoviev, Yury Lotman, Georgy Shchedrovitsky, Genrich Batishchev, Sergey Rubinstein, and others) who have often been overlooked. By introducing and examining original philosophical ideas that evolved in the Soviet period, the book confirms that not all Soviet philosophy was dogmatic and tied to orthodox Marxism and the ideology of Marxism-Leninism. It shows Russian philosophical development of the Soviet period in a new light, as a philosophy defined by a genuine discourse of exploration and intellectual progress, rather than stagnation and dogmatism. In addition to providing the historical and cultural background that explains the development of the 20th-century Russian philosophy, the book also puts the discussed ideas and theories in the context of contemporary philosophical discussions showing their relevance to nowadays debates in Western philosophy. With short biographies of key thinkers, an extensive current bibliography and a detailed chronology of Soviet philosophy, this research resource provides a new understanding of the Soviet period and its intellectual legacy 100 years after the Russian Revolution.
Categories: Philosophy

Maritime law in the second half of the 20th century Selected articles

Maritime law in the second half of the 20th century  Selected articles

In the report of the Secretary-General of UNCITRAL on the possible work programme of the Commission (A) CN.9 (171) of 2 May 1979, the relation between the establishment of the NIEO and the legal regulation of international trade was ...

Author: Jan Łopuski

Publisher: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika

ISBN: 9788323120568

Category: Contracts, Maritime

Page: 341

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The book contains a selection of articles written in the years 1962-2004 and published in English or French languages. They provide information and present views of the author on matters relating to the development and transforrnations which occurred in maritime law in the second haif of the 20th century. Articles on Polish maritirne law arę presented separately from morę numerous articles on international and transnational maritime law.The articles compiled in this book illustrate the process of important changes and developments occurred in maritime law in the said period.They indicate how problems created by the progress in the organisation of maritime trade, technical innovations and political changes on the map of the world were identified, consi-dered and sometimes solved, in the latter case the relevant article may have only a historical signif icance. At the same time some traditional institutions of maritime law were changingtheir role and neededa reappraisal and revision.
Categories: Contracts, Maritime

India China Relations in the First Half of the 20th Century

India China Relations in the First Half of the 20th Century

This is evident from the importance he attached to the ongoing anti - imperialist movements in various Asian countries at that time and all - possible support rendered to them . Even after taking charge of the Provisional President of ...

Author: B. R. Deepak

Publisher: APH Publishing

ISBN: 8176482455

Category: China

Page: 220

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Based On Chinese And Indian Sources, Sheds Light On A Phase Of Indian Freedom Struggle1 From 1905 To 1947. Also A Study Of Synergy Of Cultures Of India And China And The Interface Between The Two Oldest Civilizations Of The World. Has Six Chapters And A Useful Appendix.
Categories: China

Gender Inequalities and Development in Latin America During the Twentieth Century

Gender Inequalities and Development in Latin America During the Twentieth Century

sexual and reproductive health, labour market participation, unpaid work, violence against women and poverty statistics. many of the series begin in the 1990s, although some cover the entire second half of the twentieth century.

Author: María Magdalena Camou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317130215

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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This book presents evidence of the evolution of the gender inequalities in Latin America during the twentieth century, using basic indicators of human development, namely education, health and the labour market. There are very few historical studies that centre on gender as the main analytical category in Latin America, so this book breaks new ground. Using case-studies from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay, the authors show that there is evidence of a correlation between economic growth and the decrease in gender inequality, but this process is also not linear. Although the activity rate of women was high at the beginning of the twentieth century, female participation in the labour market diminished, until the 1970s, when it began to increase dramatically. Since the 1970s, fertility reduction and education improvements and worsening labour market conditions are associated to the steadily increase of women participation in the labour market. By gauging the extent to which gender gaps in the formation of human capital, access to resources, quality of life and opportunities may have operated as a restriction on women’s capabilities and on economic growth in the region, this book demonstrates that Latin America has lagged behind in terms of gender equality.
Categories: Social Science

Twentieth Century Music in the West

Twentieth Century Music in the West

(2013) 'Subculture', then, provided a powerful conceptual image of group behaviour, class alliances and social empowerment as organised through the consumption of music in the second half of the twentieth century.

Author: Tom Perchard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108481984

Category: Music

Page: 495

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"Introduction Steve Reich pitched up in San Francisco in September 1961. He was a young musician, one who had been taken by the early-century work of the Hungarian composer and folklorist Béla Bartók, and he had journeyed west from New York in the hope of studying with Leon Kirchner, a composer in the rough-lyric Bartók tradition who'd been teaching at Mills College. But Kirchner had just left for Harvard, so Reich ended up working at Mills under Luciano Berio. Over the course of the previous decade, Berio had become identified as a figurehead of the European post-war avant-garde: his ultramodern serialist work was quite a different proposition to Kirchner's own"--
Categories: Music

Internationalism and the State in the Twentieth Century

Internationalism and the State in the Twentieth Century

India, by contrast, enjoyed absolute growth throughout the century, increasing its per capita income by 6.3 per cent per decade in the first half of the century and by 12.2 per cent per decade during the second half, despite population ...

Author: Cornelia Navari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134861453

Category: Political Science

Page: 381

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Using in-depth analysis of power relations, material changes and developments in ideologies, this essential text provides an accessible and student friendly historical introduction to the changing relations between states. The subjects covered include long term trends relating to war, the changing balance of power, decolonisation, the European system and the Cold War. This volume is essential reading for all those interested in the history of International Relations in the twentieth century.
Categories: Political Science

Becoming Utopian

Becoming Utopian

Nevertheless, I agree that—in the twentieth century, or at least the second half—all three sub-genres were usually conceived, written, and certainly marketed, within the generic sphere of sf. See also T. Eagleton (1997: 7).

Author: Tom Moylan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350133358

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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A dream of a better world is a powerful human force that inspires activists, artists, and citizens alike. In this book Tom Moylan – one of the pioneering scholars of contemporary utopian studies – explores the utopian process in its individual and collective trajectory from dream to realization. Drawing on theorists such as Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway and Alain Badiou and science fiction writers such as Kim Stanley Robinson and China Miéville, Becoming Utopian develops its argument for sociopolitical action through studies that range from liberation theology, ecological activism, and radical pedagogy to the radical movements of 1968. Throughout, Moylan speaks to the urgent need to confront and transform the global environmental, economic, political and cultural crises of our time.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Economic Thought Of The Twentieth Century And Other Essays

Economic Thought Of The Twentieth Century And Other Essays

The Trodden Path of Development The developing countries have been concerned with development during the last 35 years of the second half of the twentieth century . The UN declared the Sixties as the ' first development decade ' ...

Author: P. R Dubhashi

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 8170225450

Category: Economics

Page: 286

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Categories: Economics

Medicine in the Twentieth Century

Medicine in the Twentieth Century

An additional central element of the 'golden age of medicine' is the dramatic improvement in standards of health during the first half of the twentieth century. This period witnessed steep declines in infant mortality and other deaths ...

Author: Roger Cooter

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000150902

Category: History

Page: 780

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During the twentieth century, medicine has been radically transformed and powerfully transformative. In 1900, western medicine was important to philanthropy and public health, but it was marginal to the state, the industrial economy and the welfare of most individuals. It is now central to these aspects of life. Our prospects seem increasingly dependent on the progress of bio-medical sciences and genetic technologies which promise to reshape future generations. The editors of Medicine in the Twentieth Century have commissioned over forty authoritative essays, written by historical specialists but intended for general audiences. Some concentrate on the political economy of medicine and health as it changed from period to period and varied between countries, others focus on understandings of the body, and a third set of essays explores transformations in some of the theatres of medicine and the changing experiences of different categories of practitioners and patients.
Categories: History