Genre : Civilization, Modern
Publisher : Verso
ISBN_10 : 0860917851
Copyright Year : 1983
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The experience of modernization -- the dizzying social changes that swept millions of people into the capitalist world -- and modernism in art, literature and architecture are brilliantly integrated in this account.

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Genre : Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chernobyl , Ukraine, 1986
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ISBN_10 : 0241003318
Copyright Year : 2014
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Russia, 1986. In a run-down apartment block in Moscow, a nine-year-old piano prodigy practices silently for fear of disturbing the neighbours. In a factory on the outskirts of the city, his aunt makes car parts, trying to hide her dissident past. In the hospital, a surgeon immerses himself in his work to avoid facing his failed marriage. And in a rural village in Belarus, a teenage boy wakes up to a sky of the deepest crimson. Outside, the ears of his neighbour's cattle are dripping blood. Ten miles away, at the Chernobyl Power Plant, something unimaginable has happened. Now their lives will change forever. All That is Solid Melts into Air is an astonishing novel of terrifying beauty that captures the end of an era. 'Daring, generous and beautifully written, All That is Solid Melts into Air marks the beginning of a truly significant career. I cannot say it loud enough: McKeon is here to stay.' Colum McCann 'This daring and ambitious novel blends historical epic and love story with a detailed and moving description of the Chernobyl disaster and the fall of the Soviet Union. A book rich with resonance far beyond its historical moment.' Colm TΓ³ibΓ­n

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Genre : Civilization, Modern
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ISBN_10 : 1844676447
Copyright Year : 2010
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Marshall Berman's 'All That is Solid Melts into Air' provides a kaleidoscopic journey into the experiences of modernisation, the dizzying social changes that swept millions of people into the capitalist world.

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πŸ“’ Adventures In Marxism by Marshall Berman

Genre : Political Science
Publisher : Verso
ISBN_10 : 1859843093
Copyright Year : 1999
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Delightful, informative essays inspired by Marx.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Verso Books
ISBN_10 : 9781784785000
Copyright Year : 2017-04-18
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Essays tracing the intellectual life of a quintessential New York City writer and thinker Marshall Berman was one of the great urbanists and Marxist cultural critics of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and his brilliant, nearly sui generis book All That Is Solid Melts Into Air is a masterpiece of the literature on modernism. But like many New York intellectuals, the essay was his characteristic form, accommodating his multifarious interests and expressing his protean, searching exuberant mind. This collection includes early essays from and on the radical ’60s, on New York City, on literary figures from Kafka to Pamuk, and late essays on rock, hip hop, and gentrification. Concluding with his last essay, completed just before his death in 2013, this book is Berman’s intellectual autobiography, tracing his career as a thinker through the way he read the β€œsigns in the street.””

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Genre : China
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ISBN_10 : 1267546379
Copyright Year : 2012
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Genre : Philosophy
Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
ISBN_10 : PKEY:SMP2300000065022
Copyright Year : 2019-12-23
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Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Heinrich Marx and Friedrich Engels is a book where, for the first time, the aims, tasks and methods of fight of the emerging communist organisations and parties of the nineteenth century were declared and explained. It is the greatest philosophic and political treatise that is important in some way even nowadays. According to experts, Manifesto is a powerful work that still can be used as a good method to mobilize people. In addition, the work of Marx and Engels will not leave anyone indifferent. Historians noted that this book had been ahead of time. Manifesto definitely opened the eyes and minds of workers and socialists all over the world.

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Genre : Art
Publisher : Hayward Pub
ISBN_10 : 1853323195
Copyright Year : 2013
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All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: Jeremy Deller is the beautiful catalogue accompanying the latest in Hayward Touring's celebrated series of artist-curated exhibitions.Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller has been a hugely influential figure in the story of British art over the past two decades, helping to rewrite the rules of contemporary artistic practice.In this exhibition, Deller questions the effect of the Industrial Revolution not only on the British landscape and economy, but also on the consciousness and culture of the people. Deller explores the roots of working-class musical culture, from nineteenth-century industrial folk to glam and heavy rock music in the 70s and 80s.This publication features a vast range of objects and images, including new work by Deller, historical paintings depicting factories and forges, political tracts, poems and popular ballads against exploitation, as well as works by William Blake and William Morris.The exhibition tours to Manchester Art Gallery, 12 October 2013 - 19 January 2014, and goes on to Nottingham Castle, Mead Gallery, and Laing Art Gallery during 2014.

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Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN_10 : 9780190673734
Copyright Year : 2018-07-02
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Human beings have long seen themselves as the center of the universe, the apple of God's eye, specially-created creatures who are somehow above and beyond the natural world. This viewpoint--a persistent paradigm of our own unique self-importance--is as dangerous as it is false. In Through a Glass Brightly, noted scientist David P. Barash explores the process by which science has, throughout time, cut humanity "down to size," and how humanity has responded. A good paradigm is a tough thing to lose, especially when its replacement leaves us feeling more vulnerable and less special. And yet, as science has progressed, we find ourselves--like it or not--bereft of many of our most cherished beliefs, confronting an array of paradigms lost. Barash models his argument around a set of "old" and "new" paradigms that define humanity's place in the universe. This new set of paradigms range from provocative revelations as to whether human beings are well designed, whether the universe has somehow been established with our species in mind (the so-called anthropic principle), whether life itself is inherently fragile, and whether Homo sapiens might someday be genetically combined with other species (and what that would mean for our self-image). Rather than seeing ourselves through a glass darkly, science enables us to perceive our strengths and weaknesses brightly and accurately at last, so that paradigms lost becomes wisdom gained. The result is a bracing, remarkably hopeful view of who we really are.

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Genre : Science
Publisher : Verso
ISBN_10 : 0860919366
Copyright Year : 1989
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Written by one of America's foremost geographers, Postmodern Geographies contests the tendency, still dominant in most social science, to reduce human geography to a reflective mirror, or, as Marx called it, an "unnecessary complication." Beginning with a powerful critique of historicism and its constraining effects on the geographical imagination, Edward Soja builds on the work of Foucault, Berger, Giddens, Berman, Jameson and, above all, Henri Lefebvre, to argue for a historical and geographical materialism, a radical rethinking of the dialectics of space, time and social being. Soja charts the respatialization of social theory from the still unfolding encounter between Western Marxism and modern geography, through the current debates on the emergence of a postfordist regime of "flexible accumulation." The postmodern geography of Los Angeles, exposed in a provocative pair of essays, serves as a model in his account of the contemporary struggle for control over the social production of space.

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