Creating A Common Polity

Autore: Emily Mackil
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520953932
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In the ancient Greece of Pericles and Plato, the polis, or city-state, reigned supreme, but by the time of Alexander, nearly half of the mainland Greek city-states had surrendered part of their autonomy to join the larger political entities called koina. In the first book in fifty years to tackle the rise of these so-called Greek federal states, Emily Mackil charts a complex, fascinating map of how shared religious practices and long-standing economic interactions faciliated political cooperation and the emergence of a new kind of state. Mackil provides a detailed historical narrative spanning five centuries to contextualize her analyses, which focus on the three best-attested areas of mainland Greece—Boiotia, Achaia, and Aitolia. The analysis is supported by a dossier of Greek inscriptions, each text accompanied by an English translation and commentary.

The Epigraphy And History Of Boeotia

Autore: Nikolaos Papazarkadas
Editore: BRILL
ISBN: 9004273859
Grandezza: 23,90 MB
Formato: PDF
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The contributors of Epigraphy and History of Boeotia offer editions of exciting new inscriptions, revisit older epigraphical material, and present fresh historical interpretations of the ideology, religion, and the political, financial and legal institutions of ancient Boeotia and its vicinity.

Making Is Connecting

Autore: David Gauntlett
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745637752
Grandezza: 77,41 MB
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In Making is Connecting, David Gauntlett argues that through making things, people engage with the world and create connections with each other. Both online and offline, we see that people want to make their mark on the world, and to make connections. During the previous century, the production of culture became dominated by professional elite producers. But today, a vast array of people are making and sharing their own ideas, videos, and other creative material online, as well as engaging in real-world crafts, art projects, and hands-on experiences. Gauntlett argues that we are seeing a shift from a ‘sit-back-and-be-told culture’ to a ‘making-and-doing culture’. People are rejecting traditional teaching and television, and making their own learning and entertainment instead. Drawing on evidence from psychology, politics, philosophy, and economics, he shows how this shift is necessary and essential for the happiness and survival of modern societies.

Cold Intimacies

Autore: Eva Illouz
Editore: Polity
ISBN: 0745639046
Grandezza: 58,55 MB
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It is commonly assumed that capitalism has created an a–emotional world dominated by bureaucratic rationality; that economic behavior conflicts with intimate, authentic relationships; that the public and private spheres are irremediably opposed to each other; and that true love is opposed to calculation and self–interest. Eva Illouz rejects these conventional ideas and argues that the culture of capitalism has fostered an intensely emotional culture in the workplace, in the family, and in our own relationship to ourselves. She argues that economic relations have become deeply emotional, while close, intimate relationships have become increasingly defined by economic and political models of bargaining, exchange, and equity. This dual process by which emotional and economic relationships come to define and shape each other is called emotional capitalism. Illouz finds evidence of this process of emotional capitalism in various social sites: self–help literature, women′s magazines, talk shows, support groups, and the Internet dating sites. How did this happen? What are the social consequences of the current preoccupation with emotions? How did the public sphere become saturated with the exposure of private life? Why does suffering occupy a central place in contemporary identity? How has emotional capitalism transformed our romantic choices and experiences? Building on and revising the intellectual legacy of critical theory, this book addresses these questions and offers a new interpretation of the reasons why the public and the private, the economic and the emotional spheres have become inextricably intertwined.

The Matter Of The Gods

Autore: Clifford Ando
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520250833
Grandezza: 56,58 MB
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What did the Romans know about their gods? Why did they perform the rituals of their religion, & what motivated them to change those rituals? Clifford Ando explores the answers to these questions, pursuing a variety of themes essential to the study of religion in history.


Autore: Aristotle
Editore: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198235927
Grandezza: 13,50 MB
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The third and fourth book of Aristotle's Politics discuss fundamental questions in political philosophy: the nature of citizenship, the purpose of the state, the role of law, the merits of various constitutions. Richard Robinson's volume was the first to be published in the Clarendon Aristotle Series, and it remains a model of its kind - a lucid and provocative Introduction, an accurate but readable translation, and concise and critical notes. For this reissue, David Keyt has writtena Supplementary Essay, in which he surveys and develops some recent ideas on the main themes of Politics III and IV. He also provides an up-to-date bibliography.

Roman Honor

Autore: Carlin A. Barton
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520925649
Grandezza: 65,85 MB
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This book is an attempt to coax Roman history closer to the bone, to the breath and matter of the living being. Drawing from a remarkable array of ancient and modern sources, Carlin Barton offers the most complex understanding to date of the emotional and spiritual life of the ancient Romans. Her provocative and original inquiry focuses on the sentiments of honor that shaped the Romans' sense of themselves and their society. Speaking directly to the concerns and curiosities of the contemporary reader, Barton brings Roman society to life, elucidating the complex relation between the inner life of its citizens and its social fabric.Though thoroughly grounded in the ancient writings especially the work of Seneca, Cicero, and Livy this book also draws from contemporary theories of the self and social theory to deepen our understanding of ancient Rome. Barton explores the relation between inner desires and social behavior through an evocative analysis of the operation, in Roman society, of contests and ordeals, acts of supplication and confession, and the sense of shame. As she fleshes out Roman physical and psychological life, she particularly sheds new light on the consequential transition from republic to empire as a watershed of Roman social relations.Barton's ability to build productively on both old and new scholarship on Roman history, society, and culture and her imaginative use of a wide range of work in such fields as anthropology, sociology, psychology, modern history, and popular culture will make this book appealing for readers interested in many subjects. This beautifully written work not only generates insight into Roman history, but also uses that insight to bring us to a new understanding of ourselves, our modern codes of honor, and why it is that we think and act the way we do."

Politics As Usual

Editore: Polity
ISBN: 0745638929
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Worldwide, human lives are rapidly improving. Education, health care, technology, and political participation are becoming ever more universal, empowering human beings everywhere to enjoy security, economic sufficiency, equal citizenship, and a life in dignity. To be sure, there are some especially difficult areas disfavored by climate, geography, local diseases, unenlightened cultures, or political tyranny. There, progress is slow, and there may be set-backs. But the affluent states, and many international organizations are working steadily to extend the blessings of modernity through trade and generous development assistance, and it won't be long before the last pockets of severe oppression and poverty are gone. Heavily promoted by governments and media of the affluent states, this comforting view of the world is widely shared, at least among their citizens. Thomas Pogge's new book presents an alternative view: poverty and oppression persist on a massive scale; political and economic inequalities are rising dramatically both intra-nationally and globally. The affluent states and the international organizations they control knowingly contribute greatly to these evils - selfishly promoting rules and policies harmful to the poor, while hypocritically pretending to set and promote ambitious development goals. Pogge's case studies include the $1/day poverty measurement exercise, the cosmetic statistics behind the first Millennium Development Goal, the war on Terror, and the proposed relaxation of the constraints on humanitraian intervention. This is a powerful moral analysis that shows what affluent states would do if they reaily cared about the values they profess. Cover illustration Sebastrao Salgado Amazonas images (contact Press Images)-coffee from Ossor Estates, Karnatka State, india, 2003 Ossoon Estates has a surface of more or less 400 acres and is situated at 1,000 meters of aititude the can production is coffee but there is also pepper, cardamon, and some vanilla. The aorm is about 45 kms from the town of Hassan and 221 kms from Bangalore. It emoloys 200 workers al year round and more at coffee harvesting time, when there is a total of 600 workers. Production is about 220 tons of Arabica and 300 tons of Robtista.

Structure And History In Greek Mythology And Ritual

Autore: Walter Burkert
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520047709
Grandezza: 18,90 MB
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Discusses the concept of myth, looks at the traditions of Greek ritual, and considers specific Greek myths

Civic Rites

Autore: Nancy Evans
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520262026
Grandezza: 61,56 MB
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"Civic Rites clearly demonstrates the complete interdependence of religion and democracy in Athens, illustrating just how much the ancient Athenians' view of the relationship between these powerful forces differs from that in twenty-first century, Western democracies. Evans has provided a systematic, thorough, and lively treatment, liberating readers from modern expectations and offering a new window onto Athenian society."--Loren J. Samons, author of What's Wrong with Democracy? From Athenian Practice to American Worship "It is a double task the author has undertaken: to demonstrate the interdependence, nay, integration of politics and religion in the high days of 'democratic' Athens and to bring this special form of 'democracy' home to a contemporary non-specialist public. She brilliantly succeeds in both, presenting a clear and poignant narrative with graphic details. Civic Rites is a novel and fascinating course through a seemingly well-known field."--Walter Burkert, author of Homo Necans: The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth "In equal measures intelligent, accessible, and well-informed, this book provides a contemporary introduction to classical Athenian religious practices and their manifold cultural significance. Evans interweaves overviews of political, economic, and social history with engaging descriptions of several major Attic rites. This book will interest specialists while providing students with an illuminating pathway into the familiar yet alien world of ancient Greek religion."--Deborah Boedeker, Brown University "With vivid, elegant writing and compelling imagination, Nancy Evans recreates the complex interaction of religion and politics in the ancient Athenian Democracy. Deftly interweaving chapters on cult and on political developments, she shows the general reader an Athens that is stranger to modern sensibilities than we often realize, and yet one from which we can learn many things about democratic life. A wonderful achievement."--Martha Nussbaum, author of The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy