books about: remaking
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
North Point Press
Thinking in another way
During my studies in Denmark, I had the opportunity to join a presentation of Michael Braungart. I got more and more into his ideas and impressions of producing and using things in a different way. I love Michaels and Williams ideas. Thinking in another way. They say us: Don't save energy, materials,.... Use as much as you can and don't feel bad about it. The thing is extraction of resources, ...
The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
Samuel P. Huntington
Simon & Schuster
The commonalities of civilizations...
Professor Huntington wrote this book 15 years ago, as an expansion of his thesis on the importance of culture in determining allegiances and identity. His original thesis was first published in "Foreign Affairs" in 1993, not that long after the Soviet Union collapsed, and with it communism as an ideology that provided a structure for the economic relationships within a society. It was an attempt ...
Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture
W. W. Norton & Company
Echols new book on disco is an engaging, smart read. She brings to life both the political complexities of the time as well as the music and it's many scenes. A brilliant historian and superb storyteller (the book is filled with great anecdotes), Echols' book transcends the usual fare on disco by taking on an in-depth account of how disco both reflected and contributed to the ways that ...
Remaking Domestic Intelligence (Hoover Institution Press Publication)
Richard A. Posner
Hoover Institution Press
This monograph makes a compelling case for the creation of a domestic intelligence agency in the manner of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)and placing such an agency under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Its author, Judge Richard A. Posner, is an intelligence outsider who appears to have a keen understanding of how the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) actually works. ...
Remaking America: Public Memory, Commemoration, and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century
Princeton University Press
Which is more important, the facts of what actually happened in the past or the public memory of what took place?
John Bodnar would certainly come down in favor of the construction of public memory. It is what defines American society, he insists, and he believes it can be and has been manipulated and altered as needed over time to serve the interests of the present. That is what commemorations are all about. The author argues in this social history of commemorations in the twentieth century United States ...
Remaking the American University: Market-Smart and Mission-Centered
William F. Massy
Rutgers University Press
The University of the Future
Zemsky's mission-centered, market-smart, politically-savvy theme is the foundation for many, if not all, future strategy for public universities. This book sets the stage for the introduction of America's fourth major genre of university starting with the private, liberal arts (often religious)college of colonial days, the land-grant institution of the 1860s and the research-centered ...
Remaking California: Reclaiming the Public Good
R. Jeffrey Lustig
What went wrong in California and how we can fix it California is locked in political crisis. It is unable to school its children, solve its water problems, or repair its roads and public buildings. Leaders and observers agree the system is broken. But how is it broken? Why is it broken? And who gets hurt by the breakage? Remaking California analyzes California s constitutional crisis and argues that it's time for Californians to exercise ...
Latinos: Remaking America
University of California Press
a much-needed book on Latinos in America
*Latinos: Remaking America* is heady stuff that is the perfect textbook for a Sociology class with an emphasis on Latinos. It's perfect because there are so many issues that this book addresses that readers can relate or connect to today's current events on Latinos. Such issues are education, language, religion, health, women, employment and many more. This book should serve as the bible of ...
Hard Work: Remaking the American Labor Movement
University of California Press
a great introduction to the American labor movement
In this book, Fantasia and Voss--two long-time, respected labor scholars--provide a great overview of and introduction to the American labor movement. The book was actually originally written for a French audience, so they assume you know very little about the American labor movement, explaining things like the National Labor Relations Board and the Taft-Hartley Act, instead of assuming you know ...
Remaking Eden: How Genetic Engineering and Cloning Will Transform the American Family (Ecco)
Lee M. Silver
A must-read for everyone!
This book is an excellent read for anyone with an interest in reproductive technologies. I submit that it is important for everyone as the issues in the book are rapidly becoming less science-fiction and more reality. Cloning and genetic selection are especially important. Both positive and negative scenarios resulting from the use of these and other technologies are presented. They may seem ...
International Systems in World History: Remaking the Study of International Relations
Oxford University Press, USA
A highly structured world history from an IR point of view
I have used this book several times when teaching at my university in Denmark with stunning success among the students. Nowadays young people lack knowledge about history - some times they don't know much about the most basic of issues - but many of them are quite aware of their shortcomings and for students of political science with some training in theories of international relations (=IR) ...
Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America (War/Society/Culture)
Jennifer D. Keene
The Johns Hopkins University Press
World War I Did Change American Society
Americans have largely forgoten the United States war effort during World War I. There are obvious reasons for this -- the larger role played during World War II, the failure of the politicians to live up to the rhetoric of lasting peace, the limited combat exposure and comparatively low casualties suffered by US troops, etc. But World War I did more than prepare the US for World War II, it ...
Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics
Eric D. Beinhocker
Harvard Business Press
A Look at the Unpredictable Nature of Markets.
In the late 1800s, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show was a dazzling display of horsemanship, gunplay and other cowboy skills. One of its acts involved the sharpshooting of the great Annie Oakley. Dubbed "Little Sure Shot," Oakley had an amazing routine - she would shoot out lit candles, for example, and the corks of wine bottles. For her grand finale, she would shoot out the lit end of a cigarette ...
University of Hawaii Press
American Ideology and Foreign Policy
"Remaking Micronesia" is first of all a text that provokes a long-hard look at the ghetoization of the Pacific by US ideology and foreign policy; it is not for bureaucrats from Washington DC who think "upstreaming" veterans with fading memories out of Florida would help resolve issues of military occupation and Cold War rhetoric (this, in response to the first review on these pages). In there, ...
Remaking Beijing: Tiananmen Square and the Creation of a Political Space
University Of Chicago Press
Fascinating Account of Tiananmen Square
An unparalleled up-close account of one single space in Beijing by one of the most accomplished art historians of our time. An exciting book, richly illustrated, and cogently argued. The public events, political history, personal lives lost and found, and bold artistic experiments all come to life in this book. A must read for any one looking for in-depth knowledge of Beijing. Chapter 3 (on ...
Making and Remaking Asian America Through Immigration Policy, 1850-1990
Bill Ong Hing
Stanford University Press
This is the first comprehensive study of how U. S. immigration policies have shaped?demographically, economically, and socially?the six largest Asian American communities.
Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration
Harvard University Press
Insightful, brilliant book on immigration
This intelligently-written book contains a nuanced discussion of immigrant incorporation in the United States. It updates and clarifies "assimilation" theory, and describes how it can be applied to understanding how immigrants become part of American society. I recommend it to anyone interested in a thoughtful discussion of these issues.
The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River (Critical Issue Book)
Hill and Wang
Brief and Brilliant
The Organic Machine is an ideal example of what great scholarship should produce. It's a short, beautifully written, passionate history of what we human beings have made of the Columbia River in the time since white people came to the Northwest. It is driven by an environmentalism founded on the understanding that man is not separate from nature and never can be. The protagonist of this book ...
Remaking the Presidency: Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson, 1901-1916
Peri E. Arnold
University Press of Kansas
In a period of American history marked by congressional primacy, presidential passivity, and hostility to governmental action, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson became iconic presidents through activist leadership. Peri Arnold, a leading presidential scholar, goes beyond the biographers to explain what really set Roosevelt apart from his predecessor William McKinley, how Wilson differed from his successor Warren G. Harding, and how we might ...
Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self
Susan J. Brison
Princeton University Press
Brison's book is a beautifully written and extremely thoughtful account of surviving sexual violence. It raises and explores questions that would not even occur to people unacquainted with trauma. As a result, it is immensely helpful not only for her fellow survivors but also for their supporters.
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