Il Vizio Oscuro Dell Occidente

Autor: Massimo Fini
Publisher: Marsilio Editori spa
ISBN: 8831731068
File Size: 26,87 MB
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L’11 settembre ha inaugurato una nuova era, quella del «terrorismo globale», conseguenza logica, e prevedibile, della pretesa dell’Occidente di ridurre a sè l’intero esistente. Ma il «migliore dei mondi possibili» si rivela un modello paranoico, basato sull’ossessiva proiezione nel futuro, dove l’individuo non può mai trovare un punto di equilibrio e di pace. Nella ricerca inesausta del Bene, anzi del Meglio, l’uomo occidentale si è creato il meccanismo perfetto e infallibile dell’infelicità. E lo sta esportando ovunque. Il «terrorismo globale» non farà che confermare e rafforzare il delirio occidentale dell’unico modello mondiale, il suo. E lo scontro del futuro non sarà più fra destra e sinistra, fra un liberalismo trionfante e un marxismo morente — due facce in realtà della stessa medaglia — ma fra le leadership, politiche, economiche, intellettuali, schierate a favore della Modernità e le folle, deluse, frustrate, esasperate e violente, di ogni mondo, che avranno smesso di crederci.

The Suffering Of The Immigrant

Autor: Abdelmalek Sayad
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509534040
File Size: 30,36 MB
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This book is a major contribution to our understanding of the condition of the immigrant and it will transform the reader’s understanding of the issues surrounding immigration. Sayad’s book will be widely used in courses on race, ethnicity, immigration and identity in sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, politics and geography. an outstanding and original work on the experience of immigration and the kind of suffering involved in living in a society and culture which is not one’s own; describes how immigrants are compelled, out of respect for themselves and the group that allowed them to leave their country of origin, to play down the suffering of emigration; Abdelmalek Sayad, was an Algerian scholar and close associate of the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu - after Sayad’s death, Bourdieu undertook to assemble these writings for publication; this book will transform the reader’s understanding of the issues surrounding immigration.

Political Scandal

Autor: John B. Thompson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745657052
File Size: 72,27 MB
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Political scandals have become a pervasive feature of many societies today. From Profumo to the cash-for-questions scandal, from Watergate to the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, scandals have come to play a central role in politics and in the shaping of public debate. What are the characteristics of political scandals and why have they come to assume such prominence today? What are the social and political consequences of the preoccupation with political scandal in the public domain? In this major new book Thompson develops a systematic and wide-ranging analysis of the phenomenon of political scandal. He shows that the rise of political scandal is linked to the changes brought about by the development of communication media, which have transformed the nature of visibility and altered the relations between public and private life. He analyses the characteristics of scandals as mediated events and he explains why mediated scandals in the political field have become increasingly prevalent in recent years. Distinguishing between three basic types of political scandal, Thompson reconstructs the development of sex scandals, financial scandals and what he calls 'power scandals' in Britain and the United States, showing how scandals unfold and how they form part of distinctive political cultures of scandal. In the final chapter, Thompson develops an original theoretical account of political scandal and its consequences which highlights the connections between scandal, reputation and trust. This book is a path-breaking analysis of a troubling phenomenon which has become a central feature of public life in our societies today. It will be of great interest to students of sociology, politics, and media and cultural studies. It will also appeal to a wider readership interested in social and political issues.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Autor: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435233174
File Size: 15,53 MB
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"... Set in the Soviet Caucasus after the Second World War. To celebrate the settlement of a land dispute, the peasants stage a long parable play which explores, through the medium of a distant fairy tale, concepts of justice, social oppression and revolution"--Back cover.

The Transformation Of Democracy

Autor: Robert Kelley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351302426
File Size: 28,99 MB
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Combining a thorough introduction to the work of nineteenth and early twentieth-century Italian social theo-rist Vilfredo Pareto with a highly read-able English translation of Pareto's last monograph, "Generalizations," origi-nally published in 1920, this work illus-trates precisely how and why demo-cratic forms of government undergo decay and are eventually re-invigo-rated. More than any other social scien-tist of his generation, Pareto offers a well-developed, articulate, and com-pelling theory of change based on a Newtonian vision of science and an en-gineering model of social equilibrium. In his introduction, Powers focusses on Pareto's intellectual maturation and on his overall theory of society. Powers describes the various stages of Pareto's development as engineer, economist, political scientist, and finally as sociol-ogist. He explains how Pareto consid-ered himself the Einstein of social sci-ence and how he introduced the con-cept of relativity into the social sci-ences. Even if such self-claims were rarely widely shared, the sense of Pareto's originality is doubted by few, if any, contemporary scholars. This last, and in many ways most penetrat-ing, of Pareto's briefer works, warns of the dangers which can befall demo-cratic order. It is important because, as his final attempt to clarify his ideas, it places his earlier works in perspective. Pareto generates a comprehensive the-ory of complex social phenomena.


Autor: Edward Jay Epstein
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780786706778
File Size: 23,62 MB
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Examines the late entrepreneur's dealings with the Soviet Union and his role in the BCCI scandal