The Spirit of Cities

Titre : The Spirit of Cities
Auteur : Daniel A. Bell
Éditeur : Princeton University Press
ISBN-13 : 9781400848263
Libération : 2013-10-27

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Cities shape the lives and outlooks of billions of people, yet they have been overshadowed in contemporary political thought by nation-states, identity groups, and concepts like justice and freedom. The Spirit of Cities revives the classical idea that a city expresses its own distinctive ethos or values. In the ancient world, Athens was synonymous with democracy and Sparta represented military discipline. In this original and engaging book, Daniel Bell and Avner de-Shalit explore how this classical idea can be applied to today's cities, and they explain why philosophy and the social sciences need to rediscover the spirit of cities. Bell and de-Shalit look at nine modern cities and the prevailing ethos that distinguishes each one. The cities are Jerusalem (religion), Montreal (language), Singapore (nation building), Hong Kong (materialism), Beijing (political power), Oxford (learning), Berlin (tolerance and intolerance), Paris (romance), and New York (ambition). Bell and de-Shalit draw upon the richly varied histories of each city, as well as novels, poems, biographies, tourist guides, architectural landmarks, and the authors' own personal reflections and insights. They show how the ethos of each city is expressed in political, cultural, and economic life, and also how pride in a city's ethos can oppose the homogenizing tendencies of globalization and curb the excesses of nationalism. The Spirit of Cities is unreservedly impressionistic. Combining strolling and storytelling with cutting-edge theory, the book encourages debate and opens up new avenues of inquiry in philosophy and the social sciences. It is a must-read for lovers of cities everywhere. In a new preface, Bell and de-Shalit further develop their idea of "civicism," the pride city dwellers feel for their city and its ethos over that of others.

Science and Citizens

Titre : Science and Citizens
Auteur : Melissa Leach
Éditeur : Zed Books
ISBN-13 : 1842775510
Libération : 2005-05-06

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Rapid advances and new technologies in the life sciences - such as biotechnologies in health, agricultural and environmental arenas - pose a range of pressing challenges to questions of citizenship. This volume brings together for the first time authors from diverse experiences and analytical traditions, encouraging a conversation between science and technology and development studies around issues of science, citizenship and globalisation. It reflects on the nature of expertise; the framing of knowledge; processes of public engagement; and issues of rights, justice and democracy. A wide variety of pressing issues is explored, such as medical genetics, agricultural biotechnology, occupational health and HIV/AIDS. Drawing upon rich case studies from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, Science and Citizens asks:· Do new perspectives on science, expertise and citizenship emerge from comparing cases across different issues and settings? · What difference does globalisation make?· What does this tell us about approaches to risk, regulation and public participation?· How might the notion of ‘cognitive justice‘ help to further debate and practice?

Aur lia

Titre : Aur lia
Auteur : Gérard de Nerval
Éditeur : Green Integer Books
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105110841272
Libération : 2001-06

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An autobiographical fiction of major appeal.

A Scandalous Man

Titre : A Scandalous Man
Auteur : Gavin Esler
Éditeur : HarperCollins UK
ISBN-13 : 9780007283392
Libération : 2008-09-04

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An absorbing new political thriller from the co-host of Newsnight

Books in Brazil

Titre : Books in Brazil
Auteur : Laurence Hallewell
Éditeur : Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
ISBN-13 : UTEXAS:059173017915992
Libération : 1982

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Titre : C215
Auteur : C215
Éditeur : Editions Albin Michel
ISBN-13 : 2226259236
Libération : 2015

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This meticulously produced monograph on the prolific French stencil artist C215 collects some of the highlights from more than twenty years spent creating street art around the world. He moves freely between austere black and white and a vibrant color palette that positively leaps off the wall and utilizes a variety of canvases, from doors and walls to trains and mailboxes. The gallery of his artwork contained within is conveniently arranged alphabetically by location or subject of the work.

Cities and Spaces of Leadership

Titre : Cities and Spaces of Leadership
Auteur : Cristina D'Alessandro
Éditeur : Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN-13 : 1137561904
Libération : 2016-03-02

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Cristina D'Alessandro and Frannie Léautier investigate the interaction between leaders and the various spaces and places in which they work and live. Rooting their work in a critical understanding of the global contemporary world, they combine human geography and leadership theories throughout the book. Referring to the trajectories of global leaders, Cities and Spaces of Leadership is a unique and unprecedented achievement that should be read by geographers, leaders, and academics concerned by contemporary social, political and economic dynamics.