Segni Dell Esclusione

Author: Casiccia Alessandro
Publisher: Lexis
ISBN: 8899200882
Size: 40.18 MB
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Con il tramonto del secolo XX, il conflitto delle classi si traduce sempre meno in pressioni rivendicative, dinamica salariale, mobilità sociale. La diseguaglianza assume nuove forme. Vengono erette nuove barriere; non solo quelle contrastanti le migrazioni, ma ancor prima quelle riguardanti i rapporti economici e sociali, l’accesso alla politica, all’istruzione superiore, e alla vita nelle metropoli, dove si ridisegnano interi quartieri, si accentrano patrimoni immobiliari ultralussuosi, e l’estrema ricchezza è scarsamente utilizzata in investimenti produttivi. Nei processi escludenti si mostrano determinanti anche quelli concernenti i beni d’alto pregio, come era accaduto nei secoli della modernità preindustriale. I nuovi messaggi riguardanti il lusso si configurano sempre meno come stimolo di un consumismo diffuso. In quell’apparente continuum dove durante i decenni postbellici si disponeva la varietà dei segni ma si stemperavano le differenze, vediamo ora aprirsi una mutazione anche semiotica, nella quale però una nuova discontinuità fra la “superclasse” e la maggioranza esclusa non è solo indicata, ma in certo modo fondata e costituita.

Interview With History

Author: Oriana Fallaci
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780395252239
Size: 36.88 MB
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Probing interviews with fourteen contemporary political leaders, including Kissinger, Meir, Arafat, Indira Gandhi, and the Shah of Iran, reveal their personal attitudes and propensities and survey the workings of the leader in history

Liquid Modernity

Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 074565701X
Size: 38.90 MB
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In this new book, Bauman examines how we have moved away from a 'heavy' and 'solid', hardware-focused modernity to a 'light' and 'liquid', software-based modernity. This passage, he argues, has brought profound change to all aspects of the human condition. The new remoteness and un-reachability of global systemic structure coupled with the unstructured and under-defined, fluid state of the immediate setting of life-politics and human togetherness, call for the rethinking of the concepts and cognitive frames used to narrate human individual experience and their joint history. This book is dedicated to this task. Bauman selects five of the basic concepts which have served to make sense of shared human life - emancipation, individuality, time/space, work and community - and traces their successive incarnations and changes of meaning. Liquid Modernity concludes the analysis undertaken in Bauman's two previous books Globalization: The Human Consequences and In Search of Politics. Together these volumes form a brilliant analysis of the changing conditions of social and political life by one of the most original thinkers writing today.


Author: Rory Clements
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 178576263X
Size: 66.29 MB
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A gripping spy thriller for fans of ROBERT HARRIS and WILLIAM BOYD from award-winning Sunday Times bestseller Rory Clements 1936. Europe is in turmoil. The Nazis have marched into the Rhineland. In Russia, Stalin has unleashed his Great Terror. Spain has erupted in civil war. In Berlin, a young Englishwoman evades the Gestapo to deliver vital papers to a Jewish scientist. Within weeks, she is found dead, a silver syringe clutched in her fingers. In an exclusive London club, a conspiracy is launched that threatens the very heart of government. When a renowned society couple with fascist leanings are found brutally murdered, a maverick Cambridge professor is drawn into a world of espionage he knows only from history books. The deeper Thomas Wilde delves, the more he finds to link the murders with the girl with the silver syringe - and even more worryingly to the scandal surrounding the Abdication . . . Set against the gathering drumbeat of war and moving from Berlin to Cambridge, from Whitehall to the Kent countryside, and from the Fens to the Aragon Front in Spain, this big canvas international thriller, like C J Sansom's WINTER IN MADRID, marks the beginning of a brilliant new direction for Rory Clements. Praise for CORPUS 'Dramatic . . . pacy and assured . . . Well crafted, it has all the pleasures of an intriguing lead character, intricate plot and fascinating historical context' Daily Mail 'Rory Clements's timely spy thriller set in the 1930s evokes a period of political polarisation, mistrust and simmering violence. Corpus is fast-paced and there are plenty of red herrings to keep you guessing. This is the first of a promising series and Wilde is a likeable hero' The Times 'This clever novel, rich in deceptions and intrigue, shows the reach of Stalin and Hitler into every class of British society, threatening violence on horrific scale. Corpus is a standout historical novel and spy thriller' Daily Express Praise for RORY CLEMENTS 'Enjoyable, bloody and brutish' Guardian 'Sends a shiver down your spine' Daily Mail 'A colourful history lesson . . . exciting narrative twists' Sunday Telegraph

A Little History Of The World

Author: E. H. Gombrich
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300213972
Size: 31.65 MB
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E. H. Gombrich's Little History of the World, though written in 1935, has become one of the treasures of historical writing since its first publication in English in 2005. The Yale edition alone has now sold over half a million copies, and the book is available worldwide in almost thirty languages. Gombrich was of course the best-known art historian of his time, and his text suggests illustrations on every page. This illustrated edition of the Little History brings together the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the images that may well have been in his mind's eye as he wrote the book. The two hundred illustrations—most of them in full color—are not simple embellishments, though they are beautiful. They emerge from the text, enrich the author's intention, and deepen the pleasure of reading this remarkable work. For this edition the text is reset in a spacious format, flowing around illustrations that range from paintings to line drawings, emblems, motifs, and symbols. The book incorporates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a new index. Blending high-grade design, fine paper, and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history.


Author: Piers Bizony
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802779611
Size: 51.17 MB
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On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first person in history to leave the Earth's atmosphere and venture into space. His flight aboard a Russian Vostok rocket lasted only 108 minutes, but at the end of it he had become the most famous man in the world. Back on the ground, his smiling face captured the hearts of millions around the globe. Film stars, politicians and pop stars from Europe to Japan, India to the United States vied with each other to shake his hand. Despite this immense fame, almost nothing is known about Gagarin or the exceptional people behind his dramatic space flight. Starman tells for the first time Gagarin's personal odyssey from peasant to international icon, his subsequent decline as his personal life began to disintegrate under the pressures of fame, and his final disillusionment with the Russian state. President Kennedy's quest to put an American on the Moon was a direct reaction to Gagarin's achievement--yet before that successful moonshot occurred, Gagarin himself was dead, aged just thirty-four, killed in a mysterious air crash. Publicly the Soviet hierarchy mourned; privately their sighs of relief were almost audible, and the KGB report into his death remains secret. Entwined with Gagarin's history is that of the breathtaking and highly secretive Russian space program - its technological daring, its triumphs and disasters. In a gripping account, Jamie Doran and Piers Bizony reveal the astonishing world behind the scenes of the first great space spectacular, and how Gagarin's flight came frighteningly close to destruction.

Buying A Fishing Rod For My Grandfather

Author: Gao Xingjian
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0730498700
Size: 35.53 MB
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A collection of six unforgettable stories from Nobel laureate Gao Xingjian. Dealing with Gao's trademark themes of relationships, family, the political scene in China and exploration of the self, these stories are by turns moving, beautiful and thought-provoking. With the exception of 'In an Instant', all the stories were written in China in the early 1980s and published in Chinese in a collection called Gei wo laoye mai yugan (Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather) by Lianhe Press in taipei 1989. 'In an Instant' was written in Paris in October 1990 but not published until 1996 in the collection Zhoumo sichongzhou, after Soul Mountain had been published in early 1990. this is the perfect first taste of the work of Gao Xingjian - short, sweet and highly accessible - something for those who have heard about the author but are unsure where to start.

Bella Mia

Author: Donatella Di Pietrantonio
ISBN: 9780993238024
Size: 37.34 MB
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