The Persistence of History examines how the moving image has completely altered traditional modes of historical thought and representation. Exploring a range of film and video texts, from The Ten Commandments to the Rodney King video, from the projected work of documentarian Errol Morris to Oliver Stone's JFK and Spielberg's Schindler's List, the volume questions the appropriate forms of media for making the incoherence and fragmentation of contemporary history intelligible.
Author: Jon Douglas Levenson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 1988
This paperback edition brings to a wide audience one of the most innovative and meaningful models of God for this post-Auschwitz era. In a thought-provoking return to the original Hebrew conception of God, which questions accepted conceptions of divine omnipotence, Jon Levenson defines God's authorship of the world as a consequence of his victory in his struggle with evil. He traces a flexible conception of God to the earliest Hebrew sources, arguing, for example, that Genesis 1 does not describe the banishment of evil but the attempt to contain the menace of evil in the world, a struggle that continues today.This paperback edition brings to a wide audience one of the most innovative and meaningful models of God for this post-Auschwitz era. In a thought-provoking return to the original Hebrew conception of God, which questions accepted conceptions of divine omnipotence, Jon Levenson defines God's authorship of the world as a consequence of his victory in his struggle with evil. He traces a flexible conception of God to the earliest Hebrew sources, arguing, for example, that Genesis 1 does not describe the banishment of evil but the attempt to contain the menace of evil in the world, a struggle that continues today.
Arnold Schwartzman's multi-disciplined life has encompassed working as an illustrator, graphic designer, advertising executive, magazine editor, art director, art gallery director, photographer, film-maker, author and educator. He was awarded an Academy
Welche Geschichten erzählen uns pädagogische Organisationen, wenn sie auf ihre Innovations- und Anpassungspraxen hin befragt werden? Der Band untersucht das Phänomen der Persistenz, d.h. des Überlebens einer Einrichtung unter sich wandelnden Kontextbedingungen, als organisationales Lernen. Dabei geht es um das Verständnis einzelner realer Einrichtungen, methodologisch also um Fallstudien u.a. an Addams' Hull House, Franckes Anstalten, Montessoris Kinderhaus, Homer Lanes Little Commonwealth, Decrolys Schule.
Author: Bernd Müller
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
Release Date: 2012-05-03
JAVA PERSISTANCE API 2 // - Hier finden Sie eine aktuelle und fundierte Einführung in JPA. - Sie lernen die wichtigsten Implementierungen von JPA kennen: Hibernate, EclipseLink und OpenJPA - Mit einem Ausblick auf JPA 2.1 - Im Internet: Die Beispiele des Buches zum Herunterladen Wer eine fundierte und praxisorientierte Einführung in die Java Persistence API 2.0 sucht, ist hier richtig. Die Autoren erklären nicht nur die zentralen Konzepte von JPA, sondern gehen auch auf fortgeschrittene Themen wie die Criteria-API und Bean-Validierung ein. Mit diesem Wissen können Sie anspruchsvolle Lösungen mit JPA umsetzen. Darüber hinaus lernen Sie mit Hibernate, EclipseLink und OpenJPA die drei wichtigsten Implementierungen von JPA kennen. Sie erfahren, welche für die Praxis interessanten Erweiterungen des Standards diese Implementierungen anbieten und wie Sie diese konkret anwenden können. Alle Themen werden anschaulich am Beispiel real existierender Programme aus dem Bankenbereich vorgestellt. Sie können, nein, Sie sollen diese Programme herunterladen, selbst ausprobieren und als Basis für eigene Entwicklungen verwenden.
Author: Vincent N. Paul
Publisher: Xulon Press
Release Date: 2005-11
Paul is an author who knows the meaning of persistence. This encouraging bookurges readers to never give up and to discover how to persist and reach theirlong-awaited dreams and miracles. (Christianity)
Timely—as the 2012 presidential election nears—and controversial, here is the first book by a major African-American public intellectual on racial politics and the Obama presidency. Renowned for his cool reason vis-à-vis the pitfalls and clichés of racial discourse, Randall Kennedy—Harvard professor of law and author of the New York Times best seller Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word—gives us a keen and shrewd analysis of the complex relationship between the first black president and his African-American constituency. Kennedy tackles such hot-button issues as the nature of racial opposition to Obama, whether Obama has a singular responsibility to African Americans, electoral politics and cultural chauvinism, black patriotism, the differences in Obama’s presentation of himself to blacks and to whites, the challenges posed by the dream of a postracial society, and the far-from-simple symbolism of Obama as a leader of the Joshua generation in a country that has elected only three black senators and two black governors in its entire history. Eschewing the critical excesses of both the left and the right, Kennedy offers a gimlet-eyed view of Obama’s triumphs and travails, his strengths and weaknesses, as they pertain to the troubled history of race in America. From the Hardcover edition.
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s acclaimed Racism without Racists documents how, beneath our contemporary conversation about race, there lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for—and ultimately justify—racial inequalities. The fifth edition of this provocative book makes clear that color blind racism is as insidious now as ever. It features new material on our current racial climate, including the Black Lives Matter movement; a significantly revised chapter that examines the Obama presidency, the 2016 election, and Trump’s presidency; and a new chapter addressing what readers can do to confront racism—both personally and on a larger structural level.
Author: Thomas Elsaesser
Release Date: 2012-05-22
Genre: Social Science
While Hollywood’s success – its persistence – has remained constant for almost one hundred years, the study of its success has undergone significant expansion and transformation. Since the 1960s, Thomas Elsaesser’s research has spearheaded the study of Hollywood, beginning with his classic essays on auteurism and cinephilia, focused around a director’s themes and style, up to his analysis of the "corporate authorship" of contemporary director James Cameron. In between, he has helped to transform film studies by incorporating questions of narrative, genre, desire, ideology and, more recently, Hollywood’s economic-technological infrastructure and its place within global capitalism. The Persistence of Hollywood brings together Elsaesser’s key writings about Hollywood filmmaking. It includes his detailed studies of individual directors (including Minnelli, Fuller, Ray, Hitchcock, Lang, Altman, Kubrick, Coppola, and Cameron), as well as essays charting the shifts from classic to corporate Hollywood by way of the New Hollywood and the resurgence of the blockbuster. The book also presents a history of the different critical-theoretical paradigms central to film studies in its analysis of Hollywood, from auteurism and cinephilia to textual analysis, Marxism, psychoanalysis, and post-industrial analysis.
Author: Knut M. Rio
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Release Date: 2013-01-15
Genre: Social Science
Louis Dumont's concept of hierarchy continues to inspire social scientists. Using it as their starting point, the contributors to this volume introduce both fresh empirical material and new theoretical considerations. On the basis of diverse ethnographic contexts in Oceania, Asia, and the Middle East they challenge some current conceptions of hierarchical formations and reassess former debates - of post-colonial and neo-colonial agendas, ideas of "democratization" and "globalization," and expanding market economies - both with regard to new theoretical issues and the new world situation.
Author: Jeremy Adelman
Release Date: 2012-12-06
More than other Atlantic societies, Latin America is shackled to its past. This collection is an exploration of the binding historical legacies--the making of slavery, patrimonial absolutist states, backward agriculture and the imprint of the Enlightenment--with which Latin America continues to grapple. Leading writers and scholars reflect on how this heritage emerged from colonial institutions and how historians have tackled these legacies over the years, suggesting that these deep encumbrances are why the region has failed to live up to liberal-capitalist expectations. They also invite discussion about the political, economic and cultural heritages of Atlantic colonialism through the idea that persistence is a powerful organizing framework for understanding particular kinds of historical processes.
Material objects persist through time and survive change. How do they manage to do so? What are the underlying facts of persistence? Do objects persist by being "wholly present" at all moments of time at which they exist? Or do they persist by having distinct "temporal segments" confined to the corresponding times? Are objects three-dimensional entities extended in space, but not in time? Or are they four-dimensional spacetime "worms"? These are matters of intense debate, which is now driven by concerns about two major issues in fundamental ontology: parthood and location. It is in this context that broadly empirical considerations are increasingly brought to bear on the debate about persistence. Persistence and Spacetime pursues this empirically based approach to the questions. Yuri Balashov begins by setting out major rival views of persistence — endurance, perdurance, and exdurance — in a spacetime framework and proceeds to investigate the implications of Einstein's theory of relativity for the debate about persistence. His overall conclusion — that relativistic considerations favour four-dimensionalism over three-dimensionalism — is hardly surprising. It is, however, anything but trivial. Contrary to a common misconception, there is no straightforward argument from relativity to four-dimensionalism. The issues involved are complex, and the debate is closely entangled with a number of other philosophical disputes, including those about the nature and ontology of time, parts and wholes, material constitution, causation and properties, and vagueness.
Author: Douglas Ehring
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 1997-02-06
Ehring shows the inadequacy of received theories of causation, and, introducing conceptual devices of his own, provides a wholly new account of causation as the persistence over time of individual properties, or "tropes."