First Person Political

Legislative Life and the Meaning of Public Service

Author: Grant Reeher

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814775764

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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In First Person Political, Grant Reeher combats the public's alienation from and distrust of politicians by putting a personal face on everyday political life. Through moving personal interviews, Reeher allows legislators to tell their own stories about how and why they came to politics, the experience of serving in their state legislature, their decisions to stay or leave, and the many trials they face in the name of public service. Reeher contends that these politicians do have the public good in mind and often suffer great personal losses for their chance to represent the people and fight for what they think is right. His research also shows that those who choose to run for office often come from a background of deep community involvement. Reeher argues against public cynicism about our elected officials, and his profiles stir not only our praise and respect for these legislators, but also a greater belief in the democratic process itself. The excerpts from his interviews provide a rarely afforded intimate look at these politicians. What emerges from these stories is a humane and believable portrait of public servants acting on behalf of the public good, a portrait that should provide some comfort, perhaps even inspiration, for citizens concerned about the state of American democracy.

Engines of Democracy

Politics and Policymaking in State Legislatures

Author: Alan Rosenthal

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 148330454X

Category: Political Science

Page: 442

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State legislators have often been in the shadow of their national counterparts, but they drive the processes of democracy. Rosenthal brings together a lifetime of research and experience on state legislative politics into one eminently readable volume—a dynamic, inside view of the people involved, the politics that prevail, and the interest groups and lobbyists who advocate their causes. Building on earlier work with new data and recent interviews and observations, Rosenthal looks at the way representation works, Americans’ critical view of their legislatures, the role of legislative leaders, the dynamics of executive-legislative relationships, as well as norms and ethics. Both a complement and contrast to the policymaking process on Capitol Hill, Engines of Democracy proves that no one gives insight into state legislators and their work the way Alan Rosenthal can.

Lebenszeugnisse und politische Memoiren

Author: Magnus Brechtken

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 3899719786

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 290

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English summary: The variety of approaches and intellectual reflections in Memory Studies has accumulated a new knowledge base for any scholar who ventures to research on memory, memorialization and remembrance. The influence of post-modern theories over the past decades has raised the awareness that every autobiographical story can, and indeed should, also be analysed with respect to the construction of the identity it displays, the genres it uses and the topoi and motifs it reflects. The combination of undogmatic approaches and elements of cultural memory studies promises a differentiated understanding of how these autobiographical narratives are constructed, how they influence discourses and where their limits lie. This opens a whole new field for the analysis of life writing and political memoir. This volume encompasses a variety of examples which prove the usefulness and productivity of such an approach. As a result of interdisciplinary collaboration it aims to trigger further cooperation and discourse. German description: Dieser Band fasst internationale interdisziplinare Forschungsbeitrage zu Memory Studies zusammen und enthalt aktuelle Ergebnisse zur Diskussion uber Memorien, Autobiographien, politische Erinnerungen und Life Writing. Der Band liefert eine Fulle neuer Erkenntnisse wie Erinnungen gesellschaftliche Diskussionen pragen und unser Geschichtsbild beeinflussen. Er spiegelt die Vielfalt jungerer Forschungsergebnisse in Geschichte, Literatur und Politik. Er illustriert den Nutzen und die Fruchtbarkeit des Dialogs in den Memory Studies uber Fachergrenzen hinweg und bietet eine Fulle von Anregungen fur die weitere Forschung.

Soziologie der Parlamente

Neue Wege der politischen Institutionenforschung

Author: Jenni Brichzin,Damien Krichewsky,Leopold Ringel,Jan Schank

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658199458

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Der Band entfaltet Zugänge zu einer genuin soziologischen Betrachtungsweise von Parlamenten. Er schlägt den Bogen von gesellschaftstheoretischen Ansätzen über mikrosoziologische Perspektiven hin zu internationalen Forschungstendenzen.

Experiencing Youth

First-person Accounts

Author: George W. Goethals,Dennis S. Klos

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819156884

Category: Psychology

Page: 399

View: 3831

This book is comprised of 27 autobiographical cases written as a requirement for a clinical course on the psychology of adolescence by graduate and undergraduate students. The cases exhibit a wide variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, social classes and religions, and highlight the conflicts that young people feel in the areas of autonomy, identity and sexual intimacy as they make their transition from the bosom of family life out into the world. Originally published in 1970 by Little, Brown and Company.

Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization

Author: David Coghlan,Teresa Brannick

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473904102

Category: Reference

Page: 232

View: 4891

The fourth edition of this bestselling book is packed full of practical, expert advice on how to navigate the murky waters of ethics, politics and management in your own organization. Multidisciplinary in its approach to action research, the book sets out a step-by-step template for researchers to follow and adapt. Coghlan and Brannick: Introduce and contextualise action research as a method Provide guidance on how to design and implement your action research project Explore interlevel dynamics Discuss role duality and access Suggest effective ways to analyse your data Provide helpful tips on how to disseminate your findings. The book and supporting companion website are the ideal resource for students, researchers and practitioners hoping to generate real change through their action research project and will be particularly relevant to those studying Business and Management, Nursing and Health, Education and Sociology.

The Original 1939 Notebook of a Return to the Native Land

Bilingual Edition

Author: Aimé Césaire

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 081957371X

Category: Poetry

Page: 120

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Aimé Césaire’s masterpiece, Notebook of a Return to the Native Land, is a work of immense cultural significance and beauty. This long poem was the beginning of Césaire’s quest for négritude, and it became an anthem of Blacks around the world. Commentary on Césaire’s work has often focused on its Cold War and anticolonialist rhetoric—material that Césaire only added in 1956. The original 1939 version of the poem, given here in French, and in its first English translation, reveals a work that is both spiritual and cultural in structure, tone, and thrust. This Wesleyan edition includes the original illustrations by Wifredo Lam, and an introduction, notes, and chronology by A. James Arnold.

First Person

New Media as Story, Performance, and Game

Author: Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California Santa Cruz Noah Wardrip-Fruin,Noah Wardrip-Fruin,Pat Harrigan,Freelance Writer and Editor Pat Harrigan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262232326

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 331

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The relationship between story and game, and related questions of electronic writing and play, examined through a series of discussions among new media creators and theorists.

The Cinema of Me

The Self and Subjectivity in First Person Documentary

Author: Alisa Lebow

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850166

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 4139

When a filmmaker makes a film with herself as a subject, she is already divided as both the subject matter of the film and the subject making the film. The two senses of the word are immediately in play – the matter and the maker—thus the two ways of being subjectified as both subject and object. Subjectivity finds its filmic expression, not surprisingly, in very personal ways, yet it is nonetheless shaped by and in relation to collective expressions of identity that can transform the cinema of 'me' into the cinema of 'we'. Leading scholars and practitioners of first-person film are brought together in this groundbreaking collection to consider the theoretical, ideological, and aesthetic challenges wrought by this form of filmmaking in its diverse cultural, geographical, and political contexts.

Political Commentators in the United States in the 20th Century

A Bio-critical Sourcebook

Author: Dan D. Nimmo,Chevelle Newsome

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313295850

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

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The only volume of its kind to trace the development of political commentary in the 20th century through bio-critical analyses of the century's most significant professional political communicators in the United States.


The Politics and Practice of Teaching First-person Writing

Author: Karen Surman Paley

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809323517

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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In this ethnographic study of the teaching of writing, Karen Surman Paley reveals the social significance of first-person writing and the limitations of a popular taxonomy of composition studies. Paley looks critically at the way social constructionists have created an “Other” in the field of composition studies and named it “expressivist.” Paley demonstrates the complexity of approaches to teaching writing through an ethnographic study of two composition faculty at Boston College, a program that some would say is “expressivist.” She prompts her colleagues to consider how family experiences shape the way students feel about and treat people of races, religions, genders, and sexual preferences other than their own. Finally, she suggests to the field of composition that practitioners spend less time shoring up taxonomies of the field and more time sharing pedagogies.

Political Obligations

Author: George Klosko

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199256204

Category: Law

Page: 266

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Providing a full defence of the theory of political obligation George Klosko presents arguments based on a number of key principles, as well as commenting on popular attitudes and how the state views them.

Russia's New Politics

The Management of a Postcommunist Society

Author: Stephen White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521587372

Category: Political Science

Page: 386

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This new textbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date study of politics in postcommunist Russia. The book examines elections and voting, the presidency, economic reform, social change, public opinion, and foreign policy, and places Russia within the wider context of democratization. Clearly and accessibly written and intended for college-level students of Russian affairs, its wealth of detailed reference will also appeal to a specialist audience. The book is a sequel to the author's best-selling After Gorbachev, but is an entirely new book, unrivaled in its scope, wealth of reference, and topicality.

First Person Jewish

Author: Alisa Lebow

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816643547

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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Examining more than a dozen films from Jewish artists, this book reveals how the postmodern impulse to turn the lens inward intersects provocatively with historical tropes and stereotypes of the Jew. It focuses on Jewish filmmakers working on the margins and examines the work of Jonathan Caouette, Chantal Akerman and many more.

Phenomenology of the Political

Author: Kevin Thompson,Lester Embree

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940172606X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 213

View: 785

This volume is a collection of phenomenological investigations of the political domain. Its aim is to present recent examinations of political matters and to foster a renewal of this sort of inquiry in phenomenology generally. Although it has often gone unrecognized, investigations of this sort have been a part of the phenomenological project since its inception. Two phases can be identified: the first governed primarily by the methods of realistic and constitutive phenomenology, and the second under the guidance of existential and hermeneutical approaches. Standard accounts of the history of phenomenology begin, of course, with the publication of Husserl's Logische Untersuchungen (1900-1901) in which for the first time he publicly developed and applied his distinctively descriptive approach-the so-called method of eidetic analysis with its unique emphasis on the concept of evidence understood as intention fulfillment-to the fields of logical and mathematical systems. But those around him in Gottingen quickly saw the innovative character of this method and began employing it in a wide variety of other areas of research: literature, sociology, ethics, action theory, and even theology, for example.

Photography and Its Violations

Author: John Roberts

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231538243

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Theorists critique photography for "objectifying" its subjects and manipulating appearances for the sake of art. In this bold counterargument, John Roberts recasts photography's violating powers of disclosure and aesthetic technique as part of a complex "social ontology" that exposes the hierarchies, divisions, and exclusions behind appearances. The photographer must "arrive unannounced" and "get in the way of the world," Roberts argues, committing photography to the truth-claims of the spectator over the self-interests and sensitivities of the subject. Yet even though the violating capacity of the photograph results from external power relations, the photographer is still faced with an ethical choice: whether to advance photography's truth-claims on the basis of these powers or to diminish or veil these powers to protect the integrity of the subject. Photography's acts of intrusion and destabilization, then, constantly test the photographer at the point of production, in the darkroom, and at the computer, especially in our 24-hour digital image culture. In this game-changing work, Roberts refunctions photography's place in the world, politically and theoretically restoring its reputation as a truth-producing medium.

Politics, Ideology, and Literary Discourse in Modern China

Theoretical Interventions and Cultural Critique

Author: Kang Liu

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822314165

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

View: 1659

This collection of essays addresses the perception that our understanding of modern China will be enhanced by opening the literature of China to more rigorous theoretical and comparative study. In doing so, the book confronts the problematic and complex subject of China's literary, theoretical, and cultural responses to the experience of the modern. With chapters by writers, scholars, and critics from mainland China, Hong Kong, and the United States, this volume explores the complexity of representing modernity within the Chinese context. Addressing the problem of finding a proper language for articulating fundamental issues in the historical experience of twentieth-century China, the authors critically re-examine notions of realism, the self/subject, and modernity and draw on perspectives from feminist criticism, ideological analysis, and postmodern theory. Among the many topics explored are subjectivity in Chinese cultural theory, Chinese gender relations, the viability of a Lacanian approach to Chinese identity, the politics of subversion in Chinese reportage, and the ambivalent status of the icon of paternity since Mao. At the same time this book offers a probing look into the transformation that Chinese culture as well as the study of that culture is currently undergoing, it also reconfirms private discourse as an ideal site for an investigation into a real and imaginary, private and collective encounter with history. Contributors. Liu Kang, Xiaobing Tang, Liu Zaifu, Stephen Chan, Lydia H. Liu, Wendy Larson, Theodore Huters, David Wang, Tonglin Lu, Yingjin Zhang, Yuejin Wang, Li Tuo, Leo Ou-fan Lee


Trump im Weißen Haus

Author: Bob Woodward

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644002738

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

View: 1169

Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.

First Person Plural

Aboriginal Storytelling and the Ethics of Collaborative Authorship

Author: Sophie McCall

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774859938

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 5955

In this innovative exploration, told-to narratives, or collaboratively produced texts by Aboriginal storytellers and (usually) non-Aboriginal writers, are not romanticized as unmediated translations of oral documents, nor are they dismissed as corruptions of original works. Rather, the approach emphasizes the interpenetration of authorship and collaboration. Focused on the 1990s, when debates over voice and representation were particularly explosive, this captivating study examines a range of told-to narratives in conjunction with key political events that have shaped the struggle for Aboriginal rights to reveal how these narratives impact larger debates about Indigenous voice and literary and political sovereignty.

Mass Media, People, and Politics in Nigeria

Author: Luke Uka Uche

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788170222323

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

View: 3696

This Study Brings To The Fore The Precarious Predicament Of The Mass Media Of A Country Whose Political Culture Is Characterised By Divergent And Powerful Interest Groups With Insatiable Political And Economic Demands On The Larger Political Entity. It Demonstrates How Nigeria`S Development As A Nation State Has Similarily Influenced The Way And Manner Of The Organisation, Administration And Contents Of Her Mass Media Systems.