Why History Matters

Life and Thought

Author: Gerda Lerner

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195122893

Category: History

Page: 249

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Looks at the philosophical foundations for the teaching of history, and shares the teaching experiences of the author.

Why History Matters

Author: John Tosh

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137215690

Category: History

Page: 192

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In this introduction to the practical application of History, John Tosh persuasively argues we are in danger of missing history's principal contribution. Using topical examples from the Iraq War to AIDS to globalization, this text shows how history can provide the basis for an informed and critical understanding of our society.

Why History Matters

Author: Ted Byfield




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History Matters

Essays on Economic Growth, Technology, and Demographic Change ; [the Essays Collected in this Volume Were, with Two Exceptions, Presented at a Conference in Honor of Professor Paul A. David, Held at Stanford University on June 2 - 3, 2000]

Author: Timothy Guinnane

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804766932

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

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Combining theoretical work with careful historical description and analysis of new data sources, History Matters makes a strong case for a more historical approach to economics, both by argument and by example. Seventeen original essays, written by distinguished economists and economic historians, use economic theory and historical cases to explore how and why "history matters." The chapters, which range in subject matter from the economic theory of irreversible investment to the nineteenth-century decline in U.S. rural fertility to the English poor law reform, are unified by three themes. The first explores the significance, causes, and consequences of path dependence in the evolution of technology and institutions. The second relates to the ways in which economic and political behavior are profoundly shaped and constrained by the cultural and political context inherited from history at a particular point in time. The final theme demonstrates the importance of integrating economic theory into historical research in the gathering and interpretation of data.

Latin American Politics

An Introduction, Second Edition

Author: David Close

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442636955

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Latin American Politics, Second Edition is a thematic introduction to the political systems of all 20 Latin American countries. The approach is self-consciously comparative and encourages students to develop stronger comparative analysis skills through such topics as history, violence, democracy, and political economy. Fully updated and revised, this second edition also includes a new chapter on parties, elections, and movements. Each chapter is now framed by a prologue and an epilogue to engage students and provide more country-specific content.

The Invention of Science: Why History of Science Matters for the Classroom

Author: Catherine Milne

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9460915256

Category: Science

Page: 181

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The Invention of Science: Why History of Science Matters for the Classroom introduces readers to some of the developments that were key for the emergence of Eurocentric science, the discipline we call science. Using history this book explores how human groups and individuals were key to the invention of the discipline of we call science. All human groups have a need and desire to produce systematic knowledge that supports their ongoing survival as a community. This book examines how history can help us to understand emergence of Eurocentric science from local forms of systematic knowledge. Each chapter explores elements that were central to the invention of science including beliefs of what was real and true, forms of reasoning to be valued, and how the right knowledge should be constructed and the role of language. But most importantly this book presented these ideas in an accessible way with activities and questions to help readers grapple with the ideas being presented. Enjoy!


Eine politische Autobiografie

Author: Gerda Lerner

Publisher: Czernin Verlag

ISBN: 3707604233

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 518

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Gerda Lerners Autobiographie gewährt einen einzigartigen Einblick in das Leben der renommierten Historikerin und Pionierin der Frauenbewegung. Lebendig wird alles, was sie selbst lebte: Von der Wiener Bourgeoisie über die Auswanderung nach Amerika bis zu ihrer beruflichen Laufbahn als eine der feministischen Leitfiguren des 20. Jahrhunderts. Wien in den 20er Jahren. Gerda Kronstein wächst als Tochter einer Künstlerin und eines Apothekers in der höheren Wiener Gesellschaft auf, umgeben von Kindermädchen, Salons und Kammermusik. Schon als Kind und Jugendliche fällt sie durch ihre rebellische Art auf, die sie später in politische Aktivität umwandelt: Nie ein Blatt vor dem Mund und von der marxistischen Idee beeindruckt, bietet die junge Autorin den damals vorherrschenden Verhältnissen die Stirn. "Feuerkraut" erzählt mitreißend die Entwicklung der renommierten Historikerin, die Anfänge und die prägenden Erlebnisse vor den und zu Zeiten des Nationalsozialismus in Wien sowie die Zeit nach ihrer Emigration in die USA. Mit viel Selbstironie und Witz setzt sich Gerda Lerner mit ihrem Werdegang auseinander, mit der gescheiterten ersten Ehe, mit der glücklichen zweiten, mit ihrer Rolle als Hausmutter bis hin zur eher "späten" Berufung zu einer der weltbekanntesten Vertreterin der Frauengeschichte. Aus dem Englischen von Andrea Holzmann-Jenkins.

Teaching Pluralism in Economics

Author: John Groenewegen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781782541820

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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This volume is concerned with the different schools within the discipline of economics (theoretical pluralism) and the relationship of economics to other disciplines, such as sociology, political science and philosophy (interdisciplinarity). It addresses the important implications of pluralism and interdisciplinarity for teaching economics at both undergraduate and graduate level and argues that the economics curriculum should pay equal attention to these new perspectives rather than concentrate on the traditional neoclassical mainstream. The distinguished contributors highlight the inherent challenges of presenting a combination of mainstream economics with more heterodox approaches in such a way that the student is not confused, but better understands the possibilities and limitations of different schools in economics, how to apply these different approaches, and when the boundaries of the economics discipline have been reached how then a more interdisciplinary approach can be followed. This volume attempts to offer insights into the content of such a revised curriculum and the process of how to achieve this. This book will be required reading for every serious teacher and student of economics. It will also be invaluable to anyone who questions the validity of current economic orthodoxy.

Criminalization, Representation, Regulation

Thinking Differently About Crime

Author: Deborah Brock,Amanda Glasbeek,Carmela Murdocca

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442607106

Category: Law

Page: 464

View: 7194

This book draws on Foucault's concept of governmentality as a lens to analyze and critique how crime is understood, reproduced, and challenged.

Making Medicare

New Perspectives on the History of Medicare in Canada

Author: Gregory Marchildon

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442613459

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 321

View: 8396

This collection fills a serious gap in the existing literature by providing a comprehensive policy history of Medicare in Canada.

A Companion to Early Modern Naples

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004251839

Category: History

Page: 600

View: 7938

The new essays in this volume aim to introduce early modern Naples - the largest city in the Spanish global empire and one of Europe’s largest cities - to readers unfamiliar with its history.

Issues in History Teaching


Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134624301

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 8716

Written by a range of history professionals, including HMIs, this book provides excellent ideas on the teaching, learning and organization of history in primary and secondary schools.

Landscape-scale Conservation Planning

Author: Stephen C. Trombulak,Robert Baldwin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048195756

Category: Science

Page: 427

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Hugh P. Possingham Landscape-scale conservation planning is coming of age. In the last couple of decades, conservation practitioners, working at all levels of governance and all spatial scales, have embraced the CARE principles of conservation planning – Comprehensiveness, Adequacy, Representativeness, and Efficiency. Hundreds of papers have been written on this theme, and several different kinds of software program have been developed and used around the world, making conservation planning based on these principles global in its reach and influence. Does this mean that all the science of conservation planning is over – that the discovery phase has been replaced by an engineering phase as we move from defining the rules to implementing them in the landscape? This book and the continuing growth in the literature suggest that the answer to this question is most definitely ‘no. ’ All of applied conservation can be wrapped up into a single sentence: what should be done (the action), in what place, at what time, using what mechanism, and for what outcome (the objective). It all seems pretty simple – what, where, when, how and why. However stating a problem does not mean it is easy to solve.

It’s Not Always Racist ... but Sometimes It Is

Reshaping How We Think about Racism

Author: Dionne Wright Poulton, PhD

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480805890

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 6829

Not all incidents related to race should be considered instances of racism. And not all people who make comments about race are racists. In It’s Not Always Racist ... but Sometimes It Is, author Dionne Wright Poulton, PhD, argues that society misuses these terms—racism and racist—and that this misuse of language damages society. She advocates engaging in ongoing, open, and honest dialogue. Through this discussion, Dr. Poulton shows why the United States continues to have problems with race. She teaches specific tools and language to help you critically analyze situations that happen in your everyday life and in society, affording you the opportunity to insightfully break down each situation into its simplest form and to make sense of it. It’s Not Always Racist ... but Sometimes It Is offers solutions and practical advice on how to repair the damage done through racism and prevent further harm. It creates a space for genuine dialogue on race, racism, and racial bias.

Theology and the Drama of History

Author: Ben Quash

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139446099

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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How can theology think and talk about history? Building on the work of the major twentieth-century theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar as well as entering into sharp critical debate with him, this book sets out to examine the value and the potential of a 'theodramatic' conception of history. By engaging in dialogue not only with theologians and philosophers like von Balthasar, Hegel and Barth, but with poets and dramatists such as the Greek tragedians, Shakespeare and Gerard Manley Hopkins, the book makes its theological principles open and indebted to literary forms, and seeks to show how such a theology might be applied to a world intrinsically and thoroughly historical. By contrast with theologies that stand back from the contingencies of history and so fight shy of the uncertainties and openness of Christian existence, this book's theology is committed to taking seriously the God who works in time.