After the Public Turn

One of the commonplace devices in writing disciplinary histories is to construct momentous shifts in scholarly attention as “turns,” a reflexive trope that has come to take the place of “paradigms,” or “disciplinary matrices,” or ...

Author: Frank Farmer

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9780874219142

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In After the Public Turn, author Frank Farmer argues that counterpublics and the people who make counterpublics—“citizen bricoleurs”—deserve a more prominent role in our scholarship and in our classrooms. Encouraging students to understand and consider resistant or oppositional discourse is a viable route toward mature participation as citizens in a democracy. Farmer examines two very different kinds of publics, cultural and disciplinary, and discusses two counterpublics within those broad categories: zine discourses and certain academic discourses. By juxtaposing these two significantly different kinds of publics, Farmer suggests that each discursive world can be seen, in its own distinct way, as a counterpublic, an oppositional social formation that has a stake in widening or altering public life as we know it. Drawing on major figures in rhetoric and cultural theory, Farmer builds his argument about composition teaching and its relation to the public sphere, leading to a more sophisticated understanding of public life and a deeper sense of what democratic citizenship means for our time.

The Cosmopolitan

In 1811 he opened the first public turning place in Germany , on the Hasenheide , Berlin . Turning ( gymnastics ) became popular , and , under the encouragement of the government , many public turning places were constructed after the ...





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The Romantics

The question of order was given an acutely public turn by the French Revolution; after 1789 the matter of order, public order, could never be separated from the matter of Jacobinism. It became specifically political, ...

Author: Stephen Prickett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317246398

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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First published in 1981. This book aims to show Romanticism as a response to certain questions – in literature, art, religion, philosophy and politics – that were being asked increasingly towards the end of the eighteenth century. The essays focus on growth and change (in society and the individual), nature, feeling and reason, and subjectivism – examining how these questions arose, why they were felt to be important and the kinds of answers that, consciously or unconsciously, the Romantics provided. This title will be of interest to students of literature, history and philosophy.

American Illustrated Magazine

In 1811 if it neglects any one of these parts of his nature . he opened the first public Turning place in GerWe do ... many public looks with contempt alike upon a well - developed Turning places were constructed after the Berlin body ...



ISBN: UOM:39015039718260


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After the Cold War Domestic Factors and U S China Relations

Even at the height of President Reagan's attempt to turn public opinion against the Soviet Union by branding it an “evil empire,” Reagan resisted making a similar appeal toward China. This elite signal surely played an important role in ...

Author: R.J. Ross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315502281

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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As relations between the United States and China move into a period of intense activity and sensitivity, this timely book addresses the impact of domestic factors in both countries on their post-Cold War/post-Tiananmen relations. The contributors examine the issue from a number of distinct perspectives: the increased impact of domestic factors in both countries due to changing strategic circumstances; the politics of China policy in the United States, with emphasis on the role of interest groups vis-a-vis Congress, the media, and other domestic institutions; the importance of domestic factors in U.S.-China economic conflicts; the combined impact of domestic factors in both China and the United States on the most important conflict of interest in U.S.-China relations -- the Taiwan issue.

Imagining Judeo Christian America

Although some Jewish leaders thought released time programs would aid the growing network of Jewish day schools, most feared it would turn public schools into theological battlegrounds. They preferred after-school and Sabbath classes, ...

Author: K. Healan Gaston

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226663852

Category: History

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“Judeo-Christian” is a remarkably easy term to look right through. Judaism and Christianity obviously share tenets, texts, and beliefs that have strongly influenced American democracy. In this ambitious book, however, K. Healan Gaston challenges the myth of a monolithic Judeo-Christian America. She demonstrates that the idea is not only a recent and deliberate construct, but also a potentially dangerous one. From the time of its widespread adoption in the 1930s, the ostensible inclusiveness of Judeo-Christian terminology concealed efforts to promote particular conceptions of religion, secularism, and politics. Gaston also shows that this new language, originally rooted in arguments over the nature of democracy that intensified in the early Cold War years, later became a marker in the culture wars that continue today. She argues that the debate on what constituted Judeo-Christian—and American—identity has shaped the country’s religious and political culture much more extensively than previously recognized.

London Bicycle Club Gazette

The ordinary road to Bern viá Heimberg ; this leads out at the end of the town furthest from the Thunerhof , and is to be reached by wheeling up a steep little bit of road , the first ( public ) turn on the right after leaving the ...



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The Spectator

It is no wonder , therefore , that Dr. Julius should sorrowfully have turned back to the despised Church Discipline Act , in the hope that , after all , it might serve his turn better than the Public Worship Regulation Act . Time was ...



ISBN: IND:30000153244052

Category: English literature

Page: 856

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Potomac Turning

after more voluptuous, provocative female peers, he might lose his place of primacy or, in the least, ... person whose friendship he did not want to recognise in public but, in whose prolonged absence, he suffered a peculiar emptiness.

Author: Adwit Pundit

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 9781482883794

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Potomac Turning is the story of four young individuals who discover themselves as they mature from the shared childhood of three of them in San Antonio, Texas, and as the fourth joins during their university days in Washington DC. These two men and two women, who come from different social and racial backgrounds, find their lives to become forever linked until the present day. Two other young individuals mould into the story as it progresses to Calcutta in the last phase. There are overtures even to Latin America. There is sexual discovery and experimentation as well as unrequited love. Descriptions of a Catholic school in Texas are poignant and reminiscent of possibilities. Georgetown in Washington DC, which serves as the backdrop as the students mature to young adults, is described with intimacy and familiarity. The passages about Calcutta, where the story moves rapidly towards finality, are extremely well-written and convey the flavor of that city and its people and the times. This is a highly recommended read for lovers of romance in exotic venues (Laurent Oliver, reviewer, Washington DC).

The Public Sector in an Age of Austerity

These major policy shifts, a 2007 recommendation to convert three university campuses to polytechnic institutes to ... of understanding to sell NB Power's assets to Hydro-Québec were all scuttled after public response proved negative.

Author: Bryan M. Evans

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773554184

Category: Political Science


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Following the 2008 global financial crisis, Canada appeared to escape the austerity implemented elsewhere, but this was spin hiding the reality. A closer look reveals that the provinces – responsible for delivering essential public and social services such as education and healthcare – shouldered the burden. The Public Sector in an Age of Austerity examines public-sector austerity in the provinces and territories, specifically addressing how austerity was implemented, what forms austerity agendas took (from regressive taxes and new user fees to public-sector layoffs and privatization schemes), and what, if any, political responses resulted. Contributors focus on the period from 2007 to 2015, the global financial crisis and the period of fiscal consolidation that followed, while also providing a longer historical context – austerity is not a new phenomenon. A granular examination of each jurisdiction identifies how changing fiscal conditions have affected the delivery of public services and restructured public finances, highlighting the consequences such changes have had for public-sector workers and users of public services. The first book of its kind in Canada, The Public Sector in an Age of Austerity challenges conventional wisdom by showing that Canada did not escape post-crisis austerity, and that its recovery has been vastly overstated.