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Ohana, David
In the turbulent period between 1870 and 1930, the contours on modernity were taking shape, especially the connections between technology, politics and aesthetics. The trilogy "The Nihilist Order" traces the genealogy of the nihilist-totalitarian syndrome. Georges Sorel (1847-1922) was the first political philosopher to develop a systematic theory of political myth, one that had profound impact on radical leaders and totalitarian movements of the twentieth century. While he was a highly respected early political sociologist, his writings transcended disciplinary boundaries in their creation of a modern political mythology. Believing that ideology was too abstract, general and ineffective to be instrumental in the political mobilisation of the masses, he formulated the myth of the general strike. According to his theory of social psychology, people are socialised not by means of ideology, but through a common experience of action. This idea was adopted to great effect in the following years by revolutionary syndicalism, fascism and bolshevism. Sorel's problem was one that is well understood by the social thinkers of today: that of revitalising a political arena and a social structure which he felt to be dominated by an inauthentic, degenerate search for a tranquil bourgeois existence. The myth of violence, he believed, would reinvigorate the militancy of both socialism and nationalism and spur these on to a new and dynamic course of action. Sorelian myth should be understood in a new way, not as a means to some ideological purpose, but to a mobilisation of heroic action, seen as an end in itself. 187pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2009, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781845192907
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Inventory #19980
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.60 approx. - € 34.80 approx.)
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Zhou, Zhongfei
This work conducts a critical examination of Chinese foreign banking law in the context of the international convergence of supervisory standards and practices. If China is to develop a modern and viable banking sector, it needs to put in place a suitable legal infrastructure which is consistent with emerging international supervisory standards, WTO requirements and aspirations for financial sector liberalization. The author argues that the current foreign banking laws are fundamentally out of line with international standards and practices in a number of respects and that legislators and supervisors do not at present appreciate or cultivate commonly accepted supervisory values. The author therefore proposes a set of reforms that would at the same time create a legal environment for competitive equality between foreign banks and protect the safety and soundness of the Chinese banking system. The issues considered include the licensing process for the entry of foreign banks into the Chinese market, the ongoing regulation of foreign banks and foreign bank crisis management or bank failure resolution. The author offers a proposed framework of Chinese foreign banking law which should be of great benefit to existing and prospective foreign banks in China. 241pp.
Kluwer Law International, 2001, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9041198385
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Inventory #14728
Price: £ 40.00 GBP ($ 52.80 approx. - € 46.40 approx.)
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Constable, John; Parris, Leslie; Shields, Conal; Fleming-Williams, Ian
Top edge of D/J slightly creased. 204pp.
The Tate Gallery, 1976, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0905005058
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Inventory #21593
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.80 approx. - € 17.40 approx.)
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Kemp,John R.
This volume represents the first published collection of the work of artist Alan Flattmann, who for 40 years has used pastels to reproduce the architecture and atmosphere in New Orleans' most historic neighborhood. The text by Kemp (Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities) covers the early history.128pp.
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. D/J in Protective Wrapper. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1565549325
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Inventory #6318
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty
In this book, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak - teacher, feminist, cultural critic, literary theorist - addresses the crisis of multiculturalism. How are debates over the canon, ethnicity, Third World feminism, and the new cultural studies shaping our understanding of "culture"? One of the most influential scholars in critical theory today, Spivak's writing and lectures have become crucial to the understanding of both feminism and cultural studies. In this new volume, she addresses a wide range of issues affecting multicultural thinking in the university, such as ideas of post-coloniality and international feminism. 335pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Fading and crease to spine. Annotation to page 55.
Routledge, 1993, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall.
ISBN: 0415904897
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Inventory #25388
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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