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Calvet, Laouis-Hean
This is a biography of Roland Barthes - one of the most important European intellectuals of the post-war years. In a lively account of Barthes's life and work, Calvet follows the brilliant semiotician from his provincial origins to his sudden death in 1980. He describes Barthes's move to Paris as a child, where he lived with his mother in modest surroundings and constant hardship. He argues that the experience of having his academic prospects ruined by his illness at an early age remained a thorn in Barthes's flesh: until the end of his life his relationship with the academic world was never free of bitterness, even resentment. Calvet retraces his years in Paris, Bucharest and Alexandria after the war. During this period Barthes gained access to intellectual circles and experienced his decisive encounter with modern linguistics, particularly with "semiotics", which he helped to establish as a discipline through his work on everyday myths, fashion and literature. Calvet discusses the whole range of Barthes's work as a critic and literary theorist, and demonstrates his tremendous importance and influence in the second half of the 20th century. This book provides a detailed portrait of Barthes's life, and a vivid reconstruction of the intellectual culture of post-war France. It should be of interest to students and researchers in literature, cultural studies, French studies, and anyone interested in the life and work of Roland Barthes. 291pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to half title page.
Polity Press, 1994, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 074561017X
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Inventory #24593
Price: £ 18.00 GBP ($ 21.60 approx. - € 19.08 approx.)
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Moulds, A. J.; Martin, P.B.; Bouchier-Hayes, T.A.I.
215pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Third Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0792388313
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Inventory #15034
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.00 approx. - € 7.95 approx.)
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J.J.berliner & Staff
No Date .60pp.
J.J.Berliner, 0, Folder, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: . . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN:
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Inventory #16826
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.00 approx. - € 10.60 approx.)
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Chryssides, George D.; Kaler, John H.
"An Introduction to Business Ethics" provides an introduction to the subject of ethics and values in the business environment. Set firmly in a European context, the book spans the range of subjects in business ethics, including: theories of ethics; capitalism and free enterprise; marketing; employment; the "greening" of business; and the international business culture. The book deals with issues which will confront business students in their future careers. It employs original articles by the authors, selected readings, discussion topics and case studies to encourage independent thought. It provides an outline of ethical theory and explains the issues surrounding the application of ethics and values to decision-making in business. This book has been written for students of business studies, management and philosophy at undergraduate and MBA level. 585pp.
Chapman & Hall, 1995, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Reprint. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0412460807
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Inventory #28759
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.00 approx. - € 10.60 approx.)
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Riley, Glenda
In 1984, when Glenda Riley's 'Women and Indians on the Frontier' was published, it was hailed for being the first study to take into account the roles that gender, race, and class played in Indian/white relations during the westward migration. In the twenty years since, the study of those aspects of western history has exploded. "Confronting Race" reflects the changes in western women's history and in the author's own approach. In spite of white women's shifting attitudes toward Indians, they retained colonialist outlooks toward all peoples. Women who migrated West carried deeply ingrained images and preconceptions of themselves and racially based ideas of the non-white groups they would meet. In their letters home and in their personal diaries and journals, they perpetuated racial stereotypes, institutions, and practices. The women also discovered their own resilience in the face of the harsh demands of the West. Although most retained their racist concepts, they came to realise that women need not be passive or fearful in their interactions with Indians. Riley's sources are the diaries and journals of trail women, settlers, army wives, and missionaries, and popular accounts in newspapers and novels. She has also incorporated the literature in the field published since 1984 and a deeper analysis of relationships between white women and Indians in westward expansion.326pp.
University of New Mexico Press, 2004, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0826336329
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