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Creed and Deed: A Series of Discourses By Felix Adler
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Felix Adler (August 13, 1851 – April 24, 1933) was a German... More > American professor of political and social ethics, rationalist, influential lecturer on euthanasia, religious leader and social reformer who founded the Ethical Culture movement.Felix Adler was born in Alzey, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany, the son of a rabbi, Samuel Adler, a leading figure in European Reform Judaism. The family immigrated to the United States from Germany when Felix was six years old so that his father could accept the appointment as head rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in New York.Adler attended Columbia Grammar School and graduated from Columbia University in 1870 with honors. He continued at Heidelberg University where he studied as part of his training to become a rabbi. He received a PhD from Heidelberg in 1873. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Adler_(professor)< Less
Rutgers Political Discourse 1837 By Hon. Daniel D. Barnard
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About This Book: Rutgers Political Discourse, 1837. By the Honorable Daniel D. Barnard. ...Secrecy and Political Strategems for Social Revolution... This Discourse by Congressman Barnard to... More > Rutgers College's Philoclean and Peithessophian Societies uncovers the "secret arts" of political intrigues used by unscrupulous seekers of political office, and the resultant evils produced... His radical solution calls for Gospel preachers only, and not politicians to be the moral guide for both society and those who seek political office. Very politically incorrect today, but perfectly Constitutionally sound in the U.S. of 1837... This book makes for a ready reference of political manipulation techniques rampant in his day, and quite recognizable in ours, thereby proving the validity of Barnard's opinions.< Less
Rutgers Political Discourse 1837 By Hon. Daniel D. Barnard
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About This Book: Rutgers Political Discourse, 1837. By the Honorable Daniel D. Barnard. ...Secrecy and Political Strategems for Social Revolution... This Discourse by Congressman Barnard to... More > Rutgers College's Philoclean and Peithessophian Societies uncovers the "secret arts" of political intrigues used by unscrupulous seekers of political office, and the resultant evils produced... His radical solution calls for Gospel preachers only, and not politicians to be the moral guide for both society and those who seek political office. Very politically incorrect today, but perfectly Constitutionally sound in the U.S. of 1837... This book makes for a ready reference of political manipulation techniques rampant in his day, and quite recognizable in ours, thereby proving the validity of Barnard's opinions.< Less
A True Discourse of the Present Estate of Virginia By Raphe Hamor
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Written in 1614, Raphe Hamor describes Virginia at that time, the environment, intrigues, and politics of the time. Written in the style of the time.
A Discourse on the Constitution and Government of the United States By John C. Calhoun
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A Discourse on the Constitution and Government of the United States contains Calhoun’s analysis of, and assertion that the US Constitution was designed to prevent vested interests from taking... More > control of government and forcing their views and opinions on all others at their own expense. His premise was that any properly organized society has to work in recognition of differences in human nature, and not against them. This former view, he maintained, was the intent and purpose of the original framers of the Constitution. Calhoun’s thoughts remains an original contribution to the history of political theory. His assertion of pluralism in political representation has influenced diverse critics of society, including liberal supporters of civil rights and conservative defenders of special social and economic interests.< Less
A Discourse on the Constitution and Government of the United States By John C. Calhoun
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A Discourse on the Constitution and Government of the United States contains Calhoun’s analysis of, and assertion that the US Constitution was designed to prevent vested interests from taking... More > control of government and forcing their views and opinions on all others at their own expense. His premise was that any properly organized society has to work in recognition of differences in human nature, and not against them. This former view, he maintained, was the intent and purpose of the original framers of the Constitution. Calhoun’s thoughts remains an original contribution to the history of political theory. His assertion of pluralism in political representation has influenced diverse critics of society, including liberal supporters of civil rights and conservative defenders of special social and economic interests.< Less
Toward a Processual Anthropology of Psychiatric Discourse, Practice and Experience By D. Dodson
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Brief review and analysis uses processual anthropology to explore and understand the cultural process and individual experience associated with competing definitions of mental illness. The... More > contradictions and ideological contentions that have colored the recent history of psychiatry can be understood as forming competing redressive frames in the web of social dramas that are generated by individuals who act, think or feel in a manner that is marked as deviant. This 33-page article was written in 1997 as a Master's project.< Less
Walking upright here: Countering prevailing discourses through reflexivity and methodological pluralism By Ruth DeSouza
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'Walking upright here' explores the dual transition of migration and motherhood for women from Goa, India now living in New Zealand. Based on Ruth’s Masters research, this is an in-depth... More > descriptive exploring the experiences of new mothers in a new country. The book also considers issues faced researchers in ethnic communities and provides strategies and suggestions to manage the competing tensions between communities and academia. As a research exemplar, it uses the dual transition of migration and motherhood to illustrate the applicability of reflexivity and methodological pluralism in countering the hegemonic deficiency discourse associated with migrant women. The book provides an insight into the Goan community in New Zealand and supports and encourages other ethnic researchers. It will be of interest to anyone who wants to know about the Goan diaspora, ethnic communities in New Zealand, women's health or doing research amongst minority and ethnic groups.< Less
The Social Contract: Annotated By Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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The Social Contract, Or Principles of Political Right (Du contrat social ou Principes du droit politique) (1762) by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is the book in which Rousseau theorized about the best way... More > in which to set up a political community in the face of the problems of commercial society which he had already identified in his Discourse on Inequality (1754). The Social Contract helped inspire political reforms or revolutions in Europe, especially in France. The Social Contract argued against the idea that monarchs were divinely empowered to legislate; as Rousseau asserts, only the people, who are sovereign, have that all-powerful right. The stated aim of the Social Contract is to determine whether there can be a legitimate political authority. In order to accomplish more and remove himself from the state of nature, man must enter into a Social Contract with others. In this social contract, everyone will be free because they all forfeit the same amount of rights and impose the same duties on all.< Less
The Soul of Man Under Socialism By Oscar Wilde, Robert Ross
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Sometimes inspiring, sometimes controversial, but always stimulating, Oscar Wilde's essay on socialism is a surprising contribution to nineteenth-century political thought. In veering away from the... More > conventional meaning of socialism, he presents a view which is as much concerned with artistic creativity and individualism as it is with social justice. Following his conversion to anarchist philosophy after reading the works of Peter Kropotkin, Wilde's aesthetic, romantic approach fervently advances an idiosyncratic plea for personal freedom of expression. This new digital edition corrects a serious error of typographical style. Wilde’s original article presents many phrases and sentences at key moments in his discourse IN ITALICS, which in subsequent editions were rendered in ordinary roman type, removing clarity and nuance from his writing. In this new edition the italics are restored.< Less