Zionism and the Creation of a New Society

Author: the late Ben Halpern,Jehuda Reinharz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195357844

Category: History

Page: 304

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Israel is a modern state whose institutions were clearly shaped by an ideological movement. The declaration of independence in 1948 was an immediate expression of the fundamental Zionist idea: it gave effect to a plan advocated by organized Zionists since the 1880s for solving the Jewish Problem. Thus, major Israeli political institutions, such as the party structure, embody principles and practices that were followed in the World Zionist Organization. In this respect, Israel is similar to other new states whose political institutions directly derive from the nationalist movements that won their independence. History and social structure are inseparably joined; the contemporary social problems of the new state are clearly rooted in its history, while the shape of its future is being decided by the very policies through which it is trying to solve these problems. At the same time, there are many unique aspects to the birth of Israel. The problem to be solved by acquiring sovereignty in Israel (and establishing a free Jewish society there) was the problem of a people living in exile. The first stage, therefore, was to return to the people a homeland to which they were intimately attached, not only in their dreams but in the minute details of their ways of life. This important book studies the birth of the State of Israel and analyzes the elaborately articulated and variegated ideological principles of the Zionist movement that led to that birth. It examines conflicting pre-state ideals and the social structure that emerged in Palestine's Jewish community during the Mandate period. In particular, Zionism and the Creation of a New Society reflects upon Israel's existence as both a state and a social structure--a place conceived before its birth as a means of solving a particular social malady: the modern Jewish Problem. Jehuda Reinharz and the late Ben Halpern carefully trace the development of the Zionist idea from its earliest expressions up to the eve of World War II, setting their study against a broad background of political and social development throughout Europe and the Middle East.

Writing a New Society

Social Change Through the Novel in Malay

Author: Virginia Matheson Hooker

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865081861

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 492

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An internationally recognised authority on Malay literature, Dr Virginia Hooker, describes the evolution of the novel in twentieth-century Malay and the ways in which they mirror the national social changes that have occurred.


Vanguard for a New Society

Author: Lester W. Milbrath,Barbara V. Fisher

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780873958875

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

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In a groundbreaking study, Lester Milbrath argues the need for a deep change in our belief structure. Environmentalists: Vanguard for a New Society describes a revolution in process. Basing his work on the views of modern environmentalists, Milbrath delineates a new social paradigm--a new understanding and revised values--to show how the world functions in a way different from what our institutions and culture presuppose. It is a book about our civilization, the human condition, and the quality of life. Many of the ideas and much of the evidence in this volume are derived from a three-nation study of environmental beliefs and values. Teams of scholars in England, Germany, and the United States distributed questionnaires to the general public, and to public officials, business and labor leaders, and environmentalists. The answers to these questions are tabulated and the inferences are drawn in this timely study, which is certain to provoke controversy and a reconsideration of basic beliefs.

Education in a New Society

Renewing the Sociology of Education

Author: Jal Mehta,Scott Davies

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022651756X

Category: Education

Page: 464

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In recent decades, sociology of education has been dominated by quantitative analyses of race, class, and gender gaps in educational achievement. And while there’s no question that such work is important, it leaves a lot of other fruitful areas of inquiry unstudied. This book takes that problem seriously, considering the way the field has developed since the 1960s and arguing powerfully for its renewal. The sociology of education, the contributors show, largely works with themes, concepts, and theories that were generated decades ago, even as both the actual world of education and the discipline of sociology have changed considerably. The moment has come, they argue, to break free of the past and begin asking new questions and developing new programs of empirical study. Both rallying cry and road map, Education in a New Society will galvanize the field.

Family Values and the New Society

Dilemmas of the 21st Century

Author: George Patrick Smith

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275962210

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 280

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Smith (law, Catholic U. of America, D.C.) explores a number of situations in which old and new moral and ethical values and political and social forces are combining either to challenge or enhance--depending on one's view--the traditional notion of family. He discusses challenging or restructuring t

Higher Education and the New Society

Author: George Keller

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801895180

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Keller expected this book to ignite discussion and controversy within academic circles, and he hoped fervently that it would lead to real thinking, real analysis, and urgently needed transformation.

Urbane Revolutionary

C. L. R. James and the Struggle for a New Society

Author: Frank Rosengarten

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604733068

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 8928


In Urbane Revolutionary: C. L. R. James and the Struggle for a New Society, Frank Rosengarten traces the intellectual and political development of C. L. R. James (1901-1989), one of the most significant Caribbean intellectuals of the twentieth century. In his political and philo-sophical commentary, his histories, drama, letters, memoir, and fiction, James broke new ground dealing with the fundamental issues of his age-colonialism and postcolo-nialism, Soviet socialism and wes-tern neo-liberal capitalism, and the uses of race, class, and gender as tools for analysis. The author examines in depth three facets of James\'s work: his interpretation and use of Marxist, Trotskyist, and Leninist concepts; his approach to Caribbean and African struggles for independence in the 1950s and 1960s; and his branching into prose fiction, dra-ma, and literary criticism. Rosen-garten analyzes James\'s previously underexplored relationships with women and with the women\'s liberation movement. The study also scrutinizes James\'s methods of research and writing. Rosengarten explores James\'s provocative and influential concepts regarding black liberation in the Caribbean, Africa, the United States, and Great Britain and James\'s varying responses to revolutionary movements. With its extensive use of unpublished letters, private correspondence, papers, books, and other documents, Urbane Revolutionary provides fresh insights into the work of one of the twentieth century\'s most important intellectuals and activists. Frank Rosengarten is professor emeritus of Italian and compa-rative literature at the City University of New York. He is the author of The Writings of the Young Marcel Proust (1885-1900): An Ideological Critique and The Italian Anti-Fascist Press, 1919-1945.

A New Society

Reflections for Today's World

Author: Ernesto Guevara,Che Guevara

Publisher: Ocean Press (AU)


Category: Communism

Page: 234

View: 7586


New Citizens for a New Society

The Institutional Origins of Mass Schooling in Sweden

Author: J. Boli

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483299260

Category: Education

Page: 296

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Employing a macro-sociological perspective applicable to all Western countries, this book argues that mass schooling is an essentially ideological enterprise. Concentrating on the 1650-1850 period in Swedish history, the book traces the institutionalization of the universal, egalitarian individual and the homogeneous, integrated national polity as primordial social elements in place of the corporate groups of estate society. It then studies the reorganization of the Swedish polity as a secular project for the pursuit of progress under the direction of an active bureaucractic state. These transformations led to the ideology of mass schooling as a ceremonial means of preparing competent, responsible citizens who could participate successfully in the rationalized, exchange-oriented polity. The book's detailed study of primary schooling between 1800 and 1880 supports this theory, demonstrating that competing theories - functionalist, social control, status competition, and modernization arguments - are contradicted by the Swedish primary schooling in the 20th century and speculates about future mass schooling developments.

Regulating a New Society

Public Policy and Social Change in America, 1900-1933

Author: Morton Keller

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674753662

Category: History

Page: 396

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Morton Keller, a leading scholar of twentieth-century American history, describes the complex interplay between rapid economic change and regulatory policy. In its portrait of the response of American politics and law to a changing economy, this book provides a fresh understanding of emerging public policy for a modern nation.

The Destiny of Modern Societies

The Calvinist Predestination of a New Society

Author: Milan Zafirovski

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004176292

Category: Social Science

Page: 621

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This book is a sociological analysis of the relationship between modern society, in particular America, and Calvinism in the Weberian tradition. While the book continues this tradition, it further expands, elaborates on, and goes beyond earlier sociological analyses. The book examines the impact of Calvinism on modern society as a whole, thus extending, elaborating on, and going beyond the previous analyses of the influence of the Calvinist religion only on the capitalist economy. It analyzes how Calvinism has determined most contemporary social institutions, including political, civic, cultural, and economic, in its respective societies, particularly, through its derivative Puritanism, America. For that purpose, the book applies the idea of the destiny of societies or nations to American society in particular. It argues, demonstrates, and illustrates the Calvinist societal "predestination," through the Puritan determination, of American society .

The New Society

The Anatomy of Industrial Order

Author: Peter F. Drucker

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 141281409X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 6759


In The New Society, Peter Drucker extended his previous works The Future of Industrial Man and The Concept of the Corporation into a systematic, organized analysis of the industrial society that emerged out of World War II. He analyzes large business enterprises, governments, labor unions, and the place of the individual within the social context of these institutions. Although written when the industrial society he describes was at its peak of productivity, Drucker's basic conceptual frame has well stood the test of time. Following publication of the first printing of The New Society, George G. Higgins wrote in Commonweal that "Drucker has analyzed, as brilliantly as any modem writer, the problems of industrial relations in the individual company or 'enterprise.' He is thoroughly at home in economics, political science, industrial psychology, and industrial sociology, and has succeeded admirably in harmonizing the findings of all four disciplines and applying them meaningfully to the practical problems of the 'enterprise.'” This well expresses contemporary critical opinion. Peter Drucker's new introduction places The New Society in a contemporary perspective and affirms its continual relevance to industry in the mid-1990s. Economists, political scientists, psychologists, and professionals in management and industry will find this seminal work a useful tool for understanding industry and society at large.


The First New Society

Author: Richard F. Tomasson

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452910321


Page: 247

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Analysis of the evolution of Icelandic society.

Japan's Changing Generations

Are Young People Creating a New Society?

Author: Gordon Mathews,Bruce White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113435388X

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This book argues that 'the generation gap' in Japan is something more than young people resisting the adult social order before entering and conforming to that order. Rather, it signifies something more fundamental: the emergence of a new Japan, which may be quite different from the Japan of postwar decades. It argues that while young people in Japan in their teens, twenties and early thirties are not engaged in overt social or political resistance, they are turning against the existing Japanese social order, whose legitimacy has been undermined by the past decade of economic downturn. The book shows how young people in Japan are thinking about their bodies and identities, their social relationships, and their employment and parenting, in new and generationally contextual ways, that may help to create a future Japan quite different from Japan of the recent past.

New society

Author: Peter Member

Publisher: Member of new society via PublishDrive


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

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Governments around the world increasingly support the rich companies. People vote parties in the elections and expect more prosperity, but governments still move money from people to rich companies. For poor people, governments have no money. Governments are increasingly indebted and giving this money to rich companies through overpriced government orders. This book describes how to change the system of a society so, that people will have more money to don´t have working poverty, that governments will not have debts and will not overprice government orders.