All that is Solid Melts Into Air

The Experience of Modernity
Author: Marshall Berman
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9780860917854
Category: Civilization, Modern
Page: 383
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The experience of modernization -- the dizzying social changes that swept millions of people into the capitalist world -- and modernism in art, literature and architecture are brilliantly integrated in this account.

Alles Stehende verdampft


Author: Darragh McKeon
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843711828
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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April 1986, ein kalter Frühlingsmorgen in Weißrussland. Der dreizehnjährige Artjom darf zum ersten Mal mit den Männern des Dorfes auf die Jagd gehen. Im Lichte eines spektakulären Sonnenaufgangs durchstreifen sie die Felder, die Luft erfüllt von einer eigentümlichen Atmosphäre, und plötzlich macht Artjom eine verstörende Entdeckung: Das Vieh auf den Weiden blutet aus den Ohren, und kurz darauf fallen die Vögel tot vom Himmel. Im benachbarten Tschernobyl ist das Undenkbare passiert. Die Katastrophe von Tschernobyl teilt das Leben in ein Davor und ein Danach ein: Der Bauernsohn aus Weißrussland, der Moskauer Chirurg vor den Trümmern seiner Ehe, seine Exfrau, die Dissidentin, und ihr Neffe, das Klavierwunderkind, sie alle werden durch den Super-GAU unwiderruflich verändert, und ihre Lebenslinien werden zusammengeführt. Darragh McKeon zeichnet das Psychogramm einer hochtechnisierten Gesellschaft im Angesicht einer selbstverursachten Katastrophe. In eindringlichen Bildern und mit großem Einfühlungsvermögen für seine Figuren zeigt der Autor, wie eine solche Ausnahmesituation Menschen zu Fall bringen und Staatsapparate zerstören kann.

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air

The Experience of Modernity
Author: Marshall Berman
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 383
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Analyzing literature, architecture, and patterns of living, the author traces the persistent meanings of modernity, seeing in its chief concerns and expressions a will to change accompanied by a terror of life falling apart

All that is solid melts into air

notes on tourism
Author: Delphine Bedel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 54
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A History and Theory of the Social Sciences

Not All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
Author: Peter Wagner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761965695
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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Divided into two parts, this book examines the train of social theory from the 19th century, through to the `organization of modernity', in relation to ideas of social planning, and as contributors to the `rationalistic revolution' of the `golden age' of capitalism in the 1950s and 60s. Part two examines key concepts in the social sciences. It begins with some of the broadest concepts used by social scientists: choice, decision, action and institution and moves on to examine the `collectivist alternative': the concepts of society, culture and polity, which are often dismissed as untenable by postmodernists today. This is a major contribution to contemporary social theory and provides a host of essential insights into the task of social scie

Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei (illustriert)


Author: Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 163537698X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 47
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Das Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei, auch Das Kommunistische Manifest genannt, ist ein programmatischer text, in dem Karl Marx und Friedrich Engels große Teile der später als „Marxismus“ bezeichneten Weltanschauung entwickelten.Das Manifest entstand im Auftrag des Bundes der Kommunisten, der darin seine Anschauungen darlegen wollte. Es beginnt mit dem heute geflügelten Wort: „Ein Gespenst geht um in Europa – das Gespenst des Kommunismus“ und endet mit dem bekannten Aufruf: „Proletarier aller Länder, vereinigt euch!

All that is Solid Melts Into Air

A Novel
Author: Carole Giangrande
Publisher: Inanna Poetry & Fiction Series
ISBN: 9781771333610
Category: Families
Page: 227
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Fiction. Women's Studies. Winner of an IPPY Gold Medal for Literary Fiction. Shortlisted for the Mary Sarton Award for Contemporary Fiction. In the morning fog of the North Atlantic, Valerie hears the frenetic ticking of clocks. She's come from Toronto to hike on the French island of St. Pierre and to ponder her marriage to Gerard Lefèvre, a Montrealer and a broadcast journalist whose passion for justice was ignited in his youth by the death of his lover in an airline bombing. He's a restless traveller (who she suspects is unfaithful) and she's the opposite: quiet, with an inner life she nurtures as a horticulturalist. Valerie's thinking about Gerard on assignment in her native New York City, where their son Andre works. In New York City, an airplane has plunged into a skyscraper, and in the short time before anyone understands the significance of this event, Valerie's mind begins to spiral in and out of the present moment, circling around her intense memories of her father's death, her youthful relationship with troubled Matthew, and her pregnancy with his child, the crisis that led to her marriage to Gerard, and her fears for the safety of her son Andre and his partner James. Unable to reach her loved ones, Valerie finds memory intruding on a surreal and dreamlike present until at last she connects with Gerard and the final horror of that day.

All That is Solid Melts into Air


Author: Darragh McKeon
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241964687
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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All That is Solid Melts into Air by Darragh McKeon is an exceptionally moving novel of interwoven lives, set amidst one of the most iconic disasters in living memory. 'Daring, ambitious, epic, moving' Colm Tóibín 'Exhilarating, thrilling, brilliantly imagined, beautifully written' Colum McCann Russia, 1986. In a run-down apartment block in Moscow, a nine-year-old piano prodigy practices silently for fear of disturbing the neighbours. In a factory on the outskirts of the city, his aunt makes car parts, trying to hide her dissident past. In the hospital, a surgeon immerses himself in his work to avoid facing his failed marriage. And in a rural village in Belarus, a teenage boy wakes up to a sky of the deepest crimson. Outside, the ears of his neighbour's cattle are dripping blood. Ten miles away, at the Chernobyl Power Plant, something unimaginable has happened. Now their lives will change forever. All That is Solid Melts into Air is an astonishing novel of terrifying beauty that captures the end of an era. Darragh McKeon was born in 1979 and grew up in the midlands of Ireland. He has worked as a theatre director, and lives in New York. This is his first novel.

All that is solid melts into air

five reflections on materialist spirituality in contemporary art
Author: Dieter Roelstraete
Publisher: Lanoo Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 256
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Does art have or give a meaning? Can contemporary art be a free haven of spirituality and enchantment in a time that is characterised by an increasing need for giving meaning in a globalised and sometimes virtual world? Answers to these questions are exp

All that is Solid Melts Into Air

Jeremy Deller
Author: Jeremy Deller,James Hutchinson,Lesley Young
Publisher: Hayward Pub
ISBN: 9781853323195
Category: Art
Page: 82
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All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: Jeremy Deller is the beautiful catalogue accompanying the latest in Hayward Touring's celebrated series of artist-curated exhibitions.Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller has been a hugely influential figure in the story of British art over the past two decades, helping to rewrite the rules of contemporary artistic practice.In this exhibition, Deller questions the effect of the Industrial Revolution not only on the British landscape and economy, but also on the consciousness and culture of the people. Deller explores the roots of working-class musical culture, from nineteenth-century industrial folk to glam and heavy rock music in the 70s and 80s.This publication features a vast range of objects and images, including new work by Deller, historical paintings depicting factories and forges, political tracts, poems and popular ballads against exploitation, as well as works by William Blake and William Morris.The exhibition tours to Manchester Art Gallery, 12 October 2013 - 19 January 2014, and goes on to Nottingham Castle, Mead Gallery, and Laing Art Gallery during 2014.

Adventures in Marxism


Author: Marshall Berman
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859843093
Category: Political Science
Page: 273
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A new beginning for Marxism might just be on the horizon of a landscape despoiled by Soviet communism and a now wobbling world capitalism. The attention attracted by the 150th anniversary of The Communist Manifesto included laudatory references to Marx in venues as unexpected as The New York Times and The New Yorker. More predictably, the tributes in such publications focused on the strength of Marx as a critic of capital or a powerful wordsmith, rather than as an advocate of communism. But, if Marxism is to enjoy a rebirth in the coming century, appreciation needs to move beyond its value as a critical tool or a literary pleasure. The emancipatory potential of Marxism, its capacity to configure a world beyond the daily grind of selling one's labor to stay alive, will have to be established anew. No one has made a better start to this task than the esteemed critic and writer Marshall Berman. Berman first read The Communist Manifesto in the same week as Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman while at high school. A few years later, now a student at Columbia University, he was handing out copies of Marx's 1844 Manuscripts, purchased for 50 cents each at the (Soviet) Four Continents Bookstore in New York, as holiday presents for friends and relatives. Here was the beginning of a lifelong engagement with Marxism that, as this volume demonstrates, has been both consistent and refreshing. In these pages are discussions of work on Marx and Marxism by Edmund Wilson, Jerrold Siegel, James Billington, Georg Lukcs, Irving Howe and Isaac Babel. They are brought together in a single embrace by Berman's spirited appreciation of Marxism as expressive, playful, sometimes even a little vulgar, but always an adventure.

Gereon Krebber

All that is Solid Melts Into Air
Author: Gereon Krebber,Daniel Spanke,Sacha Craddock
Publisher: Steidl / Edition7L
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 103
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This German-born, London-based sculptor makes solid, often monumental work from materials including gelatin, wrapped balloon clusters, plastic mats and icing. His shapes tend to float in space and to react to the architecture of their exhibition space, so that they are endowed with a vivid, corporeal character.

The Postmodernism Reader

Foundational Texts
Author: Michael Drolet
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415160841
Category: History
Page: 332
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Arranged in three parts,This collection of foundational essays traces the origins, evolvement and the politics of postmodernism through the key writings of postmodernist thinkers.

Wie die Frauen zu ihren Kurven kamen

Die rätselhafte Evolutionsbiologie des Weiblichen
Author: David P. Barash,Judith Lipton
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783827424617
Category: Science
Page: 309
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Ja, wie sind denn die Frauen zu ihren Kurven gekommen? Warum haben sie Brüste, während andere Säugetiere nur dann Brustgewebe ausbilden, wenn sie Milch geben, und warum menstruieren Frauen, während fast alle anderen Geschöpfe darauf verzichten? Welche Gründe gibt es für den weiblichen Orgasmus? Wieso wissen Frauen nicht, wann ihr Eisprung stattfindet und ihre fruchtbarsten Tage anbrechen, und wieso kommen wir als einzige Tiere in die Wechseljahre? David P. Barash und Judith Eve Lipton, Coautoren viel gelobter Bücher über die menschliche Sexualität und Geschlechtlichkeit, stellen jene Theorien vor, die Wissenschaftler zur Erklärung dieser evolutionären Rätsel entwickelt haben und die von Kritikern gerne als „Just-so Stories" diskreditiert werden. Dazu präsentieren sie ihre eigenen Hypothesen. Während einige der wissenschaftlichen Theorien auf soliden empirischen Daten beruhen, sind andere reine Spekulationen. Barash und Lipton arbeiten heraus, was heute feststeht und was vorerst ungewiss bleibt. In ihre unterhaltsame Analyse flechten sie ihren biologischen und psychologischen Sachverstand sowie ihr fundiertes Wissen auf den Gebieten der Verhaltensbiologie, der Anthropologie und der menschlichen Sexualität ein. Die Leser werden ermuntert, die Indizien selbst unter die Lupe zu nehmen und eigene Schlüsse zu ziehen. Barash und Lipton schreiben evolutionäre Spannungsliteratur, die uns zu wahren Wissenschaftsdetektiven macht.

Molekulares Rot

Theorie für das Anthropozän
Author: McKenzie Wark
Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3957574412
Category: History
Page: 392
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»Vielleicht brauchen wir eine neue kritische Theorie. Oder eine neu-alte, denn wie sich herausstellt, gab es bereits einmal eine kraftvolle und originelle Denkströmung, die in einem früheren, gescheiterten Versuch, die Vorgeschichte – die Zeit vor dem Anthropozän – zu beenden, beinahe ausgelöscht worden wäre.« Im Rückgriff auf die Ideengeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts, insbesondere auf Alexander Bogdanov und Andrej Platonow, versucht McKenzie Wark in diesem radikalen Großessay die Grundlegung einer Theorie für das Anthropozän. Er fordert dabei einen alternativen – und keinen spekulativen – Realismus. Einen Realismus, der für plurale, sich mit anderen Geschichten befassende Narrative offen ist. Im Schatten der Kohlenstoffbefreiungsfront ruft er dazu auf, eine neue Poetik und Technik zur Wissensorganisation zu erschaffen, und wagt es, die Misere unserer Zeit neu zu denken.

Modernizing Women

Gender and Social Change in the Middle East
Author: Valentine M. Moghadam
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781588261717
Category: Social Science
Page: 325
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Extrait de la préface : "The subject of this study is social change in the Middle East, North Africa, and Afghanistan ; its impact on women's legal status and social positions ; and women's varied responses to, and involvment in, change processes. It also deals with constructions of gender during periods of social and political change. Social change is usually described in terms of modernization, revolution, cultural challenges, and social movements. Much of the standard literature on these topics does not examine women or gender, and thus [the author] hopes this study will contribute to an appreciation of the significance of gender in the midst of change. Neither are there many sociological studies on MENA and Afghansitan or studies on women in MENA and Afghanistan from a sociological perspective. Myths and stereotypes abund regarding women, Islam, and the region, and the sevents of September 11 and since have only compounded them. This book is intended in part to "normalize" the Middle East by underscoring the salience of structural determinants other than religion. It focuses on the major social-change processes in the region to show how women's lives are shaped not only by "Islam" and "culture", but also by economic development, the state, class location, and the world system. Why the focus on women ? It is [the autor's] contention that middle-class women are consciously and unconsciously major agents of social change in the region, at the vanguard of movements for modernity, democratization and citizenship."

Coming Together/coming Apart

Religion, Community, and Modernity
Author: Elizabeth M. Bounds
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415912624
Category: Religion
Page: 184
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The idea of "community" is increasingly vital to our individual and social well-being. Yet at the same time, our ordinary communal relations are being eroded by increased social and geographical mobility, lost traditions, and the growing pluralism of society. Examining this renewed desire for community, Coming Together/Coming Apart locates the current problems of society in the conditions of modern capitalism. Arising out of a common matrix of a world in crisis, contemporary religious, social and feminist discussions of community compose an ideological struggle over the reformation of society.