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The Industrial Revolution in World History (Paperback, 5th New edition): Peter N Stearns The Industrial Revolution in World History (Paperback, 5th New edition)
Peter N Stearns
R1,153 Discovery Miles 11 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Now in its fifth edition, this book explores the ways in which the industrial revolution reshaped world history to offer a view into the international factors that started the industrial revolution, its global spread and its impact from the end of the eighteenth century to the present day. The single most important development in human history over the past three centuries, the industrial revolution continues to shape the contemporary world. Revised and brought into the present, this fifth edition of Peter N. Stearns' The Industrial Revolution in World History extends his global analysis of the industrial revolution. Looking beyond the West, the book considers India, the Middle East and China and now includes more on key Latin American economies and Africa as well as the heightened tensions, since 2008, about the economic aspects of globalization and the decline of manufacturing in the West. This edition also features a new chapter on key historiographical debates, updated suggestions for further reading and boxed debate features that encourage the reader to consider diversity and different viewpoints in their own analysis and pays increased attention to the environmental impacts. Illustrating the contemporary relevance of the industrial revolution history, this is essential reading for students of world history and economics, as well as for those seeking to know more about the global implications of what is arguably the defining socioeconomic event of modern times.

American Fear - The Causes and Consequences of High Anxiety (Hardcover): Peter N Stearns American Fear - The Causes and Consequences of High Anxiety (Hardcover)
Peter N Stearns
R3,793 Discovery Miles 37 930 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Americans have become excessively fearful, and manipulation through fear has become a significant problem in American society, with real impact on policy. By using data from 9/11, this book makes a distinctive contribution to the exploration of recent fear, but also by developing a historical perspective, the book shows how and why distinctive American fears have emerged over the past several decades.

Satisfaction Not Guaranteed - Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society (Hardcover, New): Peter N Stearns Satisfaction Not Guaranteed - Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society (Hardcover, New)
Peter N Stearns
R879 R774 Discovery Miles 7 740 Save R105 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, modern urban, industrial, affluent societies have made great strides towards fixing some of the problems that plagued other societies for centuries: food shortages are nearly eliminated, infant and maternal mortality has fallen dramatically, birth control is both readily available and effective, education levels are higher, and internal violence is significantly reduced. Modernity's blessings are many and bountiful-but has modernity really made us happy? Satisfaction Not Guaranteed is a book about the modern condition, and why the gains of living in modern urban, industrial, affluent societies have not proved more satisfying than they have. It examines why real results that paralleled earlier anticipations of progress have not generated the ease and contentment that the same forecasters assumed would apply to modern life. Employing his trademark inquiry of emotions in American history, Peter N. Stearns asks why, if modern life has been generally characterized by measurable themes of progress, abundance, and improvement, are people not happier or more content with their lot in life? Why is there an increased incidence of psychological depression, anxiety, and the sense that no one has ever reached a pinnacle of happiness or contentment? It's not so much that modernity went wrong, but rather that it has not gone as swimmingly as was anticipated. Satisfaction Not Guaranteed uses concrete examples from both history and the present, such as happiness surveys, to discuss how as a society we might better juggle the demands of modern life with the pursuit of happiness.

World History in Documents - A Comparative Reader (Paperback, 2 Ed): Peter N Stearns World History in Documents - A Comparative Reader (Paperback, 2 Ed)
Peter N Stearns
R698 R602 Discovery Miles 6 020 Save R96 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

While world history materials date back to prehistoric times, the field itself is relatively young. Indeed, when the first edition of Peter Stearnsas best-selling World History in Documents was published in 1998, world history was poised for explosive growth, with the College Board approving the AP world history curriculum in 2000, and the exam shortly thereafter. At the university level, survey world history courses are increasingly required for history majors, and graduate programs in world history are multiplying in the U.S. and overseas.

World events have changed as rapidly as the field of world history itself, making the long-awaited second edition of World History in Documents especially timely. In addition to including a new preface, focusing on current trends in the field, Stearns has updated forty percent of the textbook, paying particular attention to global processes throughout history. The book also covers key events that have altered world history since the publication of the first edition, including terrorism, global consumerism, and environmental issues.

Peacebuilding through Dialogue - Education, Human Transformation, and Conflict Resolution (Paperback): Peter N Stearns Peacebuilding through Dialogue - Education, Human Transformation, and Conflict Resolution (Paperback)
Peter N Stearns
R1,007 R728 Discovery Miles 7 280 Save R279 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Industrial Revolution in World History (Paperback, 4th New edition): Peter N Stearns The Industrial Revolution in World History (Paperback, 4th New edition)
Peter N Stearns
R1,154 Discovery Miles 11 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The industrial revolution was the single most important development in human history over the past three centuries, and it continues to shape the contemporary world. With new methods and organizations for producing goods, industrialization altered where people live, how they play, and even how they define political issues. By exploring the ways the industrial revolution reshaped world history, this book offers a unique look into the international factors that started the industrial revolution and its global spread and impact.
In the fourth edition, noted historian Peter N. Stearns continues his global analysis of the industrial revolution with new discussions of industrialization outside of the West, including the study of India, the Middle East, and China. In addition, an expanded conclusion contains an examination of the changing contexts of industrialization. "The Industrial Revolution in World History" is essential for students of world history and economics, as well as for those seeking to know more about the global implications of what is arguably the defining socioeconomic event of modern times.

Educating Global Citizens in Colleges and Universities - Challenges and Opportunities (Paperback, New): Peter N Stearns Educating Global Citizens in Colleges and Universities - Challenges and Opportunities (Paperback, New)
Peter N Stearns
R1,133 Discovery Miles 11 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides distinctive analysis of the full range of expressions in global education at a crucial time, when international competition rises, tensions with American foreign policy both complicate and motivate new activity, and a variety of innovations are taking shape. Citing best practices at a variety of institutions, the book provides practical coverage and guidance in the major aspects of global education, including curriculum, study abroad, international students, collaborations and branch campuses, while dealing as well with management issues and options. The book is intended to guide academic administrators and students in higher education, at a point when international education issues increasingly impinge on all aspects of college or university operation. The book deals as well with core principles that must guide global educational endeavors, and with problems and issues in the field in general as well as in specific functional areas. Challenges of assessment also win attention. Higher education professionals will find that this book serves as a manageable and provocative guide, in one of the most challenging and exciting areas of American higher education today.

Gender in World History (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Peter N Stearns Gender in World History (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Peter N Stearns
R934 Discovery Miles 9 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Covering societies from classical times to the twenty-first century, Gender in World History is a fascinating exploration of what happens to established ideas about men, women, and gender roles when different cultural systems come into contact. The book breaks new ground to facilitate a consistent approach to gender in a world history context. Now in its third edition, the book has been thoroughly updated, including: expanded treatment of Africa under Islamic influence expanded discussion of southeast Asia a new chapter on contemporary Latin America representations of individual women engagement with recent work on gender history and theory. With truly global coverage, this book enables students to understand how gender roles have varied across the world and over time, and the vital role of gender in structuring social and political relationships. Providing a succinct, current overview of the history of gender throughout the world, Gender in World History remains essential reading for students of world history.

Anger - The Struggle for Emotional Control in America's History (Paperback, New edition): Carol Zisowitz Stearns, Peter N... Anger - The Struggle for Emotional Control in America's History (Paperback, New edition)
Carol Zisowitz Stearns, Peter N Stearns
R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this groundbreaking social history, Carol and Peter Stearns trace the two hundred-year development of anger, beginning with premodern colonial America. Drawing on diaries and popular advice literature of key periods, "Anger" deals with the everyday experiences of the family and workplace in its examination of our attempts to control our domestic lives and lessen social tensions by harnessing emotion. Offering an entirely new approach to the study of emotion, the authors inaugurate a new field of study termed "emotionology," which distinguishes collective emotional standards from the experience of emotion itself.

Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History - National and International Perspectives (Paperback): Peter N Stearns, Peter Seixas,... Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History - National and International Perspectives (Paperback)
Peter N Stearns, Peter Seixas, Sam Wineburg
R693 R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Save R95 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Read the Introduction.

"The 22 useful and engaging essays in this book represent leading work in the scholarship of teaching and learning related to history. The collection is a valuable effort. Hopefully these essays will do much to bridge the gap between historians, teacher educators, and teachers."--"Teaching History"

"This is not a static voyage; rather, it is one that will take the interested reader on a wonderful journey of discovery and reexamination. . . . Captured within its pages, Knowing provides an educational framework that anchors the discipline and centers its impact upon society."
--"Canadian Social Studies"

As issues of history and memory collide in our society and in the classroom, the time is ripe to rethink the place of history in our schools. Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History represents a unique effort by an international group of scholars to understand the future of teaching and learning about the past. It will challenge the ways in which historians, teachers, and students think about teaching history.

The book concerns itself first and foremost with the question, "How do students develop sophisticated historical understandings and how can teachers best encourage this process?" Recent developments in psychology, education, and historiography inform the debates that take place within Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History. This four-part volume identifies the current issues and problems in history education, then works towards a deep and considered understanding of this evolving field. The contributors to this volume link theory to practice, making crucial connections with those who teach history.

Published in conjunction with theAmerican Historical Association.

Childhood in World History (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Peter N Stearns Childhood in World History (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Peter N Stearns
R932 Discovery Miles 9 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Taking a global look at what the category of childhood has meant from agricultural societies to the present day, Childhood in World History offers a vital overview of this topical field. Through comparative analysis, Peter Stearns facilitates a cross-cultural and transnational understanding of attitudes towards the role of children in society, and how "models" of childhood have developed throughout history. Engaging with issues around children's role in the family and the involvement of communal, national, educational, and global infrastructures, Stearns unpacks the experience of childhood in the West, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. This expanded and updated third edition includes: updated bibliographies and suggested readings expanded discussions of religion and children's rights a new chapter on families in developing economies in the early twentieth century broadened discussions of childhood in Japan and in communist countries. With expanded further reading lists, Stearns's accessible text not only provides an overview of its field but also offers a research guide for more specialized study. Concisely presented but broad in scope, Stearns's accessible text guides readers through the transformations of the concept of childhood.

Happiness in World History (Paperback): Peter N Stearns Happiness in World History (Paperback)
Peter N Stearns
R896 Discovery Miles 8 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Happiness in World History traces ideas and experiences of happiness from early stages in human history, to the maturation of agricultural societies and their religious and philosophical systems, to the changes and diversities in the approach to happiness in the modern societies that began to emerge in the 18th century. In this thorough overview, Peter N. Stearns explores the interaction between psychological and historical findings about happiness, the relationship between ideas and popular experience, and the opportunity to use historical analysis to assess strengths and weaknesses of dominant contemporary notions of happiness. Starting with the advent of agriculture, the book assesses major transitions in history for patterns in happiness, including the impact of the great religions, the unprecedented Enlightenment interest in secular happiness and cheerfulness, and industrialization and imperialism. The final, contemporary section covers fascist and communist efforts to define alternatives to Western ideas of happiness, the increasing connections with consumerism, and growing global interests in defining and promoting well-being. Touching on the experiences in the major regions of Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and North America, the text offers an expansive introduction to a new field of study. This book will be of interest to students of world history and the history of emotions.

Shame - A Brief History (Hardcover): Peter N Stearns Shame - A Brief History (Hardcover)
Peter N Stearns
R1,974 R1,652 Discovery Miles 16 520 Save R322 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Shame varies as an individual experience and its manifestations across time and cultures. Groups establish identity and enforce social behaviors through shame and shaming, while attempts at shaming often provoke a social or political backlash. Yet historians often neglect shame 's power to complicate individual, international, cultural, and political relationships. Peter N. Stearns draws on his long career as a historian of emotions to provide the foundational text on shame 's history and how this history contributes to contemporary issues around the emotion. Summarizing current research, Stearns unpacks the major debates that surround this complex emotion. He also surveys the changing role of shame in the United States from the nineteenth century to today, including shame 's revival as a force in the 1960s and its place in today 's social media. Looking ahead, Stearns maps the abundant opportunities for future historical research and historically informed interdisciplinary scholarship. Written for interested readers and scholars alike, Shame combines significant new research with a wider synthesis.

Shame - A Brief History (Paperback): Peter N Stearns Shame - A Brief History (Paperback)
Peter N Stearns
R512 R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Save R51 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Shame varies as an individual experience and its manifestations across time and cultures. Groups establish identity and enforce social behaviors through shame and shaming, while attempts at shaming often provoke a social or political backlash. Yet historians often neglect shame 's power to complicate individual, international, cultural, and political relationships. Peter N. Stearns draws on his long career as a historian of emotions to provide the foundational text on shame 's history and how this history contributes to contemporary issues around the emotion. Summarizing current research, Stearns unpacks the major debates that surround this complex emotion. He also surveys the changing role of shame in the United States from the nineteenth century to today, including shame 's revival as a force in the 1960s and its place in today 's social media. Looking ahead, Stearns maps the abundant opportunities for future historical research and historically informed interdisciplinary scholarship. Written for interested readers and scholars alike, Shame combines significant new research with a wider synthesis.

Childhood in World History (Hardcover, 3rd New edition): Peter N Stearns Childhood in World History (Hardcover, 3rd New edition)
Peter N Stearns
R3,227 Discovery Miles 32 270 Out of stock

Taking a global look at what the category of childhood has meant from agricultural societies to the present day, Childhood in World History offers a vital overview of this topical field. Through comparative analysis, Peter Stearns facilitates a cross-cultural and transnational understanding of attitudes towards the role of children in society, and how "models" of childhood have developed throughout history. Engaging with issues around children's role in the family and the involvement of communal, national, educational, and global infrastructures, Stearns unpacks the experience of childhood in the West, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. This expanded and updated third edition includes: updated bibliographies and suggested readings expanded discussions of religion and children's rights a new chapter on families in developing economies in the early twentieth century broadened discussions of childhood in Japan and in communist countries. With expanded further reading lists, Stearns's accessible text not only provides an overview of its field but also offers a research guide for more specialized study. Concisely presented but broad in scope, Stearns's accessible text guides readers through the transformations of the concept of childhood.

History and Women, Culture and Faith: Selected Writings of Elizabeth Fox-Genovese - Volume 1: Women Past and Present... History and Women, Culture and Faith: Selected Writings of Elizabeth Fox-Genovese - Volume 1: Women Past and Present (Hardcover)
David Moltke-Hansen; Edited by Deborah A Symonds; Foreword by Peter N Stearns
R857 R649 Discovery Miles 6 490 Save R208 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

History and Women, Culture and Faith is a five-volume collection of eighty essays and journal articles spanning the extraordinary intellectual career of Elizabeth Fox-Genovese (1941-2007). A working scholar for more than three decades, Fox-Genovese made significant contributions to European and American southern history and became one of the most provocative scholars and educators of her time as she evolved from a Marxist to a feminist to a prolife Roman Catholic. Although she authored or coauthored ten well-received books, her prolific output as an essayist is less well known. This multivolume collection celebrates the scope of her scholarship and invites a fresh assessment of her legacy and influence.

After completing her first book in the late 1970s, Fox-Genovese turned her attention to the history of women in Europe, and, over the next thirty years, she emerged as a central and controversial figure in women's studies. Published together for the first time, the nineteen essays in Volume I: Women Past and Present reflect Fox-Genovese's influential development as a historian of women, a feminist, and an individual who was not afraid to challenge her own previously held ideas. Yet, while the essays span Fox-Genovese's changing ideology, they also give readers the chance to view Fox-Genovese's work and scholarship as a coherent whole.

Throughout these essays, Fox-Genovese demonstrates a commitment to women's needs, to the study of both women in history and women's texts, and to the claims that society has on female and male individuals. Always informed by a historical perspective, her discussion is sometimes explicitly historical, as in "Property and Patriarchy" or "Women's History in History." In other instances her focus is more contemporary, as in "Feminism and the Rhetoric of Individual Rights" or "Beyond Autonomy." In every case, however, her trenchancy of argument, impressive erudition, and informed passion command serious attention. In her searching introduction, Deborah A. Symonds maps the trajectory of Fox-Genovese's career and the extensive historical and social engagements of Fox-Genovese's scholarship.

Volume 1 also includes a foreword by Peter N. Stearns, provost and professor of history at George Mason University and editor in chief of the Journal of Social History.

Sexuality in World History (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Peter N Stearns Sexuality in World History (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Peter N Stearns
R893 Discovery Miles 8 930 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines sexuality in the past, and explores how it helps explain sexuality in the present. The subject of sexuality is often a controversial one, and exploring it through a world history perspective emphasizes the extent to which societies, including our own, are still reacting to historical change through contemporary sexual behaviors, values, and debates. The study uses a clear chronological structure to focus on major patterns and changes in sexuality-both sexual culture and sexual behaviors-in the main periods of world history, covering topics including: * The sexual implications of the transition from hunting and gathering economies to agricultural economies; * Sexuality in classical societies; * The postclassical period and the spread of the world religions; * Sex in an age of trade and colonies; * Changes in sexual behaviors and sexual attitudes between 1750 and 1950; * Sex in contemporary world history. This new edition examines these issues on a global scale, with attention to anthropological insights on sexuality and their relationship to history, the dynamics between sexuality and imperialism, sexuality in industrial society, and trends and conflicts surrounding views of sex and sexuality in the contemporary world.

Globalization in World History (Hardcover, 3rd New edition): Peter N Stearns Globalization in World History (Hardcover, 3rd New edition)
Peter N Stearns
R3,752 Discovery Miles 37 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this third edition of Globalization in World History, Peter Stearns explores the roots of contemporary globalization, examining shifts in the global flow of people, goods, and ideas as early as 1000 CE. Exploring how four moments in history have accelerated the process of globalization, Stearns's narrative details how factors such as economics, migration, disease transmission, culture, the environment, and politics have influenced the nature of globalization as we understand it today. This revised edition includes: Updates to the whole study with appropriate recent references; New brief transition sections that focus attention on the Mongol period, debates over the role of the eighteenth century, and the partial retreat from globalization after World War I; A new final chapter that deals with the rise in attacks on globalization during the most recent decade, from populist objections to the implications of growing authoritarianism, raising the question of whether a new transition is taking shape around us today. Through an interdisciplinary approach that links political, sociological, and historical perspectives, Stearns provides a comprehensive overview of globalization and the historical factors that have shaped it. This book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students of world history, economic history, and political economy.

Meaning Over Memory - Recasting the Teaching of Culture and History (Paperback, New edition): Peter N Stearns Meaning Over Memory - Recasting the Teaching of Culture and History (Paperback, New edition)
Peter N Stearns
R1,129 Discovery Miles 11 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the midst of the heated battles swirling around American humanities education, Peter Stearns offers a reconsideration not only of what we teach but also of why and how we teach it. While conservatives defend a museum-like humanities curriculum, their opponents argue for opening the canon to the works and lives of women and minorities. This approach, Stearns cautions, risks substituting one memorized content for another. Stearns suggests an alternative strategy; one that overlaps with some of the radicals' goals but moves on to a more ambitious reassessment of what the humanities should convey to students. Such a humanities program, says Stearns, should teach students not just memorized facts but analytical skills that are vital for a critically informed citizenry. "In dealing with the current furor over conventional humanistic coverage versus multiculturalism", Stearns says, "I join a few other recent observers in offering intermediate positions and certainly in rejecting the extremes urged from both sides". But, he adds, "My goals are more radical than the radicals' in that I seek to reshape the discussion of the humanities by moving away from debates about which groups it would privilege - essentially a turf fight, however recondite its phrasing - and toward a determination of what kinds of analyses it should further. I aim for a real transformation of humanities education in light of the kinds of analytical perspectives - the habits of the mind - it should inculcate. Teaching in the humanities should above all foster a critical imagination - and this point is not recognized in most of the current debates". Stearns urges the use of innovative research as the basis of the humanitiescurriculum, following the practice of scientific disciplines. He offers specific suggestions on translating curriculum goals into courses that can be taught alongside or instead of the more conventional staples. It is important, Stearns concludes, to use the current spirit of rancor constructively to build a solid educational structure, one that rests on humanities scholarship but aims to help students better understand the nature of human culture and social behavior.

The Industrial Revolution in World History (Hardcover, 5th New edition): Peter N Stearns The Industrial Revolution in World History (Hardcover, 5th New edition)
Peter N Stearns
R3,754 Discovery Miles 37 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Now in its fifth edition, this book explores the ways in which the industrial revolution reshaped world history to offer a view into the international factors that started the industrial revolution, its global spread and its impact from the end of the eighteenth century to the present day. The single most important development in human history over the past three centuries, the industrial revolution continues to shape the contemporary world. Revised and brought into the present, this fifth edition of Peter N. Stearns' The Industrial Revolution in World History extends his global analysis of the industrial revolution. Looking beyond the West, the book considers India, the Middle East and China and now includes more on key Latin American economies and Africa as well as the heightened tensions, since 2008, about the economic aspects of globalization and the decline of manufacturing in the West. This edition also features a new chapter on key historiographical debates, updated suggestions for further reading and boxed debate features that encourage the reader to consider diversity and different viewpoints in their own analysis and pays increased attention to the environmental impacts. Illustrating the contemporary relevance of the industrial revolution history, this is essential reading for students of world history and economics, as well as for those seeking to know more about the global implications of what is arguably the defining socioeconomic event of modern times.

Debating the Industrial Revolution (Paperback): Peter N Stearns Debating the Industrial Revolution (Paperback)
Peter N Stearns; Series edited by Peter N Stearns
R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The industrial revolution was and is a huge development and one of the fundamental changes in human experience in the modern world. In Debating the Industrial Revolution, Peter N. Stearns, a leading expert in world history, presents the major contours of the ongoing debates over industrialization in history. He explores the central historical discussion over what caused such a momentous change, demonstrating how interpretations have developed over time and encouraging students to critically engage with historical practice. Trying to understand why industrialization happened, and why it continues to happen, continues to organize considerable analytical energy. This book will be the ideal primer for students wanting to understand the key debates, and get a sense of how they might develop in the future.

Cultural Change in Modern World History - Cases, Causes and Consequences (Paperback): Peter N Stearns Cultural Change in Modern World History - Cases, Causes and Consequences (Paperback)
Peter N Stearns
R587 Discovery Miles 5 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this innovative textbook, leading world historian Peter Stearns analyses key examples of culture change from around the world, highlighting what culture change involves and how it can be explained and assessed, both historically and in the contemporary world. Culture change is one of the most interesting and significant features of human society, but until now there has been no book for the classroom which looks explicitly at this phenomenon. Cultural Change in Modern World History covers different kinds and levels of culture change since 1500 - from colonial culture contact in British India to modernization in Meiji Japan and changing attitudes towards gay marriage in the past decade - considering how we should define culture change, how to deal with causation and how to evaluate continuities and consequences. Stearns addresses fundamental questions: why do groups of people change their beliefs and values, and what happens when they do? Conversely, why do some groups resist culture change, and how do some manage to combine novel and more traditional cultural components? Figuring out how better to understand why groups or societies change their minds - or refuse to do so - provides a crucial perspective on human behaviors and values. As the first book to explore this important question, Cultural Change in Modern World History is a ground-breaking text for students of world history, cultural history and anthropology.

Debating Genocide (Paperback): Lisa Pine Debating Genocide (Paperback)
Lisa Pine; Series edited by Peter N Stearns
R566 Discovery Miles 5 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores the subject of genocide through key debates and case studies. It analyses the dynamics of genocide - the processes and mechanisms of acts committed with the intention of destroying, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, religious or racial group - in order to shed light upon its origins, characteristics and consequences. Debating Genocide begins with an introduction to the concept of genocide. It then examines the colonial genocides at the end of the 19th- and start of the 20th-centuries; the Armenian Genocide of 1915-16; the Nazi 'Final Solution'; the Nazi genocide of the Gypsies; mass murder in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge; the genocides in the 1990s in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda; and the genocide in Sudan in the early 21st century. It also includes a thematic chapter which covers gender and genocide, as well as issues of memory and memorialisation. Finally, the book considers how genocides end, as well as the questions of resolution and denial, with Lisa Pine examining the debates around prediction and prevention and the R2P (Responsibility to Protect) initiative. This book is crucial for any students wanting to understand why genocides have occurred, why they still occur and what the key historical discussions around this subject entail.

Doing Emotions History (Paperback): Susan J. Matt, Peter N Stearns Doing Emotions History (Paperback)
Susan J. Matt, Peter N Stearns
R544 R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Save R35 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How do emotions change over time? When is hate honorable? What happens when "love" is translated into different languages? Such questions are now being addressed by historians who trace how emotions have been expressed and understood in different cultures throughout history. Doing Emotions History explores the history of feelings such as love, joy, grief, nostalgia as well as a wide range of others, bringing together the latest and most innovative scholarship on the history of the emotions. Spanning the globe from Asia and Europe to North America, the book provides a crucial overview of this emerging discipline. An international group of scholars reviews the field's current status and variations, addresses many of its central debates, provides models and methods, and proposes an array of possibilities for future research. Emphasizing the field's intersections with anthropology, psychology, sociology, neuroscience, data-mining, and popular culture, this groundbreaking volume demonstrates the affecting potential of doing emotions history. Contributors are John Corrigan, Pam Epstein, Nicole Eustace, Norman Kutcher, Brent Malin, Susan Matt, Darrin McMahon, Peter N. Stearns, and Mark Steinberg.

Anxious Parents - A History of Modern Childrearing in America (Hardcover): Peter N Stearns Anxious Parents - A History of Modern Childrearing in America (Hardcover)
Peter N Stearns
R1,842 R1,542 Discovery Miles 15 420 Save R300 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

View the Table of Contents.
;Read the Preface.

"The book is more than a synthesis of existing scholarship. It is a compendium of ideas - some personal, mostly scholarly - about the experience of parenting in the United States since the beginning of the twentieth century. The book is imaginative and thought provoking."--"History of Education Quarterly"

"In what is his trademark style, Stearns creates an artful synthesis that is both revelatory and captivating. An at times unsettling analysis of parental angst, the book is replete with worthy insights for historians and contemporary parents alike."--"The Journal of American History"

"Anxiety is the hallmark of contemporary parenting. Today's parents are tormented by fears of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, child abductions, and juvenile drug and alcohol use. In perhaps his most timely and exciting book, Peter N. Stearns explains with wit and humane insight how modern mothers and fathers came to agonize incessantly about children's personality development, school performance, and psychological well-being."
--Steven Mintz, University of Houston

"Stearns . . . argues that over the course of the twentieth century, a kind of down-home, common-sense confidence in the basic sturdiness of children in general was replaced by an idea of the child as psychologically and socially vulnerable."
--"Ruminator Review"

"Stearns takes readers on tour through a wondrous variety of twentieth-century worries about children."
--"American Historical Review"

"Grounded in research, this study offers insights into such school-related developments as the rise of grade inflation, the growth of parental ambivalence toward the schools, and the influence of escapist entertainment on learning and social development."
--"Education Week"

"A strong, effective, and readable portrayal of how twentieth-century American parents have invested and over-invested in their children. In a fairly short compass, Stearns has demonstrated many of the things that historians have tended to belabor-the role of expertise, why despite their declining numbers, children have become so important socially, the new realm of consumption, how the anxiety about children has become a central matter in twentieth-century culture and even an identifier of American life. Stearns knows what is going on and that children are not a means to express other anxieties, but the very source of many of the anxieties we express."
--Paula S. Fass, University of California, Berkeley

"Stearns has put a lot of thought into this dense but elegantly argued and thoroughly researched volume, and it should become a classic in the study of American childhood."
-- "Publishers Weekly"

"Stearns points to a number of contemporary phenomena, each of which he considers an expression of parental anxiety. Steans appears to be particularly sensitive to the upward mobility of kids' grades."
--"The New York Review of Books"

"It's a shame that many new parents may not have time to read Peter N. Stearn's Anxious Parents: A History of Modern Childrearing in America."
-- "The Atlantic Monthly"

"Stearns is a prolific historian."
-- "The Chicago Tribune"

"Recommended."
--"CHOICE"

"Engaging and well written."
--"History"

"(Stearns) has a keen appreciation of what really mattered to 20th-century Americans, in their families and beyond. Indeed, itis his easy command of all that was going on outside the home- and his profound grasp of the connectedness of those larger developments and their consequences for childreaing- that sets his study apart from other histories of the modern American family." --"Journal of Social History"

"The book is as useful to scholars as it is informative to the general public....beautifully written and thoroughly interesting."
--"Metapsychology Online Book Reviews"

The nineteenth and twentieth centuries saw a dramatic shift in the role of children in American society and families. No longer necessary for labor, children became economic liabilities and twentieth-century parents exhibited a new level of anxiety concerning the welfare of their children and their own ability to parent effectively. What caused this shift in the ways parenting and childhood were experienced and perceived? Why, at a time of relative ease and prosperity, do parents continue to grapple with uncertainty and with unreasonable expectations of both themselves and their children?

Peter N. Stearns explains this phenomenon by examining the new issues the twentieth century brought to bear on families. Surveying popular media, "expert" childrearing manuals, and newspapers and journals published throughout the century, Stearns shows how schooling, physical and emotional vulnerability, and the rise in influence of commercialism became primary concerns for parents. The result, Stearns shows, is that contemporary parents have come to believe that they are participating in a culture of neglect and diminishing standards. Anxious Parents: A Modern History of Childrearing in America shows the reasons for this belief through anhistoric examination of modern parenting.

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