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Wearing the Poisoned Shirt - The Barnes
"But despite all the ancillary fuss, Cabell's accomplishments were -- and remain -- real and magnificent. Jurgen remains today the quintessence of this remarkably talented author's worldview, a milestone in the fantasy field, admirably, compellingly readable and entertaining and illuminating. Any reader who has not encountered this classic book before is in for an immense treat. And those who have chanced upon it in one of its many prior editions -- I myself read it for the first time nearly forty years ago -- will find it just as eternally fresh and stimulating as of yore."
book  review  fantasy  fiction  literature  1h20c 
august 2012 by tsuomela
UnderstandingSociety: Organizations and the Chicago school
"World War II brought about a set of changes in organizational America that made the Chicago School approach less appealing to the mainstream. "The conflictual, processual, local theories of the Chicago School made little sense in a world now conceived as grand, unified, and even static, a huge mechanism for steady expansion in a non-ideological, managed world" (416). But this stability was short-lived, and Abbott believes that the Chicago approach is once again worth studying."
sociology  intellectual  history  1h20c  20c  process  organizations  theory 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Ruth Kinna on Guy Aldred | berfrois
"Guy Aldred is an obscure but important figure in the history of socialist thought. He sometimes crops up in histories of British socialism, syndicalist and labour organisation, but rarely in discussions of socialist theory. "
socialism  history  anarchism  19c  1h20c  politics 
october 2011 by tsuomela
U.S. Intellectual History: Book Review: Amy Wood on Szefel's *The Gospel of Beauty in the Progressive Era*
"In The Gospel of Beauty in the Progressive Era, Lisa Szefel illuminates a time when American poets became committed to the notion that poetry should matter, that it should speak to the greatest concerns of the day. In this original and elegantly written account, Szefel traces the rise of a progressive-minded poetry movement that, between 1910 and 1920, developed alongside the social reform efforts of the era. These poets sought to break away from the genteel elitism of Victorian poetry and produce works that reflected the experiences of ordinary Americans and addressed the woes and sorrows that unmanaged capitalism had wrought. They believed that socially relevant poetry could strike readers’ moral imaginations and spur social action. With the help of sympathetic editors and readers, they created a flourishing literary community, which built the “cultural infrastructure” (p. 2) that later allowed the famous mid-century poets that Gioia celebrates to thrive. "
book  review  literature  criticism  history  1q20c  1h20c  poetry  progressive  politics  class  romanticism 
july 2011 by tsuomela
Advances in the History of Psychology » Blog Archive » Bibliography: History of Functionalism
"For the past few years I have been working on the American school of psychology that was known as Functionalism. Functionalism was prominent from around 1890 to around 1920, though its roots go back into the 1870s and, in some ways, it carries forward to the present day."
bibliography  history  psychology  functionalism  american  1h20c 
february 2011 by tsuomela
Self-Styled Siren: Intimacy at the Movies
Some contemporary films do cast a marvelous spell for me; Avatar, the aforementioned NYFF films. I want to see more that can do the same. But if I want a film to speak to my most secret Siren soul, something to forget my life and the venue and possibly even the day of the week and whoever is sitting next to me, I'm looking at immensely better odds if I go pre-1960. Casual intimacy for me usually comes in black and white or Technicolor. Or sepia. Or Color by Deluxe. I've been intimate with sepia and Deluxe.
movies  film  cinema  black-and-white  1h20c  classics 
november 2010 by tsuomela
The SF Site: An Interview with Alexei Panshin
SF may have been called "science fiction" in the 50s and 60s, but by then science-beyond-science was no longer being invoked in stories as the name of the transcendent wonders and marvels which distinguish SF from mundane fiction. At least, that's what Hugo Gernsback -- the inventor of the name "science fiction" -- declared in 1963.
I think the changeover point came in the middle 40s. By 1947, Robert A. Heinlein was suggesting "speculative fiction" as an alternate name for SF. And by 1954, Forrest J Ackerman was calling SF "sci-fi," the popular name it's currently best known by.

It was because imaginary science was no longer at the core of SF..
sf  literature  history  19c  1h20c  golden-age  science  fiction 
august 2010 by tsuomela
Open Left:: Who's Calling Who Crazy? Centrist/Extremist Theory & The Marginalizaiton of The American Majority
More on Richard Hofstadter and other mid-20c historians who marginalized extremism on both sides of the political center in favor of corporate centrism.
marginal  extremism  centrism  history  ideology  populism  1h20c  hofstadter  richard  politics 
august 2009 by tsuomela
The Evil That Men Do
review of 3 books on Armenian genocide
book  review  history  evil  genocide  1h20c 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Open the Future: Pandemonium
Nice little prank on the chaos during the first half of the 20C
future  futurism  scenario  scenario-planning  history  1h20c  world-war-1  world-war-2  20c 
may 2009 by tsuomela
Open Left:: Why is the Democratic Party Elitist?
The difference between then and now is that we don't have any third parties any more. The two parties have professionalized and are no longer dependent on graft in the strict sense of the word, but the party pros are still non-ideological mercenaries chasing after the dollar.
political-science  politics  history  populism  progressivism  1h20c  america 
april 2009 by tsuomela
Intellectuals at the Gates by Adam Kirsch, City Journal 6 March 2008
Democracy Denied, 1905–1915: Intellectuals and the Fate of Democracy, by Charles Kurzman
intellectual  revolution  history  sociology  change  politics  1h20c  1900s  1910s 
march 2009 by tsuomela

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