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10. Fascism and us

10. Fascism and us  

Kevin Passmore

in Fascism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
Published Online: 
May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779848
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199685363.003.0010
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199685363
‘Fascism and us’ considers whether fascism was a futile attempt to restore ‘traditional’ society, or helped, perhaps inadvertently, to bring into being the ‘modern’ world. Fascism is a ... More
2. Imperial revolution: embracing modernity

2. Imperial revolution: embracing modernity  

Christopher Goto-Jones

in Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777127
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199235698.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199235698
‘Imperial revolution: embracing modernity’ shows how Japan endeavoured to transform itself into a modern, imperial nation in the second half of the 19th century. Japan needed to modernize ... More
1. The modernist work

1. The modernist work  

Christopher Butler

in Modernism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775963
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804419.003.0001
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chapter
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9780192804419
‘The modernist work’ examines the nature of modernism by looking at a novel (James Joyce's Ulysses), a painting (Fernand Léger's La Ville [The City]), and a musical work (Kurt Weill's The ... More
Decadence: A Very Short Introduction

Decadence: A Very Short Introduction  

David Weir

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
Published Online: 
Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780190610258
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190610227.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780190610227
Decadence: A Very Short Introduction provides an overview of the culture of decadence—the artistic expression of a conflicted sense of modernity—by tracing its origin in ... More
5. Critique of modernity

5. Critique of modernity  

Bhikhu Parekh

in Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776816
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854575.003.0005
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9780192854575
‘Critique of modernity’ explains how, for Gandhi, modern civilization neglected the soul, privileged the body, misunderstood the nature and limits of reason, and had no appreciation of the ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Véronique Mottier

in Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777196
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199298020.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199298020
In the modern world, there is no escape from sex: we are bombarded by role models and advice on intimate relationships. Sexual imagery sells and it is now everywhere. The Introduction looks ... More
Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction

Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction  

Ali Rattansi

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777288
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546039.001.0001
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book
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9780199546039
Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction believes that multiculturalism is in terminal crisis. It has been blamed for undermining national identity, diluting social ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Ali Rattansi

in Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777288
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546039.003.0001
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9780199546039
Multiculturalists can sometimes have a simplistic view of ethnic cultures as homogenous entities, having core, essential characteristics. The reality is much more complicated. ... More
Conclusion: Moving on: multiculturalism, interculturalism, and transnationalism in a new global era

Conclusion: Moving on: multiculturalism, interculturalism, and transnationalism in a new global era  

Ali Rattansi

in Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777288
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546039.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199546039
The first question to ask is: has multiculturalism failed? Many European national states have decided that multiculturalism is over. This VSI argues that the opposite is true. ... More
2. Is multiculturalism bad for women?

2. Is multiculturalism bad for women?  

Ali Rattansi

in Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777288
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546039.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199546039
Suggesting that multiculturalism might be bad for women may seem odd given that multiculturalism originated around the same time as feminism. In fact there is no reason why claims for ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Nicholas Boyle

in German Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776892
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199206599.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199206599
German Literature: A Very Short Introduction is concerned with the character of Germany's literary contribution to our modern self-understanding, and so with the character of ... More
1. Japan's encounter with the modern world

1. Japan's encounter with the modern world  

Christopher Goto-Jones

in Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777127
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199235698.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
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9780199235698
‘Japan's encounter with the modern world’ tackles Japan's simultaneous encounter with the Western world, and with modern ideas and social forces. The arrival of Commodore Perry meant the ... More
4. Economic miracles and the making of a postmodern society

4. Economic miracles and the making of a postmodern society  

Christopher Goto-Jones

in Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777127
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199235698.003.0005
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9780199235698
‘Economic miracles and the making of a postmodern society’ is concerned with the end of World War II, Allied occupation and Japan's rapid economic growth in the postwar period. Occupation ... More
3. Peace in modernity

3. Peace in modernity  

Oliver P. Richmond

in Peace: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
Published Online: 
Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191788642
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199656004.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199656004
‘Peace in modernity’ looks at peace in the 20th century and describes how it has shaped the views we have of peace today. The 20th-century international system was based on states, laws, ... More
Introduction: what's modern about modern Japan?

Introduction: what's modern about modern Japan?  

Christopher Goto-Jones

in Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777127
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199235698.003.0001
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9780199235698
The ‘Introduction‘ considers the meaning of modernity and the way that Japan has engaged with it. Modernity was not just something that happened to Japan; instead Japan had to forge itself ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Anna Cento Bull

in Modern Italy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
Published Online: 
Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780191793332
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198726517.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198726517
The ‘Introduction’ outlines the aims of this volume. It explores the country’s difficulties in developing and disseminating strong and credible national visions for a domestic and ... More
2. Alternative projects of nationhood

2. Alternative projects of nationhood  

Anna Cento Bull

in Modern Italy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780191793332
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198726517.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198726517
After the First World War, the country was torn apart by competing visions of what modern Italy should stand for and which values should bind Italians together. Against a background of high ... More
1. Modernity and resurgence in the making of Italy

1. Modernity and resurgence in the making of Italy  

Anna Cento Bull

in Modern Italy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780191793332
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198726517.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198726517
‘Modernity and resurgence in the making of Italy’ explains that the history of modern Italy has been characterized by recurrent cultural and political projects of modernity, rejuvenation, ... More
3. Governing Italy

3. Governing Italy  

Anna Cento Bull

in Modern Italy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
eISBN: 
9780191793332
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198726517.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198726517
One strand of controversy and debate concerning Italy’s path to modernity has focused on its political system and style of government. In liberal Italy, there are two styles of governing: ... More
American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction  

David A. Gerber

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365623
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195331783
American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction examines the many legal efforts to curb immigration and to define who is and is not an American. It looks at immigration from ... More

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