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            The Reasoning of Unreason: Universalism, Capitalism and Disenlightenment
             

            The Reasoning of Unreason: Universalism, Capitalism and Disenlightenment (Paperback)

            By Roberts, John

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            The twenty-first century so far has seen the global rise of authoritarian populism, systematic racism, and dogmatic metaphysics. Even though these events demonstrate the growth of an age of `unreason', in this original and compelling book John Roberts resists the assumption that ...such thinking displays an unthinking irrationality or loss of reason; instead he asserts that an important feature of modern reactionary politics is that it offers a supposedly convincing integration of the particular and the universal. This move is defined by what Roberts calls the `reasoning of unreason' and has deep roots in the history of Western thought and politics. Tracing the dark history of enlightenment-disenlightenment, John Roberts explores `the reasoning of unreason' across centuries from Aquinas, William of Ockham, the most important treatise on witchcraft Malleus Maleficarum, Locke, Kant, and Count Arthur de Gobineau, to Social Darwinism, Nazism, Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss, and Friedrich von Hayek. Roberts provides a new set of philosophical-political tools to understand the formation and denigration of the rational subject and the current reinvestment in various forms of political unreason globally. The Reasoning of Unreason is the first book to draw on the philosophy of reason, political philosophy, political theory and political history, in order to produce a dialectical account of the `making of reason' internal to the forces of unreason and the limits of reason.
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            ISBN 9781350151000
            Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Women Resisting Sexual Violence and the Egyptian Revolution: Arab Feminist Testimonies
             

            Women Resisting Sexual Violence and the Egyptian Revolution: Arab Feminist Testimonies (Hardback)

            By Hamzeh, Manal

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            Gives voice to the women of the Egyptian Revolution, and reveals their courage and resilience in the face of sexual violence.

            ISBN 9781786996213
            Released NZ 15 May 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Education of John Adams

            The Education of John Adams (Hardback)

            By Bernstein, R. B.

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            The Education of John Adams is a concise biography of John Adams (1735-1826), the first by a biographer with legal training. It examines his origins in colonial Massachusetts, his education, and his struggle to choose a career and define a place for himself in colonial society. I...t explores his flourishing legal career and the impact that law had on him and his perception of himself; his growing involvement with the emerging American Revolution as polemicist, as lawyer, as congressional delegate, and as diplomat; and his role in defining and expounding ideas about constitutionalism and how it should work as the governing ideology of the new United States. The book traces his part in launching the new government of the United States under the U.S. Constitution; his service as the nation's first vice president and second president; and his retirement years, during which he passed from being a vexed and rejected ex-president to the Sage of Braintree. It describes the relationships that sustained him--with his wife, the brilliant and eloquent Abigail Adams; with his children; with such allies and supporters as Benjamin Rush and John Marshall; such sometime friends and sometime adversaries as Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson; and with such foes as Alexander Hamilton and Timothy Pickering. It establishes Adams as a key but neglected figure in the evolution of American constitutional theory and practice. It also is the first biography to examine Adams's conflicted and hesitant ideas about slavery and race in the American context, raising serious questions about his mythic status as a friend of human equality and a foe of slavery. The focus of this book is the record left by Adams himself - in diaries, letters, essays, pamphlets, and books. The Education of John Adams concludes by re-examining the often-debated question of the relevance of Adams's thought to our own time.
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            ISBN 9780199740239
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            An Imperial Crisis in British India: The Manipur Uprising of 1891
             

            An Imperial Crisis in British India: The Manipur Uprising of 1891 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keen, Caroline

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            In 1891 a major anti-British revolt erupted in the northeast Indian princely state of Manipur after a dangerously miscalculated attempt by the Government of India to assert its authority in the wake of a palace coup. Following the murder of a number of senior officers, a substant...ial British force descended upon the state to restore order and to bring the prime culprits to a questionable justice, generating widespread condemnation in England. The Manipur Uprising and its aftermath showed the fragility of indirect rule in India and British underestimation of native loyalty to princely rule. With fresh archival research and contemporary reports, Caroline Keen here provides a compelling account of erratic imperial policy-making at the highest level.
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            ISBN 9781350154056
            Released NZ 19 Mar 2020
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            The Global Perspective of Urban Labor in Mexico City, 1910-1929: El Mundo al Reves

            The Global Perspective of Urban Labor in Mexico City, 1910-1929: El Mundo al Reves (Hardback)

            By Fender, Stephan

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            The Global Perspective of Urban Labor in Mexico City, 1910-1929 examines the global entanglement of the Mexican labor movement during the Mexican Revolution. It describes how global influences made their entry into labor culture through the cinema, the theater, and labor festival...s as well as into the development of consumption patterns and advertisement. It further shows how the young labor movement constituted its discourse and invented its tradition at meetings and in the columns of newspapers. The local conditions constitute the framework for the examination of Mexican labor's perspectives on and engagement with contemporary events of global significance. Thereby, this book demonstrates how workers turned to the global context in search of guidance and role models, embracing global developments and narratives. It also reveals the differentiations from this context in order to create a unique local identity. This approach allows new perspectives on the role of a neglected revolutionary actor and on the influence of global developments in a revolution that has been predominantly interpreted from a national point of view. It shows the way global ideas were brought to life in the framework of revolutionary Mexico City - providing new insights into the grand-narratives of Globalization and Revolution.
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            ISBN 9780367198466
            Released NZ 19 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Imperial Violence and the Path to Independence: India, Ireland and the Crisis of Empire
             

            Imperial Violence and the Path to Independence: India, Ireland and the Crisis of Empire (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ilahi, Shereen

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            In the aftermath of World War I, the British Empire was hit by two different crises on opposite sides of the world--the Jallianwala Bagh, or Amritsar, Massacre in the Punjab and the Croke Park Massacre, the first 'Bloody Sunday', in Ireland. This book provides a study at the cutt...ing edge of British imperial historiography, concentrating on British imperial violence and the concept of collective punishment. This was the 'crisis of empire' following the political and ideological watershed of World War I. The British Empire had reached its greatest geographical extent, appeared powerful, liberal, humane and broadly sympathetic to gradual progress to responsible self-government. Yet the empire was faced with existential threats to its survival with demands for decolonisation, especially in India and Ireland, growing anti-imperialism at home, virtual bankruptcy and domestic social and economic unrest. Providing an original and closely-researched analysis of imperial violence in the aftermath of World War I, this book will be essential reading for historians of empire, South Asia and Ireland.
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            ISBN 9781350153066
            Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Race and Power in British India: Anglo-Indians, Class and Identity in the Nineteenth Century
             

            Race and Power in British India: Anglo-Indians, Class and Identity in the Nineteenth Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Anderson, Valerie

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            By the nineteenth century the British had ruled India for over a hundred years, and had consolidated their power over the sub-continent. Until 1858, when Queen Victoria assumed sovereignty following the Indian Rebellion, the country was run by the East India Company - by this tim...e a hybrid of state and commercial enterprises and eloquently and fiercely attacked as intrinsically immoral and dangerous by Edmund Burke in the late 1700s. Seeking to go beyond the statutes and ceremony, and show the reality of the interactions between rulers and ruled on a local level, this book looks at one of the most interesting phenomena of British India - the 'Eurasians'. The adventurers of the early years of Indian occupation arrived alone, and in taking 'native' mistresses and wives, created a race of administrators who were 'others' to both the native population and the British ruling class. These Anglo-Indian people existed in the zone between the colonizer and the colonized, and their history provides a wonderfully rich source for understanding Indian social history, race and colonial hegemony.
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            ISBN 9781350154667
            Released NZ 19 Mar 2020
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            Political Meritocracy and Populism: Cure or Curse?

            Political Meritocracy and Populism: Cure or Curse? (Hardback)

            By Chou, Mark; Moffitt, Benjamin; Bryant, Octavia

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            Offering the first in-depth analysis of the relationship between populism and political meritocracy, this book considers why states with meritocracy systems such as Singapore and China have not faced the populist challenge to such an extent. Is political meritocracy actually immu...ne to populism? Or does it fan its flames? --
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            ISBN 9780367271022
            Released NZ 10 Jan 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Anti-Politics and Democratic Crisis
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            Life in Revolutionary France
             

            Life in Revolutionary France (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Harder, Dr Mette; Heuer, Professor Jennifer Ngaire

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            The French Revolution brought momentous political, social, and cultural change. Life in Revolutionary France asks how these changes affected everyday lives, in urban and rural areas, and on an international scale. An international cast of distinguished academics and emerging scho...lars present new research on how people experienced and survived the revolutionary decade, with a particular focus on individual and collective agency as discovered through the archival record, material culture, and the history of emotions. It combines innovative work with student-friendly essays to offer fresh perspectives on topics such as: * Political identities and activism * Gender, race, and sexuality * Transatlantic responses to war and revolution * Local and workplace surveillance and transparency * Prison communities and culture * Environmental justice * Food, health, and radical medicine * Revolutionary childhoods With an easy-to-navigate, three-part structure, illustrations and primary source excerpts, Life in Revolutionary France is the essential text for approaching the experiences of those who lived through one of the most turbulent times in world history.
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            ISBN 9781350077294
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2020
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            Life in Revolutionary France
             

            Life in Revolutionary France (Hardback)

            Edited by Harder, Dr Mette; Heuer, Professor Jennifer Ngaire

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            The French Revolution brought momentous political, social, and cultural change. Life in Revolutionary France asks how these changes affected everyday lives, in urban and rural areas, and on an international scale. An international cast of distinguished academics and emerging scho...lars present new research on how people experienced and survived the revolutionary decade, with a particular focus on individual and collective agency as discovered through the archival record, material culture, and the history of emotions. It combines innovative work with student-friendly essays to offer fresh perspectives on topics such as: * Political identities and activism * Gender, race, and sexuality * Transatlantic responses to war and revolution * Local and workplace surveillance and transparency * Prison communities and culture * Environmental justice * Food, health, and radical medicine * Revolutionary childhoods With an easy-to-navigate, three-part structure, illustrations and primary source excerpts, Life in Revolutionary France is the essential text for approaching the experiences of those who lived through one of the most turbulent times in world history.
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            ISBN 9781350077300
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2020
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