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Neither Gods Nor Emperors

Author: Craig Calhoun
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520920170
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"We want neither gods nor emperors", went the words from the Chinese version of The Internationale. Students sang the old socialist song as they gathered in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in the Spring of 1989. Craig Calhoun, a sociologist who witnessed the monumental event, offers a vivid, carefully crafted analysis of the student movement, its complex leadership, its eventual suppression, and its continuing legacy.

Eine Kurze Geschichte Der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Nonviolent Revolutions

Author: Sharon Erickson Nepstad
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199778205
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In Nonviolent Revolutions, Sharon Erickson Nepstad analyzes civilian insurrections in China, East Germany, Panama, Chile, Kenya, and the Philippines.

The Social Movements Reader

Author: Jeff Goodwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118729951
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Providing a unique blend of cases, concepts, and essential readings The Social Movements Reader, Third Edition, delivers key classic and contemporary articles and book selections from around the world. Includes the latest research on contemporary movements in the US and abroad, including the Arab spring, Occupy, and the global justice movement Provides original texts, many of them classics in the field, which have been edited for the non-technical reader Combines the strengths of a reader and a textbook with selected readings and extensive editorial material Sidebars offer concise definitions of key terms, as well as biographies of famous activists and chronologies of several key movements Requires no prior knowledge about social movements or theories of social movements

Neue Soziale Bewegungen

Author: Ansgar Klein
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322906981
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Im Zentrum der Beiträge stehen diejenigen sozialen Bewegungen, die in der europäischen Diskussion der 80er Jahre als neue soziale Bewegungen bezeichnet worden sind. Erörtert werden in einem ersten Abschnitt die Impulse der neuen sozialen Bewegungen für Politik und Gesellschaft aus gesellschaftstheoretischer, politikwissenschaftlicher und sozialphilosophischer Sicht. Ein zweiter Abschnitt thematisiert Bilanzen und Perspektiven der Bewegungsforschung, europäisch wie international. Die Rolle sozialer Bewegungen in demokratischen Transformationsprozessen wie auch die aktuelle Kontroverse um die Bewertung der ostdeutschen Bürgerbewegungen sind Gegenstand des dritten Kapitels. In einem vierten Abschnitt wird in Konzentration auf den bundesrepublikanischen Kontext die Entwicklung wichtiger Einzelbewegungen betrachtet. Ein fünfter Abschnitt analysiert die Auswirkungen des Globalisierungsprozesses auf die neuen sozialen Bewegungen. Als Mitarbeiter konnten die namhaftesten deutschsprachigen Repräsentantinnen und Repräsentanten der Bewegungsforschung gewonnen werden.

Searching For Life S Meaning

Author: Luo Xu
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472112395
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Chronicles the changing worldviews of Chinese youth in the tumultuous decade leading up to the Tiananmen demonstrations

The People S Republic Of Amnesia

Author: Louisa Lim
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199347727
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Finalist for the 2015 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism Longlisted for the Lionel Gelber Award for the Best Non-Fiction book in the world on Foreign Affairs An Economist Book of the Year, 2014 A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice "One of the best analyses of the impact of Tiananmen throughout China in the years since 1989." --The New York Times Book Review On June 4, 1989, People's Liberation Army soldiers opened fire on unarmed civilians in Beijing, killing untold hundreds of people. A quarter-century later, this defining event remains buried in China's modern history, successfully expunged from collective memory. In The People's Republic of Amnesia, Louisa Lim charts how the events of June 4th changed China, and how China changed the events of June 4th by rewriting its own history. Lim reveals new details about those fateful days, including how one of the country's most senior politicians lost a family member to an army bullet, as well as the inside story of the young soldiers sent to clear Tiananmen Square. She also introduces us to individuals whose lives were transformed by the events of Tiananmen Square, such as a founder of the Tiananmen Mothers, whose son was shot by martial law troops; and one of the most important government officials in the country, who post-Tiananmen became one of its most prominent dissidents. And she examines how June 4th shaped China's national identity, fostering a generation of young nationalists, who know little and care less about 1989. For the first time, Lim uncovers the details of a brutal crackdown in a second Chinese city that until now has been a near-perfect case study in the state's ability to rewrite history, excising the most painful episodes. By tracking down eyewitnesses, discovering US diplomatic cables, and combing through official Chinese records, Lim offers the first account of a story that has remained untold for a quarter of a century. The People's Republic of Amnesia is an original, powerfully gripping, and ultimately unforgettable book about a national tragedy and an unhealed wound.

State And Laid Off Workers In Reform China

Author: Yongshun Cai
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134204159
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In the 1990s, the Chinese government launched an unprecedented reform of state enterprises, putting tens of millions of people out of work. This empirically rich study calls on comprehensive surveys and interviews, combining quantitative data with qualitative in its examination of the variation in workers' collective action. Cai investigates the difference in interests of and options available to workers that reduce their solidarity, as well as the obstacles that prevent their coordination. In addition, and perhaps more importantly, this book explores the Chinese Government’s policies and how their feedback shaped workers’ incentives and capacity of action.