Social Science

Interpreting the Past, Understanding the Present

Author: Stephen Kendrick

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 686

The British Sociological Association held a conference on the theme "Sociology and History". In 1964, E.H. Carr had called for an open frontier between the disciplines. This book examines the traffic across this frontier and in particular, what might be called the sociological uses of history.
Social Science

Interpreting the Past, Understanding the Present

Author: Stephen Kendrick

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 273

The British Sociological Association held a conference on the theme "Sociology and History". In 1964, E.H. Carr had called for an open frontier between the disciplines. This book examines the traffic across this frontier and in particular, what might be called the sociological uses of history.
Social Science

Museums, Archaeologists and Indigenous People

Author: Pamela Ifeoma Eze-Uzomaka

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

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Category: Social Science

Page: 210

View: 367

In the past there has been a general lack of public involvement in the archaeology, heritage and museum management of Nigeria's past. This study looks at the organisation, management and presentation of Nigeria's heritage, assesses people's perceptions of their past and studies how museums and other organisations have contibuted to this lack of public awareness. Eze-Uzomaka shows that there is room for improvement.
Philosophy

Interpreting the Present

Author: Gerald J. Galgan

Publisher: University Press of America

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 255

View: 765

Gerald J. Galgan's collection of essays speaks in several philosophical voices. He explores the relationship between a metaphysical and epistemological language and follows the transition from the medieval Christian Book of Nature to the modern conception of subjectivity. Galgan constructs a philosophical past through which we can interpret the present pluralism of ideas and sort out meanings in a modern world of 'Gods without Gods. ' Useful text for students of Philosophy and Religion. Contents: Between God and Nothingness: Reflections on the Twentieth Century; Clarifying the Present: An Essay in Historical Interpretation; The Changing of the Gods; An Essay on the Language of Contemporaneity; Pragmatism: The Epistemology of Technology; Technology as Text.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Astrology through History: Interpreting the Stars from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Present

Author: William E. Burns

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 401

View: 643

Alphabetically arranged entries cover the history of astrology from ancient Mesopotamia to the 21st century. In addition to surveying the Western tradition, the book explores Islamic, Indian, East Asian, and Mesoamerican astrology. • Provides alphabetically arranged reference entries that delineate the historical and cultural significance of astrology from ancient Mesopotamia to the present • Directs direct users to additional sources of information via entry bibliographies • Offers sidebars offer additional facts from primary source documents • Incorporates a timeline to help readers to place astrological developments in chronological context • Features an introductory essay for a narrative overview of the history of astrology, priming readers on its cultural relevance
Cultural property

Contemporary Issues in Heritage and Environmental Interpretation

Author: Roy Ballantyne

Publisher: Stationery Office Books (TSO)

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Category: Cultural property

Page: 260

View: 920

This text provides professionals, researchers and trainers with a state-of-the-art summary of the field, illuminated by practical real-world examples of best practice.
Religion

Old Testament Interpretation

Author: James Luther Mays

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Category: Religion

Page: 306

View: 499

This volume provides an introduction to the changing terrain of contemporary Old Testament Study. The essays orient the reader to all the major sections of Old Testament study, serving also to engage the reader in the work of Old Testament interpretation. The Festschrift in honour of Gene M. Tucker contains sections on the Torah, the Prophets, Writings, and the Context of the books of the Old Testament. The parts work in conjunction to give the reader a guide to the key issues in the history of interpretation of the Old Testament.