Contemporary World History

Contemporary World History
Author: William J. Duiker
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0495797359
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Duiker's comprehensive, balanced history of the world in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries provides you with context for interpreting the events that you hear about in the news each day. You'll view history from the broader global perspective, while at the same time gaining insight into the distinct character of individual civilizations and regions. To ensure that you'll have a well-rounded understanding of the most decisive moments in recent times, Duiker integrates political, economic, social, and cultural history into a smoothly written narrative. The Fifth Edition text includes a special insert that guides you in using the text's many detailed maps and helps you learn how to make important connections between geography and the turn of historic events. Additional tools include timelines that highlight and contrast different cultures and nations--giving you an "at-a-glance," holistic perspective on eras and their defining events; photos from William Duiker's own collection for a closer, more personal look at the world we live in; and primary-source documents that illustrate and clarify key points.

Twentieth century World History

Twentieth century World History
Author: William J. Duiker
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0534628117
Available:
Release: 2004-06-08
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensive and balanced history of the world in the twentieth century, William Duiker's text not only chronicles the key events in this revolutionary century, but also examines the underlying issues that have shaped the times. TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD HISTORY takes a global approach to the subject while doing justice to the distinctive character of individual civilizations and regions. Duiker integrates political, economic, social, and cultural history, creating a chronologically ordered synthesis that gives students the true flavor of the most decisive moments in recent world history. In addition, Duiker's own photographs and selection of primary source documents, which illustrate much of the book, are especially effective in illustrating key points in the narrative. TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD HISTORY is available in the following volume options: TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD HISTORY, Third Edition ISBN: 0-534-62811-7 THE WORLD SINCE WORLD WAR II ISBN: 0-534-62812-5

Contemporary World History

Contemporary World History
Author: William J. Duiker
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0357364864
Available:
Release: 2020-02
Editor: Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Comprehensive, balanced and updated with new research, Duiker's CONTEMPORARY WORLD HISTORY, 7th Edition, equips you with the context to interpret the events you hear about every day in the news. You'll view history from the broader global perspective, while also gaining insight into the distinct character of individual civilizations and regions. Integrating political, economic, social and cultural history into a smoothly written narrative, the text illuminates the most decisive moments in recent times. Concluding sections and Reflections essays help you understand the causes of events and place them in a broader context, while insightful timelines highlight and contrast different cultures and nations. In addition, detailed maps, photos from the author's personal collection and numerous primary source documents bring chapter material to life.

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History
Author: Christopher Riches,Jan Palmowski
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9780191060762
Available:
Release: 2016-09-15
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This authoritative dictionary provides informative and analytical entries on the most important people, organizations, events, movements, and ideas that have shaped the world we live in. Covering the period from 1900 to the present day, this fully revised and updated new edition presents a global perspective on recent history, with a wide range of new entries from Tony Abbott, the European migration crisis and ISIL to Narendra Modi, Hassan Rouhani, and the Lisbon Treaty. All existing entries have been brought up to date. Handy tables include lists of office-holders for countries and organizations and winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. This accessible dictionary will be revised on a regular basis following the publication of this edition, as will A Guide to Countries of the World, ensuring that coverage of current affairs is up to date. This dictionary is a reliable resource for students of history, politics, and international relations as well as for journalists, policy-makers, and general readers interested in the modern world.

Contemporary World History Eng Edn

Contemporary World History  Eng Edn
Author: Arjun Dev
Pages: 275
ISBN: 8125036873
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Contemporary Global Economy

The Contemporary Global Economy
Author: Alfred E. Eckes
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9781405183444
Available:
Release: 2011-05-06
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In "The Contemporary Global Economy," Alfred Eckes provides a lively overview of recent turbulence in the world economy for non-specialists. Focusing on the dynamics of globalization since the 1980s, the book views developments historically, explaining how the main motors of economic change work and how we can discern their effects in the world today. Eckes begins with a brief description of economic change since the nineteenth century, the age of the 'first global economy', and indicates how the dramatic change in the world economy since the 1980s led to a new era in global expansion with the rise of China and other emerging powers. He explains how structural imbalances, policy mistakes, and excesses led to the financial crisis of 2007-2010. The book describes the different aspects of the economy from the role of the World Trade Organization to the workings of financial markets, and the actions of the International Monetary Fund and the Group of Twenty nations. It explains the underlying changes that have affected individuals in their various roles as consumers, producers, workers and citizens around the world, and identifies the challenges for sustainable economic growth in the years ahead. It also examines the underside of globalization, including human trafficking, sweatshops, organized crime, unsafe products, and environmental destruction.

Encyclopedia of World History The contemporary world 1950 to the present

Encyclopedia of World History  The contemporary world   1950 to the present
Author: Marsha E. Ackermann
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0816063869
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers a balanced presentation of human history for a global perspective. Based on the National Standards for World History, this set is arranged in six chronological eras. Each volume era begins with essays that tackle large themes such as agriculture, science and technology, social and class relationships, trade and culture, and warfare.

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History
Author: Jan Palmowski
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9780199295678
Available:
Release: 2008-01-10
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This authoritative dictionary includes country entries for every country in the world (with maps and historical summaries) as well as coverage of military conflict, major world events, and key political and cultural figures. Essential reading for all with an interest in history and current affairs.

Historics

Historics
Author: Martin L. Davies
Pages: 287
ISBN: 041526166X
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Martin Davies takes a fresh look at the behaviours and practices that constitute history, challenging and explaining complex ideas on historical thought and its function in society.

Science in the Contemporary World

Science in the Contemporary World
Author: Eric Gottfrid Swedin
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9781851095247
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work is a unique introductory A–Z resource detailing the scientific achievements of the contemporary world and analyzing the key scientific trends, discoveries, and personalities of the modern age. * Over 200 A–Z entries covering topics ranging from plate tectonics to the first Moon landings * More than 40 stunning photographs providing a unique pictorial chronicle of the achievements of modern science

Conflict and Reconciliation in the Contemporary World

Conflict and Reconciliation in the Contemporary World
Author: David J. Whittaker
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781134672035
Available:
Release: 2002-03-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Conflict and Reconciliation in the Contemporary World gives a concise, original and multi-faceted introduction to the study of modern conflict situations. Using eight case- studies, from four continents: Yugoslavia, Israel, Northern Ireland, South Africa, El Salvador, Cambodia, Cyprus and Afghanistan, it includes discussion on: * threatened regional peace and security * cycles of internal discord, population displacement and violence * controversy over causes, progress and resolution * the value of external mediation, enforcement or intervention such as sanctions or "punishments" * means, timing and permanence of reconciliation.

Demilitarization in the Contemporary World

Demilitarization in the Contemporary World
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780252095153
Available:
Release: 2013-11-16
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Contemporary world history has highlighted militarization in many ways, from the global Cold War and numerous regional conflicts to the general assumption that nationhood implies a significant and growing military. Yet the twentieth century also offers notable examples of large-scale demilitarization, both imposed and voluntary. Demilitarization in the Contemporary World fills a key gap in current historical understanding by examining demilitarization programs in Germany, Japan, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica. Contributors investigate factors such as military defeat, border security risks, economic pressures, and the development of strong peace cultures among citizenry. Exemplifying the political difficulties of demilitarization in both its failures and successes, Demilitarization in the Contemporary World provides a possible roadmap for future policies and practices.

The United Nations In Action

The United Nations In Action
Author: David J. Whittaker
Pages: 303
ISBN: 9781135370398
Available:
Release: 2002-11-01
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a clear survey of the role played by the United Nations in the major political crises of the post-war world. In covering its high-profile, peace-keeping role, its support of new nations, and its involvement in new initiatives such as famine relief and drug control, the author presents an introduction to the UN in action.

A History of Book Publishing in Contemporary Latin America

A History of Book Publishing in Contemporary Latin America
Author: Gustavo Sorá
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781000353013
Available:
Release: 2021-03-08
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book presents a cultural history of Latin America as seen through a symbolic good and a practice – the book, and the act of publication – two elements that have had an irrefutable power in shaping the modern world. The volume combines multiple theoretical approaches and empirical landscapes with the aim to comprehend how Latin American publishers became the protagonists of a symbolic unification of their continent from the 1930s through the 1970s. The Latin American focus responds to a central point in its history: the effective interdependence of the national cultures of the continent. Americanism, until the 1950s, or Latin Americanism, from the onset of the Cold War, were moral frameworks that guided publishers’ thinking and actions and had concrete effects on the process of regional integration. The illustration of how Latin American publishing markets were articulated opens up broader and comparative questions regarding the ways in which the ideas embodied in books also sought to unify other cultural areas. The intersection of cultural, political and economic themes, as well as the style of writing, makes this book an interest to a wide reading public with historical and sociological sensitivity and global cultural curiosity.

What is Masculinity

What is Masculinity
Author: J. Arnold,S. Brady
Pages: 461
ISBN: 9780230307254
Available:
Release: 2011-06-14
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Across history, the ideas and practices of male identity have varied much between time and place: masculinity proves to be a slippery concept, not available to all men, sometimes even applied to women. This book analyses the dynamics of 'masculinity' as both an ideology and lived experience - how men have tried, and failed, to be 'Real Men'.

Beijing Geography History and Culture

Beijing  Geography  History  and Culture
Author: Qian Guo
Pages: 303
ISBN: 9781440868054
Available:
Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This comprehensive volume examines contemporary life and history in Beijing, covering topics such as culture, politics, economics, crime, security, the environment, and more. While it is not China's most populated city, Beijing serves an important role as the political and cultural capital of the country. This volume examines Beijing's long history, contemporary society, and current challenges the city faces as we move further into the 21st century. Geared toward high school readers, undergraduates, and general readers interested in learning about Beijing, this volume consists of 12 narrative chapters focused on geography, history, and culture. Coverage includes location, people, history, politics, economy, environment and sustainability, local crime and violence, security issues, natural hazards and emergency management, culture and lifestyle, popular culture, and the future. "Life in the City" sidebars feature interviews and memories transcribed by people who are from, lived in, or traveled through Beijing, while sidebars offer cultural fun facts and travel tips. This volume is the perfect read for anyone looking to get a better idea of what life is like in Beijing and how its culture has arrived at this point. Provides readers with a unique assessment of Beijing's development by emphasizing the effects of the natural environment on the city Examines the problems, challenges, and potential of Beijing A Chronology provides a succinct, at-a-glance timeline of events in the city's history "Life in the City" inset boxes help readers to gain a better understanding of what life is like in the city, told from the viewpoint of city inhabitants and visitors Sidebars help to reveal fun facts about the city, such as interesting laws and cultural taboos Photos help to illustrate the text and depict important sites, people, and cultural traditions found in the city Narrative chapters make this volume both accessible and engaging, ideal for students as well as general readers

Europe in the Contemporary World 1900 to the Present

Europe in the Contemporary World  1900 to the Present
Author: Bonnie G. Smith
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9781350029576
Available:
Release: 2020-12-10
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This newly updated and improved edition of Bonnie G. Smith's classic textbook provides the most authoritative history available of Europe in a global context during the 20th and 21st centuries. It cleverly incorporates elements of political, social, cultural, economic and intellectual history and presents an integrated history with detailed coverage right across the continent. Including 131 images and 23 maps, Europe in the Contemporary World: 1900 to the Present is organized around key themes within a chronological chapter structure that is easy to follow. Smith's balanced treatment of the subject allows for a comprehensive assessment of the positive and negative developments in European history over the period, as well as the wider impact of this in the world at large. The book also includes picture essays and document sections, which provide variety and foreground the importance of primary sources, and useful end-of-chapter further readings for students who wish to investigate specific topics in greater depth. The enhanced 2nd edition contains: * A new chapter on the 21st-century issues that have challenged and continue to challenge Europe * More material on globalization, the end of the Cold War, European countercultures and various other topics * Historiographic updates throughout Europe in the Contemporary World: 1900 to the Present is the definitive guide to Europe and its place in the world since 1900 for students and scholars alike.

Internationalism Imperialism and the Formation of the Contemporary World

Internationalism  Imperialism and the Formation of the Contemporary World
Author: Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo,José Pedro Monteiro
Pages: 365
ISBN: 9783319606934
Available:
Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume offers innovative insights into and approaches to the multiple historical intersections between distinct modalities of internationalism and imperialism during the twentieth century, across a range of contexts. Bringing together scholars from diverse theoretical, methodological and geographical backgrounds, the book explores an array of fundamental actors, institutions and processes that have decisively shaped contemporary history and the present. Among other crucial topics, it considers the expansion in the number and scope of activities of international organizations and its impact on formal and informal imperial polities, as well as the propagation of developmentalist ethos and discourses, relating them to major historical processes such as the growing institutionalization of international scrutiny in the interwar years or, later, the emerging global Cold War.

History of the Present

History of the Present
Author: David Roberts
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781000291711
Available:
Release: 2020-11-29
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book explores the demise of the grand narrative of European modernity. That once commanding narrative located the meaning of the past in the present and the meaning of the present in an ever-receding future. Today, instead, the present defines both the past and the future. The ‘contemporary’ has replaced ‘modern’ and ‘post-modern’ self-understandings. The times of the past and the future have been transformed into versions of ‘now’ while the present has acquired its own history. History of the Present describes the emergence of this ‘contemporary’ historical consciousness across a wide spectrum of cultural phenomena ranging from historiography to heritage and museum studies, and from the globalization of the novel to the rise of science fiction. The culture of the ‘contemporary’ appears particularly clearly in the merging of high and low culture along with art and fashion. This book will appeal to scholars of sociology, cultural and social theory, museum and heritage studies, and literary history and criticism.

Counter Narratives

Counter Narratives
Author: M. Al-Rasheed,R. Vitalis
Pages: 313
ISBN: 9781403981318
Available:
Release: 2004-03-17
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Saudi Arabia and Yemen are two countries of crucial importance in the Middle East and yet our knowledge about them is highly limited, while typical ways of looking at the histories of these countries have impeded understanding. Counter-Narratives brings together a group of leading scholars of the Middle East using new theoretical and methodological approaches to cross-examine standard stories, whether as told by Westerners or by Saudis and Yemenis, and these are found wanting. The authors assess how grand historical narratives such as those produced by states and colonial powers are currently challenged by multiple historical actors, a process which generates alternative narratives about identity, the state and society.