Niemiecki Cena: od:. This collection of critical essays on the American novelist Bret Easton Ellis examines the novels of his mature period: American Psycho , Glamorama , and Lunar Park Taking as its starting-point American Psycho's seismic impact on contemporary literature and culture, the volume establishes Ellis' centrality to the scholarship and teaching of contemporary American literature in the U.
Contributors examine the alchemy of acclaim and disdain that accrues to this controversial writer, provide an overview of growing critical material on Ellis and review the This collection of critical essays on the American novelist Bret Easton Ellis examines the novels of his mature period: American Psycho , Glamor They are the chronic rule-breakers and bullies.
They may threaten, intimidate, manipulate, steal, and use violence to get what they want. Many are drug abusers and drug dealers. Most have problems with self-control and self-discipline. Nearly all of them are academic underachievers.
Unfortunately, they are also incredibly resistant to psychological intervention. Exhibiting a range of behaviors grouped under This book comprehensively analyzes the global illusion of citizen protection so common today.
Generation X, comprised of people born between and , is a generation with no Great War or Depression to define it. Dismissed as apathetic slackers and detached losers, Xers have a striking disregard for the causes and isms that defined their Boomer parents. In Disappear Here: Violence after Generation X , Naomi Mandel argues that this characterization of Generation X can be traced back to changing experiences and representations of violence in the late twentieth century.
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Leon Trotsky has become one of the 20th century's most enduring political legends. Joining the Bolsheviks on the eve of the Revolution, he played a vital role as Lenin's right-hand man in the insurrection and went on to lead the Red Army to victory in the ensuing civil war. Joining the Bolsheviks on the eve of the Revolution, he played Since the end of the Cold War, transnational non-state forces have been a major source of global instability, with many ominous and disruptive flows of people, goods, and services moving readily across international boundaries.
And because these activities are so multifaceted and so intertwined within the fabric of society, they remain largely invisible until the intrusion is well-advanced and difficult to reverse. Thus, the threat posed by transnational organized crime ultimately undermines the total security of countries--including the economic, cultural, and political Since the end of the Cold War, transnational non-state forces have been a major source of global instability, with many ominous and disruptive flows o Analyses of bureaucratic power and privilege have an academic pedigree but have also long preoccupied socialists.
The collapse of Communist rule in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe puts to a new test the classical theories concerning the relationship between bureaucracy and class.
Power and Money is a timely contribution to this renewal theory, exploring the social and historical roots of bureaucracy, both within the capitalist state and in workers' mass organizations. Ernest Mandel draws on archival and contemporary accounts in an analysis of both capitalist administration and the The collapse of Communist rule in th Irrationality in International Confrontation.
Strukturanpassungsprogramme in Der Kritik. Ernest Mandel's book is a study of Eurocommunism unlike any other. Written in the polemical tradition of Trotsky, its sweep extends well beyond the immediate prospects of the Communist Parties of Western Europe.
Mandel traces the long historical process which has transformed the once embattled detachments of the Third International into the constitutionalist formations of "historic compromise" and "union of the people" today. He then goes on to argue that the national roads to socialism of contemporary Eurocommunism are the "bitter fruits of socialism in one country" in the USSR.
Written in the polemical tradition of Trotsky, its sweep extends well beyond the im Inhaltlich unveranderte Neuauflage. Sinkende Arbeitsmoral und ein Ruckgang der Leistungsbereitschaft, das sind Aussagen, die seit den 60er Jahren in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland zu horen sind. Ursache sind Beobachtungen zu einem Ruckgang der traditionellen Arbeitswerte und eine steigende Arbeitsunzufriedenheit bei gleichzeitiger Aufwertung von Freizeit, Hedonismus und Lebensgenuss.
Diese Veranderungen fuhrten zu kontroversen Diskussionen zur Zukunft der Arbeit, die in diesem Buch behandelt werden. Sinkende Arbeitsmoral und ein Ruckgang der Leistungsbereitschaft, das sind Aussagen, die seit den 60er Jahren in d By demonstrating how in spite of significant differences between these two populations striking similarities emerge in the ways each responded to genocide, Maud S.
Mandel illuminates the impact of the nation-state on ethnic and religious minorities in twentieth-century Europe and provides a valuable theoretical framework for considering issues of The very scale of the war has often tempted historians to study particular campaigns at the expense of the wider panorama. In this readable and richly detailed history of the conflict, the Belgian scholar Ernest Mandel author of the acclaimed Late Capitalism outlines his view that the war was in fact a combination of several distinct struggles and a battle between rival imperialisms for world hegemony.
In concise chapters, Mandel examines the role played by technology, science, logistics, weapons and propaganda. Throughout, he weaves a consideration of the military strategy of the First, that the modern global application of brute force shows a pattern of futility-but one that is more a function of states' misapplication of brute force than of the inherent deficiencies of this instrument itself. Second, that the realm for successful application of state-initiated brute force is shrinking: for while state-initiated brute force can serve as a transitional short-run local military solution, he says, it cannot by itself provide a long-run global strategic solution or serve as a cure for human security problems.
Taking the evidence and his conclusions together, Mandel provides policy advice for managing brute force use in the modern world. Its wide range of case studies comprising both transnational and internal uses of force, and its focus on the broader measures of force effectiveness-such as legitimacy, long term stability, and human and international security-make it a compelling and novel contribution. It is well-argued and often innovative in its thinking, and would be useful for soldiers and policy professionals as well as for students and researchers in the academy.