Trade Union Politics

American Unions and Economic Change 1960s-1990s

Author: Glenn Perusek,Kent Worcester

Publisher: Humanity Books

ISBN: 9781573925754

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

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These essays discuss the undermining of American trade union unity and cohesion in the period from the 1960’s to the 1990’s. The stasis that organized labor has suffered is examined via political, economic, and institutional conditions. Special emphasis is placed on the impact of international economic forces on domestic trade union actors, the disjuncture of interests of union officials and ordinary members, and on the role that these dynamics have played in shaping trade union politics. Trade Union Politics is written for scholars and trade union activists. Political scientists, sociologists, and students of postwar U.S. history will find its analysis of interest, and industrial relations specialists will be particularly intrigued by its unique perspective.

Identity and Integration in Europe

Personal Security and the Ties of Migrants and Majority Populations to their Country

Author: Yvonne Hapke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3960912986

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

View: 9342

Assumptions of politicians, teachers, and other professionals about integration often fall short of theoretical and empirical support. This work seeks to bridge this gap by proposing a new theoretical concept looking at personal security and testing it empirically with data from 21 European countries. As migration often affects migrants and members of the receiving society alike both have been included in the analysis. Whereas classic identity research strongly relies on qualitative techniques and experimental designs, Yvonne Hapke adopts a quantitative approach. She successfully demonstrates that ethnic closure and xenophobia are the result of damaged or threatened identities and pose a major obstacle to integration. However, welcoming individuals with all of their defining characteristics, needs, and identities helps people to develop trust in others as well as in political institutions and makes them more confident about their country's future.

The Early Christian World

Author: Philip F. Esler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351678299

Category: History

Page: 1280

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Since its publication in 2000, The Early Christian World has come to be regarded by scholars, students and the general reader as one of the most informative and accessible works in English on the origins, development, character and major figures of early Christianity. In this new edition, the strengths of the first edition are retained. These include the book’s attractive architecture that initially takes a reader through the context and historical development of early Christianity; the essays in critical areas such as community formation, everyday experience, the intellectual and artistic heritage, and external and internal challenges; and the profiles on the most influential early Christian figures. The book also preserves its strong stress on the social reality of early Christianity and continues its distinctive use of hundreds of illustrations and maps to bring that world to life. Yet the years that have passed since the first edition was published have seen great advances made in our understanding of early Christianity in its world. This new edition fully reflects these developments and provides the reader with authoritative, lively and up-to-date access to the early Christian world. A quarter of the text is entirely new and the remaining essays have all been carefully revised and updated by their authors. Some of the new material relates to Christian culture (including book culture, canonical and non-canonical scriptures, saints and hagiography, and translation across cultures). But there are also new essays on: Jewish and Christian interaction in the early centuries; ritual; the New Testament in Roman Britain; Manichaeism; Pachomius the Great and Gregory of Nyssa. This new edition will serve its readers for many years to come.

Scottish Country Life

Author: Alexander Fenton

Publisher: John Donald

ISBN: 9781862320666

Category: History

Page: 262

View: 8485

This book traces historical change in Scottish country life as seen through the eyes of people themselves, concentrating on the tools they used, the food they ate, and the buildings they lived and worked in. It shows that our view of the past should not be influenced by present-day attitudes - a crude-looking tool may be better adapted to its environment than up-to-date machinery - and provides a detailed and perceptive study of how change has shaped our countryside.

After the Apostles

Christianity in the Second Century

Author: Walter H. Wagner

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451419863

Category: Religion

Page: 287

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Through deft use of available data and texts, Wagner brings the enigmatic second century to life. Selecting five fateful challenges--issues of Creation, human nature, Jesus' identities, roles of the church, and Christians in society--he shows what was at stake for emerging Christianity and how its five key players responded. Map; glossary; bibliography.

Early Christian Women and Pagan Opinion

The Power of the Hysterical Woman

Author: Margaret Y. MacDonald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521567282

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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A study of how women figured in public reaction to the church from New Testament times to the second century CE. MacDonald shows the conviction of pagan writers that female initiative was central to Christianity's development, and the belief that women inclined toward excesses in religion. Concern in the New Testament and early Christian texts about the respectability of women is seen in a new light when one appreciates that outsiders focused on early church women and their activities as a reflection of the group as a whole.

Fertility of Immigrants

A Two-Generational Approach in Germany

Author: Nadja Milewski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642037054

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 5760

This volume, “Fertility of Immigrants: A Two-Generational Approach in Germany” by Dr. Nadja Milewski, is the sixth book of a series of Demographic Research Monographs published by Springer Verlag. Dr. Milewski is now working for the University of Rostock, but at the time she wrote the book, she was a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. The book is a slightly-revised version of her doctoral dissertation (“Fertility of Immigrants and Their Descendants in West Germany: An Event History Approach”), which she completed at the Max Planck Institute and submitted to the University of Rostock. She was awarded highest honors, summa cum laude, for her dissertation. As Professor Jan Hoem wrote in his review of Dr. Milewski’s dissertation, the research focuses on the patterns and levels of childbearing among immigrant women. Given Germany’s varied immigration experience with refugees, asylum seekers, guest workers, and foreign-born persons of German ancestry, Dr. Milewski’s topic is of particular interest, especially with regard to differences in the patterns and levels of childbearing among various kinds of immigrants to Germany vs. native-born Germans. Numerous empirical and theoretical studies of childbearing among immigrants to various countries have been published and Dr. Milewski carefully reviews them. While earlier studies have tended to be rather fragmentary, particularly for European populations, Dr. Milewski’s research provides a comp- hensive picture of the recent female fertility of post-war migrants and their desc- dants in West Germany, with an emphasis on migrants who came to Germany to work.

The Christians and the Roman Empire

Author: Marta Sordi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780806126371

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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The Christians and the Roman Empire overturns the myth of an unrelenting persecution of the subversive, Christian "outlaw." Using contemporary sources and authentic documents --including imperial edicts and records of the deeds of non-legendary martyrs--Marta Sordi shows that the conflict was primarily religious and almost never political. The Christians actually continued to profess their loyalty to the Roman Empire during the periods of persecution, and the Empire, which almost never thought of the Christians as a threat to security, often found itself acting simply as the secular arm of religious authorities during these periods of social and cultural intolerance.

Seek the Welfare of the City

Christians as Benefactors and Citizens

Author: Bruce W. Winter

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802840912

Category: Religion

Page: 245

View: 7002

In this book, Bruce W. Winter maps out the role and obligations of Christians as benefactors and citizens in their society. Winter's scholarly insight is enhanced through the selective use of important ancient literary and nonliterary sources. Contrary to the popular perception that early Christians withdrew from society and sought to maintain a low profile, this outstanding study explores the complexities of the positive commitments made by Christians in Gentile regions of the Roman empire.