Thinking Through the Past

Thinking Through the Past
Author: John Hollitz
Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: Cengage Learning
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781305178380
Language: en
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This reader for the U.S. history survey course gives students the opportunity to apply critical thinking skills to the examination of historical sources, providing pedagogy and background information to help them draw substantive conclusions. The careful organization and the context provided in each chapter make the material accessible for students, thereby assisting instructors in engaging their students in analysis and discussion. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Thinking Through the Past

Thinking Through the Past
Author: John Hollitz
Release: 1997
Editor: D C Heath & Company
Pages: 352
ISBN: 066933488X
Language: en
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Thinking through Transition

Thinking through Transition
Author: Michal Kopeček,Piotr Wciślik
Release: 2015-10-01
Editor: Central European University Press
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9789633861103
Language: en
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Thinking through Transition is the first concentrated effort to explore the most recent chapter of East Central European past from the perspective of intellectual history. Post-communism can be understood as a period of scarcity and preponderance of ideas, the dramatic eclipsing of the dissident legacy (as well as the older political traditions), and the rise of technocratic and post-political governance. This book, grounded in empirical research sensitive to local contexts, proposes instead a history of adaptations, entanglements, and unintended consequences. In order to enable and invite comparison, the volume is structured around major domains of political thought, some of them generic (liberalism, conservatism, the Left), others (populism and politics of history) deemed typical for post-socialism. However, as shown by the authors, the generic often turns out to be heavily dependent on its immediate setting, and the typical resonates with processes that are anything but vernacular.

Thinking Through Material Culture

Thinking Through Material Culture
Author: Carl Knappett
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780812202496
Language: en
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Material culture surrounds us and yet is habitually overlooked. So integral is it to our everyday lives that we take it for granted. This attitude has also afflicted the academic analysis of material culture, although this is now beginning to change, with material culture recently emerging as a topic in its own right within the social sciences. Carl Knappett seeks to contribute to this emergent field by adopting a wide-ranging interdisciplinary approach that is rooted in archaeology and integrates anthropology, sociology, art history, semiotics, psychology, and cognitive science. His thesis is that humans both act and think through material culture; ways of knowing and ways of doing are ingrained within even the most mundane of objects. This requires that we adopt a relational perspective on material artifacts and human agents, as a means of characterizing their complex interdependencies. In order to illustrate the networks of meaning that result, Knappett discusses examples ranging from prehistoric Aegean ceramics to Zande hunting nets and contemporary art. Thinking Through Material Culture argues that, although material culture forms the bedrock of archaeology, the discipline has barely begun to address how fundamental artifacts are to human cognition and perception. This idea of codependency among mind, action, and matter opens the way for a novel and dynamic approach to all of material culture, both past and present.

Thinking Through Fashion

Thinking Through Fashion
Author: Agnès Rocamora,Anneke Smelik
Release: 2015-10-23
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780857726629
Language: en
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Learning how to think through fashion is both exciting and challenging, being dependent on one s ability to critically engage with an array of theories and concepts. This is the first book designed to accompany readers through the process of thinking through fashion. It aims to help them grasp both the relevance of social and cultural theory to fashion, dress, and material culture and, conversely, the relevance of those fields to social and cultural theory. It does so by offering a guide through the work of selected major thinkers, introducing their concepts and ideas. Each chapter is written by an expert contributor and is devoted to a key thinker, capturing the significance of their thought to the understanding of the field of fashion, while also assessing the importance of this field for a critical engagement with these thinkers ideas. This is a guide and reference for students and scholars in the fields of fashion, dress and material culture, the creative industries, sociology, cultural history, design and cultural studies."

But What If We re Wrong

But What If We re Wrong
Author: Chuck Klosterman
Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780399184147
Language: en
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New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (or—weirder still—widely known, but entirely disrespected)? Is it possible that we “overrate” democracy? And perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we’ve reached the end of knowledge? Klosterman visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Kinetically slingshotting through a broad spectrum of objective and subjective problems, But What If We’re Wrong? is built on interviews with a variety of creative thinkers—George Saunders, David Byrne, Jonathan Lethem, Kathryn Schulz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Junot Díaz, Amanda Petrusich, Ryan Adams, Nick Bostrom, Dan Carlin, and Richard Linklater, among others—interwoven with the type of high-wire humor and nontraditional analysis only Klosterman would dare to attempt. It’s a seemingly impossible achievement: a book about the things we cannot know, explained as if we did. It’s about how we live now, once “now” has become “then.”

Social Thinking and History

Social Thinking and History
Author: Constance De Saint Laurent
Release: 2020-09-14
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9780429877650
Language: en
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Social Thinking and History demonstrates that our representations of history are constructed through complex psychosocial processes in interaction with multiple others, and that they evolve throughout our lifetime, playing an important role in our relation to our social environment. Building on the literature on social thinking, collective memory, and sociocultural psychology, this book proposes a new perspective on how we understand and use our collective past. It focuses on how we actively think about history to construct representations of the world within which we live and how we learn to challenge or appropriate the stories we have heard about the past. Through the analysis of three studies of how history is understood and represented in different contexts – in political discourses in France, by intellectuals and artists in Belgium, and when discussing a current event in Poland – its aim is to offer a rich picture of our representations of the past and the role they play in everyday life. This book will be of great interest toacademics, researchers, and postgraduate students in the fields of psychology, memory studies, sociology, political science, and history. It will also make an interesting read for psychologists and human and social scientists working on collective memory.

Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts

Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts
Author: Samuel S. Wineburg
Release: 2001
Editor: Critical Perspectives on the P
Pages: 255
ISBN: 1566398568
Language: en
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Whether he is comparing how students and historians interpret documentary evidence or analyzing children's drawings, Wineburg's essays offer rough maps of how ordinary people think about the past and use it to understand the present. These essays acknowledge the role of collective memory in filtering what we learn in school and shaping our historical thinking.

Archaeological Thinking

Archaeological Thinking
Author: Charles E. Orser, Jr.
Release: 2014-10-30
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9781442226999
Language: en
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In Archaeological Thinking, Charles E. Orser, Jr., provides a commonsense guide to applying critical thinking skills to archaeological questions and evidence.

Thinking Through Writing

Thinking Through Writing
Author: Susan R. Horton,Erwin H. Ackernercht
Release: 1982
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 217
ISBN: UCSC:32106018254521
Language: en
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Thinking Through the Past Volume 2 3rd Ed Atlas

Thinking Through the Past Volume 2 3rd Ed   Atlas
Author: John Hollitz
Release: 2004-10-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0618593438
Language: en
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Thinking Through Cultures

Thinking Through Cultures
Author: Richard A. Shweder
Release: 1991
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 404
ISBN: 0674884167
Language: en
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Shweder calls for exploration of the human mind--and of one's own mind--by thinking through the ideas and practices of other peoples and their cultures. He examines evidence of cross-cultural similarities and differences in mind, self, emotion, and morality with special reference to the cultural psychology of a traditional Hindu temple town in India.

The Thinking Past

The Thinking Past
Author: Adrian Cole,Stephen Ortega
Release: 2014-08-26
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780199794621
Language: en
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"This book takes an analytical approach to world history. Instead of proceeding through history descriptively, it looks at several major questions and ideas, such as the role of technology, the development of universal religions, global trade, or participatory politics. If this sounds thematic, it is. But it also progresses chronologically, analyzing these themes as they apply in certain eras. We use both primary sources in-text, and the latest scholarship as secondary source. These we use frequently in each chapter both to employ the voices of scholars where they say things better than we could, and footnote them for students' reference. We also hope to convey the sense that all this content is part of an ongoing debate amongst historians--and scholars from different disciplines. Finally we attempt to keep the text accessible by focusing on narrative elements of history, and keeping in mind that the readers are undergraduates, often with little exposure to the subject matter. However, the level of ideasremains high"--Provided by publisher.

The Student Guide to Historical Thinking

The Student Guide to Historical Thinking
Author: Linda Elder,Meg Gorzycki,Richard Paul
Release: 2019-06-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 94
ISBN: 9781538133941
Language: en
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Thinking about history as only a collection of dates and names prevents us from seeing the true value of the past. This volume of the Thinker’s Guide Library reveals history as a mode of thinking with real current-day implications. Students learn to engage with the past in a way that promotes critical thinking about the present and future.

Thinking through the Body

Thinking through the Body
Author: Yannis Hamilakis,Mark Pluciennik,Sarah Tarlow
Release: 2012-12-06
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781461506935
Language: en
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What is the archaeology of the body and how can it change the way we experience the past? This book, one of the first to appear on the subject, records and evaluates the emergence of this new direction of cross-disciplinary research, and examines the potential of incorporating some of its insights into archaeology. It will be of interest to students, researchers, and teachers in archaeology, as well as in cognate disciplines such as anthropology and history.

Thinking Through the Past To 1877

Thinking Through the Past  To 1877
Author: John Erwin Hollitz
Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: D C Heath & Company
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0669334871
Language: en
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Thinking Through Translation with Metaphors

Thinking Through Translation with Metaphors
Author: James St.Andre
Release: 2014-04-08
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781317640080
Language: en
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Thinking through Translation with Metaphors explores a wide range of metaphorical figures used to describe the translation process, from Aristotle to the present. Most practitioners and theorists of translation are familiar with a number of metaphors for translation, such as the metaphor of the bridge, following in another's footsteps, performing a musical score, changing clothes, or painting a portrait; yet relatively little attention has been paid to what these metaphorical models reveal about how we conceptualize translation. Drawing on insights from recent developments in metaphor theory, contributors to this volume reveal how central metaphorical language has been to translation studies at all periods of time and in various cultures. Metaphors have played a key role in shaping the way in which we understand translation, determining what facets of the translation process are deemed to be important and therefore merit study, and aiding in the training of successive generations of translators and theorists. While some of the papers focus mainly on past metaphorical representations, others discuss recent shifts in both metaphor and translation theory, while others still propose innovative metaphors in a bid to transform translation studies. The volume also includes an annotated bibliography of works centrally concerned with metaphors of translation.

Thinking In Time

Thinking In Time
Author: Richard E. Neustadt
Release: 2011-08-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1451667620
Language: en
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“A convincing case that careful analysis of the history, issues, individuals, and institutions can lead to better decisions—in business as well as in government” (BusinessWeek). Two noted professors offer easily remembered rules for using history effectively in day-to-day management of governmental and corporate affairs to avoid costly blunders. “An illuminating guide to the use and abuse of history in affairs of state” (Arthur Schlesinger).

Thinking Fast and Slow

Thinking  Fast and Slow
Author: Daniel Kahneman
Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780385676526
Language: en
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities as well as the biases of fast thinking and the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and our choices. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, he shows where we can trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking, contrasting the two-system view of the mind with the standard model of the rational economic agent. Kahneman's singularly influential work has transformed cognitive psychology and launched the new fields of behavioral economics and happiness studies. In this path-breaking book, Kahneman shows how the mind works, and offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and personal lives--and how we can guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.

History and Future

History and Future
Author: David J. Staley
Release: 2009-12-30
Editor: Lexington Books
Pages: 175
ISBN: 9780739117545
Language: en
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The book reexamines this long held belief, and argues that the historical method is an excellent way to think about and represent the future. At the same time, the book asserts that futurists should not view the future as a scientist might—aiming for predictions and certainties—but rather should view the future in the same way that an historian views the past.