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Socialist Imaginations Utopias, Myths, and the Masses

Socialist Imaginations: Utopias, Myths, and the Masses

1st Edition

Edited By Stefan Arvidsson, Jakub Beneš, Anja Kirsch
September 20, 2018

This volume offers new perspectives on the appeal and profound cultural meaning of socialism over the past two centuries. It brings together scholarship from various disciplines addressing diverse national contexts, including Britain, China, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the USA. Taken ...

Informal Alliance The Bilderberg Group and Transatlantic Relations during the Cold War, 1952-1968

Informal Alliance: The Bilderberg Group and Transatlantic Relations during the Cold War, 1952-1968

1st Edition

By Thomas Gijswijt
August 06, 2018

Informal Alliance is the first archive-based history of the secretive Bilderberg Group, the high-level transatlantic elite network founded at the height of the Cold War. Making extensive use of the recently opened Bilderberg Group archives as well as a wide range of private and official collections...

Transnational Perspectives on Modern Irish History

Transnational Perspectives on Modern Irish History

1st Edition

By Niall Whelehan
August 23, 2018

This book explores the benefits and challenges of transnational history for the study of modern Ireland. In recent years the word "transnational" has become more and more conspicuous in history writing across the globe, with scholars seeking to move beyond national and local frameworks when ...

Black Cosmopolitanism and Anticolonialism Pivotal Moments

Black Cosmopolitanism and Anticolonialism: Pivotal Moments

1st Edition

By Babacar M'Baye
August 14, 2018

This book examines the cosmopolitanism and anticolonialism that black intellectuals, such as the African American W.E.B. Du Bois, the Caribbeans Marcus Garvey and George Padmore, and the Francophone West Africans (Kojo Touvalou-Houénou, Lamine Senghor, and Léopold Sédar Senghor) developed during ...

War, Peace and International Order? The Legacies of the Hague Conferences of 1899 and 1907

War, Peace and International Order?: The Legacies of the Hague Conferences of 1899 and 1907

1st Edition

Edited By Maartje Abbenhuis, Christopher Ernest Barber, Annalise R. Higgins
August 14, 2018

The exact legacies of the two Hague Peace Conferences remain unclear. On the one hand, diplomatic and military historians, who cast their gaze to 1914, traditionally dismiss the events of 1899 and 1907 as insignificant footnotes on the path to the First World War. On the other, experts in ...

The Institution of International Order From the League of Nations to the United Nations

The Institution of International Order: From the League of Nations to the United Nations

1st Edition

Edited By Simon Jackson, Alanna O'Malley
July 03, 2018

This volume delivers a history of internationalism at the League of Nations and the United Nations (UN), with a focus on the period from the 1920s to the 1970s, when the nation-state ascended to global hegemony as a political formation. Combining global, regional and local scaes of analysis, the ...

The Limits of Westernization American and East Asian Intellectuals Create Modernity, 1860 – 1960

The Limits of Westernization: American and East Asian Intellectuals Create Modernity, 1860 – 1960

1st Edition

By Jon Davidann
July 03, 2018

The goal of this project is to locate the origins and development of modern thought in the United States and East Asia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. While a strong literature on post-war modernization exists, there is a gap in the pre-war origins and development of modern ...

Histories of Productivity Genealogical Perspectives on the Body and Modern Economy

Histories of Productivity: Genealogical Perspectives on the Body and Modern Economy

1st Edition

Edited By Peter-Paul Bänziger, Mischa Suter
June 28, 2018

Global issues such as climate change and the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis have spurred interest in thinking about the history of the modern economy that goes beyond disciplinary economic history. This book contributes to the cultural history of capitalism and its different regimes of ...

International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Exorbitant Expectations

International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Exorbitant Expectations

1st Edition

Edited By Jonas Brendebach, Martin Herzer, Heidi Tworek
March 05, 2018

International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries is the first volume to explore the historical relationship between international organizations and the media. Beginning in the early nineteenth century and coming up to the 1990s, the volume shows how people around ...

Transnational Encounters between Germany and East Asia since 1900

Transnational Encounters between Germany and East Asia since 1900

1st Edition

Edited By Joanne Miyang Cho
March 09, 2018

This volume contributes to an emerging field of Asian German Studies by bringing together cutting-edge scholarship from international scholars working in a variety of disciplines. The chapters survey transnational encounters between Germany and East Asia since 1900. By rejecting traditional ...

War Veterans and the World after 1945 Cold War Politics, Decolonization, Memory

War Veterans and the World after 1945: Cold War Politics, Decolonization, Memory

1st Edition

Edited By Ángel Alcalde, Xosé M. Núñez Seixas
April 09, 2018

This book examines war veterans’ history after 1945 from a global perspective. In the Cold War era, in most countries of the world there was a sizeable portion of population with direct war experience. This edited volume gathers contributions which show the veterans’ involvement in all the major ...

America and the Postwar World: Remaking International Society, 1945-1956

America and the Postwar World: Remaking International Society, 1945-1956

1st Edition

By David Mayers
March 15, 2018

The main tide of international relations scholarship on the first years after World War II sweeps toward Cold War accounts. These have emphasized the United States and USSR in a context of geopolitical rivalry, with concomitant attention upon the bristling security state. Historians have also ...

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