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Qty : Please note there is a week delivery period for this title. The Twentieth-Century World, to the Present introduces students to five distinct historical themes in 20th century history - politics, economics, religion, technology and the environment. Each of these themes is set in a social and cultural history framework that emphasizes the commonalities and diversity in human experiences throughout the recent era. This is a genuinely global textbook that takes a non-nationalistic approach to history and attempts to avoid marginalising the role of non-western actors and societies.
John Corbally explores the connections, interactions and exploitations of global resources and peoples that were part and parcel of 20th-century history.
Economically, the book shows how people were connected by the spread of global capitalism and communism. It explores the spread of traditional religions and philosophies all over the globe, as well as looking at secular challenges.A notable characteristic of modernism is self-consciousness and irony concerning literary and social traditions, which often led to experiments with form, along with the use of techniques that drew attention to the processes and materials used in creating a painting, poem, building, etc. The poet Ezra Pound 's injunction to "Make it new! In this spirit, its innovations, like the stream-of-consciousness novel, atonal or pantonal and twelve-tone music, divisionist painting and abstract art , all had precursors in the 19th century. Among the factors that shaped modernism were the development of modern industrial societies and the rapid growth of cities, followed then by reactions of horror to World War I. While some scholars see modernism continuing into the twenty first century, others see it evolving into late modernism or high modernism. Modernism, in general, includes the activities and creations of those who felt the traditional forms of art, architecture, literature, religious faith, philosophy, social organization, activities of daily life, and sciences were becoming ill-fitted to their tasks and outdated in the new economic, social, and political environment of an emerging fully industrialized world. Modernism also rejected the certainty of Enlightenment thinking, although many modernists also rejected religious belief. Modernism is both a philosophical movement and an art movement that, along with cultural trends and changes, arose from wide-scale and far-reaching transformations in Western society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
It also considers how technology reached further into people's lives. Ideal for undergraduate level students of 20th-century history, this is a book that offers a balanced, multi-perspective approach to recent global history, helping the 21st-century student understand today's world and interrogate commonly held assumptions about its history. What is this Book? Introduction 1. Power in the Twentieth Century: Politics 2. Wealth and its Distribution: Twentieth Century Economics 3.
Utopia and Dystopia: Twentieth Century Technology 5.
This is global history from the bottom up that allows us to understand why and how people across the world experienced increasing levels of inequality and environmental degradation. The perspective is resolutely bottom-up, seeing the great transformations of politics, economics, intellectual life, and technology from the point of view of ordinary people around the world.
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State of Modernity Please note there is a week delivery period for this title. Ideal for undergraduate level students of 20th-century history, this is a book.
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