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Satire and panegyric as forms of historical writing

, beginning the Discourse of Satire (1693) with a discussion of epic and tragedy, and arguing in the preface to Annus Mirabilis that ‘the same images serve equally for the Epique Poesie, and for the Historique and Panegyrique, which are branches of it’. 9 Physician-cum-poet Richard Blackmore linked satire with epic and tragedy on functional rather than stylistic grounds

in Historical literatures
Analysing two arenas over time

politico-administrative set-up in order to strengthen their problem-solving capacity? Several actors would then have to mobilise energy and attention in order to play a game in an arena which offers more effective instruments for solving problems. For this purpose they have to gain additional material knowledge, procedural skills and political sensitivity. National actors have to enlarge their channels for action and their style of interaction. Existing machineries will at the same time increase their functional differentiation and their co-operation mechanisms. The ‘One

in Fifteen into one?
Robust but differentiated unequal European cities

14  Patrick Le Galès Urban political economy beyond convergence: robust but differentiated unequal European cities This chapter discusses the transformations of contemporary European cities and is intellectually influenced by the Italian political economy tradition (Andreotti and Benassi 2014; Tosi and Vitale 2016), which is particularly attentive to territories and cities. This tradition paved the way for sophisticated intellectual arguments about informality, social networks, labour markets, firms tradition, religion, locality, family, state failure, poverty

in Western capitalism in transition

implications of his differentiation between practical and scientific acts of consciousness for the ‘human sciences’. He takes the view that in these sciences an attempt is made to understand ambiances by analysing the origins and development of social institutions. This is the basis for the constitution of ‘historical, archaeological, philological, economic, sociological sciences, and others’ (Gurwitsch, ed. Huertas-Jourda, 2002, 81), and Gurwitsch concludes: ‘in the human sciences, objects remain functional objects’ (Gurwitsch, ed. Huertas-Jourda, 2002, 81). These sciences

in The Bourdieu paradigm
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Shifting the economic development agenda

their relationship with other places as much as their internal characteristics.19 The space economy of eighteenth-century England was thus marked by growing uniformity of character within regions and increasing fragmentation between them. Regions were much more than ‘convenient box[es] into which masses of descriptive material is stuffed’.20 They represented the spatial and functional scale at which many aspects of life operated in pre- and early-industrial England: they were the reality for most people and businesses.21 If regions command our attention because they

in The first industrial region

there through the creation of pools of skilled labour, the concentration of information flows and the agglomeration of subsidiary trades. Conversely, economically marginal areas experienced a downward spiral as labour, capital, innovation and entrepreneurship shifted into more dynamic localities.46 The space economy is thus divided into core and peripheral areas which are functionally, spatially and hierarchically related to one another. For Krugman, though, cumulative causation involves secondary causal factors. They merely reinforce initial localisations which, he

in The first industrial region
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The princess and the post-’68 fairy tale

way: ‘The camera manages to make the landscape at once functional to plot and the characters’ moods and “irrelevantly” beautiful, worthy of aesthetic contemplation in its own right. It remains a positive visual force’. As Chatman shows, the alienated characters of L’avventura may not themselves register the beauty of the landscape within which they are framed, but the repeated use of long shot

in From perversion to purity

important book Urban Poverty and the Underclass, A Reader in 1996. This book refers extensively The underclass and international comparison 99 to the French and European situation and, contrary to mainstream Englishlanguage books, one is refreshingly surprised to find German, Italian and French references among its contents. Two of the contributors (Hilary Silver and Antonio Tosi) deal extensively with what one could superficially see as ‘functional equivalents’ in France and Europe of the problems studied by Mingione in the United States. These are not ‘equivalents

in Western capitalism in transition
On mediated unity and overarching legal-political form

substantially to reform functionally differentiated societies is called into question. The investigation in those chapters thus raises a number of fundamental questions about democracy in general and about the future of social democracy in particular. There is clearly much at stake when defining terms such as ‘mediated’, ‘unity’, ‘binding’, and ‘reconciling’. There is also much at stake when framing arguments about the quality and composition of the synthesis between the individual and authority implied by institutions that unite, bind, and reconcile. These issues, in turn

in Critical theory and sociological theory
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because they desire a particular product – which is usually the level at which ‘pre-tweens’ operate – but because they want a specific variant of a product identified by its brand name. In this case, the brand Introduction3 name signals something more than the type of product or its distinctive core product-related functionalities but also carries meaning about spin-off effects of consumption, often manifest in terms of self-identity or social status. Similarly with advertising, researchers have observed and traced specific patterns of child development that provide

in Kids and branding in a digital world