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Mark Crinson

ubiquitous deployment of classical solutions. Lutyens’s domes, colonnades and cenotaphs traced a common overriding culture and a universalism of ideals across the diverse landscapes of the empire. Arguably this same model can be detected in many of the practices and assumptions of imperial classicism’s successor – modernism. Here too the notion of a deeply embedded language of architecture can be found, not

in Cultural identities and the aesthetics of Britishness
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Modernity, welfare state and Eutopia
Shivdeep Grewal

‘Flow and boundary’ – a suggestive image for a new constellation of border crossings. (Habermas, 2001 ) 1 From its conception to the referenda of 2005 where it met its end, German philosopher Jürgen Habermas wrote in support of the European Constitution. An account of his efforts must, however, be more than a catalogue of texts. For his status as the last of the great system builders of European philosophy, comparable with Hegel in the breadth and explanatory power of his thought

in Habermas and European integration
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Modernity, welfare state and EUtopia
Shivdeep Grewal

Introduction Modernity, welfare state and EUtopia “Flow and boundary” – a suggestive image for a new constellation of border crossings. —Habermas, 19981 From its conception to the referenda of 2005 where it met its end, German philosopher Jürgen Habermas wrote in support of the European Constitution. An account of his efforts must, however, be more than a catalogue of texts. For his status as the last of the great system builders of European philosophy, comparable with Hegel in the breadth and explanatory power of his thought, precludes a straightforward

in Habermas and European Integration (second edition)
Tom Walker

‘pressed into the service of the wider cultural programme of capitalist modernisation’8 by the 1970s and 1980s. One form of answer to such an argument is offered in the critical work of McGahern’s interviewer in 1979, Denis Sampson. He places the writer within ‘the literary traditions to which he feels an affinity’:9 a postFlaubertian vein straddling modernism, realism and naturalism too, which includes Irish and European writers as various as Yeats, Joyce, Beckett, Tolstoy, Chekhov and Proust. Drawing on an appreciation of how McGahern’s fiction subtly engages with such

in John McGahern
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Birgit Lang, Joy Damousi and Alison Lewis

moments in the genre’s past, occasions when and where its conventions were contested from within particular disciplines. Such contestation has often involved reconceptualising the case study’s epistemological foundations. This volume has taken the reader on a transcontinental journey from the imperial world of fin-desiècle Central Europe and the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the inter-war metropolises of Weimar Germany, and to the USA in the post-war years. At all of these moments, and in all of these contexts, the case study has been evolving; fostering transformation

in A history of the case study
Ali Rattansi

’, and ‘modernism’ and ‘postmodernism’, that had engulfed Continental Europe and the English and philosophy departments of American universities. This was not surprising. Little in the preceding years had prepared Anglo-American sociology for what was about to hit them. Marx, Weber and Durkheim, the revered greats of classical sociology, had not used the concept of modernity, although of course they were acutely aware of the novelty of the times they were living in (Ray 1999). Only George Simmel (1858–1918), a relatively little-known figure in mainstream sociology, had

in Bauman and contemporary sociology
Peter J. Verovšek

, ‘ Public Discourse and Cosmopolitan Political Identity: Imagining the European Union Citizen ,’ Futures , 38 ( 2006 ), 139 . By stifling imagination and the ability to fantasise [ Phantasie ], which is crucial to creating new structures that go beyond the nation-state, the EU is dooming its own project. 30 S. Benhabib , The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt ( Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield , 2003 ), xliv ; H. Arendt , ‘ Approaching the German Question ,’ in Jerome Kohn (ed), Essays in Understanding, 1930–1954 ( New York : Harcourt, Brace & Co

in Memory and the future of Europe
Andrew Frayn

were forced on him by the dismal & degrading spectacle of the Peace Congress, where men played shamelessly, not for Europe, or even England, but for their own return to Parliament at the next election.’94 Keynes’s enchantments are negated by the greed both of the reparations and the self-promotion of those who conducted negotiations. Gone is the paternalism of Victorian politics, replaced by a naked Modernism, conflict and the home front, 1922–27 139 Figure 3.1  The Peace Day parade in London, 1919 self-interest. The Manchester Guardian’s editorial also noted

in Writing disenchantment
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Der Blaue Reiter, Francophilia and the Tate Gallery, 1960
Nathan J. Timpano

the group was not immediately heralded as one of the arbiters of Central European modernism in post-war London.5 Der Blaue Reiter at the Tate 1960 139 7.3  August Macke, Promenade, 1913. One (anonymous) art critic for The Times, who had seen the show in both Edinburgh and London, derided the exhibition at the Tate, arguing that The Blue Rider Group presented viewers with a group of artists whose ideas made a far greater contribution to the history of art than their paintings. In a damning opening statement, they commented: ‘the Blaue Reiter painters are

in German Expressionism
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Marlow, realism, hermeneutics
Paul Wake

Introduction: Marlow, realism, hermeneutics To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot. (Joseph Conrad, Under Western Eyes) Marlow, realism, hermeneutics Charlie Marlow, whose forename is given on only two occasions, is the most celebrated of Conrad’s narrator-characters. Variously described as ‘not in the least typical’, ‘the average pilgrim’, a ‘wanderer’, and ‘a Buddha preaching in European clothes’, Marlow is the voice behind ‘Youth

in Conrad’s Marlow