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Alchemical Mercury: A Theory of Ambivalence

Karen Pinkus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760324
eISBN:
9780804772877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760324.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

How can we account, in a rigorous way, for alchemy's ubiquity? We think of alchemy as the transformation of a base material (usually lead) into gold, but “alchemy” is a word in wide circulation in ... More


Counterfeit Capital: Poetic Labor and Revolutionary Irony

Jennifer Bajorek

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758246
eISBN:
9780804786805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758246.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is a comparative and interdisciplinary study exploring the unexpected yet essential relationship between irony and capital in the texts of Baudelaire and Marx. It argues for the renewed ... More


Zouping Revisited: Adaptive Governance in a Chinese County

Jean C. Oi and Steven Goldstein (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503604001
eISBN:
9781503604551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604001.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book describes how one local government in China has governed a much larger and vastly more complex market economy without any outward changes in the formal institutions of government. The ... More


Preamble

in Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century, Volume One

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768795
eISBN:
9780804775045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768795.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In this preamble, Pauline Wengeroff reflects on the experiences and observations that she recorded in her memoirs. She remembers a joyful, worry-free childhood in her parents' home, followed by ... More


Transforming Stalemates into Opportunities for Peace: Four “Success” Stories

Neophytos Loizides

in The Politics of Majority Nationalism: Framing Peace, Stalemates, and Crises

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804794084
eISBN:
9780804796330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794084.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 5 takes a different direction to the rest of the book by considering positive transformation in protracted conflicts. Theoretically informative cases of peace transformation are those which ... More


Introduction

John Deak

in Forging A Multinational State: State Making in Imperial Austria from the Enlightenment to the First World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804795579
eISBN:
9780804795937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795579.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter abstract: The introduction discusses the Habsburg monarchy in the context of European history and the themes of state building and state making. State building as a concept has been seen ... More


An Age of Melodrama: Family, Gender, and Social Hierarchy in the Turn-of-the-Century Japanese Novel

Ken K. Ito

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757775
eISBN:
9780804779623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757775.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

At the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth, Japanese fiction pulsed with an urge to render good and evil in ways that evoked dramatic emotions. This book examines four ... More


Making the Transition: Education and Labor Market Entry in Central and Eastern Europe

Irena Kogan, Clemens Noelke, and Michael Gebel (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775908
eISBN:
9780804778954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775908.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

After the breakdown of socialism in Central and Eastern Europe, the role of education systems in preparing students for the “real world” changed. Though young people were freed from coercive state ... More


A Changing World: Deprivation, Dislocation, and the Disruption of Honorable Masculinity, 1865–89

in Cleansing Honor with Blood: Masculinity, Violence, and Power in the Backlands of Northeast Brazil, 1845–1889

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774567
eISBN:
9780804778480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774567.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the impact of economic, political, and social transformations on the sertanejo men during the period from 1865 to 1869. It investigates how pressures in the material condition ... More


A Transformation Gap?: American Innovations and European Military Change

Theo Farrell, Terriff Terry, and Osinga Frans (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763776
eISBN:
9780804781800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763776.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

NATO member states are all undergoing some form of military transformation. Despite a shared vision, transformation has been primarily a US-led process centered on the exploitation of new information ... More


MR. RUMSFELD’S WAR: Transformation, Doctrine, and “Phase IV” Planning for Iraq

David Fitzgerald

in Learning to Forget: US Army Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Practice from Vietnam to Iraq

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785815
eISBN:
9780804786423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785815.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines how Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s quest for ‘transformation’ of the US defense establishment affected Army approaches to counterinsurgency and what was now known as ... More


Change within Continuity: Zouping County Government

Jean C. Oi and Steven M. Goldstein

in Zouping Revisited: Adaptive Governance in a Chinese County

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503604001
eISBN:
9781503604551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604001.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter introduces the volume and offers an in-depth analyzes of the changes that have taken place in Zouping’s political economy over the last 15 years. It poses the core question of whether ... More


The Ridiculous Jew: The Exploitation and Transformation of a Stereotype in Gogol, Turgenev, and Dostoevsky

Gary Rosenshield

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759526
eISBN:
9780804769853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759526.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book is a study devoted to exploring the use of a Russian version of the Jewish stereotype (the ridiculous Jew) in the works of three of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century. The ... More


Introduction

in Houses in Motion: The Experience of Place and the Problem of Belief in Urban Malaysia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758918
eISBN:
9780804775861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758918.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter centers on different issues of urban life and transformation that are discussed throughout the book. It first addresses the scandal that occurred in the Jalan Chan Ah Tong field in ... More


Trust between Adversaries and Allies: President George H. W. Bush, Trust, and the End of the Cold War

J. Simon Rofe

in Trust, but Verify: The Politics of Uncertainty and the Transformation of the Cold War Order, 1969-1991

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798099
eISBN:
9781503600133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798099.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter investigates the central role of trust-building for the George H. W. Bush administration and its crucial significance in navigating the political transformations of 1990–91. Portraying ... More


When Higher Education Pays Off: Education and Labor Market Entry in Ukraine

Michael Gebel and Irena Kogan

in Making the Transition: Education and Labor Market Entry in Central and Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775908
eISBN:
9780804778954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775908.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses the school-to-work transition and early career processes in Ukraine during the reform period. It provides interesting insights about the chances of youths to find work in a ... More


Institutional Change and the Transition from School to Work in Russia

Christoph Bühler and Dirk Konietzka

in Making the Transition: Education and Labor Market Entry in Central and Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775908
eISBN:
9780804778954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775908.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the timing of entering working life and the position of the first job over a period of forty years (1966 to 2005). It looks at twenty-five years of socialism and another fifteen ... More


Social Transformation and Education Systems in Central and Eastern Europe

Clemens Noelke and Walter Müller

in Making the Transition: Education and Labor Market Entry in Central and Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775908
eISBN:
9780804778954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775908.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter presents a general overview of core features of the transformation process in the countries in the study. After the introduction, the second section develops the main analytical approach ... More


Education and Labor Market Entry in Transition: The Case of Hungary

Erzsébet Bukodi and Péter Róbert

in Making the Transition: Education and Labor Market Entry in Central and Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775908
eISBN:
9780804778954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775908.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter on Hungary examines the role of educational qualifications in career entry for cohorts leaving the education system after 1989 and determines whether there have been any changes in this ... More


A “ready-made State”1 :The Mode of Institutional Transition in East Germany After 1989

Anne Goedicke (ed.)

in After the Fall of the Wall: Life Courses in the Transformation of East Germany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752084
eISBN:
9780804779456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752084.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter presents a condensed history of the political and institutional aspects of East German transformation. Four characteristics make the East German transition path unique in comparison with ... More


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