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The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union

Kathleen R. McNamara

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198716235
eISBN:
9780191784897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716235.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

How do political authorities build support for themselves and their rule? Doing so is key to accruing power, but it can be a complicated affair. This book shows how social processes can legitimate ... More


The Person Life View

Marya Schechtman

in Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, and the Unity of a Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684878
eISBN:
9780191765155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684878.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter uses the insights and resources collected in the first four chapters to begin developing a positive account of personal identity-the Person Life View. According to this view persons are ... More


Constructing the EU as a Social Fact

Kathleen R. McNamara

in The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198716235
eISBN:
9780191784897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716235.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter first outlines the importance of “cultural infrastructure” in legitimating political authority. After explaining what culture is not, the chapter argues that we should understand culture ... More


Introduction

Kathleen R. McNamara

in The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198716235
eISBN:
9780191784897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716235.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter introduces a puzzle: how has the European Union come to be a taken-for-granted political authority, despite its novelty as a political actor? After assessing the EU’s surprising ... More


Waves and Wires: Cities of Electric Sound

Shannon Mattern

in Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902438
eISBN:
9781452958767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902438.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“Waves and Wires: Cities of Electric Sound,” describes how, since the mid-19th century, our urban atmospheres have been charged with electric and electromagnetic telecommunications: telegraph and ... More


Of Mud, Media, and the Metropolis: Aggregating Histories of Writing and urbanization

Shannon Mattern

in Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902438
eISBN:
9781452958767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902438.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“Of Mud, Media, and the Metropolis…,” examines the entwined histories of brick-making, mark-making, and city-building. I examine how urban surfaces have served as substrates for writing, from ancient ... More


Conclusion

Kathleen R. McNamara

in The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198716235
eISBN:
9780191784897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716235.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The Conclusion overviews the book’s argument and considers its implications for the future of Europe. Although symbols and practices of everyday life have created a type of legitimacy for the EU, its ... More


Steel and Ink: The Printed City

Shannon Mattern

in Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902438
eISBN:
9781452958767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902438.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“Steel and Ink: The Printed City,” traces how, for over half a millennium, the printed page has informed the way we’ve imagined, designed, constructed, inhabited, administered, and navigated our ... More


Introduction

Heather Laine Talley

in Saving Face: Disfigurement and the Politics of Appearance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784105
eISBN:
9781479840052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784105.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This introductory chapter briefly discusses beauty culture, the shared set of language, meanings, norms, and practices focused on the cultivation of attractiveness. The topic is essential in ... More


Speaking Stones: Voicing the City

Shannon Mattern

in Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902438
eISBN:
9781452958767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902438.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“Speaking Stones: Voicing the City,” considers how the city itself functions as a sounding board, resonance chamber, and transmission medium for vocality: public address, interpersonal communication, ... More


Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Shannon Mattern

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902438
eISBN:
9781452958767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902438.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Offering powerful new ways of thinking about our cities, Shannon Mattern goes far beyond the historical concepts of origins, development, revolutions, and the accomplishments of an elite few. Her ... More


Conclusion: Coding Urban Pasts and Futures

Shannon Mattern

in Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902438
eISBN:
9781452958767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902438.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“Coding Urban Pasts and Futures,” uses the recent reconstruction of Palmyra’s destroyed Arch of Triumph as a case study to explore many themes that resonate throughout the book: the entangling of ... More


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