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Introduction: The Terribles espoirs of 1000 and the Tacit Fears of 2000

Richard Landes

in The Apocalyptic Year 1000: Religious Expectation and Social Change, 950-1050

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161625
eISBN:
9780199849666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161625.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The approach of the year 2000 proved fairly unfriendly to those historians who saw apocalyptic themes at work in the culture of the period around 1000. Indeed, in France, the modern culture that ... More


Prolonged Stardom: Audio Records, TV and Film, 1961–2004

Alex Symons

in Mel Brooks in the Cultural Industries: Survival and Prolonged Adaptation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748649587
eISBN:
9780748676484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748649587.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Brooks's career as a film and TV comedian. Brooks, like so many other comedians, capitalised on each subsequent role by recycling material from previous appearances. In fact, ... More


A New International Order in Health

Nitsan Chorev

in The World Health Organization between North and South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450655
eISBN:
9780801463921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450655.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the World Health Organization's (WHO) strategic response to the call for a New International Economic Order (NIEO) and how it was able to contribute to the new international ... More


Disabled people and European human rights: A review of the implications of the 1998 Human Rights Act for disabled children and adults in the UK

Luke Clements

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344250
eISBN:
9781447302087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344250.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Over the past two decades, there has been increasing recognition of the ways in which disabled children and adults have been denied human and civil rights that others take for granted. In the year ... More


“There Will Follow a New Generation and a New Earth”: From Apocalyptic Hopes to Destruction in the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God

Jean-François Mayer

in Violence and New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735631
eISBN:
9780199894512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735631.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Jean-François Mayer is one of the few Western scholars of NRMs to investigate the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God (MRTCG), the Ugandan group that, in the year 2000, ... More


Predicting the Future of American Society: From RAND to the Commission for the Year 2000

Jenny Andersson

in The Future of the World: Futurology, Futurists, and the Struggle for the Post Cold War Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198814337
eISBN:
9780191851919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814337.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The Commission for the Year 2000, created in 1964 in the American Academy of Arts and Science under the chairmanship of Daniel Bell was a key site for the domestication of the predictive technologies ... More


On Wedges and Corridors

Royce Hanson

in Suburb: Planning Politics and the Public Interest

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705250
eISBN:
9781501708084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705250.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the decade-long political struggle for regime change that resulted in the adoption of Montgomery County's General Plan, On Wedges and Corridors: A General Plan for the ... More


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