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A Companion to Nazi Germany
by Shelley Baranowski, Armin Nolzen, Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann
A Deep Exploration of the Rise, Reign, and Legacy of the Third Reich
For its brief existence, National Socialist Germany was one of the most destructive regimes in the history of humankind. Since that time, scholarly debate about its causes has volleyed continuously between the effects of political and military decisions, pathological development, or modernity gone awry. Was terror the defining force of rule, or was popular consent critical to sustaining the movement? Were the German people sympathetic to Nazi ideology, or were they radicalized by social manipulation and powerful propaganda? Was the “Final Solution” the motivation for the Third Reich’s rise to power, or simply the outcome?
A Companion to Nazi Germany addresses these crucial questions with historical insight from the Nazi Party’s emergence in the 1920s through its postwar repercussions. From the theory and context that gave rise to the movement, through its structural, cultural, economic, and social impacts, to the era’s lasting legacy, this book offers an in-depth examination of modern history’s most infamous reign.
- Assesses the historiography of Nazism and the prehistory of the regime
- Provides deep insight into labor, education, research, and home life amidst the Third Reich’s ideological imperatives
- Describes how the Third Reich affected business, the economy, and the culture, including sports, entertainment, and religion
- Delves into the social militarization in the lead-up to war, and examines the social and historical complexities that allowed genocide to take place
- Shows how modern-day Germany confronts and deals with its recent history
Today’s political climate highlights the critical need to understand how radical nationalist movements gain an audience, then followers, then power. While historical analogy can be a faulty basis for analyzing current events, there is no doubt that examining the parallels can lead to some important questions about the present. Exploring key motivations, environments, and cause and effect, this book provides essential perspective as radical nationalist movements have once again reemerged in many parts of the world.
Innovation in Public Libraries
by Kirstie Nicholson
Innovation in Public Libraries: Learning from International Library Practice examines the recent activities of successful and innovative libraries around the world, presenting their initiatives in areas including library design, events and programs, and creating customer experiences. This timely guide provides an overview of these libraries’ successful experiences and identifies emerging global trends and themes. The author offers library practitioners guidance on how to pursue these trends in their own library environment, identifying achievable goals when planning building and design improvements, and developing customer interactions in order to emulate the experiences of international libraries.
- Presents a range of successful and innovative practices in one book, covering library innovation in building design, programs and events, and in customer experience and approach
- Provides an international perspective on library activities, with libraries in different countries discussed
- Analyzes the experiences of various libraries to identify common trends and themes
- Provides practical advice for librarians who wish to emulate the activities of the libraries discussed, with recommended goals to action
- Examines both the big picture of emerging global trends and themes, as well as highlighting the daily experiences of individual libraries
Digital Convergence – Libraries of the Future
by Rae Earnshaw, John Vince
The convergence of IT, telecommunications, and media is changing the way information is collected, stored and accessed. This revolution is having effects on the development and organisation of information and artefact repositories such as libraries and museums. This book presents key aspects in the rapidly moving field of digital convergence in the areas of technology and information sciences. Its chapters are written by international experts who are leaders in their fields.
by Eric Solsten
The WEALTHTECH Book
by Susanne Chishti, Thomas Puschmann
Get a handle on disruption, innovation and opportunity in investment technology
The digital evolution is enabling the creation of sophisticated software solutions that make money management more accessible, affordable and eponymous. Full automation is attractive to investors at an early stage of wealth accumulation, but hybrid models are of interest to investors who control larger amounts of wealth, particularly those who have enough wealth to be able to efficiently diversify their holdings. Investors can now outperform their benchmarks more easily using the latest tech tools.
The WEALTHTECH Book is the only comprehensive guide of its kind to the disruption, innovation and opportunity in technology in the investment management sector. It is an invaluable source of information for entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, insurers, analysts and consultants working in or interested in investing in this space.
• Explains how the wealth management sector is being affected by competition from low-cost robo-advisors
• Explores technology and start-up company disruption and how to delight customers while managing their assets
• Explains how to achieve better returns using the latest fintech innovation
• Includes inspirational success stories and new business models
• Details overall market dynamics
The WealthTech Book is essential reading for investment and fund managers, asset allocators, family offices, hedge, venture capital and private equity funds and entrepreneurs and start-ups.
Directory Of Eric Resource Collections
by Belinda J. Taheri, Edward Pearce
Recoding World Literature
by B. Venkat Mani
Winner, 2018 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures, Modern Language Association
Winner, 2018 German Studies Association DAAD Book Prize in Germanistik and Cultural Studies.
From the current vantage point of the transformation of books and libraries, B. Venkat Mani presents a historical account of world literature. By locating translation, publication, and circulation along routes of “bibliomigrancy”–the physical and virtual movement of books–Mani narrates how world literature is coded and recoded as literary works find new homes on faraway bookshelves.
Mani argues that the proliferation of world literature in a society is the function of a nation’s relationship with print culture–a Faustian pact with books. Moving from early Orientalist collections, to the Nazi magazine Weltliteratur, to the European Digital Library, Mani reveals the political foundations for a history of world literature that is at once a philosophical ideal, a process of exchange, a mode of reading, and a system of classification.
Shifting current scholarship’s focus from the academic to the general reader, from the university to the public sphere, Recoding World Literature argues that world literature is culturally determined, historically conditioned, and politically charged.