Italian Ways On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo

Italian Ways  On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo
Author: Tim Parks
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-05-05
ISBN: 0393348822
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Italian Ways On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo Book Excerpt:

An Italian travelogue describes the trains that traverse the country, from the architecture of old train stations to the new high-speed railways, and portrays the author's memorable encounters along the way.

Literary Tourism

Literary Tourism
Author: Ian Jenkins,Katrin Anna Lund
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2019-07-12
ISBN: 1786394596
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literary Tourism Book Excerpt:

Literary tourism is a nascent field in tourism studies, yet tourists often travel in the footsteps of well-known authors and stories. Providing a wide-ranging cornucopia of literary tourism topics, this book fully explores the interconnections between the written word and travel. It includes tourism stories using guidebooks, films, television and electronic media, and recognises that stories, texts and narratives, even if they cannot be classified as traditional travel writing, can become journeys in themselves and take us on imaginary voyages. Appealing to a wide audience of different disciplines, it encompasses subjects such as business literary writing, historical journeys and the poetry of Dylan Thomas. The use of these different perspectives demonstrates how heavily and widely literature influences travel, tourists and tourism, making it an important read for researchers and students of tourism, social science and literature.

Reconstructing Italy

Reconstructing Italy
Author: Stephanie Zeier Pilat
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN: 1317070305
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reconstructing Italy traces the postwar transformation of the Italian nation through an analysis of the Ina-Casa plan for working class housing, established in 1949 to address the employment and housing crises. Government sponsored housing programs undertaken after WWII have often been criticized as experiments that created more social problems than they solved. The neighborhoods of Ina-Casa stand out in contrast to their contemporaries both in terms of design and outcome. Unlike modernist high-rise housing projects of the period, Ina-Casa neighborhoods are picturesque and human-scaled and incorporate local construction materials and methods resulting in a rich aesthetic diversity. And unlike many other government forays into housing undertaken during this period, the Ina-Casa plan was, on the whole, successful: the neighborhoods are still lively and cohesive communities today. This book examines what made Ina-Casa a success among so many failed housing experiments, focusing on the tenuous balance struck between the legislation governing Ina-Casa, the architects who led the Ina-Casa administration, the theory of design that guided architects working on the plan, and an analysis of the results-the neighborhoods and homes constructed. Drawing on the writings of the architects, government documents, and including brief passages from works of neorealist literature and descriptions of neorealist films by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italo Calvino and others, this book presents a portrait of the postwar struggle to define a post-Fascist Italy.

The Myth of the Entrepreneurial State

The Myth of the Entrepreneurial State
Author: Deirdre Nansen McCloskey,Alberto Mingardi
Publsiher: American Institute for Economic Research
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2020-10-16
ISBN: 1630692093
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A common narrative of the post-World War II economists was that the State is indispensable for guiding investment and fostering innovation. They claimed that the wealth of the modern world is the result of past State guidance and that what is needed for future economic growth is more State guidance. This position has recently been rejuvenated in reaction to the Great Recession of 2008. The truth is that the enriched modern economy was not a product of State coercion. It was a product of a change in political and social rhetoric in northwestern Europe from 1517 to 1789. The Great Enrichment, that is, came from human ingenuity emancipated from the bottom up, not human ingenuity directed from the top down. The true question is what on balance is the best way to organize innovation—by the “wise State” or by commercially tested betterment? The American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, was founded in 1933 as the first independent voice for sound economics in the United States. Today it publishes ongoing research, hosts educational programs, publishes books, sponsors interns and scholars, and is home to the world-renowned Bastiat Society and the highly respected Sound Money Project. The American Institute for Economic Research is a 501c3 public charity. The Adam Smith Institute is one of the world's leading think tanks, recognised as the best domestic and international economic policy think-tank in the UK and ranked 2nd in the world among Independent Think Tanks by the University of Pennsylvania. Independent, non-profit and non-partisan, the Adam Smith Institute works to promote free market, neoliberal ideas through research, publishing, media outreach, and education. The Institute is today at the forefront of making the case for free markets and a free society in the United Kingdom. The Institute was founded in the 1970s, as post-war socialism reached its high-watermark. Then, as now, its purpose was to educate the public about free markets and economic policy, and to inject sound ideas into the public debate.

Pragmemes and Theories of Language Use

Pragmemes and Theories of Language Use
Author: Keith Allan,Alessandro Capone,Istvan Kecskes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 910
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN: 3319434918
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pragmemes and Theories of Language Use Book Excerpt:

This volume offers recent developments in pragmatics and adjacent territories of investigation, including important new concepts such as the pragmatic act and the pragmeme, and combines developments in neighboring disciplines in an integrative holistic pragmatic approach. The young science of pragmatics has, from its inception, differentiated itself from neighboring fields in the humanities, especially the disciplines dealing with language and those focusing on the social and anthropological aspects of human behavior, by focusing on the language user in his or her societal environment.This collection of papers continues that emphasis on language use, and pragmatic acts in their context. The editors and contributors share a perspective that essentially considers language as a system for communication and wants to look at language from a societal perspective, and accept the view that acts of interpretation are essentially embedded in culture. In an interdisciplinary approach, some authors explore connections with social theory, in particular sociology or socio-linguistics, some offer a political stance (critical discourse analysis), others explore connections with philosophy and philosophy of language, and several papers address problems in theoretical pragmatics.

The Sociology of Speed

The Sociology of Speed
Author: Nigel Dodd
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-12-01
ISBN: 0198782853
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sociology of Speed Book Excerpt:

There is a widespread perception that life is faster than it used to be. We hear constant laments that we live too fast, that time is scarce, and that the pace of everyday life is spiraling out of our control. The iconic image that abounds is that of the frenetic, technologically tethered, iPhone/iPad-addicted citizen. Yet weren't modern machines supposed to save, and thereby free up, time? The purpose of this book is to bring a much-needed sociological perspective to bear on speed: it examines how speed and acceleration came to signify the zeitgeist, and explores the political implications of this. Among the major questions addressed are: when did acceleration become the primary rationale for technological innovation and the key measure of social progress? Is acceleration occurring across all sectors of society and all aspects of life, or are some groups able to mobilise speed as a resource while others are marginalised and excluded? Does the growing centrality of technological mediations (of both information and communication) produce slower as well as faster times, waiting as well as 'busyness', stasis as well as mobility? To what extent is the contemporary imperative of speed as much a cultural artefact as a material one? To make sense of everyday life in the twenty-first century, we must begin by interrogating the social dynamics of speed. This book shows how time is a collective accomplishment, and that temporality is experienced very differently by diverse groups of people, especially between the affluent and those who service them.

Bradshaw s Railway Gazette

Bradshaw s Railway Gazette
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1845
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Railroads
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Engineering

Engineering
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1866
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Guardian Index

The Guardian Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Guardian (London, England : 1959)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Interim Report Covering a 17 country Inventory

An Interim Report Covering a 17 country Inventory
Author: International Road Federation
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 410
Release: 1966
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Highway research
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Railway Times

Railway Times
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1865
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Railroads
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Bulletin of the American Iron and Steel Association

The Bulletin of the American Iron and Steel Association
Author: American Iron and Steel Association
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Iron industry and trade
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Italian National Identity in the Scramble for Africa

Italian National Identity in the Scramble for Africa
Author: Giuseppe Maria Finaldi,Giuseppe Finaldi
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9783039118038
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Italian National Identity in the Scramble for Africa Book Excerpt:

Italy's First African War (1880-1896) pitted a young and ambitious European nation against the ancient Empire of Ethiopia. The Least of Europe's Great Powers rashly assailed Africa's most formidable military power. The outcome was humiliating defeat for Italy and the survival, uniquely for any African nation in the years of the European Scramble for that continent, of Ethiopian independence. Notwithstanding Italy's disastrous first experience in the colonial fray, this book argues that the impact of the war went well beyond the battlefields of the Ethiopian highlands and reached into the minds of the Italian people at home. Through a detailed and exhaustive study of Italian popular culture, this book asks how far the First African War impacted on the Italian nation-building project and how far Italians were themselves changed by undergoing the experience of war and defeat in East Africa. Finaldi argues, for the first time in historiography on the subject, that there was substantial support for and awareness of Italy's military campaign and that 'Empire', as has come to be regarded as fundamental in the histories of other European countries, needs to be brought firmly into the mainstream of Italian national history. This book is an essential contribution to debates on the relationship between European national identity and culture and imperialism in the late 19th century.

The Examiner

The Examiner
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1866
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Urban Transportation Abstracts

Urban Transportation Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Urban transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Railroad Gazette

Railroad Gazette
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Railroads
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Engineer

The Engineer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1858
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electrical engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Electrical Engineer

The Electrical Engineer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electric engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Railway Age

Railway Age
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Railroads
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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