Description : Not of the Ruling Power A group of six men held up two stages in California one summer night in 1864 and made off with enough silver and bullion to last them a few lifetimes. Handing the second stage driver a blank receipt that stated the funds were going to the aide of the Confederate States of America, the captain of the unit, R. H. Ingram, began the legend of Bullion Bend. Generations of treasure seekers and Civil War enthusiasts have reviewed stories of the holdup and subsequent shoot-out with local law enforcement. The gang was to be known as one of the few Partisan Ranger outfits to operate so far west of the active military operations. Were they really Confederate sympathizers or just a ruthless gang of opportunists making the most of the confusion of the time? Not of the Ruling Power endeavors to reveal a closer look at the individuals involved in this incident as well as the divided loyalties that influenced Californias media, politics, and citizens. Captain Ingrams partisan rangers themselves create a web of links to some of the most pertinent concerns and incidents the United States faced during the Civil War. Not just a holdup in Californias Gold Country, Bullion Bend triggered fears for the Federal Unions national defense. The estimated number of loyal secessionists living in California was enough to cause grave concern that if Ingram and his raiders escaped, a significant following could be encouraged to join them. However, just how loyal were the lawmen involved and to which side? Testimony from the men involved and research, including insightful genealogical sources with accounts from grandchildren of individuals involved, has helped give these figures a truer color and dimension not previously considered. Its a tale that needs no fictional embellishment to be entertaining!
Description : This case study of the structure of power and ruling-class domination in the heart of the sertão of Northeast Brazil is based upon six field trips over a period of fifteen years. Analysis of the political economy of Juazeiro, Bahia, and Petrolina, Pernambuco - two contiguous towns along the São Francisco River - focuses on the history of patriarchal families, ruling class, and patrimonial governments.
Description : It is often asserted that the ruling elite in Western capitalist economies now consists of liberal intellectuals and their media sympathisers. By contrast, this book looks at the real elite in Australian and New Zealand society and shows that there is still a ruling class based upon economic dominance. From an analysis of corporate and public records, interviews, and other primary and secondary data, it develops a picture of networks of power that are changing but are as real as any network in the past.
Description : This textbook provides a coherent and comprehensive account of the different frameworks for understanding power which have been advanced within the social sciences. Though looking back to the classical literature on power with special emphasis on Machiavelli and Hobbes, the book concentrates on the modern analysis of power - from both British and American social and political theorists, and from German Critical Theory and French theorists such as Foucault - and develops upon its theory and its application. Not only does the book provide an overview of the various frameworks of power advanced by these and other influential thinkers, but it also develops a new synthesis based on important work in both the sociology of science
Description : The U.S. government, complicit with the well-connected corporations, since the so-called Civil War, continues to wage war and destruction. Lincoln's revolutionary war, supported by Marx and Engels, caused at least 618,222 and perhaps as many as 700,000 deaths, including about 50,000 Confederate civilians. Soldiers who were fighting, dying and killing during that war were in training for future wars. If Americans could kill fellow citizens, then they would use force against foreign citizens, in behalf of the government. That war foreshadowed the devastating global warfare that followed with the Spanish American War, two World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, the First Gulf War and the current wars in the Middle East. They do not include the bombings in the Baltic and elsewhere or the CIA's covert warfare wherein millions of people died. In the First World War, soldiers killed 9,911,000 people in action, and wounded 21,219,500 people, while 7,750,000 people were missing in action for a total of 38, 880,500. In the Second World War, there were over 24,000,000 military deaths and 49,000,000 civilian deaths totaling 73,000,000 deaths, not including the number of wounded or missing. That is 82,911,000 deaths in two world wars. The real question is WHY?
Description : Egypt After the Pharoahs treats the period which witnessed the arrival of the Greeks and Hellenistic culture in Egypt, the reign of the Ptolemies from Ptolemy I to Cleopatra, the conquest by Rome, the scientific and cultural achievements of Alexandria, and the rise of Christianity. The rich social, cultural, and intellectual ferment of this period comes alive in Alan Bowman's narrative. Egypt After the Pharoahs treats the period which witnessed the arrival of the Greeks and Hellenistic culture in Egypt, the reign of the Ptolemies from Ptolemy I to Cleopatra, the conquest by Rome, the scientific and cultural achievements of Alexandria, and the rise of Christianity. The rich social, cultural, and intellectual ferment of this period comes alive in Alan Bowman's narrative.
Description : This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.
Description : "Why do some countries governed by moderate neoliberalism while others by a radical one? Looking at Spain and Romania, the book points to the role of local intellectual traditions, the strength of international alternatives, the resources of the local advocates of neoliberalism and their vulnerability to external coercion"--