Cet ouvrage, écrit par des professionnels des jurys de concours, vous présente three hundred questions de tradition générale auxquelles vous pouvez être confronté lors d'une épreuve de concours. Touchant à des domaines très diversifiés, ce sort de questions nécessite une préparation des plus efficaces.
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By Desmond Morris
How does urban existence swap the way in which we act? What money owed for the expanding occurrence of violence and anxiousness in our international? during this re-creation of his arguable 1969 bestseller, The Human Zoo, popular zoologist Desmond Morris argues that a number of the social instabilities we are facing are mostly a manufactured from the bogus, impersonal confines of our city atmosphere. certainly, our habit frequently startlingly resembles that of captive animals, and our built and urbane surroundings turns out no longer quite a bit a concrete jungle because it does a human zoo. Animals don't typically show tension, random violence, and erratic behavioruntil they're restrained. equally, the human propensity towards delinquent and sociopathic habit is intensified in todays towns. Morris argues that we're biologically nonetheless tribal and ill-equipped to thrive within the impersonal city sprawl. As vital and significant at the present time because it was once a quarter-century in the past, The Human Zoo sounds an pressing caution and gives startling perception into our more and more complicated lives.
By Carolyn A. Durham
In the past decade or extra the yank remake has more and more characterised Hollywood's dating with the French cinema, as movies starting from classics like A Bout de Souffle (Breathless) to modern comedies like Trois Hommes et un Couffin (Three males and a child) and los angeles Cage aux Folles (Birdcage) are tailored for US monitors. during this comparative, interdisciplinary examine Carolyn Durham indicates how the remake phenomenon finds outstanding modifications not only in movie conception but in addition epitomizes greater problems with pageant, political and monetary tensions, and social, gender, and aesthetic constructs. Durham establishes the metaphor of Euro Disney, which American traders anticipated because the critical transcultural leisure yet many French denounced as "a cultural Chernobyl," after which applies it to an in depth research of the flicks, exhibiting how major alterations among unique and remake extra our realizing of nationwide id in either international locations. France's trust in its personal cultural superiority, she writes, ends up in a perceived accountability to "disseminate French tradition world wide within the guise of civilisation itself," an perspective that clashes with Hollywood's filmmaking hegemony and its "openness to new rules, together with the foreign." whereas the primary hindrance is the that means of cross-cultural transformations, this attractive and incisive publication additionally outlines an ongoing conflict among a kingdom confident of its aesthetic and cultural patrimony and an American pushed by way of its personal experience of worldwide future.
By Paul M. Kellstedt
Paul Kellstedt examines edition in american citizens' racial attitudes over the past half-century, relatively within the courting among media assurance and American public opinion. His analyses display that racial coverage personal tastes have advanced in an unexpected excess of the prior fifty years. Sustained classes of liberalism, consistently by means of eras of conservatism, reply to cues offered within the nationwide media. Kellstedt examines this courting among attitudes at the significant problems with the 20 th century--race and the welfare kingdom.
By Bill Hing
The impetus at the back of California's Proposition 187 truly displays the starting to be anti-immigrant sentiment during this state. Many americans regard modern day new immigrants as no longer really American, as in some way much less dedicated to the beliefs on which the rustic used to be based. In transparent, certain phrases, invoice Ong Hing considers immigration within the context of the worldwide economic climate, a slow nationwide economic system, and the demanding evidence approximately downsizing. Importantly, he additionally confronts the emphatic claims of immigrant supporters that immigrants do assimilate, take jobs that local staff don't desire, and give a contribution extra to the tax coffers than they take out of the procedure. a huge contribution of Hing's booklet is its emphasis on such often-overlooked matters because the pageant among immigrants and African american citizens, inter-group rigidity, and ethnic separatism, matters continually brushed off either via immigrant rights teams and the anti-immigrant correct. Drawing on Hing's paintings as a attorney deeply enthusiastic about the day by day lifetime of his immigrant consumers, To Be An American is a different mixture of substantial research, coverage, and private adventure.
By Vincent Vycinas (auth.)
Cultural twilight skill cultural disintegration or loss of life. It ability cul tural pain. Such discomfort steadily fades into the sunrise of tomorrow's tradition, simply because the twilight of a summer's night proceeds into the sunlight of the drawing close day. hence cultural twilight or affliction simul taneously is the sunrise - the milieu of delivery - of destiny gods. With those phrases a detailed interbelonging of the lately released look for GoDS with the current learn, OUR CULTURAL soreness, is under pressure. either one of those books belong jointly and represent one and a similar "story". whereas look for GODS bargains with guy of the next day to come in his enterprise to discover the best way which might lead him to his dawning gods, OUR CULTURAL anguish makes an attempt to reveal modern man's methods of erring - his stray ing methods. in addition, simply because the means in the direction of man's destiny gods is simul taneously his strategy to his precise cultural self, so are his straying methods his methods of a scarcity of self. Man's strategy to his actual self is his real, innermost, "bloody" or "ex-istential" means, whereas the best way of his loss of self is his inauthentic approach. The inauthentic methods, as a rule conversing, are "democratic" methods: they're the general public and customary methods of modem society, commonest or attribute of it. as a result, whereas look for GODS has an indi vidualistic personality, OUR CULTURAL soreness has a social character.
By Nancy N. Chen, Constance D. Clark, Suzanne Z. Gottschang, Lyn Jeffery
Through shut cognizance to daily lives and narratives and with a specific concentrate on gender, marketplace, and spatial practices, this assortment stresses that, in terms of China, rural existence and the impression of socialism has to be thought of in an effort to absolutely understand the city. person essays be aware the impression of criminal obstacles to geographic mobility in China, the proliferation of alternative city facilities, the several distribution of assets between a variety of areas, and the pervasive charm of the city, either by way of residing in towns and in buying items and conventions signaling urbanity. Others specialise in the direct revenues undefined, the chinese language rock song industry, the discursive creation of femininity and motherhood in city hospitals, and the ameliorations in entry to healthcare.
China city will curiosity anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, and people learning city making plans, China, East Asia, and globalization.
Contributors. Tad Ballew, Susan Brownell, Nancy N. Chen, Constance D. Clark, Robert Efird, Suzanne Z. Gottschang, Ellen Hertz, Lisa Hoffman, Sandra Hyde, Lyn Jeffery, Lida Junghans, Louisa Schein, Li Zhang
By Chris Gibson, John Connell
Gala's have burgeoned in rural components, revitalising previous traditions and inventing new purposes to have a good time. How do fairs give a contribution to tourism, group and a rural experience of belonging? What are their cultural, environmental and monetary dimensions? This ebook solutions such questions - that includes contributions from prime geographers, historians, anthropologists, tourism students and cultural researchers.
By Cheryl Russell