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by Peter Farrugia,Robert Wright,Leo Groarke,John McLaren,Nancy E. Wright,A.R. Buck,John S. Hill,Jeffrey Scott Brown,Carol B. Duncan,James Gerrie,M. Carleton Simpson,Stephen F. Haller

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Does history matter any more? In an era when both the past and memory seem to be sources of considerable interest and, frequently, lively debate, has the academic discipline of history ceased to offer the connection between past and present experience that it was originally intended to provide? In short, has History become a bridge to nowhere, a structure over a river whose course has been permanently altered?This is the overarching question that the contributors to The River of History : Trans-national and Trans-disciplinary Perspectives on the Immanence of the Past seek to answer. Drawn from a broad spectrum of scholarly disciplines, the authors tackle a wide range of more specific questions touching on this larger one. Does history, as it is practised in universities, provide any useful context for the average Canadian or has the task of historical consciousness-shaping passed to filmmakers and journalists? What can the history of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal conceptions of land and property tell us about contemporary relations between these cultures? Is there a way to own the past that fosters sincere stock-taking without proprietary interest or rigid notions of linearity? And, finally, what does the history of technological change suggest about humanity's ability to manage the process now and in the future?The philosopher Heraclitus once likened history to a river and argued for its otherness by stating that "No man can cross the same river twice, because neither the man nor the river is the same." This collection reconsiders this conceptualization, taking the reader on a journey along the river in an effort to better comprehend the ways in which past, present, and future are interconnected.With Contributions By:Jeffrey Scott BrownA.R. BuckCarol B. DuncanPeter FarrugiaJames GerrieLeo GroarkeStephen F.HallerJohn S. HillJohn McLarenM. Carleton SimpsonRobert WrightNancy E. Wright

With Contributions By: Jeffrey Scott Brown . Buck Carol B. Duncan Peter Farrugia James Gerrie Leo Groarke Stephen . aller John S. Hill John McLaren M. Carleton Simpson Robert Wright Nancy E. Wright.

With Contributions By: Jeffrey Scott Brown . Peter Farrugia is an associate professor of History and Contemporary Studies at the Brantford campus of Wilfrid Laurier University. Robert Wright teaches History at Trent University in Peterborough, Canada. In studying the philosophical critiques of modern society of three pioneering Canadian technology theorists, Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan and George Grant, I found myself facing a peculiar situation as a philosopher.

and Trans-Disciplinary Perspectives on the Immanence of the Past.

The River of History : Trans-National and Trans-Disciplinary Perspectives on the Immanence of the Past.

trans-national and trans-disciplinary perspectives on the immanence of the past. Papers from the Laurier Brantford interdisciplinary conference titled "The lessons of history: an interdisciplinary approach to past, present, and future", held in Brantford, On. Sept. Published 2005 by University of Calgary Press in Calgary Papers from the Laurier Brantford interdisciplinary conference titled "The lessons of history: an interdisciplinary approach to past, present, and future", held in Brantford, On.

211 p. ; 21 cm. "The twentieth century was a time of runaway growth in human numbers, consumption, and technology, placing a colossal load on all natural systems, especially earth, air, and water - the very elements of life

211 p. "The twentieth century was a time of runaway growth in human numbers, consumption, and technology, placing a colossal load on all natural systems, especially earth, air, and water - the very elements of life. The great question of the twenty-first century is how, or whether, this can go o. In A Short History of Progress Ronald Wright shows how our modern predicament is as old as civilization, a 10,000-year experiment we unleashed but have seldom controlled.

We wish all of you out there a merry Christmas Day with your families and friends! Thanks for your fantastic support, your enthusiasm and your efforts for the Trans. History project! We are looking forward to continue our work with you in 2020! The picture shows Evgenia Galina and her son Michael Galin in Uzghorod in 1956.

And what can Burma's past tell us about its present and even its future? . This book goes to great lengths to explain the history of Burma from the beginning.

And what can Burma's past tell us about its present and even its future? For nearly two decades Western governments and a growing activist community have been frustrated in their attempts to bring about a freer and more democratic Burma―through sanctions and tourist boycotts―only to see an apparent slide toward even harsher dictatorship. Now Thant Myint-U tells the story of modern Burma. Sad and poignant, intelligent and thought-provoking.

Robert Eric Wright (born January 1, 1969 in Rochester, . is a business, economic, financial, and monetary historian and the inaugural Rudy and Marilyn Nef Family Chair of Political Economy at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Robert Eric Wright (born January 1, 1969 in Rochester, . is a business, economic, financial, and monetary historian and the inaugural Rudy and Marilyn Nef Family Chair of Political Economy at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.