Peter Cole

  • Avec son slogan « Faire du tort à un seul, c'est faire du tort à tous », l'IWW a donné au concept de solidarité une définition très concrète. Ce slogan, à l'image des Wobblies eux-mêmes, a voyagé aux quatre coins du monde. Les luttes d'il y a un siècle résonnent encore dans les pays du Sud en voie d'industrialisation comme dans ceux du Nord en voie de désindustrialisation. Que les ouvriers du monde entier fassent vivre l'internationalisme et l'esprit des Wobblies, et alors ils seront assez puissants pour défier le capitalisme mondial.En plein déclin des organisations de lutte au travail et de l'État-providence, cette histoire internationale et globale d'un des syndicats aux revendications les plus ambitieuses revient aux sources d'un mouvement qui a essaimé dans le monde entier et rappelle l'urgence d'explorer des formes alternatives de pratique politique et syndicale.Peter Cole, David M. Struthers et Kenyon Zimmer, historiens américains spécialistes du syndicalisme, dirigent vingt contributeurs internationaux rendant compte de contextes aussi variés que la France, l'Inde, le Mexique, l'Australie ou la Finlande.

    Peter Cole enseigne l'histoire à l'université Western Illinois et est chercheur associé au Society, Work and Development Institute à l'université de Witwatersrand. Il est l'auteur de Wobblies on the Waterfront (Université of Illinois Press, 2007).David M. Struthers est professeur assistant à l'université de Copenhague.Kenyon Zimmer est professeur associé à l'université de Texas at Arlington. Il est l'auteur de Immigrants Against the State (University of Illinois Press, 2015).

  • NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALIST
    Part of the Jewish Encounter series
    One May day in 1896, at a dining-room table in Cambridge, England, a meeting took place between a Romanian-born maverick Jewish intellectual and twin learned Presbyterian Scotswomen, who had assembled to inspect several pieces of rag paper and parchment. It was the unlikely start to what would prove a remarkable, continent-hopping, century-crossing saga, and one that in many ways has revolutionized our sense of what it means to lead a Jewish life.
    In Sacred Trash, MacArthur-winning poet and translator Peter Cole and acclaimed essayist Adina Hoffman tell the story of the retrieval from an Egyptian geniza, or repository for worn-out texts, of the most vital cache of Jewish manuscripts ever discovered. This tale of buried scholarly treasure weaves together unforgettable portraits of Solomon Schechter and the other heroes of this drama with explorations of the medieval documents themselves--letters and poems, wills and marriage contracts, Bibles, money orders, fiery dissenting tracts, fashion-conscious trousseaux lists, prescriptions, petitions, and mysterious magical charms. Presenting a panoramic view of nine hundred years of vibrant Mediterranean Judaism, Hoffman and Cole bring modern readers into the heart of this little-known trove, whose contents have rightly been dubbed “the Living Sea Scrolls.” Part biography and part meditation on the supreme value the Jewish people has long placed on the written word, Sacred Trash is above all a gripping tale of adventure and redemption.
    From the Hardcover edition.

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  • This book is a simple, non-technical introduction to cosmology, explaining what it is and what cosmologists do. Peter Coles discusses the history of the subject, the development of the Big Bang theory, and more speculative modern issues like quantum cosmology, superstrings, and dark matter.
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  • Are newspapers faced with an existential threat or are they changing to meet the challenges of a digital world? With the newspaper's role in a state of fundamental redefinition, Newspaper Journalism offers a timely and up to the minute analysis of newspapers today, in the context of their historical importance to society. Drawing on their extensive experience in academia and also across local, national, mainstream and alternative newspapers, Cole and Harcup write clearly and engagingly from both industry and scholarly perspectives, and contend that, far from dying, newspapers are doing what they have always done: adapting to a changing environment.

    This text is essential reading for all students of the press, with comprehensive and critical coverage of the most important debates in the study of newspaper journalism - from ethics and investigative journalism to political economy and the future of the industry. Given the shifting boundaries and central importance of newspapers, it will be of interest to all students of journalism and the media.

    Praise for the Journalism Studies: Key Texts series:

    'It is easy to describe a good textbook for a specific journalistic format... The ideal book has to satisfy a list of requirements that are also bullet-pointed in journalism assignment outlines. A text has to: synthesize the existing body of knowledge; explain concepts clearly; have a logical order of topics; and provide enough information and directions to pursue further study. One may also hope it would include real life examples and be lucid, vivid and a pleasure to read. Hard to find? Not anymore. The new SAGE series Journalism Studies: Key Texts satisfies the main requirements on the list. Carefully planned and meticulously edited by Martin Conboy, David Finkelstein and Bob Franklin, the textbook series is a welcome contribution to the literature of journalism studies...

    All three books follow the same structural template: an overview of historical development; explication of the political and economic frameworks within particular types of journalism; a review of contemporary practices; social demographics; a comparative analysis of practices around the world; a summary of main conceptual approaches; an indication of future directions; recommendations for further reading. This strong organization resembles a template for a course outline. This is intentional because the series is aimed both at students and their practice-based lecturers, who often come straight from industry and need time to adjust to the academic environment...

    [The series] achieves its aim to bridge the sometimes too evident dissonance between journalism theory and practice... They successfully situate discussions about journalism in social and historical contexts. We see the faces of individual journalists, the circumstances of news production, the relationship with owners, the battle between the public service and the profit nature of news, the relevance of journalism work. The detailed account of the conditions under which newspaper, radio and alternative journalism is produced and performed make the Journalism Studies: Key Texts series mandatory reading for both journalism students and their lecturers' - Verica Rupar, Journalism Studies

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