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Bender, Thomas

Works: 83 works in 377 publications in 2 languages and 15,276 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Maps  Sources  Abstracts  Constitution 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Other, Publishing director, Contributor
Classifications: JK216, 320.973
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Most widely held works about Thomas Bender
Most widely held works by Thomas Bender
Rethinking American history in a global age( )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 2,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In rethinking and reframing the American national narrative in a wider context, the contributors to this volume ask questions about both nationalism and the discipline of history itself. The essays offer fresh ways of thinking about the traditional themes and periods of American history
The Antislavery debate : capitalism and abolitionism as a problem in historical interpretation by David Brion Davis( )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nation among nations : America's place in world history by Thomas Bender( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contends that American history must be placed in a global context, explaining that the obstacles being faced by the United States have been overcome in the past by other countries whose examples can impart powerful lessons
Urban imaginaries : locating the modern city( )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For millennia, the city stood out against the landscape, walled and compact. This concept of the city was long accepted as adequate for characterizing the urban experience. However, the nature of the city, both real and imagined, has always been more permeable than this model reveals. The essays in [this book] respond to this condition by focusing on how social and physical space is conceived as both indefinite and singular. They emphasize the ways this space is shared and thus made into urban culture. Urban Imaginaries offers case studies on cities in Brazil, Israel, Turkey, Lebanon, and India, as well as in the United States and France, and in doing so blends social, cultural, and political approaches to better understand the contemporary urban experience."--Publisher description, from p. [4] of cover
Toward an urban vision : ideas and institutions in nineteenth-century America by Thomas Bender( Book )

30 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York intellect : a history of intellectual life in New York City, from 1750 to the beginnings of our own time by Thomas Bender( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major social history of the intellectual life of New York City - the story of how, over three centuries, a minor colonial settlement became the capital of modern thought. From the eighteenth century on, New Yorkers have struggled to create new kinds of institutions, and new styles of thinking and writing, that would reflect the special character of their city, both its boundless energies and its deep divisions. Now Thomas Bender, Chairman of the Department of History at New York University, offers both an encompassing picture of the men and women who created the ideal of the New York intellectual."--Jacket
Community and social change in America by Thomas Bender( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The education of historians for the twenty-first century by Thomas Bender( )

15 editions published between 1900 and 2004 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The University and the city : from medieval origins to the present by University and the city( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transforming undergraduate education : theory that compels, and practices that succeed by Donald W Harward( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Harward has assembled the deepest thinkers in higher education in one resource that combines theoretical considerations with analyses of fundamental issues related to learning and liberal education. This set of arguments, theories, and evidence are sufficient to encourage significant-transformative-changes in higher education. Contributors go on to offer examples of campus initiatives that document such changes, from directional nudges to major shifts of emphases and resources
Intellect and public life : essays on the social history of academic intellectuals in the United States by Thomas Bender( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Periodic "crises" in our academic culture remind us that the organization of our intellectual life is a product of history - neither fixed by the logic of social development nor inherent in the nature of knowledge itself. At a time of much unease in academia and among the general public about the relation of intellect to public life, Thomas Bender explores both the nineteenth-century origins and the twentieth-century configurations of academic intellect in the United States. Intellect and Public Life pays special attention to the changing relationship of academic to urban culture. Examining the historical tensions faced by intellectuals who aspired to be at once academics and citizens, Bender traces the growing commitment of intellectuals to professional expertise and autonomy. He finds, as well, a historical pattern of academic withdrawal from the public discussion of matters of general concern. Yet the volume concludes on a hopeful note. With the demise of the classical republican notion of the public, Bender contends, there has emerged a more pluralistic notion of the public that - combined with the revival of interest in pragmatic theories of truth - may offer the possibility of a richer collaboration of democracy and intellect
The unfinished city : New York and the metropolitan idea by Thomas Bender( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Budapest and New York : studies in metropolitan transformation, 1870-1930( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What comes across most strikingly in these essays is New York's cultivation of social and political pluralism, a trend not found in Budapest. Nationalist ideology exerted tremendous pressure on Budapest's ethnic groups to assimilate to a single Hungarian language and culture. In contrast, New York's ethnic diversity was transmitted through a mass culture that celebrated ethnicity while muting distinct ethnic traditions, making them accessible to a national audience
American higher education transformed, 1940-2005 : documenting the national discourse by Wilson Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American Higher Education: A Documentary History presents one hundred and seventy-two key edited documents that record the transformation of higher education over the past sixty years." "The volume includes such seminal documents as Vannevar Bush's 1945 report to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Science, the Endless Frontier; the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Brown v. Board of Education and Sweezy v. New Hampshire; and Adrienne Rich's challenging essay "Taking Women Students Seriously." The wide variety of readings underscores responses of higher education to a memorable, often tumultuous, half century." "Wilson Smith and Thomas Bender have assembled an essential reference for policymakers, administrators, and all those interested in the history and sociology of higher education."--Jacket
American academic culture in transformation : fifty years, four disciplines by American Academy of Arts and Sciences( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 14 essays in this collection reflect on how the major academic disciplines of economics, English, philosophy, and political science have changed in the decades since World War ii. Following an introductory essay by the editors, essay titles are: (1) "Politics, Intellect, and the American University, 1945-1995" (Thomas Bender); (2) "How Did Economics Get That Way and What Way Did It Get?" (Robert M. Solow); (3) "Economics-the Current Position" (David M. Kreps); (4) "Reconfigurations in American Academic Economics: a General Practitioner's Perspective" (William J. Barber); (5) "The Transformation of English Studies: 1930-1995" (M.H. Abrams); (6) "The History of Literary Criticism" (Catherine Gallagher); (7) "Tracking English and American Literary and Cultural Criticism" (Jose David Saldivar); (8) "a Half Century of Philosophy, Viewed from Within" (Hilary Putnam); (9) "Trends in Recent American Philosophy" (Alexander Nehamas); (10) "Political Science in the 1940s and 1950s" (Charles E. Lindblom); (11) "Still Blowing in the Wind: The American Quest for a Democratic, Scientific Political Science" (Rogers M. Smith); (12) "The New Rigorism in the Human Sciences, 1940-1960" (Carl E. Schorske); (13) "From the Street to the Lecture Hall: The 1960s" (Ira Katznelson); and "The Disciplines and the Identity Debates, 1970-1995" (David A. Hollinger). (Individual chapters contain references.) (Db)
Urban assemblages : how actor-network theory changes urban studies by Ignacio Farias( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study proposes - and its various chapters offer demonstrations - importing into urban studies a body of theories, concepts, and perspectives developed in the field of science and technology studies (STS) and, more specifically, Actor-Network Theory (ANT)
The transformation of humanistic studies in the twenty-first century : opportunities and perils by Thomas Bender( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City and nation : rethinking place and identity by Michael P Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This compendium offers a textured historical and comparative examination of the significance of locality or "place," and the role of urban representations and spatial practices in defining national identities. Drawing upon a wide range of disciplines - from literature to architecture and planning, sociology, and history - these essays problematize the dynamic between the local and the national, the cultural and the material, revealing the complex interplay of social forces by which place is constituted and contributes to the social construction of national identity in Asia, Latin America, and the United States. These essays explore the dialogue between past and present, local and national identities in the making of "modern" places. Contributions range from an assessment of historical discourses on the relationship between modernity and heritage in turn-of-the-century Suzhou to the social construction of San Antonio's Market Square as a contested presencing of the city's Mexican past. Case studies of the socio-spatial restructuring of Penang and Jakarta show how place-making from above by modernizing states is articulated with a claims-making politics of class and ethnic difference from below. An examination of nineteenth-century Central America reveals a case of local grassroots formation not only of national identity but national institutions. Finally, a close examination of Latin American literature at the end of the nineteenth century reveals the importance of a fantastic reversal of Balzac's dystopian vision of Parisian cosmo-politanism in defining the place of Latin America and the possibilities of importing urban modernity."--Provided by publisher
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

8 editions published between 1957 and 1981 in English and Spanish and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An influential study of America's national government, egalitarian ideals, and character offers reflections on the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals and provides insight into the rewards and responsibilities of a democratic government
Revolution! : the Atlantic world reborn( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores, largely through illustrations, how three globally influential revolutions transformed politics and culture between 1763 and 1816, from the triumph of the British Empire in the Seven Years' War to the end of the Napoleonic Wars
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Rethinking American history in a global age
The Antislavery debate : capitalism and abolitionism as a problem in historical interpretationA nation among nations : America's place in world historyUrban imaginaries : locating the modern cityToward an urban vision : ideas and institutions in nineteenth-century AmericaNew York intellect : a history of intellectual life in New York City, from 1750 to the beginnings of our own timeCommunity and social change in AmericaThe education of historians for the twenty-first centuryThe University and the city : from medieval origins to the present
Alternative Names
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