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Friedman, Susan W.

Works: 7 works in 30 publications in 1 language and 2,307 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
Classifications: D15.B596, 304.23
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Most widely held works by Susan W Friedman
Marc Bloch, sociology and geography : encountering changing disciplines by Susan W Friedman( )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 2,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French historian, Marc Bloch (1886-1944), has been very influential in the development of both history and social science. Comparative historians, historical geographers, and historical sociologists have all pointed to his work as a model. This book is the first detailed examination of the relationship of the work of Bloch to both Durkheimian sociology and Vidalian geography. Through a careful examination of the debates in which he was involved and the institutional circumstances in which he worked, it places Bloch's work within its intellectual context, and assesses the nature of his contribution. Professor Friedman argues that, despite the frequent claims of scholars in history, sociology and geography, Bloch did not adopt either the Durkheimian or Vidalian approach. Both disciplines were central to his intellectual development and his relationships to them were interdependent. The result was his own highly acclaimed approach
Marc Bloch, Sociology and Geography by Susan W Friedman( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geography and sociology from Marc Bloch's perspective: tools for the revitalization of "les études humaines." by Susan W Friedman( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enterprise zones : an evaluation of state government policies by Rodney A Erickson( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public schools and residential areas in Toronto, 1871 to 1921 by Susan W Friedman( )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Bloch, sociology und geography: encountering changing disciplines by Susan W Friedman( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Smithsonian Institution's Heritage as Gristmill of Hegemonic Power on the National Landscape by Teresina Bailey( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ABSTRACTViewed concretely, the Smithsonian Institution's main museums, gradually raised along the promenade of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., are centralized processing and display units whose contents are curated from the vast array of cultural and natural history collections and archives housed by the institution. The Smithsonian's numerous international research and collection locations gather large volumes of "real" material whose provenances are ostensibly representative and traceable to authentic origins as gleaned from the "lived experiences" and perspectives of cultures all over the globe. The institution provides materials and forums for professional and lay audiences to "consume an experience" by processing displays, seminars, and publications about this material -- for entertainment, education or legitimization purposes. Viewed abstractly, constructs like identity and heritage are the primary artifacts of interest; they signify immaterial systems of knowledge that assign meaning to objects. These constructs are traceable to place: the hallowed western cultural institutions inclusive of their landscapes, buildings and regulating bodies. Archetypally, the Smithsonian is a strategic repository of power, worldviews and cultural activities that elevated the status of the United States as a new Western nation by creating sciences and employing an elite citizenry. This thesis historicizes the Smithsonian Institution as a metaphorical factory or gristmill of culture; established in 1846 upon the heels of European imperialism to create tandem subjects and systems of hegemony for the corporate-elite U.S. entity and to proliferate a certain set of cultural values. The Smithsonian, whose contents span global territories and cultures, became one of the most important and historic institutional faces of the United States chimera. As one of the first cultural institutions physically built in the District of Colombia, the Smithsonian processes cultural fodder of the U.S. -- a global harbinger of contradiction: i.e., democratic mores as enforced by military-industrial power. Yet, this thesis also locates potentially decolonizing geographies within the Smithsonian's contemporary presence. Culturally specific museums represent a complex discursive and representational power-share between institutions and marginalized populations; once studiously exploited and now invited to reconstruct a past as viewed from present cultural memories that simultaneously disentangle and reframe the museum's object-based discourses. Historical contrasts are highlighted by examining organizational structures, mission, activities and shifting socio-temporal dynamics that undergird and challenge the Smithsonian's standing as a national fiscal and cultural trust institution
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Marc Bloch, sociology and geography : encountering changing disciplines
Mark Bloch, sociology und geography: encountering changing disciplines
Alternative Names
Friedman, Susan W. 1951-

Friedman, Susan W. (Susan Walker), 1951-

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