Il s'agit là d'un extrait des lettres adressées à son frère entre 1900 et 1917 par un colon installé en Nouvelle-Calédonie. Modeste planteur, Ludovic Papin est un personnage attachant. Il relate sa vie au jour le jour sans rien travestir de la réalité, fait part de sa situation pas toujours brillante, de ses ennuis de santé et de sa prise de conscience d'un impossible retour en France. Les descriptions sont soignées, l'information est précise quant à la position du colon, le contact avec les autochtones, le mode de vie, le logement, la nourriture, le climat. Puis un jour de juin 1917...
Challenging the notion that there was no 'popular imperialism' in France, this important new book examines the importance of France's colonial role in the development of French society and culture after 1870. It assesses the impact of colonial propaganda on public attitudes in France and the relationship between French imperialism, republicanism and nationalism. It analyses metropolitan representations of empire, traces the development of a colonial 'science' and discusses the enduring importance of images and symbols of empire in contemporary France. It will be of interest to students of imperial, social and cultural history as well as to historians of contemporary France.
New Zealand-New Caledonia
Author: Frédéric Angleviel, Stephen I. Levine
Publisher: Victoria University Press
"This book, the result of a series of meetings examining the New Caledonia - New Zealand relationship provides a new look at the relationship between two Pacific Island neighbours. The book offers a variety of perspectives, in both English and French, drawing attention to various facets of the relationship--literary, cultural, religious, economic, security, diplomatic and political -- with contributors including scholars from a range of disciplines"--Back cover.
La Nouvelle-Calédonie a longtemps occulté son histoire, en particulier les 2800 ans de préhistoire austronésienne, puis kanake, ainsi que ses racines pénales. La réalisation d'un premier bilan historiographique s'imposait donc afin de permettre à tous de mesurer les enjeux sociétaux de cette histoire encore en cours d'élaboration, et de permettre aux praticiens, tant calédoniens que métropolitains ou anglo-saxons, de savoir qui fait quoi, pourquoi et comment. Cette étude, très minutieuse, permet de visualiser l'émergence d'une pensée historique depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale et de distinguer la mise en place de deux écoles historiques antipodéennes. Cette production historique se trouve à la croisée des chemins puisqu'elle reste fortement marquée par des comportements communautaires et s'avère écartelée entre les forces du dedans et les forces du dehors, évoquées en 1998 dans le préambule de l'Accord de Nouméa. Ce texte singulier s'articule autour d'une histoire calédonienne qui reste encore partiellement à construire, évoquant les ombres et les lumières de la colonisation. Et l'auteur de montrer qu'après avoir fait " mémoire des fautes commises ", ce préambule " historique " voulu par les trois partenaires signataires de l'Accord de Nouméa indique comment la reconnaissance réciproque qu'il institue peut permettre l'édification d'un destin commun.
The Neglected War
Author: Hermann Hiery
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Everyone knows 'tis the season to be jolly; when you can roast chestnuts on an open fire, treetops glisten and sleigh bells ring alongside the sound of small children's laughter. However, if you don't think Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year then reach for Keep Calm at Christmas and let its soothing advice reassure you that Christmas comes but once a year. Keep Calm at Christmas follows Keep Calm for Ladies and Keep Calm for Chaps and offers many merry pearls of wisdom to help you get through the festive season; on everything from relatives to office parties, and gluttony to new year resolutions. An insighftul pocket gift for Christmas. 'What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day' Phyllis Diller 'About all you can do is dream of a white Christmas, for it seems like it always leaves most of us in the red' Anon 'Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice' Anon 'Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit' Kin Hubbard 'New Year's Day... now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual' Mark Twain
DICIONARIO DAS UTOPIAS
Author: ANTOINE PICON, MICHELE RIOT-SARCEY, THOMAS BOUCHER
A utopia - lugar ideal ou não-lugar? Qual é o discurso da utopia? Este dicionário pretende mostrar que a utopia não assenta só na crítica política; a busca e a construção de lugares entre o real e o ideal também passam pela criação literária, o teatro, a música, a dança, a pintura, a arquitetura e as técnicas.
Limited by Design
Author: Michael Crow, Barry Bozeman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Limited by Design is the first comprehensive study of the varying roles played by the more than 16,000 research and development laboratories in the U.S. national innovation system. Michael Crow and Barry Bozeman offer policy makers and scientists a blueprint for making more informed decisions about how to best utilize and develop the capabilities of these facilities. Some labs, such as Bell Labs, Westinghouse, and Eastman Kodak, have been global players since the turn of the century. Others, such as Los Alamos National Laboratory, have been mainstays of the military/energy industrial complex since they evolved in the 1940s. These and other institutions have come to serve as the infrastructure upon which a range of industries have relied and have had a tremendous impact on U.S. social and economic history. Michael Crow and Barry Bozeman illustrate the histories, missions, structure, and behavior of individual laboratories, and explore the policy contexts in which they are embedded. In studying this large and varied collection of labs, Crow, Bozeman, and their colleagues develop a new framework for understanding the structure and behavior of laboratories that also provides a basis for rationalizing federal science and technology policy to create more effective laboratories. The book draws upon interviews and surveys collected from thousands of scientists, administrators, and policy makers, and features boxed "lab windows" throughout that provide detailed information on the variety of laboratories active in the U.S. national innovation system. Limited by Design addresses a range of questions in order to enable policy makers, university administrators, and scientists to plan effectively for the future of research and development.
Commentary on the Book of Causes
Author: Saint Thomas (Aquinas), Vincent A. Guagliardo, Charles R. Hess, Richard C. Taylor
Publisher: CUA Press
The Book of Causes, highly influential in the medieval university, was commonly but incorrectly understood to be the completion of Aristotle's metaphysics. It was Thomas Aquinas who first judged it to have been abstracted from Proclus's Elements of Theology, presumably by an unknown Arabic author, who added to it ideas of his own. The Book of Causes is of particular interest because themes that appear in it are echoed in the metaphysics of Aquinas: its treatment of being (esse) as proceeding from the First Creating Cause; the triadic scheme of being, living, and knowing; and the general scheme of participation in which "all is in all." Thus, the Book of Causes provides a historical backdrop for understanding and appreciating Aquinas's development of these themes in his metaphysics. Thomas's Commentary on the Book of Causes, composed during the first half of 1272, is a distinct philosophical work in its own right. It provides an extended view of his approach to Neoplatonic thought and functions as a guide to his metaphysics. Though long neglected and, until now, never translated into English, it deserves an equal place alongside his commentaries on Aristotle and Boethius. In addition to the extensive annotation, bibliography, and thorough introduction, this translation is accompanied by two valuable appendices. The first provides a translation of another version of proposition 29 of the Book of Causes, which was not known to St. Thomas. The second lists citations of the Book of Causes found in the works of St. Thomas and cross-references these to a list showing the works, and the exact location within them, where the citations can be found. ABOUT THE TRANSLATORS: The late Vincent A. Guagliardo, O.P., was professor of philosophy at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, California. Charles R. Hess, O.P., is an adjunct lecturer in ecclesiastical Latin at the Dominican School. Richard C. Taylor is associate professor of philosophy at Marquette University. His area of specialty is ancient and medieval philosophy.
The Storyteller at Fault
Author: Dan Yashinsky, Nancy Cairine Pitt
Publisher: Gynergy Books/Ragweed Press
Spirited adaptations of stories from the folk traditions of Japan, Uganda, Portugal, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Norway, Israel, France and ancient Persia are here woven into a whole new narrative tapestry of adventure, wit and suspense.
Author: Arthur Graves Canfield
An introduction to the reading and study of French lyric poetry
Through an explanation of forty figures in European culture, ^The Seduction of the Mediterranean argues that the Mediterranean, classical and contemporary, was the central theme in homoerotic writing and art from the 1750s to the 1950s. Episodes of exile, murder, drug-taking, wild homosexual orgies and court cases are woven into an original study of a significant theme in European culture. The myth of a homoerotic Mediterranean made a major contribution to general attitudes towards Antiquity, the Renaissance and modern Italy and Greece.
Author: Wilhelm Adolf Becker
Can We Disarm?
Author: Joseph McCabe, Georges Darien