European Objects

Interventions based on objects, Brice Laurent claims, have become a dominant path for European policy-making. In European Objects, Laurent analyzes the political consequences of these interventions and their democratization.

Author: Brice Laurent

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262368560

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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How interventions based on objects—including chemicals, financial products, and consumer goods—offer a path to rethink European integration. Interventions based on objects, Brice Laurent claims, have become a dominant path for European policy-making. In European Objects, Laurent analyzes the political consequences of these interventions and their democratization. He uses the term “European objects” to describe technical entities that are regulated—and thereby transformed—by European policies. To uncover the bureaucratic and regulatory intricacies of European governance, Laurent focuses on a series of these objects, including food products, chemicals, financial products, consumer goods, drinking water, and occupational environments. Laurent argues that taking European objects seriously offers a way to rephrase the dreams of harmonization and, eventually, rethink the constitutional strength of European integration. Laurent doesn’t just clarify how European regulation works, but also explores ways to realize long-term objectives for European integration, such as a harmonized market or an objective expertise. Regulation is best understood as “regulatory machinery” bringing together various types of legal constraints, material interventions on objects, and the imagining of desirable futures. Analyzing European objects enables Laurent to explore what regulation has become after years of evolution have made it a central component of the European policy world. He offers practical illustrations of how the regulatory machinery functions today. If Europe succeeds at reinventing the terms of its legitimacy with objects that matter for the European publics, it will provide a telling demonstration that the opposition of expertise and populism is not the unavoidable fate of liberal democracies.



EurAsian Matters

Many of the objects studied here are relatively unknown or understudied. The stories they recount suggest new ways of thinking about space, cultural geographies and the complex and often contradictory association of power and culture.

Author: Anna Grasskamp

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319756419

Category: History

Page: 253

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The volume examines the mutually constitutive relationship between the materiality of objects and their aesthetic meanings. Its approach connects material culture with art history, curation, technologies and practices of making. A central dimension of the case studies collected here is the mobility of objects between Europe and China and the transformations that unfold as a result of their transcultural lives. Many of the objects studied here are relatively unknown or understudied. The stories they recount suggest new ways of thinking about space, cultural geographies and the complex and often contradictory association of power and culture. These studies of transcultural objects can suggest pathways for museum experts by uncovering the multi-layered identities and temporalities of objects that can no longer be labelled as located in single regions. It is also addressed to students of art history, of European and Chinese studies and scholars of consumer culture. « This eagerly awaited volume offers deep and extensive insights into the fast-growing field of material culture studies. Its fresh approach to Eurasian objects and materialities will serve as useful reading for all scholars interested in transcultural and global studies. A very helpful introductory essay. » Sabine du Crest, University of Bordeaux Montaigne, Former Fellow, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies.

Framing the Subjects and Objects of Contemporary EU Law

This timely book invites the reader to explore the lexicon of ‘subjects’ and ‘objects’ of EU law as a platform from which several dilemmas and omissions of EU law can be researched.

Author: Samo Bardutzky

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1786435748

Category: Law

Page: 352

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This timely book invites the reader to explore the lexicon of ‘subjects’ and ‘objects’ of EU law as a platform from which several dilemmas and omissions of EU law can be researched. It includes a number of case studies from different fields of law that deploy this lexicon, structuring the contributions around three principal elements of EU law: its transformations, crises, and external-internal dynamics.







ECOOP 87 European Conference on Object Oriented Programming

This volume contains the proceedings of the first European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, held in Paris, June 15-17, 1987.

Author: Jean Bezivin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540183531

Category: Computers

Page: 273

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This volume contains the proceedings of the first European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, held in Paris, June 15-17, 1987. The idea of this annual conference series is to provide a forum for theorists and practitioners interested in the object-oriented programming paradigm. The contributions cover the following aspects of object-oriented programming: methodology, implementation, theory, interfaces, languages, simulation, inheritance.





Chinese and Japanese Porcelains and Potteries Far Eastern and European Objects of Art

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Anderson Galleries

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781332913770

Category: Art

Page: 126

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Excerpt from Chinese and Japanese Porcelains and Potteries, Far Eastern and European Objects of Art: The Collection of the Late Thomas Allen, Boston, Mass;, Former President of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; To Be Sold by Order of His Son Mr. Thomas Allen, Jr., Executor Things Japanese are nowadays such a familiar story, that it is hard to realize that it is only about seventy years - the span of a man's life - since Admiral Perry sailed into Uraga Bay to open to the world unknown Japan. Not until ten years had passed was Japan safe for the foreigner. It took another decade or so for Paris to discover Japanese art. Forty-odd years ago, when Mr. Allen was a young artist in Paris, interest was high in the art of J apan - the screens, the lacquer work, the cunningly wrought sword mounts, the delicately carved ivories, the porcelains and potteries, the Japanese color prints, so despised in the country of their origin that they had first come to Paris, not as works of art, but as waste-paper used for wrapping porcelains. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Misplaced Objects

" Stripped of all identifying contexts, these exuberant collections, including the famous Real Gabinete de Historia Natural de Madrid, upset European certainties, forcing a reorganization of knowledge that gave rise to scientific inquiry ...

Author: Silvia Spitta

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292718977

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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"When things move, things change." Starting from this deceptively simple premise, Silvia Spitta opens a fascinating window onto the profound displacements and transformations that have occurred over the six centuries since material objects and human subjects began circulating between Europe and the Americas. This extended reflection on the dynamics of misplacement starts with the European practice of collecting objects from the Americas into Wunderkammern, literally "cabinets of wonders." Stripped of all identifying contexts, these exuberant collections, including the famous Real Gabinete de Historia Natural de Madrid, upset European certainties, forcing a reorganization of knowledge that gave rise to scientific inquiry and to the epistemological shift we call modernity. In contrast, cults such as that of the Virgin of Guadalupe arose out of the reverse migration from Europe to the Americas. The ultimate marker of mestizo identity in Mexico, the Virgin of Guadalupe is now fast crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, and miracles are increasingly being reported. Misplaced Objects then concludes with the more intimate and familial collections and recollections of Cuban and Mexican American artists and writers that are contributing to the Latinization of the United States. Beautifully illustrated and radically interdisciplinary, Misplaced Objects clearly demonstrates that it is not the awed viewer, but rather the misplaced object itself that unsettles our certainties, allowing new meanings to emerge.


Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernity

include objects like glass vessels, beads of brass or glass, pipes, ... The burials on the site contained a large quantity of objects of European origin as ...

Author: Magdalena Naum

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461462029

Category: Social Science

Page: 327

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​ ​In Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernity: Small Time Agents in a Global Arena, archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians present case studies that focus on the scope and impact of Scandinavian colonial expansion in the North, Africa, Asia and America as well as within Scandinavia itsself. They discuss early modern thinking and theories made valid and developed in early modern Scandinavia that justified and propagated participation in colonial expansion. The volume demonstrates a broad and comprehensive spectrum of archaeological, anthropological and historical research, which engages with a variation of themes relevant for the understanding of Danish and Swedish colonial history from the early 17th century until today. The aim is to add to the on-going global debates on the context of the rise of the modern society and to revitalize the field of early modern studies in Scandinavia, where methodological nationalism still determines many archaeological and historical studies. Through their theoretical commitment, critical outlook and application of postcolonial theories the contributors to this book shed a new light on the processes of establishing and maintaining colonial rule, hybridization and creolization in the sphere of material culture, politics of resistance, and responses to the colonial claims. This volume is a fantastic resource for graduate students and researchers in historical archaeology, Scandinavia, early modern history and anthropology of colonialism