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Julia Margaret Cameron's 'Fancy Subjects' - Photographic Allegories of Victorian Identity and Empire... Julia Margaret Cameron's 'Fancy Subjects' - Photographic Allegories of Victorian Identity and Empire (Paperback)
Jeffrey Rosen
R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nominated for the William MB Berger Prize for British Art History 2017. The Victorians admired Julia Margaret Cameron for her evocative photographic portraits of eminent men like Tennyson, Carlyle and Darwin. However, Cameron also made numerous photographs that she called 'Fancy subjects', depicting scenes from literature, personifications from classical mythology, and Biblical parables from the Old and New Testament. This book is the first comprehensive study of these works, examining Cameron's use of historical allegories and popular iconography to embed moral, intellectual and political narratives in her photographs. A work of cultural history as much as art history, this book examines cartoons from Punch and line drawings from the Illustrated London News, cabinet photographs and autotype prints, textiles and wall paper, book illustrations and lithographs from period folios, all as a way to contextualise the allegorical subjects that Cameron represented, revealing connections between her 'Fancy subjects' and popular debates about such topics as Biblical interpretation, democratic government and colonial expansion. -- .

Conversations with Rbg - Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print... Conversations with Rbg - Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Jeffrey Rosen
R922 Discovery Miles 9 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Julia Margaret Cameron's 'Fancy Subjects' - Photographic Allegories of Victorian Identity and Empire... Julia Margaret Cameron's 'Fancy Subjects' - Photographic Allegories of Victorian Identity and Empire (Hardcover)
Jeffrey Rosen
R2,190 R1,977 Discovery Miles 19 770 Save R213 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Julia Margaret Cameron's 'fancy subjects' is the first study of Cameron's allegorical photographs and the first to examine the intellectual connections of this imagery to British culture and politics of the 1860s and 1870s. In these photographs, Cameron depicted passages from classical mythology, the Old and New Testament, and historical and contemporary literature. She costumed her friends, domestic help, and village children in dramatic poses, turning them into goddesses and nymphs, biblical kings and medieval knights; she photographed young women in the style of the Elgin marbles, making sculpture come alive, and re-imagined scenes depicted in the poetry of Byron and Tennyson. Cameron chose allegory as her primary artistic device because it allowed her to use popular iconography to convey a latent or secondary meaning. In her photographs, a primary meaning is first conveyed by the title of the image; then, social and political ideas that the artist implanted in the image begin to emerge, contributing to and commenting on the contemporary cultural, religious and political debates of the time. Cameron used the term 'fancy subjects' to embed these moral, intellectual and political narratives in her photographs. This book reconnects her to the prominent minds in her circle who influenced her thinking, including Benjamin Jowett, George Grote and Henry Taylor, and demonstrates her awareness and responsiveness to popular graphic art, including textiles and wall paper, book illustrations and engravings from period folios, cartoons from Punch and line drawings from the Illustrated London News, cabinet photographs and autotype prints. -- .

Louis D. Brandeis - American Prophet (Paperback): Jeffrey Rosen Louis D. Brandeis - American Prophet (Paperback)
Jeffrey Rosen
R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A riveting new examination of the leading progressive justice of his era, published in the centennial year of his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court According to Jeffrey Rosen, Louis D. Brandeis was "the Jewish Jefferson," the greatest critic of what he called "the curse of bigness," in business and government, since the author of the Declaration of Independence. Published to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of his Supreme Court confirmation on June 1, 1916, Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet argues that Brandeis was the most farseeing constitutional philosopher of the twentieth century. In addition to writing the most famous article on the right to privacy, he also wrote the most important Supreme Court opinions about free speech, freedom from government surveillance, and freedom of thought and opinion. And as the leader of the American Zionist movement, he convinced Woodrow Wilson and the British government to recognize a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Combining narrative biography with a passionate argument for why Brandeis matters today, Rosen explores what Brandeis, the Jeffersonian prophet, can teach us about historic and contemporary questions involving the Constitution, monopoly, corporate and federal power, technology, privacy, free speech, and Zionism.

Conversations with Rbg - Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law (Paperback): Jeffrey Rosen Conversations with Rbg - Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law (Paperback)
Jeffrey Rosen
R421 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R79 (19%) Pre-order
Microsoft PowerShell, VBScript and JScript Bible (Paperback): William R. Stanek, James O'Neill, Jeffrey Rosen Microsoft PowerShell, VBScript and JScript Bible (Paperback)
William R. Stanek, James O'Neill, Jeffrey Rosen
R1,353 R904 Discovery Miles 9 040 Save R449 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Packed with more than 300 sample scripts and an extensive collection of library functions, this essential scripting book is the most thorough guide to Windows scripting and PowerShell on the market. You'll examine how Windows scripting is changing the face of system and network administration by giving everyday users, developers, and administrators the ability to automate repetitive tasks. Plus, this is the first time that VBScript, Jscript, and Powershell are all covered in a single resource.

The Naked Crowd - Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age (Paperback, New): Jeffrey Rosen The Naked Crowd - Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age (Paperback, New)
Jeffrey Rosen
R445 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R62 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In "The Naked Crowd," acclaimed author Jeffrey Rosen makes an impassioned argument about how to preserve freedom, privacy, and security in a post-9/11 world. How we use emerging technologies, he insists, will be crucial to the preservation of essential American ideals.
In our zeal to catch terrorists and prevent future catastrophic events, we are going too far--largely because of irrational fears--and violating essential American freedoms. That's the contention at the center of this persuasive new polemic by Jeffrey Rosen, legal affairs editor of "The New Republic," which builds on his award-winning book "The Unwanted Gaze."
Through wide-ranging reportage and cultural analysis, Rosen argues that it is possible to strike an effective and reasonable balance between liberty and security. Traveling from England to Silicon Valley, he offers a penetrating account of why well-designed laws and technologies have not always been adopted. Drawing on a broad range of sources--from the psychology of fear to the latest Code Orange alerts and airport security technologies--he also explores the reasons that the public, the legislatures, the courts, and technologists have made feel-good choices that give us the illusion of safety without actually making us safer. He describes the dangers of implementing poorly thought out technologies that can make us less free while distracting our attention from responses to terrorism that might work.
Rosen also considers the social and technological reasons that the risk-averse democracies of the West continue to demand ever-increasing levels of personal exposure in a search for an illusory and emotional feeling of security. In Web logs, chat rooms, and reality TV shows, an increasing number of citizens clutter the public sphere with private revelations best kept to themselves. The result is the peculiar ordeal of living in the Naked Crowd, in which few aspects of our lives are immune from public scrutiny. With vivid prose and persuasive analysis, "The Naked Crowd" is both an urgent warning about the choices we face in responding to legitimate fears of terror and a vision for a better future.

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William Howard Taft - The American Presidents Series: The 27th President, 1909-1913 (Hardcover, First): Jeffrey Rosen William Howard Taft - The American Presidents Series: The 27th President, 1909-1913 (Hardcover, First)
Jeffrey Rosen; Edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sean Wilentz
R630 R506 Discovery Miles 5 060 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Supreme Court - The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America (Paperback): Jeffrey Rosen The Supreme Court - The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America (Paperback)
Jeffrey Rosen
R488 R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Save R93 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Superbly well written . . . a wonderfully informative guide to the Supreme Court both past and present."--David J. Garrow, "American History""" Jeffrey Rosen recounts the history of the Supreme Court through the personal and philosophical rivalries that have transformed the law--and by extension, our lives. With studies of four crucial conflicts--Chief Justice John Marshall and President Thomas Jefferson; post-Civil War justices John Marshall Harlan and Oliver Wendell Holmes; liberal icons Hugo Black and William O. Douglas; and conservative stalwarts William H. Rehnquist and Antonin Scalia--Rosen brings vividly to life the perennial rivalry between those justices guided by strong ideology and those who cared more about the court as an institution, forging coalitions and adjusting to new realities. He ends with a revealing conversation with Chief Justice John Roberts, who is attempting to change the court in unexpected ways. The stakes, he shows, are nothing less than the future of American jurisprudence.

William Howard Taft - The American Presidents Series: The 27th President, 1909-1913 (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition):... William Howard Taft - The American Presidents Series: The 27th President, 1909-1913 (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Jeffrey Rosen; Narrated by David Colacci; Edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sean Wilentz
R678 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R149 (22%) Out of stock
Louis D. Brandeis Lib/E - American Prophet (MP3 format, CD): Jeffrey Rosen Louis D. Brandeis Lib/E - American Prophet (MP3 format, CD)
Jeffrey Rosen; Read by Traber Burns
R699 R511 Discovery Miles 5 110 Save R188 (27%) Out of stock
William Howard Taft - The American Presidents Series: The 27th President, 1909-1913 (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged edition):... William Howard Taft - The American Presidents Series: The 27th President, 1909-1913 (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Jeffrey Rosen; Narrated by David Colacci; Edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sean Wilentz
R451 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R89 (20%) Out of stock
Constitution 3.0 - Freedom and Technological Change (Paperback): Jeffrey Rosen, Benjamin Wittes Constitution 3.0 - Freedom and Technological Change (Paperback)
Jeffrey Rosen, Benjamin Wittes
R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Out of stock

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, breathtaking changes in technology are posing stark challenges to our constitutional values. From free speech to privacy, from liberty and personal autonomy to the right against self-incrimination, basic constitutional principles are under stress from technological advances unimaginable even a few decades ago, let alone during the founding era. In this provocative collection, America's leading scholars of technology, law, and ethics imagine how to translate and preserve constitutional and legal values at a time of dizzying technological change. Constitution 3.0 explores some of the most urgent constitutional questions of the near future. Will privacy become obsolete, for example, in a world where ubiquitous surveillance is becoming the norm? Imagine that Facebook and Google post live feeds from public and private surveillance cameras, allowing 24/7 tracking of any citizen in the world. How can we protect free speech now that Facebook and Google have more power than any king, president, or Supreme Court justice to decide who can speak and who can be heard? How will advanced brain-scan technology affect the constitutional right against self-incrimination? And on a more elemental level, should people have the right to manipulate their genes and design their own babies? Should we be allowed to patent new forms of life that seem virtually human? The constitutional challenges posed by technological progress are wide-ranging, with potential impacts on nearly every aspect of life in America and around the world. The authors include Jamie Boyle, Duke Law School; Eric Cohen and Robert George, Princeton University, USA; Jack Goldsmith, Harvard Law School, USA; Orin Kerr, George Washington University Law School, USA; Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School, USA; Stephen Morse, University of Pennsylvania Law School, USA; John Robertson, University of Texas Law School, USA; Christopher Slobogin, Vanderbilt Law School, USA; O. Carter Snead, Notre Dame Law School, USA; Jeffrey Rosen, George Washington University Law School, USA; Benjamin Wittes, Brookings Institution; Tim Wu, Columbia Law School, USA; and Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Law School, USA.

The Most Democratic Branch - How the Courts Serve America (Hardcover): Jeffrey Rosen The Most Democratic Branch - How the Courts Serve America (Hardcover)
Jeffrey Rosen
R832 Discovery Miles 8 320 Out of stock

Many critics attack federal judges as anti-democratic elitists, activists out of step with the mainstream of American thought. But others argue that judges should stand alone as the ultimate guardians of American values, placing principle before the views of the people. In The Most Democratic Branch, Jeffrey Rosen disagrees with both assertions. Contrary to what interest groups may claim, he contends that, from the days of John Marshall right up to the present, the federal courts by and large have reflected the opinions of the mainstream. More important, he argues that the Supreme Court is most successful when it defers to the constitutional views of the American people, as represented most notably by Congress and the Presidency. And on the rare occasion when they departed from the consensus, the result has often been a disaster. To illustrate, Rosen provides a penetrating look at some of the most important Supreme Court cases in American history-cases involving racial equality, affirmative action, abortion, gay rights and gay marriage, the right to die, electoral disputes, and civil liberties in wartime. Rosen shows that the most notorious constitutional decisions in American history-the ones that have been most strenuously criticized, such as Dred Scott or Roe v. Wade-have gone against mainstream opinion. By contrast, the most successful decisions-from Marbury v. Madison to Brown v. Board of Education-have avoided imposing constitutional principles over the wishes of the people. Rosen concludes that the judiciary works best when it identifies the constitutional principles accepted by a majority of Americans, and enforces them unequivocally as fundamental law. Jeffrey Rosen is one of the most respected legal experts writing today, a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine and the Legal Affairs Editor of The New Republic. The provocative arguments that he puts forth here are bound to fuel heated debate at a time when the federal judiciary is already the focus of fierce criticism.

Conversations with Rbg - Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law (Standard format, CD): Jeffrey Rosen Conversations with Rbg - Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law (Standard format, CD)
Jeffrey Rosen; Read by Peter Ganim, Suzanne Toren
R778 R552 Discovery Miles 5 520 Save R226 (29%) Out of stock
Conversations with Rbg - Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law (Hardcover): Jeffrey Rosen Conversations with Rbg - Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law (Hardcover)
Jeffrey Rosen
R666 R530 Discovery Miles 5 300 Save R136 (20%) Out of stock
Louis D. Brandeis - American Prophet (Hardcover): Jeffrey Rosen Louis D. Brandeis - American Prophet (Hardcover)
Jeffrey Rosen
R525 R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Save R108 (21%) Out of stock

From the prizewinning Jewish Lives series, a riveting new examination of the leading progressive justice of his era, published in the centennial year of his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court According to Jeffrey Rosen, Louis D. Brandeis was "the Jewish Jefferson," the greatest critic of what he called "the curse of bigness," in business and government, since the author of the Declaration of Independence. Published to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of his Supreme Court confirmation on June 1, 1916, Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet argues that Brandeis was the most farseeing constitutional philosopher of the twentieth century. In addition to writing the most famous article on the right to privacy, he also wrote the most important Supreme Court opinions about free speech, freedom from government surveillance, and freedom of thought and opinion. And as the leader of the American Zionist movement, he convinced Woodrow Wilson and the British government to recognize a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Combining narrative biography with a passionate argument for why Brandeis matters today, Rosen explores what Brandeis, the Jeffersonian prophet, can teach us about historic and contemporary questions involving the Constitution, monopoly, corporate and federal power, technology, privacy, free speech, and Zionism. About Jewish Lives: Jewish Lives is a prizewinning series of interpretative biography designed to explore the many facets of Jewish identity. Individual volumes illuminate the imprint of Jewish figures upon literature, religion, philosophy, politics, cultural and economic life, and the arts and sciences. Subjects are paired with authors to elicit lively, deeply informed books that explore the range and depth of the Jewish experience from antiquity to the present. In 2014, the Jewish Book Council named Jewish Lives the winner of its Jewish Book of the Year Award, the first series ever to receive this award. More praise for Jewish Lives: "Excellent" -New York Times "Exemplary" -Wall Street Journal "Distinguished" -New Yorker "Superb" -The Guardian

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