Common Ground

Author: Geneviève Massard-Guilbaud,Stephen Mosley

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443826014

Category: History

Page: 415

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Today’s environmental problems—climate change, loss of biodiversity, polluted air, land, and water—all have their origins to a greater or lesser extent in how we have lived, played and worked. At a time when societies are confronted with the often dramatic consequences of past choices made in the fields of energy, technology, industry, agriculture, urbanisation and consumption, we need a history that casts more light on the ways in which unsustainable human-nature relationships came into being. This means forging stronger connections between social and environmental history. Common Ground opens up a dialogue between two sub-disciplines that to date have remained largely parallel endeavours, bringing together both established and younger scholars from both fields to explore how people’s everyday lives have connected to their environments—and with what effects. The book is organised in six sections: leisure and environment; nature and conservation; environmental conflicts; folk and scientific knowledge; environmental disasters; and energy, industry and urban infrastructure. By exploring the complex interplay between people’s day-to-day activities and ecological change, especially the values, beliefs and environmental experiences of ordinary men and women, we can better understand our past relationships with nature and perhaps make more informed planning and policy choices in the future.

Common Ground

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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Common Ground?

Author: Anthony M. Orum,Zachary P. Neal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113525754X

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Public spaces have long been the focus of urban social activity, but investigations of how public space works often adopt only one of several possible perspectives, which restricts the questions that can be asked and the answers that can be considered. In this volume, Anthony Orum and Zachary Neal explore how public space can be a facilitator of civil order, a site for power and resistance, and a stage for art, theatre, and performance. They bring together these frequently unconnected models for understanding public space, collecting classic and contemporary readings that illustrate each, and synthesizing them in a series of original essays. Throughout, they offer questions to provoke discussion, and conclude with thoughts on how these models can be combined by future scholars of public space to yield more comprehensive understanding of how public space works.

Hope for Common Ground

Author: Julie Hanlon Rubio,Julie Hanlon Azimova

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1626163065

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Much like American society, the American Catholic Church is sharply divided: conservatives see government as the problem while liberals see government intervention as necessary. From the high point of Catholic consensus in the early 1960s with the election of John F. Kennedy, today Catholics in this country are less united than at any point in their history. Not only do Catholics disagree on abortion, same-sex marriage, physician-assisted suicide, and social spending, but they also disagree about what the major social problems are. Despite these rancorous divisions, many Catholics share concerns about avoiding cooperation with evil and working within communities to solve social problems. Rubio tries to expand this existing common ground and argues, with a vision of what she calls faithful citizenship, that more can be done at the local level if those on the right and the left could come and reason together instead of remaining mired in tired debates over political v. personal morality. Rubio uses this framework of common ground to analyze four hot-button ethical and policy issues--the family, poverty, abortion, and end-of-life care--in the hope of initiating dialogue and inspiring communal action.

Catholic Common Ground Initiative

Author: Joseph Bernardin,Oscar H. Lipscomb

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1592440746

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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All the basic documents describing the Catholic Common Ground Inititative are here gathered together in one volume, from the original statement Called To Be Catholic: Church in a Time of Peril to Archbishop Lipscomb's address at the first Catholic Common Ground Initiative conference in March, 1997. In a very useful introduction, Msgr. Philip J. Murnion explains the history and development of the initiative. American Catholics must reconstitute the conditions for addressing our differences contructively - a common ground centered on faith in Jesus, marked by accountability to the living Catholic tradition, and ruled by a renewed spirit of civility, dialogue, generosity, and broad and serious consultation. -from Called To Be Catholic: Church in a Time of Peril

In Search of Common Ground on Abortion

Author: Robin West,Justin Murray,Meredith Esser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317117964

Category: Law

Page: 198

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This book brings together academics, legal practitioners and activists with a wide range of pro-choice, pro-life and other views to explore the possibilities for cultural, philosophical, moral and political common ground on the subjects of abortion and reproductive justice more generally. It aims to rethink polarized positions on sexuality, morality, religion and law, in relation to abortion, as a way of laying the groundwork for productive and collaborative dialogue. Edited by a leading figure on gender issues and emerging voices in the quest for reproductive justice - a broad concept that encompasses the interests of men, women and children alike - the contributions both search for 'common ground' between opposing positions in our struggles around abortion, and seek to bring balance to these contentious debates. The book will be valuable to anyone interested in law and society, gender and religious studies and philosophy and theory of law.

Our Common Ground

Author: John D. Leshy

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030023578X

Category: History

Page: 736

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The little-known story of how the U.S. government came to hold nearly one-third of the nation's land primarily for recreation and conservation.

God Brought Us Together on Common Ground When We Weren’t Looking

Author: Angela Fleener Walthall

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449796109

Category: Religion

Page: 118

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Common Ground is the story of two unsuspecting singles falling in love when their paths cross on common ground. A letter hidden away, a triple espresso, and a song about why God made the moon unfolds in a delightful "happily-ever-after." Though it reads like a fairy tale, it is most assuredly true.

Common Ground

Author: Canadian Museum of Civilization,Institute for Contemporary Canadian Craft

Publisher: Hull, Québec : Canadian Museum of Civilization

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 181

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"This collection of 16 essays reveals provocative common ground between contemporary craft, architecture and decorative arts. The chief feature of the common ground is the integration of designing and making. Long considered the birthright of craftspeople, it is now the focus of contemporary architectural analysis. Scholars, architects and craftspeople - inspired by the historical precedent of the Bauhaus and architectural theorists such as Gottfried Semper - probe the contemporary relevance of the relationship between the design process, building or making methods and materials." "This volume includes essays by museum and gallery professionals that trace the historical precedents of their craft collections, the patrons who shaped them, and the current direction of institutional policies regarding the collecting and exhibiting of craft. Also included is a photo essay documenting the integration of craft and architecture in a case study of the Fuji Pavilion in the Montreal Botanical Garden."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved