By Susan Griffin
A impressive and provocative exploration of the interconnection of personal existence and the large-scale horrors of conflict and devastation
A Pulitzer Prize and nationwide e-book Award finalist, and a winner of the Bay quarter publication Reviewers organization Award, Susan Griffin's A refrain of Stones is a rare reevaluation of heritage that explores the hyperlinks among person lives and catastrophic, world-altering violence. essentially the most acclaimed and poetic voices of latest American feminism, Griffin delves into the point of view of these whose own relationships and kinfolk histories have been profoundly prompted by means of conflict and its usually mystery mechanisms: the bomb-maker and the bombing sufferer, the soldier and the pacifist, the grand architects who have been formed by way of own adventure and in flip reshaped the world.
pointing out that "each solitary tale belongs to a bigger story"—and starting with the brutal and heartbreaking situations of her personal childhood—Griffin examines how the sophisticated dynamics of parenthood, formative years, and marriage interweave with the huge violence of world clash. She proffers a daring and robust new figuring out of the psychology of warfare via illuminating glimpses into the private lives of Ernest Hemingway, Mahatma Gandhi, Heinrich Himmler, British officer Sir Hugh Trenchard, and different old figures—as good because the munitions employees at Oak Ridge, a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing, and different humbler but indispensible witnesses to background.
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However, the share of Bulgarian sociologists in the concerted efforts of philosophers, ethicists, psychologists, and social psychologists in their research work on the problems listed is as yet insufficient. The sociological community is now expected to launch intensive—including multidisciplinary —research on the personality. There is a needfor an active and more profound criticism of the various nonMarxist sociological political and ideological views. This is not a 'routine task'. The obvious exacerbation of the ideological struggle in the international arena, the growing activity of the class adversary place a greater onus of responsibility on social science, on the ideological and propaganda effort.
Thanks to it the economy has taken the path of intensification and continuously improves its technical and technological level on the basis of the strategic directions and the latest achievements of the scientific and technical revolution. The significance is great of the general line for the development of science as well. In accordance with its needs and requirements Bulgaria has built an imposing array of scientific institutions. In the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, in the schools of higher learning, in the specialized institutes and units it has a solid scientific potential, capable of solving the complex problems posed by scientific and technological progress and the country's socio-economic development.
As has been pointed out, this sociological aspect of the April political line is in the process of a continuous development and enrichment. , Selected Works, vol. 4, p. 196. 48 SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL PRACTICE (1) perfecting the political system in line with the qualitatively new tasks and conditions of the socio-economic development of Bulgaria; (2) strengthening the unity between the interests of the community, the collectives and the individual working people; (3) strictly complying with the commodity and money nature of the socialist economy, and accordingly employing economic leverage and mechanisms to stimulate the activity and motivation of the working people; (4) considerably expanding the rights and opportunities of the work forces, the brigades and the separate economic units to resolve on their own the problems of production, of labour organization, of the social life of the collective; (5) regularly informing the working people of the activities of the political and economic authorities, and polling public opinion on a regular basis.
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