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xi, 278 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
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xxiv, 102 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Economics
  • Abolition and "legitimate commerce"
  • Informal colonialism
  • Scramble for Africa
  • Colonial economy
  • Railways
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 2: Administration
  • District officers, intermediaries, and missionaries
  • Models of colonial rule
  • Ethniciy and gender
  • Religion and politics
  • Comparative colonialism
  • Settler colonies
  • Chapter 3: Violence
  • Conquest and resistance
  • Uprisings and atrocities
  • World wars
  • Armed liberation struggles
  • Chapter 4: Liberation
  • Pan-Africanism
  • Second World War impact
  • Marxism
  • South Africa.
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xxv, 934 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Part I.- Chapter I: 1924 - 1959.- Chapter II: 1959 - 1970.- Chapter III: 1970 - 1972.- Chapter IV: 1973 - 1980: Chapter V: 1980 - 1986.- Chapter VI: 1986 - 1997.- Part II.- Chapter VII: December 1997 - May 1998.- Chapter VIII: June 1998 - December 1999.- Chapter IX: January - June 2000.- Chapter X: June - December 2000.- Chapter XI: December 2000 - February 2003.- Chapter XII: February 2003 - 2009.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811076220 20180917
This book is an English translation of the authoritative autobiography by the late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung. The 2000 Nobel Peace Prize winner, often called the Asian Nelson Mandela, is best known for his tolerant and innovative "Sunshine Policy" towards North Korea. Written in the five years between the end of his presidency and his death in 2009, this book offers a poignant first-hand account of Korea's turbulent modern history. It spans the pivotal time span between the Japanese colonial period (1910-1945) and reconciliation in the Korean Peninsula (2000-2009). In between are insightful insider descriptions of everything from wars and dictatorships to the hopeful period of economic recovery, blooming democracy, peace, and reconciliation. Conscience in Action serves as an intimate record of the Korean people's persistent and heroic struggle for democracy and peace. It is also an inspiring story of an extraordinary individual whose formidable perseverance and selfless dedication to the values he believed in led him to triumph despite more than four decades of extreme persecution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811076220 20180917
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ix, 374 pages : map ; 23 cm
  • Acknowledgments 1.Assessing China's Role in World Affairs 2.Mao's Changing Course in Foreign Affairs, 1949-69 3.Maneuvering between the United States and USSR, 1969-89 4.Chinese Foreign Relations after the Cold War 5.Patterns in Decision Making and International Outlook 6.China's Changing Importance in World Affairs 7.Relations with the United States 8.Relations with Neighboring Asian Countries 9.Relations beyond Nearby Asia 10.Outlook Chronology Glossary of Key Terms Selected Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781538107461 20180917
Now in a fully updated edition, this cogent book examines the international relations of the PRC since its founding in 1949. Robert Sutter provides a balanced assessment of the country's recent successes and advances as well as the legacies and constraints that hamper it, especially in nearby Asia-long the focus of China's foreign policy attention.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781538107461 20180917
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xii, 338 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • The Italian Peninsula in the late eighteenth century
  • Birth of a national idea: 1796-1850
  • A perfect storm: Italian unification, 1850-1871
  • The creation of the liberal state: 1871-1887
  • Liberal Italy under siege: 1887-1900
  • Liberal Italy's golden age: 1901-1914
  • The Great War and the crisis of liberal Italy, 1914-1920
  • The rise and triumph of fascism: 1921-1925
  • Forging the fascist totalitarian regime: 1925-1935
  • Fascism on the war path: 1934-1940
  • From fascist dictatorship to democratic republic: 1940-1948
  • Italy transformed: 1948-1970
  • Italy adrift: 1972-1991
  • An elusive transition: Italy since 1992.
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xv, 250 pages ; 22 cm.
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xviii, 329 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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xx, 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • List of figures List of contributors Preface List of abbreviations Chapter 1: Enlightened King or Pragmatic Rulers? Ptolemaic Patronage of Scholarship and Sciences in Context - Francesca Schironi Chapter 2: How (not?) to Talk to Monarchs: The Case of the Epicurean Diogenes of Seleucia - Clive Chandler Chapter 3: A Disillusioned Intellectual: Timagenes of Alexandria - Livia Capponi Chapter 4: Reassessing Ovid's Image of Tiberius and his Principate - Sanjaya Thakur Chapter 5: Entangled Imperial Identities: Citizen, Subject, and Mentor in Plutarch's Aratus - Mallory Monaco Caterine Chapter 6: The Misleading Representations of Dion as Philosopher-General in Plutarch's Life - Richard Evans Chapter 7: Magister Domino: Intellectual and Pedagogical Power in Fronto's Correspondence - Noelle Zeiner-Carmichael Chapter 8: Marcus Aurelius, Greek Poets, and Greek Sophists: Friends or Foes? - Ewen Bowie Chapter 9: Entertainers, Persuaders, Adversaries: Interactions of Sophists and Rulers in Philostratus' Lives of Sophists - Katarzyna Jazdzewska Chapter 10: Lucian on Roman Officials - Heinz-Gunther Nesselrath Chapter 11: How to Flatter an Imperial Mistress: The Image of Panthea in Lucian's Imagines - Balbina Babler Chapter 12: Speaking Truth to Power: Julian, the Cynics, and the Ethiopian Gymnosophists of Heliodorus - John Hilton Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138505094 20180910
This volume deals with the interaction between public intellectuals of the late Hellenistic and Roman era, and the powerful individuals with whom they came into contact. How did they negotiate power and its abuses? How did they manage to retain a critical distance from the people they depended upon for their liveli-hood, and even their very existence? These figures include a broad range of prose and poetry authors, dramatists, historians and biographers, philosophers, rhetoricians, religious and other figures of public status. The contributors to the volume consider how such individuals positioned themselves within existing power matrices, and what the approaches and mechanisms were by means of which they negotiated such matrices, whether in the form of opposition, compromise or advocacy. Apart from cutting-edge scholarship on the figures from antiquity investigated, the volume aims to address issues of pertinence in the current political climate, with its manipulation of popular media, and with the increasing interference in the affairs of institutions of higher learning funded from public coffers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138505094 20180910
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xxiii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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xi, 335 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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258 pages ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgements. Introduction: beyond discipline. Chapter one: Imprisoned by history: the archaeology of hegemony. Chapter two: Challenging historical authority: public art, (post)museums and activist film. Chapter three: The politics of making histories. Chapter four: Using the past in the present: nostalgia, memory and activism. Chapter five: Weapons of war: the power of the poster. Chapter six: Art and the power to disrupt. Chapter seven: Archives of resistance. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415856546 20180903
Liberating Histories makes an original, scholarly contribution to contemporary debates surrounding the cultural and political relevance of historical practices. Arguing against the idea that specifically historical readings of the past are necessary or are compelled by the force of past events themselves, this book instead focuses on other forms of past-talk and how they function in politically empowering ways against social injustices. Challenging the authority and constraints of academic history over the past, this book explores various forms of past-talk, including art, films, activism, memory, nostalgia and archives. Across seven clear chapters, Claire Norton and Mark Donnelly show how activists and campaigners have used forms of past-talk to unsettle `common sense' thinking about political and social problems, how journalists, artists, curators, filmmakers and performers have referenced the past in their practices of advocacy, and how grassroots archivists help to circulate materials that challenge the power of authorised institutional archives to determine what gets to count as a demonstrable feature of the past and whose voices are part of the `historical record'. Written in a lucid, accessible manner, and combining insightful critical analysis and philosophical argument with clear consideration of how different forms of past-talk influence the narration of pasts in a variety of socio-political contexts, Liberating Histories is essential reading for students and scholars with an interest in historiography and the ethical and political dimensions of the historical discipline.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415856546 20180903
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x, 118 pages ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Chapter 1: Everyday Modernity: An Introduction 2. Chapter 2: Nationhood, Modernity, and the Everyday2.1. From Collective Anxiety to Ordinary Life in the Arab Gulf2.2. Classical Social Theory and the Study of Nationalism2.3. On Georg Simmel2.4. Conclusions 3. Chapter 3: On The Road: National Form and the Globalizing Everyday3.1. Automobilities3.2. Movements of the National in the UAE3.3. Conclusions 4. Chapter 4: Strangers in the Nation: Nearness, Distance, and the Everyday4.1. `Society' as Social Forms4.2. From Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah: The Analysis of Pragmatism4.3. Conclusions 5. Chapter 5: The National and the Fashionable: Everyday Nationhood as Dress5.1. Everyday Nationhood as Fashion5.2. Uniquely Collective: The Wearing of Emirati National Dress5.3. Conclusions 6. Chapter 6: Epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319916521 20180820
This book shows how an encounter with everyday nationhood in the northern United Arab Emirates can make us revisit the classics of sociology as continuous analytical world-views. Through the textual universe of Georg Simmel, and in particular his analysis of modern life as the feeling of dualism, the project reflects about how seemingly crucial challenges to the national - the forces of globalization and the wish to be unique - are drawn together with the formation of nationhood in everyday life. It does so not least by attending to the instances of everyday nationhood - like fashion and car-driving - that are at the same time central ways of embodying the modern. This volume appeals to students of nationalism, classical sociology, and the modern Arab Gulf.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319916521 20180820
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xix, 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • Studying Africa and China / Chris Alden and Daniel Large
  • From China in Africa to global African studies.
  • From field work to academic field : personal reflections on China-Africa research / George T. Yu
  • African studies in China in the twenty-first century : a historiographical survey / Li Anshan
  • Themes and thoughts in Africanists' discourse about China and Africa / Kweku Ampiah
  • Media as a site of contestation in China-Africa relations / Cobus van Staden and Yu-shan Wu
  • "China in Africa" in the Anthropocene : a discourse of divergence in a converging world / Ross Anthony
  • Doing ethnography beyond China : the ethic of the ignorant foreigner / Gabriel Bamana
  • Global African studies and locating China / Jamie Monson
  • Views from downstairs : ethnography, identity and agency.
  • Chinese peanuts and Chinese machinga : the use and abuse of a rumour in Dar es Salaam (and ethnographic writing) / Derek Sheridan
  • Reflections on the role of race in China-Africa relations / T. Tu Huynh and Yoon Jung Park
  • Kenyan agency in Kenya-China relations : contestation, cooperation and passivity / Maddalena Procopio
  • Bureaucratic agency and power asymmetry in Benin-China relations / Folashadé Soulé-Kohndou
  • Dependency and underdevelopment : the case of the special economic zone in Mauritius / Honita Cowaloosur and Ian Taylor
  • Ivory trails : divergent values of ivory and elephants in Africa and Asia / Stephanie Rupp.
  • Views from upstairs : elites, policy and political economy.
  • Neo-patrimonialism and extraversion in China's relations with Angola and Mozambique : is Beijing making a difference? / Ana Cristina Alves and Sergio Chichava
  • Between resource extraction and industrializing Africa / Mzukisi Qobo and Garth le Pere
  • A Chinese model for Africa : problem-solving, learning and limits / Chris Alden
  • New structural economics : a first attempt at theoretical reflection on China-Africa engagement and its limitations / Tang Xiaoyang
  • China, Africa and global economic transformation / Alvin Camba and Ho-fung Hong
  • China and African security / Lina Benabdallah and Daniel Large
  • Conclusion / Chris Alden and Daniel Large.
Interest in China and Africa is growing exponentially. Taking a step back from the `events-driven' reactions characterizing much coverage, this timely book reflects more deeply on questions concerning how this subject has been, is being and can be studied. It offers a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary and authoritative contribution to Africa-China studies. Its diverse chapters explore key current research themes and debates, such as agency, media, race, ivory, development or security, using a variety of case studies from Benin, Kenya and Tanzania, to Angola, Mozambique and Mauritius. Looking back, it explores the evolution of studies about Africa and China. Looking forward, it explores alternative, future possibilities for a complex and constantly evolving subject. Showcasing a range of perspectives by leading and emerging scholars, New Directions in Africa-China Studies is an essential resource for students and scholars of Africa and China relations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138714670 20180917
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xix, 316 pages ; 22 cm
  • 1. INTRODUCTION 2. IN DEFENCE OF `REAL' POLITICS 3. POLITICS AS THEATRE 4. `A TRAGEDY BEYOND WORDS': INTERPRETING BRITISH POLICY TOWARDS NORTHERN IRELAND 5. WERE THE IRA DEFEATED? 6. THEATRICAL POLITICS AND POLITICAL SKILLS 7. THE LABOUR GOVERNMENT, `DIRTY POLITICS' AND THE BELFAST AGREEMENT 8. DEFENDING THE POLITICAL MORALITY OF THE PEACE PROCESS 9. `PEACE WITHIN THE REALMS OF THE POSSIBLE?' DAVID TRIMBLE, UNIONIST IDEOLOGY AND THEATRICAL POLITICS 10. ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE 11. CONCLUSION: INTERPRETING THE PEACE PROCESS AND THE FUTURE OF NORTHERN IRELAND.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319913421 20180903
This book is exceptional in defending the `dirty politics' of the Northern Ireland peace process. Political actors in Britain, Ireland and the United States performed the peace process and used `political skills', often including deception and hypocrisy, in order to wind down the conflict and achieve accommodation. These political skills, it is argued, are often morally justifiable even as they are popularly condemned. The Northern Ireland peace process has been highly successful in reducing violence and an accurate understanding of its politics is an important contribution to international debates about managing conflict.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319913421 20180903
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xxvi, 286 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
In the modern age, post-Holocaust studies should embrace the variety of media and cultural channels available to enable the comprehension of the current population. When implementing these channels, individuals have to take into account a holistic approach to ensure all aspects of this area are integrated to ensure an inclusive understanding of the Holocaust. Post-Holocaust Studies in a Modern Context is a critical scholarly resource that explores the impact of post-Holocaust issues on current social issues across the globe such as the Western approach to immigration and the shaping and reshaping of national ethos across the globe. Featuring a wide range of topics such as millennials, cultural heritage, artistry, educational programs, and historical experience, this book is a vital resource for students, professors, researchers, and readers of popular social science interested in the fate of the Jewish people and the sociological forces that influence the post-WWII era.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522562580 20180828
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xv, 132 pages ; 24 cm.
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xiv, 299 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Part 1: Constructions of Whiteness from Unification to Fascism.- 1. Race, gender and the early colonial imaginary.- 2. Race, gender and the fascist colonial imaginary.- Part 2: Race and Gender in Italians' Post-fascist Cinematic Imaginary.- 3. Black Venuses between colonial memory and global horizons.- Part 3:Visualisation of Race, Visibilisation of Bodies and Concealment of Racism in Italian television, 1980s-2010s.- 4. Visualising race in Italian public and private television in the 1980s-2010s.- 5. Silent and exoticised, criminal or victim: the new racial paradigm.- 6. Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137509154 20180723
This book explores intersectional constructions of race and whiteness in modern and contemporary Italy. It contributes to transnational and interdisciplinary reflections on these issues through an analysis of political debates and social practices, focusing in particular on visual materials from the unification of Italy (1861) to the present day. Giuliani draws attention to rearticulations of the transnationally constructed Italian `colonial archive' in Italian racialised identity-politics and cultural racisms across processes of nation building, emigration, colonial expansion, and the construction of the first post-fascist Italian society. The author considers the `figures of race' peopling the Italian colonial archive as composing past and present ideas and representations of (white) Italianness and racialised/gendered Otherness. Students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including Italian studies, political philosophy, sociology, history, visual and cultural studies, race and whiteness studies and gender studies, will find this book of interest.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137509154 20180723
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xv, 191 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction 2. Sanctuary in Lichen: practices and aspirations of the Polish church community 3. Woodstock Station summer music festival: practices of responsibility 4. National internet pro-voting campaigns and local watchdog websites: practices of civil society through the internet 5. Conclusion: ordinary celebrations, or interpreting the new Polish social imaginary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319787343 20180917
Harnessing a cultural sociological approach to explore transformations in key social spheres in post-1989 Poland, Chmielewska-Szlajfer illuminates shifts in religiosity, sympathy towards others, and civic activity in post-Communist Poland in the light of Western influence over elements of Polish life. Reshaping Poland's Community after Communism focuses on three major cases, largely ignored in Polish scholarship: (1) a hugely popular, faux-baroque Catholic shrine, which illustrates new strategies adopted by the Polish Catholic Church to attract believers; (2) Woodstock Station, a widely known free charity music festival, demonstrating new practices of sympathy towards strangers; and (3) the emergence of national internet pro-voting campaigns and small-town watchdog websites, which uncover changes in practical uses of civic engagement. In exploring grass-roots, everyday negotiations of religiosity, charity, and civic engagement in contemporary Poland, Chmielewska-Szlajfer demonstrates how a country's cultural changes can suggest wider, dramatic democratic transformation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319787343 20180917
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