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xii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Apartheid victimhood before the courts
  • Reparation, representation, and class actions
  • Embodied memory and the social
  • The formation of the political
  • Emancipation from victimhood
  • Ethnographic experience and anthropological knowledge
  • Conclusion: The embodiment of experiences of violence as seeds of new forms of sociality.
Bodies of Truth offers an intimate account of how apartheid victims deal with the long-term effects of violence, focusing on the intertwined themes of embodiment, injury, victimhood, and memory. In 2002, victims of apartheid-era violence filed suit against multinational corporations, accusing them of aiding and abetting the security forces of the apartheid regime. While the litigation made its way through the U.S. courts, thousands of victims of gross human rights violations have had to cope with painful memories of violence. They have also confronted an official discourse claiming that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of the 1990s sufficiently addressed past injuries. This book shows victims' attempts to emancipate from their experiences by participating in legal actions, but also by creating new forms of sociality among themselves and in relation to broader South African society.Rita Kesselring's ethnography draws on long-term research with members of the victim support group Khulumani and critical analysis of legal proceedings related to apartheid-era injury. Using juridical intervention as an entry point into the question of subjectivity, Kesselring asks how victimhood is experienced in the everyday for the women and men living on the periphery of Cape Town and in other parts of the country. She argues that the everyday practices of the survivors must be taken up by the state and broader society to allow for inclusive social change in a post-conflict setting.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804799782 20161024
Law Library (Crown)
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198 pages ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xxvii, 302 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction2. An Official History - Commemorating 'The 1994 Genocide of the Tutsi'3. Memorial Staff: Between Official Narrative and Lived Experience4. Genocide Survivors: Complicating the Official Narrative5. Convicted Genocidaires: Keepers of 'Bad History'6. Returnees: Looking Toward the 'New Rwanda'7. Considering Silences: Hutu Survivors? Tutsi Genocidaires? And what of the Twa?8. Conclusion: The Danger of a Single Story.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319451947 20170508
This book is an oral history-based study of the politics of history in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Using life history and thematic interviews, the author brings the narratives of officials, survivors, returnees, perpetrators, and others whose lives have been intimately affected by genocide into conversation with scholarly studies of the Rwandan genocide, and Rwandan history more generally. In doing so, she explores the following questions: How do Rwandans use history to make sense of their experiences of genocide and related mass atrocities? And to what end? In the aftermath of such violence, how do people's interpretations of the varied forms of suffering they endured then influence their ability to envision and support a peaceful future for their nation that includes multi-ethnic cooperation?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319451947 20170508
Green Library
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xvii, 287 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: racial capitalism and settler colonialism
  • South Africa and Palestine/Israel: histories and transitions
  • Alexandra: the precariousness of the poor
  • Bethlehem: neoliberal colonization
  • A legalized mafia: security privatization in Johannesburg
  • A monopoly of violence? security coordination in the West Bank
  • Conclusion: neoliberal apartheid.
In recent years, as peace between Israelis and Palestinians has remained cruelly elusive, scholars and activists have increasingly turned to South African history and politics to make sense of the situation. In the early 1990s, both South Africa and Israel began negotiating with their colonized populations. South Africans saw results: the state was democratized and black South Africans gained formal legal equality. Palestinians, on the other hand, won neither freedom nor equality, and today Israel remains a settler-colonial state. Despite these different outcomes, the transitions of the last twenty years have produced surprisingly similar socioeconomic changes in both regions: growing inequality, racialized poverty, and advanced strategies for securing the powerful and policing the racialized poor. Neoliberal Apartheid explores this paradox. After a decade of research in the Johannesburg and Jerusalem regions, Andy Clarno presents here a detailed ethnographic study of the precariousness of the poor in Alexandra township, the dynamics of colonization and enclosure in Bethlehem, the growth of fortress suburbs and private security in Johannesburg, and the regime of security coordination between the Israeli military and the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. The first comparative study of the changes in these two areas since the early 1990s, the book addresses the limitations of liberation in South Africa, highlights the impact of neoliberal restructuring in Palestine, and argues that a new form of neoliberal apartheid has emerged in both contexts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226430096 20170410
Green Library
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xxi, 369 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction - Graham Dawson and Stephen Hopkins Part I: Perspectives from the British State, politics and the military 1. 'The truth, the whole truth...': some British political and military memoirs of the Troubles - John Newsinger 2. 'I got shot through the head with an Armalite round' - Ted Aubertin 3. 'A real stirring in the nation': military families, British public opinion and withdrawal from Northern Ireland - Paul Dixon 4. The memoir-writing of the Wilson and Callaghan governments: the Labour Party and constitutional policy in Northern Ireland - Stephen Hopkins 5. British questions - Geoffrey Bell 6. 'The coach never arrived back at its destination' - Jenny McMahon 7. Serving in troubled times: British military personnel's memories and accounts of service in Northern Ireland - K. Neil Jenkings and Rachel Woodward Part II: Anti-state activisms 8. Something in the air: the rise of the Troops Out Movement - Aly Renwick 9. Memories of Sinn Fein Britain, 1975-85 - Susan O'Halloran 10. Policing the Irish community in Britain - Nadine Finch 11. 'Not our cup of tea': Irish and British feminist encounters in London during the Troubles - Ann Rossiter 12. Political delegations of women from Britain to the North of Ireland and the campaign against strip searching in the 1980s - Di Parkin Part III: Culture and the representation of the Troubles 13. 'Every man an emperor': the British press, Bloody Sunday and the image of the British Army - Greg McLaughlin and Stephen Baker 14. Suspect stories: William Trevor's portrayals of the Irish in London during the Troubles - Tony Murray 15. Writing as survival - Maude Casey 16. The 'oxygen of publicity' and the suffocation of censorship: British newspaper representations of the British broadcasting ban (1988-94) - Max Pettigrew 17. 'The Troubles we've seen': film, television drama and the Northern Irish conflict in Britain - John Hill Part IV: Memory, peace-building and 'dealing with the past' 18. Responding to the IRA bombing campaign in mainland Britain: the case of Warrington - Lesley Lelourec 19. 'There's no way out but through' - Annie Bowman 20. The Birmingham pub bombings, the Irish as a 'suspect community' and the memories of the O'Reilly family - Laura O'Reilly 21. 'Truth recovery' and the role of the security forces in the Northern Ireland Troubles - Aaron Edwards 22. Commemorating bonds of Union: remembering the Ulster Special Constabulary at the National Memorial Arboretum - L. J. Armstrong 23. 'I'd find a way to contribute to peace' - Jo Berry 24. Performance practices and conflict resolution: Jo Berry and Patrick Magee's Facing the Enemy - Verity Combe Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719096327 20161213
This ground-breaking book provides the first comprehensive investigation of the history and memory of the Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain. It examines the impacts of the conflict upon individual lives, political and social relationships, communities and culture in Britain, and explores how the people of Britain (including its Irish communities) have responded to, and engaged with the conflict, in the context of contested political narratives produced by the State and its opponents. Setting an agenda for further research and public debate, the book demonstrates that 'unfinished business' from the conflicted past persists unaddressed in Britain, and advocates the importance of acknowledging legacies, understanding histories and engaging with memories in the context of peace-building and reconciliation. Contributors include scholars from a wide range of disciplines (social, political and cultural history; politics; media, film and cultural studies; law; literature; performing arts; sociology; peace studies); activists, artists, writers and peace-builders; and people with direct personal experience of the conflict.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719096327 20161213
Green Library
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xv, 273 pages ; 23 cm
  • The problem
  • The apartheid state : its role and character
  • Apartheid legacies : continuities, discontinuities and change?
  • The reconstruction and development programme
  • The politics of reconstruction and development
  • The precarious prospects of developmental state-making in post-apartheid South Africa
  • 'No developmental state, no development.'
Green Library
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vii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: From Popular Mythology to History and Memory / Jim Smyth
  • The Truth about the Troubles / Ian McBride
  • The Provisional IRA : History, Politics, and Remembrance / Ruan O'Donnell
  • Beating the Retreat on a Contested Past? : The British Army and the Politics of Commemoration in Northern Ireland / Aaron Edwards
  • "Climbing over Dead Brambles"? : Politics and Memory within Ulster Loyalism / James W. McAuley
  • The Past Never Stands Still : Commemorating the Easter Rising in 1966 and 1976 / Margaret O'Callaghan
  • Remembering and Forgetting : The Official Republican Movement, 1970-1982 / John Mulqueen
  • Milltown Cemetery and the Politics of Remembrance / Jim Smyth
  • Experiencing the Troubles / Cathal Goan.
The historian A. T. Q. Stewart once remarked that in Ireland all history is applied history-that is, the study of the past prosecutes political conflict by other means. Indeed, nearly twenty years after the 1998 Belfast Agreement, "dealing with the past" remains near the top of the political agenda in Northern Ireland. The essays in this volume, by leading experts in the fields of Irish and British history, politics, and international studies, explore the ways in which competing "social" or "collective memories" of the Northern Ireland "Troubles" continue to shape the post-conflict political landscape. The contributors to this volume embrace a diversity of perspectives: the Provisional Republican version of events, as well as that of its Official Republican rival; Loyalist understandings of the recent past as well as the British Army's authorized for-the-record account; the importance of commemoration and memorialization to Irish Republican culture; and the individual memory of one of the noncombatants swept up in the conflict. Tightly specific, sharply focused, and rich in local detail, these essays make a significant contribution to the burgeoning literature of history and memory. The book will interest students and scholars of Irish studies, contemporary British history, memory studies, conflict resolution, and political science. Contributors: Jim Smyth, Ian McBride, Ruan O'Donnell, Aaron Edwards, James W. McAuley, Margaret O'Callaghan, John Mulqueen, and Cathal Goan.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780268101749 20170502
Green Library
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ix, 198 pages ; 23 cm
Green Library
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xiv, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1 The 'real' and 'dirty' politics of the Northern Ireland peace process: a constructivist realist critique of idealism and conservative realism Paul Dixon 2 Issues, leaders, and regimes: reaching settlement in Northern Ireland Andrew P. Owsiak 3 Under the gun: Northern Ireland's unique history with DDR Carolyn Gallaher 4 Assessing the importance of ideas and agency in the Northern Ireland peace process P. J. McLoughlin 5 The role of licit and illicit transnational networks during the Troubles Devashree Gupta 6 Gender, International Relations theory, and Northern Ireland Maire Braniff and Sophie Whiting 7 'A serious moral question to be properly understood': Catholic human rights discourse in Northern Ireland in the 1980s Maria Power 8 Northern Ireland and the EU: applying a theory of multi-level governance Mary C. Murphy 9 Peace and the private sector: Northern Ireland's regional experience of globalised trends Katy Hayward and Eoin Magennis 10 Assessing external funding supports for the Northern Ireland peace process Sandra Buchanan 11 Cooperation theory and the Northern Ireland peace process Timothy J. White 12 Responsibility, justice, and reconciliation in Northern Ireland Cillian McGrattan Conclusion: Northern Ireland and International Relations theory Timothy J. White.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784995287 20170321
This book uses the case of Northern Ireland to evaluate theoretical approaches in international relations. It investigates the process of negotiation that led to the signing of the Good Friday or Belfast Agreement and the continuing challenges to peace reconciliation in Northern Ireland. Incorporating the work of leading scholars, it explores a wide range of topics, including the function of deception in promoting peace, the question of partition and how it was reimagined by nationalists such as John Hume, and how the decommissioning process led to a role in internal policing for paramilitaries. The influence of outside actors - notably the United States and the European Union - is also considered, along with the involvement of the Catholic Church and the marginalization of women. This book will be important for academics interested in theories of international relations and to a wider public interested in understanding the Northern Ireland peace process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784995287 20170321
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xviii, 361 pages : map ; 23 cm
The dawn of the twenty-first century heralded an apparent change of fortunes for most sub-Saharan African economies, with annual growth averaging over 5% for fifteen years. However, this was not accompanied by structural transformation: poverty, food insecurity, unemployment and inequality persist. Structural transformation has not been - and indeed cannot be - delivered by market forces and neo-liberal economic policies; it requires a state committed to development, and to achieving it in a democratic way. To what extent do the countries of Southern Africa exhibit the characteristics of such a 'developmental state'? What steps, if any, do they need to take in order to become one? The book answers the questions with respect to South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Angola and Malawi. Godfrey Kanyenze and his colleagues have assembled a distinguished team of writers to take the temperature of the regional political economy, and chart a path for its future development.
Green Library
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xvi, 273 pages ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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355 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Raphaël Porteilla, Judith Hayem, Pierre-Paul Dika, Marianne Séverin -- Partie I Les luttes politiques et les transformations de l'Etat -- De la discrimination à l'apartheid : les prémices des luttes politiques en Afrique du Sud -- Les luttes politiques en Afrique du Sud contre l'apartheid : diversité des acteurs, pluralité des méthodes et concurrence des idéologies (1970-1994) -- D'une Alliance à une "dés-Alliance tripartite" : Les luttes au sein d'un particularisme sud-africain ANC-SACP-COSATU, un échec prévisible ? -- Les oppositions issues de l'ANC, les périls de l'alliance gouvernementale -- La procédure constituante et la Constitution sud-africaines comme enjeux de luttes politiques -- Vingt années de politique étrangère de la nouvelle Afrique du Sud (1994-2014) : entre valeurs et pragmatisme -- Partie II Revendications et controverses contemporaines -- Le développement inclusif en Afrique du Sud depuis la fin de l'apartheid -- La persistance d'un potentiel socialiste en Afrique du Sud : entre doutes et colère -- Afrique du Sud : la pauvreté dans la prospérité? -- Partie III Le renouvellement des luttes politiques -- L'accès à la propriété de l'Afrique du Sud du "milieu" : représentations, politiques et parcours résidentiels -- Le SIDA après la controverse : Dépolitisation, vieilles questions et nouveaux enjeux -- L'Etat sud-africain face à Marikana et Abahlali : la haine de la démocratie ? -- De la nature des luttes et des réactions qu'elles suscitent -- La lutte des femmes contre la violence et la pauvreté après vingt ans de démocratie : l'exemple du Centre Saartjie Baartman dans la province du Cap occidental -- Raisons et raisins de la colère dans les fermes commerciales à l'ombre d'une réforme agro-foncière impuissante en Afrique du Sud -- 2008 et 2015, pistes d'interprétation de deux flambées xénophobes en Afrique du Sud -- Partie IV L'émergence de nouveaux enjeux -- La diversité culturelle en Afrique du Sud : entre héritage et affirmation progressiste -- Ecologie et Réconciliation en Afrique du Sud : Etude à partir des initiatives d'éducation à l'environnement sur Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town -- Un échange interculturel de jeunes Bourgogne-Cap Occidental Un exemple d'engagement au service d'une citoyenneté active.
"Il y a des raisons de se réjouir du chemin déjà parcouru par l'Afrique du Sud. Par exemple, la tenue d'élections régulières, justes et transparentes, un cadre politique et constitutionnel stable, qui contrastent avec un passé récent défini, d'abord par la colonisation, puis par l'institutionnalisation d'une politique discriminatoire concernant toutes les sphères de la société : l'apartheid. Cependant, vingt ans après la disparition de ce régime politique, nombre de stigmates du passé demeurent et sont aggravés par des politiques économique et sociale, souvent en défaveur des plus démunis : la majorité de la population noire. C'est à l'étude de ces caractéristiques contrastées que se consacre cet ouvrage. Fruit d'un colloque, tenu à Dijon en septembre 2014, qui a réuni des chercheurs, des journalistes, des militants et des experts, français et sud-africains, de divers disciplines et horizons, l'ouvrage examine la complexité de cette jeune démocratie, durement gagnée mais toujours en construction. Il interroge tant les processus constitutionnels et juridiques à l'oeuvre que les luttes sociales et politiques, les résistances ainsi que les mouvements sociaux que ce pays a connus et connaît encore."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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579 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xii, 256 pages ; 24cm.
  • Apartheid victimhood before the courts
  • Reparation, representation, and class actions
  • Embodied memory and the social
  • The formation of the political
  • Emancipation from victimhood
  • Ethnographic experience and anthropological knowledge
  • Conclusion : the embodiment of experiences of violence as seeds of new forms of sociality.
Bodies of Truth offers an intimate account of how apartheid victims deal with the long-term effects of violence, focusing on the intertwined themes of embodiment, injury, victimhood, and memory. In 2002, victims of apartheid-era violence filed suit against multinational corporations, accusing them of aiding and abetting the security forces of the apartheid regime. While the litigation made its way through the U.S. courts, thousands of victims of gross human rights violations have had to cope with painful memories of violence. They have also confronted an official discourse claiming that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of the 1990s sufficiently addressed past injuries. This book shows victims' attempts to emancipate from their experiences by participating in legal actions, but also by creating new forms of sociality among themselves and in relation to broader South African society.Rita Kesselring's ethnography draws on long-term research with members of the victim support group Khulumani and critical analysis of legal proceedings related to apartheid-era injury. Using juridical intervention as an entry point into the question of subjectivity, Kesselring asks how victimhood is experienced in the everyday for the women and men living on the periphery of Cape Town and in other parts of the country. She argues that the everyday practices of the survivors must be taken up by the state and broader society to allow for inclusive social change in a post-conflict setting.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804799782 20161024
Green Library
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279 pages ; 22 cm.
Green Library
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xvii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • A "new" South African family romance
  • Remembering the lost : on family members and domestic life
  • Keeping house
  • Queer homes and migrant homes
  • Conclusion.
Since its liberation in 1994, South Africa has been an object of world attention, as an example of how to end conflict without bloodshed and how to create a constitutional regime based on universal human rights - as well as an example of how these dreams can falter when faced with the realities of "freedom" in the neo-liberal world order. Focusing on aesthetic figuration - novels, performance, photography, visual art installations - of diverse home spaces, modes of domestic life, and family histories, Bystrom argues that writers and artists depicting the first fifteen years of democracy as they unfold literally at home present a compelling portrait of intimate and everyday aspects of political change. They reveal the challenges of the democratic transition and point to unexpected futures. Further, by enacting a form of intimate politics, Bystrom contends, they position private life at the heart of public culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137561985 20160619
Green Library
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xii, 238 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments ix Chapter 1 Introduction 1 Democracy's Infrastructure, Apartheid's Debris Chapter 2 The "Discipline of Freedom" 31 Neoliberalism, Translation, and Techno-Politics after the 1976 Soweto Uprising Chapter 3 After the Rent Boycotts 65 Infrastructure and the Politics of Payment Chapter 4 The Making of a Techno-Political Device 105 Chapter 5 Measuring Life 132 Living Prepaid and the Politics of Numbers after Apartheid Chapter 6 Performing Dignity 168 Human Rights and the Legal Politics of Water Conclusion 196 Infrastructure, Democracy, and the Postapartheid Political Terrain References 203 Index 233.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691170787 20161213
In the past decade, South Africa's "miracle transition" has been interrupted by waves of protests in relation to basic services such as water and electricity. Less visibly, the post-apartheid period has witnessed widespread illicit acts involving infrastructure, including the nonpayment of service charges, the bypassing of metering devices, and illegal connections to services. Democracy's Infrastructure shows how such administrative links to the state became a central political terrain during the antiapartheid struggle and how this terrain persists in the post-apartheid present. Focusing on conflicts surrounding prepaid water meters, Antina von Schnitzler examines the techno-political forms through which democracy takes shape. Von Schnitzler explores a controversial project to install prepaid water meters in Soweto--one of many efforts to curb the nonpayment of service charges that began during the antiapartheid struggle--and she traces how infrastructure, payment, and technical procedures become sites where citizenship is mediated and contested. She follows engineers, utility officials, and local bureaucrats as they consider ways to prompt Sowetans to pay for water, and she shows how local residents and activists wrestle with the constraints imposed by meters. This investigation of democracy from the perspective of infrastructure reframes the conventional story of South Africa's transition, foregrounding the less visible remainders of apartheid and challenging readers to think in more material terms about citizenship and activism in the postcolonial world. Democracy's Infrastructure examines how seemingly mundane technological domains become charged territory for struggles over South Africa's political transformation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691170787 20161213
Green Library
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xxi, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • List of Figures and Tables.- Acknowledgements.- Foreword.- List of Abbreviations and Acronyms.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Foreign Policy: Pinpointing Principles and Themes.- 3 Voting on Human Rights and Democracy Issues.- 4 Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Issues.- 5 Advancing African Interests.- 6 Voting on Reforming the UN.- 7 Conclusion.- Appendix: South Africa's UN votes in summary and by theme (1994-2014).- Notes.- Bibliography.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137593801 20170206
This book provides readers with the first comprehensive study of South Africa's foreign policy conducted in a multilateral setting, by placing on record over 1000 of South Africa's votes at the United Nations over a 20 year period. The study investigates consistency in terms of South Africa's declared foreign policy and its actual voting practices at the United Nations. Democratic South Africa's Foreign Policy: Voting Behaviour in the United Nations offers a compendium of South Africa's United Nations behaviour during a poignant transitional period in the country's recent history. In setting out a framework for analysing the conduct of other countries' voting behaviour in parallel with this study, it can be used to advance the field as a useful comparative tool. This book presents the material needed for International Relations scholars and practitioners in the field to make a reasoned and reflective assessment of this dimension of South Africa's foreign policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137593801 20170206
Green Library
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174 pages ; 23 cm.
Green Library