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1. Abdominal imaging [2017]

Book
online resource (xviii, 1054 pages) : illustrations
Medical Library (Lane)
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viii, 206 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction 1. Muslim Communities in a Multicultural Context 2. Contextualising Shari'ah in the Common Law World 3. Muslims, Family Relationships and the Common Law 4. Muslims, Crime and the Common Law 5. Muslims, Business Transactions and the Common Law Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415710466 20160928
The book explores the relationship between Muslims, the Common Law and Shari'ah post-9/11. The book looks at the accommodation of Shari'ah Law within Western Common Law legal traditions and the role of the judiciary, in particular, in drawing boundaries for secular democratic states with Muslim populations who want resolutions to conflicts that also comply with the dictates of their faith. Salim Farrar and Ghena Krayem consider the question of recognition of Shari'ah by looking at how the flexibilities that exists in both the Common Law and Shari'ah provide unexplored avenues for navigation and accommodation. The issue is explored in a comparative context across several jurisdictions and case law is examined in the contexts of family law, business and crime from selected jurisdictions with significant Muslim minority populations including: Australia, Canada, England and Wales, and the United States. The book examines how Muslims and the broader community have framed their claims for recognition against a backdrop of terrorism fears, and how Common Law judiciaries have responded within their constitutional and statutory confines and also within the contemporary contexts of demands for equality, neutrality and universal human rights. Acknowledging the inherent pragmatism, flexibility and values of the Common Law, the authors argue that the controversial issue of accommodation of Shari'ah is not necessarily one that requires the establishment of a separate and parallel legal system.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415710466 20160928
Green Library
Book
viii, 206 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction 1. Muslim Communities in a Multicultural Context 2. Contextualising Shari'ah in the Common Law World 3. Muslims, Family Relationships and the Common Law 4. Muslims, Crime and the Common Law 5. Muslims, Business Transactions and the Common Law Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415710466 20160928
The book explores the relationship between Muslims, the Common Law and Shari'ah post-9/11. The book looks at the accommodation of Shari'ah Law within Western Common Law legal traditions and the role of the judiciary, in particular, in drawing boundaries for secular democratic states with Muslim populations who want resolutions to conflicts that also comply with the dictates of their faith. Salim Farrar and Ghena Krayem consider the question of recognition of Shari'ah by looking at how the flexibilities that exists in both the Common Law and Shari'ah provide unexplored avenues for navigation and accommodation. The issue is explored in a comparative context across several jurisdictions and case law is examined in the contexts of family law, business and crime from selected jurisdictions with significant Muslim minority populations including: Australia, Canada, England and Wales, and the United States. The book examines how Muslims and the broader community have framed their claims for recognition against a backdrop of terrorism fears, and how Common Law judiciaries have responded within their constitutional and statutory confines and also within the contemporary contexts of demands for equality, neutrality and universal human rights. Acknowledging the inherent pragmatism, flexibility and values of the Common Law, the authors argue that the controversial issue of accommodation of Shari'ah is not necessarily one that requires the establishment of a separate and parallel legal system.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415710466 20160928
Law Library (Crown)
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xi, 260 pages ; 25 cm
Green Library
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xxiv, 295 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Open judiciary worldwide : best practices and lessons learnt / Carlos E. Jiménez-Gómez
  • Open and transparent judicial records in the digital age : applying principles and performance measures / Nial Raaen
  • Open judiciary in high courts : securing a networked constitution, challenges of e-justice, transparency and citizen participation / Jesús Cano, Luis Pomed, Carlos E. Jiménez-Gómez, Roberto Hernández
  • Open judiciary in a closed society : a paradox in China? / Mei Gechlik, Di Dai, Jordan Corrente Beck
  • An analysis of a lay adjudication system and open judiciary : the new Japanese lay adjudication system / Yumiko Kita
  • From e-justice to open judiciary : an analysis of the Portuguese experience / Rui Pedro Lourenço, Paula Fernando, Conceição Gomes
  • Integrating semi-open data in a criminal judicial setting / Mortaza S. Bargh, Sunil Choenni, Ronald F. Meijer
  • Digitalizing police requirements : opening up justice through collaborative initiatives / Mila Gascó-Hernández
  • Openlaws.eu : open justice in Europe through open access to legal information / Thomas J. Lampoltshammer, Andres Guadamuz, Clemens Wass, Thomas Heistracher
  • Consumer "acess to justice" in EU in low-value cross-border disputes and the role of online dispute resolution / Inmaculada Barral-Viñals
  • Open data for open justice in seven Latin American countries / Sandra Elena, François van Schalkwyk
  • Open justice in Latin America? : an assessment framework for judiciary portals in 2015 / Rodrigo Sandoval-Almazán.
"This book is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the implementation of open government within the judiciary field, emphasizing the effectiveness and accountability achieved through these actions, highlighting the application of open government concepts in a global context"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
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1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations.
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xiii, 182 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Conceptualization, theoretical framework, and methodology
  • Border development in Badakhshan
  • Ancient myths, modern identity
  • The social organization of the borderlands of Badakhshan
  • Border institutions : ruling the unruly or unruling the rulers?
  • The social organization of opium in Northeastern Badakhshan.
Green Library
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xi, 235 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • * List of Illustrations * Preface * Introduction * Part One: The Mediterranean Way * Chapter 1: Ethiopians in the Lagoon, 1402-1459. * The Stato da Mar and the Christian Highlands *1402 * Maps and Itineraries * Chapter 2: The Crown of Aragon, 1427-1453 * Valencia * Naples * Chapter 3: Rome via Jerusalem, 1439-1484 * Ethiopians at the Council of Florence * Ethiopian Initiatives * The Establishing of Santo Stefano degli Abissini * Chapter 4: Lisbon, 1441-1508 * The Atlantic Way * The Indian Way * Part Two: The Indian Run * Chapter 5: Beyond the Sea, 1509-1520 * Matewos's Mission * Mare Rubrum * Chapter 6: Shewa, 1400s-1526 * The First Faranji * Faranji at Court in the Late 15th Century * Lima at Court * Chapter 7:A Tale of Three Cities, 1527-1539 * Bologna * Rome * Lisbon * Chapter 8: Ending the War and the Encounter, 1540-1555 * The Barber-Bleeder Turned Patriarch * The Ethiopian Monk Who Almost Turned Missionary * The Ethiopian Monk Turned Catholic Bishop * Conclusion * Appendix: leading political figures * Ethiopian Emperors * Kings of Portugal * Governors and Viceroys of the Estado da India * Roman Pontiffs * Bibliography * Archival sources * Published sources * Secondary literature.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472418913 20160919
From the 14th century onward, political and religious motives led Ethiopian travelers to Mediterranean Europe. For two centuries, their ancient Christian heritage and the myth of a fabled eastern king named Prester John allowed the Ethiopians to engage the continent's secular and religious elites as peers. Meanwhile, back home the Ethiopian nobility came to welcome European visitors and at times even co-opted them by arranging mixed marriages and bestowing land rights. The protagonists of this encounter sought and discovered each other in royal palaces, monasteries, and markets throughout the Mediterranean basin, the Red Sea, and the Indian Ocean littoral, from Lisbon to Jerusalem and from Venice to Goa. Matteo Salvadore's narrative takes the reader on a voyage of reciprocal discovery that climaxed with the Portuguese intervention on the side of the Christian monarchy in the Ethiopian-Adali War. Thereafter, the arrival of the Jesuits at the Horn of Africa turned the mutually beneficial Ethiopian-European encounter into a bitter confrontation over the souls of Ethiopian Christians.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472418913 20160919
Green Library
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xvii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword Beverly Hawk Introduction: a new Africa's Media Image? Mel Bunce, Suzanne Franks and Chris Paterson PART I: Framing Africa 1. The international news coverage of Africa: beyond the "single story" Mel Bunce 2. Media perspectives: in defence of Western journalists in Africa Michela Wrong 3. Reporting and writing Africa in a world of unequal encounters Francis B. Nyamnjoh 4. Media perspectives: how does Africa get reported? A letter of concern to 60 Minutes Howard W. French 5. How not to write about writing about Africa Martin Scott 6 Bringing Africa home. reflections on discursive practices of domestication in international news reporting on Africa by Belgian television Stijn Joye 7. The image of Africa from the perspectives of the African diasporic press in the UK. Olatunji Ogunyemi PART II: The image makers 8. Mediating the distant Other for the distant audience: how do Western correspondents in East and Southern Africa perceive their audience? Toussaint Nothias 9. Media perspectives: television reporting of Africa: 30 years on Zeinab Badawi 10. Foreign correspondents in sub-Saharan Africa: their socio-demographics and professional culture Paulo Nuno Vicente 11. Media perspectives: reflecting on my father's legacy in reporting Africa Salim Amin 12. Media perspectives: we're missing the story: the media's retreat from foreign reporting Anjan Sundaram 13. Instagram as a potential platform for alternative Visual Culture in South Africa Danielle Becker 14. Media perspectives: social media and new narratives: Kenyans tweet back H. Nanjala Nyabola 15. A "New Ghana" in "Rising Africa"? Rachel Flamenbaum PART III: Development and humanitarian stories 16. Media perspectives: is Africa's development story still stuck on aid? Eliza Anyangwe 17. AIDS in Africa and the British media: shifting images of a pandemic Ludek Stavinoha 18. Media perspectives: a means to an end? Creating a market for humanitarian news from Africa Heba Aly 19. It was a "simple", "positive" story of African self-help (manufactured for a Kenyan NGO by advertising multinationals) Kate Wright 20. Media perspectives: Africa for Norway: challenging stereotypes using humour Nicklas Poulsen Viki 21. Bloggers, celebrities, and economists: news coverage of the Millennium Villages Project Audrey Ariss, Anya Schiffrin and Michelle Chahine PART IV: Politics in the representation of Africa 22. Africa through Chinese eyes: new frames or the same old lens? African news in English from China Central Television, compared with the BBC Vivien Marsh 23. Media perspectives: new media and African engagement with the global public sphere Sean Jacobs 24. Shifting power relations, shifting images Herman Wasserman 25. Communicating violence: the media strategies of Boko Haram Abdullahi Tasiu Abubakar 26. Perceptions of Chinese media's Africa coverage James Wan 27. New imperialisms, old stereotypes Chris Paterson 28. Nollywood news: African screen media at the intersections of the global and the local Noah Tsika Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138962323 20160912
Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century is the first book in over twenty years to examine the international media's coverage of sub-Saharan Africa. It brings together leading researchers and prominent journalists to explore representation of the continent, and the production of that image, especially by international news media. The book highlights factors that have transformed the global media system, changing whose perspectives are told and the forms of media that empower new voices. Case studies consider questions such as: how has new media changed whose views are represented? Does Chinese or diaspora media offer alternative perspectives for viewing the continent? How do foreign correspondents interact with their audiences in a social media age? What is the contemporary role of charity groups and PR firms in shaping news content? They also examine how recent high profile events and issues been covered by the international media, from the Ebola crisis, and Boko Haram to debates surrounding the "Africa Rising" narrative and neo-imperialism. The book makes a substantial contribution by moving the academic discussion beyond the traditional critiques of journalistic stereotyping, Afro-pessimism, and 'darkest Africa' news coverage. It explores the news outlets, international power dynamics, and technologies that shape and reshape the contemporary image of Africa and Africans in journalism and global culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138962323 20160912
Green Library
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xxx, 252 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword (Martin Sokefeld) Preface (Israfil Erbil) Introduction (Tozun Issa) Part 1: Alevism: Roots and Practices 1. An Introduction to Alevism: Roots and Practices (Hayal Hanoglu) 2. 'Heterodoxy' within 'Heterodoxy': Ansa Baci of the Srac Alevis, a Charismatic Female Leader (Ilkay Sahin, Ali Selcuk, Hava Selcu) 3. The Alevi of Dersim: A Psychosocial Approach to the Effects of the Massacre, Time and Space (Filiz Celik) Part 2: The Politics of Identity in Transformation 4. Alevism in Turkey: Tensions and Patterns of Migration (Huseyin Mirza Karagoz) 5. Urbanisation, Socialist Movements and the Emergence of Alevi Identity in the 1970s (Burcu Senturk) 6. A Genealogy of Modern Alevism, 1950-2000: Elements of Continuity and Discontinuity (Riza Yildirim) 7. The Alevi-State Relations in Turkey: Recognition and Re-Marginalisation (Ozlem Goner) Part 3: Dimensions of Migration: Alevis in Europe 8. Migration and the Invention of Tradition: A Socio- Political Perspective on Euro-Alevis (Metin Ucar) 9. The Resurgence of Alevism in a Transnational Context (Deniz Cosan-Eke) 10. Kirmanciya Beleke: Understanding Alevi Geography in between Spaces of Longing and Belonging (Besim Can Zirh) 11. Boundary Making and the Alevi Community in Britain (Aysegul Akdemir) 12. Alevi Communities in Europe: Constructions of identity and integration (Tozun Issa and Emil Atbas) Part 4: Implications for Educational Policy and Practice 13. Minorities and Migrant Identities in Contemporary Europe (Alistair Ross).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472456441 20160928
The Alevis are a significant minority in Turkey, and now also in the countries of Western Europe. Over the past century, many of them have migrated from rural enclaves on the Anatolian plateau to the great cities of Istanbul and Ankara, and from there to the countries of the European Union. This book asks who are they? How do they construct their identities - now and in the past; in Turkey and in Europe? A range of scholars, writing from sociological, historical, socio-psychological and political perspectives, present analysis and research that shows the Alevi communities grouping and regrouping, defining and redefining - sometimes as an ethnic minority, sometimes as religious groups, sometimes around a political philosophy - contingently responding to circumstances of the Turkish Republic's political position and to the immigration policies of Western Europe. Contributors consider Alevi roots and cultural practices in their villages of origin; the changes in identity following the migration to the gecekondu shanty towns surrounding the cities of Turkey; the changes consequent on their second diaspora to Germany, the UK, Sweden and other European countries; and the implications of European citizenship for their identity. This collection offers a new and significant contribution to the study of migration and minorities in the wider European context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472456441 20160928
Green Library

11. Algren : a life [2017]

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362 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Childhood days
  • College and the crash
  • Prison and somebody in boots
  • Marriage and the WPA
  • Polonia and never come morning
  • Polonia's revenge and Private Abraham
  • Beloved local youth
  • Golden years
  • The walls begin to close
  • The nonconformist
  • Return of the native
  • Good-bye to fiction
  • Good-bye to Chicago
  • Knitted backwards.
"Algren: A Life is a new biography of Chicago writer Nelson Algren, author of The Man with the Golden Arm, A Walk on the Wild Side, Never Come Morning, multiple short stories, and travel essays"-- Provided by publisher.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xv, 319 pages ; 18 cm.
"From hatemongering tactics in the run-up to the 2016 presidential race, to the increasing number of mass shootings, to excessive police violence, evidence that America is at war with itself is everywhere around us. The question is not whether or not it's happening, but how to understand what's driving the crisis and how to prevent conditions from getting worse. In this insightful book, Henry A. Giroux offers a far-reaching critique of the economic interests, cultural dynamics, and political forces at work in the nation's shift toward increasingly abusive forms of power, and what can and should be done to resist them. Reflecting on a wide range of social issues, Giroux contrasts Donald Trump's America with Sandra Bland's to understand who really benefits from politically fueled intolerance for immigrants, communities of color, Muslims, low-income families, and those who challenge state and corporate power. A passionate advocate for civil rights and the importance of the imagination, Giroux argues that only through widespread social investment in democracy and education can the common good hope to prevail over the increasingly concentrated influence of extreme right-wing politicians and self-serving economic interests. Praise for America at War with Itself: "This is the book Americans need to read now. No one is better than Henry Giroux at analyzing the truly dangerous threats to our society. He punctures our delusions and offers us a compelling and enlightened vision of a better way. America at War with Itself is the best book of the year."-Bob Herbert, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos and former Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times "In America at War with Itself, Henry Giroux again proves himself one of North America's most clear-sighted radical philosophers of education, culture and politics: radical because he discards the chaff of liberal critique and cuts to the root of the ills that are withering democracy. Giroux also connects the dots of reckless greed, corporate impunity, poverty, mass incarceration, racism and the co-opting of education to crush critical thinking and promote a culture that denigrates and even criminalizes civil society and the public good. His latest work is the antidote to an alarming tide of toxic authoritarianism that threatens to engulf America. The book could not be more timely."-Olivia Ward, Toronto Star "The current U.S. descent into authoritarianism did not just happen. As Henry Giroux brilliantly shows it was the result of public pedagogical work in a number of institutions that were part of a long-standing assault on public goods, the social contract, and democracy itself. Giroux powerfully skewers oppressive forces with the hallmark clarity and rigor that has made him one of the most important cultural critics and public intellectuals in North America. His sharp insights provide readers with the intellectual tools to challenge the tangle of fundamentalisms that characterize the political system, economy, and culture in the current conjuncture. America at War with Itself makes the case for real ideological and structural change at a time when the need and stakes could not be greater. Everyone who cares about the survival and revival of democracy needs to read this book."-Kenneth Saltman, Professor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Author of The Failure of Corporate School Reform Henry A. Giroux's most recent books include The Violence of Organized Forgetting and America's Addiction to Terrorism. A prolific writer and political commentator, he has appeared in a wide range of media, including the New York Times and Bill Moyers"-- Provided by publisher.
"A searing critique of state violence and intolerance in the United States today, Henry Giroux examines how hot-button issues and events reveal the nation's drift toward totalitarian forms of social control. From police violence in black communities to meteoric rise of Donald Trump, Giroux parses the trends and flashpoints to understand the underlying politics and social forces impacting America today"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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342 p. ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Unit One: Organization of the Body 1. The Human Body: An Orientation 2. Chemistry Comes Alive 3. Cells: The Living Units 4. Tissues: The Living Fabric Unit Two: Covering, Support, and Movement of the Body 5. The Integumentary System 6. Bones and Skeletal Tissues 7. The Skeleton 8. Joints 9. Muscles and Muscle Tissue 10. The Muscular System Unit Three: Regulation and Integration of the Body 11. Fundamentals of the Nervous System and Nervous Tissue 12. The Central Nervous System 13. The Peripheral Nervous System and Reflex Activity 14. The Autonomic Nervous System 15. The Endocrine System Unit Four: Maintenance of the Body 16. Blood 17. The Cardiovascular System: The Heart 18. The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels 19. The Lymphatic System and Lymphoid Organs and Tissues 20. The Immune System: Innate and Adaptive Body Defenses 21. The Respiratory System 22. The Digestive System 23. Nutrition, Metabolism, and Energy Balance 24. The Urinary System 25. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance Unit Five: Continuity 26. The Reproductive System.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134156415 20160711
Providing a streamlined, clear pathway through A&P Anatomy & Physiology, Sixth Edition answers the demand for a leaner version of Elaine Marieb and Katja Hoehn's best-selling Human Anatomy & Physiology while maintaining its trusted, accurate approach. This streamlined text excludes coverage of pregnancy & human development, heredity, and the developmental aspects of body systems, while providing coverage of key A&P concepts. With the newly revised Sixth Edition, Marieb and Hoehn introduce a clear pathway through A&P that helps students and instructors focus on key concepts and make meaningful connections. The new modular organization makes key concepts more readily apparent and understandable to students, and new "Why This Matters" videos help students see why the content is important not only for their course, but also for their future careers. An expanded suite of learning tools in the book and in MasteringA&P guide students through important concepts. Also available with MasteringA&P. MasteringA&P is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Instructors ensure that students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics(TM). Students can further master concepts after class through assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringA&P does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringA&P, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringA&P, search for: 0134201663 Anatomy & Physiology Plus MasteringA&P with eText -- Access Card Package, 6/e Package consists of: *0134283384 / 9780134283388 MasteringA&P with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Anatomy & Physiology, 6/e*0134156412 / 9780134156415 Anatomy & Physiology, 6/e.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134156415 20160711
Biology Library (Falconer)
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1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
  • Building user interfaces basic applications
  • Activities and intents
  • Fragments, ActionBar, and menus
  • Graphics, drawing, and audio
  • Threads, handlers, and programmatic movement
  • Touch gestures
  • Sensors and camera
  • File storage, shares preferences, and SQLite.
Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Using a hands-on, student-friendly approach, Android Programming Concepts provides a comprehensive foundation for the development of mobile applications for devices and tablets powered by Android. This text offers in-depth coverage of the topics outlined by the official Android developer API guides, leading a programmer with object oriented programming skills through the app development process. Each chapter features a collection of well-designed and classroom tested lab examples, providing an opportunity to apply specific Android concepts while supported by visual guides, explanations, and code listings. Key Features: * Android Studio, the official development environment by Google, is used to develop all applications * Includes 44 practical and interesting lab examples linked to real-world mobile problems, including constructing games with moving graphics and responding to sensor data * Mobile programming commences in Chapter 1 with the development of two native Android applications, beginning with a problem statement and storyboard and ending with an executable app * Each chapter concludes with skill-oriented questions designed to test comprehension of key concepts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781284070705 20160711
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xx, 381 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Green Library
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p. cm.
Law Library (Crown)
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xv, 320 pages : map ; 23 cm
  • Contents Map Preface A Note on the Text Part I Uprisings in the Arab World: Tyranny, Anarchy, and (Perhaps) Democracy Mark L. Haas and David W. Lesch 1 Lessons from a Small Place: The Dignity Revolutions in Tunisia, North Africa, and the Globe Julia Clancy-Smith 2 Revolution and Counterrevolution in Egypt Jeannie L. Sowers and Bruce K. Rutherford 3 The Libyan Spring: From Dream to Disillusionment Karim Mezran and Laurentina Cizza 4 Anatomy of an Uprising: Bashar al-Assad's Fateful Choices That Launched a Civil War David W. Lesch 5 How Saudi Arabia Has Dodged the Arab Spring Steve A. Yetiv 6 Jordan and the Arab Spring Curtis R. Ryan 7 Iraq and the Arab Spring: From Protests to the Rise of ISIS Ibrahim Al-Marashi Part II Non-Arab Countries and the Arab Spring Mark L. Haas and David W. Lesch 8 Iran and the Arab Uprisings Narges Bajoghli and Arang Keshavarzian 9 Turkey and the Arab Spring: The Rise and Fall of Democracy Promotion in a Revolutionary Era Mark L. Haas 10 Israel's Response to the Arab Spring: A Perfect Storm or an Opportunity for Change? Ilan Peleg 11 Russia and the Arab Spring Robert O. Freedman 12 US Policy After the Uprisings: Alliances, Democracy, and Force Jeremy Pressman 13 Conclusion: The Arab World at the Intersection of the National and Transnational James L. Gelvin About the Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813349749 20160912
Beginning in late 2010, peaceful protests against entrenched regimes unexpectedly erupted in a number of Arab countries, causing political upheaval across the region. Through contributions from noted scholars, The Arab Spring provides a comprehensive overview of the causes, key issues, and aftermath of these events. Divided into two parts, the book first examines the Arab countries most dramatically impacted by the uprisings, as well as why some of their Arab neighbors avoided large-scale protests. The second part explores other countries--inside and outside the region--that have a stake and interest in the uprisings. The second edition includes a new chapter on Iraq and coverage of developments in the region since 2012 and how they have altered initial assessments of the Arab Spring's effects. New part introductions and a revised concluding chapter provide contextualization and comparative analyses of key themes and broader questions. This is an essential volume for students and scholars seeking the fullest understanding of how the Arab uprisings continue to impact the region and the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813349749 20160912
Green Library
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viii, 252 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Introduction 1. Dialectical Materialism and Participatory Housing 2. Spatial Relations, Difference, and Multiplicity 3. Geometries of Power, Hegemony, and Small Changes 4. Identity and Practice 5. Unknown Space and Open Values: Coevalness, textuality, and critical spatial practice. 6. Architecture and Space Reimagined?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138934146 20160919
As with so many facets of contemporary western life, architecture and space are often experienced and understood as a commodity or product. The premise of this book is to offer alternatives to the practices and values of such westernised space and Architecture (with a capital A), by exploring the participatory and grass-roots practices used in alternative development models in the Global South. This process re-contextualises the spaces, values, and relationships produced by such alternative methods of development and social agency. It asks whether such spatial practices provide concrete realisations of some key concepts of Western spatial theory, questioning whether we might challenge the space and architectures of capitalist development by learning from the places and practices of others. Exploring these themes offers a critical examination of alternative development practices methods in the Global South, re-contextualising them as architectural engagements with socio-political space. The comparison of such interdisciplinary contexts and discourses reveals the political, social, and economic resonances inherent between these previously unconnected spatial protagonists. The interdependence of spatial issues of choice, value, and identity are revealed through a comparative study of the discourses of Henri Lefebvre, John Turner, Doreen Massey, and Nabeel Hamdi. These key protagonists offer a critical framework of discourses from which further connections to socio-spatial discourses and concepts are made, including post-marxist theory, orientalism, post-structural pluralism, development anthropology, post-colonial theory, hybridity, difference and subalterneity. By looking to the spaces and practices of alternative development in the Global South this book offers a critical reflection upon the working practices of Westernised architecture and other spatial and political practices. In exploring the methodologies, implications and values of such participatory development practices this book ultimately seeks to articulate the positive potential and political of learning from the difference, multiplicity, and otherness of development practice in order to re-imagine architecture and space. .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138934146 20160919
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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x, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)