By Chih-yu Shih
By Chih-yu Shih
By M.D. Benedicty-Kokken Alessandra
The publication bargains the reader unusual with Haiti a entire interdisciplinary research of 20th and early twenty-first century Haitian proposal, together with a close timeline of vital moments within the highbrow historical past that connects Haiti to France and the United States.
The first a part of the booklet is ready worldwide dispossessions within the first many years of the 20 th century; the second one half issues to how the narratives of ‘Haiti’ are in detail associated with a Franco-U.S.-American discursive area, built over the process the 20th century, a discursive order that has conflated the illustration of ‘Haiti’ with an knowing of Vodou basically as an occult faith, and never as a philosophical method. The 3rd and fourth elements of the e-book learn how the novels of René Depestre, Jean-Claude Fignolé, and Kettly Mars have revisited the inspiration of ownership because the fall of the Duvalier dictatorships.
By Manying Ip
By James M. Wilce
By Lois M. Stalvey
Brimming with truthfully and keenness, The schooling of a WASP chronicles one white woman's discovery of racism in Nineteen Sixties the US. First released in 1970 and hugely acclaimed by means of reviewers, Lois Stalvey's account is as well timed now because it was once then. approximately two decades later, with gruesome racial incidents taking place on collage campuses, in neighborhoods, and in offices all over, her account of non-public encounters with racism continues to be deeply demanding. Educators and common readers attracted to the subtleties of racism will locate the tale poignant, revealing, and profoundly moving.
“Delightful and terrible, a unique book.” —Choice
“An terribly sincere and revealing e-book that poses the problem: loyalty to one’s ethnic crew or loyalty to conscience.” —Publishers Weekly
By Elizabeth Nichols,Timothy Robbins
This insightful booklet introduces an important tendencies, humans, occasions, and items of pop culture in Latin the United States and the Caribbean.
• Explores arguable concerns like censorship, gender, cultural imperialism, and globalization
• allows cross-cultural comparisons among Latin the US, the Caribbean, and the United States
• permits easy access to parts of curiosity via well-organized entries and precious subject introductions
• incorporates a dialogue at the impression of recent technologies—the net, social media, and video games—in Latin American cultures
• offers enormous citations and references on each one part of renowned culture
By Thorsten Fögen
By Amitai Etzioni,Jared Bloom
How did Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday develop into a countrywide vacation? Why will we alternate provides on Christmas and Chanukah? What do bunnies need to do with Easter? How did Earth Day turn into an international vacation? those questions and extra are responded during this attention-grabbing exploration into the heritage and that means of vacations and rituals. Edited through Amitai Etzioni, some of the most influential social and political thinkers of our time, this assortment presents a compelling assessment of the influence that vacation trips and rituals have on our relatives and communal life.
From group unity to ethnic family members to non secular traditions, We Are What We Celebrate argues that vacation trips reminiscent of Halloween, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve, and Valentine's Day play a massive function in reinforcing, and infrequently redefining, our values as a society. the gathering brings jointly vintage and unique essays that, for the 1st time, provide a entire review and research of the $64000 function such celebrations play in protecting an ethical order in addition to in cementing relatives bonds, construction group relatives and developing nationwide identification. The essays disguise such subject matters because the production of Thanksgiving as a countrywide vacation; the significance of vacations for kids; the mainstreaming of Kwanzaa; and the debate over Columbus Day celebrations.
Compelling and sometimes stunning, this examine vacation trips and rituals brings new intending to not only the methods we have a good time yet to what these celebrations let us know approximately ourselves and our communities.
members: Theodore Caplow, Gary go, Matthew Dennis, Amitai Etzioni, John R. Gillis, Ellen M. Litwicki, Diana Muir, Francesca Polletta, Elizabeth H. Pleck, David E. Proctor, Mary F. Whiteside, and Anna Day Wilde.
By Dr Shatkin Gavin
An anticipated six hundred million humans now stay in casual or 'squatter' settlements within the quickly turning out to be towns of the constructing global. With such settlements usually missing easy must haves, there's an pressing have to handle this city problem. lately, leading edge techniques have eager about the position of community-based corporations (CBOs) in constructing self-help and participatory programmes.
This incisive booklet questions no matter if groups be ready to set up, interact govt and adopt significant redevelopment. It additionally examines while and the way mobilization of groups happens and if such agencies own any effect within the intensely political decision-making area of city land improvement. it's illustrated through an in depth research of the event of CBOs in Manila, because the Philippine govt has undertaken what's maybe the main radical test in decentralized, participatory ways to city governance on this planet. The e-book emphasizes the exterior stipulations that effect styles of collective motion inside of groups and addresses concerns similar to the neighborhood political economic system and the groups' position in the international economy.