Download E-books Ethnic Constructs in Antiquity : The Role of Power and Tradition (Amsterdam Archaeological Studies) PDF

This quantity explores the topic of ethnicity and ethnogenesis in societies of the traditional global. Its start line is the present view within the social and ancient sciences of ethnicity as a subjective build that's formed via interplay with an ethnic ‘other’. The thirteen essays accumulated during this quantity are in accordance with the research of historic, epigraphic and archaeological resource fabric and thematically variety from Archaic Greece to Early Mediaeval Western Europe.
Despite common claims via ethnic teams on the contrary, all ethnic formations are intrinsically risky and dynamic over the years. a lot of this dynamism is to be understood in shut organization with clash, violence and altering constellations of strength. the categorical theoretical framework, including the wide variety of case-studies makes this quantity essential for historians, archaeologists and social scientists with an curiosity within the old global.

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Download E-books The Radical Lives of Helen Keller (The History of Disability) PDF

By Kim E. Nielsen

Several a long time after her loss of life in 1968, Helen Keller is still probably the most widely known ladies of the 20 th century. however the attention-grabbing tale of her bright political life—particularly her curiosity in radicalism and anti-capitalist activism—has been principally beaten by way of the sentimentalized tale of her as a tender deaf-blind girl.

Keller had many lives certainly. top recognized for her advocacy on behalf of the blind, she used to be additionally a member of the socialist social gathering, an recommend of women's suffrage, a defender of the unconventional foreign staff of the area, and a supporter of delivery control—and she served as one of many nation's most appropriate yet unofficial overseas ambassadors. despite all her political paintings, although, Keller infrequently explored the political dimensions of incapacity, adopting ideals that have been usually visible as conservative, patronizing, and sometimes repugnant. less than the wing of Alexander Graham Bell, a debatable determine within the deaf neighborhood who promoted lip-reading over signal language, Keller grew to become a proponent of oralism, thereby alienating herself from others within the deaf neighborhood who believed wealthy deaf tradition was once attainable via signal language. yet in simple terms by means of distancing herself from the deaf group used to be she in a position to hold a public snapshot as a exclusive miracle.

Using analytic instruments and new assets, Kim E. Nielsen's political biography of Helen Keller has many lives, teasing out the motivations for and implications of her political and private revolutions to bare a extra advanced and fascinating girl than the Helen Keller we suggestion we knew.

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Download E-books Native Liberty: Natural Reason and Cultural Survivance PDF

Gerald Vizenor was once a journalist for the Minneapolis Tribune while he stumbled on that his direct ancestors have been the editor and writer of The Progress, the 1st local newspaper at the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota.  Vizenor, encouraged through the kinship of 19th century local reporters, has pursued an identical experience of resistance in his reportage, editorial essays, and literary art.
 
Vizenor finds in Native Liberty the political, poetic, visionary, and ironic insights of non-public identification and narratives of cultural sovereignty. He examines singular acts of resistance, common cause, literary practices, and different ideas of survivance that sidestep and subvert the terminal notions of tragedy and victimry.
 
Native Liberty nurtures survivance and creates a feeling of cultural and historic presence. Vizenor, a popular Anishinaabe literary student and artist, writes in an immediate narrative sort that integrates own studies with unique shows, comparative interpretations, and evaluations of felony concerns and old situations.

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Download E-books A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness: Writings, 2000-2010 PDF

A Xicana Codex of adjusting attention features essays and poems by way of Cherríe L. Moraga, essentially the most influential figures in Chicana/o, feminist, queer, and indigenous activism and scholarship. Combining relocating own tales with trenchant political and cultural critique, the author, activist, instructor, dramatist, mom, daughter, comadre, and lesbian lover appears again at the first ten years of the twenty-first century. She considers decade-defining public occasions reminiscent of 9-11 and the crusade and election of Barack Obama, and she or he explores socioeconomic, cultural, and political phenomena towards domestic, sharing her fears approximately elevating her son amid expanding city violence and the various types of dehumanization confronted through younger males of colour. Moraga describes her deepening grief as she loses her mom to Alzheimer’s; will pay poignant tribute to neighbors who passed on to the great beyond, together with the sculptor Marsha Gómez and the poets Alfred Arteaga, Pat Parker, and Audre Lorde; and provides a heartfelt essay approximately her own and political courting with Gloria Anzaldúa.

Thirty years after the booklet of Anzaldúa and Moraga’s assortment This Bridge known as My Back, a landmark of women-of-color feminism, Moraga’s literary and political praxis is still inspired via and intertwined with indigenous spirituality and her id as Chicana lesbian. but elements of her considering have replaced through the years. A Xicana Codex of fixing Consciousness unearths key ameliorations in Moraga’s suggestion; the breadth, rigor, and philosophical intensity of her paintings; her perspectives on modern debates approximately citizenship, immigration, and homosexual marriage; and her deepening involvement in transnational feminist and indigenous activism. it's a significant assertion from one in every of our most vital public intellectuals.

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Download E-books Slow Fade to Black (Galaxy Books) PDF

By Thomas Cripps

Set opposed to the backdrop of the black fight in society, Slow Fade to Black is the definitive background of African-American accomplishment in film--both ahead of and in the back of the camera--from the earliest videos via international conflict II. As he documents the altering attitudes towards African-Americans either in Hollywood and the kingdom at huge, Cripps explores the expansion of discrimination as filmmakers grew to become increasingly more intrigued with myths of the previous South: the "lost reason" point of the Civil battle, the stately mansions and gracious women of the antebellum South, the "happy" slaves making a song within the fields. Cripps exhibits how those characterizations culminated within the blatantly racist attitudes of Griffith's The beginning of a Nation, and the way this movie encouraged the N.A.A.C.P. to crusade vigorously--and successfully--for switch. whereas the interval of the Twenties to Nineteen Forties was once one replete with Hollywood stereotypes (blacks normally seemed as domestics or "natives," or have been portrayed in shiftless, cowardly "Stepin Fetchit" roles), there has been additionally an try out at self reliant black production--on the entire unsuccessful. yet with the arriving of worldwide warfare II, expanding pressures for a much broader use of blacks in motion pictures, and demands extra equitable remedy, African-Americans did start to obtain extra sympathetic roles, similar to that of Sam, the piano participant within the 1942 vintage Casablanca.
A vigorous, thorough background of African-Americans within the video clips, Slow Fade to Black is additionally a perceptive social remark on evolving racial attitudes during this nation in the course of the first 4 many years of the 20th century.

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Download E-books Racial Profiling: Research, Racism, and Resistance (Issues in Crime and Justice) PDF

By Karen S. Glover

Karen S. Glover investigates the social technology practices of racial profiling inquiry, analyzing their key effect in shaping public understandings of race, legislation, and legislations enforcement. typically manifesting within the site visitors cease, the organization with racial minority prestige and illegal activity demanding situations the elemental precept of equivalent justice less than the legislations as defined within the U.S. structure. groups of colour have lengthy voiced resistance to racialized legislation and legislations enforcement, but the physique of data approximately racial profiling not often engages those voices.

Applying a serious race framework, Glover presents in-depth interview information and research that reveal the huge social and felony nation-states of citizenship which are inherent to the racial profiling phenomenon. to illustrate the customarily sophisticated workings of race and the legislations within the post-Civil Rights period, the e-book comprises exam of the 1996 U.S. perfect Court's Whren decision-a judicial pronouncement that enables pretextual motion through legislations enforcement and hence widens legislations enforcement powers in judgements pertaining to whilst and opposed to whom legislation is utilized.

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Download E-books The Night Malcolm X Spoke at the Oxford Union: A Transatlantic Story of Antiracist Protest (George Gund Foundation Imprint in African American Studies) PDF

Under 3 months ahead of he was once assassinated, Malcolm X spoke on the Oxford Union—the so much prestigious scholar debating association within the uk. The Oxford Union usually welcomed heads of country and stars of display and served because the education flooring for the politically bold offspring of Britain’s "better classes." Malcolm X, in contrast, was once the worldwide icon of race militancy. for lots of, he personified revolution and probability. Marking the 50th anniversary of the talk, this booklet brings to lifestyles the dramatic occasions surrounding the stopover at, exhibiting why Oxford invited Malcolm X, why he approved, and the impact of the stopover at on Malcolm X and British students.

Stephen Tuck tells the human tale at the back of the talk and likewise makes use of it as a place to begin to debate better problems with Black strength, the top of empire, British race family, immigration, and scholar rights. Coinciding with a student-led crusade opposed to segregated housing, the stopover at enabled Malcolm X to make connections with radical scholars from the Caribbean, Africa, and South Asia, giving him a brand new point of view at the international fight for racial equality, and in flip, radicalizing a brand new iteration of British activists. Masterfully tracing the reverberations on either side of the Atlantic, Tuck chronicles how the private transformation of the dynamic American chief performed out at the foreign level.

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Download E-books Salvia Divinorum - Die Wahrsagesalbei (German Edition) PDF

By Jochen Gartz

Dieses Buch beschreibt erstmals alle Aspekte einer uralten Zauber- und Heilpflanze aus Mexiko: Salvia divinorum, auch "Wahrsagesalbei" genannt.
Bekannt wurde diese Pflanze insbesondere durch "Maria Sabina - die Botin der heiligen Pilze", die Salvia divinorum als Ersatz bei Heilritualen einsetzte, in Zeiten wo die Pilz nicht vorhanden waren. Durch Maria Sabinas Kontakt mit Gordon Wasson und Albert Hofmann in den 50er Jahren wurde Salvia divinorum weiter erforscht und der westlichen Fachwelt zugänglich gemacht.
Jeweils ausgehend von historischen Quellen werden ausführlich botanische Zusammenhänge, Kulturverhalten, Inhaltsstoffe, pharmakologische Eigenschaften als auch die frühe und rezente Anwendung der noch immer sagenumwobenen Pflanze dargestellt.

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