Download E-books Did Singapore Have to Fall?: Churchill and the Impregnable Fortress PDF

By Karl Hack

This booklet offers a worldly precis of up to date wisdom at the Fall of Singapore, together with the serious tensions among Churchill and native commanders. a spotlight at the function of Churchill, and on his figuring out of the weapons and Singapore's fortifications, makes the fort crucial to realizing why and the way Singapore fell because it did. The publication encompasses a diversity of quotations that supply the flavor of the time and the essence of the debates. No different e-book permits the reader to get a transparent review of the bottom, the plans, the crusade, the weapons and the remainder historical past, multi functional position.

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Download E-books Political and Social Thought in Post-Communist Russia (BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies) PDF

By Axel Kaehne

This is the 1st entire learn of Russian political and social notion within the post-Communist period. The booklet portrays and seriously examines the conceptual and theoretical makes an attempt by means of Russian students and political thinkers to make experience of the demanding situations of post-communism and the pains of financial, political and social transformation. It brings jointly a few of the strands of political proposal which have been formulated within the wake of the collapsed communist doctrine. It engages constructively with the varied makes an attempt via Russian political theorists and social scientists to articulate a coherent version of liberal democracy of their nation. The e-book investigates severe, in addition to beneficial voices, within the Russian debate on liberal democracy, a debate usually marked via eclecticism and, from time to time, little conceptual self-discipline. As such, the publication could be of significant curiosity either to Russian experts, and to all these drawn to political and social proposal extra widely.

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Download E-books Prophets of the Great Spirit: Native American Revitalization Movements in Eastern North America PDF

Prophets of the good Spirit bargains an in-depth examine the paintings of a various crew of local American visionaries who solid new, syncretic spiritual pursuits that supplied their peoples with the ideological ability to withstand white domination. via mixing rules borrowed from Christianity with conventional ideals, they reworked “high” gods or a far off and aloof writer right into a strong, activist deity that got here to be referred to as the good Spirit. those revitalization leaders sought to regain the prefer of the good Spirit via reforms inside their societies and the inauguration of recent ritual practices.

Among the prophets integrated during this learn are the Delaware Neolin, the Shawnee Tenkswatawa, the Creek “Red Stick” prophets, the Seneca good-looking Lake, and the Kickapoo Kenekuk. masking greater than a century, from the early 1700s during the Kickapoo Indian removing of the Jacksonian period, the prophets of the nice Spirit occasionally preached armed resistance yet extra usually used nonviolent techniques to withstand white cultural domination. a few prophets rejected almost all features of Euro-American tradition. Others sought to guarantee the survival in their tradition via selective adaptation.

Alfred A. Cave explains the stipulations giving upward thrust to the millenarian pursuits intimately and assuredly illuminates the most important histories, personalities, and legacies of the stream. Weaving an array of assets right into a compelling narrative, he captures the variety of those prophets and their dedication to the typical aim of local American survival.

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Download E-books The Sound of Liberating Truth: Buddhist-Christian Dialogues in Honor of Frederick J. Streng (Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism) PDF

Deals essays and dialogues through famous Buddhist and Christian students on themes that have been of fundamental curiosity to Frederick J. Streng, in whose honour the quantity was once created. issues comprise interreligious discussion, final fact, nature and ecology, social and political problems with liberation, and supreme transformation or liberation.

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Download E-books The Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello (Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies) PDF

By Lindsey R. Swindall

Lindsey R. Swindall examines the ancient and political context of acclaimed African American actor Paul Robeson's 3 portrayals of Shakespeare's Othello within the uk and the us. those performances happened in London in 1930, on Broadway in 1943, and in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1959. All 3 of the productions, while thought of jointly, supply an interesting glimpse into Robeson's artistry in addition to his political activism.

The Politics of Paul Robeson's Othello continues that Robeson's improvement right into a politically minded artist explicates the wider factor of the position of the African American artist in occasions of obstacle. Robeson (1898-1976) fervently believed that political engagement used to be an inherent portion of the position of the artist in society, and his performances display this conviction.

In the 1930 construction, audiences and critics alike faced the query: should still a black actor play Othello in an differently all-white forged? within the 1943 construction on Broadway, Robeson consciously used the function as a kind for wondering theater segregation either onstage and within the seats. In 1959, after he had turn into popular for his leftist perspectives and sympathies with Communism, his functionality in a tremendous Stratford-upon-Avon construction known as into query no matter if audiences may settle for onstage an African American who held radical-and more and more unpopular-political perspectives. Swindall thoughtfully makes use of Robeson's Othello performances as a collective lens to research the actor and activist's political and highbrow development.

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Download E-books Voice of the Oppressed in the Language of the Oppressor: A Discussion of Selected Postcolonial Literature from Ireland, Africa and America (Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory) PDF

By Patsy J. Daniels

This e-book examines works from twelve authors from colonized cultures who write in English: William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Joseph Conrad, Chinua Achebe, Maxine Hong Kinston, Amy Tan, Toni Morrison, Alic Walker, Sandra Cisneros, Ana Castillo, Louise Erdrich, and Leslie Marmon Silko. The booklet fins connection between those writers and their respective works. Patsy Daniels argues that the thinkers and writers of colonized tradition needs to study the language of the colonizer and take it again to their very own neighborhood hence making themselves translators who occupy a synthetic, hybdid house among cultures.

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Download E-books Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian-White Relations in Canada PDF

By J.R. Miller

Highly acclaimed while the 1st version seemed in 1989, "Skyscrapers conceal the Heavens" is the 1st accomplished account of Indian-white family all through Canada's historical past. J.R. Miller charts the deterioration of the connection from the preliminary, jointly necessary touch within the fur exchange to the present deadlock within which Indians are resisting displacement and marginalization.

This re-creation is the results of huge revision to include present scholarship and produce the textual content modern. It comprises new fabric at the North, and displays adjustments caused via the Oka concern, the sovereignty factor, and many of the court docket judgements of the Nineteen Nineties. it is usually new fabric on residential faculties, treaty making, and land claims.

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Download E-books Searching for Yellowstone: Race, Gender, Family and Memory in the Postmodern West PDF

By Norman K Denzin

Yellowstone. Sacagawea. Lewis & Clark. Transcontinental railroad. Indians as university mascots. All are iconic figures, symbols of the West within the Anglo-American mind's eye. recognized cultural critic Norman Denzin interrogates each one of those icons for his or her cultural that means during this finely woven paintings. half autoethnography, half old narrative, half paintings feedback, half cultural conception, Denzin creates a postmodern bricolage of pictures, staged dramas, quotations, recollections and tales that strike to the essence of the yankee dream and the shattered goals of the peoples it subjugated.

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Download E-books The Rise of Multicultural America: Economy and Print Culture, 1865-1915 PDF

By Susan L. Mizruchi

Among the Civil struggle and global battle I the us underwent the main fast financial enlargement in historical past. even as, the rustic skilled extraordinary premiums of immigration. In The upward thrust of Multicultural America, Susan Mizruchi examines the convergence of those notable advancements. No factor used to be extra salient in postbellum American capitalist society, she argues, than the country's bewilderingly diversified inhabitants. this period marked the emergence of american citizens' self-consciousness approximately what we at the present time name multiculturalism.

Mizruchi techniques this complicated improvement from the point of view of print tradition, demonstrating how either renowned and elite writers performed pivotal roles in articulating the stakes of this nationwide metamorphosis. In a interval of frequent literacy, writers assumed a amazing cultural authority as best-selling works of literature and periodicals reached tremendous readerships and immigrants might locate newspapers and magazines of their local languages. Mizruchi additionally appears to be like on the paintings of reporters, photographers, social reformers, intellectuals, and advertisers. deciding upon the years among 1865 and 1915 because the founding period of yankee multiculturalism, Mizruchi presents a old context that has been neglected in modern debates approximately race, ethnicity, immigration, and the dynamics of contemporary capitalist society. Her research recuperates a legacy with the aptitude to either invigorate present conflict strains and spotlight issues of reconciliation.

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