Fleeting Agencies

Fleeting Agencies
Author: Arunima Datta
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021-02-28
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781108837385

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Critically examines the agency and history of long-silenced coolie women and their role in colonial economy and transnational movements.

A Fleeting Moment in My Country

A Fleeting Moment in My Country
Author: N. Malathy
Publsiher: SCB Distributors
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-09-13
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780984525553

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Little is known about the Tamil liberation cause and struggle, as it has been widely dismissed by global powers of all persuasions-the USA, Russia, China and India-each driven by their own realpolitik concerns and self- interests. This book, written by a Diaspora Tamil engaged in human rights work in the Tamil-controlled area of Vanni up until it was overrun by Sri Lankan forces, provides a compelling insider’s look at the motivations, issues and complexities of this largely secret civil war; the entire text is based on first hand observation and includes sociological insights based on these first hand observations. Isolatd in their struggle and condemned by world opinion, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) nonetheless proved capable of withstanding all external forces for a period of decades, drawing large numbers of Tamils, both inside Sri Lanka and outside in the Tamil Diaspora, to support tits cause. The LTTE created a progressive internal movement that succeeded in breaking down ancient caste barriers that had resisted the political inducements and leadership of figures such as Gandhi, and inculcated a climate of social justice and equality. This book describes what life was like on the ground inside Tamil- controlled territory where the forces of war were held at bay-what the author has referred to in the title of this book as "The Fleeting Moment...". What followed was a process of the destruction of everything that she described when it was overrun by the Sri Lankan army and the Tamil genocide began.

Portrayals of Children in Popular Culture

Portrayals of Children in Popular Culture
Author: Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic,Debbie C. Olson
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2012-12-21
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780739179567

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This book examines how children and the concept of childhood are presented in media through the unique lens of childhood studies. This collection, authored by a cadre of international scholars, explores how children are represented, and how they represent themselves, in print, television, film, advertising, and emerging web technologies.

The Indentured Archipelago

The Indentured Archipelago
Author: Reshaad Durgahee
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2021-09-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781316512265

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A historical geographical comparison of the Indo-Pacific Indian indenture labour experience, revealing the hitherto unexplored movements of labourers between colonies.

Anonymouse

Anonymouse
Author: Vikki VanSickle
Publsiher: Tundra Books
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2021-02-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780735263949

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"An anonymous artist transforms the city through graffiti, inspiring other urban critters to get creative with their own surroundings"--

Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1998

Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1998
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997
Genre: United States
ISBN: LOC:00186320165

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Coolie Woman

Coolie Woman
Author: Gaiutra Bahadur
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-11-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780226043388

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In 1903, a young woman sailed from India to Guiana as a “coolie”—the British name for indentured laborers who replaced the newly emancipated slaves on sugar plantations all around the world. Pregnant and traveling alone, this woman, like so many coolies, disappeared into history. In Coolie Woman—shortlisted for the 2014 Orwell Prize—her great-granddaughter Gaiutra Bahadur embarks on a journey into the past to find her. Traversing three continents and trawling through countless colonial archives, Bahadur excavates not only her great-grandmother’s story but also the repressed history of some quarter of a million other coolie women, shining a light on their complex lives. Shunned by society, and sometimes in mortal danger, many coolie women were either runaways, widows, or outcasts. Many of them left husbands and families behind to migrate alone in epic sea voyages—traumatic “middle passages”—only to face a life of hard labor, dismal living conditions, and, especially, sexual exploitation. As Bahadur explains, however, it is precisely their sexuality that makes coolie women stand out as figures in history. Greatly outnumbered by men, they were able to use sex with their overseers to gain various advantages, an act that often incited fatal retaliations from coolie men and sometimes larger uprisings of laborers against their overlords. Complex and unpredictable, sex was nevertheless a powerful tool. Examining this and many other facets of these remarkable women’s lives, Coolie Woman is a meditation on survival, a gripping story of a double diaspora—from India to the West Indies in one century, Guyana to the United States in the next—that is at once a search for one’s roots and an exploration of gender and power, peril and opportunity.

Intimacies

Intimacies
Author: Katie Kitamura
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-07-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780399576188

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A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BOOK OF 2021 LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN FICTION ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE 2021 READS AN INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER A BEST BOOK OF 2021 FROM Washington Post, Vogue, Time, Oprah Daily, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Atlantic, Kirkus and Entertainment Weekly “Intimacies is a haunting, precise, and morally astute novel that reads like a psychological thriller…. Katie Kitamura is a wonder.” —Dana Spiotta, author of Wayward and Eat the Document “One of the best novels I’ve read in 2021.” – Dwight Garner, The New York Times A novel from the author of A Separation, an electrifying story about a woman caught between many truths. An interpreter has come to The Hague to escape New York and work at the International Court. A woman of many languages and identities, she is looking for a place to finally call home. She's drawn into simmering personal dramas: her lover, Adriaan, is separated from his wife but still entangled in his marriage. Her friend Jana witnesses a seemingly random act of violence, a crime the interpreter becomes increasingly obsessed with as she befriends the victim's sister. And she's pulled into an explosive political controversy when she’s asked to interpret for a former president accused of war crimes. A woman of quiet passion, she confronts power, love, and violence, both in her personal intimacies and in her work at the Court. She is soon pushed to the precipice, where betrayal and heartbreak threaten to overwhelm her, forcing her to decide what she wants from her life.

The Plebeian Experience

The Plebeian Experience
Author: Martin Breaugh
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-12-10
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780231520812

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How do people excluded from political life achieve political agency? Through a series of historical events that have been mostly overlooked by political theorists, Martin Breaugh identifies fleeting yet decisive instances of emancipation in which people took it upon themselves to become political subjects. Emerging during the Roman plebs's first secession in 494 BCE, the plebeian experience consists of an underground or unexplored configuration of political strategies to obtain political freedom. The people reject domination through political praxis and concerted action, therefore establishing an alternative form of power. Breaugh's study concludes in the nineteenth century and integrates ideas from sociology, philosophy, history, and political science. Organized around diverse case studies, his work undertakes exercises in political theory to show how concepts provide a different understanding of the meaning of historical events and our political present. The Plebeian Experience describes a recurring phenomenon that clarifies struggles for emancipation throughout history, expanding research into the political agency of the many and shedding light on the richness of radical democratic struggles from ancient Rome to Occupy Wall Street and beyond.

Speaking with Strangers

Speaking with Strangers
Author: Mary Cantwell
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1998-04-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780547561370

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From the author of American Girl, a “profoundly moving” memoir of single motherhood, loneliness, and finding one’s way home (The New York Times). After growing up in a small New England town and achieving professional success working for Manhattan fashion magazines, Mary Cantwell finds herself personally bereft. Having made it through to the other side of a painful divorce, she is faced with the challenge of raising two daughters alone and seizes any opportunity to leave it all behind—if only for a while. Taking on travel assignments that send her around the world, Cantwell recounts her experiences in vivid detail as she makes fleeting connections with strangers in all walks of life. But above all, she craves the intimacy she has lost—both in the death of her marriage and that of her beloved father. Eventually, Cantwell finds passion in an intense and tumultuous affair with a famous writer she refers to only as “the balding man.” But as time goes on, she realizes she must face her responsibilities at home. In this unflinching account of a trying time in a woman’s life, Cantwell “writes with a breathless intensity about love affairs and friendships, impulsive decisions and equally sudden fits of repentance” (People). “Anyone who has read Cantwell’s earlier memoirs, American Girl (1992) and Manhattan When I Was Young (1995), knows her voice is as tough, as golden, as graceful as forsythia taking hold in a city backyard. . . . A dark, heady wine of a book; every sip is memorable and complex.” —Booklist

The Afghanistan Papers

The Afghanistan Papers
Author: Craig Whitlock,The Washington Post
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-08-31
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781982159023

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The groundbreaking investigative story of how three successive presidents and their military commanders deceived the public year after year about America’s longest war, foreshadowing the Taliban’s recapture of Afghanistan, by Washington Post reporter and three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Whitlock. Unlike the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 had near-unanimous public support. At first, the goals were straightforward and clear: to defeat al-Qaeda and prevent a repeat of 9/11. Yet soon after the United States and its allies removed the Taliban from power, the mission veered off course and US officials lost sight of their original objectives. Distracted by the war in Iraq, the US military became mired in an unwinnable guerrilla conflict in a country it did not understand. But no president wanted to admit failure, especially in a war that began as a just cause. Instead, the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations sent more and more troops to Afghanistan and repeatedly said they were making progress, even though they knew there was no realistic prospect for an outright victory. Just as the Pentagon Papers changed the public’s understanding of Vietnam, The Afghanistan Papers contains startling revelation after revelation from people who played a direct role in the war, from leaders in the White House and the Pentagon to soldiers and aid workers on the front lines. In unvarnished language, they admit that the US government’s strategies were a mess, that the nation-building project was a colossal failure, and that drugs and corruption gained a stranglehold over their allies in the Afghan government. All told, the account is based on interviews with more than 1,000 people who knew that the US government was presenting a distorted, and sometimes entirely fabricated, version of the facts on the ground. Documents unearthed by The Washington Post reveal that President Bush didn’t know the name of his Afghanistan war commander—and didn’t want to make time to meet with him. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld admitted he had “no visibility into who the bad guys are.” His successor, Robert Gates, said: “We didn’t know jack shit about al-Qaeda.” The Afghanistan Papers is a shocking account that will supercharge a long overdue reckoning over what went wrong and forever change the way the conflict is remembered.

GREAT I Material and equipment needs Commercial transportation

GREAT I  Material and equipment needs  Commercial transportation
Author: Great River Environmental Action Team (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1980
Genre: Dredges
ISBN: WISC:89047491667

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GREAT I

GREAT I
Author: Great River Environmental Action Team (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1980
Genre: Dredges
ISBN: UIUC:30112103556731

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Great River Environmental Action Team GREAT I Upper Mississippi River Study Guttenberg IA to Minneapolis MN

Great River Environmental Action Team  GREAT I  Upper Mississippi River Study  Guttenberg  IA to Minneapolis  MN
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1982
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: NWU:35556031258130

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Citizens of Everywhere

Citizens of Everywhere
Author: Rosalind Parr
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-09-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781108838146

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Citizens of Everywhere is a global history of Indian women's activism during the final decades of colonial rule, demonstrating their contributions to both the international women's movement and to the Indian independence struggle.