Novelist Brad Meltzer's #1 New York Times best-selling miniseries that rocked the DC Universe and influenced new storylines for years to come. When Sue Dibny, wife of the Elongated Man, is murdered in her own home, the superhero community is devastated. They come together in mourning, hold their loved ones closer, and immediately begin a worldwide search to find her killer. But a handful of heroes think they already know who murdered Sue Dibny. Years ago, to protect Sue and others like her from super-villains, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Black Canary, the Atom and Zatanna crossed a line. Now, their long-buried secret will break the superhero community apart. Collects IDENTITY CRISIS #1-7
Author: Erik H. Erikson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 1994-05-17
Identity: Youth and Crisis collects Erik H. Erikson's major essays on topics originating in the concept of the adolescent identity crisis. Identity, Erikson writes, is an unfathomable as it is all-pervasive. It deals with a process that is located both in the core of the individual and in the core of the communal culture. As the culture changes, new kinds of identity questions arise—Erikson comments, for example, on issues of social protest and changing gender roles that were particular to the 1960s. Representing two decades of groundbreaking work, the essays are not so much a systematic formulation of theory as an evolving report that is both clinical and theoretical. The subjects range from "creative confusion" in two famous lives—the dramatist George Bernard Shaw and the philosopher William James—to the connection between individual struggles and social order. "Race and the Wider Identity" and the controversial "Womanhood and the Inner Space" are included in the collection.
Der Code der Mächtigen Beecher White ist ein junger, argloser Archivar, der jeden Tag in Washington mit den geheimen Papieren der Regierung umgeht. Bisher ist er nie in Schwierigkeiten geraten. Bis Clementine auftaucht, Beechers Jugendliebe, und ihn um Hilfe bittet. Er soll sie unterstützen, ihren verschollenen Vater zu finden. Beecher versucht sie zu beeindrucken, indem er ihr das geheime Gewölbe zeigt, wo der Präsident streng geheime Dokumente einsieht. Durch Zufall finden die beiden unter einem Stuhl ein kostbares Artefakt – ein zweihundert Jahre altes Buch, das anscheinend George Washington gehört hat und in dem ein Geheimcode steht, den jeder Präsident kennen muss. Voller Panik stecken sie das Buch ein – und werden fortan gejagt. Kurz danach wird ein Mann, der Beecher Zugang zu dem Geheimarchiv gewährte, tot aufgefunden. Beecher hat nur eine Chance, will er sein Leben retten. Er muss das Rätsel des Buches lösen. Atemlos, überraschend und voller faszinierender Blicke hinter die Kulissen der Macht – Brad Meltzer zeigt, dass er zu den Meistern des Genres gehört. Die Nummer 1 aus den USA!
How do states sustain international order during crises? Drawing on the political philosophy of Lyotard and through an empirical examination of the Anglo-American international order during the 1956 Suez Crisis, Bially Mattern demonstrates that states can (and do) use representational force--a forceful but non-physical form of power exercised through language--to stabilize international identity and in turn international order.
Author: Matthew J. Costello
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
What Cold War-era superheroes reveal about American society and foreign policy Physicist Bruce Banner, caught in the nuclear explosion of his experimental gamma bomb, is transformed into the rampaging green monster, the Hulk. High school student Peter Parker, bitten by an irradiated spider, gains its powers and becomes Spiderman. Reed Richards and his friends are caught in a belt of cosmic radiation while orbiting the Earth in a spacecraft and are transformed into the Fantastic Four. While Stan Lee suggests he clung to the hackneyed idea of radioactivity in creating Marvel's stable of superheroes because of his limited imagination, radiation and the bomb are nonetheless the big bang that spawned the Marvel universe. The Marvel superheroes that came to dominate the comic book industry for most of the last five decades were born under the mushroom cloud of potential nuclear war that was a cornerstone of the four-decade bipolar division of the world between the US and USSR. These stories were consciously set in this world and reflect the changing culture of cold War (and post-cold War) America. Like other forms of popular entertainment, comic books tend to be very receptive to cultural trends, reflect them, comment on them, and sometimes inaugurate them. Secret Identity Crisis follows the trajectory of the breakdown of the cold War consensus after 1960 through the lens of superhero comic books. Those developed by Marvel, because of their conscious setting in the contemporary world, and because of attempts to maintain a continuous story line across and within books, constitute a system of signs that reflect, comment upon, and interact with the American political economy. This groundbreaking new study focuses on a handful of titles and signs that specifically involve political economic codes, including Captain America, the Invincible Iron Man, Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD, the Incredible Hulk to reveal how the American self was transformed and/or reproduced during the late Cold War and after.
Author: Laura Scott
Release Date: 2012-05-01
WHERE IS HER TWIN? Gage Drummond's ex-fiancé e is missing and in grave danger. Her identical twin sister is his only chance of finding her. But an accident has left Mallory Roth with amnesia. Still, Mallory is more than willing to help search for answers to secure Alyssa's safe return. But it soon becomes clear that Mallory isn't acting like herself. In fact, minute by minute, Mallory reminds Gage more and more of the woman he's desperate to find. And with one sister missing and another missing memories, it's obvious their enemies are playing for keeps. Can they discover the truth-before it's too late?
No mother has endured four children with the manic-depressive gene for 36 years, and, in league with one of her offspring, written about the lack of inhibition, horror and vigilance accompanying extreme moods. This is a candid study from insiders of the communication breakdowns, medication, red tape, misunderstandings and suicide of one family member. Sally and Simon are survivors, and Charles, though suffering highs and lows is too quick-witted by far to get entangled with the medical world. Mum's mother, Dandan, "never approached anything directly. She was feline in her inconsequential tangent-like approach to something upon which her mind was set like a vice." Alex was often mistaken for a doctor at the nurses' parties where he worked and was much admired as an artist. Deranged, he was unable to admit himself to a mental hospital and wrought havoc in his dream house. "Mum awoke to a thunderous racket. All the doors in the house were forcibly banged and torn open and banged again. There was a noise of shattering glass and china and heavy footfalls pounding on the stairs. Mum's heart beat loudly. She breathed heavily. She knew Alex would not hurt her when he was himself. He was a gentle being. Now he was certainly not himself. She cowered under the bedclothes." Mum, who had to contend with her indomitable mother and innumerable harrowing experiences could still, aged 98, say, "I've had many happy days in my life."
Author: Sarah Yoon
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2015-03-17
This book provides a general overview of the identity crises BMB (believer from Muslim background) women in Jordan go through and reasons for it. Traditionally, persecution from family, community, or the secret police is thought to leave these women with newfound faith. However, even before persecution exposes their new faith, many initial believers give up seeking the new truth and return to their previous phase due to a serious identity crisis. This phenomenon is found to occur particularly often among female BMBs because of their unique circumstances in the religious and sociocultural contexts of Jordan. Through an examination of BMB women's narratives, this book explores how Muslim women form their identities and what they experience in the process of conversion.
Analyzes Liberian history to show how ethnic bigotry caused a toxic political, social, and cultural crisis that culminated in its civil wars from 1989 to 2003. The author also discusses theoretical models with practical methods for bridging ethnic difference, giving the work widespread relevance in conflict resolution.
Author: Scott A. Campbell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2001-04-30
“The woman looked at her, staring face-to-face. Adrienne grasped the candy machine, fumbling for a knob to hold onto, immediately vertiginous: it was the dead woman, the corpse, Andie Shipley. Locking eyes, boring straight into her, and then the dead woman moved from the pillar and walked toward her. “Adrienne released the candy machine, grabbed tight to her suitcase, and ran for the train. With a low metallic groan it was already moving. She dashed for the door Earl had disappeared into, still open, and from the edge of her vision saw the woman change course to follow. She sprinted the last few yards and jumped up into the doorway, but her suitcase smacked against the side of the train and wrenched out of her hand. “Clutching the handrail she spun around, went to her knees, and stretched her free arm out for her bag. But the train slid away, speed growing, and a second set of hands clasped her luggage instead. Andie Shipley on her knees beside the bag met eyes again with Adrienne, watched her and the train move out of reach, watched till Adrienne thought both their heads must explode. Then Andie stood with Adrienne’s suitcase, turned, and vanished back into Betws-y-Coed station.” Newly unemployed soap opera actress Adrienne Simpson is having some trouble figuring out who she is ... and who everyone else is as well. She’s witnessed a murder from the battlements of an ancient Welsh castle, and when she sees the body up close she finds it disconcertingly reminiscent of herself. In the night she is visited by a ghost, but it’s not the murder victim — it’s Allison Minor, the character she has played on television for the past four years, whose death scene she came to Wales to film. For years Adrienne has felt the character of Allison has held her back from becoming the person she might be, and now she discovers Allison, freed by her death, has felt the same way about Adrienne. And the next day, leaving Wales with the seductive and mysterious man she met at the murder scene, her luggage is stolen from the train station by Andie Shipley, the woman everybody agrees is dead. After a wild night with her new lover Earl, who has an uncertain connection with Andie Shipley, Adrienne flees to Manhattan. But Earl follows, Allison reappears, and Andie — dead or alive — takes over Adrienne’s apartment and identity in Los Angeles. There is no running from the weirdness that has invaded her life, so Adrienne heads for home to confront the truth, and the corpse, head-on. Full of thrills, romance, and laughs, Identity Crisis takes us into a world where nothing can possibly be what it seems. ... Can it?