Author: Adam Jones
Publisher: Key Publishing House Incorporated
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Political Science
Evoking Genocide compiles more than sixty short essays written by leading scholars and activists in the field of genocide studies. These authors pay eloquent tribute to the works of art and media that influenced their engagement with genocide and crimes against humanity. The subjects include books and stories, films, songs, drawings, documents, monuments, sculptures, personal testimonies, and even a Lego set. In an accessible and often deeply personal way, contributors explore their own relationships with the works in question. Edited by Adam Jones, recently selected as one of fifty key thinkers in Holocaust and genocide studies, Evoking Genocide makes an important contribution to the study of the art and culture of mass atrocity.
For the past ten years Jonathan Moller has photographed communities uprooted by war in Guatemala. The result is this collection of portraits taken during that decade, revealing stories of life and death, hope and despair and of struggles for survival, respect and truth. Featuring 147 tritone portraits, Our Culture is Our Resistance also includes a preface by Guatemalan Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu and other testimonies and reflections by Guatemalan community members and survivors.
If character is fate, The Pure Life paints the connection between who we are and what we do, and shows that everyday living, filled as it is with our inadvertent and deliberate actions, has consequence. After college graduation, Jackson Dean heads for the Pacific Northwest to build trails with the California Conservation Corps. He finds himself on a crew alongside Marcus, a young, streetwise Othello, Rebecca, an aspiring artist, Desiree, a privileged dropout, and Bane, a mercurial figure who seems to operate in the shadows of the experience. The work is labor intensive, and the outward journey, inward. Jackson and Rebecca fall for each other but immediately face an indefinite separation. And, when Marcus gets a call from his old gang, Bane's machinations implicate Jackson, Rebecca and Desiree in a subtle intrigue that leaves each of them facing stark choices between loyalty and pride, loss and love.
Author: Rob Leicester Wagner
Publisher: Metro Books
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Each book in this affordable series is a virtual personal photo album of a legendary entertainer. Packed with photos that are complemented by informative captions, these stunning books tell the fascinating stories behind the lives and careers of some of the twentieth century's most recognizable personalities.
Author: John Ingledew
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Release Date: 2005
"John Ingledew: Photography provides a basic introduction for students across the visual arts. This accessible, inspirational guide to creative photography explores the subjects and themes that have always obsessed photographers and explains technique in a clear and simple way. Embracing the whole spectrum of photography from traditional to digital, it introduces the work of the masters of the art as well as showing fresh, dynamic images created by young photographers from all over the world. An essential resource, the book also provides a valuable overview of careers in photography and a comprehensive reference section, including a glossary of technical vocabulary."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: John O. Allen
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Release Date: 2001
Featuring fabulous photographs from the famous J. C. Allen & Son, Inc. archives, "Pictures from the Farm" is an unabashedly nostalgic memory book tribute to the farm and to rural life from the early 1900s to the late 1960s. Organized by theme, "Pictures from the Farm" shows the breadth and variety of farm living, from farm animals and equipment to buildings; from working the land to domestic living and farm folk. It's sure to evoke your own memories of days gone by. About the Photographers: J. C. Allen & Son's extensive collection of photographs spans three generations, from approximately 1912 to the present. John O. Allen, a third generation photographer, is the president of J. C. Allen & Son, Inc.
One woman's moving story of her journey with her mother to find their past and the tragedy that haunts it In 1937, Edith Westerfeld's parents--before being killed by the Nazis--sent her from Germany to live with relatives in America. Fifty-four years later, Edith decided that it was time to, with her grown daughter Fern, revisit the town she had left so many years before. For Edith the trip was a chance to reconnect and reconcile with her past; for Fern it was a chance to learn what lay behind her mother's silent grief. On their journey, Fern and her mother shared many extraordinary encounters with the townspeople and--more importantly--with one another, closing the divide that had long stood between them.
Author: Jane E. Elliott
Publisher: Chinese University Press
Release Date: 2002
French rule in Syria and Lebanon coincided with the rise of colonial resistance around the world and with profound social trauma after World War I. In this tightly argued study, Elizabeth Thompson shows how Syrians and Lebanese mobilized, like other colonized peoples, to claim the terms of citizenship enjoyed in the European metropole. The negotiations between the French and citizens of the Mandate set the terms of politics for decades after Syria and Lebanon achieved independence in 1946. Colonial Citizens highlights gender as a central battlefield upon which the relative rights and obligations of states and citizens were established. The participants in this struggle included not only elite nationalists and French rulers, but also new mass movements of women, workers, youth, and Islamic populists. The author examines the "gendered battles" fought over France's paternalistic policies in health, education, labor, and the press. Two important and enduring political structures issued from these conflicts: • First, a colonial welfare state emerged by World War II that recognized social rights of citizens to health, education, and labor protection. • Second, tacit gender pacts were forged first by the French and then reaffirmed by the nationalist rulers of the independent states. These gender pacts represented a compromise among male political rivals, who agreed to exclude and marginalize female citizens in public life. This study provides a major contribution to the social construction of gender in nationalist and postcolonial discourse. Returning workers, low-ranking religious figures, and most of all, women to the narrative history of the region -- figures usually omitted -- Colonial Citizens enhances our understanding of the interwar period in the Middle East, providing needed context for a better understanding of statebuilding, nationalism, Islam, and gender since World War II.
TheInternational Who's Who in Popular Music 2002offers comprehensive biographical information covering the leading names on all aspects of popular music. It brings together the prominent names in pop music as well as the many emerging personalities in the industry, providing full biographical details on pop, rock, folk, jazz, dance, world and country artists. Over 5,000 biographical entries include major career details, concerts, recordings and compositions, honors and contact addresses. Wherever possible, information is obtained directly from the entrants to ensure accuracy and reliability. Appendices include details of record companies, management companies, agents and promoters. The reference also details publishers, festivals and events and other organizations involved with music.
"In Suspended Conversations Martha Langford breathes life into photographic albums. These travelogues, memoirs, thematic collections, and family sagas embody the intimate preoccupations of their compilers and the great events of a golden photographic age, 1860 to 1960. Langford also traces the influence of photograph albums on the installations, photo narratives, and photo sequences of contemporary artists. Whether dealing with art, museum archives, or the family heirloom, Suspended Conversations bring photography into the great conversation about how we remember our stories and send them into the future."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved