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: 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.
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.
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.
Release Date: 2004
Catàleg de l'exposició organitzada pel Museu d'Art de Girona, que té com a fil c onductor la família. Les obres exposades representen escenes que van de la gesta ció i el naixement fins a la vellesa i la mort. El catàleg es complementa amb ar ticles d'historiadors de l'art i antropòlegs que reflexionen sobre la institució bàsica de la nostra societat.
Author: Alinde J. Moore, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2001-11-07
Genre: Social Science
ìThis is a most impressive work on a much needed and neglected area of older men who lost their spouses. Moore and Stratton listened to what these men had to say and presented us with such a rich mosaic of feelings, experiences, and hypotheses for future research.î - Leonard Poon, PhD, Dr Phil hc Professor of Psychology Chair, Faculty of Gerontology Director, University of Georgia Gerontology Center Based on the authors' intensive qualitative study of a diverse group of 51 widowers, this unique book sets widowhood within the context of life experience. It identifies characteristics and patterns of behavior that contribute to widowerís success, as well as lack of success, in adjusting satisfactorily to their circumstances.
Author: Richard Powers
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 2001-08-01
A dazzling new novel by the author of Galatea 2.2 and Gain In a digital laboratory on the shores of Puget Sound, a band of virtual-reality researchers races to complete the Cavern, an empty white room that can become a jungle, a painting, or a vast Byzantine cathedral. In a war-torn Mediterranean city, an American is held hostage, chained to a radiator in another empty white room. What can possibly join these two remote places? Only the shared imagination, a room that these people unwittingly build in common, where they are all about to meet. Adie Klarpol, a skilled but disillusioned artist, comes back to life, revived by the thrill of working with cutting-edge technology. Against the collapse of Cold War empires and the fall of the Berlin Wall, she retreats dangerously into the cyber-realities she has been hired to create. On the other side of the globe, Taimur Martin, an English teacher recovering from a failed love affair, is picked up off the streets in Beirut by Islamic fundamentalists and held in solitary captivity. A mesmerizing fiction that explores the imagination's power to both destroy and save, Plowing the Dark recasts the rules of the novel and stands as Richard Powers's most daring work to date.