The Poetics of Military Occupation

Author: Smadar Lavie
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520075528
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Business & Economics

"Smadar Lavie, in creating this beautiful book, has accomplished something wonderful. An Iraeli Jew, she sojourned among the Mzeina Bedouin with an open heart and comprehending spirit . . . [and] deeply engaged their way of life and their oral literature."--Maxime Rodinson, Directeur d'Etudes, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes "Speaking about a region where conflict, for all involved, has deepened divisions, separating 'us' from 'them, ' Smadar Lavie courageously seeks out the paradoxes and ambiguities in everyday life."--Renato Rosaldo, Stanford University

Der Krieg der Enzyklop disten

Author: Christopher Gerald Robinson
Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 9783827078971
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre: Fiction

Independence Day in Seattle. In dieser lauen Sommernacht geben die Freunde Mickey und Halifax alias die Enzyklopädisten ihre ultimative als Kunst-Happening getarnte Party. Das Motto ist Verschwörung, und während Mickey als Mondfahrer am Capitol Hill die Gäste begrüßt, werden Hal und seine als sexy Bin Laden verkleidete Freundin am anderen Ende der Stadt gerade von der Polizei festgehalten. Noch weiß Hal nicht, dass er, anders als geplant, allein weiterstudieren wird, denn Mickey wurde mit seiner Einheit nach Bagdad abkommandiert. Er muss in den Krieg. Halifax Problem ist im Vergleich fast lächerlich. Soll er seine exzentrische Freundin Mani ausgerechnet jetzt, wo sie ihn am dringendsten braucht, verlassen? Es beginnt ein Jahr, das nicht nur für diese drei Freunde alles verändern wird... »Entlarvend! ... Noch keiner hat sich so prägnant auf die Wahl einer Gesellschaft zwischen Kriegsdienst und Kaufrausch konzentriert ...« Esquire

Everyday Occupations

Author: Kamala Visweswaran
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812244878
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Genre: History

Everyday Occupations engages visual culture and the ethnography of space, satire and parody, poetry and political critique to examine militarization as it is wielded as a cultural and political tool, and as it is experienced as a material form of violence and symbolic domination.

Military Occupation Under the Eyes of the Lord

Author: Holger Berg
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783525564554
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Religion

Did past wars provoke religious change? Holger Berg explores this question through the case of Erfurt during the Thirty Years War. Based on the rich local sources he examines the conflicting theses on the rise or fall of established religious teachings. Sermons and devotionals document the preachers' attitudes while chronicles attest to lay beliefs. This broadened perspective provides a nuanced view on church history and historical anthropology. It offers extraordinary insights into the connection between faith, suffering, and war experiences.

Kaputt

Author: Curzio Malaparte
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:1035914938
Release Date: 1958
Genre:


Producing Spoilers

Author: Joyce Dalsheim
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199387236
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre: Political Science

Supporters of Hamas and radical religious Israeli settlers seem to serve one purpose in the international peace process: to provide an excuse for its failure. High-level diplomatic negotiators and grassroots peace activists alike blame religious extremists for acting as "spoilers" of rational negotiation, and have often attempted to neutralize, co-opt, or marginalize them. In Producing Spoilers, Joyce Dalsheim explores the problem of stalled peacemaking by viewing spoilers not as the cause, but as a symptom of systemic malfunctions within the concept of the nation-state itself, and the secular constructs of historicism that support it. She argues that spoilers are generated as internal enemies in the course of conflict and used to explain why processes of peace and reconciliation fail. In other words, peacemaking efforts can work to produce enmity. Focusing on the case of Israel and Palestine, Dalsheim shows how processes of conflict resolution, diplomacy, dialogue, education, and social theorizing about liberation, peace, and social justice actually participate in constructing enemies, thus limiting the options for peaceful outcomes. Dalsheim examines the work of politicians and diplomats as well as scholars and grass-roots level peacemakers, drawing on her research and her own experience as an activist for peace. She identifies a number of common techniques and assumptions that help to produce spoilers, among them the constraints of the narrative form and how storytelling is employed in conflict resolution, and the idea of anachronism, which prevents theorists and activists from seeing creative possibilities for peaceful coexistence. Dalsheim also looks at the limits of territorial solutions and the consequences of nationalism-the context in which spoilers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are produced. She contrasts that nationalism with current theorizing on flexible citizenship and diasporic identity. The book culminates by moving beyond national enmity and outside conventional peacemaking to clear a space in which to think about alternative forms of negotiation, exchange, community, and coexistence.

Aus den Ruinen des Empires

Author: Pankaj Mishra
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104027463
Release Date: 2013-10-23
Genre: History

Asiens Antwort auf den westlichen Imperialismus: »Provokant, beschämend und überzeugend« The Times Nachdem die letzten Erben des Mogul-Reiches getötet und der Sommerpalast in Peking zerstört war, schien die asiatische Welt vom Westen besiegt. Erstmals erzählt der Essayist und Schriftsteller Pankaj Mishra, wie in dieser Situation Intellektuelle in Indien, China und Afghanistan eine Fülle an Ideen entwickelten, die zur Grundlage für ein neues Asien wurden. Sie waren es, die Mao und Gandhi inspirierten und neue Strömungen des Islam anregten. Von hier aus nahmen die verschiedenen Länder ihren jeweiligen Weg in die Moderne. Unterhaltsam und eindringlich schildert Pankaj Mishra die Entstehung des antikolonialen Denkens und seine Folgen. Ein Buch, das einen völlig neuen Blick auf die Geschichte der Welt bietet und den Schlüssel liefert, um das heutige Asien zu verstehen. »Brillant. Mishra spiegelt den tradierten westlichen Blick auf Asien zurück. Moderne Geschichte, wie sie die Mehrheit der Weltbevölkerung erfahren hat - von der Türkei bis China. Großartig.« Orhan Pamuk »Lebendig ... fesselnd ... ›Aus den Ruinen des Empires‹ hat die Kraft, nicht nur zu belehren, sondern zu schockieren.« Mark Mazower, Financial Times

Cultural Studies

Author: Lawrence Grossberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134759408
Release Date: 2005-06-27
Genre: Art

An international journal committed to exploring the relationships between cultural practices and everyday life, economic relations, the material world, the State, and historical forces and contexts. It seeks to foster more open analytic, critical and political conversations by encouraging people to push the dialogue into fresh, uncharted territory. It also aims to intervene in the process by which the existing techniques, institutions and structures of power are reproduced, resisted and transformed.

Manhattan Beach

Author: Jennifer Egan
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104906614
Release Date: 2018-08-29
Genre: Fiction

Tauchen Sie ein in das vibrierende New York der 30er und 40er Jahre, folgen Sie einer unvergesslichen Heldin in eine Zeit, in der alles auf dem Spiel steht. New York – von der Marinewerft in Brooklyn zu den schillernden Nachtclubs in Manhattan, von den Villen auf Long Island zu den Absteigen in der Bronx. 1942 sind die Männer an der Front, die Frauen stehen in der Fabrik. Aber Anna möchte ein besseres Leben. Seitdem der Vater verschwunden ist, sorgt sie für ihre Mutter und die pflegebedürftige Schwester. Während Anna den Vater nicht vergessen kann, verfolgt sie bestimmt ihren großen Traum: Unter die gigantischen Kriegsschiffe an den Docks möchte sie tauchen, um sie zu reparieren. Ein Beruf zu gefährlich für eine Frau – genauso wie die New Yorker Unterwelt, in der sich die Spur ihres Vaters verlor. Der Pulitzer-Preisträgerin und New York Times-Bestsellerautorin Jennifer Egan ist ein Meisterwerk mit erzählerischem Sog, mitreißender Atmosphäre und unvergesslichen Figuren gelungen – ein großes Zeitpanorama!

Poetics of Love in the Arabic Novel

Author: Wen-chin Ouyang
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748655076
Release Date: 2012-06-20
Genre: Literary Criticism

Considers the Arabic novel within the triangle of the nation-state, modernity and tradition.The novel is now a major genre in the Arabic literary field; this book explores the development of the novel, especially the ways in which the genre engages with a

High Frontiers

Author: Kenneth Michael Bauer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231509022
Release Date: 2004-04-07
Genre: Science

Dolpo is a culturally Tibetan enclave in one of Nepal's most remote regions. The Dolpo-pa, or people of Dolpo, share language, religious and cultural practices, history, and a way of life. Agro-pastoralists who live in some of the highest villages in the world, the Dolpo-pa wrest survival from this inhospitable landscape through a creative combination of farming, animal husbandry, and trade. High Frontiers is an ethnography and ecological history of Dolpo tracing the dramatic transformations in the region's socioeconomic patterns. Once these traders passed freely between Tibet and Nepal with their caravans of yak to exchange salt and grains; they relied on winter pastures in Tibet to maintain their herds. After 1959, China assumed full control over Tibet and the border was closed, restricting livestock migrations and sharply curtailing trade. At the same time, increasing supplies of Indian salt reduced the value of Tibetan salt, undermining Dolpo's economic niche. Dolpo's agro-pastoralists were forced to reinvent their lives by changing their migration patterns, adopting new economic partnerships, and adapting to external agents of change. The region has been transformed as a result of the creation of Nepal's largest national park, the making of Himalaya, a major motion picture filmed on location, the increasing presence of nongovernmental organizations, and a booming trade in medicinal products. High Frontiers examines these transformations at the local level and speculates on the future of pastoralism in this region and across the Himalayas.

Die irre Heldentour des Billy Lynn

Author: Ben Fountain
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423420556
Release Date: 2013-10-24
Genre: Fiction

»Mit Billy haben wir den Helden für unsere Zeit gefunden.« The Independent Kein Geringerer als der dreifach oscargekrönte Regisseur Ang Lee (›Life of Pi: Schiffbruch mit Tiger‹, ›Brokeback Mountain‹, ›Tiger and Dragon‹) hat diesen so groteskrealistischen wie politischen Bestseller von Ben Fountain mit den Stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin und Joe Alwin grandios verfi lmt. Halb Groteske, halb Realsatire ist dieser Roman ein Bravourstück über die Dynamik von Kriegs- und Medieneinsätzen, die mitreißende Story eines jungen Soldaten: manipuliert und vom eigenen Land als Held missbraucht, Opfer eigener falscher Ideale und Getriebener, der voller Sehnsucht und auf der Suche nach sich selbst ist.

Wrapped in the Flag of Israel

Author: Smadar Lavie
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9781496207500
Release Date: 2018-07
Genre: POLITICAL SCIENCE

In Wrapped in the Flag of Israel, Smadar Lavie analyzes the racial and gender justice protest movements in the State of Israel from the 2003 Single Mothers’ March to the 2014 New Black Panthers and explores the relationships between these movements, violence in Gaza, and the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran. Lavie equates bureaucratic entanglements with pain—and, arguably, torture—in examining a state that engenders love and loyalty among its non-European Jewish women citizens while simultaneously inflicting pain on them. Weaving together memoir, auto-ethnography, political analysis, and cultural critique, Wrapped in the Flag of Israel presents a model of bureaucracy as divine cosmology that is both lyrical and provocative. Lavie’s focus on the often-minimized Mizraḥi population juxtaposed with the state’s monolithic culture suggests that Israeli bureaucracy is based on a theological notion that inserts the categories of religion, gender, and race into the foundation of citizenship. In this revised and updated edition Lavie connects intra-Jewish racial and gendered dynamics to the 2014 Gaza War, providing an extensive afterword that focuses on the developments in Mizraḥi feminist politics and culture between 2014 and 2016 and its relation to Palestinians.

Politics of Nostalgia in the Arabic Novel

Author: Wen-chin Ouyang
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748655724
Release Date: 2013-01-31
Genre: Literary Criticism

Explores the work of novelists including Naguib Mahfouz, 'Abd al-Khaliq al-Rikabi, Jamal al-Ghitani, Ben Salem Himmich, Ali Mubarak, Adonis, Mahmoud Darwish and Nizar Qabbani to show how the development of the Arabic novel has created a politics of nostal