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Inclusion and Democracy (Paperback, New Ed): Iris Marion Young Inclusion and Democracy (Paperback, New Ed)
Iris Marion Young
R923 Discovery Miles 9 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the long awaited follow-up to Justice and the Politics of Difference, Iris Marion Young- one of the world's leading political philosophers- makes major and controversial contribution to the debates about democracy in a multicultural society. The book considers the ideals of political inclusion and exclusion and recommends ways of engaging in democratic politics in a more inclusive way. It includes a discussion of class, race and gender bias in democratic processes, and asks whether in an era of greater global interaction, democratic institutions should become more global

Middle India and Urban-Rural Development - Four Decades of Change (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Barbara Harriss-White Middle India and Urban-Rural Development - Four Decades of Change (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Barbara Harriss-White
R3,458 Discovery Miles 34 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Middle India and Rural-Urban Development explores the socio-economic conditions of an 'India' that falls between the cracks of macro-economic analysis, sectoral research and micro-level ethnography. Its focus, the 'middle India' of small towns, is relatively unknown in scholarly terms for good reason: it requires sustained and difficult field research. But it is where most Indians either live or constantly visit in order to buy and sell, arrange marriages and plot politics. Anyone who wants to understand India therefore needs to understand non-metropolitan, provincial, small-town India and its economic life. This book meets this need. From 1973 to the present, Barbara Harriss-White has watched India's development through the lens of an ordinary town in northern Tamil Nadu, Arni. This book provides a pluralist, multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary perspective on Arni and its rural hinterland. It grounds general economic processes in the social specificities of a given place and region. In the process, continuity is juxtaposed with abrupt change. A strong feature of the book is its analysis of how government policies that fail to take into account the realities of small town life in India have unintended and often perverse consequences. In this unique book, Harriss-White brings together ten essays written by herself and her research team on Arni and its surrounding rural areas. They track the changing nature of local business and the workforce; their urban-rural relations, their regulation through civil society organizations and social practices, their relations to the state and to India's accelerating and dynamic growth. That most people live outside the metropolises holds for many other developing countries and makes this book, and the ideas and methods that frame it, highly relevant to a global development audience.

Unhappy Valley. Conflict in Kenya and Africa - Book One: State and Class (Paperback): Bruce Berman, John Lonsdale Unhappy Valley. Conflict in Kenya and Africa - Book One: State and Class (Paperback)
Bruce Berman, John Lonsdale
R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the sister two volumes entitled Unhappy Valley 1 and Unhappy Valley 2, the authors investigate major themes including the conquest origins and subsequent development of the colonial state, the contradictory social forces that articulated African societies to European capitalism, and the creation of new political communities and changing meanings of ethnicity in Africa, in the context of social differentiation and class formation. There is substantial new work on the problems of Mau Mau and of wealth, poverty and civic virtue in Kikuyu political thought. The authors make a fresh contribution to a deeper historical understanding of contemporary Kenyan society and, in particular, of the British and Kikuyu origins of Mau Mau and the emergency of the 1950s. They also highlight some of the shortcomings of ideas about development, explore the limitations of narrowly structuralist Marxist theory of the state, and reflect on the role of history in the future of Africa. North America: Ohio U Press; Kenya: EAEP WINNER OF THE TREVOR REESE MEMORIAL PRIZE 1994

Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince - A Study of the Years 1340-1365 (Paperback, New edition): Stella Mary Newton Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince - A Study of the Years 1340-1365 (Paperback, New edition)
Stella Mary Newton
R524 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R50 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Something of a landmark in the history of dress... the period is notably rich in its documentation and by carefully analysing both the manuscript sources and published accounts [the author] is able to produce an abundantly detailed narrative of the changes in fashion... Tighter clothes outraged moralists, incensed monastic chroniclers and stirred poets... in the last chapter the author discuss[es] the relationship of the garments she has meticulously reconstructed with their possible representations in manuscript illumination, sculpture and painting... Of lasting value... a pioneering book which will be of enduring value to historians of dress and art alike. APOLLO

The evidence for this scholarly and detailed study is drawn in the first instance from documentary sources... contemporary illustrations reinforce the written evidence... The book contains much that is of wider interest than the subject matter suggests: the various mottoes used by Edward III are discussed, and the problem of his expanding waistline is revealed; there are interesting sidelights on the new orders of chivalry. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

1340 to 1363 were years notable for dramatic developments in fashion and for extravagant spending on costume, foreshadowing the later luxury of Richard II's court. Stella Mary Newton's ground-breaking study discusses the costume of the period in quite remarkable detail, drawing on surviving accounts from the royal courts, the evidence of chronicles and poetry (often from unpublished manuscripts), and contemporary paintings. Her exploration of aspects of chivalry, particularly the choice of mottoes and devices worn at tournaments, and of the exchange of gifts of clothingbetween reigning monarchs, offers new insights into the social history of the times, and she has much to say that is crucial to the study of illuminated manuscripts of the fourteenth century.

Introducing Intersectionality (Hardcover): Mary Romero Introducing Intersectionality (Hardcover)
Mary Romero
R1,450 R1,273 Discovery Miles 12 730 Save R177 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How can we hope to understand social inequality without considering race, class, and gender in tandem? How do they interact with other categories such as sexuality, citizenship, and ableism? How does an inclusive analysis of domination and privilege move us closer to solutions touching the lives of diverse populations? In this clearly written book, Mary Romero presents intersectionality as a core facet of the sociological imagination. One-dimensional approaches are no longer acceptable. Instead, we must examine all systems of oppression simultaneously and how they integrate and work with or against each other to shape life experiences. Recognizing the dynamics of patriarchy, capitalism, and white supremacy, Romero shows how social inequality is maintained or minimized in various social settings and everyday sites of interaction. Drawing the theoretical threads together, the book demonstrates intersectional approaches in action in relation to the care crisis and wealth divide, to highlight the different understandings of these issues and their solutions arising from a comprehensive, intersectional examination. Offering an overview of scholarly and activist tradition in the development of intersectionality and how to apply intersectionality as a lens to enrich our understandings of social life, this introductory text will be an invaluable and welcome resource for all students of sociology.

Development and Social Action - Selected Essays from Development in Practice (Paperback, annotated edition): Deborah Eade Development and Social Action - Selected Essays from Development in Practice (Paperback, annotated edition)
Deborah Eade
R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Throughout the world, civil society organisations (including NGOs) are playing an increasingly prominent role in promoting pro-poor policy change both in their own countries and internationally, whether through advocacy or through direct action and popular mobilisation. In the global re-alignment following the end of the Cold War, the challenge is that of moving from mere protest and opposition to constructive forms of enagagement both with the state and with the private sector. This is the sixth thematic collection of papers from the journal Development in Practice, which draws on social action experiences from as far afield as Belgium and Brazil in areas such as new social movements, governance and the state of law, North-South NGO relations and the use of development theatre in working for social and political change.

Blue Jeans - The Art of the Ordinary (Paperback): Daniel Miller, Sophie Woodward Blue Jeans - The Art of the Ordinary (Paperback)
Daniel Miller, Sophie Woodward
R637 R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Save R132 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This fresh and accessible ethnography offers a new vision of how society might cohere, in the face of on-going global displacement, dislocation, and migration. Drawing from intensive fieldwork in a highly diverse North London neighborhood, Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward focus on an everyday item--blue jeans--to learn what one simple article of clothing can tell us about our individual and social lives and challenging, by extension, the foundational anthropological presumption of "the normative." Miller and Woodward argue that blue jeans do not always represent social and cultural difference, from gender and wealth, to style and circumstance. Instead they find that jeans allow individuals to inhabit what the authors term "the ordinary." Miller and Woodward demonstrate that the emphasis on becoming ordinary is important for immigrants and the population of North London more generally, and they call into question foundational principles behind anthropology, sociology and philosophy.

Damaged Identities, Narrative Repair (Paperback): Hilde Lindemann Nelson Damaged Identities, Narrative Repair (Paperback)
Hilde Lindemann Nelson
R543 R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Save R59 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Hilde Lindemann Nelson focuses on the stories of groups of people -- including Gypsies, mothers, nurses, and transsexuals -- whose identities have been defined by those with the power to speak for them and to constrain the scope of their actions. By placing their stories side by side with narratives about the groups in question, Nelson arrives at some important insights regarding the nature of identity.

She regards personal identity as consisting not only of how people view themselves but also of how others view them. These perceptions combine to shape the person's field of action. If a dominant group constructs the identities of certain people through socially shared narratives that mark them as morally subnormal, those who bear the damaged identity cannot exercise their moral agency freely.

Nelson identifies two kinds of damage inflicted on identities by abusive group relations: one kind deprives individuals of important social goods, and the other deprives them of self-respect. To intervene in the production of either kind of damage, Nelson develops the counterstory, a strategy of resistance that allows the identity to be narratively repaired and so restores the person to full membership in the social and moral community. By attending to the power dynamics that constrict agency, Damaged Identities, Narrative Repair augments the narrative approaches of ethicists such as Alasdair MacIntyre, Martha Nussbaum, Richard Rorty, and Charles Taylor.

The Story of Bucks County (Paperback): Ray O'Brien The Story of Bucks County (Paperback)
Ray O'Brien
R584 Discovery Miles 5 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The State Nobility - Elite Schools in the Field of Power (Paperback, New Ed): Pierre Bourdieu The State Nobility - Elite Schools in the Field of Power (Paperback, New Ed)
Pierre Bourdieu
R635 Discovery Miles 6 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this major work, Bourdieu examines the distinctive forms of power - political, intellectual, bureaucratic and economic - by means of which contemporary societies are governed. What kinds of competence are claimed by the bureaucrats and technocrats who administer our societies? And how do those who govern come to gain the recognition of those who are governed by them?

Bourdieu examines in detail the work of consecration which is carried out by the educational system - and especially in France by the grandes "ecoles," The work of consecration can be seen in operation in different historical periods, whenever a nobility is produced. Today the socially recognized groups function according to a logic similar to that which characterized the divisions between high and low in the "ancien regime." Today this state nobility is the heir - structural and sometimes even genealogical - of the "noblesse de "robe which, in order to consolidate its position in relation to other forms of power, had to construct the modern state and the republican myths, meritocracy and civil service which went along with it.

Bourdieu examines the mechanisms which produce the kind of nobility displayed by those who govern, and the recognition granted to them by those who are governed by them.

Farewell to the Working Class - An Essay on Post-Industrial Socialism (Paperback): Andre Gorz Farewell to the Working Class - An Essay on Post-Industrial Socialism (Paperback)
Andre Gorz
R616 Discovery Miles 6 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Andre Gorz argues that changes in the role of the work and labour process in the closing decades of the twentieth century have, once and for all, weakened the power of skilled industrial workers. Their place has been taken, says Gorz, by social movements such as the women's movement and the green movement, and all those who refuse to accept the work ethic so fundamental to early capitalist societies. Provocative and heretical, Farewell to the Working Class is a classic study of labour and unemployment in the post-industrial world.

Diversity and Inclusion - A Research Proposal Framework (Paperback): Hamid H Kazeroony, Yvonne Duplessis Diversity and Inclusion - A Research Proposal Framework (Paperback)
Hamid H Kazeroony, Yvonne Duplessis
R876 Discovery Miles 8 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Aimed at assisting doctoral candidates and early-career researchers and their supervisors globally, this book is the first of its type to address the challenges faced by students when proposing new programs of research in the disciplines of gender, race, identity, indigeneity, and diversity within management and business. The problems researchers face derive from a lack of familiarity with the needed alignment of the methodology, conceptual framework, and the nature of epistemologies used in creating a coherent proposal. This results in project delays and unnecessary time in review as doctoral students and committees attempt to provide the required alignment. Essential reading for students and faculty engaged in these fields of study, the book provides a practical guide on how to navigate through these challenges and to arrive at a workable proposal that meets the requirements of the academy. To assist doctoral students in conducting their research, the book provides narratives that illustrate the complexities of researching gender, race, identity, indigeneity, and diversity in broad terms. It explains the importance of such research in creating positive social change and helping students identify the appropriate conceptual framework, align the problem statement with a purpose, construct the research question and the nature of the study, and identify the correct method to conduct the research. An essential guide for students and doctoral researchers, this book explains the dominant and marginalized epistemological orientations to acquaint doctoral researchers with the effects of their selections on the outcomes of their research. It provides guidance as to the appropriateness of quantitative or qualitative methods based on the selected epistemology and the problem statement.

Greek Island Cosmos - Kinship and Community in Meganisi (Hardcover): Roger Just Greek Island Cosmos - Kinship and Community in Meganisi (Hardcover)
Roger Just
R1,277 R1,170 Discovery Miles 11 700 Save R107 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Meganisi is one of the smallest and most remote of the Greek Ionian islands. From another point of view, it is the centre of the world, and its sailors travel literally from China to Peru while its migrants maintain familial connections from Johannesburg to Montreal. The villages of Meganisi are tightly-knit communities and this detailed ethnographic study explores the basis on which the islanders' solidarity and sense of identity are constructed and reconstructed despite population mobility and economic change: the values, sentiments and structures of kinship and family. Series Editors: Wendy James & N.J. Allen

The Established and the Outsiders (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Norbert Elias, John L. Scotson The Established and the Outsiders (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Norbert Elias, John L. Scotson
R1,378 Discovery Miles 13 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Established and the Outsiders is a classic text from two major figures in the world of sociology. Developing a series of theoretical concepts essential to the understanding of such sociological configurations as ethnic and gender relations, Norbert Elias and John L. Scotson analyze the effects and experiences of those within--and without--the boundaries of traditional society. Through the evaluation of community, the authors apply microcosmic study to macrocosmic philosophy and planning; mutual identification and functional democratization are among the topics discussed in this context. Offering its first English language introduction, the second edition of this enduring work remains requisite reading for students and scholars of social theory, sociology, and anthropology.

Reading Shaver's Creek - Ecological Reflections from an Appalachian Forest (Paperback): Ian Marshall Reading Shaver's Creek - Ecological Reflections from an Appalachian Forest (Paperback)
Ian Marshall
R411 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R31 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What does it mean to know a place? What might we learn about the world by returning to the same place year after year? What would a long-term record of such visits tell us about change and permanence and our place in the natural world? This collection explores these and related questions through a series of reflective essays and poems on Pennsylvania's Shaver's Creek landscape from the past decade. Collected as part of The Ecological Reflections Project-a century-long effort to observe and document changes to the natural world in the central Pennsylvanian portion of the Appalachian Forest-these pieces show how knowledge of a place comes from the information and perceptions we gather from different perspectives over time. They include Marcia Bonta's keen observations about how humans knowingly and unknowingly affect the landscape; Scott Weidensaul's view of the forest as a battlefield; and Katie Fallon describing the sounds of human and nonhuman life along a trail. Together, these selections create a place-based portrait of a vivid ecosystem during the first decade of the twenty-first century. Featuring contributions by nationally known nature writers and local experts, Reading Shaver's Creek is a unique, complex depiction of the central Pennsylvania landscape and its ecology. We know the land and creatures of places such as Shaver's Creek are bound to change throughout the century. This book is the first step to documenting how. In addition to the editor, contributors to this volume are Marcia Bonta, Michael P. Branch, Todd Davis, Katie Fallon, David Gessner, Hannah Inglesby, John Lane, Carolyn Mahan, Jacy Marshall-McKelvey, Steven Rubin, David Taylor, Julianne Lutz Warren, and Scott Weidensaul.

Negotiating Gender and Diversity in an Emergent European Public Sphere (Hardcover): B. Siim, M. Mokre Negotiating Gender and Diversity in an Emergent European Public Sphere (Hardcover)
B. Siim, M. Mokre
R2,325 Discovery Miles 23 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book analyses intersections between gender and diversity through cross-national studies of European public spheres. It explores key questions like to what extent female citizens and migrant/minority groups are included/ excluded in European public spheres and how they contribute to these emerging spheres. Reflections about European equality and diversity issues are based on new research from a large-scale EU project. The theoretical part poses questions of ethno-national diversity and gender from the European context and applies an intersectionality approach to research about the European public spheres. The empirical part contains cross-country and regional case studies comparing the attitudes of collective actors (political parties, NGOs, media) towards gender and ethno-national diversity.

Psychosocial Imaginaries - Perspectives on Temporality, Subjectivities and Activism (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Stephen Frosh Psychosocial Imaginaries - Perspectives on Temporality, Subjectivities and Activism (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Stephen Frosh
R1,943 Discovery Miles 19 430 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Psychosocial studies challenges the traditions of psychology and sociology from a genuinely transdisciplinary perspective. The book reflects this agenda in its varied theoretical and empirical strands, producing a newly contextualised and restless body of understanding of how 'psychic' and 'social' processes intertwine.

Places of Their Own - African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century (Paperback, New edition): Andrew Wiese Places of Their Own - African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century (Paperback, New edition)
Andrew Wiese
R791 Discovery Miles 7 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

On Melbenan Drive just west of Atlanta, sunlight falls onto a long row of well-kept lawns. Two dozen homes line the street; behind them wooden decks and living-room windows open onto vast woodland properties. Residents returning from their jobs steer SUVs into long driveways and emerge from their automobiles. They walk to the front doors of their houses past sculptured bushes and flowers in bloom.
For most people, this cozy image of suburbia does not immediately evoke images of African Americans. But as this pioneering work demonstrates, the suburbs have provided a home to black residents in increasing numbers for the past hundred years--in the last two decades alone, the numbers have nearly doubled to just under twelve million. "Places of Their Own" begins a hundred years ago, painting an austere portrait of the conditions that early black residents found in isolated, poor suburbs. Andrew Wiese insists, however, that they moved there by choice, withstanding racism and poverty through efforts to shape the landscape to their own needs. Turning then to the 1950s, Wiese illuminates key differences between black suburbanization in the North and South. He considers how African Americans in the South bargained for separate areas where they could develop their own neighborhoods, while many of their northern counterparts transgressed racial boundaries, settling in historically white communities. Ultimately, Wiese explores how the civil rights movement emboldened black families to purchase homes in the suburbs with increased vigor, and how the passage of civil rights legislation helped pave the way for today's black middle class.
Tracing the precise contours of black migration to thesuburbs over the course of the whole last century and across the entire United States, "Places of Their Own" will be a foundational book for anyone interested in the African American experience or the role of race and class in the making of America's suburbs.

Vulnerable Groups in Malaysia (Paperback): Thaatchaayini Kananatu, Sharon G. M. Koh Vulnerable Groups in Malaysia (Paperback)
Thaatchaayini Kananatu, Sharon G. M. Koh
R1,482 R1,335 Discovery Miles 13 350 Save R147 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Vulnerability is a term that can be studied from different dimensions - the social, legal, economic and political. This book explores these dimensions and captures the vulnerabilities of particular groups in Malaysia - the transgenders, women, children, aboriginal and indigenous people, the rural fisherfolk, the stateless and the economically disempowered. Mirroring the spectrum of "vulnerable groups" defined by the United Nations Global Compact in the 2016 Sustainable Development Goals Report, this book highlights the unique features that portray vulnerabilities - including gender, age, indigeneity, socioeconomic status and ethnicity. The case studies of vulnerable groups in Malaysia - a multicultural, diverse plural Asian state - would be appreciated by both undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics, researchers and policy-makers, keen in Asian Studies and vulnerabilities.

Destructive Desires - Rhythm and Blues Culture and the Politics of Racial Equality (Paperback): Robert J. Patterson Destructive Desires - Rhythm and Blues Culture and the Politics of Racial Equality (Paperback)
Robert J. Patterson
R691 R622 Discovery Miles 6 220 Save R69 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Death of Nature - Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution (Standard format, CD): Carolyn Merchant The Death of Nature - Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution (Standard format, CD)
Carolyn Merchant; Read by Juliet Jones
R779 R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Save R223 (29%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Organizational Misbehaviour (Paperback): Stephen Ackroyd, Paul Thompson Organizational Misbehaviour (Paperback)
Stephen Ackroyd, Paul Thompson
R1,289 Discovery Miles 12 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

'[A] textbook specifically aimed at organizational misbehaviour. ...it certainly fills a gap... containing a large survey of academic literature on the subject. The book is good: it brings to light subjects which are too often negleced, and it provides an understanding of phenomena which are so common in organizations, but at the same time so vague and incomprehensible' Organization Studies

From `soldiering' and absenteeism to humour in organizations and the emergence politics of sexuality, this book explores the latest forms of organizational subversion and offers fresh insights of the underlying dynamics of management and organizational processes.

The book opens with a critique of orthodox organizational analysis and maps out the wide terrain across which organizational `misbehaviour' occurs. The authors go on to examine the interconnections between identity formation, the pursuit of autonomy and organizational misbehaviour, and explore how clearly the tendency to misbehave is deeply embedded in organizational life.

Community - Seeking Safety in an Insecure World (Paperback): Zygmunt Bauman Community - Seeking Safety in an Insecure World (Paperback)
Zygmunt Bauman
R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Community' is one of those words that feels good: it is good 'to have a community', 'to be in a community'. And 'community' feels good because of the meanings which the word conveys, all of them promising pleasures, and more often than not the kind of pleasures which we would like to experience but seem to miss.


'Community' conveys the image of a warm and comfortable place, like a fireplace at which we warm our hands on a frosty day. Out there, in the street, all sorts of dangers lie in ambush; in here, in the community, we can relax and feel safe. 'Community' stands for the kind of world which we long to inhabit but which is not, regrettably, available to us. Today 'community' is another name for paradise lost - but for a paradise which we still hope to find, as we feverishly search for the roads that may lead us there.


But there is a price to be paid for the privilege of being in a community. Community promises security but seems to deprive us of freedom, of the right to be ourselves. Security and freedom are two equally precious and coveted values which could be balanced to some degree, but hardly ever fully reconciled. The tension between security and freedom, and between community and individuality, is unlikely ever to be resolved. We cannot escape the dilemma but we can take stock of the opportunities and the dangers, and at least try to avoid repeating past errors.


In this important new book, Zygmunt Bauman takes stock of these opportunities and dangers and, in his distinctive and brilliant fashion, offers a much-needed reappraisal of a concept that has become central to current debates about the nature and future of our societies.

Invisible People - Stories of Lives at the Margins (Hardcover): Alex Tizon, Sam Howe Verhovek Invisible People - Stories of Lives at the Margins (Hardcover)
Alex Tizon, Sam Howe Verhovek
R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Somewhere in the tangle of the subject's burden and the subject's desire is your story."-Alex Tizon Every human being has an epic story. The late Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alex Tizon told the epic stories of marginalized people-from lonely immigrants struggling to forge a new American identity to a high school custodian who penned a New Yorker short story. Edited by Tizon's friend and former colleague Sam Howe Verhovek, Invisible People collects the best of Tizon's rich, empathetic accounts-including "My Family's Slave," the Atlantic magazine cover story about the woman who raised him and his siblings under conditions that amounted to indentured servitude.Mining his Filipino American background, Tizon tells the stories of immigrants from Cambodia and Laos. He gives a fascinating account of the Beltway sniper and insightful profiles of Surfers for Jesus and a man who tracks UFOs. His articles-many originally published in the Seattle Times and the Los Angeles Times-are brimming with enlightening details about people who existed outside the mainstream's field of vision. In their introductions to Tizon's pieces, New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet, Atlantic magazine editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg, Pulitzer Prize winners Kim Murphy and Jacqui Banaszynski, and others salute Tizon's respect for his subjects and the beauty and brilliance of his writing. Invisible People is a loving tribute to a journalist whose search for his own identity prompted him to chronicle the lives of others.

Emotions, Language and Identity on the Margins of Europe (Hardcover): K. Giorgi Emotions, Language and Identity on the Margins of Europe (Hardcover)
K. Giorgi
R2,325 Discovery Miles 23 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When a word describing an emotion is said to be untranslatable, is that emotion untranslatable also? This unique study focuses on three word-concepts on the periphery of Europe, providing a wide-ranging survey of national identity and cultural essentialism, nostalgia, melancholy and fatalism, the production of memory and the politics of hope.

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